At the North Florida School of Special Education, 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. You will certainly build lasting friendships with our students and staff and enjoy a few laughs along the way.

Volunteers can sign up for a minimum of one – 75 minute session. Volunteer hours vary (see registration form) Ideally, we ask volunteers for a week commitment and to sign up for the same session each day (to pair with the same rider).

**cell phones will be asked to be turned in when student volunteers sign in and will be returned when they sign out. Or cell phones can be left in the car/at home.  If parents need to reach their son/daughter, please contact the school 904-724-8323.

**if student volunteers require volunteer service hours, they must sign in AND out to verify their attendance.

Currently, we are hosting volunteers in the Delores Barr Weaver Therapeutic Equestrian Center. We need lead walkers, side walkers, and enthusiastic individuals with a passion for horses and our riders. To volunteer at the equestrian center, please SIGN UP HERE.

Berry Good Farms is accepting limited volunteers and welcomes volunteer groups who would be interested in completing a project on the Farm. To volunteer on the farm, please SIGN UP HERE.

Barkin’ Biscuits is welcoming volunteers to help in our pet bakery. To volunteer in Barkin Biscuits, please SIGN UP HERE.

Art With Soul is accepting volunteers to get creative with our talented group of artists. To volunteer in Art With Soul SIGN UP HERE.

If you are a student looking for service hours, we’ve got a great program starting called People Like Us. It’s a national, comprehensive curriculum and musical theater program for ALL abilities. Click here to learn more.

For group volunteer opportunities or for more information about volunteering at our Family Fall Festival, Turkey Games, Reindeer Games or Field Days, please contact Stacy Santiago, Director of Family and Student Activities at 904-724-8323 ext. 1235; ssantiago@northfloridaschool.org OR Rina Park, Director of Programs/Services, at 904-724-8323 ext. 1110; rpark@northfloridaschool.org.

We want to be sure we are in clear communication about the efforts that we’re taking here at NFSSE to keep our students, families, staff and volunteers safe.

  • While Covid-19 remains a concern, regardless of vaccine status, we require that everyone respect social distancing guidelines and wear a mask when indoors, and if it isn’t possible to be six feet apart, we highly encourage wearing a mask outdoors as well.
  • Stay home if you are sick. Individuals who arrive on site with symptoms will be sent home. If you have signed up to volunteer and are exhibiting signs of fever, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, diarrhea or loss of taste or smell, please contact Rina Park or Stacy Santiago.
  • If you have come into contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19, please stay home and contact Rina Park or Stacy Santiago.
  • Out of an abundance of caution, we are discouraging volunteers who have traveled internationally, or have interacted with someone who has, to please not volunteer with us.


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