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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers and SDUSD Staff Welcome to the Volunteer Program Guidelines.

The Volunteer Program Guidelines provide support and guidance to schools to help them facilitate their parent and community engagement programs. Currently, nearly 30,000 volunteers work in a variety of capacities in the San Diego Unified School District.

These volunteers - parents, guardians, grandparents, business/community partners, community members, the military, K-12 and college students, senior citizens, and others - represent the economic, social, racial, religious and educational backgrounds within the San Diego community.

Volunteers act in a variety of capacities, including tutors/mentors, provide assistance in the classroom, participate as senior exhibition panel members, participate on business/community partnership advisory boards, assist in the main office, in the library/media centers and with fundraising efforts for school foundations, scholarships, and field trips.

Administrative Procedure 4595 outlines procedures for school volunteer programs. In order to provide students with a safe environment and allow for a variety of opportunities for volunteering, volunteer participation is classified into four categories. Depending on the category, certain screening processes must be completed by district staff prior to volunteering.

Some Updates You Should Be Aware of:

  • TB Screening Protocol Changes: On September 15, 2014, the governor of California signed into law new TB testing rules for schools. Assembly Bill 1667 regulates staff and volunteer testing at schools for tuberculosis. SD Council of PTA has been working with the FACE Team to update the current district rules to comply with the state law. Starting now, the first step in becoming a school volunteer is to process an Adult Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Questionnaire. The SDUSD Nursing Department has put into place plans on how nursing staff will assist in facilitating this questionnaire for volunteers. If you can answer "yes" to any the questions, then you MUST go to the doctor and get a TB test.

Getting Started

All schools are asked to designate a School Site Volunteer Coordinator. All volunteer work must be done under the direction of an assigned teacher, site volunteer coordinator, principal or vice principal. Volunteers must comply with the district's volunteer screening requirements.

Community members interested in volunteering should:

  1. Contact the school to ask to speak with the volunteer coordinator. School Directory
  2. Comply with appropriate volunteer screening requirements.
  3. Complete and return a school volunteer application to the site and/or department of interest.
  4. Read and acknowledge understanding of the Volunteer Code of Conduct.
  5. Provide Adult Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment Questionnaire OR results of Tuberculin skin test.

Volunteer Activities and Opportunities

Learn more on how to volunteer:

  • At home
  • At school
  • At the district

We Would Love To Hear From You:

If you are interested in sharing information with our Volunteer Team please fill out our survey:


If you are interested in volunteering contact the school directly

or for further information on how to get involved or establishing a partnership, contact the Family And Community Engagement Department: