Volunteer process

Step 1

Fill out an application!

Anyone planning to volunteer at an SR3 Campus or attend a field trip should fill out the application below. Bonus: This helps us keep track of who's planning to attend.

SR3 Volunteer/ Chaperone Application: https://forms.gle/FniD6s8yYzU4MKh5A

Step 2

Get a background check!

In the State of MO, background check information can not be shared between entities, so even if you’ve had one for work, you’ll have to have another check just for SR3.

Please note:

  • We can not use the background check from your employer (unless SR3, Durham Bus Company, or Penmac employ you)

  • Thanks to the Rap-Back program, background checks are good for multiple years

  • Our DESE district volunteer code is 0069. (You will need this when you get fingerprinted) 

Find a location & Schedule your fingerprint appointment HERE

Be sure you are registering for DIGITAL FINGERPRINTS.

Step 3

Call your building secretary for confirmation.

Background checks can take 7 to 10 business days to process, so please wait 2 weeks before calling to check on your status.

If you are planning to attend a field trip, it's a good idea to let your child's teacher know that you've completed your background check, too, so they can help watch for your approval.

Parents, Guardians, and Supporters of the Savannah R3 School District ~

School volunteers are an integral part of the success of students and staff at Savannah R3 Schools by serving in ways such as reading with students, assisting teachers, our PRIDE Parent programs, tutoring, or chaperoning students on field trips. We encourage anyone interested in supporting the Savannah R3 Schools to get involved and volunteer.

Missouri law requires those who volunteer with the district and will potentially be spending one-on-one time with students to acquire a criminal background check at the expense of the volunteer. The background check is performed by both the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). After pre-registration, all Missouri-based applicants must visit one of the IdentoGo® office locations for fingerprinting (see the “Search For Fingerprint Locations Near You” link at www.machs.mo.gov).

Anyone wishing to volunteer with Savannah R3 Schools is required to fill out a Volunteer Application Form. Applications can be found in your school’s main office or our District Website, www.savannahr3.com.

Anyone wishing to attend a field trip must fill out an application and obtain a background check

Volunteers with Savannah R3 Schools can be broken down into two categories:

Category 1

A Category 1 volunteer is allowed regular and frequent contact with students, can work unsupervised or one-on-one with students, or can serve in a supervisory role. A criminal background check is required at the cost of the volunteer.

Anyone attending a school field trip must fill out a volunteer/chaperone form and obtain a background check.

Category 2

A Category 2 volunteer serves occasionally and does not have supervisory or one-on-one contact with students. A category 2 volunteer serves under the supervision of a Savannah R3 staff member. A criminal background check is waived, but administrative approval is needed. 

Category 1 Volunteers may include but are not limited to:

Category 2 Volunteers may include but are not limited to:

Coach or Sponsor
Reading Mentor

Field Trip Attendee

Lunch Buddy
In-class Reading Mentor
Classroom Parent

Library Support
School Hospitality Events