Who volunteers?Moms, Dads, older brothers and sisters, grandparents, business people, high school and college students, retired people, community people.
Getting StartedIf you are interested in becoming a volunteer at our school, you must first be approved by the district. The security of our students is a primary concern. Volunteers pay a non refundable fee of $25.00. This fee will go up to $40 beginning November 1st. This fee covers the cost of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement background check and the cost of a volunteer badge. A printable version of the application will be found on the Polk County School Board website: Polk County School Volunteers. This completed application, accompanied by a money order or certified check payable to Polk County School Board, must be turned into the BHG’s school office. Contact the school coordinator, Mrs. Anderson, after three weeks to determine the status of your application.
Field trip chaperones must be approved volunteers by February 1st.
Things to Do As a Volunteer • Come in and talk about your career • Read to the class or individuals • Share your culture or ethnic background with students • Tutor struggling students • Direct an activity or special skill • Recruit others to help • Help office staff with first day packets • Reach out to new parents to help them • Assist with box tops for education • Help with the school book fair • Assist in the Media Center with book re-shelving • Assist on picture day • Assist with chess club • Assist with PTA Celebration • Help in the Classroom • Practice vocabulary with students learning to speak English • Play instructional games with students • Join PTA • And much more • Tell us your talents and we will find you a place!