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 30,000 volunteers share their time and talents enriching the lives of students in our schools.
BECOME A MENTOR
Mentoring is an important component of positive youth development, promoting academic success, engagement in extracurriculars, and connections to new opportunities.
Mentoring has tangible effects. With a mentor, young people are:
• 52% less likely to skip a day of school.
• 78% more likely to volunteer regularly in their communities.
• 130% more likely to hold a leadership position in a club or sports team.
Who Can Volunteer?
Students Anyone who is currently an M-DCPS student
Parents Parents, guardians, primary caregivers
Be a School Volunteer
Directly assist the staff at the school of your choice, regional center, or district office.
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. Log in 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.
Once you're approved, CHECK-IN at your school as a
VOLUNTEER to track your time and school volunteer activity.
Steps for Registering as A School Volunteer
Volunteer Virtually - Expanding the services of school volunteers to the virtual space allows Community members and students to volunteer in various roles through the use of digital media platforms such as ZOOM. 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 System. A 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 2430.01 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.