Whether they’re assisting in classrooms, mentoring children on a one-on-one basis, or lending their time and efforts to district-wide initiatives, volunteers play a vital role in Polk County Public Schools’ mission of delivering a high-quality education to every student.
Ready to get involved and make a meaningful difference in the lives of our children?
Here’s how to become an approved Polk County Public Schools volunteer:
There are Many Ways to Get Involved
Whether you’re seeking to become an approved volunteer to help multiple children, you’re a parent interested in being more active in your child’s education, or you’re a student seeking community service hours, Polk County Public Schools has lots of options for you to get involved.
Here are some of the ways you can get involved in Polk County Public Schools. For more information, contact the Public Relations Department at 863-457-4708, or the Polk Education Foundation at 863-534-0803.
The mentor program brings together positive role models from the community and students who can benefit from one-on-one attention.
Share your life experiences and inspire children to begin thinking about their futures.
A public-private partnership, this school-based mentoring organization has positively affected the lives of more than 11,000 children since 1995.
These locations provide valuable resources for both parents and students.
One of the most important ways you can get involved is by communicating effectively with your child’s teacher.
There are lots of ways you can support the learning your child does at school.
School Advisory Councils develop and help to implement school improvement plans.
District Advisory Council members help influence district-wide decisions.
Exempt Volunteer Application for active and sworn law enforcement officers with arresting powers.