Get Involved — Volunteer!

There are many opportunities for parents and caregivers to volunteer and when you volunteer - all students benefit! Please visit our PTO List of Committees and complete the Volunteer Interest form by clicking on the button below and we will be in touch with you. 


Complete dcps' volunteer clearance process FOR FIELD TRIPS

All in-person volunteers at Key (including parents), must complete DCPS' Volunteer Clearance process, which involves a TB Risk Assessment, Fingerprinting (criminal background check), Child Protection Registry Screening and Sex Offender Registry Screening.


Click on the button below for further information. 


Parents/Caregivers should select the category "Volunteer - Unsupervised" and "Field Trip Chaperone" as this will enable parents to supervise small groups on Field Trips. The application form also request a point of contact at the school. Please list Ms Hinton-Wright (Archie) itanya.archie@k12.dc.gov, 202-729-3280.


LIMITED Exceptions

Limited exceptions may be granted to DCPS' Volunteer Clearance process in certain circumstances, such as: volunteering for a one-time, on-campus event like Career Day or Field Day; if the volunteer is under 18 years of age; or if you are a potential volunteer with an active secret or top-secret federal security clearance. If you think one of these exceptions may apply to you, please click on the link below and be sure to complete any necessary forms or email the DCPS Clearance team for confirmation dcps.clearance@dc.gov and further information.


DCPS Volunteer Clearance Process FAQs