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Volunteering Group


Thank you for considering a volunteer opportunity at Southwood Elementary.  Please ensure that you have registered as a Volunteer through the ADDitions program at Orange County Public Schools.  

Are you interested in signing up to volunteer?  Click the pictures and choose your time slot. 

Any questions, please contact our VP Volunteers HERE.


Helping Hands

Family Game Night

Family Board Game

Help volunteer before, during or after this fun family event!



Kids Playing Tug of War

Help PTA plan events/projects: Family Dance, Reflections, Boosterthon, Advocacy, School Beautification etc.


Book Fair

Comic Books

Help students with making choices at the book fair and/or helping at the cash registers.


Media Center

Holding Books


Assist with restocking books and other items within the media center.

Freeze Pop Fridays


Help sort and organize our freeze pops for teachers to pick up prior to recess.  

Watch DOGS

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Fathers and father-figures volunteering during school hours to make a positive impact on students. 



WHAT IS ADDitions?

The perfect avenue for individuals to become involved with education in Orange County Public Schools.

Do I have to join?

To volunteer for any activities in the school or in the classroom, you must be ADDitions approved each year by OCPS.  This includes eating lunch with your child.        


Applications can take a couple of weeks to process, 

So apply now!

If you have any questions, please contact our VP Volunteers at

This is for the safety of all of our children.

Volunteer Hours Add Up!

The ADDitions School Volunteer program began with 200 volunteers in 1971. Last year, more than 58,397 volunteers contributed more than 737,000 hours. This represents nearly $17.2 million of in-kind contributions donated to OCPS.

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