North Lakeland Elementary appreciates our many wonderful volunteers!
- Media Volunteer
- Assist with School Pictures
Becoming a Volunteer
- Attention, new volunteers! Because the security of our students
is critical to the district, all volunteer applicants undergo a
background check before serving in our schools.
In the past, the district has been able to assume the burden of that cost, but recent budget constraints now prevent that. Beginning in 2009-10, first time volunteer applicants will pay a one-time, non-refundable fee of $24 for a Florida Department of Law Enforcement background check. Payment must be in the form of a money order (available for free at Wal-Mart) or a cashier’s check (available from your bank) and brought to the school where the application will be submitted. Some criminal charges can prevent applicants from being approved and are listed on the volunteer application, so that individuals can determine if approval is possible.
Volunteer approval is continuous from year to year and is applicable at all Polk County Public Schools. Payment for background checks does not apply to those who have been approved before 2009-10.
- Volunteer applications can be completed electronically here on
this website or in person at NLE. If you do not have a social
security number, download a printable application and mail to:
Office of Community Involvement
Polk County Public Schools
P.O. Box 391
Bartow, FL 33831-0391
Call the school to receive an orientation and start volunteering!
- For information on the status of your application, contact North Lakeland Elementary.
Informational Material and Forms
- Volunteer Handbook
- Volunteer Brochure
Qualifying Activities for volunteer hours
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteer Survey