School Volunteer Program

 

The School Volunteer Program matches the resources of members of the community with the needs of our schools to support the District's goal of student achievement.  School Volunteers bring with them many diverse skills and talents that are tailored to the needs of the students and the community.  Each year, more than 45,000 volunteers share their time and talents enriching the lives of students in our schools.  

 

Who Can Volunteer?

 

Students  Anyone who is currently a M-DCPS student 

Parents    Parents, guardians, primary caregivers   

Employees  Administrators, teachers, staff of M-DCPS Community Members  Individuals of businesses, local organizers, community and faith-based organizations, M-DCPS Alumni and non - M-DCPS students. 

Be a School Volunteer 

Directly assist the staff at the school of your choice, regional center, or district office.

Level 1 Activities

Level 2 Activities (fingerprinting required)

Steps to Managing Your Volunteer Hours

 

Mentor 

Mentor an individual or group of students through one of our partners

 

Guest Presenter/ Speaker

Inspire, enlighten or challenge students to reflect upon their own life and take a specific action.

How Do I Get Started?

    

  1.  Create an account through one of the portals

        (Parents, Community, Students)

  2.  Login to your portal     

  3.  Under Apps/Services/Sites click "Become a School Volunteer"

  4.  Complete the online volunteer registration  (Raptor). 

  5.  Receive email approval from the School Volunteer Office. 

 

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Steps for Registering as A School Volunteer 

Registration Procedures

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Volunteer FAQs

Volunteer Fingerprint Waiver Request

 

Volunteer Virtually 

 

Volunteer Virtually Expanding the services of school volunteers to the virtual space allows supports such as tutoring and mentoring to continue for students and staff during the COVID19 pandemic.  Community members and students can continue in various volunteer roles through the use of digital media platforms such as ZOOM and/or Microsoft Teams to support students' academic and enrichment needs. Speak with the schools' volunteer liaison. 

 

Additionally, school volunteers can continue to provide support to teachers and school staff by performing various needed tasks at home.  All school volunteers will track their hours of service utilizing the Raptor Volunteer Management SystemA Parent Consent Form is required for any remote services provided by a volunteer or mentor.

To support you with academic subject areas, if you choose to assist, resources are available through the Florida Department of Education by visiting www.cpalms.org/public/

Policies and Procedures

School Board Policy 2340.01 recognizes that certain programs and activities can be enhanced the through the use of volunteers who have particular knowledge or skills that will helpful to members of the school staff who are responsible for the delivery of those programs and activities.   For policies and procedures click here. 

For additional information, please contact:

School Volunteer Program

SchoolVolunteerProgram@dadeschools.net

305-995-2995

"Everybody can be great because anybody can serve...You only need a heart full of grace.  A soul generated by love.  And you can be that servant."

- Martin Luther King Jr.