Volunteer at VCS
Are you interested in Volunteering at Viera Charter School?
All volunteers must be fingerprinted through the Brevard County School Districts Security Office. This process begins with an online application. Please visit The Brevard County School District Website and under the “Community” tab, click on Fingerprints. Next, click on Volunteers. This will begin the application process.
Approved Volunteers, after completing their online application, will proceed to BPS/Educational Services Facility – Office of District and School Security for Fingerprinting and Payment.
BPS Educational Services Facility – Office of District and School Security: 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL 32940
Fingerprinting Monday – Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Applicants will be required to disclose in our office ANY and ALL arrests (including military). Failure to disclose ANY and ALL arrests will result in automatic denial to become a Registered Volunteer for one year.
Why do I have to become a BPS “Brevard Public Schools” approved volunteer?To ensure the safety of our students and security of our school campuses, all Brevard Public Schools volunteers are subjected to a criminal background check prior to approval.
How can I find out if my volunteer status is still valid?You can check your volunteer status through your school’s volunteer coordinator. Each school has a volunteer coordinator who has the ability to check the district’s visitor/volunteer management system and determine if your volunteer status is still valid. If your volunteer status has expired, please visit the district’s website for renewal instructions.
How many years is an Approved Volunteer valid for?
Your approved volunteer status is good for one year. We will retain your fingerprints digitally and electronically resubmit your fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law enforcement for a fee of $8.00. Approved Volunteers will be notified via the email account associated with their application 60 days and 30 days prior to their renewal. You will not need to return to our office to be fingerprinted yearly.
I have a “security clearance” for my job. Can those fingerprints be utilized for this purpose?
The State of Florida does not have a shared database that would allow us to access another agency’s employee fingerprints. The systems utilized by the federal government, contractors of the United States government and private companies are disparate systems and communicate and store data in different manners.
What is an Approved Volunteer able to do?
Approved Volunteers can work in the classroom and around the schools. They will also be able to work one on one with students and attend in county and out of county field trips.
I have a previous arrest history that I do not want anyone to see. Who has access to the information that I provide to be fingerprinted?
The information we receive from the FBI is highly confidential and pursuant to Florida law it may only be shared with appropriate personnel relating to the volunteer process.
In order to be fingerprinted, what do I bring to the Office of District and School Security?
A valid driver license or state identification card and a credit or debit card for payment.