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School District Celebrates its Volunteers During Appreciation Month

Posted 4/1/2024


A group of volunteers standing in a park

For Florida School Volunteer Appreciation Month in April, the School District of Palm Beach County is celebrating volunteers whose dedication and commitment helps schools, teachers, and students. Each year, there are approximately 40,000 volunteers in District schools. The hours donated by volunteers represents close to $25 million worth of services.


“Volunteers are so important to the School District as they enhance the educational process for students, and promote community involvement in education,” said Stacey Oak, the District’s Volunteer Program Coordinator.


There are thousands of teachers and staff who work to support the academic success and emotional needs of students, but they don’t do it alone. Volunteers are a vital part of the collaborative effort between schools, parents, community members, and business partners, to provide a meaningful educational experience to students. 


Volunteers perform many different types of services. They work in classrooms helping students and teachers, in addition to assisting on special events or field trips.  Volunteers work in school front offices, cafeterias, or they serve on committees and parent groups. They can be business partners, mentors, and tutors, in addition to offering their services through any specialized talents they may have.


“Anyone who volunteers in the District should know that they are definitely making a difference in a child's life,” Oak said. “All volunteers walk away feeling good about themselves as they have helped mold our future. Volunteers are difference-makers!”


The District is grateful to its volunteers, because everyone benefits when schools and volunteers work together to support learning. Anybody who is interested in volunteering for the School District should visit the Volunteers Page for more information, and details on how to apply.