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Volunteer information

Volunteer information

Any applicant interested in volunteering with a school site within the Sequoia Union High School District should begin by contacting the volunteer coordinator at the desired school site.

Returning volunteers must reapply every school year to keep active status. Returning volunteers re-applying within the year do not need to repeat the clearance process.

Please note: Live scan forms are site-specific. Sequoia Union High School District will not/cannot receive live scan results from other organizations.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for level 1 & 2 volunteer clearance. To receive an update on your clearance status, please contact your school site’s Volunteer Coordinator.
Volunteer drivers (level 3 volunteers) who will be transporting any SUHSD student(s) that are not their own must meet level 3 volunteer requirements. 
Level 3 processing and clearance typically takes 3-4 weeks. Please plan accordingly.

School Site Contacts:
Academy Program (Woodside/Carlmont) – Faith Velschow, 
Academy/Mentor Program (Sequoia) –  Gregory Schmid,
Sequoia & ATLAS – Susie Bass,
Adult School – Jessica Bit,
East Palo Alto Academy – Esmeralda Sanchez,
Carlmont – Brenda Gildo,
Menlo-Atherton – Ofa Taimani,
Redwood – Linda Avalos,
TIDE - Sreemayee Ghosh,
Woodside – Denise Hines,
Athletic Directors Contacts (Sports Volunteers):
Carlmont – Patrick Smith, 
East Palo Alto Academy – Laura Nunez-Aguilar,
Menlo-Atherton – Paul Snow,
Menlo-Atherton – Steven Kryger, 
Sequoia – Melissa Schmidt,
Woodside – Tim Faulkner,
Contact Jennifer Vo at for any questions, concerns, and/or access to driving forms.