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Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the
Washington Unified School District!
The Washington Unified School District is seeking volunteers who support our mission to support students in a community promoting family involvement, strong partnership, and school pride.  Volunteer assistance in schools can significantly enrich the educational program, improve supervision of students, contribute to school safety, and strengthen relationships. 
Community involvement is essential to the success of the District. We believe that volunteer efforts support our belief that individuals require community to thrive and we build responsibility through participation and service. We welcome all volunteers ready to contribute to the success of school events, activities, and daily learning experiences.
For the safety and well-being of students, the District requires all volunteers to complete the outlined process including a background clearance.
Required steps to become a volunteer...
  1. Begin at the school site where you plan to volunteer. The school will provide you with a Volunteer Packet.  Complete the form titled Volunteer Status Request Form and submit it to school administration for review and approval.  Once approved the form will be returned to you.
  2. Next, gather and submit (in person) all the required documents* (listed below) to the Human Resources Department (located at 930 Westacre Road, West Sacramento, CA 95691. Open 8:00 am - 4:00 pm).
*Required documents to be considered for volunteer clearance:
  • Volunteer Status Request Form (in Volunteer Packet)
  • Completed Volunteer Emergency Card (in Volunteer Packet)
  • Current Negative TB Test/Chest X-Ray (dated within the past 60 days)
  • Copy of a state issued identification
  • Background clearance completed through Live Scan Fingerprinting and District review.  Available options to complete this process will be provided upon submission of the above documentation to Human Resources.  The District has committed to paying the cost for Live Scan Fingerprinting. Please plan ahead as background clearances are conducted by the FBI and Department of Justice and may take six (6) or more weeks to complete. 
Volunteers will be approved after all required steps are completed and all documents are on file with the Human Resources Department.  Upon clearance from Human Resources an ID Badge and lanyard will be provided to the volunteer from the school site staff.  The badge will signify that the volunteer has been cleared to serve at school sites.
All volunteers and staff are required to wear an identification badge while on any Washington Unified School District site.
If you have questions, please contact:
Alex E. Perez
(916) 375 - 7604 ext. 1045 or

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Remember the Volunteer Status Request Form must be signed by the school site administrator before submitting paperwork to the District Office.

Forms and Handbooks are available at the school sites.  

Volunteer Handbook
We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to broadening the diversity of our workplace.  All applications and resumes are welcome.  The Washington Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  For concerns, immediately contact Norma Gonzales, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (Compliance Officer for Title IX and CC of R Title 5) at (916) 375-7600 ext. 1046.  A copy of the Washington Unified School District's uniform complaint policy and non-discrimination policy are available upon request.