The volunteers in the schools of Escambia County are extra-special people who are committed to making schools the best they can be. These volunteers offer special attention and caring that can inspire students to reach for and realize their dreams.
Opportunities are provided for individuals to share their time, talents, and their experiences with the students and teachers. School volunteers work at the school of their choice and particpate in activities that match their intersts, such as designing bulletin boards, working with art classes, helping out in the office or media center or serving as a classroom assistant. The opportunities are endless!
How to Become a Volunteer
- If you already know which school interests you, just call the school's main office and ask to speak to their Volunteer Coordinator.
- If you need information to find the right fit, call the Districts's Community Involvement Office at 850-469-5676. They can help steer you in the right direction. There are plenty of interesting ways to make a difference, whether volunteering for one event or volunteering on a regular basis.
- Each school/site will require you fill out a Volunteer Application and Affidavit of Good Moral Character. After the documents are processed, someone from the school will contact you.
- Classroom Assistant - works under the direction of a classroom teacher, assisting students.
- Clerical Assistant - works under the direction of school staff to provide clerical support for the school.
- Math Tutor - works under the direction of a classroom teacher to provide individual or group help in math.
- Language Arts/Reading Tutor - works under the cirection of the classroom teacher to extend the language skills, reading or writing skills.
- Special Activities Volunteer - provides occasional, but important support needed for the duration of a particular school project.
- At Home Projects - assists a teacher with a project than can be cone from home.
- Sunshine Math Volunteer - works with the classroom teacher to coordinate this math enrichment program for grades 1-6.
- PTA - Supports students, teachers and parents through parent involvement programs and activities.
- SAC (School Advisory Council) - serves on the Council which helps develop and implement the School's Improvement Plan.
- Youth Motivator Mentor - serves as a mentor to one student for one hour per week.
- Booster Club Volunteer - supports specific programs such as music and athletics.