The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) would like to thank you for your interest in volunteering in our schools. Each year, thousands of motivated individuals use their skills, resources, and knowledge to impact the lives of children living in the nation's capital.
In order to be cleared to volunteer with DCPS, you will need to follow the steps outlined below. You must have a confirmed placement at a DC public school before this clearance process can begin. Unfortunately, we are unable to make exceptions to these requirements.
The Fingerprinting Office is located on the 10th floor at 1200 First Street, NE. Operating hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 5pm, and Fridays from 8am to 3pm.
You will receive a verification email 5-10 business days after being fingerprinted. This email will contain your DCPS volunteer clearance letter, which is valid for 2 years. Please take this letter to your DC public school as proof of clearance and keep a copy for your records. You are not permitted to volunteer at a school without the volunteer clearance letter from DCPS. In cases where background checks require follow up, you will receive additional information by mail from the Office of Compliance.
If you need additional assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.