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School & Classroom Volunteers

The Board of Trustees recognizes that volunteer assistance in schools can enrich the educational program, increase supervision of students, and contribute to school safety while strengthening the schools' relationships with the community. Thank you for sharing your valuable time to support the students and schools of Oakley. Your efforts are greatly appreciated! There are many ways family/community members can participate with their child’s school:

Spectators are attendees at events open to the public.

Guests/Service Volunteer:
Guests and service volunteers are invited participants to school, service, and similar activities. Guests and service volunteers do not directly chaperone or work with students and attend under the supervision of staff.

Classroom Volunteer/Volunteer Coach/Chaperone:
Classroom volunteers, volunteer coaches and chaperones assist certificated personnel in the performance of their duties, including in the supervision of students and in the performance of instructional tasks which, in the judgment of the certificated personnel to whom the volunteer is assigned, may be performed by a person not licensed as a classroom teacher. They may provide volunteer assistance in the classroom, at dances/events, and on field trips with the approval, and under the direct supervision, of the teacher and/or administrator. This may include nonteaching/noninstructional work with students and supervision during nutritional periods as detailed in Ed Code (Education Codes 35021, 44814, 44815, 45344, 45349, 51101). Those seeking to be a Classroom Volunteer/Volunteer Coach/Chaperone will need to complete and submit the following: 

  1. Complete a Volunteer Application and  Code of Conduct Form
  2. Submit a photocopy of a Driver's License or Identification Card
  3. Complete Fingerprint Clearance and Return a Signed Request for Live Scan Service Form
    (no cost to volunteers when using Diablo Live Scan)
  4. All above completed documents can be e-mailed to or
    returned to the District Office.
  • After all documents have been reviewed and the fingerprints are cleared; the Volunteer will receive a Badge with name printed on it, available for pick-up at the school site. 

 - - - NOTE: This process only needs to be completed one time. - - - 

Upon written request by a parent/guardian, the school principal shall arrange for parental observation of a class or activity in a reasonable time frame and in accordance with Board policy and administrative regulations (Board Policy 5020 and Ed Code 49091.10). 

Requirements At-A-Glance:
  Fingerprint Requirement Volunteer Application Conduct Code Form Badge Issued Required
Pre-approval of School/Teacher
Classroom Volunteer/Volunteer Coach/Chaperones Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
No No No No Yes
Observer No No No No Yes and with written request to principal
Spectator No No No No No

*PTA event volunteers fall under the processes and protocols of their PTA. Even if your schedule doesn't permit you to volunteer for school/classroom activities, our PTAs always welcome volunteers.