Volunteer Training

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. 


In the meantime, be sure to complete county and school 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. At that point, just stop at the office to check in and receive a visitor's badge if you're volunteering at any point while school is in session. 


County Training

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.


School Training

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

If you were unable to attend RCES volunteer training at Back-to-School Night or the Open House, click here to request instructions for how to complete this training.


Equipment Training

if you intend to help by using our copy machine, our letter press, or our laminator, please ask someone in the office about future equipment training sessions.