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* Registrations for the Volunteer Program are now closed for the 2015-2016 school year*

Please check back by the end of August 2016 for the new registration forms as well as the new orientation dates so that you can register to volunteer for the 2016-2017 school year!

Thank you for all of your time and efforts that you have given to the Gorham School Department!
Please read through this process BEFORE you fill out the registration forms.

We look forward to working with you!

The process for becoming a volunteer for the Gorham School Department is as follows:
1. Registration - Registration is completed each school year online at the GMS website. It is preferable that you register at the end of August or the start of September to ensure that the background check has time to process. An email contact is appreciated. Please do not wait until the last 2 months of school to register as I can not guarantee that it will be processed.
2.  Background check -  The background check needs to be done every school year.
3.  Volunteer orientation -  Have you attended the one-time volunteer orientation in the past?  If the answer is yes, then you are only responsible for completing the online registration.  If the answer is no, please check this website for an orientation date/time that will work for you.  Volunteer orientations last about 25 minutes.

4. Questions? - Please feel free to email me with questions at mcgouldrick@gorhamschools.org.

5. Canceled orientation due to weather -  A volunteer orientation will be canceled if all Gorham School events are canceled due to weather.  Example:  if there is a scheduled evening orientation and Gorham Adult Education and Gorham School Dept. cancels classes for that day, afternoon, or evening then the volunteer orientation that is scheduled for that day will also be canceled.  Please check below for updates on evening orientations.

Thank you!!!
The Volunteer orientations for the 2015-16 school
year have now been completed!

Volunteer Orientation Dates For Those who Have Not Attended One
in The Past 2015-16 School Year

Wednesday, September 9th at Narragansett School -  9:15 am -  completed
Thursday, September 10th at Great Falls School -  9:00 am -  completed
Monday, September 14th at Village School -  9:15 am -  completed

Wednesday, October 21st at GMS cafeteria -  6:30 pm - completed
Tuesday, November 17th at GMS library -  6:30 pm - completed
Wednesday, January 6th at GMS library -  6:30 pm - completed
Tuesday, February 9th at GMS library -  6:30 pm - completed
Wednesday, March 9th at GMS library -  6:30 pm - completed
Tuesday, April 12th at GMS library -  6:30 pm - completed
Monday, May 9th at GMS library -  6:30 pm - completed

This one time orientation takes about 25 minutes and must be completed before you
start your volunteer time with Gorham schools.
A message from Superintendent
Heather J. Perry

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,

Thank you for considering volunteering for the Gorham School Department!  It is only through the helping hands of volunteers just like yourself that we are able to do many of the wonderful things that we do for students!  The Gorham Schools truly appreciates your willingness to serve our children.

 Volunteering in the field of education is very different than it was just 20 years ago.  Unfortunately, due to events such as Columbine or Sandy Hook, schools must make extra efforts to ensure the safety of all children attending our schools.  As a parent/guardian, grandparent, caregiver, or community member, Iā€™m sure you stand with us in making sure our students are safe and continue to be under the care of the most qualified and caring adults.

In the interest of protecting the safety of students and staff, the school unit continues to conduct criminal background checks on all volunteers who will be working directly with or will have access to students, including those chaperoning students on field trips or school sponsored excursions.

When you fill out your volunteer registration form, you will be asked to provide your birth date and maiden name (if applicable).  This information will then be submitted to the State Bureau of Identification.  Please know that if anything does show on your records check, that it will not necessarily bar you from volunteer service.  I will review any reports of criminal history and will decide whether the person may volunteer.

Once again, THANK YOU for your cooperation, patience and understanding.  The Gorham Schools are grateful for your willingness to donate your time, energy and expertise to our children and doubly grateful for the tremendous contribution you have made and will continue to make to the children of this community through your efforts.


Heather J. Perry,
Superintendent of Schools    

Heather J. Perry
Superintendent of Schools
Gorham School District
75 South Street, Suite 2
Gorham, ME 04038
Tel. # - 207-222-1000
Fax. # - 207-839-5003
email: perry@gorhamschools.org