How to Become a PCA Volunteer
- Complete the Volunteer Survey.
- Initial, sign, and date the Volunteer Code of Ethics form and return to Jodi Karnes’ attention. This form is available at the Front Desk at the Lower and Upper Schools and can be found online through the parent portal in Veracross.
- Complete the Background Check process:
Call the DMV in Dover at 603-223-3867 to schedule an appointment for fingerprinting.
Bring your driver’s license to your scheduled appointment with the DMV at 50 Boston Harbor Rd, Dover, NH.
Bring the card the DMV gives you, as well as a check made out to “State of NH—Criminal Records” in the amount of $30.75, to PCA’s Lower School front desk during school hours. Ask for Sarah Leavitt, CFO/HR, Shirley Tuten, Executive Asst., or Jodi Karnes. They will notarize the Criminal Record Release Authorization Form for you and mail it with your check to the Dept. of Safety. This must be done in a timely manner as the DMV will only hold your fingerprints for a limited time.
ALL steps must be completed and PCA must have been notified by the State of NH of your successful background check results PRIOR to performing any in-school or student-contact volunteer duties, including chaperoning field trips and assisting with classroom activities. The fingerprinting process takes approximately 3-4 weeks to complete.