Thank You For Your Interest In Volunteering at Vargas!

  • DIGITAL FORM:  Sunnyvale School District is using a new digital platform to manage school volunteers....introducing Better Impact For Schools

    Each volunteer will create a user account to submit a volunteer application and upload their valid TB test.  All volunteers must be approved by our district office BEFORE you are able to start volunteering at Vargas. Volunteer clearance is only valid for the current school year.  You must submit a new Volunteer Form each school year.

    CLICK THE LINK TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND START THE PROCESS: https://bit.ly/betterimpactVargas

    HOW TO SUBMIT A VOLUNTEER FORM: 

    • Create a user account at the Better Impact For Schools website.  
    • Submit your digital volunteer application and a valid TB test by using the new platform.

    **Make sure to include all of your children, even if they are in another Sunnyvale School District school. 

    APPROVAL PROCESS:

    • After you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation of submission email from Better Impact.
    • Each volunteer application and TB test will go through a 3-step approval process.  
    • Ms. Randi reviews your application and TB test
    • Mrs. Armstrong reviews each form
    • Mrs. Conway from the district office reviews your form and enters your information into a Department of Justice program. 
    • Once your volunteer form is approved, you will receive another email from BetterImpact stating that you have been approved.
    • The process may take up to three weeks. Please plan accordingly.  Forms cannot be expedited.  

    AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED:

    • Please contact your child’s teacher to receive further instruction on your volunteer assignment. 

    QUESTIONS: 

    Please contact Randi Salas for any questions about volunteering at Vargas. 

    (408) 522-8267 or Randi.Salas@sesd.org

    TB TESTS & FINGERPRINTING:

    • TB test results are valid for four years. 
    • Each TB test must show the following:
      • Name of volunteer
      • Date test given
      • Date test read
      • Induration of reading
      • Test result
    • If you are submitting a TB risk assessment form
      • Must include the questionnaire page and 
      • Must include the doctor signature and Health Care Provider Name and Address 
      • TB Risk Assessment Form
    • Incomplete TB tests will result in a delay in the process.

    FINGERPRINTING CLEARANCE (IF NECESSARY)

    All volunteers who are driving or chaperoning on field trips will need to be fingerprinted. You will need to take a photo I.D. and Social Security Number along with the Sunnyvale School District Fingerprinting Form to a facility to be fingerprinted. 

    Suggested Live Scan Location
    Address: 1208 E. Arques Avenue, #101, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
    Phone: (408) 739-4400
    Cost: $53.25 (this is a special discounted rate for the District)
    Website: http://www.notarylivescanpost.com/

    **Note: If you have previously been fingerprinted with the Sunnyvale School District, you do not need to repeat this process. However, if you have been fingerprinted with another agency you will need to be fingerprinted using the Sunnyvale School District Fingerprinting Form

Better Impact Webpage