Hello! Okay, so I did something possibly kind of stupid and I'm wondering how bad it was. I let somebody volunteer without doing the paperwork/volunteer training and all of that. I didn't even think about it. This person was a friend of mine. I signed her in in the office three days in a row to help with a special project. She was a great volunteer and a good match for my classroom. But today I got called into the department chair's office and she told me we can't have volunteers on campus who haven't done the training. Which makes sense, but I just didn't think about it. She also said this friend of mine won't be allowed to volunteer in my classroom because it would be a "conflict of interests" or some such. I'm wondering whether you're allowed to have volunteers in your classroom who you know outside of school. I'm also wondering how serious it was to allow someone in without doing the paperwork. I know better now, but I just didn't think about it. A little peace of mind, someone?