Vaccine Guidance
Guidance for Volunteers

Effective September 26, 2023, the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education rescinded its COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Volunteers are no longer required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Prospective School Volunteer Program in-person applicants will no longer be required to upload a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card. Applicants whose application may have been denied previously may contact their school site to reactivate a completed application. New applicants may begin their application by visiting this link. General information about the process may be accessed here.

Volunteer Application Process

Any person interested in participating in a school’s volunteer program (including continuing volunteers, prospective virtual volunteers, prospective on-campus volunteers, Los Angeles Unified employees, community members and interns) must complete the online volunteer application in the School Volunteer Management System.

A volunteer can access the online application process at this link.

If you do not have access to the necessary technology to complete the online volunteer application, the school will designate an employee to assist you in completing and submitting the online application with the person. Volunteers serving at more than one Los Angeles Unified school must have an approved online application for each school before they can begin service.

Volunteer Application Requirements

Applicants must follow the following requirements:

  • Tuberculosis clearance, including a screening or negative test result, is to be provided to the school site before the campus begins the processing of the application. The form, which is to be provided to a medical provider, is available at this link.
  • A waiver of liability is required to participate in on-campus volunteering in the LAUSD School Volunteer Program, showing agreement with the terms and release of liability. This is completed directly on the application.

Once the online volunteer application is completed and submitted electronically, the application may be approved or denied by the site principal or the principal’s designee.

The Office of Student, Family and Community Engagement provides a final review before approving the application.

School Site Application Review Process

For Tier II and III volunteers, the school/office must review the application to ensure all required fields are completed. Next, the school/office must approve or deny the online application for all individuals applying to become volunteers. The school principal/approver must verify and approve that the prospective volunteer has met all requirements, including:

  • Completed the application which is to be kept on file at the school site.
  • Electronically signed the application and Volunteer Commitment Form.
  • Passed Megan’s Law clearance through this link. This step is required and completed by the school site before the application is approved.
  • Registered Tuberculosis clearance, which is populated by review of the screening or test results provided by the volunteer.
  • Submitted fingerprinting (For Tier III volunteers).

Please read BUL - 6746.4 in English (or Spanish) for more information

The Office of Student, Family and Community Engagement provides a final review before approving the application.

Additional Resources

For more information about the Office of Student, Family and Community Engagement, please visit this link.