Volunteer Resources

"One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time." - Unknown

During the school year, would you like to… chaperone a field trip, attend a class party, be a mystery reader, serve as a room parent, or a classroom/school volunteer? In order to interact with West Towson students during the school day (in any capacity) you MUST do the following…

All volunteers must complete the volunteer application and participate in an orientation/training session annually beginning on July 1st.  All volunteer training expires on June 30th. Currently, masks are required in all BCPS schools and offices, regardless of vaccination status. We continue to monitor current metrics as well as recommendations from the CDC, Baltimore County Health Department, and the Office of Health Services. We will provide updates as we receive them.

Step 1: Complete the BCPS Volunteer Application.

Step 2Complete the online Volunteer Orientation AND the Health & Safety - Mitigation 2021 training.

Once you've complete both trainings you will be provided with two certificates. Please save a copy for your records.


Step 3: Submit the application and the training completion certificate to the school.  Hard copies can be turned-in to the front office.

*Please note that approved volunteers will be asked to complete a Vaccination Verification form provided by the school administrator. Volunteers are subject to the same vaccination guidelines as school staff which MAY include weekly COVID-19 testing based on your vaccination status. 

Once the application process is completed and approval granted, you may begin volunteering in the building.  Please note: Approval must be granted prior to when you plan to volunteer.

Want to learn more?  Visit the BCPS Volunteer Information website for further information.


The Board of Education of Baltimore County and West Towson Elementary School recognize that participation in the work of the school by parents, guardians, and others provide important support for schools and students. Volunteers are encouraged to become involved and support student learning. Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) recognize the role volunteers have in supporting student learning. Parents, grandparents and other family or community members may volunteer for a variety of short or long term activities. 

Any parent or family member who is interested in participating in a school–activity or event which involves interactions with the students must complete volunteer training.
 The training must be completed every year. To avoid missing opportunities to participate in school events during the school year, parents and family members are strongly encouraged to complete volunteer training as early in the school year as possible.