Volunteer

Step 1:

Become an approved school volunteer

If you are not already an approved school volunteer, you will need to apply through the Polk County School Board. The contact person at each school will help you through this process, which involves the completion of an application, a background check, and a $25 fee to cover part of the cost incurred by the School Board.

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Step 2:

Contact a school and ask how you can help.

Elementary Schools

Brigham Academy

601 Avenue C SE, Winter Haven, FL 33880
Principal: Lynn Boland

School Needs:

  • Mentors

Chain Of Lakes Elementary

7001 State Highway 653, Winter Haven, FL 33884
Principal: Suzie Nelson

School Needs:

  • Mentors
  • Business Sponsors
  • Classroom Volunteers
  • Non-Classroom Volunteers
  • Fluency Reading Tutors

Elbert Elementary

205 15th St NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881
Principal: William Dawson

School Needs:

  • Mentors & Tutors between 8:30-2:30
  • After school programs at the school and in the neighborhoods

Garner Elementary

2500 Havendale Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33881
Principal: Qvonda Blackman

School Needs:

Garden Grove Elementary

4599 Cypress Gardens Rd, Winter Haven, FL 33884
Principal: Laura Neidringhaus

School Needs:

  • Tutors for FCAT skills
  • Mentors
  • Tutors
  • After school programs at the school and in the neighborhoods

Inwood Elementary

2200 Avenue G NW, Winter Haven, FL 33880
Principal: Donna Camp

School Needs:

  • Mentors
  • Reading Buddies
  • Tutors
  • Office Aids in July
  • Assistance with Making Copies
  • Business Partners to Cover Gifted Teacher Certification Fees and Other Non-covered Costs
  • Books – email the principal for a list

Jewett School Of The Arts

2250 8th St NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881
Principal: Michael Sears

School Needs:

  • Mentors
  • Tutors
  • Office Aids in July
  • Landscaping and Gardening Plot
  • Playground Equipment
  • Security Camera System
  • Coaches for After School Sports
  • After School Programs
  • Physical Building to Replace 8 Portables
  • Motivational Speakers
  • JSA Sign on Avenue T
  • Better Track and PE Area

Lake Shipp Elementary

250 Camellia Dr, Winter Haven, FL 33880
Principal: Kathy Raub

School Needs:

  • Mentors
  • Reading Tutors for Grades 1&2
  • Landscaping in Front of the School

Pinewood Elementary

1400 Gilbert St, Eagle Lake, FL 33839
Principal: April Campbell

School Needs:

  • School Uniform Belts
  • Prizes and Incentives
  • Mentors between 10:45am – 1pm to meet once a week during lunch
  • Classroom Help from 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Books (New or Used)
  • Food for Pantry and Money to Purchase Bags
  • Business Sponsor Support

Snively Elementary

848 Snively Ave, Winter Haven, FL 33880
Principal: Diane Rosebrough

School Needs:

  • Mentors and Tutors
  • Classroom Volunteers
  • Business Sponsors
  • Fee Waivers
  • Prizes
  • High School Student Volunteers
  • After School Programs
  • Physical Structure for Meetings
  • Sidewalks to Portables
  • Parking Lots
  • New Building to Replace Portables and Create Meeting Space

Wahneta Elementary

205 4th St E, Winter Haven, FL 33880
Principal: Nildalis Caraballo

School Needs:

Middle Schools

Denison Middle

400 Ave A SE, Winter Haven, FL 33880
Principal: Terri Christian

School Needs:

  • Mentors
  • Speakers
  • Facility Repairs
  • Gym
  • 8th Grade Writing Tutors
  • Incentives and Prizes
  • School Supplies
  • Rewards Programs
  • Food
  • Shoes and Belts

Jewett Academy

601 Ave T NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881
Principal: Jacquelyn Moore

School Needs:

  • Mentors
  • Tutors
  • Office Aides in July
  • Pavers to complete outdoor classroom

Jewett School Of The Arts

2250 8th St NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881
Principal: Michael Sears

School Needs:

  • Mentors
  • Tutors
  • Office Aids in July
  • Landscaping and Gardening Plot
  • Playground Equipment
  • Security Camera System
  • Coaches for After School Sports
  • After School Programs
  • Physical Building to Replace 8 Portables
  • Motivational Speakers
  • JSA Sign on Avenue T
  • Better Track and PE Area

Westwood Middle

3520 Ave J NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881
Principal: Todd Bennett

School Needs:

  • Mentors
  • Crazy Science Day Help
  • Gym
  • Tutoring and After School Programs in Neighborhoods
  • Musical Instruments of any kind and music accessories like drumsticks, mouthpieces, etc.

High School

Lake Region High School

1995 Thunder Rd, Eagle Lake, FL 33839
Principal: Mary Jo Costine

School Needs:

  • Business Sponsors
  • Mentors
  • Career Connections

Winter Haven High School

600 6th St SE, Winter Haven, FL 33880
Principal: Gina Williams

School Needs:

  • Business Sponsors
  • Mentors
  • Speakers
  • Security Monitors
  • Lunch Room Assistants
  • Office Assistants

Collegiate High School

999 Ave H NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881
Principal: Keith Bonney

School Needs:

  • Business Sponsors
  • Connections for Student’s Work-Based Study Projects
  • Career Connections

Alternative Schools

Achievement Academy

2211 28th St NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881
Principal: Cindi Parker-Pearson

School Needs:

New Beginnings High School

3425 Lake Alfred Rd, Winter Haven, FL 33881
Principal:

School Needs:

Don Woods

213 Lake Ave, Dundee, FL 33838
Principal: Bellamy Rodney

School Needs:

  • Mentors
  • Speakers
  • School Uniform Shirts