Volunteer Requirement Information

Volunteering through OUSD
The Oakland Ed Fund coordinates volunteers in partnership with OUSD. To volunteer in the classroom or for certain other roles, you must complete their registration process. Some roles also require a background check and fingerprinting. The Ed Fund also coordinates groups of volunteers from companies and other organizations, if you are interested in a community service project.

Parents / Guardians wanting to work with students one-on-one for mentoring, tutoring, chaperoning overnight field trips and/or driving students to a field trip must complete the live scan fingerprint clearance as well. Volunteers who are fully cleared in this way will be given a badge and lanyard to wear while volunteering to denote their clearance level.

For questions about the Ed Fund Volunteer Program, contact

Volunteer Engagement Specialist

Oakland Schools Volunteers Website

If you have any questions regarding volunteering within the Oakland Athletic League office, contact

Lamont Robinson | the OAL Assistant Commissioner

Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer with Oakland USD. OUSD Board Policy requires that each of our volunteers submit the following documents.

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Clearance Information

  • Parents can fill out the OUSD volunteer form HERE.
  • Completed TB Risk Assessment (To be completed by a licensed physician) NEW (renew every four (4) years)
  • FBI and DOJ fingerprint clearance
Additional Volunteer Driver Requirements:
  • Copy of Driver’s License
  • Official Driver License Report (DMV)
  • Insurance Policy Declaration Page (See Liability Requirements Below)
  • Current vehicle registration
  • Volunteer Driver Information Sheet and Declaration
  • Proof of Liability Insurance Coverage Requirements:
    • $100,000 for each person, $300,000 each occurrence for bodily injury and
    • $25,000 property damage coverage
Volunteer Driver Renewal Requirements:

Volunteer Drivers should include a Volunteer Information Update Form with their documentation.

Volunteer drivers need to submit the following documents annually:
  • Volunteer II Application
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Insurance policy declaration page
  • Official Driver License Report (DMV)
  • Current vehicle registration


Fingerprinting location is 524 7th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 (between Washington & Clay, and directly across the street from the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse, and a few blocks away from the 12th Street Downtown Oakland BART Station). There is metered street parking in front of the building, a parking lot at the corner of 7th & Clay, and a parking garage at 7th and Jefferson (open Monday – Friday, $1.50 for 1 hour). Please bring the Request for Live Scan Service form (downloadable here) and ID. The price is $35. They are open Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm. No appointment is necessary Monday – Friday. They are also open on Saturday from 9 am – 12:30 pm, but appointments are required. Appointments can be made online at fingerprintingappointment.com.

Additional Locations:

2855 Telegraph Ave. Suite 303
Berkeley, CA 94705
510-316-7828 0r 510-848-2989

Sparkle Kelly
505 14th St #900
Oakland, Ca 94612

OUSD Volunteer Clearance Requirements Summary PDF

OUSD Parent/Guardian Volunteer Clearance Checklist PDF

More information about the OUSD program can be found HERE. For questions, concerns or additional assistance, please contact Lilly Smith, the Oakland Ed Fund volunteer coordinator

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

We have identified a few specific areas of need where we hope to appoint parent volunteers to oversee the entire season.

Now, while these positions represent needs identified by the executive board, please do not let this list place any limits on you! If there you possess a skill or desire to do or provide something that will assist the OAL please feel free to let us know and we will do our best to match you with a need. Thank you all in advance for all you will do in the upcoming years to make our fantastic organization a success. Remember always that IT TAKES A VILLAGE!

  • Fundraising Manager
  • Field Volunteer Coordinator
  • Snack Bar Volunteer Coordinator
  • Scorekeeper
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Parent Liaison
  • Travel Coordinator
  • Event Coordinator
  • Event Security
  • Athletic Trainer
  • More……

High School Student Volunteer Opportunities

We are pleased to offer volunteer opportunities for our young adults and teens as we strive to grow our village. Our volunteer/internship programs not only provide a positive and safe environment for our teens, but it also provides meaningful volunteer experience that translates to college and the workplace. Teens that input meaningful volunteer/internship hours become eligible to receive letters of recommendation that can be used for college and job applications. If you have the time and desire to be a part of our village please consider volunteering in one of the following ways.

  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Photographer
  • Scorekeeper / Clock Operator
  • Gate supervisor
  • Concession Stand Attendant
  • Film Team
  • Sports Medicine Assistant
  • Set up & Breakdown Field
  • Journalist
  • More….