Debi Elfen

Debi Elfen

District Volunteer Coordinator



Educating students involves everyone. This includes parents and families, retirees, college students, business and military personnel.

EVERYONE! Contact your local school's volunteer coordinator to find out how you can get involved.

Volunteer OpportunitiesSTUDENTS, Do you need help getting your community service hours? Palm Beach County
Community Angel Network
is a free interactive directory of nonprofit
organizations in Palm Beach County that are seeking
volunteer service from people in the community.
Visit PBCCAN.org and click on Volunteer Directory
for volunteer opportunities OR Text 41411 and enter keyword: PBCCAN
to have "up to date" events, and volunteer opportunities sent right to your phone!

2017-2018 Five Star Application CLICK HERE

2017-2018 Golden School Award Application  CLICK HERE

2017-2018 Silver School Application CLICK HERE

2017-2018 Outstanding School Volunteer Award Application CLICK HERE

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer, Golden Grove Elementary Art Teacher are a Perfect Match

By Pat Evans | November 3, 2017

Mrs. Cynthia Dudnick, an avid tennis player, loves her tennis matches. However, she now has a different match that she enjoys as well.  As a school volunteer, she has been paired with Shaina Adams, Golden Grove Elementary’s new art teacher. Mrs. Dudnick, an Ocean City, New Jersey native, is a former art teacher herself! She…

#MakeItCountPBC: Artists Give Back to Palm Beach County Schools

By Pat Evans | October 20, 2017

Artists Patty and David Bibb have produced a variety of art in different specialties for many years. Their work can be found throughout the world, encompassing fine woodwork, stained glass, welding, pottery, ceramics, and painting. For the past 12 years, the Bibbs lived in Guatemala, and upon returning to the United States, Patty made the…

Why One Retired Teacher Brings Her Time, Talents to Crystal Lakes Elementary

By Deborah Elfen | April 11, 2017

What can be the reason a woman, now approaching 89 years old, goes to volunteer in an elementary school? You simply need to ask Mildred Hammer. Mrs. Hammer has come faithfully every week to Kathleen Tsakiris’ fifth grade class at Crystal Lakes Elementary School in Boynton Beach for the past 23 years. Mrs. Hammer is…


By Deborah Elfen | February 16, 2017

Some people have volunteering in their blood.  At least that’s what anyone who knows Barbara Willett would think.  Barbara is the consummate volunteer.  She began volunteering at Cholee Lake Elementary School in 2003 when her son started kindergarten.  Barbara became actively involved as a PTA member and eventually served as treasurer, vice-president, and president.  She…