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Become a Volunteer


The volunteer spirit is strong in Mariposa, and our District schools are fortunate - and grateful - for the many hours of service donated each year. If you are interested in volunteering your time and talents to one or more of the District's schools, here's how to start:

Becoming a Volunteer

A Guide through the Clearance Process


Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time to Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD). In order to adhere to applicable laws, you will need to go through a clearance process. The entire process typically takes approximately 10 days to complete, so please plan accordingly.


We realize that the clearance process can be time consuming and inconvenient, but it is crucial to ensuring the safety of the students in our charge. Please know that your time and effort are greatly appreciated.


1) TB Risk Assessment Form

The first step in the clearance process is to obtain verification that you are free from tuberculosis (TB) infection. This verification is required by law every 4 (four) years. Please complete the Adult Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment Questionnaire (available at or at the school site in which you wish to volunteer) and submit it to your school.


2) Waiver

The next step is to return to the site where you want to volunteer. Once you present your completed TB assessment results, you will be asked to sign a waiver/release form. After that, you will be provided with a “pink slip” for the next step, which is fingerprinting.

3) Fees

The Department of Justice (DOJ) charges a $32 fee to run fingerprints through a database for clearance purposes. Due to budgetary constraints, the District can only cover a portion of that fee for each potential volunteer. Therefore, you will need to pay $15 in order to obtain the necessary DOJ clearance. Present your “pink slip” to MCUSD’s main office at 5082 Old Highway North, Mariposa. A staff member will collect $15 (cash, exact change only please) from you, and exchange your slip for a “Request for Live Scan Service” form. If necessary, the form can be mailed to you upon receipt of the associated fee and “pink slip.”

Please note that you may qualify for a waiver of these fingerprinting fees if students in your household qualify for free-and-reduced meals. Our district provides a written verification to applicant families at the time that they submit a free-and-reduced meal application for their student(s). You may submit this verification to the District Office when you are required to pay these fees. If you need more information or would like to apply for free-and-reduced school meals for your child, please contact our office.

4) Fingerprinting

By presenting your “Request for Live Scan Service” form, you can have your fingerprints taken by nearly any law enforcement agency. If you obtain this service from one of the locations listed below, you will not incur any additional fees. Other agencies may charge a fee, so be sure to call ahead.




Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department

5099 Old Highway North, Mariposa

(across the street from the MCUSD office).

Phone Number: 209/966-3615 or 800/774-8314
FAX Number: 209/742-5090

Tuesdays and Thursdays

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Yosemite National Park Law Enforcement

9000B Lost Arrow Drive

(near the Search and Rescue office)

Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Phone Number: 209/372-0246

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Appt. not necessary, but calling ahead is advised.



5) Wait to be Notified

The last step is to simply wait for your fingerprints to be processed. The school will contact you when you have been cleared to volunteer, and will issue a volunteer card to you.