Volunteers are always welcome at Independence! Volunteer opportunities are various (timewise, talent wise, etc.). ANYONE interested in volunteering at Independence (or other CMS schools) must register with CMS and be approved by CMS Security. See the CMS Volunteer Webpage for information.
We welcome your support! If you are a Parent/Guardian, a Teacher, or a Student then the School and the PTSA needs your help! Check out the PTSA Website for additional information on contacting PTSA.
What CMS has said about volunteers:
"Thank you for volunteering to support learning and student achievement in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Below is an explanation of how we screen our volunteers and the procedures you will need to follow for volunteering.
Volunteer ScreeningCharlotte-Mecklenburg Schools screens all volunteers to ensure the safety of our students. The screening includes completion of an online volunteer registration form and a criminal background check. Volunteer screening can also include interviews by appropriate CMS staff and reference checks.
We have three kinds of volunteer approvals: Supervised, unsupervised without driving and unsupervised with driving. Supervised volunteers will work under the direction and in the presence of CMS staff. Unsupervised volunteers may work with children without CMS staff present. Volunteers approved as "Unsupervised with driving" are allowed to drive children as part of their volunteer activity. Please note that volunteers who drive children must provide proof of insurance and a copy of their driver license to CMS Law Enforcement.
Volunteer Personal Information
When you register, you will establish a personal user name and password for your profile information. You will use this regularly to update your information and to log in your volunteer hours. Your profile information is available to the volunteer coordinator at the school(s) you select as your preferred school(s), CMS Law Enforcement and the district’s volunteer supervisor. We will not give your information to anyone else. After researching the safest way to store volunteer data, we have opted for a secure Web server not housed at CMS and used by many local banks. CMS also follows North Carolina laws limiting access to volunteer information.
Again, thank you for volunteering in our schools."