Volunteer Services

Volunteering During the 2021-2022 School Year

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Anacortes School District. We are allowing volunteers back into our schools in phases. 

These plans are subject to change as we adhere to guidance from the Department of Health for the state of WA and for Skagit County, the Governor’s office, and OSPI, for example. This year, COVID vaccination will be required as a part of the volunteer application.

We are currently allowing volunteers back into our buildings, based on staff need. All volunteers must go through the annual clearance process. 

Step-by-step Guides:

  • All Volunteers: fill out Raptor volunteer application found here.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Survey found here.
  • Once the above steps all complete, please email Laura Dennis: [email protected]. She will send you a SafeSchools Video to watch. 

We will send out a final email to the building administrator and volunteer with an email confirmation that they are cleared to begin. This process can take up to a week to complete, so please plan accordingly. Approved volunteer status is effective for 1 academic year and must be renewed annually.


Anacortes School District uses a volunteer and visitor management system called RAPTOR. This system is designed to strengthen safety and security in our schools and streamline the visitor registration sign-in process and volunteer approval process.

Do volunteers need to be vaccinated against COVID-19?

Effective Oct. 18, 2021, all volunteers must be verifiably fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have been granted a religious or medical exemption by the district in addition to completing the RAPTOR application. Religious or medical exemption applications can be obtained from Connie Sheridan, Director of Human Resources, by emailing her at [email protected]. Volunteers should be prepared to show proof of vaccination upon request.

How does RAPTOR work?

RAPTOR pulls information from the district's approved volunteer list. Volunteer Policies and procedures have not changed. (All volunteers undergo a Washington State Patrol background check which is good for two years. The volunteer database is managed and maintained by Anacortes School District). When RAPTOR is implemented at an instructional building, volunteers and visitors will no longer sign in on paper when visiting the school.

What if I’m just visiting a school building and not volunteering?

Visitors will be asked to show a state-issued identification like a driver's license, or be asked to answer a few questions about their name. Visitor names will be checked against the national sex offender registry. Approved visitors will receive a self-expiring name badge that cannot be reused.

What if I’m volunteering at a school?

Volunteers will be asked to complete an application on the district’s website.  The application asks the same questions we have always asked volunteers about their identity and any criminal history.


Approved volunteers will be sent an email that includes an electronic badge. The first time a volunteer signs into the building using RAPTOR, they will be asked to be photographed and staff will print a self-expiring ID badge for use on campus. Please bring government-issued, valid photo identification with you to the school on your next visit.

Please contact either Laura Dennis at 360-503-1223, or Shelby Vander Kooy at 360-503-1203 in Human Resources with any additional questions, or concerns. 

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