HOW DO I VOLUNTEER?
Please read the Volunteer Information Guide before completing the ONLINE Volunteer Application
Call the community organization of your choice listed below in partnership with the School District (United Way & Big Brothers Big Sisters)
District Volunteer Coordinator
Deborah Perry-Gambino - firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer with students via Community Organizations
Books For Kids - LWR Rotary - Contact Ted Lindberg (845) 304-5793
United Way Learning PALS - Contact Jessica Maxon-Berrier (941) 932-8259 JMaxon-Berrier@uwsuncoast.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast - Contact Karen Gray at (941) 746-7000 email@example.com
Presidential Volunteer Services Awards
Chaperones attending "daytime" field trips must be cleared via a Level I screening via the Raptor System at the school site.
Chaperones attending "overnight" field trips must be cleared via a Level II screening via an outside vendor "FieldPrint" at the expense of the volunteer. Ask your school volunteer coordinator for further details.
The School District of Manatee County uses Raptor Technologies to perform Level I screenings at all sites via the Dru Sjodin National Sexual Offender Public Website. Volunteers who clear this Level I screening are approved to volunteer in a supervised setting with students.
Level II criminal background screenings are mandatory and required for all tutors, mentors and overnight chaperones, who work individually, and unsupervised with students. Payment is the responsibility of the volunteer and the fingerprint screening is performed by an approved outside vendor "FieldPrint".
Information on a Level II screening can be obtained from the front office at the school site.
Outstanding School Volunteers
Florida Statutes - Volunteering Screening
Florida Statute 943.04351 "Search of registration information regarding sexual predators and sexual offenders is required before appointment or employment.
A state agency or governmental subdivision, before making any decision to appoint or employ a person to work, whether for compensation or as a volunteer, at any park, playground, day care center, or other place where children regularly congregate, must conduct a search of that person’s name or other identifying information against the registration information regarding sexual predators and sexual offenders through the Dru Sjodin National Sexual Offender Public Website maintained by the United States Department of Justice.
If for any reason that site is not available, a search of the registration information regarding sexual predators and sexual offenders maintained by the Department of Law Enforcement under s. 943.043 shall be performed.
This section does not apply to those positions or appointments within a state agency or governmental subdivision for which a state and national criminal history background check is conducted."