Adult Volunteer


Experience the joy of volunteering!

Brainerd Public School District is so appreciative of all the 1200+ people who volunteer across the district each year. In the interest of maintaining a safe environment for all our students and staff, every volunteer must complete the Volunteer Application Form and Volunteer Guidelines annually.  These forms are to protect our students and staff as well as volunteers.

All volunteers will be subject to a basic background screening, through the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (MN BCA) or local law enforcement agencies.  Volunteers may need to also complete a full criminal history background check (through the MN BCA) depending on the volunteer activity (volunteer coaching, overnight field trips/retreats). The cost of the full criminal history background check is $15.00, made payable to the MN BCA.  This $15.00 fee needs to be paid by the volunteer. By state statute, the District can not pay for criminal history searches.

Please note that in the event that a background screening finds criminal convictions, the guidelines established in MN Statute 245C.15 Disqualifying Crimes and Conduct will be used to determine whether the applicant may volunteer in our schools. Applicants with convictions not covered by the above statute, more recent than 10 year, and having to do with minors are subject to additional scrutiny. 

Our goal with this volunteer process is to be consistent and:

  • account for all volunteers in each of our school buildings,
  • accurately record all volunteer work hours, and
  • maintain a safe and healthy environment in the school district.

Volunteers play a valuable role in our schools. Our students and staff benefit greatly by volunteers sharing their time and talents.  

Thank you for your time and dedication to Brainerd Public Schools! 

Wondering what we need from you? Check below!

Volunteer Assignment  Completed Volunteer Application Completed Volunteer Guidelines Sign in/ out & wear name badge Full Criminal History Search (Requires $15 fee to MN BCA)
Staff Supervised volunteer with student or group (classroom volunteer, field trip chaperone, book fair)
 X X X  
Staff Supervised volunteer onsite for one time special event (guest speaker, ticket taker)      X  
Volunteer Supervised Activities overnight field trips, retreats  X  X  X  X
Volunteer Coach extra- or co-curricular or academic coach for a group, team or club  X  X  X  X


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