Alachua County Public Schools

Alachua County Public Schools provide education for students throughout Alachua County.


Contact : Liz Stark,, (352) 955-7300

Address: 620 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL, 32601

What they do: Volunteers in Alachua County Public Schools assist staff and teachers, help students improve in academics, provide opportunities for curriculum enrichment, and assist in identifying additional resources to match identified needs.   

What YOU can do to help: There are many ways you can volunteer in Alachua County Public Schools. 

Community Resource Volunteers are volunteers willing to speak in various classes as requested about a particular hobby, talent, job, travel, etc.  If you volunteer for this position, your name will get put on a list for teachers to use.   Teachers will then contact you if they would like you to come speak to their class. 

Rockin’ Reader Volunteers are volunteers who come into a school once a week to read books aloud to 2-3 children between 4-6 years old who test below the rest of their peer group in pre-reading skills and language development.   

Classroom Assistants are volunteers who get to work very closely with staff and teachers at the schools.  They assist with projects and activities, help keep records, help prepare instructional materials, interact with students, read books, listen to children read (in elementary schools), operate AV equipment (in middle and high schools), assist with testing, review homework, and perform clerical duties.   

College Volunteers are students at UF or SHCC who wish to volunteer in area schools.  Sign-ups for placement in schools are held during the first two weeks of the school year.   

If you wish to volunteer, you will need to fill out the Volunteer Application and then submit the form to the school you wish to volunteer at or the district office. The district office is located at 1725 SE 1st Ave., Gainesville, FL, 32641.

Volunteer Application