Community Service

To turn in your community service hours or to receive a community service hours form please see Mrs. Pilkey in room 1-136 across from guidance. Senior community service hours are due by May 1st.

Parks and Recreation

The Polk County Parks and Recreation is asking once again for volunteers to help with them with the programs they sponsor throughout the spring and summer.  To sign up online, click here or call 8630534-6911.  Flyers are available in the guidance and main offices with the dates and times of the events.  Any questions, please contact Jamie Vance at 863-534-6911 or email her at


The Arts Ensemble Foundation at Eloise Center

The Arts Ensemble Foundation at Eloise Center is looking for summer volunteers.  Program runs from 8-12M, Mondays-Thursdays for the summer.  Please contact Ms. Jane Waters Thomas at 863-293-2700 or email her at


Sunshine Community Volunteering

The Sunshine Community is a nonprofit charity who works with people with various developmental disabilities. The community is looking for volunteers to help with both the bowling programs and the Innovative Arts program.


Innovative Arts Program

For the Arts program help is needed to set up for the classes, help keep the members working and with cleaning up. If any art students would like to do a class lesson, it is welcome. The program runs from 10 am until 11:20 am @ AMF Lakeland Lanes 4111 South Florida Ave. in Lakeland, FL, conference room, every Saturday.

Bowling Program

For the Bowling program help is needed keeping score, being on the lanes to keep members moving and focused so they don’t lag behind and slow other bowlers down. The program runs from 12:15 pm until 2 pm every Saturday @ AMF Lakeland Lanes 4111 South Florida in Lakeland FL.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Ruth Schilling, Vice President of Sunshine Community of Florida Inc.

Contact Information

Phone: (863) 516-1639


Eloise Resource Center Volunteering

The Eloise Resource Center needs volunteers to work with children in the Art Ensemble’s after school arts and literacy program. The hours are from 3 pm until 5:30 pm, on Monday through Friday. If you are interested please contact Kimberly Dixon, program director.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (863) 206-0169


Boys & Girls Club Volunteering

The Citrus Center Boys & Girls Club is looking for volunteers for their homework room. If you are interested please contact Avery Engram at (863) 967-6088, email, or stop by at 2400 Havendale Blvd., WH 33880.


Teen Court, a juvenile diversion program, was created in 1990 by the Honorable J. Dale Durrance.  Juvenile criminal cases are heard outside the Juvenile Court system but inside an actual court room, by a jury of the offender’s peers.  The roles of prosecutor/defense attorney, juror, clerk, and bailiff are filled by high school students.  The primary goal is to process the case efficiently and limit agency database records to a minimum.  If you volunteer, not only will you gain insight into the courts, and often choose law/government related studies beyond high school, but you can earn community service hours.  Teen court meets once a week, and there is a mandatory general training for current and new volunteers on Monday, October 16, 2017.  For more information, please contact Clever English, Director or the Polk County Teen Court, at 863-534-4656.


Bright Future and Community Service Volunteering

Bryon Maxwell, Community Relations Volunteer Coordinator with the Florida Department of Environment Protection is looking for high school student volunteers who would like to earn Bright Future/Community Service hours.

Contact Information

Office Number: (863) 815-6761
Cell Phone Number: (863) 661-8196


Explorations V Children’s Museum

Must be at least 14 years old or entering 8th grade

Assist with summer camp programs and classes, office tasks, exhibit/maintenance projects, field trip support.

*Complete an application

  • Come See Mrs.Pilkey in room 1-136 across from guidance to complete your application
  • (requires parent signature, 3 references, & live scan fingerprint)

*Attend orientation/summer training

*Schedule your days/times!

If you are interested in volunteering and need a application please contact Sue Schluender, Education & Operation Director.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (863) 687-3869

Email: (put volunteer in subject line)

Address: 109 N Kentucky Ave., Lakeland 33880