Volunteer Information

How do I become a volunteer?


Important Information for

Parents and Community Volunteers, Chaperones & Mentors


Parent volunteers and chaperones provide a valuable resource and result in positive experiences for students, families, and schools. Together we work to increase the academic performance and experiences for all of our students.


Would you like to become a parent volunteer or chaperone in the schools? You simply need to attend one of the multiple trainings held each month that are listed on the Parent Involvement Calendar (dcboe.com/forparents). Please feel free to contact Cheryl Guy at cguy@dcboe.com or 229-243-6847 if you have questions or need additional information.



All parents, guardians, grandparents, caretakers or volunteers who are responsible for "the care, supervision, guidance or control of" or have "routine interaction" with anyone under the age of 18 must complete the following requirements by the Decatur County Board of Education. 



The initial Parent/Volunteer Training Session will last approximately 45 minutes and will be held at the district Parent Resource Center at 507 Martin Street, located inside the Decatur County Support Center on the following dates:


Training Dates for First Semester 


  August 12, 2016  9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  August 25, 2016  9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  August 30, 2016  9 a.m. and 5 p.m.


  September 12, 2016  9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

September 26, 2016 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.


October 10, 2016    9 a.m.  and 5 p.m.

October 24, 2016    9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 


November 7, 2016   9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

November 14, 2016  9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 


December 5, 2016  9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

December 12, 2016  9 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Training Dates for Second Semester


January 9, 2017  9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

January 23, 2017  9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

January 30, 2017  9 a.m. and 5 p.m.


February 6, 2017  9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

February 27, 2017  9 a.m. and 5 p.m.


March 6, 2017  9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

March 20, 2017  9 a.m. and 5 p.m.


April 10, 2017  9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

April 24, 2017  9 p.m. and 5 p.m.




*Included in the initial 45 minute session:


*A criminial background check form will be completed 

*Please bring a photo ID or state issued identification card for id verification


*Ethics, Mandated Reporting, and other volunteer information will be covered


*Acknowledgment of annual parent/volunteer training re-certification requirements effective in the 2016-2017 school year



Parent and Community Volunteers, who were trained prior to the 2015-2016 school year, must complete some requirements on an annual basis in order to continue volunteering in the Decatur County School System. For annual recertification requirements, please see the Annual Volunteer Training Requirements Tab.