Family & Community Involvement

Years ago the phrase “family involvement” meant school volunteering. In today's fast-paced society where often both parents hold jobs outside the home, that definition has changed. Parent participation in even one of the following facets can improve student achievement:

Communicate with the teacher about your child’s progress and school work.

  • Understand child development stages and ways to support learning at each grade level and age.
  • Help children with learning at home through homework, goal setting and other school-related activities
  • Volunteer in your child’s class or school.
  • Participate on school committees and councils to help with school decisions.

The Results

Children thrive when families are engaged in their educational life. Research accumulated over more than three decades irrefutably demonstrates that children whose families are involved in their child’s education tend to have higher SAT scores, better grades, a higher rate of high school completion and a more positive school experience. 

Volunteering in FCPS

FCPS is excited to launch our new FCPS Volunteer Center. This new management system features the ability to self-serve for volunteer opportunities in our schools. To begin, you must complete the registration and training as required in our policies. 

If you are a new volunteer, please create your account registration using the following link: Create an account.

If you are an existing volunteer in our Volunteer Center, please access your account here: Sign into your account.

For more information on volunteering, please contact the Family and Community Involvement Coordinator.


Ivania Amador
Family and Community Involvement Coordinator
(301) 696-6838

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Volunteer Training and Registration

Community Agency School Services (CASS) Resource Guide