Volunteer in PUSD!
How to become a volunteer at PUSD:
If individuals wish to become a volunteer, they will need to speak with the school's community assistant/volunteer coordinator AND completely fill out the volunteer forms:
- Volunteer Application
- Statement of Confidentiality & Child Abuse Reporting Form
- Sign receipt of acknowledgement of the Volunteer Handbook pledge (page 19)
Formas en Español:
- Solicitud de Voluntario
- Declaración de Confidencialidad y Presentación de Informe de Abuso Infantil
- Manual de Voluntarios
**Please note that depending on the level of clearance requested, additional forms may be required.
- TB clearance dated within 60 days (a list of locations for screening will be provided)
- A copy of driver's license/ID
All Early Childhood Education volunteers need to be cleared by the Early Childhood Education Office: Early Childhood Education Department
Frequently Asked Questions
Awesome! PUSD is fortunate to have many community volunteers who generously donate countless hours to inspire and enrich student learning. We partner with several organizations who train volunteers and target specific areas where students need help the most.
Contact the Community Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator at your desired school site/department to see if there is an assignment available. They will also determine the level of clearance (Level 1 or Level 2 ) required for your specific volunteer assignment.
All field trip chaperones are required to get checked on the MEGAN'S LAW database, which is done by the Community Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator at the school site.
The majority of chaperones for day field trips are NOT required to get fingerprint clearance (Level 2). Level 1 Volunteer Clearance is sufficient for a daytime field trip as long as the volunteer is supervised by a teacher at all times.
Volunteers attending an overnight field trip are required to obtain child safety clearance via our fingerprint process (Level 2). The community assistant/volunteer coordinator will authorize volunteers for fingerprinting by submitting a request to our Family & Community Engagement Office. Once we have the authorization from the school site, we will contact the volunteer to set up an appointment.
No appointments can be scheduled without prior authorization from the school site. We do not take walk-ins for LiveScans. You must have an appointment set up with the office staff before coming in for a LiveScan for Level 2 Clearance.
The vast majority of volunteers work under the close supervision of a PUSD certificated staff member. For example: chaperoning a field trip, helping in a classroom or library, tutoring students in the back of the classroom or in the art, drama or science rooms.
Only a few volunteers who take on the considerable responsibility of working with students outside the supervision of Certificated Staff are authorized by school administrators for fingerprinting.
The entire process can take between 2 - 3 weeks, and in some cases a little more.
This depends on whether your medical provider will refer you for a TB skin test/Chest X-ray or if your assignment will require fingerprint clearance. Getting results back from the Department of Justice/FBI varies per person. The average turnaround time is a few days, but there is no way for our office to know for sure how long it will take for results to come back once we submit prints.
Yes. Current employees and retired employees must register as volunteers at their site.
Depending on the volunteer assignment, they may be referred for fingerprint clearance through the Family & Community Engagement Office. In that case, an authorization from the school site still needs to be submitted before an appointment can be scheduled.