Welcome Faith-Based Volunteers!

  • To help faith-based organizations be effective in volunteering within the school district, please note the following established parameters. Thank you for your support!

    Faith-Based Organization Volunteer Do’s and Don’ts:

    • Volunteers must maintain strict neutrality regarding religion while performing volunteer work for the schools
    • Volunteers may not inject personal religious beliefs or practices in any school venue or activity
    • Volunteers have rights related to voluntary religious practices and freedom of speech but do not include influencing, encouraging, or discouraging any religious practice or belief or proselytizing to any student or employee regarding religion while the volunteer is in school
    • Volunteers are prohibited from engaging in recruiting activities of any type on school grounds or at any school activity
    • Volunteers can wear religious apparel if it is required by a person’s religion, is part of the person’s ordinary work dress, is not disruptive in the school, and does not contain a proselytizing message

    It is district policy to comply with state and federal law regarding religion and religious expression in public schools. It is the Board’s purpose to adhere to these principles and promote mutual understanding and respect for the interests and rights of all individuals regarding their beliefs, values, and customs.  The district prohibits discrimination on the basis of religion against any group or individual desiring to volunteer in Fairbanks North Star Borough School District schools.

    Reference: Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Policy1013 and AR 1013

    Contact us: Email brightfutures@k12northstar.org or call (907) 452-2000 x11225 

    Recognition of Partners in Education does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the school district.