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Every parents is encourage to become a volunteer.  School volunteers contribute to schools and offices in the following ways:

  • Enriching the school experience for students and staff
  • Assisting teachers in classrooms and with non-instructional tasks
  • Assisting with student, staff, parent and community activities
  • Promoting partnerships between the school, the District and the home/community
  • Serving as positive role models for students

Volunteer

LAUSD THREE-TIERED VOLUNTEER SYSTEM

TIER I VOLUNTEER

Required: California Megan’s Law Website Clearance

Not Required: TB Clearance or Fingerprinting Clearance Must be directly supervised at ALL times by school staff Single Event or On-Demand Application and Volunteer Commitment Form are submitted to the principal for approval. Tier I volunteer application cannot be used for overnight events.

Single Event Volunteer

  • Volunteers for one day only in the entire school year.
  • Potential volunteers fill out the Single Event Volunteer Application.

On-Demand Safety Parent/Guardian/Extended Family Volunteer

  • Only parents, guardians and extended family, at the discretion of the principal, can participate as Tier I “On Demand Safety Volunteers”.

 

TIER II VOLUNTEER

Required: California Megan’s Law Website Clearance TB Clearance

Not Required: Fingerprinting Clearance Must be directly supervised at ALL times by school staff Volunteers must fill out the Volunteer Application on the District’s on-line Volunteer Management System and sign the Volunteer Commitment Form.

Classroom Volunteer

  • Supervised by: Principal/Teacher · Assists the classroom teacher
  • Works in the classroom with small groups of students (2 or more) to reinforce skills
  • Performs clerical or record-keeping tasks for the teacher in the classroom (e.g., classroom assignments, homework collected, etc.). Volunteers are not to have access to student, family, or employee records.
  • Presents information to class in areas of specialized expertise

Room Parent – Supervised by: Principal/Teacher

  • Assists teacher in communicating with parents who agree to be contacted
  • Plans, coordinates and seeks help from other parents for classroom celebrations in compliance with the school’s policy

Campus Volunteer

  • Supervised by: Principal/Certificated Staff Assigned by Principal

Safety Valet / School Tours / Playground Volunteer

Office Volunteer

  • Supervised by: Principal/Office Staff
  • Assists school staff with duplicating and preparing outgoing or instructional materials. Volunteers are not to have access to student, family, or employee records.

Parent and Family Center Volunteer

  • Supervised by: Principal/Parent and Family Center Staff
  • Assists with parent workshops and resources

Field Trip/Event Chaperone Volunteer

  • Supervised by: Teacher/Certificated Staff Assigned by Principal
  • Assists during field trips under the direct supervision of certificated staff

 

TIER III VOLUNTEER

Required: California Megan’s Law Website Clearance TB Clearance Fingerprint Clearance Must be directly supervised at ALL times by school staff. Volunteers must fill out the Volunteer Application on the District’s on-line Volunteer Management System and sign the Volunteer Commitment Form.

One-on-One Tutor

  • Supervised by: Principal/Teacher/Certificated Staff Assigned by Principal
  • Provides directed assistance to assigned students one-on-one in identified target academic areas with the teacher or Certificated Staff Assigned by the principal in the classroom

Cafeteria Volunteer

  • Supervised by: Principal/Cafeteria Manager/Teacher/Staff Assigned by Principal
  • Assists children and staff with the distribution of food, clean up, and assists in maintaining an orderly and safe environment during meal times in the school cafeteria and during Breakfast in the Classroom

Overnight Field Trip Chaperone Volunteer

  • Supervised by: Teacher/Certificated Staff Assigned by Principal
  • Assists designated teacher in the supervision of an assigned group of students on overnight field trips

Student Activities Volunteer

  • Supervised by: Principal/Certificated Staff Assigned by Principal
  • Assists with administratively approved student sports activities, band, clubs, culinary groups, etc.

BULLETIN-6746.2 Establishing and Administering School/Office Volunteer Programs (click here)

APPLICATION PROCESS


All prospective volunteers must register for a LAUSD Volunteer Parent/Guardian Account in the following way:

  • Access the LAUSD Parent/Guardian Account registration page at https://volunteerapp.lausd.net.
    • Select “I am a LAUSD parent/guardian” or “I am a LAUSD community member.”
    • Click on “Register for a LAUSD Parent/Guardian Account.” Once on the LAUSD Parent/Guardian Account registration site, a prospective volunteer will be required to enter his name and a valid email account.

Prospective volunteers will receive an email to complete the registration process, including the creation of an account password.

 

The online Volunteer Application should be submitted electronically. A copy of the online Volunteer Application and a Volunteer Commitment Form must be printed, signed and delivered to the Charnock Road front office.

 

Volunteers must update their online application at the beginning of each school year.  Continuing volunteers may reapply to serve as volunteers for the next school year.  A new volunteer identification badge will be issued each school year.

 

Please see the Main Office for additional details on how to become a volunteer and receive an official LAUSD Volunteer Badge.

Volunteer REQUIREMENTS

HEALTH CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS 

 

Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance

Volunteers must submit clearance of TB prior to starting volunteer service. Clearance for TB is valid for a period of up to four (4) years.

 

All prospective volunteers are required to have the TB Risk Assessment Questionnaire administered by a licensed health care provider. If there are no risk factors identified, a Certificate of Completion is provided by the health care provider for clearance; and the prospective volunteer must submit a copy of this to the school or office.

 

Continuing volunteers with TB clearance must repeat the TB clearance certification every four (4) years.

 

For additional questions regarding TB requirements for LAUSD volunteer applicants, contact LAUSD Nursing Services at (213) 202-7580.

 

Prospective volunteers may be able to obtain TB screenings for a reduced cost through the following organizations:

 

SAFETY/SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS

 

Megan’s Law/Sex Offender Clearance

Any volunteer applicant whose name appears on the Megan’s Law online database is prohibited from serving as a District office volunteer and as an on campus school volunteer in any capacity for any length of time, including for one-time activities.

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) / Department of Justice (DOJ) Fingerprinting Clearance

Volunteer applicants need to be fingerprinted only once during their volunteer service. LAUSD adheres to the California State statutes pertaining to supervised volunteerism in public schools. Fingerprinting clearance by the FBI and the DOJ is required for the following persons: 

  • Persons providing direct instruction to students regardless of the number of hours engaged in such activity, even if supervised by a certificated employee
  • Persons volunteering in any school for more than 16 hours per week, regardless of supervision
  • Persons volunteering for less than 16 hours per week under general supervision and whose duties require significant contact with students, as determined by the school principal, including the following:
    • Playground assistants
    • Lunch supervision assistants
    • Safety Valet program assistants

Fingerprinting must be conducted through LAUSD.  Fingerprinting for parent volunteers is available by appointment at various District locations.  Applicants are required to present a Social Security number and a State of California driver’s license or identification card. Money orders or cashier’s checks made out to LAUSD are the only accepted form of payment.

The following are approved LAUSD fingerprinting locations:

  • 333 S. Beaudry Ave., 15th Floor Los Angeles CA 90017 (213) 241-6140
  • 5607 Capistrano Ave. Woodland Hills CA 91367 (818) 587-4364
  • 6505 Zelzah Ave. Reseda CA 91335 (818) 654-1600
  • 944 West 77th St. Los Angeles CA 90044 (323) 753-3321
  • 611 Jackson St. Los Angeles CA 90012 (213) 633-3500
  • 2060 West 156th St. Gardena CA 90249 (310) 515-3010
  • 312 N. Garey St. Los Angeles CA 90012 (213) 346-2160

The fingerprinting fee is currently $56.00. Neither LAUSD nor the school pays this cost.  Funds provided Parents Love Charnock (PLC) Booster Club may be used.  Contact the main office at (310) 838-6110 for more information.