How to Become a Volunteer

How to Become a Volunteer

How to Become a Volunteer

It is easy to become a volunteer at Sea Park.  All you need to sign up is a valid driver’s license or ID card.  To sign up as a “Listed” volunteer, you must complete the on-line VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools) form using the school’s computer in the front office.   A background check (including criminal and sexual predator review) is completed during this process, which takes approximately 3 – 6 weeks.  “Listed” volunteers are able to volunteer on school grounds under the direct supervision of a teacher or staff member, but cannot be left unattended with students.  To become a “Registered” volunteer, you must submit to fingerprinting and a more extensive background check that must be completed at the Brevard County School Board offices in Viera.  Volunteers applying for “Registered” status are responsible for paying fees of approximately $50 for the background check.  “Registered” volunteers can volunteer in situations where there is more one-on-one interaction with students, such as mentoring or field trips. More information on volunteer requirements can be found on the Brevard Public schools website under the Parent Involvement link and the Parents tab.