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School Volunteer Program


Miami-Dade County Public Schools appreciates our diverse and skilled volunteers who share their time and talents enriching the lives of students and supporting the needs of our schools.  



Who Can Volunteer?


Students  Anyone who is currently an 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. 


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

M-DCPS #ThankYourMentor ! Reply to this post with a show of gratitude for those in your life who have offered support and guidance. and share your story by clicking here: ThankyourMentor #iMentor305 #MentoringMonth


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.  Review M-DCPS School Volunteer Policies and Procedures

2. Identify an M-DCPS location to serve or support as a volunteer.

3. Complete the online volunteer registration  (Raptor)

4. Allow 3 -4 business days for review.

5.  After receiving an approval email from the School Volunteer Office, check in as a volunteer with security at your selected school or location using a valid Driver's License or picture ID.

7. Meet with the school's volunteer coordinator or teacher to begin services.

Once you're approved, CHECK-IN at your school as a

VOLUNTEER to track your time and school volunteer activity.


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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 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 SystemA Parent Consent Form is required for any remote services provided by a volunteer or mentor.

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

For additional information, please contact:

School Volunteer Program


"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.

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