Volunteer & Business Partnership Program
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE LIMITED AT THIS TIME.
Please stay safe!
Volunteer Opportunity: Digital Classroom Assistants
Currently, we are recruiting volunteers who are comfortable on Zoom to put their skills to use by assisting our Hyflex teachers who are teaching in-person and online simultaneously. Digital Classroom Assistants have the opportunity asssist teachers by helping take attendance, engaging with students in the chat box, monitoring/answering questions, facilitating games for the DA students, and more! There are a number of ways teachers may utilize classroom assistants based on the needs of their students, but we need your help! We are asking volunteers to spend at least one hour a week serving in a teacher's class, and we have opportunities at several schools, grade levels, and subjects!
If you're interested in learning more, please attend one of our Virtual Volunteer Orientations. Please CLICK HERE to register for one of the following dates:
- October 27th @ 2pm
- November 3rd @ 2pm
Connecting Community and Classrooms
We appreciate your interest in volunteering in the Alachua County Public Schools. If you don't know where you want to volunteer or what type of volunteering you are interested in, it is recommended that you contact the district School Volunteer Office before you complete the volunteer application! If you know where you want to volunteer, please complete the volunteer application and submit all information requested. It is very important that the information you enter on the application matches your government-issued identification card including your full legal name. It is also important that you provide a valid email address so you can be notified as to the status of your application and for future communication.
You are required to complete a new application each year. All applications for the 2019-20 school year will expire on June 30, 2020. As part of standard safety practices, all volunteers and visitors must provide a photo ID each time they visit an Alachua County Public School or facility. A national check of the sexual predator registries is completed each time a volunteer checks into our facilities. Other criminal history websites are checked as warranted.
Please answer all legal questions completely and honestly to ensure that you will be eligible to volunteer. Please refer to the information below to answer the questions.
For purposes of School Board policy, convicted means there has been a determination of guilt as a result of a trial or the entry of a plea of nolo contendere, regardless of whether adjudication is withheld, entered into a deferred prosecution or pre-trial diversion agreement, have charges now pending against you, or have sealed or expunged records.
Tips for Completing the Application
*Enter your full name and address as it appears on your driver's license.
*Please choose only the school(s) where you would like to volunteer. You can only fill out one application. Check all of your children's schools and list their names and grades in the appropriate fields.
*Raptor does not work well in all browsers. Use Explorer or Firefox for the best results.
*Make sure you scroll down to the end of each section of the application to complete all requested information.
*If you don't get an approval email within 72 hours, check your SPAM mail.
*Don't forget to click on "Finish" to complete your application.
For assistance with your volunteer application, please visit the campus where you wish to volunteer or the School Volunteer Office at 352-955-7250 X6411.
District Volunteer Coordinator
Click below to complete the Volunteer Application:
Sharing the Responsibility, Sharing the Results!
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Contact us to find out how to become involved in the public schools!