B. Recruiting Volunteers
In the Classroom:
Each teacher determines his or her needs in the classroom and will ask for your assistance to organize parent volunteers to help meet those needs. The following are suggestions on how to have effective volunteers in your classroom.
If your teacher requests classroom help:
- Email your class informing them of your teacher's needs and the guidelines, which govern parent volunteers, which are listed below. Ask parents if they have any special talent or activity they would like to share with the class and then notify the teacher.
- If possible, try and have continuity by having the same parents on the same day and time each week.
- Post the volunteer schedule on the classroom door or via email depending on how your teacher functions.
Here are the following guidelines for parents volunteering in the classroom. Please inform your volunteers of these guidelines.
- LAUSD requires a Mantoux TB test for all individuals working in the classroom. Tests should be taken every 4 years - see your doctor for the necessary form and return the completed form to the office before you volunteer.
- Always be on time and stay for the full period you have indicated.
- No food or drink in the classroom, especially hot liquids.
- You are there to assist all the children, not just your own.
- Everything that happens in the classroom is confidential.
- All volunteers MUST enter, sign-in, and obtain a visitor ID from the main office when visiting or volunteering in the classroom.
- Volunteers are not permitted to bring siblings or other children into classrooms during volunteer times.
You will be informed when PFC or PTA needs your help to recruit volunteers for a specific function.