Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest in volunteering.  In the Spring of 2016, the Board of Trustees authorized a new volunteer clearance process, which requires volunteers who may be alone with students to have fingerprint clearance with the Department of Justice. The benefit of this new system is that your fingerprint clearance will be valid for your entire time in Belmont-Redwood Shores--you only have to be fingerprinted once.  As we continue to update our volunteer database, we ask all prospective volunteers to complete the volunteer form below. 

Click on the link to get started:  Required form for all volunteers

 

Examples of Volunteer Opportunities  

Note that the volunteer form will guide you through the necessary clearance.   

 

Level 1

Volunteers working under the constant direct supervision of a school district employee.  

These volunteers do not need fingerprinting.

TB not required when volunteering less than 3 times a month.

The District may perform a Megan's Law check, as well as seek clearance with local law enforcement.

 
  • Classroom volunteer
  • Art-In-Action
  • Multicultural day
  • Discovery Day
  • Ralston Walk-About
  • Lunch distribution
  • Middle school dance chaperone
  • Parking lot (drop-off/pick-up)
  • Music
  • Mystery reader
 

Level 2

Volunteers working under the general supervision of a school district employee, but may occasionally be unsupervised while working with students.

Fingerprinting required.

TB not required when volunteering less than 3 times a month.

The District may also perform a Megan's Law check, as well as seek clearance with local law enforcement.

 
  • Afterschool tutor
  • Playground supervision
  • Escorting students for photo day, health screening, etc.
  • Book fair
 

Level 3

Volunteers who will be alone working with or mentoring students.  The students may be transported by the volunteer.

Fingerprinting required.

TB not required when volunteering less than 3 times a month.

The District may also perform a Megan's Law check, as well as seek clearance with local law enforcement.

Vehicle form and proof of insurance required prior to transporting students.

 
  • Afterschool clubs
  • Field trip chaperone
  • Field trip driver
 

Additional steps if required -

You must complete the form prior to these steps

Fingerprint Clearance (to be a Level 2 or 3 volunteer)-DO NOT COMPLETE THIS STEP UNLESS STEP 1 has been completed.

Vehicle Clearance (to transport students) Return this form to your child's school teacher prior to a field trip, not the district office.

TB Clearance (for volunteering 3 or more times per month)

 

Have questions?  

Please contact the Educational Services Department at 650-637-4800, x1013 or edservices@brssd.org.