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How to Volunteer

Approximately 40,000 volunteers provide over 270,000 hours of service a year to TUSD schools. Volunteers bring special skills and resources to district classrooms, offices, departments.

You can volunteer, too!
For volunteer opportunities, contact the principal at the school where you'd like to volunteer. See the School Directory for contact information for the principals.

Return the following application form and certification regarding criminal record to the school principal.

  1. School Volunteer Application Form (in PDF)

    Forma de Solicitud para Voluntario Escolar (en PDF)

  2. Certification Regarding Criminal Record (in PDF)
    Certificación sobre Antecedentes Penale (en PDF)

For more information, see the following TUSD Governing Board Policies and Regulations:

Specific Opportunities
TUSD has thousands of opportunities for volunteers! To find out about opportunities at a specific school, contact the school principal.

Become a Volunteer Reading Coach

Reading Seed LogoReading Seed Children's Literacy Program recruits, trains and places volunteer reading coaches in more than 50 TUSD Elementary Schools (and throughout Pima County). Volunteers spend just one hour per week working one-on-one with children in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade who are reading below grade level. The coach's job is to make reading fun and interesting, helping students move towards becoming independent readers who are excited about learning! Volunteers choose a convenient day and time and select a school from among the 35 schools that need new coaches. A 4-hour training is all it takes to get started. Reserve your seat now!

Become an Oasis Intergenerational Tutor

OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring logoThe OASIS Intergenerational Tutor Program in Tucson Unified Schools offers exceptional training for active adult volunteers who want to help a child be successful in school.
  1. Tutor the same child throughout the year one-on-on for one hour a week.
  2. Free tutor training provides the knowledge and techniques needed to successfully work with a child.
  3. Free materials and supplies as well as on-going support from TUSD staff.
  4. You choose a participating school.
  5. No teaching experience required, just a desire to make a difference in a child's life!
  6. Help a child build:
    1. reading and language skills,
    2. self-esteem, and
    3. positive attitudes toward school
Volunteer Information

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