Thank you for your interest in volunteering in our District. The important work of the School District is enhanced on a daily basis by valuable contributions from parent and community volunteers. The Baldwin Park Unified School District offers a variety of activities you may choose from when volunteering your time. Simply complete and submit a volunteer application, and upon approval, you will receive instructions on next steps.
It is very important that the information you enter on the application matches your government-issued identification card including your full legal name. It is important that you provide a valid email address so you can be notified as to the status of your application and for future communications. All information collected on the application will remain confidential, to the extent permitted by law, and not be shared outside the volunteer program.
The purpose of this screening is to ensure that no one working with our children has a record of sexual misconduct, thus providing a safe and positive environment for our students.
If you have any questions about the application; please request to speak with a volunteer representative.
Jill M. Poe
The Following documents are required by the state to authorize clearance within this school district. If you are unable to submit verification of TB clearance at this time, please bring this to one of the schools selected so that they are able to proceed with processing your application.
By providing your signature on this volunteer application, you agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the District Volunteer Program and subsequent disclosures below.
Baldwin Park Unified School District – Volunteer Code of Conduct
As a volunteer, I agree to abide by the following code of volunteer conduct: 1. Immediately upon arrival, I will sign in at the Principal’s office or the designated sign-in station. 2. I understand that volunteering is a privilege and not a right. 3. I understand that the approval of my volunteer application does not afford me the right to access the campus at any time without prior approval from the site administration. 4. I will wear a volunteer identification badge while volunteering on the campus. 5. I will use only adult bathroom facilities. 6. I agree to never be alone with individual students without the authorization of teachers and/or school authorities. 7. I will not solicit outside contact with students. 8. I will maintain confidentiality outside of school and will share any concerns that I may have with teachers and school administrators. 9. I will not disclose, use or disseminate student photographs or personal information about students, self, or others. 10. I agree not to post, transmit, publish, or display harmful or inappropriate matter that is threatening, obscene, disruptive or sexually explicit or that could be construed as any form of harassment. 11. I will dress appropriately. 12. I agree only to do what is in the best personal and educational interest of every child with whom I come into contact. 13. I will immediately(no more than 24 hours) notify the School Police Chief if I am subject to any new arrests and/or criminal convictions during my volunteering time. 14. I understand that my status as a volunteer may be revoked at any time. Completion of the Volunteer Application does not give you access to any of our school campuses at any time. You must always obtain pre-approval from the principal or designee prior to volunteering. Failure to adhere to the Volunteer Code of Conduct can result in your volunteer privileges being revoked at any time.
Criminal Background Acknowledgement
It is possible that as a volunteer you may have more than occasional or infrequent contact with students. Under Penal Code 290.95 you are required to disclose to school officials if you are a registered sex offender. Your failure to disclose this fact could result in your arrest, prosecution, and likely fine and imprisonment. Please read and sign the following statement:
I declare under penalty of perjury, that I am not a registered sex offender, and that I have not suffered convictions for any violent or serious felony as defined in Sections 667.5 and 1192.7 of the Penal Code; or any sex offense as defined in Section 44010 of the Education Code; or any controlled substance offense as defined in Section 44011 of the Education Code (EC 44010, 44011, or 44424); and there are no criminal charges pending against me.
I certify that all statements made herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I authorize an investigation of all statements herein recorded. I release from liability all persons and organizations reporting information required by this application.
Waiver and Release
I hereby release, waive, forever discharge, hold harmless, and covenant not to sue the Baldwin Park Unified School District(District), it’s governing board, employees, officers, agents, and volunteers for liability to myself and all of my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, parents, and next of kin for any loss or damage, and any claim or demands on account of any property damage, injury to, illness of, or death (including any person who may contract COVID-19, directly or indirectly, from me) whether caused by the negligence, active or passive, of the District or otherwise while I participate as a volunteer
Furthermore, as an unpaid volunteer, I understand that I have not been deemed an employee and will be ineligible for workers’ compensation benefits pursuant to California Labor Code 3364.5 as the Board of Education has not adopted a resolution affording such coverage.
Student-Employee Interaction Expectations
As a volunteer, I agree to abide by and be subject to the following:
Sexual Harassment, Student-Employee Interaction Expectations
E 4119.11, 4219.11, 4319.11
Consistent with Article I, Section 28(c) of the California Constitution and the District’s
policy prohibiting sexual harassment, all District employees shall:
safe and secure environment, as required by the California Constitution.
roles, duties, and responsibilities, within accepted norms of behavior for educators, and in
a manner that a reasonable person would not interpret as inappropriate. Examples of
boundary violations include, but are not limited to, the following:
attachment for all parties or may be perceived as acting in a “parental” role.
personal nature with students not related to the employee’s professional
alcohol or drugs available to a student.
sexual contact, or a romantic relationship.
classroom/school privileges in exchange for a date, sexual contact, or a romantic
during the normal school day when:
necessary and has/have authorization in advance.
inappropriate communications, by any means with students. Factors that may be
considered in determining whether communication is inappropriate include, but are not
communicate with students,
a romantic relationship,
CONSEQUENCES OF INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR
All employees shall be disciplined up to and including termination and/or legal action, for
noncompliance with this policy. Examples of noncompliance include, but are not limited
becoming cognizant of prohibited or unauthorized student-employee interactions,
This policy will be presented to and signed by all District employees as part of their
initial employment, and as part of annual employee notifications.
You have completed Step 1 of the volunteer application process. If you did not submit your TB Verification, Step 2 will require you to provide your Proof of Tuberculosis Clearance (TB). Please provide this documentation to one of the schools selected in your application.
If you have any questions, please request to speak with your School Community Liaison.