Volunteers Have a Positive Impact on
    Children, Schools and Our City


    Thank you for considering volunteering with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. When registering to volunteer, please review the guidelines that best work for your connection to the school district. If you have questions that are particular to a school, you can contact the school volunteer coordinator.

    To view the contact information for the Volunteer Coordinator and Community Partner at each school click here.

    A CMSD “volunteer” under Ohio labor laws § 553.101 is defined. (a) An individual who performs hours of service for a public agency for civic, charitable, or humanitarian reasons, without promise, expectation or receipt of compensation for services rendered, is considered to be a volunteer during such hours.

    Volunteers make a difference by:

    • Strengthening school programs
    • Helping to establish parent groups
    • Sponsoring special events
    • Serving on a school advisory committee

    The Board of Education is committed to promoting community and family engagement to enhance our scholars’ education in a variety of in-school and extracurricular activities.


  • Volunteer Protocols

  • Parent/Family member of a CMSD student - Volunteer Request Guidelines

  • Non-Parent/Family Adult Volunteer Request Guidelines

  • Volunteers in Athletics

  • Group Volunteers - Community Partner Volunteer Registration Guidelines

  • Volunteering for Minors

  • PACE Partner Onboarding Registration Guidelines

  • Guidelines for Virtual Volunteers

  • Security Checks

  • School Building Access Protocols

  • Frequently asked questions


    Volunteer Office

    Judith Lozada, Volunteer Manager
    Office of Family and Community Engagement
    Arnold Pinkney East Professional Center
    1349 E. 79th Street, Room 228, Cleveland, Ohio 44104
    216.838.0337 | Email



    Start making a difference in our schools today!


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