Register with SecureVolunteer

  • Berkeley County Schools uses SecureVolunteer to process background checks for volunteers. SecureVolunteer is a completely web-based/paperless system. You will receive e-mails from when you submit your information to SecureVolunteer and when your background check is complete. Thank you for volunteering for Berkeley County Schools.

    The background processing fee for the Secure Volunteer Background check is $22.45.

Procedures for Volunteers & Chaperones

  • School district procedure requires that individuals serving as chaperones for all overnight field trips and some daytime activities must have Level 1 approval, which requires a criminal background screening. To apply for Level 1 approval, volunteers must first apply online via Berkeley County Schools’ volunteer registration system (Secure Volunteer).

    Registrations are processed in 3-5 days, sometimes longer at the beginning of the school year and then must be submitted to the Berkeley County Board of Education for approval. Once approved, the volunteer’s name will appear on the Level 1 Approved Volunteer list at the school(s) for which they registered.

Requirements & Responsibilities of Volunteers

  • Level I Volunteers

    Approved Level 1 Volunteers can have direct authority over students on field trips, sports trips, etc.

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  • Level II Volunteers

    Level 2 Volunteers will be those who haven’t had the background check, but can still participate as a chaperone as long as an Approved Level 1 Chaperone or teacher/coach is assigned to the same group.

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  • We require our volunteers to be background screened. Start your screening today!