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Children under the age of 8 are required to be secured in a car or booster seat. Children who are 8 years old OR at least 4’9” may be secured by a booster seat, but at minimum wear a seat belt.
Students must use their own parent-provided booster/car seats - they cannot use a borrowed booster seat/car seat. Please bring the seat to your child's classroom or to the office before the field trip begins.

Volunteering / Visiting Campus / Driving on Field Trips

  • New Volunteer Requirements effective 2023-2024 school year
    ​​​​​​​In SRVUSD, we continue to prioritize student safety and improve our procedures for processing and clearing volunteers.  We are making some enhancements to SRVUSD's volunteer clearance process via our volunteer management system, Be A Mentor (BAM), effective for the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.  Please review the important information below.
    SRVUSD partners with BAM to allow parents and caregivers to be cleared as school volunteers at the level of their choosing.  This includes:
    • Level One: General School Volunteers and Day Field Trip Chaperones
    • Level Two: Field Trip Drivers
    • Level Three: Overnight Chaperones
    The following two (2) changes will be part of the approval process for the 2023-2024 school year:
  • Volunteers at all three levels will now be required to provide proof of Tuberculosis (TB) clearance every four (4) years.  If you have proof of TB clearance within the last four (4) years, that is accetable to meet this requirement (reminder, please do not upload this clearance until after June 2nd.
    • Please consult directly with your medical provider to find out information about what TB test option is best for you
    • You can also locate community providers for testing if you don't have access to your own medical provider.
    • We also encourage you to review more information on Tuberculosis and TB Testing from Contra Costa Health Services.
  • Level Three volunteers will now be required to complete Mandated Reporter training annually (takes approximately 40 minuted to complete) and Sexual Harrassment training every two (2) years (takes approximately 60 minutes to complete)
    • Training links comuning soon!
Volunteers in the BAM system who have not completed all of the updated requirements by August 9, 2023, will not be allowed to volunteer until they have done so.
We value your support and willingness to volunteer at SRVUSD schools, and we thank you for your shared commitment to the success and safety of all students. For more information and updates, please refer to and bookmark our SRVUSD volunteer clearance page.  
Adults who wish to volunteer on a school campus, drive and/or chaperone a day and/or overnight field trip and/or athletic event need to apply through the Volunteer Management System (VMS).  The VMS is a web-based software application that allows the District and all schools to better track and provide the appropriate level of clearance for school volunteers.
SRVUSD has partnered with Be A Mentor, Inc., to support the on line registration and screening process of school volunteers. 
The VMS includes three (3) levels of volunteer clearance and tracking. Please know that the District will NOT be asking parents to incur any of the costs associated with these clearance processes. During the online application process, you will be asked to choose the level or levels of clearance you will need based on your anticipated involvement. You may choose to select one, two or all three levels of clearance:
Level 1. 
Classroom Aides and other on-campus school volunteers: This is the most basic level, and includes completion of the Volunteer Online Application, and a search of the Sex Offender Registry.
 *This level of clearance will allow you to act as a volunteer in classrooms, support campus activities and chaperone day field trips (as a non-driver).  Clearance takes 48 hours.
Level 2. 
Field Trip Drivers: The District will obtain a 10-year driving history and DMV “Pull Notification" ("Pull Notification" allows the District to be notified any time there is a reportable traffic violation or incident that is registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles). It verifies that each driving record has fewer than two driver violation points on it. It also includes completion of the Volunteer Online Application, including uploading driver's license and declaration of insurance, and a search of the Sex Offender Registry. 
All drivers must maintain liability insurance of at least $100,000/$300,000 bodily injury and $25,000 property damage per occurrence. *This level of clearance will allow you to transport students as a driver for field trips, extra-curricular activities and athletic events. Clearance for this level could take up to 10 days.
Level 3.  
Overnight Chaperones:  The District will be conducting background clearances on all Overnight Field Trip volunteer applicants. This is the most stringent level of clearance. It includes criminal background clearance through the FBI and Department of Justice, and requires applicants to be fingerprinted at one of several local, SRVUSD-approved Live Scan Locations. (For a list of locations, click here. *SRVUSD will cover the cost of fingerprinting only at these locations.) For additional requirements for chaperones who are also driving on a trip, see Level 2 above. *This level of clearance will allow you to act as a chaperone for overnight field trips and activities. Clearance for this level could take approximately 45 days.
Be A Mentor, Inc.

If you have any questions or want to know if you're clear to volunteer or drive, please contact Bernadette in the JB office at 855-5200 or Be-A-Mentor at 510-342-7178.


  • All drivers and chaperones are expected to practice professionalism: Arrive on time, turn off cell phones, dress appropriately, respect confidentiality, etc.
  • Parent drivers must adhere to the itinerary - no unauthorized stops (e.g., McDonalds, to get gas in car).
  • Parent drivers cannot provide snacks/food/drinks to students
  • No siblings or pets allowed on school trips.
  • Every student must use a seat belt. Age/weight booster/safety seats required as appropriate per law.
  • All chaperones/drivers shall not consume or have in their immediate possession the following items at any point during a field trip: Alcoholic Beverages, Tobacco-based-products, E-cigarettes, Intoxicants of any sort.


In order to ensure safety and minimize distractions to the learning environment, district policy requires that volunteers not bring infants or non-school age children when volunteering where students are present.  Volunteers are asked to make arrangements for off-campus child care.