School Volunteer Program Registration

School Volunteer Program Registration

"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." -- MLK Jr.


M-DCPS We appreciate your support as advocates of students, schools and community! Do you have ZOOM? You can now volunteer "Virtually" as a Tutor or Mentor. Details to follow.


(Level 1 Activities) 

  • Arts Volunteer - Supports the arts teaching staff in the areas of music (including band, chorus, etc.), art, drama, and dance, with daily operations, special programs or events.
  • Classroom Volunteer - Supports teaching staff by facilitating small group activities, working one-on-one with students, reviewing homework assignments or preparing materials for the class.
  • Clerical Volunteer - Assists in the operation of the school in roles such as receptionist, data input assistant, or file clerk.
  • Dade Partner - Employees of a business or organization that has adopted a school and serve as school volunteers to provide support and resources.
  • Day Chaperone - Assists the teachers and school staff in overseeing students on field trips which do not require overnight travel.
  • EESAC  (Educational Excellence School Advisory Council) -  Serves on this Council that is the sole body responsible for final decision-making at the school relating to implementation of the provision of the state system of improvement and accountability.
  • Media Center/ Technology VolunteerAssists students in utilizing the media center including accessing digital resources, computers and other technology.
  • Miami-Dade County Council PTA / PTSA Volunteer   - Members of the local PTA unit may wish to serve as school volunteers or assist the school in the operation of the local PTA unit as an officer or in another leadership capacity.
  • Tutor - Assists students at any grade level and in any subject area before, during or after school to help them strengthen their skills and improve their performance.
  • Speaker/ Presenter - Supports instructional program by providing students with the opportunity to learn about careers, hobbies, talents, and skills, and delivering motivational presentations.


(Level 2 Activities) Require fingerprinting, and may require training and/or certification from the partnering organization.


  • Mentor -  Serves as a student advocate, role model, and/or adviser that guides students in discovering their potential and reaching their academic and personal goals. 
  • Board/Administrative Volunteer - Serves as a volunteer at a School Board, District or Region office location.
  • Overnight Chaperone - Assists the school and teachers in overseeing students on travel that requires overnight accommodations.  Chaperones must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Physical Education Assistant - Assists the physical education teacher with physical education classes, team sports and/or other outdoor events (i.e. field day).


Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Office of Community Engagement

School Volunteer Program

1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 216

Miami Florida, 33132

Phone: 305-995-2995


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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