Community Involvement

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2019-2020 School Year

Do you want to learn more about being a Dividend volunteer? 

Watch our Dividend Presentation to learn more. 

Volunteer Programs

Dividends is the Volunteer Program for Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS).

There are many opportunities available to both parents and community members to get involved, such as:


Classroom Volunteers go to a school on a regular basis to help individuals or small groups of students. Classroom Volunteers work directly under the supervision of a staff person. Volunteers can help all ages in many areas up to the discretion and need of the school.

Connections Mentors:

Mentor Volunteers serve as positive role models to students who need another adult in their lives to help them set goals, attend school regularly, realize the importance of a high school diploma, and get their lives on track. They offer encouragement and a listening ear, usually meeting one-hour per week with the same student. Required training is provided and fingerprinting is required.

District Volunteer:

Help support county events such as Teacher of the Year, Employee of the Year, Dividend of the Year, & ESC Giving Tree Holiday drive. Email for more information.

English as a Second Language (ESOL):

English as a Second Language Volunteers work with students who know little or no English. Many of these volunteers are bilingual, but that is not a prerequisite. Please contact the ESOL Department at 407.320.0202 for volunteer opportunities.

Growing Gardens:

A STEM basey gardening program. Learn basic gardening skills, help support your schools outdoor classrooms. Program is supported by IFAS/University of Florida. Training is required.

Healthy Hands:

SCPS Volunteers teach students basic hand washing skills and cold/flu prevention in a upbeat fun program (30 minutes). Training is required.

Living on My Own:

Living on My Own is a hands-on, real-life simulation that gives middle school students the opportunity to experience their futures in a fun and exciting way. They are encouraged to make healthy and wise lifestyle choices similar to those adults face on a daily basis. It is designed to be a partnership among UF/Seminole County Extension Program, community partners and Seminole County Public Schools Dividends.

Partners in Education:

Partners in Education (PIE) is a broad-based program which promotes business involvement in our schools. It is an exchange of human resources between a business and a school involving internships, tutoring, classroom presentations, job shadowing, student and or teacher recognition, field trips, student work displays, student competition judging, apprenticeships, or a customized program designed by a company and the partner school. Click here for more information.

RAP-Reading Acceleration Program:

RAP-Reading Acceleration Program Volunteers assist first grade students who are reading below grade level. Volunteers tutor one student at a time for 30 minutes once a week. The students will be tested and appropriate materials will be provided prior to the beginning of the initial tutoring. These volunteers are required to attend a mandatory training.

Super Scientists:

Super Scientists Volunteers are trained to do simple science experiments in the elementary classroom. The experiments correlate with the State Standards of Excellence in Science. Training is provided.


Teach In
Help shape and build the future. Step into a classroom to share great information with our students and teachers. Talk about your job, have you traveled, do you have a cool hobby! Open a door to a new life experience for our students. Click here to learn more about Teach-In.

Finger Printing Hours:

Monday - Tuesday

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.


9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Thursday – Friday

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.


Misa Mills
Phone: 407.320.0178

Faye Simpson
Executive Secretary
Phone: 407.320.0185

Katie Burris
Staff Assistant
Phone: 407.320.0179

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