Volunteer Information

Volunteer hours are important

As a charter school, we rely heavily on volunteers to operate on a day-to-day basis (and our volunteers have done an amazing job supporting our faculty and staff over the years!). While we understand the time constraints of everyday life, we do ask that 100% of our families volunteer 30+ hours each year (if you are single parent family, 10+ hours would also be of help). Volunteer hours are tallied each year and reported to Frederick County Public Schools. An "FCPS volunteer year" runs from May 1 to April 30 of each year, and families must log their hours. FCPS records our yearly volunteer hours and this information is shared with state and other grant-funding institutions, which makes it of vital importance as we qualify for grants.  We work together as a community and institutions recognize the importance of this. The Board of Education also looks at our volunteer hours as an indicator of community involvement when we submit our Annual Report or go before them for Charter Renewal.

Log your hours now!

Ways for you to volunteer:

  1. Become a member of the MVMPCS Governing Council (GC) or MMCI Board of Trustees (BOT).

  2. Join an MVMPCS Committee.

  3. Assist teachers.

  4. Look for postings in our ENews emails, on social media, or on the volunteer bulletin board, or email volunteer@mvmpcs.org to be connected with current opportunities!

Volunteer information is distributed in many ways

Information about volunteer opportunities is shared frequently via ENews, social media, Thursday folders, an our volunteer bulletin board near the front office.  Our Volunteer Committee Chair also shares information at Back to School Night, Community Coffees, Volunteer Fairs, and other community events. For additional information, please email volunteer@mvmpcs.org

Many GC committees organize jobs at MVMPCS

The MVMPCS Governing Council (GC) consists of parents, the principal, staff representatives, and members of the Frederick community. The GC serves as the School Improvement Team and policy making body. This independence is a result of our charter school status, and allows us to make policies necessary to realize the goals of our charter, and meet the needs of our families.

The Governing Council oversees a number of committees that work to address the needs of our community in many ways.  Those committees include:

  • Budget Committee

  • Building and Grounds Committee

  • Building Search Committee

  • Communications Committee

  • IT Team

  • Community Outreach Committee

  • Blessings in a Backpack Team

  • Community Coffee Crew

  • Hospitality Team

  • Hiring Committee

  • Library Committee

  • Safety Team

  • Strategic Planning Committee

  • Yearbook Committee

  • Volunteer Committee

For further information about these committees, click here: Committee Info Sheet

View the slide deck (spanish version) from the Parent Volunteer Information Session/Training

Other important files

Tips on Confidentiality Issues in Schools

Blood Borne Pathogen Information for Volunteers

Volunteer Policies:

https://apps.fcps.org/legal/doc.php?number=413

https://apps.fcps.org/legal/doc.php?number=400-86

 

Regarding Health/Safety:

https://apps.fcps.org/legal/doc.php?number=200-29

https://apps.fcps.org/legal/doc.php?number=112

https://apps.fcps.org/legal/doc.php?number=318

https://apps.fcps.org/legal/doc.php?number=300-39

https://apps.fcps.org/legal/doc.php?number=200-23

https://apps.fcps.org/legal/doc.php?number=300-33

 

Regarding Confidentiality:

https://apps.fcps.org/legal/doc.php?number=400-20