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    Join our monthly Volunteer Cafe!

    The first Friday of every month from 10am to 12pm, our volunteers get together to work on various classroom projects. Coffee, juice, and snacks are provided. It is a great time to meet other Belcher volunteers while helping our teachers stay focused on education by completing their busy work. This program is occasionally adjusted to a curbside pick-up event as needed. Registered volunteers will receive invitations, reminders, and updates via email.

    Join our Lunch Pals Mentoring Program!

    We are always searching for Mentors/Lunch Pals to meet with students that need additional support.  A Lunch Pals Mentor meets once a week during the student’s lunchtime.  They are another caring adult in their life to serve as a role model who will support and encourage them in school and in life.  For only 30 minutes a day, you can make a huge impact on a student.  A free, one-hour long district workshop is required in order to become a mentor. Once you have completed the training, we can match you with a student.  The hope is that you will continue as the student’s lunch pal/mentor throughout their ongoing academic studies. To learn more about the program and sign up for the next workshop, visit PCSB Mentor Information. 

    Interested in becoming a Level 2 Volunteer?

    This is an optional additional level of background screening that is required when volunteering in a situation where you may be unsupervised around students, such as field trip chaperones who are driving, overnight field trips, etc. View the locations and hours of our approved fingerprinting vendors, then follow up with our Family & Community Liaison at lamontj@pcsb.org 7–10 days after fingerprinting to verify your status. 

    Returning Volunteers and Reactivation:

    How to Re-Activate Your Volunteer Status

    Returning volunteers must re-activate their status in the Portal/Focus volunteer system at the beginning of each school year in order to volunteer in the classrooms, chaperone field trips and more. [Note: Do not use a mobile device to reactivate. This link must be activated on a laptop or desktop computer.]


    Volunteer Focus Log-in Information:

    Please use your assigned v.account and password.

    Example: Login: v.smitha (usually last name, first initial, not case-sensitive)

    Password: Smith1973 (last name with the first letter capitalized, 4 digit birth year)


    Entering Volunteer Hours:

    Every volunteer is asked to record ALL their volunteer hours in the Focus Volunteer System. EVERY hour counts whether you are in the classroom, helping at a special event, working on a project from home or participating in our PTA! These hours are reported twice a year and show the level of community support at our school.


    Helpful Links and Information:

    Pinellas County Volunteer Handbook

    Volunteer Focus

    Volunteer Quick Guide

    For more information about volunteer opportunities, business partnerships, or Adopt-A-Class, please contact our Family & Community Liaison Jennifer Lamont. 

    e: lamontj@pcsb.org

    p: (727) 538-7437 ext. 2001