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Volunteer Application

We are thrilled to have Palms parents volunteer for their school. There are many available volunteer opportunities and we invite you to fill out our Volunteer Form to let us know how you'd like to help.

Rules for parent volunteers

Parent volunteers who provide services at school must meet requirements set by the State of California Health and Safety Code Section 121545, by LAUSD, and by Palms Middle School. This includes parents helping with the morning Drop-Off Lanes; helping in the Library or music room, providing lunchtime supervision, and volunteering in classrooms.

These procedures are for the safety of all Palms students, and your cooperation is appreciated!

  1. All volunteers must work under the supervision of the school administrator (the Principal or designee).
  2. Parent volunteers must submit a completed Volunteer Application. Download the forms below. Submit them to the Main Office.
  3. The administrator will complete the online application form after the parent submits the Volunteer Application and verify that the applicant is not on the Megan’s Law website.
  4. LAUSD will provide a name badge for the parent volunteer once the application has been approved.
  5. The volunteer should then submit the Volunteer Commitment Form.
  6. Any parent who volunteers at school for more than 16 hours per week will be required to be fingerprinted.
  7. Parent volunteers should keep copies of their applications. They must resubmit the Volunteer Application each school year.

If you have questions about these requirements or procedures, please contact the Principal.

2021-2022 Volunteer Coordinator: Stacey Shortt

Spring 2021 Volunteer Applications

During the pandemic and the return to campus, a special procedure is being used to approve volunteers.

To volunteer off-campus or on-campus, go to and provide the requested information. Once approved, you will be contacted by a school staff member. Volunteers for on-campus activities will need to provide evidence of tuberculosis clearance.

Download the Quick Guide for Virtual and On-Campus Volunteering

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Note: The Quick Guide instructions that say to "contact the site to notify them that you have filled out your application" do not apply. Instead, wait to hear back from the school.

Volunteer Celebration:

May 2021 - date to be announced

Library Patio, 9:00-10:00am

Certificate of Appreciation


Thank you for volunteering!

Thank You Parents poster

Volunteer Celebration 2019

Volunteer Celebration, May 2019

Volunteer Celebration 2019

Volunteer Celebration, May 2019

Volunteer Celebration 2019

Volunteer Celebration, May 2019

Volunteer Appreciation Day

Volunteer Celebration, May 2016

Thank you Book Fair volunteers

Poster thanking our Book Fair volunteers, made by students of Ms. Hunter.