It is important for you to have a written student volunteer handbook in the classroom. Student volunteers have different responsibilities in the classroom than parent volunteers do. Therefore, you need to address their specfic responsibilities and your expectations.
When developing your policy for student volunteers, you will need to cover some of the same items that you would for your Parent Volunteer Handbook. However, remember that student volunteers have less experience in the workforce. They will need direction or guidance in areas that you might consider common knowledge.
Some things to consider and have in writing:
Include any other items you feel should be included.
This is quite important. If you do not do your own required record checks:
A. You are out of compliance as you have not performed a record check through your licensing division.
B. The licensing division may look for other items than the school does before accepting them to your program.
Handbooks are always a work in progress. You may update, add to or remove items as time goes on.
It is important that you observe and document a student intern's shifts each day they are in your classroom. You may have observation forms provided to you as well as semester-end evaluation forms that the High School will require that you fill out. If you are comfortable with those forms, make and keep copies of the observations in a file set up for that intern.
I have used both the High School forms as well as my own observational forms. I found that the daily forms that I signed simply stated that the intern was present and required my signature. I preferred to have more details.
Let's look at what to consider when developing an observation form and a yearly evaluation form for a student volunteer.