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 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
To 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.
Each 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:
- Click here for an
online volunteer application.
Applicants must be
at least 18 years of age.
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.
security number is required to apply.
information must be entered in order for
the application to be submitted. Please
allow a two week turn-around for processing.
school volunteer liaison to let the
school know you are interested in
volunteering and to
discuss volunteer opportunities.
Please 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 Education
Surrogate Parent Program
Duval County Public Schools Exceptional Education and
Student Services Department is looking for volunteers to
serve as surrogate parents. For program details and
information, contact Judy Glendenning, FDLRS/Crown,
Parent Services at 904-346-4601.
Volunteer Liaison Resources
Click the link above to gain access to valuable
resources to help increase volunteering, mentoring,
partnerships, and engagement.