Attention New Volunteers!
We always need volunteers! Are you interested in helping out, but not sure what needs to be done, or how to do it? Check Volunteer Opportunities frequently for event volunteer needs, in-class volunteer opportunities, or ways that you can help out from home on your own time.
As of September 2016, all volunteers in schools* must take the on-line training module, “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect for Volunteers and Contractors,” which can be accessed by clicking this link. Our school has a database of volunteers who have taken the training, to ensure only trained volunteers work in our school and with our children. Volunteers who completed the training last year do not need to complete it again.
*This requirement does not apply to individuals who help at large events under supervision of school staff or those who assist at one-time events, such as: Guest readers and speakers in classrooms where they will be supervised at all times by an MCPS employee, and Parents/guardians or other relatives helping with a class party. These individuals are encouraged to complete the training, but are not required to do so.
Still have questions about whether you need to take the training module? See the MCPS Frequently Asked Questions document.
Once you're in the database, just stop in at the office to check in and receive a visitor's badge if you're volunteering at any point while school is in session.