We Love Our Volunteers!
We love our Volunteers!
MLA relies on our volunteer base for many things. Being a volunteer shows our kids that their educational experience is important, and teaches them about investing in our community.
The safety of our Meerkats has always been a top priority here at MLA, and that is why we ask you to keep up on your background check and training.
Be prepared: The Volunteer Approval process may take several days, especially if you have lived in another state or country within the last 10 years, so be sure to submit your application early! Once you are “cleared to volunteer,” you are good for three (3) years (expiration of clearance is always set to June 30, 3 years after you are cleared).
Review the RSD Volunteer Handbook: It is designed to answer questions, provide required information, and give guidance and direction to all Reynolds School District volunteers. This handbook contains policies, procedures and work rules that are applicable to all volunteer programs. Additional work rules may be made available to you as part of your training and orientation to a particular location or volunteer duty. All volunteers should be aware they are serving Reynolds School District students, families, and staff. It is expected that all volunteers follow the rules and regulations of the Reynolds School District.
Ready to Sign-Up? Pick up an application in the office or complete it online (Step 1 below). For applications to be processed, your background information must be truthful and complete. You will be sent additional information for Steps 2 and 3 via email.
Step 1: Background Check Application
The Volunteer Background Application may take 7-10 business days to process. The screening includes a national criminal history background check and, per Senate Bill 155 (SB155), a clearance verification for any reports of sexual misconduct and harassment. Having a criminal record does not automatically disqualify you as a volunteer; cases will be assessed individually.
Start a New Application Online! Be ready to provide a photo image of your license and payment when requested. Click below to begin a New Volunteer Application:
Already an approved volunteer in Reynolds School District? Manage your profile to include MLA Elementary or Middle School:
Fill out a paper application: paper applications are available in the school office's; you will be asked to show state identification/license and provide payment to complete your submission. If you need an application sent to you, please email Mrs. Monzo (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name and current mailing address.
Information regarding SB155: www.oregon.gov
MLA SB155 informational brochure: sb155 brochure.pdf
Step 2: Background Check Payment $8
When contacted for payment, there are 3 options:
- Make your payment online by visiting our online store: https://osp.osmsinc.com/MLA/ (please be patient - we are aware this site may take a few extra seconds to load)
- Visit the school office to pay by cash, check, or credit
- Send check for $8 to MLA Elementary with memo note "Background Check" and [applicants name]:
22565 NE Halsey St.
Fairview, OR 97024
Step 3: Required SafeSchools Training
After the approval of your background and SB155 checks, you will receive an email with information on how to access our SafeSchools Training. The online training is approximately 30minutes and broken into manageable segments with progress tracked if you are unable to complete the videos in one set.
At the end of your training you will receive a certificate of completion for you to download and submit.
Step 4: Clearance Notification
You will be emailed a notification once your application is complete.
If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Monzo at email@example.com or (503) 405-7868.
The Multnomah Learning Academy (MLA) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or age in its programs and activities.