Becoming a Volunteer...
We appreciate your time and your understanding as we take measures to ensure the safety of our students. Fingerprint information is required as part of our steps for processing community volunteer applications and parent applications (for those who wish to volunteer beyond their child’s classroom).
Fingerprinting is scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:30-10 a.m. and is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment for fingerprinting, please call (480) 730-7132. This service is provided at no cost to you. Identification will need to be provided when fingerprinted.
The process for receiving information from Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZ DPS) does take time and we ask that you be fingerprinted at least 60 days in advance. Volunteering cannot begin before fingerprint clearance is received.
After fingerprint information is received by the district from AZ DPS, we will notify you and the school site you requested on your volunteer application of your status.
Fingerprinting will not be required, if you have a valid fingerprint clearance card issued through AZ DPS. You will need to provide a copy of the valid fingerprint clearance card when submitting the application.
Parents or guardians who wish to volunteer in their child’s classroom only (during the school day) are not required to be fingerprinted. However, if a parent/guardian would like to volunteer outside of their child’s classroom, in before and after-school programs, or will accompany students on a field trip, fingerprint clearance is required.
Parent volunteers are required to:
- Complete the Parent Volunteer application. A new application must be submitted every school year.
- Be fingerprinted, if needed. You should be fingerprinted at least 60 days prior to volunteering. (See information in the FIngerprinting Section)
Community volunteers are required to:
- Complete the Community Volunteer application. A new application must be submitted every school year.
- Be fingerprinted. You should be fingerprinted at least 60 days prior to volunteering. (See information in the FIngerprinting Section)
When your fingerprint clearance is received, we will notify you and the school site you requested on your volunteer application of your volunteer status.
Note: Community volunteers wishing to work in any of our preschool's must follow the same requirements as all volunteers but will need a TB scan test. A copy of the volunteer application must also be filed at the preschool site for licensing purposes.
To obtain an application you may:
- Download from the link below
- Contact the school office manager,
- Contact district office at (480) 730-7132
For more information on becoming a volunteer in the Tempe Elementary School District, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at (480) 730-7132 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your time and commitment to our students, staff and our district.
Download an application or handbook below: