Volunteering for Our School
Lena Vista appreciates our volunteers.
Polk County Public Schools follows a strict procedure to protect the safety of our students. Volunteers pay a one-time, non-refundable fee of $40.00 to cover the cost of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) background check. Payment is made by certified check or money order payable to the Polk County School Board and submitted with a volunteer application at the school site. Volunteer approval is good for 5 years from the issue date. Please be sure to log your volunteer hours. Check with our school office to verify your approval.
- If you do not have a social security number and wish to volunteer, please contact the district office.
- A criminal background check will be performed with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Volunteer approval takes a minimum of two weeks.
- Once your application has been approved, you will receive a letter in the US mail. Please call our volunteer coordinator, at 965-5464 to schedule an orientation, have your picture taken for your badge and begin volunteering.
- As you begin to volunteer, please remember to sign in at the office and wear your badge. Please log your time spent volunteering at the end of each visit using the computer in the front office.
We thank you for taking an active interest in the lives of our children!