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.
The following documents are required by the state and district to authorize clearance within this school district. If you are unable to upload documents please bring all current documents to the school selected for verification and continuation with the processing of 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:
I understand that completion of the Volunteer Application does not give me access to any school campuses at any time. I 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 my volunteer privileges being revoked at any time.
Criminal Background Acknowledgement
It is possible that as a volunteer I may have more than occasional or infrequent contact with students. Under Penal Code 290.95 I understand I am required to disclose to school officials if I am a registered sex offender. Failure to disclose this fact could result in 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 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:
Understand that they may only be alone with a single student on school premises during the normal school day when:
Employees must avoid appearances of impropriety and refrain from unauthorized and inappropriate communications, by any means with students. Factors that may be considered in determining whether communication is inappropriate include, but are not limited to:
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 to:
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.