Fullerton School District encourages parents and community members to get involved with their schools. Your participation enhances instructional and extra-curricular programs and motivates students. This site will provide you with information on how to volunteer with Fullerton School District.
The goals of Fullerton School District are twofold:
After you have identified the type of service you wish to participate in, please complete an application, along with any required documents, and submit it to the appropriate school site. Applications are available in the FSD Volunteer Handbook provided below. To allow sufficient processing of your application, please submit your application at least three weeks prior to the event which you are volunteering for.
Types of Volunteers:
TIER I VOLUNTEER
One Time Volunteer: Parents or other visitors or guests who enter a school for a one-time event. These persons have no unsupervised exposure or contact with children. Examples include guest readers, guest speakers, one-time volunteers for school or classroom events such as Read Across America Day. Parents who attend school to eat lunch or to participate in a parent involvement activity with their child(ren) are also considered visitors or guests.
One time Volunteer Requirements:
TIER II VOLUNTEER
Non-Student Contact Regular Volunteer: Volunteers who assist with preparing classroom materials away from students and in a location such as the office or school work room.
Limited Student Contact: Volunteers who serve under the direct and constant of supervision of a teacher or FSD staff member. Typical examples include reading to the whole class, working with students at a learning center alongside the teacher, parent volunteer on a field trip where the whole class stays together as one group, classroom assistance, after-school programs, and athletic practices and events.
Tier II Volunteer Requirements:
TIER III VOLUNTEER
Student Contact: Volunteers who are primarily supervised by a teacher or FSD staff member, but may have brief periods working alone with students or out of the direct sightline of staff. Examples include working at a table with a small group of students, parent volunteer on a field trip where the class is split into smaller groups, overnight field trips, escorting small groups of students from the classroom to other locations on campus, mentoring activities, and working in a preschool classroom.
Tier III Volunteer Requirements:
TB Testing and/or Risk Assessment:
California law requires that school staff and volunteers working with children be free of infectious tuberculosis (TB). Tier II and Tier III volunteers can obtain a TB Risk Assessment from a medical professional. Once the assessment has been completed, the volunteer should bring the signed form to the school office. This assessment needs to be completed once every four years. Any fees associated with the TB Risk Assessment are the volunteer's responsibility. For further information, please download the PDF attachment at the bottom of this page entitled, "Facts TB Testing Requirement." If a medical practitioner requests a TB testing/risk assessment form, please download the attachment, also at the bottom of this page, called, "TB Risk Assessment 2018-19 for Nurse or Doctor."
Fingerprinting Estimated Costs:
In some instances, fingerprint clearance may be required before a volunteer may begin. If fingerprinting is required, volunteers must submit the Volunteer Application form (can be found in the Volunteer Handbook) to the school site. Volunteers will receive a live scan form from the school site, in which they will take the form to a live scan fingerprinting facility. At the live scan facility a volunteer will pay for the DOJ and FBI level of service, along with a rolling fee (a fee for having your live scan/fingerprints completed at the location/facility). DOJ’s fee is $32, FBI’s fee is $17, and locations rolling fee vary. These fees will be payable to the Live Scan Center chosen by the volunteer applicant. FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
FSD also offers a Live Scan Center at the District Office at a discounted cost of $25 to parents. Parents must first apply to volunteer at the school site where their child attends. School sites then submit each completed and approved volunteer application to the appropriate District Office personnel. Once the approved application is received, someone from the District Office will contact each parent to schedule a Live Scan appointment and collect payment.