Volunteers September 1, 2021 Update Parent and community volunteers may return to MCPS schools to support in-person and virtual instruction, activities, and special events as the schools deem appropriate or necessary. MCPS appreciates the time and efforts that parents, families, and community members spend to engage in volunteer activities in our schools – from kindergarten to high school – and become contributing partners in teaching and learning. Our volunteer activities vary from school to school, and volunteers can help with a wide variety of activities. In-person volunteers should complete the MCPS Parent/Guardian and Community Volunteer Form. Virtual volunteers should complete the MCPS Volunteers in the Virtual Classroom Form Both forms outline the applicable compliance measures that are required to volunteer dependent on the type of support being provided (recognizing child abuse and neglect training and/or fingerprinting, as appropriate). These compliance measures and expectations for each category of service are in place to ensure the safety and security of all students, staff, and volunteers. NEW: Volunteers will be required to submit proof of vaccination. A process for volunteers to submit this information is in progress and a finalized procedure will be shared on this page. Until then, we ask that our volunteers take this time to become “volunteer ready” by completing the above forms and compliance measures as appropriate for the type of service they will provide. Montgomery County Public Schools encourages and welcomes school volunteers. The academic achievement and educational experiences of all students are enhanced by a community invested in their learning. We invite parents, families, and community members to engage in volunteer activities in our schools–from kindergarten to high school–and become partners in teaching and learning. Our volunteer activities vary from school to school, and volunteers can help with a wide variety of activities. Interested in becoming an MCPS Volunteer? There are a few steps to complete before beginning your service as a volunteer in our schools. Complete the MCPS Parent/Guardian and Community Volunteer Form or the MCPS Volunteers in the Virtual Classroom form as appropriate. These forms serve as an introduction of yourself, your interests and availability in volunteering, and some important reminders about volunteers in schools. Complete the mandatory online Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect Training. This training is required for any volunteer who regularly supports schools, chaperones a field trip, etc. and is available in multiple languages. When the course is completed, a report is created to serve as proof of satisfying the training requirement. Contact the school(s) where you wish to serve and provide them with a copy of the appropriate MCPS Parent/Guardian and Community Volunteer Form or the MCPS Volunteers in the Virtual Classroom Form and your Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect Training completion report. Support guides with complete step-by-step instructions, the link to Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect Training, and answers to frequently asked questions can be found below. Volunteer Training on Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Online Training Support Guide (All Users) Español | 中文 | français | tiếng Việt | 한국어 | አማርኛ | Português Online Training for Parents/Guardians Online Training for Non-Parents(Contractors, Volunteer Coaches, Community Members) FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS ONLY A ParentVUE account is needed to access and complete the Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect training. If you have already activated your ParentVUE account, refer to the support guide linked above and follow the steps below: Login to: https://md-mcps-psv.edupoint.com/PXP2_Login_Parent.aspx Go to the “Parent Resources” tab Navigate to “myMCPS Classroom” Click on the “Resources” folder Click the link for “Volunteer Training” Enroll, go to, and complete the training course. If you do not have a ParentVue account, you will need to activate your ParentVUE account in order to access the training, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect. To activate your ParentVUE account, please contact your child’s school and request a ParentVUE activation letter. This letter has a unique key assigned to you that will allow you to create an account that is linked to all of your children in MCPS. Need help with ParentVUE? Answers can be found in the ParentVUE Support Guide and on the MCPS Digital Backpack webpage.