Human Resources » Volunteers


McSwain Union Elementary School District recognizes and appreciates volunteer assistance in schools. Volunteers can significantly enrich the educational program and strengthen a school’s relationship with the community. The District encourages parents/guardians and other members of the community to share their time, knowledge, and abilities with students. The Board, in compliance with California Education Code 35021 and Board Policy 1240, requires school volunteers to be screened and authorized to volunteer. Additionally, California Assembly Bill (AB) 506, amended in 2021, requires volunteers to complete child abuse and neglect reporter training. The training requirement may be met by completing the online mandated reporter training provided by the Office of Child Abuse Prevention in the State Department of Social Services. 


A volunteer is a parent, community member, or another adult who assists at a school site or program on a regular or semi-regular basis before, during, or after school hours. There are two types of volunteers:


Tier I Volunteers (non-student contact and/or supervised volunteer)

Examples: front office/copy volunteers, committee volunteers, and volunteers that work under the direct supervision of District Staff. Typically involves 5 hours or less per week.


All Tier I Volunteers




Tier II Volunteers (student contact volunteer)


Examples: coach, tutor, or other unsupervised school settings (i.e., chaperone or overnight school-sponsored trips, driver of students). Typically involves more than 5 hours per week.


All Tier II Volunteers

Please make sure you have the following documents, prior to completing the Volunteer Form:

  • TB test result or certificate. Your TB clearance is good for 4 years from the date of your TB test result or certificate. Please refer to the TB Risk Assessment Questionnaire
  • Live Scan Fingerprint Clearance. Tier II Volunteers will need to obtain Live Scan fingerprint clearance through MCOE. Please contact Human Resources t schedule your appointment. 
  • Certificate of completion for Mandated Reporter Training​​​