Volunteers UPDATE 10/16/2020 MCPS is focused specifically on the health and well-being, and instructional programming for our students, and the staff development and planning necessary to ensure success. At this time, teachers and schools are continuing to stand up their new instructional routines and processes without individual volunteers in the direct instructional space. MCPS has allowed volunteers from long-standing partnerships that have an existing Memorandum of Understanding, to return to support students. These partnerships must also submit a signed Letter of Understanding that outlines an agreement on specific expectations during virtual engagement. Any interested individual volunteers who wish to support the well-being of students (mental health, housing, food, supplies, etc.) are encouraged to provide service through area organizations that support schools. Many are rostered on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center webpage. Volunteers who had an established partner teacher in schools CAN provide supplemental instructional aids directly to the teacher, but may NOT join virtual instruction. For example, a volunteer can create a video recording of them teaching a point of content or create a handout that compliments the learning and send it to the teacher to embed in their lesson. The goal is to welcome a pilot group of volunteers to schools during semester 2. Thank you for your interest and please stay tuned for updates on our volunteer program. 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 Parent/Guardian and Community Volunteer Form. This form serves 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 your Parent/Guardian and Community Volunteer 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.