Information on Volunteer Processing - 3/23/2020Please note that as a result of the State of Florida's response to the COVID-19 coronavirus situation, Lake County Schools are closed at least until April 15, 2020. Volunteer processing may be delayed as a result. We encourage you to reach out via email to your school's volunteer coordinator if you have any questions or concerns related to becoming a volunteer.
Interested in Becoming a Volunteer?
Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at the school site if you have any questions or need further assistance about becoming a volunteer.
Anyone wishing to become a volunteer for Lake County Schools (LCS) must have an application and background clearance on record before attending an event or working in the classroom. Criminal background screening is to be completed every 3 years.
Note: If you have recently retired through the Florida Retirement System (within 1 year of your retirement date), please contact the Retirement Specialist at (352) 253-6535 to verify your eligibility to volunteer.
Here is a summary of common types of volunteer clearance we offer:
How To Become a Lake County Schools Volunteer
- Review the Bullying & Harassment Information for Substitutes and Volunteers information.
- Click on the following link to complete an online Volunteer Application or to log back into an existing application. Note: If you have previously completed an employment application, you will need to create a separate/new User ID and Password.
Lake County Schools - Online Volunteer Application Portal
Contact the School Volunteer Coordinator at your school of choice and let the School Volunteer Coordinator know you have completed your online volunteer application. Note: If you will be volunteering at one of the district's conversion charter schools, you may be required to pay the fingerprint fee. You must contact the school Volunteer Coordinator prior to being processed as a volunteer.
- You will receive an email from the district regarding your application and volunteer level. Note: If you have not received an email, log on to your online volunteer application and click the email history tab to obtain the email.
- Log in to your online volunteer application for status approval OR contact the Volunteer Coordinator at your school of choice.