Say Y.E.S., Volunteer!

  •  *The HCPS Volunteer Application is not applicable for Charter Schools. If you are interested in volunteering at a Charter School, please contact the school directly. Do not complete this Volunteer Application. Thank you.

     COURT-ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE: Hillsborough County Public Schools does not allow court-ordered community service hours to be served as volunteer time. Individuals who are required to complete court-ordered community service are directed to contact other non-school agencies.

  • Thank you for your interest in becoming a Hillsborough County Public Schools volunteer! HCPS requires allvolunteers and community partners to complete the HCPS Volunteer Application or have a current active application on file prior to any volunteer engagement. New application submission is based on expiration date. Volunteers will receive renewal notifications 30/15/5 days prior to expiration.  

    Completing the HCPS Volunteer Application is the first step in the process for volunteering in one of our schools. The volunteer application process includes Volunteer Policy and Procedure Acknowledgement, Information Collection and Background Check Authorization. Applications should be submitted at least two to four weeks prior to any volunteer activity. Allow longer for Level 2 Fingerprinting. 

    Current/active volunteers do not need to complete the HCPS Volunteer Application until your expiration date. Please contact the school directly for volunteer opportunities and to verify status. You can also log into the Volunteer Portal to verify status and update school selections (see guide below). 

    ALL other Volunteers and Community Partners without a current/active application will need to submit the applicable HCPS volunteer application. 

    Active Level 1 volunteers wishing to request a Level 2 function (Level 2, Overnight Chaperone; Level 2 Tutor/Mentor; Level 2 Music/Band Instructor), should email request to Please include first name, last name, date of birth, level 2 function, and school name. 

    FRS Retirees - If you are a retiree from the Florida Retirement System and have been retired less than one year, you must call FRS to confirm your eligibility to volunteer. Call (844) 377-1888, ask for the Enrollment Department. Once you have confirmed that you are eligible to volunteer, you can complete the HCPS Volunteer and Community Partners Application (HB 1121) and select appropriate affiliation (FRS Retiree).

    We are thankful to the many volunteers and community partners that say Y.E.S. (You Empower Students) every day to collaborate with us in preparing our students for life.  

    If you have any questions about the application, please contact the district’s Volunteer Services office. 

    Volunteer Services
    (813) 272-4446

    Volunteerism is a privilege not a right. Click for policies and statutes that protect the rights of student information (FERPA), provide safeguards for volunteers reporting of incidents, and mandated reporting of abuse/neglect  

    While Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge are the preferred browsers when completing the application, all browsers are supported except Internet Explorer. 

Apply to Volunteer

Guide for Active Volunteer Portal