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:
Complete the online volunteer application
Complete the District Volunteer Application and submit your online payment of $25. This fee covers your background check.
Wait for your application to process
Once your application has been processed, you will be notified about your approval status within three weeks.
Get your ID badge and attend the 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 found below.
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.
For more information, please contact our school office or visit the Polk County Public Schools Get Involved page.
Feel free to contact the Southwest Elementary Office for information about being one of our approved Volunteers!