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Forest Hills School District strives to foster community engagement and welcomes parents, community members, alumni and others to volunteer with us. We deeply appreciate the services of our volunteers who help make an array of learning opportunities available to our students. Our schools regularly accept volunteer assistance for student and school programs, such as:

  • Carnivals
  • Reading buddies
  • Staff appreciation days
  • Theater and band performances
  • 5K runs
  • After-Prom
  • Homecoming

Individuals interested in volunteering should contact the main office or the PTA/PTO of the school in which they wish to volunteer. Scroll to the end of this webpage to find the contact information for each school and direct support organization.

Procedures and Guidelines for Volunteers and Visitors

If you have volunteered in the past, please contact your school building to confirm your status and check whether your documentation is up to date. Background checks are good for up to five years. If you are unsure when you last completed a background check, please contact the school in which you wish to volunteer. Background checks are NOT required for visitors. 


  • Any adult who will interact with any students other than their own child while assisting with school activities or working independently in a Forest Hills School District building. For example: room helper, reading to classes, making copies for teachers, organizing activities, assisting with productions, etc.
  • Any adult who will escort students on day field trips within or out of the Forest Hills School District. 
  • Background check required. 
  • Complete online process via Raptor System (includes background check).

Chaperones - Overnight Field Trips

  • Any adult who will escort students on overnight field trips. 
  • Background check required. 
  • Fingerprinting required. 
  • Adults who wish to be a volunteer chaperone for an overnight field trip should schedule an appointment with Debbie Conover, Registrar, by calling (513) 231-3600, ext. 2960 or by email at


  • Any adult who will be volunteering their time working with a program that involves physical activity and requires a pupil activity permit must make an appointment with Patty Dold, Human Resources Specialist, by calling (513) 231-3600, ext. 2951 or by email at
  • Background check required. 
  • Fingerprinting required (school sponsored).

Need a background check for employment? Please visit the Human Resources Department page.


  • A person entering the building who will leave the office area to meet with a school official or attend an activity. This person will not work in a supervisory or instructional manner with students. 
  • A government-issued ID, such as a a driver's license, is required. 
    • All visitors will be asked to present a government-issued ID upon entering a district building, which will be scanned into the system to produce a visitor badge. 

Review the Board of Education volunteer policy for more information.

Schools and Direct Support Organizations

Anderson High School
Anderson PTO

Turpin High School
Turpin PTO

Nagel Middle School
Nagel PTO

Ayer Elementary
Ayer PTA

Maddux Elementary
Maddux PTO

Mercer Elementary
Mercer PTO

Sherwood Elementary
Sherwood PTO

Summit Elementary
Summit PTO

Wilson Elementary
Wilson PTO


Forest Hills Foundation for Education

Forest Hills Band Boosters

AHS Athletics
Athletic Boosters

THS Athletics
Athletic Boosters

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