BCPS Volunteers

Be A BCPS Volunteer

All potential volunteers, whether they be family, community members, or staff,  must complete the volunteer application and participate in an orientation/training session annually beginning on July 1st.  All volunteer training expires on June 30th. Please follow the steps below to complete the volunteer application process.

Step 1:  Complete an BCPS Volunteer Application

Please fill out the BCPS Volunteer Application. This application is not submitted automatically, so you will need to save a copy to your device or print it for your records. Be sure to read and complete each section carefully. You will need to submit a copy to your school's volunteer coordinator either by email or by providing a hard copy.

Applications are also available in the following languages: 
SpanishArabic | BurmeseFrench | Nepali RussianUrdu | VietnameseYoruba

Step 2: Complete the Online Volunteer Orientation

Log into Vector Solutions in order to complete the BCPS Volunteer Orientation. The training is available in English and Spanish. Once the user has logged in, language selection is at the top right next to the profile picture.

If you have completed training in the past but don't remember your login information, please email your school's volunteer coordinator for assistance in recovery. Once you've completed the training you will be provided with a certificate. Please save a copy (electronic or printed) for your records. You will need to submit a copy to your school-based coordinator either by email or by providing a hard copy.

Step 3:  Submit the Application & Certificate to the Volunteer Coordinator at the school you'd like to volunteer.

Send your BCPS Volunteer Orientation certificate and BCPS Volunteer application to the volunteer coordinator at the school location where you would like to volunteer. They will work with you to find the perfect placement! Click the link below to look up contact information for each school.  

Click here to view the list of School-Based Volunteer Coordinators


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 Seniors Volunteer Initiative (RSVP)

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.

Masks are currently optional 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.  Please view the  BCPS COVID-19 website for updates.

For additional information about volunteering with Baltimore County Public Schools, please contact The Office of Family & Community Engagement at 443-809-4496 or email Stacey Wade

Please note that volunteer applications and training certificates are not approved by our office. As stated above, these documents need to be sent to your school's volunteer coordinator. See Step 3.

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