How to Become a Volunteer
The Board of Education adopted Board Policy 1240 Volunteer Assistance, to ensure our students have the right to learn in a safe environment and remain protected from any form of misconduct by adults on our schools’ campuses. The Board is cognizant of the critical role parents, guardians and community members play in the education of our students. Parents, guardians and community members are encouraged to share their special knowledge and abilities with our students. At the same time, schools must be able to operate with full confidence that our students are working with adults who are there to serve their needs. The new policy is a means to ensure student safety and not a deterrent for parent/guardian and community involvement in our schools. If you have any questions, please contact the Community Engagement Office at (510) 307-4526.
Becoming actively involved in education at the local level can help influence the direction and quality of learning for all students. Children are dependent on an involved and caring community to have positive impact in their lives. Your involvement can make a world of difference in the life of a child.
WHERE DO I START?
Parent volunteers (Parents/legal guardians) and community members (non-parents) who wish to volunteer at any WCCUSD schools:
1. Apply online on the link below:
* You will receive a welcome e-mail once you complete the volunteer application and the health questionnaire. (If you do not receive an email, please review your Spam folder)*
2. A second e-mail will be sent to you with your log-in information and instructions to do the following:*Download and complete the Live-Scan form**Schedule your FREE fingerprinting appointment online*
(If you do not receive an email, please review your Spam folder)
3. Please bring the following documents to your fingerprint appointment:*Live Scan form completed**Valid US Government Issue picture I.D. or consulate I.D./Passport*4. A WCCUSD volunteer badge...
will be mailed to you after all documentation is received and verified.
(This process may take up to 30 days)
* Contractors *
Sub-contractors CBO's, non-profits and organizations/businesses
providing a service at one of our PK-12th-grade school sites.
Please contact the Community Engagement Department at (510) 307-4526.
Community Engagement Office
Phone: (510) 307-4526
are scheduled on:
* Tuesdays 9 am - 11 am *
* Thursdays 1 pm - 3 pm *
Fingerprint appointments are held at:CommunityEngagementDepartment1108 Bissell AveRichmond, CA 94801
*Can’t make it on Tuesdays or Thursdays?*
Call to make an appointment at 510-836-0448
and visit our location at
1 Market Street, Oakland CA 94607
To be fingerprinted for free.
Monday – Friday
9 am – 11:30 am
1 pm – 4 pm
(By appointment only)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
YES. We know this is frustrating to hear, but the DOJ and FBI require that individuals get fingerprinted each time they are required to share their prints. WCCUSD cannot access previous fingerprinting records that other organizations requested.
Under the California Education Code, school districts must ensure the safety of all students during school hours. To ensure that all adults who volunteer in our schools are cleared to be around children we conduct fingerprinting.
The Livescan form is used by our fingerprinting vendor who does not have access to the Be a Mentor database due to confidentiality issues. The information provided in the Livescan form is used by our fingerprinting vendor to ensure name accuracy which is an important part of the DOJ and FBI clearance process.
NO. Once you are fingerprinted, you don’t need to do it again.
In case you lose your badge we are happy to replace it at no cost. Please contact the Community Engagement Department at 510-307-4526.