BSV SCREENING POLICIES

 

FOR COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS

General Screening Requirements 

Requirement Details
Be 16 years of age (by first day of volunteering) Complete a Minor Permission Form, signed by Parent or Guardian
Present a government-issued photo ID  Typically done at new volunteer orientation
Have no record of sexual offenses BSV checks your name against a National Online Registry of Sex Offenders
Attend BSV’s new Volunteer Orientation and Equity Training (3 hours)

For New Volunteers: Complete both before finalizing placement

For Returning Volunteers: Complete equity training within first 2 months of the school year

 

Additional Screening Requirements for Specific Placements ONLY

Condition Additional Screening Requirements
…for those volunteering outside the supervision of a certificated teacher (exs: afterschool programs, elementary libraries)
  1. Live Scan Fingerprinting with DOJ/FBI background check, using BSV’s Live Scan Form
…for those volunteering in a BUSD pre-school/CDC
  1. Live Scan Fingerprinting with DOJ/FBI background check, using BSV’s Live Scan Form
  2. Negative Tuberculosis Test (or Risk Assessment) – from past 60 days; valid for 4 years
  3. Documentation of Vaccinations for Influenza, dTap, and MMR
…for those volunteering more than 3 days a week (or more than 90 days in a year) 
  1. Negative Tuberculosis Test (or Risk Assessment) – from past 60 days; valid for 4 years
  2. TB Test Info for Website

Vaccination Locations in Berkeley

Where Do I Go for Vaccinations?
Most primary care physicians’ offices will be able to take care of the required vaccinations for you.

Free or Low-cost Vaccinations
Free Flu Shots & TB Tests The Berkeley Free Clinic offers free TB tests and flu shots, usually by appointment.
Call (510) 548-2570 for hours and details.

The Free Clinic is near the Cal campus, at 2339 Durant Avenue. They are also online at berkeleyfreeclinic.org. Sliding Scale TB Tests, Free Flu Shots + Immunizations

The Berkeley Department of Health and Human Services offers sliding scale (based on income) TB tests, free flu vaccinations and $26 vaccinations (including MMR and Tdap).
Call ahead for days/hours: (510) 981-5350. They are located at 830 University (cross street: 6th).

Cal Students
You can get flu shots, TB, and other immunizations at Cal’s Tang Center. Appointments are needed for all vaccines.
Schedule online: etang.berkeley.edu or call (510)643-7177.
There is usually a fee associated with vaccines.