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Become a VCUSD Volunteer

Make A Difference in Our Schools

At a time when local and state education funding is in peril and public schools face severe budget reductions volunteers are needed more than ever. In just a few hours a week, school volunteers have tremendous power to make a difference in individual students’ lives and in the overall progress of a classroom. 

It is widely believed that school volunteers positively impact self-esteem, attitudes, social growth, and communication skills in students. Through school volunteer programs, adults with a wide variety of backgrounds and skill sets are able to provide the kind of personalized attention that students need to succeed. 

The volunteer opportunities within our schools provide flexible ways for volunteers to commit as much time as they have available — from one to two hours to several days a week.

All interested applicants interested in volunteering at a school within Vallejo City Unified School District are encouraged to apply via our online application. The application form will ask you to indicate the school you would like to volunteer at.

If you have any questions or need more details about the program, visit the Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) page.

School Volunteer Online Application

Step 1 Required Documents           

Gather the following required documents to complete the volunteer process:

·         TB Clearance (within 3 years result or current TB Risk Assessment signed off by medical provider)

·         Valid Government Issued ID

Step 2 Apply to become a volunteer:

·         Complete the online Volunteer Application

o   The application requires your TB clearance date; the form will be collected once you have completed the paperwork process.

·         Print the forms from the Link shown after your application    is submitted

o  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A PRINTER, PLEASE STOP BY HR TO PICK UP A COPY.

Note: If you have a “Yes” answer on the question regarding your background, you will need to provide a written statement including your circumstances, dates, names, cause, and sentence or fine etc. If you fail to send the statement it will delay your process and possibly stop you from becoming a volunteer.

The statement can be sent to HR@vcusd.org with the subject: Volunteer Background Statement.

Note A:  FOR PARENT/GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERS ONLY:

Print and using forms in the link:

·         Request for Live Scan Form (Required Document)

·         Next steps: After Live Scan Instruction

These forms allow you to be fingerprinted at the Live Scan location below. If you do not have access to a printer, please visit Human Resources for the required documents needed to complete your fingerprints.

 There is no fee for parents/guardians to fingerprint. The fee is billed to VCUSD.

UPS Locations:

o   3505 Sonoma Blvd Ste. 20, Vallejo, CA 94590

o   101 W American Canyon Rd, American Canyon, CA 94503

If you choose to be fingerprinted at a location that is not listed above, the rolling fee will vary based on the location and will be an out of pocket expense.

Note B: FOR CONTRACTORS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS ONLY:

  • The department or site you are working with must send an email to HR with your information.
  • We will contact you to schedule your appointment to process your fingerprints and collect your paperwork. If you would like to go to an outside location, please print the forms in the link after you submit your application. This will be an out of pocket expense and the fees will vary.

District Cost for fingerprints: $32 for DOJ

Outside Cost: $32 for DOJ and a rolling fee that will vary at different location

Printing and using forms in the link (Optional):

·         Request for Live Scan Form

·         Next steps: After Live Scan Instruction

Step 3 Live Scan

As a volunteer, you will need to complete a live scan for our District. A live scan is a background check that is processed through the Department of Justice (DOJ), which requires being fingerprinted.

·        Parents/Guardians ONLY: Take the Request Live Scan Service form to the live scan (fingerprinting) place listed above.

·        Contractors and Community Member: HR will contact you for a fingerprint appointment once you have completed an application and HR has been notified by the site. You can print the Request Live Scan Service form and bring it to your scheduled appointment.

·         Complete the Application Information section of the Request for Live Scan Service form. (You have to print the form to complete it)

Note: You must have a Valid Government Issued ID to be fingerprinted.

Step 4 Completing the Process       

Please bring the following documents to the Human Resources Department within 2 weeks of being fingerprinted:

·         TB Clearance

·         Valid Government Issued ID (We will need a copy)

·         Copy of Live Scan Form

Note: The sooner you bring in the paperwork, the sooner you will be able to be cleared to volunteer. You may also have the items scanned and sent over from the school site.

If you are missing any of the required documents above, you will not be approved to volunteer.

Step 5 Clearance

Most clearance questions can be addressed at your child’s school site by the designated staff member(s), who will be updated regularly on the progress of a volunteer.

You will receive a volunteer clearance letter via email for your records.