Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with MCSV. Your time and commitment to the students of Marin is truly appreciated!
FOR THOSE VOLUNTEERS APPLYING BETWEEN FEBRUARY AND MAY 2017, TUTORING OPPORTUNITIES ARE SOMEWHAT LIMITED. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO APPLY. WE WILL FOLLOW UP WITH A PHONE SCREENING TO DETERMINE IF THERE IS AN EFFECTIVE MATCH AT THIS TIME OF YEAR.
How to Volunteer
1. Apply Online! Fill out our online form and submit the application.
You will receive an email confirmation with specific information about next steps.
2. All potential volunteers are REQUIRED to attend an initial ORIENTATION session. This MCSV overview will cover basic requirements of service; you will learn more about MCSV history, current focus and services which we provide. The orientation will help determine if this is the right volunteer placement for you.
3. Following the Orientation, one of our Program Managers will conduct a screening interview to further explore your interests and to assist in making a placement if this opportunity seems to be a good fit.
4. All volunteers are required to attend TWO training workshops during their first months of service
· In the FIRST workshop titled "Tutoring Essentials," participants will learn initial tutoring strategies that will prepare volunteers to work effectively with students. It will cover legal and ethical issues involved in working with children.
· The SECOND required training is titled “Cultural Proficiency” This workshop will focus on the diverse student population we serve. The class will address challenges faced by immigrant students, English Language Learners, and children living in poverty. It will also combat stereotypes and discuss the strengths and resilience of many of the children we tutor. It will offer strategies and suggestions about working with diverse student populations.
5. Submit a TB Clearance
All volunteers will be required to provide TB clearance. If you have had a negative TB screening within the last four years, simply provide us with a copy. If you need a TB test, you can get one from your private physician or go to the Marin County Public Health Department.
5. Fingerprint Clearance
Fingerprint forms will be available during your screening interview. Volunteers pay the $20 - $25 rolling fee to the Fingerprinting Scan Agency; MCSV covers the cost of processing.
Non-Discrimination PolicyMarin County School Volunteers does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or age in any of its policies, procedures or practices, in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Age Discrimination Act of 1975. Marin County School Volunteers reserves the right to determine which volunteers will be placed
We have been asked by Marin County Office of Education, to provide documentation from our volunteers regarding Measles Immunization. If you were born BEFORE 1957, you need only provide documentation through a government issued ID (Drivers License, Birth Certificate, Passport).
If you were born after 1957, you will need to confirm immunity through a blood test or through proof of immunization, This will be explained further in your Orientation session. This is the form that you will need. Documentation of Measles Immunization