Become a School Volunteer

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To register you need a parent or community account. 

Parents, students, employees, and community members who wish to volunteer at a school, regional center, or district office MUST register online as follows:

  • Parents, will log into Parent Portal.
  • M-DCPS Students, will log into Student Portal.
  • M-DCPS Employees will log into Employee Portal.
  • All other volunteers/community members, will log into Community Portal. After portal login, follow these steps:
  1. Click the Services and Sites tab at the top.
  2. Click on the Be a School Volunteer! link.
  3. Choose your school(s) and activity(ies) in which you wish to volunteer.
  4. Go to your selected school/location and show your identification for final approval.


  • School volunteers approved previously by schools WILL NOT have to re-register.
  • However, volunteers WILL have to log into the appropriate portal as outlined above, to re-select the school(s) and activity(ies) in which they wish to participate for the current school year.
  •  Returning volunteers will be re-approved on a school-by-school basis.
  • After logging in, volunteers should follow steps 1 through 4 above.
  • Employee and student volunteers must update emergency contact information before re-selecting school(s) and activity(ies).
  • LEVEL 1 volunteers will require a new background check every three years.
  • LEVEL 2 volunteers will require re-fingerprinting every five years.