The impact we have on students and teachers in Hillsborough County is strengthened by our dedicated volunteers who donate their time and talents to make a difference in our community.

We offer a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities to fit your schedule and welcome corporate, school and community groups and individuals. As a district-approved community service organization, students can earn hours toward their Bright Futures Scholarship.

Volunteers can help change students’ lives by serving as a mentor, helping us sort and repack donated school supplies, reviewing senior scholarship applications, lending a hand at one of our events, assisting with administrative office activities and so much more.

No matter how you choose to volunteer—either as an individual or a group—your time is greatly appreciated and essential to helping us carry out our mission of strengthening public education.

Young man volunteering, Hillsborough Education Foundation


Volunteers devoted 4,841 hours last year in our resource center to ensure teachers and students have the tools they need to succeed.

Since its creation, our Teaching Tools Resource Center at Hillsborough Education Foundation has provided more than $33 million in free school supplies and resources to Hillsborough County Public Schools teachers and students in need.

In order to make this program possible, we rely on dedicated volunteers to help teachers check in/out for shopping, stock shelves, sort donations, package products and pack online supply orders for shipping.

This is a great opportunity for individuals and a wonderful team-building activity for a group.

To volunteer at the Teaching Tools Resource Center, click the button at the bottom of this page to apply as an individual or a group.


The bond formed between a mentor and a mentee can have a lasting impact on our students in school and in life.

Our Take Stock in Children mentoring program provides a unique opportunity—offering deserving students a caring volunteer mentor, college success coach and a college scholarship and giving them hope for a brighter future.

If you’re a caring adult who can give the great gift: a few hours of your time each month—please join us in helping to change students’ lives.

To volunteer as a mentor, click the button at the bottom of this page to apply.

Take Stock in Children Mentor and Mentee
Volunteers handing out name tags at the 2020 Excellence in Education Awards ceremony


Every year, Hillsborough Education Foundation sponsors several events to introduce the community to our mission, promote the accomplishments of our school district and garner support for our many programs.

With some events hosting as many as 2,000 attendees, volunteers play a critical role in the setup and execution of these events. Whether assisting with decorating, event check-in or post-event cleanup, volunteers help make these events possible. This is a great volunteer experience for groups looking to give back together. Check our events calendar for upcoming opportunities.

To volunteer at one of our events, click the button at the bottom of this page to apply as an individual or a group.


If you are task oriented, enjoy customer service and like spending time in a friendly office environment, then volunteering at Hillsborough Education Foundation’s headquarters is for you.

Answering phones, filing paperwork, data entry and greeting guests are just a few of the ways you can help us impact the lives of teachers and students in Hillsborough County.

By giving the gift of your time and assisting with operational activities, you can play a vital role in our mission to strengthen public education.

To volunteer at HEF headquarters, click the button at the bottom of this page to apply as an individual.

Volunteers at Hillsborough Education Foundation Teaching Tools Resource Center

Ready to take action?

HEF volunteer with their mentee

Volunteer to Mentor a Student

Do you have an hour a week to give? You can change a student’s life. Apply now to become a Hillsborough Education Foundation mentor.

Volunteer, woman standing in volunteer room, smiling with school supplies, Hillsborough Education Foundation

Volunteer as an Individual

Individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of students and teachers in Hillsborough County, click the button below to apply to volunteer.

volunteers at hef

Volunteer as a Group

Volunteering is a great team-building activity for a group. Apply now for any of the opportunities outlined above.