Get Involved

Volunteer CircleGet Involved!

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:

1. Complete the online volunteer application

Complete the District Volunteer Application and submit your online payment of $25. This fee covers your background check.

2. Wait for your application to process

Once your application has been processed, you will be notified about your approval status within three weeks.

3. Get your ID badge and attend orientation

Get your identification badge from your school and attend a school volunteer orientation.

Approved volunteers seeking to transport students in their private vehicles must complete an additional application.

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.