Dixieland appreciates its volunteers!

Welcome volunteers! There are many different ways to volunteer at Dixieland Elementary School. All volunteers must be approved by the district and placed on the approved volunteer list. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at our school, you must first fill out an online application and be approved by the district.

Click here to submit an application!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Picture Day
  • Book Fair
  • Mentors
  • Tutors
  • Guest Speakers
  • Chaperones for Field Trips
  • Lunchroom
  • Guest Readers
  • At home projects to assist teachers

Becoming a Volunteer

Attention, new volunteers! Because the security of our students is critical to the district, all volunteer applicants undergo a background check before serving in our schools.

First time volunteer applicants will pay a one-time, non-refundable fee of $25 for a Florida Department of Law Enforcement background check. Payment must be in the form of a money order (available for free at Wal-Mart) or a cashier’s check (available from your bank) and brought to the school where the application will be submitted. Some criminal charges can prevent applicants from being approved and are listed on the volunteer application, so that individuals can determine if approval is possible.

Volunteer approval is continuous from year to year and is applicable at all Polk County Public Schools.

Volunteer applications can be completed electronically here on this website or in person at Dixieland. If you do not have a social security number, download a printable application and mail to:

Office of Community Involvement
Polk County Public Schools
P.O. Box 391
Bartow, FL 33831-0391

Contact Us

416 Ariana Street
Lakeland, FL 33803

Contact Numbers:
Phone: (863) 499-2930
Fax: (863) 499-2932

7:55 a.m. -3:00 p.m.


Principal: Elizabeth Smith

Assistant Principal: Craig Hilgenberg

Principal's Secretary: Kay Llewellyn

Terminal Operator: Pam Cash

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