IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR CHARTER SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS
THE HCPS VOLUNTEER APPLICATION IS NOT APPLICABLE FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING AT A CHARTER SCHOOL, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL DIRECTLY, DO NOT COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION.
If you are a CURRENT ACTIVE Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) Employees, please click this link to complete the HCPS Employee Volunteer Application. All other volunteers and community partners should continue below. Thank you.
We appreciate your interest in becoming a Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) Volunteer! Our district offers a variety of activities you may choose from when volunteering your time. Simply review all guidelines, complete, and submit a volunteer application. 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.
Click here to read and agree to adhere to HCPS Volunteer Policies and Procedures
Click here to read and agree to adhere to the District's Policy on Bullying and Harassment
Click here to read and agree to adhere to the Child Abuse Policy
BACKGROUND SCREENING: In order to maximize student and employee safety, it is school board policy to screen all applicants via a criminal and sexual predator/offender background check. Submission of this application indicates your agreement to this background check, with the exception of persons under the age of 18 and verified current active HCPS Employees.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS VOLUNTEER ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES are based on the Hillsborough County Public Schools Hiring Guidelines. Click on link to view the HCPS Volunteer Eligibility Guidelines.
COURT-ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE: Hillsborough County Public Schools does not allow court-ordered community service hours to be served as volunteer time. Individuals who are required to complete court-ordered community service are directed to contact other non-school agencies.
LEVEL 2 FINGERPRINTING is required for all overnight chaperones. (Chaperones must be 21 years of age or older; exception: a parent or legal guardian under 21 years of age may also chaperone); any volunteer that has one-on-one limited/unsupervised interaction with students (including but not limited to overnight chaperones and any other occasion where the volunteer has limited supervision including some mentoring programs and/or if instructed by the district/school); or at the request of the district and/or school administration. Level 1 background approval is required prior to proceeding for fingerprinting. Fingerprint procedures and next steps are sent directly to volunteer/community partner via email after Level 1 background approval status has been determined. Additional fingerprinting is not required for verified current active HCPS employees.
Please fill out the application fields completely and accurately. Any person, who falsifies, attempts to conceal or omits criminal history information or any other required information during or after the application process, will constitute grounds for disqualification from potential or continued volunteer service within the District.
FRS Retirees - If you are a retiree from the Florida Retirement System and have been retired less than one year, you must call FRS to confirm your eligibility to volunteer. Call (844) 377-1888, ask for the Enrollment Department. Once you have confirmed that you are eligible to volunteer, you can complete the HCPS Volunteer and Community Partners Application (HB 1121) and select appropriate affiliation (FRS Retiree)
STUDENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 will not be permitted to chaperone. Chaperones must be 21 years of age or older with the exception of a parent or legal guardian under 21 years of age.
Students that attend Hillsborough County Public Schools, should also register with Profferfish for Bright Futures service opportunities.
Thank you again for saying Y.E.S. to HCPS!
We appreciate your interest in becoming a Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) Volunteer! Our district offers a variety of activities you may choose from when volunteering your time. Please review all guidelines
By providing your signature, you are agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of the Hillsborough County Public School Volunteer Program. One or more of the volunteer activities you have selected may require you to provide your United States social security number so we can perform a criminal background check. Your social security number will only be used for this purpose and we do not retain this information.
MENTOR, POST-SECONDARY AND FAITH-BASED VOLUNTEER ASSURANCES: It is important that volunteers in the following categories review and agree to adhere to the following assurances.
I have read and agree to adhere to the On-Site Mentor Assurances
I have read and agree to adhere to the Post-Secondary Assurances
I have read and agree to adhere to the Faith-Based Partnership Assurances
FRS RETIREE VOLUNTEER: It is important that FRS Retiree Volunteers review and agree to adhere to HB 1121 (15) VOLUNTEER SERVICES.
I have read and agree to adhere to HB 1121 (15) Volunteer Services
I understand that I am offering my services to the Hillsborough County Public School System without compensation. I certify that all information given on this application is true and complete. Any misrepresentation, omission or incorrect statement of facts called for in this application is cause for immediate dismissal of me as a volunteer. I agree, if I am a volunteer, to abide by all school board rules, regulations and policies, either published or in effect by usage and all rules, regulations and laws of the State of Florida as may be required by Florida Statutes and the School Board of Hillsborough County.
I hereby certify that the information provided on this form is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
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.
District wide volunteers/programs should contact the Volunteer Services office directly, (813) 272-4446.
Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communications (including email) to or from state officials regarding state business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Your email communications may therefore be subject to public disclosure.