How do I Volunteer?
Thank you for taking the time to volunteer for Pittsburg Unified School District. Every neighborhood and community has a stake in student success and your help truly does make a difference in the lives of our students.
Our goal is to effectively and safely use parent and community volunteers. Board Policy and the Education Code require screening of all volunteers, whether it is short-term, project-specific or on-going volunteer work.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact your school site or Human Resources at (925) 473-2335.
If you are interested in volunteering with the PUSD Garden Program, check out our garden webpage where volunteer details are available. You may also email Michelle DeCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank you for sharing your valuable time to support the students and schools of Pittsburg. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a volunteer?
- What is required to become a volunteer?
- Who can I contact if I have a question?
- How do I become a volunteer?
- How do I obtain fingerprint clearance?
- Where can I obtain a TB certificate?
- How long does this process take?
- What happens once I am cleared?
- Where do I report to volunteer?
If you become aware of suspected child abuse, report your observations to your supervising teacher or site administrator.
- When you hear and observe things about students, families and staff while volunteering, it is imperative that you respect the confidentiality of that information. (Repeating a seemingly harmless comment can lead to misunderstandings and hurt feelings.) For schools to provide the best environment for learning, everyone’s privacy must be respected.
- Volunteers function in a position of trust and the Pittsburg Unified School District does not extend that volunteer/student trust relationship outside of the supervised school environment. It is the responsibility of the volunteer to notify the site administrator immediately if he/she becomes involved with a student/family outside the PUSD environment.
- Volunteers are not considered “mandated reporters” under California law, but volunteers should be aware of child abuse report requirements for school employees.
- School personnel must report:
- Cases of suspected infliction of physical or mental suffering on minor,
- Cases of suspected physical injuries to minors by other than accidental means, and
- Cases of suspected sexual molestation.