Village Charter School is dedicated to providing a diverse and experiential curriculum for our students.  The curriculum typically includes field trips to enhance the educational experience.  In order to ensure a safe and controlled environment for our students, Village has adopted the following conditions for chaperones for these events and for classroom volunteers. Our intent is not to be exclusive, but to create structure around the participation of parents, relatives and friends who wish to contribute as classroom volunteers or participate in school sponsored outings, driving and chaperoning during the outings.


Any individual who wishes to volunteer in classrooms or participate in curriculum-based outings sponsored by Village Charter School must have been fingerprinted through the Village Charter School ORI number.  A background check must have been received from the Department of Justice PRIOR to volunteering or participation.  This is a one-time event that does not need to be renewed by returning families.

Fingerprinting: All VCS volunteers working with students are required to be approved by the Department of Justice (DOJ) prior to helping in the classrooms or chaperoning on field trips. VCS no longer maintains a budget to cover fingerprinting expenses.

It can take approximately 2 weeks to get clearance from the DOJ.

Fingerprinting Fees:  $52* to be paid at time of scan


This fee covers the following costs:

  • Fingerprint cost through TruScan ($20)*

*$25 for mobile service through TruScan

  • DOJ application fee ($32)

VCS uses TruScan Fingerprinting Services

2324 Fourth Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Fax:(707) 566-7223
Hours: M-F 9-6 Walk-ins Welcome!
Saturday: We are available by appointment.
Call for Mobile Services!

You can go to the fingerprinting agency of your choice.

Driver’s License: All volunteers must supply the school office with a copy of
their current driver’s license. Remember to update expired licenses upon

Auto Insurance: Village Charter School’s insurance company requires that all
drivers carry a minimum of $100,000.00 of Property Damage and
$100,000/person and $300,000.00/occurrence of Bodily Injury coverage
. We will
need a copy of the declaration page from your insurance demonstrating this
coverage. It is also possible to obtain one-day coverage from your insurance
company at this level of coverage.

Please take care of fingerprinting, driver’s license and auto insurance prior to your
volunteer date.

Participation in community wide functions or festivals does not require fingerprinting.