Parents, like alumni, are an important segment of the Andover community, and Phillips Academy welcomes their involvement in any number of volunteer capacities. Volunteer opportunities include serving as a driver for off-campus activities, participating in Parents of Students of Phillips Academy (PSPA), working for the Parent Fund, assisting in Community Service activities, helping out with athletic teams, or serving as a host family for an international student.
Approval Process for all Academy Volunteers, Tutors, Host Families and Volunteer Drivers
In compliance with Massachusetts law, Phillips Academy obtains criminal offender record information (CORI) for every prospective employee and volunteer who may have direct and unmonitored contact with children.
Parents and others interested in volunteering, as well as host family members over the age of 21, must complete and sign the following two forms:
- Criminal Offender Records Information request form to authorize the academy to conduct a CORI check; and
- Academy Requirements for Volunteer Drivers form to acknowledge that you understand the approval process for volunteer drivers, even if you do not wish to serve as a volunteer driver. Parents of Students of Phillips Academy (PSPA) requested that the latter document be posted on the Web site so parents who are interested in driving to support the academic, community services or athletic program know the requirements to do so. Please note: If you are interested in serving as a volunteer driver, you must also submit your driving record and proof of insurance, as well as participate in the mandatory driver training as outlined in this form.
Tutors hired by parents to work on campus, who are paid by parents, must complete and sign the:
Approved tutors may work with students in the basement of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library, and will be required to sign in and out at the front desk. Tutors hired by students and their families may not have dorm access.
Please send signed CORI, Tutor Code of Conduct, SORI and/or Volunteer Driver forms and supporting documentation as required to:
Human Resources Office
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
The human resources office will process the request and upon receiving the record from the Commonwealth will report to each volunteer or tutor whether he or she is approved.
The academy values its volunteers, both parents and others, and will try to make these processes as convenient as possible for all. If you have any questions, please stop by the human resources office or contact 978-749-4105.