Volunteers can help give individual attention to students, ease classroom management, and serve as role models. They are college students, retired community members, professionals, and people interested in helping kids succeed.
What can I do to set myself and volunteers up for success?
Please read through the BSV Volunteer Contract for details on volunteer requirements, expectations and BUSD do’s and dont’s for volunteers.
Please read the Volunteer and Teacher 1st Meeting Check List to learn what questions we advise volunteers to ask teachers before getting started. You may wish to add additional questions or create a list of answers to make your site-based orientation easier! You may wish to make your own list of questions to ask volunteers, too.
For more information about the BSV screening process, please see our BUSD Volunteer Screening Policy page. BSV screening is based upon BUSD policy.
How does BSV match volunteers to teachers?
We use the information and schedule you list on your Volunteer Request Form to match your needs and interests with those of potential volunteers. For each volunteer we place with you, we send you a green volunteer information sheet via inter-district mail. Your volunteer may contact you before you receive the green form; we have asked them to be proactive and contact you as soon as possible to discuss tasks, scheduling, and classroom policies and dynamics. See our Become a Volunteer page for more information about our volunteer placement process and expectations.
If the match doesn’t work out—for any reason!—please let us know and we will start the matching process again. Please clarify the reasons why the volunteer isn’t working out; we want to better serve you and other teachers. You always have the right to ask BSV to remove a volunteer from your classroom, stop sending volunteers, or update your request at anytime. Please contact us ASAP with any changes to your schedule or needs to avoid misplaced or unwanted volunteers.
How do I get started?
Let us know you would like to have a volunteer in your classroom by completing the form below. The more specific you can be, the better we can advertise and match a volunteer to your needs.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.