Frequently Asked Questions


    What is the process to register a parent or community volunteer?

    Be A Mentor, Inc. is contracted by WCCUSD for volunteer application processing and for background clearances.

    Find all Volunteer Information at www.beamentor.org/now .  

    Step 1: Complete Volunteer application

    Step 2: Make an appointment (on your be a mentor dashboard) for fingerprinting and to take a photo.

    Volunteer applicants will be notified of fingerprinting results via email.  For additional support or questions, contact the School Community Outreach Coordinator:  Mrs. Ames @ (510) 231-1414, ext. #23613.


    What do I do when I arrive at the school site?

    • Make prior arrangements with your student's teacher for volunteer opportunities.
    • Always sign in as a visitor.
    • Sign in at the front office and receive a visitor’s badge.


    Do parents need to register as volunteers?

    Yes, all parents who wish to volunteer will need to complete the process leading to obtaining a photo ID badge. Typical volunteer opportunities at WCCUSD may include field trip chaperone, library support, classroom support, enrichment, and yard support.


    Do field trip chaperons require clearance in addition to the field trip packet provided at the school site?

    Volunteers attending day and overnight field trips are required to get fingerprint clearance.


     How long does it take to complete volunteer processing steps?

    The entire process may be as short as one week and as long as six weeks. 


    Do I need to be fingerprinted if I am an employee of WCCUSD or a retired employee of WCCUSD?

    If you are current employee of WCCUSD, you will not be required to complete the online application to be a volunteer. If you are a retired employee of WCCUSD you will be required to undergo fingerprinting and TB Screening.


    Do I need to be fingerprinted if I am a volunteer or employee of another government agency or outside organization?

    Agencies are not allowed to share the confidential information obtained from a background clearance. WCCUSD is liable for all volunteers registered through the district and must request a new background clearance for their own volunteers. So for example, if you work for or were previously employed by places like but not limited to Contra Costa County, Contra Costa or Peralta Colleges, or Oakland Unified School District you still require fingerprinting with WCCUSD.