4826 Ashton road, sarasota, florida 34233
The list below indicates the volunteer opportunities available today at SMS. Click on the link associated with the event you want to volunteer for, you will be transferred to the signup form.
Chaperone Guidelines: If you are interested in volunteering as a chaperone for a field trip, please be aware of the School Board Policies. Elementary School chaperones must be 21 years of age or older for day trips and 25 years of age or older for overnight field trips. Middle and High School chaperones must be 25 years of age or older for all field trips.
Volunteer chaperones on overnight field trips are required to pass a Level 2 (fingerprint) criminal background screening. The processing fee for the fingerprinting procedure is $38 and appointments must be scheduled by calling the "Volunteers Count!" office at 927-9000 ext. 31500. The Level 2 screening may also apply to some daytime field trips on which volunteer chaperones are unsupervised for an extended time (i.e. a daytime field trip to an amusement park where groups may be separated for hours). The Administration will determine which day trips will require the Level 2 Clearance. If you have any questions or would like more information about these new guidelines, please contact the SMS Volunteer Coordinator at SMSPTSOvol@yahoo.com.