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  • Whether they’re assisting in classrooms, mentoring children on a one-on-one basis, or lending their time and efforts to district-wide initiatives, volunteers play a vital role in Sumter District Schools’ mission of delivering a high-quality education to every student.

    All persons wishing to become a volunteer must submit an application and be approved by the Sumter County School Board before attending an event or working in the classroom. Background screenings are required as part of the application process. A criminal background screening must be completed every three years and an FDLE/NSOPW is completed each time a volunteer visits a school campus.

    Please read the following before filling out the online volunteer application.
    Volunteer Handbook

    Please use the link below to complete your volunteer application.
    Volunteer Application 

  • District Volunteer Coordinators

    Nicole Wade
    Director of Elementary Education
    (352) 793-2315 ext. 50212

    Tracy Jones
    Secretary of Elementary Education
    (352) 793-2315 ext. 50207

    School Volunteer Coordinators

    Adult Education Center
    Alison Patrick

    Bushnell Elementary School
    Erin Lewis 
    352-793-3501  ext. 63211

    Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School
    Stephen Rockey
    352-793-1093  ext. 61211

    Webster Elementary School
    Deanna Strickland
    352-793-2828  ext. 64212

    Wildwood Elementary School
    Summer Shirley
    352-748-3353  ext. 62210

    South Sumter Middle School
    Shelly Paulinyce
    352-793-2232  ext. 71342

    Wildwood Middle High School
    Jim Wulff
    352-748-1314  ext. 81212

    South Sumter High School
    Carmen Melendez
    352-793-3131  ext. 82346

    Sumter P.R.E.P. Academy
    Wayne "Billy" Farrow
    352-568-1113  ext. 83211