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Get Involved » Volunteers


Welcome to Echo Shaw!

We believe in the importance of the parent-teacher team and encourage you to become actively involved in your child’s school. There are many ways to help support your school and your child’s education through volunteering. Please contact me if you have any questions.

If you are an INTEL employee, our school receives matching funds for your volunteer time.  Please be sure to note your affiliation when signing in on the Help Desk computer found in our front office.

Thank you for everything you do to support your child and all the students and staff at Echo Shaw Elementary!
Vikie Aparicio
Echo Shaw Elementary
Volunteer Coordinator
Background Checks
Annual background checks are required for all volunteers in the Forest Grove School District. This includes, but is not limited to, classroom volunteers and field trip chaperones.

The volunteer background checks are part of our efforts to keep schools safe for students, staff and visitors. We encourage all prospective volunteers to go to the link below to fill out the criminal background verification form online. There is no cost to the volunteer, and all information provided remains confidential. Individuals will not be permitted to volunteer until their background check has been approved.

The conviction of a crime does not automatically disqualify a person from volunteering in a school. Each situation is considered individually.

We appreciate all of our dedicated volunteers in the Forest Grove School District. Together, we can create a safe environment where students learn and thrive!

Please click here to submit a background check application.

Please click here to submit a background check application:

Who to Contact
Vikie Aparicio
Volunteer Coordinator
Vikie's role is to recruit, train and place building volunteers. She acts as a liaison between the district volunteer program and school personnel. Activities include helping teachers find volunteers for their classroom and building-wide activities. The primary focus is to support the educational program, but she may also help find volunteers for other activities that enhance the school environment. She is also responsible for maintaining the volunteer Help Desk computer, compiling information about our volunteer efforts for the district and attending monthly district volunteer meetings.

"A good heart always gives a little extra."
- Chinese proverb