Debi Elfen

Debi Elfen

District Volunteer Coordinator

561-434-8789

deborah.elfen@palmbeachschools.org

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.

  

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EFFECTIVELY IMMEDIATELY, all public schools will use both Raptor and VIPS tracking. 

Raptor will be used for background clearance. 

The VIPS tracking system will be used for application completion and recording volunteer hours.

ALL VOLUNTEERS AND VISITORS MUST SCAN IN/OUT THROUGH THE RAPTOR SYSTEM

PRIOR TO PASSING THE FRONT DESK AND GOING ON CAMPUS.

Hours are to be logged in on the VIPS Count tracking system computer. If you are not in the VIPS Count tracking system, please fill out an application on the VIPS Count tracking computer system and continue to log hours there. 

If you feel that there are discrepancies, please contact your school’s coordinator.


HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Volunteer Spotlight

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…

SHE HAS VOLUNTEERING IN HER BLOOD!

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…