Volunteer Procedures

Volunteers will need to sign-in the front office and show identification either with

Christina Gray or Claudia Camacho.

Volunteers will need to have on file and cleared prior to any activity:
1. An application for this school year. CLICK HERE FOR VOLUNTEER FORM.

2. TB proof or a signed/completed TB risk assessment form.
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The only occasion a volunteer does not need to meet this requirement is if only volunteering for one event and will not be in contact with students.

3. Clearance on Megan's law database.

All these requirements must be met and cleared before we can allow volunteers to have contact with students.

For more information on volunteering for CPMA, please contact Christina Gray at [email protected]

 

WHAT IS A SCHOOL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM?

A school volunteer program:

• provides outreach to the community

• engages parents and community members to share their special talents and knowledge with students, teachers and staff

• offers aid in a variety of educational situations

• organizes people to work in schools

• provides relevant training, appropriate placement, and ongoing recognition of the efforts of volunteers

• supplements the efforts of professional staff All school volunteer programs must follow SDUSD Administrative Procedure #4595 regarding school volunteers. Support for the volunteer program in the San Diego Unified School District is provided by the Community Relations Department (619-725-5594).

 

WHY DO SCHOOLS NEED VOLUNTEERS?

Volunteers can:

• enrich children’s learning experiences

• increase children’s motivation for learning and self-esteem

• assist teachers to provide more individual attention for children

• provide a variety of positive role models for students

• strengthen school-community relations

• serve as community ambassadors to advocate for the school

• provide access to the volunteer’s community/business relationships for needed resources

 

WHERE DO SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS SERVE?

Volunteers work under the supervision of a school employee. They can:

• provide one-to-one or small group basic skills assistance to students

• give aid to students with special needs

• enrich the curriculum with their special skills and unique experiences

• prepare materials for use in the school program

• relieve school personnel of non-teaching duties

• assist with school/classroom activities

 

HOW DO VOLUNTEERS BENEFIT FROM WORKING IN SCHOOLS?

Volunteers will work more consistently and over a longer period of time when they are able to meet some of their own needs through volunteering. Some of the reasons people get involved in school volunteering and stay involved are:

• the opportunity to be involved with people

• the opportunity to make a contribution to the community

• a chance to use personal skills and abilities

• a chance to develop new skills and abilities

• need for recognition

 

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