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Madison Metropolitan School District

Volunteer Training

All volunteers and Partnership Staff members are asked to complete the Building Safety & Security Protocols and the Volunteer Orientation training.

MMSD is committed to anti-racist practices, equity, inclusion, and upholding our core beliefs. These trainings are in alignment with that vision, and it's important for volunteers to have a shared understanding. MMSD places a high value on safety and well-being; these training modules are important for the safety and well-being of students, staff, and volunteers.

The trainings are available asynchronously (recorded). The Building & Student Safety Training is required and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. The Onboarding Training provides grounding in MMSD anti-racist mission/vision, identity and relationships, and strategies. This takes approximately one hour to complete and is highly recommended. The Literacy Training was created thinking of community, volunteers, and family members who are seeking ways to impact scholars' trajectory toward literacy. This 30-minute course is designed with a series of videos that briefly explain why, and quickly move into how to support literacy development.


Building & Student Safety (15 minutes)


Highly recommended

Volunteer Onboarding - Grounding in MMSD's anti-racist mission and vision, identity and relationship and strategies (One hour)


Literacy Tutor Training

This training is required for all volunteer literacy tutors to provide background information on the Science of Reading, strategies for your tutoring sessions and a glimpse of a variety of tutoring scenarios.

K-12 Literacy Tutoring: A Crash Course in the Science of Reading

Grades K-5 Handouts - English

Grades 6-12 Handouts - English

Curso acelerado sobre la ciencia de la lectura (para tutores)  

Spanish  Tutor Handouts 

Elementary Literacy Tutoring and Tutoring Kits  

Thank you again for your support of our scholars, staff, and community.

Reminder of Steps to be an “Approved Volunteer”

Application completed in Volunteer Tracker

Volunteer Tracker will be used to manage your volunteer record, allows the schools to know who is ‘approved’, Volunteers can even log their volunteer hours.

Background check (Level 2 activities) processed by MMSD staff

This is automatically performed as part of your volunteer application

Volunteer completes training

  • Building & Student Safety - required
  • Onboarding - highly recommended