•  Volunteer COVID-19 Update

    We value and appreciate the many volunteers who contribute their time and effort to support our students and schools!

    In the interest of both student and volunteer health, volunteer activities that take place INSIDE school campuses have been suspended until further notice.  At this time, volunteers will only be allowed on school campuses for socially distanced OUTSIDE activities.

    We look forward to welcoming ALL volunteers back in the near future in all capacities.

    All volunteers must complete a volunteer application via Raptor Technologies to clear a background screening.  You will be notified once your background screening is complete with further instructions.

    NOTE:  The School District of Manatee County values student safety and security, therefore, prior conduct may disqualify a volunteer applicant the privilege to volunteer.  To meet the required search criteria of Section 943.04351, Florida Statutes we must conduct a search against your registration information regarding sexual predators and sexual offenders through the Dru Sjodin National Sexual Offender Public Website. 

    Accordingly, applicants will not be approved as school volunteers for the following reasons:

    • Convicted of or had adjudication withheld for any felony offense, at any time;  
    • Convicted of or had adjudication withheld for any misdemeanor within the past three (3) years;
    • or Any pending criminal charges of a crime that would disqualify the applicant from employment with the School District of Manatee County.

    The School District of Manatee County is subject to laws governing the release of public records, including Florida Statutes Chapter 119.

    For more information, please contact Deborah Perry-Gambino, Community Engagement Specialist & District Volunteer Coordinator at (941) 708-8770 x41048 or email gambinod@manateeschools.net.