Volunteering

Required Volunteer Orientation

Thank you for your interest in serving the CFBISD students and staff. We are anxious to welcome visitors and volunteers back to our campuses for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.

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A large contributor to the success of our students and staff has been the support of the community and specifically those who volunteer their time and expertise. Volunteers provide the extra attention so desperately needed to support the high level of educational experiences enjoyed by our students.

Thank you for joining the CFBISD family and thank you for the life-changing investment you are making in tomorrow’s leaders.

To volunteer, attend class parties, chaperone field trips, and other events, please complete the required online background check.

Background checks are required each year to volunteer in CFBISD.

Steps to become a volunteer:

  1. View the required volunteer orientation video at the top of the page.
  2. Complete the required background check by following the instructions below.
  3. Contact the campus or campuses where you wish to volunteer to see how you can support CFBISD students and staff.

Background Check Instructions

Parents/Guardians can complete the background check now in ParentSquare

  1. Login to your ParentSquare Account
  2. Expand "Participate" on the navigation menu
  3. Select "Background Check" and complete application

Error messages may indicate that a data field in incomplete. Please thoroughly review all answers for best results.

Community members without a ParentSquare account

  1. Create an account
    -Follow the prompts to create your account by providing your preferred email and cell number.

     “Account Confirmed” will appear on your screen
    -Once in your ParentSquare Account, click on “Participate” on the menu.
    IMPORTANT: You must select a school from the dropdown options to view “Participate”

  2. Expand "Participate" on the navigation menu
  3. Select "Background Check" and complete application

Background check verification will be sent to your email within two working days.

Issues with ParentSquare? Contact John Karstetter, 972-968-5646, karstetterj@cfbisd.edu.

All concerns regarding denied or delayed background checks should be directed to CFBISD Security Department, Amber Gardner, gardnera@cfbisd.edu.

Volunteer Contact:
Pam Pena
Community Relations Coordinator
972.968.6187

ParentSquare Contact:
John Karstetter
976.968.5646

Become a Mentor

Standard Response Protocol (SRP) for Texas School Safety

The standard response protocol training video provides volunteers and mentors guidelines and processes to respond to an emergency, should an incident occur on campus while present. Please note that this is an informational training only, and volunteers should follow the instructions of campus administrators and emergency responders in the event of a critical incident. This information is for the benefit and responsibility of our volunteers to ensure understanding of the information provided. For questions and clarification, please reach out to the CFBISD Emergency Management Coordinator, Amber Gardner, at gardnera@cfbisd.edu or call 972-968-6421