School District

  • Be a School Volunteer



*Important Disclaimers


·         All applicants must complete the application online


·        In order for us to conduct a proper background check, a social security number and proper identification (i.e. driver’s license/ Florida ID) is required during the application process


·        All applicants who are interested in a Level 2 status must complete a background check with fingerprinting through our personnel department


       ·        It will take approximately 2 - 4 weeks for applications to be board approved


Volunteer Application


All persons wishing to become a Volunteer for Sumter County Schools must have an application and background clearance on record before attending an event or working in the classroom. Criminal Background screening is done every 3 years. Click the link below to complete the online volunteer application. Notice of use of Social Security numbers: a) Background/Employment as required by Florida State Statute 1012.56; b) verification of identity.


Volunteer Level 1 and Level 2


Depending on the need(s) at a school or function, a volunteer may be designated as a Level 1 volunteer or Level 2 volunteer. 


Level I Volunteers


FDLE background clearance required.


Duties assigned within the presence of a Sumter County School employee may include, but not be limited to: chaperoning daytime group field trips, being a helper in a classroom or at a school site, or being a helper in a department.


If you have questions about your volunteer application, please contact the school which you wish to volunteer at and ask for the volunteer coordinator at that school.



Level II Volunteers


Fingerprinting is required to conduct a State and National background clearance.


Duties as assigned outside the immediate presence of a Sumter County School employee such as, but not limited to, chaperoning, overnight field trips, mentoring, and volunteer coaches. Level II volunteers will be notified via email if fingerprint registration is necessary.




1. Complete an online application     CLICK HERE

 **Note: If you have completed an employment application, you will need to create a new User ID and Password** 


2. You will receive an email from the district regarding your application and volunteer level.

 **Note: If you have not received an email, log on to your online volunteer application and click the email history tab to obtain the email.**


4. Log on to your online volunteer application for status approval OR contact your school of choice.


CLICK HERE to log back into your application.






    District Volunteer Coordinator

    Helen Christian
    Elementary Director

    Libby Ferris
    Secretary of Elementary Education

    352-793-2315  ext. 50206


    School Volunteer Coordinators


    Early Learning Academy
    Lynn Ellis
    352-748-1510  ext. 51200


    Bushnell Elementary
    Casey Ferguson
    352-793-3501  ext. 63211


    Lake Panasoffkee Elementary
    Sissy Ashley
    352-793-1093  ext. 61211


    Webster Elementary
    Nancy Bishop
    352-793-2828  ext. 64211


    Wildwood Elementary
    Melynda Shea
    352-748-3353  ext. 62212


    South Sumter Middle
    Jessica Johnston
    352-793-2232  ext. 71212


    Wildwood Middle High
    Ellen Faulkner
    352-748-1314  ext. 81232


    South Sumter High
    Robert Piwowar
    352-793-3131  ext. 82211


    Sumter Alternatives
    Jennifer Haines
    352-568-1113  ext. 83211