Volunteers & Mentors

We appreciate your interest in volunteering or mentoring for Georgetown ISD!
 
For the current school year, beginning August 1, volunteers AND mentors will utilize the Skyward FastTrack system.   You must pass a criminal history background check in order to ensure the safety of our students.  All volunteers AND mentors will use our FastTrack application system to complete this process.  
 
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Before you begin, please take a moment to read the instructions. 

These may answer many questions you might have about the our system.  Step-by-step instructions for using the FastTrack system are available by clicking on the following links:

Instructions for Mentors


NOTE:  If you are a CURRENT district employee (GISD Substitutes are not classified as employees) and were fingerprinted as part of the hiring process, you do NOT need to complete the online volunteer application to volunteer at a GISD campus.  HR has identified staff who meet this requirement and pre-cleared your name for volunteer check-in  at campuses through the Raptor system.  However, employees who wish to mentor students DO need to complete an application for the mentor position.  ***Employees:  If you think you have been fingerprinted but are not cleared in the Raptor system contact Human Resources so we can see about adding you to the list.

Please note that if you have ever used the FastTrack system before, either as a volunteer, mentor or a job applicant with the district, you will have an existing profile in the system and will need to log in using the information you used previously. If you have forgotten your login information, you must use the link to request a new password provided on the log in screen.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long does it take to process a background check?
Depending on the time of year and the volume of applicants, it can take up to 10 business days to complete and process the background check.  You will receive an email notification from the FastTrack system when your background check has been approved, denied, or if you need to provide additional information.
 
2. Why does GISD require a background check for volunteers and mentors?
GISD is required by state law to obtain criminal history record information on individuals who intend to serve as volunteers for the district (Texas Education Code 22.083). Your personal information as well as your criminal history record results are strictly confidential.
 
3. Why is GISD using a system for background checks?
The new FastTrack system provides the ability for applicants to complete a profile once and re-apply annually more easily.  After your profile is created your subsequent background checks can be submitted more quickly.  In addition, the new system allows you to receive automatic email notifications of your status as a volunteer.  When your background check is processed, if you have been approved, denied, or more information is needed to process your application, you will receive an email notification immediately.
 
 
The Human Resources Department processes the background check information and can answer questions you may have about the process or the status of your background check. The GISD Mentoring Program office can also assist you with questions or concerns about becoming a mentor in GISD.
We appreciate your interest in volunteering with the Georgetown Independent School District.