Volunteering is a terrific way to get involved in your student's activities at Central Dauphin High School, and the CD Bands Program provides LOTS of opportunities for you. Once you have completed your registration in CHARMS, you will begin to receive emails about different volunteering opportunities. Joining Band Boosters will provide the full spectrum of opportunities, ensuring your support.
HOWEVER, as most of you are aware, the Central Dauphin School District, in compliance with Pennsylvania State Law, requires that ALL adults who have consistent contact with students must ensure they obtain the following three clearances PRIOR to volunteering:
Pennsylvania Criminal Background clearance,
Pennsylvania Child Abuse clearance
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) clearance
Once you obtain these clearances, you'll be provided an official Central Dauphin School District Volunteer Badge, which you are required to wear at all times when in contact with students. The process is easy, and well worth your time, because the volunteer opportunities abound! Without our volunteers, the Central Dauphin High School Ram Bands Program COULD NOT thrive as it currently does - so please take the time, get your clearances!
NOTE - IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A VOLUNTEER BADGE ISSUED BY THE CENTRAL DAUPHIN SCHOOL DISTRICT - GREAT - SIMPLY CHECK THE "VALID UNTIL" DATE TO ENSURE IT HASN'T EXPIRED, AND YOU ARE ALL SET TO PLAY YOUR PART!
The fees for the Pennsylvania Criminal Background and Child Abuse checks are waived by law, so there is no financial cost to you. And if have been a resident of Pennsylvania for more than ten years, you may sign an affidavit form to be exempt from the FBI clearance.
To obtain your clearance, and for more information, contact the Department of Safety and Security of the Central Dauphin School District at 717.545.4703, extension 506. Or simply click on the button below, and you will be redirected to the official site of the CDSD Department of Safety and Security.
Most volunteer opportunities are presented to you through email requests from the band director, or the Booster Association, with requests including needed donations, and/or your help by directly volunteering at an event, program or in some other way to support the bands. Once you have received your Volunteer Badge from the Central Dauphin School District, and you've registered your student via the CHARMS website, most of the volunteer opportunities will be listed on the CHARMS site for you to easily access.
Here's how to sign up via CHARMS:
Log into your student's CHARMS accountHOW TO VOLUNTEER
Click on the VOLUNTEER icon
Choose the desired event from the pull down menu
Click on the SHOW VOLUNTEER NEEDS button (a list of volunteer help needed will appear)
Select your volunteer position(s) and fill out the required information
Click on the SIGN UP button to submit