Instructions in Applying to Volunteer
School Volunteer Handbook.
Application to Volunteer
Print and then complete the Application to Volunteer (link above) in its entirety.
Call the school of your choice and ask to speak to the volunteer coordinator.
Make an appointment with the volunteer coordinator to discuss volunteer opportunities and submit your volunteer application.
It takes approximately 14-21 days to complete the application process from the time the district office receives your application. In accordance with Florida Statute 943.04351, an applicant may NOT volunteer until the school receives notice the applicant is cleared by the Professional Standards Department.
Additional information can be obtained in our Volunteer Handbook (link above).
Volunteers in Public Schools Information
The Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) program has served the school district since before the formal beginning of the program 35 years ago. VIPS involves all segments of the community and all age groups who help meet the needs of students through the enhancement of education. Volunteers work in every aspect of school operations. They assist in the classroom, school office, health room and special areas; provide one-on-one tutoring and mentoring to at-risk students; and work with PTA/PTSA, School Advisory Councils, Extended Day, academic enhancement programs, and extracurricular organizations.
Starting with 150 volunteers in 1978, VIPS has grown to over 18,000 volunteers who gave 814,545 hours during the 2011-2012 school year. This translates to over $15 million dollars in accordance with Independent Sector's
value of volunteer service. VIPS volunteers supplied a daily average of 4,525 service hours over a 180-day school year! Visit Awards for information on our Outstanding Volunteers and VIPS Recognition Day.
For additional information on specific programs that utilize school volunteers visit the following programs:
Sunshine Math Program
Volunteer Speakers Bureau
Youth Partnership Program (Student Service)
To become a school volunteer, call your local school and ask to speak with the school's volunteer coordinator or call the district office.
NEW Volunteer Opportunity Listing
The district's Volunteer/Partnership Programs Department has initiated web-listings for "volunteer opportunities." The school-level volunteer coordinators are encouraged to submit their needs for volunteers and the district will advertise these needs through the listings. Currently the listing is small, but please check back again as our listings begin to grow. The purpose of this listing is to help match our Volusia County School volunteers to the needs of specific schools. If you are interested in helping with any of these needs, please contact the volunteer coordinator listed for the school.
NOTE: This listing is an optional recruitment method for schools and does not reflect the needs for all schools. Volunteer applicants are always welcome to call the volunteer coordinator at any Volusia public school.