One of the things that makes Peirce a great school are the amount of volunteer opportunities to support our kids’ school. There are two parent-run organizations that provide a plethora of opportunities and support for the school. Friends of Peirce, or FOP, is responsible for fundraising activities throughout the year. Peirce Service Organization, or PSO, provides activities for the kids and parents. To best support their work, FOP and PSO have a parent volunteer who is responsible for coordinating volunteers. In order to start the process, please fill out this interest form and we will reach out to you and get you on your way to volunteering.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LEVEL 1 & LEVEL II
All individuals who are interested in volunteering (which includes chaperoning field trips) must be approved by CPS. Depending on the level of volunteering you plan to do, you will be asked to complete an application for either a “Level I” volunteer or a “Level II” volunteer.
LEVEL I & LEVEL II VOLUNTEER APPLICATION PROCESS
CPS has new requirements around volunteering and two levels. Level I is the most thorough and we recommend that anyone considering volunteering at Peirce complete this level. It requires a fingerprint, background check and TB test. We are working on how to streamline this and make it a simpler process. I will list the steps below. Please note: It is a CPS requirement that you are in one of these two levels to volunteer.
Step 1: Complete the volunteer form for CPS
This form is necessary for CPS to verify you have students in the system and that they are at the school.
Step 2: Bring an government issued ID to Sally Suarez in the Peirce staff office or send a picture of one.
If you do not do this step, the process will not move forward. Sally needs to verify in the system, otherwise CPS will not send the follow up email until she verifies.
FOR LEVEL II, THIS IS WHERE THE PROCESS ENDS. FOR LEVEL I, YOU MUST ALSO DO THE FOLLOWING.
Step 3: After to bring your ID to Sally, you will receive an email from CPS which will contain links and information for fingerprinting, background check and TB test.
For fingerprinting, you can find the form here. This form can be taken to any Accurate Biometrics location. You should know we are also trying to organize a group fingerprinting at Peirce on one day.
For the TB test, please use this form here. You can get these tests completed at MercyWorks locations. Please note, this is a $20 TB test.
Step 4: Email copies of both the fingerprints and TB test to CPS.
The sooner they receive these forms, the faster you can be processed. We are hearing that the fingerprints can take 2-5 weeks to process. You can email these forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach the volunteer coordinator here.
DOCUMENTS TO HELP YOU WITH VOLUNTEERING