School Volunteer Program Registration

School Volunteer Program Registration

Whether you have a few hours a week or a few days a month to spare, your time and involvement can make a significant impact on academic success, personal development, and the overall experience of our school community.

Volunteer roles can vary depending on your interests and expertise. Below are some examples of how you can contribute:

1. Tutoring and Mentoring: Help students with their homework, provide academic support in specific subjects, or serve as a mentor to inspire and guide them.

2. Classroom Assistance: Assist teachers in organizing activities, preparing materials, and managing students during lessons. Your presence can provide additional attention and support to students.

3. Special Events and Extracurricular Activities: Join school events, such as field trips, sports days, or art projects, to enhance students' experiences and encourage their participation.

4. Administrative support: Offer your skills in administrative tasks like organizing files, data entry, or assisting with fundraising efforts.

5. Language Support: If you have proficiency in a second language, you can help students with language acquisition or act as a translator for non-English-speaking families during school events.

6. MDCPS Partner: Have a business? Are you part of an organization?  Be an M-DCPS Partner and adopt a school.  Provide resources through in-kind and monetary services that support students and staff.

Join us in making a positive impact on the lives of young learners by becoming a volunteer today!  


Personal Information

Personal Information

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Please note: An email will be sent to the email address entered to inform you of the status of your application. If you do not have an SSN please first email schoolvolunterprogram@dadeschools.net for further instructions.
School Preferences

Please select the schools at which you wish to volunteer


Please select the functions from the list below. (select all that apply)


Certifying Letter

A Level 2 (fingerprinting) activity (MENTOR / Student Advocate / Role Model)  was selected and requires a signed letter or certificate of completion from the affiliating organization. This document certifies your participation and completion of an initial orientation and/or training prior to beginning services.    If you do not have this letter at this time, please contact your organization in order to expedite the approval process for this activity.


Please select the organization(s) on behalf of which you are volunteering (if not applicable, select "None")


Confirmation and Signature

  1. All volunteers must successfully complete the registration and background check process. The registration process can be found at: http://www.engagemiamidade.net/community-volunteer-regist; Board Policy 8332

    Statement of Collection, Use or Release of Social Security Numbers as it relates to volunteers The School Board of Miami-Dade County is authorized to collect, use or release social security numbers (SSN) of employees, employee dependents, and other individuals*** for the following purposes, which are noted as either required or authorized by law to be collected.


  2. Once approved (level 1 or level 2) *{Fla Stat 119.071(5)(a)6,} all volunteers must sign in and out at a designated location in the school before proceeding to their volunteer site. This is required for the purposes of liability and to know the location of a volunteer in case of an emergency.
  3. All volunteers must have identification and wear an identifying badge whenever volunteering.
  4. Volunteers are to always serve as positive role models. A school volunteer MUST ALWAYS:  a. Use appropriate language; b. Discuss age-appropriate topics; c. Refrain from inappropriately touching students; d. Refrain from disciplining students (behaviors needing discipline must be referred to the appropriate teacher or staff member); e. Refrain from giving students gifts, rewards, or food items of any kind without the teacher’s permission; Board Policies 3213, 3380, 5517
  5. For liability reasons, volunteers must leave preschoolers or children not registered in the school, at home.
  6. Volunteers may not be left alone to supervise students. The visual and auditory presence of a Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ employee must be maintained at all times including on field trip related activities. Board Policy 2340
  7. Volunteers MUST keep confidential any information about a student or any school-related incident. If there is a safety concern or an emergency issue, it must immediately be communicated to someone in authority. Board Policy 8330
  8. Volunteers should notify the front office if an illness or emergency prohibits them from attending a scheduled volunteer shift. Volunteers should be prompt and dependable.
  9. The dress code for volunteers should be appropriate at all times.
  10. Volunteers should exercise appropriate and responsible use of school and District technology, social media, and information systems. Board Policy 7540
  11. Volunteers must report suspected child abuse per Florida Statue 39.201. Board Policy 8462
  12. Each school principal or work site supervisor may set additional policies with respect to volunteer involvement. A volunteer’s service may be terminated at any time, either at the discretion of the principal, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, or the volunteer.
  13. Miami-Dade County Public School’s Employment Standards applies to all volunteers.

By providing your signature, you are agreeing to a background screening and acknowledging an understanding of the School Volunteer Program Policies and Guidelines listed above. 

By signing your name you agree to all the above statements. Use the mouse or touch screen to sign.

Good News! Your school volunteer application is being processed!

Your volunteer application was received and is currently being processed.  You should receive an email within (1 - 4) business days with your results and volunteer status.   

LEVEL 2 VOLUNTEERS ONLY *Please note if you selected a (Level 2) activity such as Mentor or Overnight chaperone, fingerprinting is required.  Use the following link to access the volunteer fingerprint fee waiver form.  This waiver MUST be signed by the Principal or school administrator.  Download - 


LEVEL 1 activities DO NOT require fingerprinting. 

Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Volunteer Program

1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 216

Miami Florida, 33132

Ph: 305-995-2995

Email: schoolvolunteerprogram@dadeschools.net 



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