Volunteering at LSDVI
Fill in the form below to apply to be a volunteer!
Date of Birth
Street Address Line 2
State / Province
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Papua New Guinea
Republic of the Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
British Virgin Islands
Isle of Man
US Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna
Do you have any prior conviction, guilty plea, or no contest plea for crime against a minor child or minor children? Please note that a background check will follow this application if you are cleared to proceed to the next step.
No, I do not have any prior history of a crime or crimes involving a minor child.
Yes, I have prior history of a crime or crimes involving a minor child.
Which school are you applying to volunteer at?
Louisiana School for the Deaf (LSD)
Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired (LSVI)
Both - LSD and LSVI
If you are applying to volunteer at LSD, please select the option that best describes your sign language skills.
No Functional Skills – short signs and fingerspelling at slow rate with repetition
Novice – able to sign and short phrase responses to basic questions at slow to moderate rate
Survival – Able to discuss basic social and work topics – slow to moderate signing rate
Intermediate – Able to discuss with some confidence routine social and work topics with moderate to normal signing rate.
Advanced – Able to have a generally shared conversation with elaboration for both social and work topics at normal/near normal rate
Superior – Able to have a fully shared conversation, near native like production at normal signing rates.
What type of volunteer opportunities are you interested in?
Which days of the week do you want to volunteer?
At LSDVI, we value the continued commitment of our volunteers. We ask that our volunteers commit to at least one semester of volunteering, with the exception of consistent volunteering during our summer program. How long are you willing to volunteer with us?
Enter a range of work hours per week
Please check below acknowledging that you understand and agree that...
I will go to LSDVI's Baton Rouge campus to complete paperwork for a background check and drug test if I am cleared for the next step.
I will commit to upholding student confidentiality and safety.
I understand that volunteer service is a privilege that may be granted, revoked, or denied at any time in the school district's discretion.
I understand that volunteers are not entitled to any payment, salary, or compensation of any kind from the Special School District.
I understand that as a volunteer, I will be subject to the discretion of my supervising teacher and/or principal, and/or their designee.
I agree to comply with standards of professional conduct including, but not limited to, displaying appropriate behavior, language and attire at all times while volunteering in any school-related program.
I will treat all students and employees with respect.
I will not emotionally or physically abuse any child or student.
I will not commit any criminal act involving a student and will abide by district policy in interactions with students.
I will not use tobacco or tobacco products, alcohol or illegal drugs or be under the influence of alcohol or any illegal drug while volunteering in any school-related program.
If I am approved as a volunteer, I will report to the district’s Human Resources Department in the event I am convicted of or charged with any felony or abuse-related offence(s) prior to continuing volunteer service in the district.
Thank you for your interest!
We will email you letting you know if you are cleared to proceed to the next step for volunteering. Please note that if you are cleared to proceed to step 2, you will have to go to Human Resources on our campus in Baton Rouge to complete paperwork for a background check and drug test and to fill out a statement regarding our students' confidentiality and safety. Following our receipt of your background check and drug test results, we will notify you of your final clearance status and if you may begin volunteering.
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