Background Check FAQs

DO I NEED TO BE CHECKED?

Criminal background checks are required for most volunteers at OES. If you plan to volunteer only in a capacity that doesn’t involve contact with students, or if you are making an occasional supervised presentation, a check may not be required. Please contact one of the division offices for more information.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO VOLUNTEER IN THE UPPER SCHOOL?

Volunteers working with Upper School Students must use the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) procedure. This involves a brief intake interview with one of several trained people on campus. Completion of a fingerprint card off-campus is required for non-Oregon and short-term (less than 5 years) Oregon residents. Please contact the Upper Office (503-768-3122) for more information and to make an appointment to complete the required form.

IF I HAVE BEEN APPROVED TO VOLUNTEER IN THE UPPER SCHOOL, MAY I ALSO VOLUNTEER IN THE MIDDLE AND LOWER SCHOOLS?

Yes.

IF I HAVE BEEN APPROVED TO VOLUNTEER IN THE MIDDLE AND LOWER SCHOOLS, MAY I ALSO VOLUNTEER IN THE UPPER SCHOOL?

Unfortunately, Upper School volunteers must complete the DHS check, and the DHS will process only those who work with our Upper School students.

HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN MY RECORD HAS BEEN APPROVED?

Upper School volunteers will receive a letter from DHS stating that their record has been approved. Middle and Lower School volunteers will receive an e-mail from OES, normally from Rebecca Williams. When approved, your name will be placed on an approved list available to all division offices.

OTHER QUESTIONS?

Please contact Rebecca Williams at 503-416-9372.

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