Volunteers are a vital part of student success in Duval County Public Schools. More than 27,000 volunteers support schools each year and the number is growing. The employees of the Department of Family and Community Engagement work hand and hand with volunteer liaisons at schools to encourage interested parents and citizens to join us in our mission to provide every student with a high quality education. You can help by becoming a volunteer today.


To ensure the safety of our students, volunteers  who will be at the school more than once, must complete an application and undergo a criminal background screening, free of charge. Please note--DCPS is no longer using volunteer cards as proof of clearance. Designated school staff will verify volunteer clearance using our online process. Anyone, including parents, who will visit the campus more than once to help must complete the process. 

Complete the volunteer background screening online using the button below.  Once submitted, volunteer applications typically take between 5-10 business days to process.
 
To verify if you still have a valid volunteer approval, you can call 904-390-2960 during normal working hours to check it.
If you need to apply Click here to fill out the volunteer aplication.