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Mentor Application & Information

The mission of the volunteer program of the School District of Manatee County is to increase student achievement through community involvement by matching individuals’ time, talents and resources to school and student needs.

Volunteers enhance the quality of education in our schools by giving of their time and talents which in turn gives our schools the opportunity to excel beyond measure. Volunteers also provide creative avenues of assistance to staff, teachers and students that could not otherwise be afforded. When parents and members of the community support local schools, children behave better, increase achievement and graduate at higher rates.

For the safety of all students, there are a few requirements that must be met before becoming a volunteer.

  • Provide a valid U.S. driver’s license or state identification that will be checked against the national registry database of sexual predators and offenders.
  • Read and complete the Volunteer Application & Information Guide.
  • Complete fingerprinting and Mentor training.
  • Review and comply with the MCSD Volunteer Policy & Procedures.


Thank you for your interest in becoming a vital part of the Manatee
County Public Schools volunteer team and Take Stock in Children.

2016-2017 New Student Selection

Help us select 35 new Take Stock Scholars!  Applications have been received and we invite you to help us read the applications, join an interview committee and help us select our new scholars!

We will read applications on October 26th and 27th 10AM - 12 PM and 1PM - 3PM at the Professional Support Center - 2501 63rd Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34205.  We will hold interviews on November 9th & 10th at 5:30 PM each day at the School Board Building located at 215 W Manatee Ave, Bradenton, FL 34203.


Mentor Appreciation Luncheon November 15th