District Volunteer Application


VIPS Volunteer Guidelines

The health and wellbeing of all staff, students and visitors is a top priority for Volusia County Schools.  Due to COVID-19, volunteer opportunities will be very limited.  Below are the guidelines through December 2020.  The district will reevaluate these guidelines in January 2021.


  • Must wear a face covering/mask and be temperature checked
  • Must sign in on Raptor kiosk or at front desk (be sure to use hand sanitizer)
  • Must be pre-approved by the principal (or designee) at least 24-hours in advance
  • Limited to opportunities that have no direct contact with students (except for returning/matched mentors).  Recommending volunteers check with school for specific needs, such as:

    -    food pantry

    -    school store

    -    clothing closet

    -    assisting teacher with projects from home

  • Virtual volunteers permitted with teacher consent for things such as reading to students, presentations, etc.

    -    volunteer must never be alone with students – teacher must be present

    -    Consent Form for Virtual Services of School Volunteers must be on file for students who are enrolled in Volusia Live (not needed for brick & mortar)

    • Mentors will meet face-to-face only with students who currently have an established relationship with a mentor. 
    • -    must have a signed parent permission form on file (“forever letter” that is valid until permission is withdrawn) to verify mentoring relationship

      -    no virtual mentoring due to security and privacy concerns

      -    no new matches between students and community/volunteer mentors

      • Take Stock in Children (TSIC) mentors will follow separate guidelines.  TSIC has procedures in place to allow for virtual mentoring, including signed parent permission forms and employees monitoring all mentoring sessions.  Incoming freshman will be matched with mentors in accordance with scholarship guidelines and procedures.


      We appreciate your interest in volunteering for Volusia County Schools. Our district offers a variety of activities you may choose from when volunteering your time. Simply complete and submit a volunteer application and upon approval you will receive instructions on next steps.

      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 important that you provide a valid email address so you can be notified as to the status of your application and for future communication.

      The first time you volunteer at a school, please be prepared to have your ID scanned into our system.

      Thank you,
      District Volunteer Coordinator



      Personal Information

      Personal Information

      Phone number is required
      Please note: An email will be sent to the email address entered to inform you of the status of your application. If you do not have access to email, please enter vips@volusia.k12.fl.us and a district administrator will call you regarding the status.
      School Preferences

      Please select the schools at which you wish to volunteer


      Please select the functions from the list below. (select all that apply)


      Speaker Topic

      Please upload a brief synopsis of your topic.  After processing and receiving approval of your application to volunteer, an email will be sent to the schools informing them of your available topic.  This email is sent twice a year.  An interested teacher will contact you directly to make all arrangements regarding your presentation. 

      If you do not wish to upload a speaker topic at this time, click "PREVIOUS" at the bottom of the screen and then uncheck Speakers Bureau.


      Please select the organization(s) on behalf of which you are volunteering (if not applicable, select "None")


      Please read the disclaimer below and provide your signature

      By providing your signature, you are agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of Volusia County Schools Volunteer Program. To view the School Volunteer Handbook, click on this link: School Volunteer Handbook

      By signing your name you agree to all the above statements. Use the mouse or touch screen to sign.

      Thank You

      Your volunteer application has been successfully submitted and will be reviewed per the district’s volunteer policy. In the near future, you will be notified as to your volunteer status. If you have any questions, please request to speak with the volunteer coordinator at the school where you have chosen to volunteer.