Overview of Volunteering Types Start here to determine what volunteer application process (Level I or Level II) you need to work with. Peirce administration, Friends of Peirce and Peirce Service Organization recommend that all volunteers complete the Level I process.
CPS Volunteer Application CPS requires you fill out this application for Level I or Level II. Friends of Peirce, Peirce Service Organization and Peirce Administration encourage parents to complete the Level I volunteering tier. NOTE: Once you fill this out, this is not the final step. Please read below under the section titled ‘Level I & Level II Application Process’ to see the steps.
FOR LEVEL 1 VOLUNTEERING: To be a Level I volunteer, you must complete these forms below. Once completed, you can send to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be processed.
TB Form You can get these tests administered at MercyWorks locations throughout the city.
WHAT CAN I DO TO VOLUNTEER AT PEIRCE? 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.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LEVEL I & LEVEL II VOLUNTEER TYPES CPS changed the volunteer application process in order to better serve your children. The modification to the process does add some steps but they are for the well-being of all involved.
The newest tier to volunteering is called Level I. In order to become a Level I volunteer, you must complete the application, get fingerprints and background check and take a TB test. Level II requires you complete the form and take your ID into the school to show the main office.
If you do any type of activity like the following, you must be a Level I volunteer:
Activity leader without a CPS or Peirce representative present at all times
Field trips where kids are broken into groups and assigned a parent (going to the zoo, a museum, etc.)
Any activity unsupervised by a CPS or Peirce official
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, found here. 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 until she verifies.
FOR LEVEL II, THIS IS WHERE THE PROCESS ENDS. FOR LEVEL I, YOU MUST DO THE FOLLOWING.
Step 3: Email from CPS 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 email@example.com.