Thank you for your interest in becoming a Volunteer! A Volunteer is a parent, community member or other adult who assists at a school site or program on a regular or semi-regular basis before, during or after school hours. Your participation enhances the overall program for our students.
Starting 1/31/2022, the District will be allowing approved volunteers on school campuses. To be considered a Volunteer, please submit an Application for review. Once an application has been approved, volunteers will receive an email indicating they have been approved.
It is recommended that you apply on a PC to minimize any screen formatting issues; if applying on a mobile device, please have your phone in landscape mode so that all text can be accurately displayed.
As the goal is to have our schools remain open for in-person instruction for the entire school year, all volunteers at this time are required to be fully vaccinated* (upload verification into Raptor) or present a current negative COVID-19 (PCR or antigen) test** (upon entry to school site). All volunteers are expected to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols while on campus.
To provide maximum safety for all NMUSD students and employees, the following information outlines the requirements for each level of volunteers:
Level 1: Non-classroom volunteers with more than limited contact with students, who are not always directly supervised by a certificated employee
NOTE: Volunteer coaches must also meet other screening requirements as noted in the NMUSD Coaching Certification Handbook. Please connect with your School Site Athletic Secretary/Director and/or Volunteer Coordinator for a Volunteer Walk-on Coach Clearance Packet.
Level 2: Classroom volunteers with either limited or more than limited contact with students, who are usually supervised at all times by a certificated employee
Level 3: Non-classroom volunteers with either limited or more than limited contact with students, who are usually supervised at all times by a certificated employee
Level 4: Community members who make a brief presentation to students at the school in the presence of a current NMUSD employee, or who serve in an activity in which there will be no contact with students
NOTE: All Preschool Volunteers, regardless of level, are also required to provide:
As provided in Education Code 45125.1(c), the determination of what constitutes limited contact will be determined by the District based upon the totality of circumstances, including factors such as the length of time the volunteers will be on the school grounds, whether students will be in proximity with the site where the volunteers will be working, and whether the volunteers will be working by themselves or with others.
Pfizer and Moderna - 2 weeks after second dose, J&J - 2 weeks after dose
**Current negative COVID-19 test:A negative COVID-19 (PCR or antigen) test taken within the past 3 days of volunteer date
***Tuberculosis (TB) Test:TB tests/assessments must be completed within the last 60 days.
It is important that the information you enter on the application matches your government issued identification card. A valid email address is required so you can be notified of the status of your application and for future communication. All information collected on the application will remain confidential and not be shared outside the volunteer program.If you have any questions, please visit our webpage at https://web.nmusd.us/volunteers or email email@example.com.Thank you,District Volunteer Coordinator
The following documents are required by the state to authorize clearance within this school district.
I hereby indemnify hold harmless and release the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD), its governing board, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability claims, demands, injuries or death, losses, or damage which may be incurred during the course and scope of my volunteer activities with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.I understand that volunteers are not compensated, and that I may only provide assistance under the direction and supervision of an employee of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. I understand that my volunteer services are at the discretion of the Board through its designee, the site principal/administrator, and that my services may be terminated at any time. I understand that volunteers are covered under the District's Worker's Compensation Policy.
I understand and agree to comply and follow the District COVID-19 safety protocols.
By providing my signature, I herby certify that all statements made on this form and any attachments are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and authorize investigation of all statements herein recorded.
Your volunteer application has been successfully submitted and will be reviewed per the district’s volunteer policy. In the near future, you will be notified as to your volunteer status. If you have any questions, please request to speak with a volunteer representative.