Community Connections

Volunteering at Warm Springs

This is a list of the various committees you can join to take an active part in the decision making at Warm Springs. We value parent input in our efforts to do what is best for the students.  Please also check with the school for the current/latest opportunities and availability.

General Volunteer Opportunities

  • Library Volunteers are always needed in the Warm Springs Library to help shelve the hundreds of books returned every week. The Library Committee discusses our site library plan, district library plan, book selection, student literacy motivation and more.
  • Noon Duty Supervisors help students stay safe and happy at lunch time. These are paid positions. If interested, call school office (510-656-1611).
  • PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is about parents working with teachers to provide a quality education for your children. PTA also has its own organization with opportunities you can volunteer for.  By becoming a member and actively participating and volunteering at PTA events, you will become better informed about our schools and positively contribute to your child's learning environment. Members of the PTA have voting rights to help direct where funds will make the most difference for the schools. Working together, parents and teachers can make a huge difference. Put our children first by becoming a member of the PTA.
  • Valet Volunteers help students stay safe during drop-off and pick-up before and after school (District training required; please inquire in office, if interested.)

Committee You Can Volunteer For

  • School Site Council is a decision-making team. The team monitors our Single Plan for Pupil Achievement (SPPA) and School Improvement Plan Funding. This council is for those interested in learning more about the various committees, curriculum, staff development, programs, and events. Council member positions are parent elected positions and meets monthly in the afternoon. Requires a 2-year commitment. Check with the school office for availability of positions.

Volunteers on Campus

Volunteers at a school must sign in and out, must wear a visitor badge at all times, and must follow all site-specific protocols.

Volunteer Clearance

Volunteers without clearance to independently supervise students must remain under the supervision and direction of a designated certificated employee while working with students.

Volunteers who independently supervise students (such as when driving or coaching students) must submit an application through CiviCore, and may need to meet additional requirements, such as:

  • Volunteers who are transporting students must submit proof of insurance.
  • Volunteers who are independently supervising students must undergo fingerprinting and a background check.
  • Volunteer coaches must undergo fingerprinting and a background check, and must submit proof of a negative TB test from within the last year.

Reference: California Education Code 49024