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

For the safety of our children, all volunteers must complete an online volunteer application. However, there is a difference between "visiting" and "volunteering." Visiting a school to see a child, check them out of school, etc, does not require an online application be completed. You will need to check in at the front desk of the school, and they will issue you a temporary visitors badge. Volunteering means working in a longer capacity, and typically with other students or faculty.

If you are interested in volunteering at a school, please watch these short informational videos BEFORE completing the volunteer application.

  • Volunteering in General - this video will explain the different levels of volunteering, some of which require fingerprinting.
  • Volunteer Coach Instructions - this video will explain the instructions to follow if you are interested in volunteering as a "Coach"
  • Overnight Chaperones - this video will explain the instructions if you are interested in volunteering as an "Overnight Chaperone."

Once you have watched the appropriate video(s), you are ready to begin the application process. Please complete the Online Volunteer Application (Spanish application coming soon). Once the online application is complete, an email confirmation and instructions on what to do next will be sent to you.  Please follow all instructions carefully.

All Volunteers - once the Online Volunteer Application is complete, please watch the:

An FDLE Sexual Predator/Offender background check will also be performed on all visitors and volunteers before they begin service. Mentors, Volunteer Coaches, and Overnight Chaperones will be fingerprinted in accordance with School Board Policy.

Mentors - after being fingerprinted, but before starting as a Mentor, please watch the:

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

For questions, please contact the Office of Community Affairs at volunteer@okaloosaschools.com or 850.833.7614.

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Office of Community Affairs
Debbie Tate
850.822.7614