San Leandro USD

Tradition and Innovation

Volunteer

Dear Volunteer

We are pleased that you have decided to be a volunteer in the San Leandro Unified School District (SLUSD)!  As parents, grandparents, neighbors, and community members, you have valuable ideas, talents, and time to share with our students and our schools.

It is our belief that our volunteer programs are beneficial to everyone involved.  Volunteers help foster stronger school/community relationships by creating a common ownership in the success of our schools, as well as, demonstrating the importance of community service to our students.

The SLUSD volunteers provide support and guidance to schools to help them facilitate their parent and community engagement programs.  Currently, volunteers work in a variety of capacities: doing work from home; acting as tutors/mentors; providing assistance in the classroom; participating on business/community partnership advisory boards; assisting in a school’s main office or library/media centers and organizing fundraising efforts for school foundations, scholarships, field trips, etc.

Types of Volunteers

What is a Level 1 Volunteer?

Level 1 Volunteers are volunteers who have minimal interaction with students. Minimal interaction is defined as those volunteers who have direct student contact for less than one hour per month and/or no one-on-one student contact (e.g. assisting with day field trips, one-time classroom presentations, fundraising, and special events would still constitute minimal interaction).

These volunteers will not be subject to Tuberculosis testing; however, an automated records check will be required to complete an application.

If you are interested in transporting students in privately owned vehicles, please visit the “Driver” tab for more information.

How to Apply:

  1. Download and complete the Volunteer Packet
    (Paquete para Voluntarios) 
    (義工須知及申請表格)
  2. Turn in your complete packet to the site which you want to volunteer.

What is a Level 2 Volunteer?

Level 2 Volunteers are volunteers who are expected to have more than minimal interaction with students. These volunteers have ongoing direct one-on-one or small group contact with students.

Level 2 volunteers can work with students in a district-sponsored student activity programs. Student activity programs include but are not limited to, overnight field trips, scholastic programs, interscholastic programs, and extracurricular activities sponsored by the district or a school booster club, such as cheer team, drill team, dance team, and marching band.

Level 2 volunteers are also subject to: (1) fingerprint clearance, (2) Tuberculosis testing.

If you are interested in transporting students in privately owned vehicles, please visit the “Driver” tab for more information.

How to Apply:

  1. Download and complete the Volunteer Packet
    (Paquete para Voluntarios) 
    (義工須知及申請表格)
  2. Turn in your complete packet to the site which you want to volunteer.

Transportation for School-Related Trips

Volunteers interested in transporting students in privately owned vehicles must do the following:

  1. Register as a Level 2 Volunteer.
  2. Submit the volunteer registration information and authorization form to the school site where you will be volunteering and driving students.

 

In order to be eligible to transport students, drivers must meet and adhere to the following conditions:

INDEMNITY PROVISION

  1. Student Drivers shall not transport other students on authorized field trips.
  2. The Driver agrees and accepts his/her obligation to operate, manage, and control his/her vehicle in a safe and lawful manner while transporting students pursuant to the Certificate and Authorization.
  3. The Driver further agrees to DEFEND AND INDEMNIFY The San Leandro Unified School District from any claim, action or lawsuit brought by anyone which arises out of or is in any way connected to the operation of the vehicle pursuant to the Certificate and Authorization.

DRIVER INSTRUCTIONS
When using your vehicle to transport students on field trips or other school activity trips:

  1. Be sure that you have registered with the district for such purposes and have a valid driver’s license and current liability insurance at or above the minimum amount required by law for each occurrence.
  2. Check the safety of your vehicle: tires, brakes, lights, horn, suspension, etc.
  3. Carry only the number of passengers for which your vehicle was designed. If you have a pickup truck, carry only as many as can safely sit in the passenger compartment.
  4. Require each passenger to use an appropriate child passenger restraint system (child car seat or booster seat) or safety belt in accordance with the law.
  5. Do not smoke a pipe, cigar, or cigarette while there are minors in the vehicle, as required by law.
  6. Obey all traffic laws.
  7. Take the most direct route to the destination or event without unnecessary stops.

In case of emergency, keep all students together and call 911 and the district office.