Volunteer in our schools

Volunteer in our schools.We encourage parents, guardians, and patrons of our district to become an active part of the success in our schools by sharing your time and talent as a volunteer.

Volunteer Guidelines

For the safety of all students, the Garland Independent School District requires all potential volunteers who will work at any campus receive a background check by the Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Find out more about the volunteer application process.

Code for volunteers

As a volunteer in our schools, you are a role model for our students. State law (Texas Education Code 22.053), GISD Board Policy GKG and administrative regulations set certain standards for all staff and volunteers to follow so that the safety and well-being of our students is ensured while they are attending school. Therefore, everyone is asked to observe these guidelines:

  • Observe the no smoking and no tobacco policy and follow campus established professional dress codes
  • Keep any information about students confidential
  • Do not give medications or medical treatment unless designated as a Red Cross trained clinic volunteer
  • Avoid proposing any personal or religious doctrines or beliefs to a students
  • Seek the aid of school personnel in case of any discipline problems
  • Do not lend money to students while actively serving as a volunteer
  • Avoid promoting any specific business, commercial product or brand name
  • The volunteer/student relationship should be restricted to the school setting
  • Unless supervised by school district personnel, a volunteer must be 18 years of age before the first day of school

Possible volunteer opportunities

  • Instructional Aide
  • Reading to/from Students
  • Guest Speakers (Career Day, Texas Scholars, Black History Day, etc.)
  • Cultural Fair Exhibitor
  • Judges/Coaches (Science Fair, Reflection Artwork, Academic Decathlon, UIL, etc.)
  • Workroom Assistant (copies, mail, die cuts, etc.)
  • Field Trip Helper
  • Library Assistant
  • Book Reading/Review for Accelerating Reading Program
  • Maintain Marque
  • Crossing Guard
  • Landscape Services/Plant Materials
  • Musical Instrument/Talents
  • Snacks for Teachers/Students (Teacher Appreciation, Testing Days)
  • Childcare provider for meetings and workshops at school
  • Sewing (uniforms, costumes, curtains)