Volunteer Training


All PTA events and activities are organized and run entirely by parent volunteers. Interested in helping out? Whether you have 30 minutes, or much larger blocks of time, there are opportunities to fit your busy schedule! Check Volunteer Opportunities for event volunteer needs, in-class opportunities, or ways that you can help out from home on your own time. 


In order to volunteer in the school, you must complete school and county required training, outlined below. Training is required for anyone coming into the school while in session, or chaperoning a field trip.


Once training is completed, you'll be added to a database of volunteers. If you're volunteering in the building while school is in session, you will need to stop at the office to check in with your driver's license or id and receive a visitor's badge.  




County Required Training

Volunteers who completed the training last year do not need to complete it again.


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”. 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. 


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*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.



School Specific Training

All volunteers are asked to attend a brief training session to learn more about our guidelines for volunteering.

Keep an eye on The Chronicle for information about training sessions at Back to School Night and the Columbus Day Open House.




Equipment Training

Anyone who intends to help by using the copy machines, letter press, or laminator is asked to participate in a short training session. Keep and eye on The Chronicle for dates & times.







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