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Outstanding School Volunteer Award

The Outstanding School Volunteer Award is presented annually to volunteers who have shown outstanding dedication and commitment to quality education in Florida’s K-12 Public Schools. This recognition serves to highlight and inspire strong school and community relationships including innovative approaches to improving the academic performance and resiliency of students. Honorees are awarded in one of three categories: Volunteer, Youth Volunteer, or Senior Volunteer.

Application & Instructions

The sample nomination form provided below offers a preview of the content included on the online nomination form. Please do not to use the sample PDF for nominations.

2023-2024 Awardees

Congratulations 2023-2024 Outstanding School Volunteers!


Winner: Jennifer Thacker, Santa Rosa County Schools
Finalist: Nicole Brammer, Florida Atlantic University Lab Schools
Finalist: Desaray Asay, Lake County Schools

Youth Volunteer

Winner: Fidha Chowdhury, Volusia County Schools
Finalist: Tyler Davies, Clay County Schools
Finalist: Billie Brightman, Palm Beach County Schools

Senior Volunteer

Winner: Patrick Simon, Citrus County Schools
Finalist: Ernie Sims, Jr., Leon County Schools
Finalist: William Schmidling, Pinellas County Schools

District and Prior Awardees


Cindy Huffman
Director, Family and Community Engagement
Bureau of Family and Community Outreach
Phone: 850-245-7858