As per OAR 333-019-1030 "Short-term visitors to school offices or individuals making deliveries are not subject to the vaccine rule."

Detailed Classroom & Activity Volunteer Process - Covid-19 Mitigation Protocols

  1. Be registered with the District Office as an APPROVED VOLUNTEER – This includes a background check within the last two years.  

  2. Proof of vaccination – Volunteers are included within the state’s vaccine mandate – for regular or reoccurring volunteers this is the easiest way to be prepared to volunteer. 

    • Please be prepared to show a Covid-19 vaccination card that shows you are fully immunized; which is two weeks past their final dose.

    • A photocopy of the vaccine card will be kept on electronic file at the district office.

  3. Volunteers that are unvaccinated must show a Negative Laboratory Test Result that is dated within 3 days prior to the volunteer event. 

    • A negative Covid-19 test is only good for events within a 3 day window of that test.  

    • Subsequent field trips or activities will require additional negative test results.

    • Local pharmacies have good quality, reliable, over the counter tests available

      • A photo of the testing device showing the negative

        results is required as verification

    • Laboratory tests typically take 2-3 days to process and get results back to you.

Comprehensive General Volunteer Application Process

Your commitment of time and talent will enrich, enliven, and expand the horizons of our youth. Your partnership with our teachers and other staff will make a meaningful difference as you provide the individualized attention needed by so many of today’s students.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION PACKET - Instructions for submission to be an approved volunteer

The Siuslaw School District is in need of volunteers who enjoy working with children and are willing to help out a few times each month during the school year. No teaching experience is necessary. Classroom teachers utilize volunteers for reading groups, material preparation, chaperoning field trips and more!

Please complete the following steps. The entire process should take approximately 15 minutes.

Step 1: Read Volunteer Handbook

Step 2: Fill out the On-line Application and Background Check -Background checks are good for two years.

Step 3: You will receive an email once you are approved. You are welcome to contact the volunteer coordinator at 541-997-2651, if you have any questions or concerns about the process.

If you would like to learn more about volunteering at Siuslaw, you are welcome to attend an orientation at the school district office. This orientation will include a question and answer time along with a tour of the school. Please contact Vonnie McClellan at 541-997-2651 for more information.


This form is for drivers of private vehicles used for Siuslaw School activities, including 97J employees. The Private Drive Form and additional information is required for any individual (volunteer or staff member) driving students other than their own to a district sponsored event.

Parents/guardians may transport their own child in a private vehicle with prior written notification to the coach and/or building administrator when district transportation is not available. The Private Driver Form is not required for parents/guardians driving their own child.

Follow these steps:

  1. Driver must be an approved volunteer or staff member; application process is outlined above.

  2. A new Private Driver Form is required each school year.

  3. Provide a copy of your driver's license.

  4. Provide a CERTIFICATE of Liability Insurance Form from your insurance agent. Your insurance agent can email or fax it to the district office for you. It can be sent by fax to 541-997-6748 or email to

Return this information to the Siuslaw 97J District Office located 2111 Oak Street or by fax or email to the above contact. Driving records may also be checked through the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Important -- Submit Your Hours

It is very important that you submit the hours that you volunteer. Please choose one of the following methods for submitting this information to the district:

1) Sign-in at each school office. Volunteer Hours may also be tracked on computers in each of the school offices.

2) Home Access Click here to enter your volunteer hours from home.

3) Volunteer Hours Report To report hours manually, fill out this form and return to the head coach or athletic director. The report will be filed with the district office.


Please contact your child's teacher or if you are a community member wishing to volunteer in a specific school or area, contact the building secretary. If you have general question about volunteering, contact the school district office at 541-997-2651. Thank you for your interest!

S.M.A.R.T. - Start Making A Reader Today

SMART volunteers meet on Wednesdays from 1:45 to 2:45 at the elementary school. Volunteers are needed to read with two children for half an hour each from a variety of children's fiction and non-fiction books. They will provide a positive, one-on-one adult interaction by reading to, listening to, or reading with students. Contact the coordinator or to learn more about the SMART reading program visit the SMART Website.

ASPIRE Advisors


ASPIRE - Access to Student Assistance Programs In Reach of Everyone

Education and Training Beyond High School

ASPIRE is a mentoring program that matches trained and supportive adult volunteer mentors with middle and high school students to develop a plan to help them meet their education goals beyond high school. Click here to learn more about the ASPIRE Mentoring Program.

Once trained, volunteers will continue on with a handful of advisees until they graduate, usually meeting bi-weekly with juniors and quarterly with sophomores.

Contact Bob Orr, if you are interested in learning more about ASPIRE.
Bob Orr, ASPIRE Team Leader Phone 541-999-6181

High School Tutors

Algebra and Geometry tutors needed. Tutors may work with individual students depending on their mutual availability. Contact SHS Lead Volunteer Carol Jolley at or (541) 902-9343 for more information.

Many more opportunities are available, for more information please contact:

Vonnie McClellan
Administrative Assistant
Siuslaw School District 97J
Phone: (541) 997-2651
Fax: (541) 997-6748

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Siuslaw School District 97J!