• Volunteers

    Welcome! Volunteers are a vital part of student success in Duval County Public Schools. More than 23,000 volunteers support schools each year and the number is growing. The employees of the Department of Community and Family Engagement work hand and hand with the volunteer liaisons at the 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 must complete an application and undergo a criminal background screening, free of charge, conducted by our department. Designated school staff will verify your clearance to volunteer at the school using our online process. DCPS is no longer using volunteer cards as a proof of clearance.

    Each Duval County Public School has its own needs and priorities.  School Volunteer Liaisons can help you fill these needs based on the priorities set by each school-leadership team.  Principals will determine the final decisions regarding volunteers and volunteer opportunities at the schools.


    Become a Volunteer in three easy steps:

    1. Click here to Apply to be a volunteer online. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.  Note:  If you don’t have access to a computer, you may ask the school if you can use a computer to apply online. You will need to have your social security number to apply.  All required information must be entered in order for the application to be submitted. Please allow a two week turn-around for the application process to be completed.
    2. Contact your school volunteer liaison to let the school know you are interested in volunteering at the school and to discuss volunteering opportunities.
    3.  Please remember to sign in and out in the Volunteer book found in the front office.  Your volunteer hours help not only the children and teachers, but help the schools achieve awards from the Florida Department of Education.


    Click Here fore more information on volunteers in Duval County.