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Volunteer Programs

Dividends is the Volunteer Program for Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS). There are many opportunities available to both parents and community members to get involved, such as

Art-See:

Volunteers are trained to make a 15-20 minute presentation about types of prints and artifacts provided by the District Dividends Program into a classroom approximately once every two weeks.

Classroom:

Classroom Volunteers go to a school on a regular basis to help individuals or small groups of students. Classroom Volunteers work directly under the supervision of a staff person. Volunteers can help all ages in many areas of the curriculum, including reading, math, English, science, social studies, art, physical education, special education, media center, music and other specialties.

Connections:

SCPS High school and Middle students that choose to take part in Connection are matched with a mentor. Mentor and mentee meet weekly focusing on building self-esteem and providing skills for the student’s future goals. With community and business partnerships we are able to provide monthly lunches with guest speakers. Training is required.

Environmental Studies Center:

Environmental Studies Center Volunteers serve as field trip chaperones on site, museum docents, and trail leaders. The center is located at 2985 Osprey Trail in Longwood, FL.

English as a Second Language (ESOL):

English as a Second Language Volunteers work with students who know little or no English. Many of these volunteers are bilingual, but that is not a prerequisite. Please contact the ESOL Department at 407.320.0115 for volunteer opportunities.

Healthy Hands:

SCPS Volunteers teach students basic hand washing skills and cold/flu prevention in a upbeat fun program. Training is required.

Living on My Own:

Living on My Own is a hands-on, real-life simulation that gives young people the opportunity to experience their futures in a fun and exciting way. They are encouraged to make healthy and wise lifestyle choices similar to those adults face on a daily basis. It is designed to be a partnership among UF/Seminole County Extension Program, community partners and Seminole County Public Schools Dividends.

Mentors:

Mentor Volunteers serve as positive role models to students who need another adult in their lives to help them set goals, attend school regularly, realize the importance of a high school diploma, and get their lives on track. They offer encouragement and a listening ear, usually meeting one-hour per week with the same student. Required training is provided and fingerprinting is required.

Partners in Education:

Partners in Education (PIE) is a broad-based program which promotes business involvement in our schools. It is an exchange of human resourcesbetween a business and a school involving internships, tutoring, classroom presentations, job shadowing, student and or teacher recognition, field trips, student work displays, student competition judging, apprenticeships, or acustomized program designed by a company and the partner school. To become a School Business Partner, please contact the school directly.

RAP-Reading Acceleration Program:

RAP-Reading Acceleration Program Volunteers assist first grade students who are reading below grade level. Volunteers tutor one student at a time for 30 minutes once a week. The students will be tested and appropriate materials will be provided prior to the beginning of the initial tutoring. These volunteers are required to attend a mandatory training.

RAP-Reading Acceleration Programs have been implemented at the following elementary schools:

  • Altamonte
  • Carillon
  • English Estates
  • Forest City
  • Heathrow
  • Idyllwilde
  • Lake Mary
  • Longwood
  • Rainbow
  • Stenstrom
  • Wicklow
  • Bentley
  • Casselberry
  • Evans
  • Goldsboro
  • Highlands
  • Keeth
  • Lawton
  • Partin
  • Red Bug
  • Wekiva
  • Woodlands

Super Scientists:

Super Scientists Volunteers are trained to do simple science experiments in the elementary classroom. The experiments correlate with the State Standards of Excellence in Science. Training is provided.

Finger Printing Hours:

Monday - Tuesday

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday – Friday

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Staff:

Misa Mills
Manager
Phone: 407.320.0178
Email: misa_mills@scps.k12.fl.us

Faye Simpson
Executive Secretary
Phone: 407.320.0185
Email: faye_simpson@scps.k12.fl.us

Carmen Rivera
RSVP Program Assistant
Phone: 407.320.0182
Email: carmen_rivera@scps.k12.fl.us

Holton Mills
Staff
Phone: 407.320.0179
Email: holton_mills@scps.k12.fl.us

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