Volunteer or Donate

Volunteer at Turner

Parents and other members of the community may wish to volunteer in the classroom and are welcomed at Turner Elementary.  Teachers should set limits on the times when volunteers are welcomed. Ideally, it should be done in a way that is helpful to the students and the teacher. As a volunteer is in the room, it is important to remember that the teacher needs to be engaged with students, not with the volunteer. Please be sure not to discuss a child with another child’s parent.

Parents who are not able to come in during school hours might be able to assist with things like book orders or other clerical work.


All volunteers, including parents, must complete the DCPS Clearance process before volunteer services can be provided. To complete the DCPS Clearance process, complete the following steps:
  1. Complete the online Clearance Application, here: DCPS Clearance Application.
  2. Complete a TB test or obtain documentation showing cleared TB test results from the last 12 months.
  3. Report to DCPS Central Office (1200 First Street NE, 10th Floor) during operating hours to complete the fingerprinting process: Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm and Fridays from 8 am - 3 pm. TB test results must be provided upon reporting to Central Office for fingerprints*. Individuals who fail to produce TB test results from the last 12 months will be denied fingerprinting services. 
  4. Wait 3-10 business days for a clearance letter, indicating cleared fingerprinting results.
For more information, visit Volunteering in Our Schools or contact our main office at 202-645-3470.

Each person including school partners has varying volunteer needs. Talk to the point of contact in order to understand their capacity and work with them to schedule volunteers on an event-by-event basis.

Donate to Turner

We are always open to receiving any form of donations for our students, every donation counts. If interested please contact our school social worker Mrs. Lakia Cherry to see what our school community is in need of.

For more information in regards to partnering, donating, or volunteering within our school community, please contact our VISTA School Community Liaison Ms. Kia Johnson or Assistant Principal Hankton.

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