Volunteering for Our School

The safety of our students in our primary concern.  Volunteers pay a one-time, non-refundable fee of $25.00 to cover the cost of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) background check.  Payment is made by certified check or money order payable to the Polk County School Board and submitted with a volunteer application at the school site.  Volunteer approval is continuous from year to year and applies to all Polk County Schools.  Check with our volunteer coordinator, Mrs. Hiba Chehaib, to make sure you are not already approved.

  1. If you do not have a Social Security number and wish to volunteer, please click here to download a printable version of the volunteer application.
  2. A criminal background check will be performed with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  Volunteer approval takes a minimum of two weeks.
  3. Once your application has been approved, please call our volunteer coordinator, Mrs. Chehaib, at 499-2992 to schedule a time to begin volunteering.
  4. As you volunteer, please remember that you must sign in at the office and take a visitor’s badge.  Please log the time you spent volunteering at the end of each visit.  Volunteer log in information is located in a folder behind the volunteer log in laptop in the main office.  If your log in information is not listed, please check with Mrs. Chehaib.

We thank you for taking an active interest in the lives of our children at Oscar J. Pope Elementary School!  Our volunteers help make a positive impact on the emotional and academic achievements of our children!

Contact Us

2730 Maine Avenue, Lakeland, FL  33801

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1596, Eaton Park, FL  33840

Contact Numbers:
Phone: (863) 499-2992
Fax: (863) 499-2996


Swanyetta Perry, Principal
Amy Bermudez, Assistant Principal

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