Become a Volunteer In Our Schools

Our schools frequently rely on parent and community volunteers for a variety of help, from mentoring to special projects to fund-raising to helping out with art or music programs.  Our volunteers and mentors have enriched the school experience for thousands of our students, enabling us to offer opportunities that would never have been possible without their help.

If you are interested in volunteering at a school, please contact the individual school for information about the type of volunteers they are seeking and the time commitment required.

For the safety of our children, all volunteers are asked to submit a volunteer affidavit.  The District also requires a FDLE Sexual Predator/Offender background check on all volunteers before they begin service.  Volunteer coaches will be fingerprinted, in accordance with School Board policy.

If you are interested in mentoring at a school, please contact the Office of Community Affairs at 833-7614 or email meredithd@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us.  Mentors volunteers will have a criminal background search conducted by the Office of Community Affairs. 

Mentoring takes place during the school year on the school campus for 30 minutes to one hour each week at a time during the school day that is convenient for both mentor and student.

Studies have shown that students who are mentored develop more positive attitudes, achieve higher grades, improve relationships with adults and peers, are better able to express feelings, are more likely to trust their teachers, and develop higher levels of self-confidence. 

We are very grateful for all the work that our volunteers and mentors do to help make Okaloosa the number one school district in the State of Florida.

Helpful links to get started:

Mentoring
Mentor Training Presentation   
Mentor Handbook     
Mentor Handbook (Spanish)    
Volunteer To Become a Mentor Video    
Volunteer Handbook    
Volunteer Handbook (Spanish)