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Volunteering at BV

Volunteers are needed and valued in San Juan Unified and we appreciate your interest in volunteering at Bella Vista High School. If you are volunteering on campus during the school day, please sign in at the school office upon arriving on campus and wear a visitor sticker when on site. Please see the information below regarding driving on a field trip and fingerprinting requirements. 


All volunteers must complete the verification process BEFORE they can be allowed to volunteer on a school campus or at a school-related activity.

Step 1: Complete Volunteer Verification application at San Juan Unified Volunteers

Step 2: (3-5 business days) Application reviewed/prescreened by Human Resources for current background review (fingerprinting) on file. If found on file, or if the application declines a background review, process skips to step 6.

Step 3: (2-3 business days) If a background review is not found on file, instructions on how to complete the process, and the required form for LiveScan are sent via email: “Authorized for Background Review.”

Step 4: If background review is needed, schedule fingerprinting with the district’s Human Resource Department at Verification application must be completed first.) 

Step 5: (5 - 30 business days after fingerprinting, some instances may take longer) Upon receiving results from the DOJ and/or FBI an analyst in the Human Resources Department provides an appropriate clearance level.

Step 6: (2-3 business days) The Family and Community Engagement Department reviews for final approval. Volunteer will receive notification via email upon completion. School staff and families may confirm volunteer status with the school office, or with the Family and Community Engagement Department at (916) 971-7929.

Final Step: Volunteer! Connect with your school site for volunteer opportunities throughout the school year.

Click here for more information on the volunteer process. 

REQUIREMENTS TO DRIVE ON A FIELDTRIP OR ATHLETIC EVENT In addition to becoming an approved Volunteer with the SJUSD, additional paperwork is required to drive for field trips and athletic events. All paperwork may be turned in to the Principal's Secretary in the school office ( The form and all supporting documents must be completed each school year.  

  • Complete and sign the Volunteer Personal Automobile Use Form. Forms are available in the school office or you may print one using the link.
  • Provide a copy of your current automobile insurance policy declarations page (no ID cards) showing your name, vehicle, policy number, expiration date and amount of coverage.
  • Per SJUSD Board Policy, the minimum insurance liability coverage limits per occurrence are: $100,000 bodily injury and $25,000 property damage.
  • Provide a copy of your unexpired driver's license.