Volunteering at School
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Camas School District. Our amazing staff is always looking for ways to enrich young minds and hearts, and the community is one of our best resources! To volunteer at any CSD school, you must first submit a Volunteer Application. An approved application is good for two years.
If you have previously applied online for a job or to volunteer with CSD, you will use the same email address and password to log in to renew your volunteer application or check your status. If you are new to the online volunteer/job application system, you will need to first create an account. The application will ask you to sign up for what you are interested in doing as a volunteer and upload proof of a valid driver’s license or passport and your COVID vaccination documents. Please be sure to answer all the questions and click “Save” at the bottom of each page. Green check marks indicate that you have successfully answered and/or uploaded your documents, and your application will read “Complete” when you have done so properly. We look forward to seeing you soon!
There are many ways to get involved at your child’s school. Speak with your child’s teacher about how you can support the classroom. Chances are there are several ways to participate through direct student involvement or by prepping supplies, either in the workroom or at home. Keep in mind that as your child progresses through school, generally, less parent involvement is needed.
For more information about pitching in, see our Volunteer and Visitors Brochure.
Another great way to get involved is through parent groups at your school. At the elementary and middle school levels, these organizations are Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) or Parent-Teacher Organizations (PTOs), and at the high school level, groups range from “booster” clubs that enhance an existing student group or team, to task-oriented forces focused on a specific event, such as the Camas High School All-Night Party. Whatever the group, the goal of these parents, guardians, and community members is the same: to assist students, staff, and schools in delivering exceptional educational experiences and making memories that last a lifetime.
For more information about parent groups, visit your school’s website or inquire at the front office.
Citizens Advisory Council (CAC)
Each fall, Camas School District seeks volunteers to serve on its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC consists of 18–25 school district patrons who advise school administrators and board members on a variety of issues. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month during the school year from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Each committee member’s term lasts three years and may include participation in subcommittees for a specific area, such as Technology or Health & Nutrition.
Applications for appointments to the CAC are made online at this link. The application window opens in mid-September. Applications are due by September 30, 2022. Recommendations for appointment will be forwarded to the school board for appointment at an October board meeting.
CAC meetings are open to the public. All Camas patrons are invited to attend.
Thanks to the willingness of several partnerships with local businesses, our high school students have the opportunity to learn in workplace environments through hands-on experiences that test their knowledge and strengthen their skills.
We are always looking for ways to make connections with these tremendous community partners and welcome your ideas for extending workplace learning to Camas students. To find out more about becoming an internship partner, please contact Derek Jaques at Derek.Jaques@camas.wednet.edu or 360-335-3000 ext. 77154.