Volunteer at our Schools

  • Thank you for your interest in the Manassas City Public Schools Volunteer Program. We truly appreciate your desire to give of your valuable time to the students and staff of MCPS. Each school can share the specific volunteering opportunities available within their school.  As part of our continuing efforts to maintain a safe and secure environment, we have two levels for potential volunteers:

    • Tier 1
      • All persons wishing to volunteer and will be under the supervision of an MCPS employee at all times. They must sign in using the Raptor system with a valid ID when they enter the school and wear the identification badge at all times. They do NOT have to fill out a volunteer application.
    • Tier 2
      • All persons wishing to volunteer who may be left, at times, unsupervised with students such as chaperoning an overnight filed trip. They must submit a volunteer application and complete a background check through our Human Resources Department.
      • Volunteer applications are completed most efficiently at any school location in the front office. When you visit the school, please let the greeter know you are interested in completing a volunteer application and they will direct you to the appropriate person.


    Click here for a complete list of MCPS schools and locations.


    If you are unable to visit a school location, you may complete an online application. Please note that submissions online may take slightly longer to process and approve.  If you wish to continue with the online application process, please click here.

    If you have any questions, please contact your child's school.


    The Raptor Volunteer process requires that all approved volunteers be deactivated at the end of each school year.  Persons wishing to become a Tier 2 volunteer for the upcoming new school year will need to reapply.  Persons approved as Tier 2 volunteers for the previous school year, must reapply but will not need a new background check (background checks are valid for 3 years).