BCPS Volunteers

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All volunteers must complete the volunteer application and participate in an orientation/training session annually beginning on July 1st.  All volunteer training expires on June 30th. Currently, masks are required in all BCPS schools and offices, regardless of vaccination status. We continue to monitor current metrics as well as recommendations from the CDC, Baltimore County Health Department, and the Office of Health Services. We will provide updates as we receive them.

Step 1: Complete the BCPS Volunteer Application - Complete and save a copy to your computer or device. You will need to send this along with your training certificates to the volunteer coordinator at your desired location.

Step 2: Complete the online Volunteer Orientation AND the Health & Safety - Mitigation 2021 training.

If you have completed training in the past but don't remember your login information, please email swade@bcps.org for assistance in recovery.

Once you've complete both trainings you will be provided with two certificates. Please save a copy for your records.

Step 3:  Send your certificates and application to the volunteer coordinator at the location you would like to volunteer. They will work with you to find the perfect placement! Please note that approved volunteers will be asked to complete a Vaccination Verification form provided by the school administrator. Volunteers are subject to the same vaccination guidelines as school staff which MAY include weekly COVID-19 testing based on your vaccination status. 


Goals of the BCPS Volunteer Program

  • Expand parental involvement and engagement strategies to meet the unique needs of all families in the school communities.
  • Acknowledge parents and community members as important partners in the education of all students.
  • Strengthen the relationship between schools and parents, guardians and community stakeholders through meaningful service opportunities.
  • Support teachers and staff with the implementation of curriculum and school programs.
  • Utilize the knowledge and skills of volunteers to promote student achievement.
  • Offer direct support to students needing additional assistance with assigned tasks.
  • Assist school staff and students with extra-curricular activities, afterschool programs and fundraising opportunities.
  • Provide supervision and direction for students while participating in off-campus learning experiences (field trips).

Types of Volunteer Activities

  • Classroom Assistant - assisting teachers and students with classroom[s] activities
  • Academic Tutoring
  • School PTA Councils
  • Area Education Advisory Councils
  • Music and Sports Booster Programs
  • Field-trip Chaperones
  • After School Activities
  • Student Mentoring
  • Career Awareness - speaking to students about career pathways and opportunities
  • Clerical/Office/Library support

Retired Senior Volunteer Initiative

The Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Baltimore County has partnered with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) to help our youngest learners through their first year in public school. This opportunity is available exclusively for citizens 55 years old and older. (
Learn more from a recent blog entry by the RSVP director.) Interested senior citizens can contact RSVP at 410-887-3101 or visit them online at the Baltimore County Government website.

For additional information about volunteering with Baltimore County Public Schools, please contact The Office of Family & Community Engagement at 443-809-4554 or email Nora Murray.