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Become a School Volunteer

The LGSUHSD Board of Trustees recognizes and appreciates that volunteer assistance in schools can significantly enrich the educational program, increase supervision of students, contribute to school safety, and strengthen a school's relationship with the community. The Board encourages parents/guardians and other members of the community to share their time, knowledge and abilities with students .
 
The Board, in compliance with California Education Code 35021.1 and Board Policy 1240, requires school volunteers to be screened and authorized to volunteer. Volunteers who may be in contact with students outside the presence of certificated staff (however briefly) must arrange for a CA Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint submission prior to volunteering. Also, volunteers who will have frequent or prolonged contact with students must be TB tested and cleared. These requirements are in place given an abundance of caution for student safety and well-being
 

Should I Apply to Volunteer?  

Determine which volunteers are required to be fingerprinted and undergo a criminal background check by the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI. What are the criteria?
Some levels of volunteerism present a “gray area.” If in doubt, please contact your school principal. The school site administrator has the discretion to determine which volunteers must be fingerprinted for a DOJ and FBI background check, based on the type of volunteerism.
 
Fingerprinting/DOJ/FBI Criminal Background Check AND TB Clearance REQUIRED

Fingerprinting/DOJ/FBI Criminal Background  Check & TB clearance 
NOT REQUIRED

Volunteer clearance IS required for the following:

  • On-site volunteer assignments

  • Field trips

  • Supervision of students for school shows, rehearsals, robotics, teacher’s helper, library helper, etc. 

  • Drive or chaperones field trips, including sports

  • Coaching or assisting with special events

    • Dances

    • Sports competitions

    • Drama

    • Musical productions

    • Other Extracurricular activities 

  • Volunteering in the Snack Shack

Volunteer clearance NOT Required for     the following:

  • Attending musicals, drama productions, athletic, academic or art events as a member of the audience.

  • Presents a  lecture with certificated staff members (teacher or administrator) present.

  • Attends school events at which parents are expected to supervise their own children

  • Visits the office for the purpose of conducting business there

  •  Attends a parent-staff conference
     

 

How to Become a LGSUHSD Volunteer 

Please attached the following items to you packet:

  • CA ID (Photo ID)
  • Negative TB Results ( Within the last 4 years) If you need an updated TB risk assessment, please complete this FORM and the school nurse, Lisa Tripp, will contact you.
  • Driver's Insurance

Click Here to Complete the Volunteer Packet 

After you complete the packet, our HR Admin Assistant will send you an email confirming your clearance. 

Questions? Contact Flor Alcoba

 

 

2024-25 Volunteer Sign Up Event - May 13 & May 15

Click the VOLUNTEER EVENT LINK FOR INSTRUCTIONS

  VOLUNTEER EVENT PACKET  Click here to be taken directly to the link.