Volunteering at TUHSD 

  • At Tempe Union High School District, the health and safety of our visitors and employees is our top priority as we reopen to assist you with your needs. With this in mind, we want to take the time to update you on the precautions and requirements that we are taking to ensure our community is safe. For everyone’s safety, you are required to schedule an appointment in order to enter the building. If you do not have an appointment, you will not be allowed to enter the building.

    Please see this document - PDF on further instructions and the steps we are taking to ensure safety.

    First, we want to thank you for your interest in working with our students! Our district processes hundreds of volunteers annually, and we must admit—we couldn’t provide the level of services that we do without our volunteers. These individuals provide support to our students in many different capacities, from activities to athletics. Our District wants to ensure that your processing as a volunteer is facilitated smoothly.

    Please see the TUHSD Employee and Volunteer Handbook on our Employee Handbook webpage
    Volunteers — To sign the Employee Attestation and Acknowledge Form please go to https://www.tempeunion.org/Staff-Employee-Handbook-Attestation-Form.

    How to Become a Volunteer

    1. Apply Online: Complete and submit the online Frontline application services.
    2. Contact Site Administration: Contact the school or department where you applied to serve and let them know your application is complete.
    3. Electronic Request for Processing Sent by Campus: The school/department must complete an electronic form (a Volunteer PAR) requesting that we process you, and submit it to Human Resources. You will not be contacted for processing until we receive this information.
    4. Processing Appointment: A Human Resources Specialist will contact you to set a processing appointment when all these steps are completed. Processing includes being fingerprinted as a volunteer at no cost to you. If you have a DPS fingerprint clearance card, please notify HR when you are called for the appointment. This will expedite processing. You will need to bring a photo ID when you come to HR for your appointment to be processed.
    5. Fingerprints: Fingerprints are sent to the Arizona Department of Public Safety for processing. Processing takes anywhere from four to six weeks. Please note that you are not cleared to be on campus until your fingerprint report is returned by DPS!
    6. Work Permit: Upon receipt of a clean background report from DPS, a Work Permit is issued and sent electronically to campus or department administration. At that time, you are cleared to be on campus.

    Please remember that your Work Permit is valid for one school year, from the date of approval through June 30. Your school/department must update your request to volunteer annually, but re-fingerprinting is not required.

    Requirements for Volunteers

    • The volunteer will be under the direct supervision of a certified staff member at all times.
    • The supervising staff member will define the responsibilities of the volunteer.

Human Resources Contacts

  • Dr. Mary Keller
    Executive Director of Human Resources
    (480) 839-0292 x15012
    Alicia Langbehn
    Human Resources Manager
    (480) 839-0292 x15013
    Dottie Vanda
    Human Resources Supervisor
    (480) 839-0292 x15025
    Shaneeta Robbins
    Substitute Coordinator
    (480) 839-0292 x15023
    Sara Glass
    Human Resources Generalist
    (480) 839-0292 x15021
    Elizabeth Estrella
    Lead HR Specialist - Classified Employment for CdS, DV, THS, Teaching & Learning, Food & Nutrition
    (480) 839-0292 x15026
    Tracy Preslaski
    Lead HR Specialist - Certified Employment for CHS, MdN, MHS, MPHS, SPED, CTE & Guidance
    (480) 839-0292 x15022
    Monay Sullivan
    HR Specialist - Classified Employment for CHS, MdN, MHS, MPHS, SPED, CTE & Guidance, Food & Nutrition
    (480) 839-0292 x15027
    Jena Pachello
    HR Specialist - Certified Employment for CdS, DV, THS, Teaching & Learning
    (480) 839-0292 x15024
    Cecilia Lopez
    DO Receptionist
    (480) 839-0292 x10000