District Volunteer Application


VIPS Volunteer Guidelines

UPDATED April 6, 2021


The health and well-being of all staff, students and visitors is a top priority for Volusia County Schools.  Due to COVID-19, volunteer opportunities have been very limited this school year.  Now that the CDC guidelines for physical distancing in schools have been relaxed to 3 feet, we are excited to welcome a limited number of volunteers back in schools beginning April 12, 2021.


This is part of VCS’ gradual reopening of some activities impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, while continuing to follow guidelines to keep students, employees, and volunteers safe.

  • All activities using volunteers will follow CDC guidelines. The number of volunteers will be limited to ensure adherence to the physical distancing limitation, and no large gatherings will be permitted.
  • CDC guidelines include:

-   wearing a face covering/mask

-   frequent handwashing

-   maintaining a physical distance of at least 3 feet

-   staying home when sick


  • Classroom teachers will be permitted to utilize a limited number of volunteers in their classrooms. 

-    Volunteers must never be alone with students.

-    Volunteers must be within the line of sight of a teacher or VCS employee.


  • Students may be matched with mentors for face-to-face meetings. 

-   Mentors must be trained by the school or VIPS Department before being matched.

-   Students must have a signed parent permission form on file (“forever letter” that is valid until permission is withdrawn).

  • Every volunteer must have an approved application on file to volunteer.

-   Each year, all volunteer applications expire on June 30. 

-   If a new application was not submitted for the 2020-21 school year, volunteers must reapply.  Approvals will be valid through June 30, 2021.

  • VCS has strict safety and security practices and requires volunteers to sign in on the visitor management system (Raptor kiosk) or at the front desk.  When visiting a school for the first time, a drivers license or other form of official government identification must be provided.

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.