Sherwood Forest Elementary PTA does much of its work through our amazing base of volunteers working tirelessly to provide the best possible programs. We are extremely thankful for those who continuously give their time. We believe the work we do is vital to the health of our school and the education of our children.

We welcome ALL volunteers including stay at home parents, working parents, extended family, grandparents and community members. There are jobs for all!

If you are interested in any kind of volunteering at the school - including in the classroom, on field trips, for one of our PTA programs, or to simply donate an hour or two here and there, you will need to:

1. Fill out the BSD Verified Volunteer Application. If you have not filled out a background check form with in the last three years, please take the time and do so. You will need (at least) one Student ID number* and will need to include a copy of a valid photo ID as this application performs a background check. This item takes the longest (between 2-4 weeks to complete) so make sure you start it before the field trip or time frame you want to start volunteering in!

*The office can help you find your Student's ID Number if you do not have it

2. Read and understand the Sherwood Forest Elementary Volunteer Training (english, spanish).

Any forms may be returned to the Sherwood Forest Main Office.


We are always exploring new ways to engage our volunteers. We'd love to hear your ideas! Email us at


September has the highest volume of applicants and takes the longest for processing. 

Please allow at least 2 weeks for general processing; up to 4 during peak times. You will receive notice from the district if you HAVE NOT passed the background check or if BSD needs more information. 






Current Volunteer Opportunities



Take our Volunteer Survey to see all Volunteer Opportunities and indicate activities you would be interested in volunteering for later in the year. We will notify you when those activities are closer to occurring. This survey DOES NOT commit you to any activity!