Current volunteer opportunities at Miner and in our community:
DCPS In-School Volunteer Program
To become an in-school volunteer at Miner or any DCPS school, you must undergo the clearance process consisting of TB test, volunteer application, and fingerprinting/background check. This applies to anyone who has the potential to be alone with a student or is volunteering on a regular basis. Examples include volunteering in the classroom or on field trips. If you plan to volunteer occasionally for PTO events where there are always other adults present, you do not need to go through the clearance process.
The clearance process has three steps:
Step 1: TB Test
Step 2: Application
Step 3: Fingerprinting
First time volunteers must show proof of a negative TB test taken within the last 12 months. You are encouraged to get a TB test as soon as you can. Bring a copy of the results when being fingerprinted. Without TBD results, fingerprinting (Step 3) cannot be completed - no exceptions.
Free TB testing at the Georgetown University HOYA Clinic at DC General
The HOYA Clinic by Georgetown University hosts free TB testing at DC General Hospital on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm. All services are offered on a walk-in basis. If you wish to utilize this service, simply report to the HOYA Clinic with your photo ID.
DC General Hospital, 4th Floor Main Building
1900 Massachusetts Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
Days/Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday, 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm
Potential volunteers must complete a DCPS Volunteer Fingerprinting Application prior to being fingerprinted: https://octo.quickbase.com/db/bg37a864v?a=dbpage&pageID=26.
For this step, bring a state issued photo ID and TB test results (from Step 1).
Go to DCPS Central Office at 1200 First Street NE, 10th floor
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Note: Potential volunteers with an active secret or top secret federal security clearance can instead complete the federal security clearance verification letter in lieu of being fingerprinted with DCPS. The verification letter should be signed by the granting agency and mailed to the DCPS volunteer office. DCPS can only accept the original signed federal security clearance verification form (no faxes, scans or copies).
For additional information:
- DCPS Volunteering page (https://dcps.dc.gov/page/volunteer-our-schools)
- Volunteer FAQs (https://dcps.dc.gov/node/993302)
- DCPS Volunteer Fingerprinting Application (https://octo.quickbase.com/db/bg37a864v?a=dbpage&pageID=26)