If you are currently registered in BAM, you will receive an email from them soon prompting you to complete any new requirements, including trainings, prior to the start of next school year. All new requirements must be completed by August 9, 2023. We strongly recommend you begin this process prior to June 30, 2023 (but after June 2nd!), to avoid delays in receiving clearance for the 23-24 school year! Volunteers in the BAM system who have not completed all of the updated requirements by August 9, 2023, will not be allowed to volunteer until they have done so.
We value your support and willingness to volunteer at SRVUSD schools, and we thank you for your shared commitment to the success and safety of all students. For more information and updates, please refer to and bookmark our SRVUSD volunteer clearance page.
Please reach out to Tami Castelluccio in Educational Services at email@example.com
with any additional questions.
PROCESS FOR SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS
Adults who wish to volunteer on a school campus, drive and/or chaperone a day and/or overnight field trip and/or athletic event need to apply through the Volunteer Management System (VMS). The VMS is a web-based software application that allows the District and all schools to better track and provide the appropriate level of clearance for school volunteers.
SRVUSD has partnered with Be A Mentor, Inc., to support the on line registration and screening process of school volunteers.
Parent/guardian chaperones, if providing supervision, on school-sponsored trips, or field trips, are not permitted to bring along siblings of trip attendees or any other children. (AR 6153)
The VMS includes three (3) levels of volunteer clearance and tracking. Please know that the District will NOT be asking parents to incur any of the costs associated with these clearance processes. During the online application process, you will be asked to choose the level or levels of clearance you will need based on your anticipated involvement. You may choose to select one, two or all three levels of clearance:
Classroom Aides and other on-campus school volunteers: This is the most basic level, and includes completion of the Volunteer Online Application, and a search of the Sex Offender Registry.
*This level of clearance will allow you to act as a volunteer in classrooms, support campus activities and chaperone day field trips (as a non-driver). Clearance takes 48 hours.
Field Trip Drivers: The District will obtain a 10-year driving history and DMV “Pull Notification" ("Pull Notification" allows the District to be notified any time there is a reportable traffic violation or incident that is registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles). It verifies that each driving record has fewer than two driver violation points on it. It also includes completion of the Volunteer Online Application, including uploading driver's license and declaration of insurance, and a search of the Sex Offender Registry.
All drivers must maintain liability insurance of at least $100,000/$300,000 bodily injury and $25,000 property damage per occurrence. *This level of clearance will allow you to transport students as a driver for field trips, extra-curricular activities and athletic events. Clearance for this level could take up to 10 days.
The District will be conducting background clearances on all Overnight Field Trip volunteer applicants. This is the most stringent level of clearance. It includes criminal background clearance through the FBI and Department of Justice, and requires applicants to be fingerprinted at one of several local, SRVUSD-approved Live Scan Locations. (For a list of locations, click here.
*SRVUSD will cover the cost of fingerprinting only at these locations.) For additional requirements for chaperones who are also driving on a trip, see Level 2 above. *This level of clearance will allow you to act as a chaperone for overnight field trips and activities. Clearance for this level could take approximately 45 days.