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 Community and Family
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.
ensure the safety of our students, volunteers 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.
Duval County Public School has priorities set by their school
leadership team that are based on the needs of the students. Liaisons
assist by aligning volunteers and partners with school needs.
Principals have oversight regarding volunteers and volunteer
opportunities at each school.
Become a volunteer in three easy steps:
- Online Volunteer Application: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Note:
If you don’t have access to a computer, you may be allowed to use a
computer at a school or stop by the Department of Community & Family
Engagement kiosk. A social security number is required to apply. All
required information must be entered in order for the application to be
submitted. Please allow a two week turn-around for processing.
your school volunteer liaison to let the school know you are interested
in volunteering and to discuss volunteer opportunities.
remember to sign in and out using the Volunteer Sign-in Book in the
front office. Your volunteer hours help not only students and teachers,
but also help schools achieve awards from the Florida Department of
of the volunteers needed at Bridget to Success at JWJ ACT Center include classroom
volunteers, media center volunteers, front office helpers, and event