Volunteer in Our Schools

Volunteers Winners 2019 - 2020 

The School District would like to congratulate all of the school Volunteers and Business Partners winners for the school year 2019-2020.  The District extends its sincere thanks to each of the winners for their unwavering commitment and enrichment of public education in Palm Beach County. 

Your involvement as a school Volunteer or a Business Partner helps the School District provide a world-class education to students as well as enhance their academic success. At this time, due to the situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the School District’s Prevention and Readiness actions, the Volunteers and Business Partners Awards Breakfast scheduled for  Friday, April 24, 2020, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, has been canceled.  

The School District will revisit recognition options once normal educational activities are reestablished. Please visit the 2020 Volunteers & Business Partners Awards page to view the winners for school year 2019 - 2020. 


Volunteer Program Overview

The Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) program began in 1972. Each year there are approximately 40,000 volunteers in our schools. Last year the hours donated represented approximately $25 million worth of services to our schools by the community. What cannot be measured is the intrinsic value of the services volunteers bring to the students. The encouragement, patience, and the boost in self-esteem are immeasurable and critically important to students.

This community support means that thousands of students have received the individual attention so vitally needed to help them find success. Hundreds of teachers have been offered that “extra pair of hands” that is so gratefully appreciated.

Any person interested in becoming a school volunteer may do so by contacting the volunteer coordinator at the desired school or by calling the School Volunteer Program Office at (561) 738-2780. There is a volunteer coordinator at each school center who will be happy to meet with the volunteer. Volunteers will be asked to complete a volunteer application listing their skills, interests, preferred location, grade level and type of volunteer service desired. The volunteer coordinator will provide volunteer orientation and any training necessary for the volunteer assignment. The volunteer has the opportunity to select the day and time that they are available to volunteer and the school will try to work with that schedule.


Stacey Oak, District Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteers in our Public Schools (VIPS)
Communications & Engagement
505 S. Congress Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Office: (561) 738-2780
Fax: (561) 434-8651
vips@palmbeachschools.org

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