Thank you for your interest in being a Natomas Unified School District volunteer. Volunteers are welcomed in our District and are valuable members of our learning community.
What is a volunteer?
A volunteer is defined as a non-paid individual who, with school District Authorization, assists students, schools, or educational programs. This individual may not always be under the direct supervision of District staff. The service can be on short-term, project specific or on-going basis. A volunteer is required to complete a Volunteer Application, Code of Conduct, take a tuberculosis (TB) test, and have a fingerprint/background check completed prior to rendering service.
- Examples of a volunteer include: a parent helping out in his/her child’s classroom, a parent/individual volunteering on field trips, a college student assisting with a class for credit, etc.
What is required to become a volunteer?
The Natomas Unified School District sincerely appreciates your interest in serving as a volunteer to help our students and our schools. Your knowledge and skills can enrich the educational program. For the benefit and protection of students, volunteers, and others, state laws and District policies require the following:
- Volunteers working with students must be under the direct supervision of a District employee (Education Code Section 35021).
- Volunteers working regularly with students must take a tuberculosis test, be fingerprinted, give evidence of basic skills proficiency, and take a loyalty oath (Education Code Sections 45344.5, 45347, 35349). Any school office can assist you with these requirements.
- Unsalaried volunteers are covered by the District’s Workers Compensation Insurance (Labor Code Section 3364.5). Claim forms are available in each school office.
- Volunteers may offer services not otherwise available, but may not be used to displace regular school personnel (Education Code Section 35021).
- Volunteer must work in the same presence of another adult. Any exception must be approved by the principal.
- Volunteers who will be driving students must also complete a volunteer driver form.
Who can I contact if I have questions?
Please contact the Human Resources Department if you have any questions about the volunteer application process at (916) 561-5299 or by email.
We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to broadening the diversity of our workplace. All applications and resumes are welcome. The Natomas Unified School District is determined to provide district employees, interns, volunteers and job applicants a safe, positive environment where they are assured of full and equal employment access and opportunities, protection from harassment or intimidation, and freedom from any fear of reprisal or retribution for asserting their employment rights in accordance with law. No district employee, and, to the extent required by law, interns, volunteers, and job applicants shall be discriminated against or harassed by any coworker, supervisor, manager, or other person with whom the employee comes in contact in the course of employment, on the basis of the actual or perceived race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, or sexual orientation or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For concerns regarding discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying in employment, you should immediately contact Angela Herrera, Associate Superintendent (Compliance Office for Title IX and CC of R Title 5) at 916-561-5253, [email protected] or 1901 Arena Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834. A copy of Natomas Unified School District’s uniform complaint policy and non-discrimination policy are available upon request.