Volunteers have all the right ingredients!

Volunteers are a critical element in making your Enterprise Village visit a successful experience.  Not only do they help insure that the students stay on task and that the day flows smoothly, but it also gives your students’ parents and extended family members a chance to see their child apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to this hands-on program.

Volunteer Numbers

There is a need for at least 27-40 adult volunteers on a typical day at Enterprise Village. These volunteers can be either parents, grandparents, school personnel or community members. Please refer to your Teacher Information Sheet (sent approximately ten weeks prior to your visit date) for the exact range of volunteers needed for your school’s visit.

Volunteer Recruitment

In the “Visit Information” section of your Teacher’s Resource Manual you will find a Parent Volunteer Letter to send home with your students to help recruit volunteers. You may copy the page from your manual or click on the link below to access a PDF of this letter. Fill in the required date, time, etc. fields. All of this information can be found on your Teacher Information Sheet.

If you are unable to recruit the required number of volunteers, please contact our Community Liaison, Karen Brighton (brightonk@pcsb.org or 727-588-3746 ext. 2257) as soon as possible.

Volunteer Approval

PCSB SCHOOLS:  All volunteers must be registered and approved in FOCUS. They do not need to have a Level II clearance to volunteer at Enterprise Village. Work with your school’s Family & Community Liaison to be certain that all of your volunteers have the appropriate approval.

NON-PCSB SCHOOLS: All volunteers must meet your school’s criteria for approval.

Submission of Volunteer Names to Enterprise Village

PCSB SCHOOLS:  A complete list of approved volunteers must be sent to our Community Liaison, Karen Brighton (brightonk@pcsb.org), at least two weeks prior to your visit date. Again, please refer to your Teacher Information Sheet for the exact “Reply by” date for volunteers.  Please make sure that we are made aware of any volunteer changes or additions once the list has been submitted.

NON-PCSB SCHOOLS: :  A complete list of approved volunteers must be sent to our Community Liaison, Karen Brighton (brightonk@pcsb.org),at least two weeks prior to your visit date. Again, please refer to your Teacher Information Sheet for the exact “Reply by” date for volunteers. Please make sure that we are made aware of any volunteer changes or additions once the list has been submitted. Since we have no way of knowing if a volunteer has met your school's criteria for approval, if they are not on your pre-submitted list they will not be allowed to volunteer. This policy is part of our overall effort to ensure the safety of all children attending our programs.

Volunteer Training

The Enterprise Village staff will provide the mandatory volunteer training on the morning of your school’s visit. Volunteers need to arrive prior to the students.  The exact volunteer arrival time can be found on your Teacher Information Sheet.

Teacher Resources

Parent Informational Letter (PDF)
Parent Volunteer Recruitment Letter (PDF)
Parent Volunteer Training Letter (PDF)
Volunteer Certificate (PDF)