Volunteer Registration and Background Screening Procedures

  •  August 2018

    Volunteers – All new volunteer applicants must complete a volunteer registration form and provide a Government Issued ID to the school they wish to volunteer at. The Family Community Liaison at the school will process your application in the volunteer system. A Level 1 (National Background Screening at no cost to the volunteer) will be processed by the District Office Of Strategic Partnerships. When the applicant has been background checked approved they  will receive an email with the volunteer's user ID and password to log their volunteer hours in the volunteer system.

    Volunteers are required to sign in at the front office, and wear a volunteer name tag while on campus or at a school sponsored event. All Level 1 volunteers will be escorted to and from their volunteer destination and will be in line site of a PCSB Employee or Level 2 volunteer. 

    If you're a returning volunteer you do not need to complete another volunteer registration form.

    If volunteers are unsupervised with students or the school requires an additional level of screening (fingerprint screening processed through the FBI/FDLE) please follow the Level 2 process below. 

    • First, confirm with the school if additional level 2 screening is a requirement for volunteering. 
    • Volunteers must be approved in the volunteer system before obtaining a Level 2 fingerprint screening. The screening vendors are listed below.
      • Volunteers will need to bring a Government Issued ID, and provide a social security number to the vendor.
    • The fingerprint results will be sent to the Office of Strategic Partnerships within 5 business days. The volunteer's profile will be updated to Level 2 upon receipt of the results. Please contact the school you volunteer at to confirm your profile has been updated to level 2.
    • The Family & Community Liaison will give you an authorization form to acquire your Level 2 photo ID badge. 
    • Please wear your Level 2 photo ID badge when on the school campus or school sponsored events.
    • Level 2 screenings are valid for five years. All level 2 volunteers will need to be rescreen prior to/or after the five year expiration date if you wish to continue volunteering in an unsupervised capacity. 

    If you have been fingerprinted by your employer, please ask your HR Department to send an email confirming your FBI/FDLE fingerprint screening, the date of the screening and that you're a current employee to the Office of Strategic Partnerships

    Please continue to log your volunteer hours. Use the Google Chrome browser https://focus.pcsb.org/volunteer – if you do not know the user ID and Password please contact the family & community liaison at your school.

    Recommended Level 2 Vendors for volunteers only.

    EZ FingerPrints
    1715 East Bay Drive, Suite B, Largo
    Phone: 727-479-0805
    Walk-in welcome - Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM. No appointment needed.Fee $48.00
     
    BIM - The UPS Store
    13799 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL 33776 - PH 727-512-4477 – Hours: M-F 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM - Sat 10:00  - 1:00 PM.  Volunteers must call the number above to schedule an appointment. Fee $40.75 - Debit/Credit, Money Order, or cash (exact change please) 
     
    Postal Annex
    2520 N. McMullen Booth Rd. Ste. B., Clearwater, FL 33761-4181 - Tel: 727-400-6801 - Hours: Monday ~ Friday 8:30 AM ~ 6:00 PM or Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Walk-ins are welcome or you may call ahead. Fee $48.00
     
    Goin Postal
    1700 66th St. N. #104, St. Pete, FL 33710 Tel: 727-347-7447 Hours: Monday ~ Friday 10:00 AM ~ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ~ 4:40 PM $40.75
     

    Screening Procedures for:

    Charter School Volunteers - Please contact the Charter School for the VECHS ORI Number before you go to get your Level II screening done. 
     
    College Student Interns – College Students who are beginning any practicum, internship, field experience, or any type of observations must be registered and Level 2 fingerprinted prior to completing any educational course requirements. Level 2 applies to all school levels.
     
    Click on this link: PCS HR Fingerprinting Page and follow the instructions. If you have questions regarding student internships contact Kathy Beauregard, 727-588-6000 x1940 or email: beauregardk@pcsb.org.

     

    All New Employees of Pinellas County Schools - PCS Fingerprinting Services are divided into six subgroups: PCS New hires, PCS College Student Interns, PCS Charter School Employees, PCS Volunteers, PCS Students in Health related fields, and Vendors/Contractors. Fees vary and the FDLE/FBI report results are group specific, so please choose the appropriate category carefully. 

    Employees new to Pinellas County Schools - Administrators, Instructional Staff including Part-time Hourly and Substitutes, Supporting Services, Alternative Staff (coaches), Contracted Services Employees (CSE’s with the appropriate paperwork). CSE’s are not to be confused with a vendor/contractor or vice versa. CSE’s are PCS employees and receive a paycheck from Pinellas County Schools.
    Fieldprint, Inc. is the service provider for this group.

    Follow these procedures: New employees will be notified by HR staff when it is appropriate for them to log into the Pinellas County Schools district website to schedule their fingerprinting. Click on: PCS HR Fingerprinting Page · Follow the instructions found on this Web page. The department to contact with questions is Human Resources, 727-588-6000ext 1936

     

    Charter School Employees - Fieldprint, Inc. is the service provider for this group. Follow these procedures: New charter school employees will be notified by their charter schools when it is appropriate for them to log into the Pinellas County Schools district website to schedule their fingerprinting. Click on: PCS HR Fingerprinting Page Follow the instructions found on this web page. The person to contact with questions is Valerie Washington, 727-588-6391.

     

    Vendor and Contractors for Pinellas County Schools
    Fieldprint is the service provider for this group. This vendor/contractor group includes individuals, companies and organizations that are directly or indirectly contracted to provide services and goods to the district. The staff of these companies and organizations are not paid as employees of Pinellas County Schools. Follow these procedures:

    Vendor/Contractors will be notified by their employers when it is appropriate for them to log into Fieldprint website to schedule their appointment for fingerprinting. Vendor/Contractors will follow these procedures for Contractor Badge Instructions.

    The department to contact is Pinellas County Schools Police – Patricia Cross or Sheila Diehl – 727-547-7279.