Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Santa Cruz City Schools District. We have many opportunities for you to share your passion by supporting our students and schools, and helping where you’re needed most. Options include: classroom aide, food service, life lab, and coaching.

How to Volunteer:

Step 1: Reach out to a school

Call the school office of the school you would like to volunteer at to determine what volunteer opportunities are available. School office phone numbers can be found on out Santa Cruz City Schools website under the tab, “Schools.”

Step 2: Complete the Volunteer Agreement Form

After you have determined what school and position you would like to volunteer for, you need to complete the Volunteer Agreement Form All fields of the form must be completed.

Step 3: Get Approval from an Administrator

Once you have completed your Volunteer Agreement Form, bring it to the school office to be signed by the Principal, Assistant Principal, or in cases of volunteer coaching, the Athletic Director.

Step 4: Schedule a time with SCCS Human Resources for Fingerprinting 

After your form has been approved and signed by an administrator, contact Human Resources at (831) 429-3410 x 236 or email [email protected] to bring the volunteer form to the District Office, located on 133 Mission St., Suite 100, Santa Cruz. Our office is open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, and scheduling time for the fingerprinting is needed. Please bring a form of identification and a recent (within the last three years) negative Tuberculosis test result. If you do not have a recent TB test result, a form can be provided for you at the District Office to provide TB clearance. Acceptable forms of identification are:

  • Driver's license or ID card issued by a state or outlying possession of the U.S. provided it contains a photograph

  • ID card issued by federal, state, or local government agencies or entities provided it contains a photograph;

  • School ID card with photograph

  • U.S. Military ID with photograph

  • U.S. Passport with photograph

  • Alien Registration Receipt Card with photograph

Step 5: Live Scan Process (Fingerprints and Background Check)

We are required by the California Department of Education to fingerprint and background check every employee and volunteer who enters our district. Even if you have been fingerprinted for another district you must still be fingerprinted for Santa Cruz City Schools, as it is prohibited to share this

Santa Cruz City Schools Human Resources will be notified electronically by the Department of Justice and FBI.  Once clearance is provided by the agencies, the Human Resources team will call or email the site and the volunteer to notify you when you are cleared to volunteer.

Please be aware that all volunteering is handled through the individual school sites and a new volunteer form is needed for each site.

Step 6: Start Volunteering!

Have Questions?

Contact Human Resources at (831) 429-3410.

We look forward to working with you in the near future.



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