Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in assisting as a volunteer for TSD and the Statewide Outreach Center

The purpose of inviting volunteers to assist students in school is (1) to encourage participation to enhance school-based activities and academic learning, and (2) to increase communication and positive relationships between school, parents and community.

TSD is allowing only vaccinated parents and community volunteers at this time.

Parent Volunteer: a parent or guardian who currently has a child enrolled in and attending TSD, or is a member of the community who continues as a volunteer after his or her child has left TSD.

Community Volunteer: any member of the community who do not have a child enrolled at TSD and who wishes to undertake, without pay, a designated task that supports the school.



To get started, please complete our:

Volunteer Application

and submit it along with the following required documents.

 

  • You will find these documents for download within the application, as well as, listed below.
  • Once completed and signed, you will need to create electronic documents for uploading, either by scanning or taking a photograph with a smart phone.
  • Fingerprinting is not required for volunteer applicants.
Volunteer Applicant’s Required Documents:
  1. Criminal History Authorization
    • must be signed, scanned, and submitted with your application
  2. DPS Computerized Criminal (CCH) Verification
    • must be signed, scanned, and submitted with your application
  3. A copy of the FRONT side of your state ID
    • please make sure the images are clearly legible
    • you may scan or take a picture of your state ID and upload it to the application
  4. A copy of the BACK side of your state ID
    • please make sure the images are clearly legible
    • you may scan or take a picture of your state ID and upload it to the application

Please note:

  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Preference will be given to vaccinated volunteers who have some sign language skills.
  • References provided for community volunteers must be current references with valid email addresses.
  • References provided will be contacted by email and asked to complete and return a reference form prior to us requesting the criminal history background check.
  • Incomplete volunteer applications cannot be processed.
  • If required volunteer or community service hours are needed, please outline all requirements, including anything needed from school staff members /supervisors.
  • Only applicants with a clear criminal history background check will be considered.
  • Volunteers may assist on a regular basis, occasionally, or for special events.
  • Volunteer placements are subject to availability/need and are neither guaranteed nor obligated.
  • Placements are filled on a first come-first served basis.
  • Prior to an assignment, approved volunteers must also complete a brief volunteer orientation which includes review of school policies and school safety training videos.
  • Applicants will be contacted and be able to sign-up for available volunteer openings once your application is approved.
  • Volunteer opportunities are typically only available during regular fall and spring school semesters, and not available during summer months or summer programs.

Please contact volunteer@tsd.state.tx.us with any questions.

You may refer to Board Policy GKG for more information about the TSD/SOC Campus Volunteer Program.