Classroom Volunteers

Van R Butler Elementary appreciates the support of the community as volunteers.  Volunteers are required to renew their online application and affidavit annually. If you are interested in being a chaperone, please see below. You are not required to have fingerprints to help in the classroom.

Chaperones/Field Trip Assistants

To be an additional monitor (chaperone) for teachers on a class field trip, a volunteer application needs to be completed with a notarized affidavit. Once these are completed, you will need to make an appointment at the district office for fingerprinting (850)982-1100 x1354. Please allow 2 weeks for processing. The fee for the background and fingerprints is $75.00. Fingerprints are good for 5 years and the district does not accept fingerprints/background checks from outside agencies.

All chaperones must renew their online application and affidavit annually. If you request to be a chaperone, please contact your child's teacher. Final approval for field trip chaperones is made by administration.

Steps to Become a Volunteer/Chaperone

If you are interested in volunteering or chaperoning with us, please follow the steps below:

  1. Complete a volunteer affidavit which must be notarized. You can find the links to the affidavits below. We have notaries at the school for your convenience.

  2. Complete the online application and upload the notarized affidavit during the application process. You may access the online application via the Raptor Website below.

  3. In order to chaperone student trips, you will need to schedule *fingerprinting at the district office. The cost of fingerprinting is $75,

*Walton County School District currently does not accept fingerprints from outside agencies. To schedule fingerprinting, please call 850-892-1100 x1354. You will receive a volunteer badge following you fingerprinting with background check which is good for 5 years, however, steps 1 and 2 above must be done annually.

For additional information you may visit the Walton County School District Volunteer page.

You must be fingerprinted to be designated as a field trip assistant/chaperone.