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Important Updates to BCPS Mandatory Volunteer Training Requirements
The BCPS Department of Communications and Community Outreach has developed an updated Volunteer Orientation video which lasts approximately six minutes and which is mandatory for all volunteers. This video can be viewed from home or elsewhere and, once completed, will allow volunteers to print a certificate which can then be brought to school. A computer will be available at school for anyone who may not have a computer available at home for this training. Below is the Press Release published by BCPS announcing this new orientation.
BCPS Press Release
Volunteer orientation now available online
Mandatory session now more easily accessible
TOWSON, MD. – The brief orientation that individuals must complete to become Baltimore County Public Schools volunteers is now available online.
Each year, more than 20,000 parents and family and community members volunteer their knowledge, skills and time to BCPS. They contribute to students’ academic progress in a number of ways, from assisting in cafeterias and libraries to accompanying students on field trips and organizing special events and projects.
To ensure the safety of BCPS students, parents and others interesting in volunteering in county schools must complete an annual application process and participate in a brief orientation. This orientation covers topics such as volunteer expectations and guidelines, school safety and security and important information regarding BCPS policies and procedures.
While most schools hold in-person orientations near the beginning of each school year, the new online training makes the sessions available year-round and at a potential volunteer’s convenience. At the end of the online orientation, certificates can be printed to document completion.
This online school volunteer training was developed through a partnership between the BCPS Office of Family and Community Engagement and SafeSchools.com.
For more information about the BCPS volunteer program, please visit www.bcps.org/community/volunteer_info.