Thank you for being interesting in volunteering with West Branch-Rose City Area Schools. Whether in your child's classroom, on a field trip, or with a parent organization...your help means so much!

Volunteer Application revised 10-14-15

To become a volunteer, please read this section.

West Branch-Rose City Area Schools Board Policy #5175 states, in part:

"A person who (1) volunteers on a scheduled or weekly basis, (2) acts as a chaperone on
an overnight trip, or (3) volunteers at school without the direct and constant supervision of a
teacher, MUST complete a Volunteer Application form and receive an I-CHAT background
check through the State Police, prior to volunteering. (Note: Supervision by Paraprofessionals or
other non-teaching staff does not qualify as supervision under this policy.)

Persons who wish to be with their child or student during the lunch period must also
complete an annual Volunteer Application form and receive an I-CHAT background check."

To become a volunteer with West Branch-Rose City Area Schools:

  1. Print and complete the Volunteer Application.
  2. Use only one (1) volunteer name per application; each person needs their own form.
  3. Volunteer applications must be resubmitted every school year, normally at the beginning of the year, and can be submitted once the buildings reopen in August.  Take completed applications to the building secretary in your student's school for processing, or mail to:

Alison Powley, Data Processing Specialist
West Branch-Rose City Area Schools
PO Box 308
West Branch, MI  48661-0308

Important Note: By submission of the Volunteer Application, you expressly give West Branch-Rose City Area Schools permission to run a criminal background check using the Michigan State Police IChat system. 

Thoughts About Our Volunteers...

“One hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much I had in my bank nor what my clothes looked like. One hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of school I attended, what kind of typewriter I used, how large or small my church...but the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child.”― Forest Whitcraft 

Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer. ~Author Unknown

Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.  ~Sherry Anderson

Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy.  You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.  ~Author Unknown 

A pessimist, they say, sees a glass of water as being half empty; an optimist sees the same glass as half full. But a giving person sees a glass of water and starts looking for someone who might be thirsty.
- G. Thomas Gale

No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.  Thank you.  ~Author Unknown

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.  ~Elizabeth Andrew

Everybody can be great.  Because anybody can serve.  You don't have to have a college degree to serve.  You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve.... You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve.  You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy.  ~Knights of Pythagoras  

I am only one, but I am one.  I cannot do everything, but I can do something.  And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.  ~Edward Everett Hale

Volunteers are paid in six figures... S-M-I-L-E-S.  ~Gayla LeMaire

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.  ~Leo Buscaglia

You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man.  ~Seth Parker

"Children are our most valuable resource." Herbert Hoover

Volunteers are love in motion!  ~Author Unknown

"I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams!"  David Vitter, U.S. Senator

If you want to touch the past, touch a rock.  If you want to touch the present, touch a flower.  If you want to touch the future, touch a life.  ~Author Unknown

Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.  ~William James