Volunteer With Us

At North Florida School of Special Education (NFSSE), we believe in the power of a legacy crafted by many hands. Volunteering at NFSSE provides you with an opportunity to help shape the future of our students, and fulfill an important role as a change agent in our community. As a volunteer, NFSSE has many ways for you to give of your time throughout the year, from helping out with a fundraising project, to lending your talents in our extracurricular activities, to sharing your leadership with an after-school club. We hope that you will build lasting friendships with our students and staff and learn something new along the way.

NFSSE is currently accepting volunteers for our Summer Enrichment Program. All other volunteer opportunities will resume in August 2024. Please continue to check back here for more information or contact Leigh Washburn, Director of Community Engagement lwashburn@northfloridaschool.org.

Summer Enrichment Programs- SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER

We are currently seeking volunteers who are 14 years and older to assist us with our Summer Enrichment Programs, primarily our horse and biking programs. Volunteer responsibilities may vary, so we ask that you be flexible. We require a weekly commitment and a half-day orientation (date to be determined).


Volunteer FAQ

Q: What days and times are available to volunteer?

A. We have a variety of days and times during the school day, after the school day, and on weekends available. We also have a variety of special events during the school year and summer where we rely on volunteers.

Q: I am skilled at “x”. Am I able to share it with the school?

A. Of course! We are always looking for new opportunities to bring to our students and their families. Please reach out to the Director of Community Engagement to discuss further.

Q: Do I need to have experience with individuals with differences to volunteer at your school?

A. You do not! We just ask that you have an open heart and recognize that we are all more alike than different.

Q: What kind of volunteering could I be doing?

A. We try and match people’s skills to an area on campus.

Q: What should I wear and bring with me?

A. We recommend dressing for the environment you will be helping in. If there are any specific requirements for what to wear, we will be sure to communicate those with you. Please make sure to always bring a water bottle and wearing closed-toe shoes when volunteering, whether inside or outside.

Q: Who do I contact?

A. If you are a community volunteer and not affiliated with the school, please contact Leigh Belmont, Director of Community Engagement, at LBelmont@northfloridaschool.org. If you are a parent volunteer and affiliated with the school, please contact Stacy Santiago, Director of Family and Student Activities, at SSantiago@northfloridaschool.org.


For group volunteer opportunities or for more information about volunteering at our Family Fall Festival, Turkey Games, Reindeer Games or Field Days, please contact:

Leigh Washburn, Director of Community Engagement at 904-724-8323 ext. 1110; lbelmont@northfloridaschool.org, (Community Partners/Volunteers)


Stacy Santiago, Director of Family and Student Activities at 904-724-8323 ext. 1235; ssantiago@northfloridaschool.org, (PSO Volunteers)


Thank you for supporting our cause! We look forward to connecting with you!