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 5,245 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 as an individual at the Teaching Tools Resource Center click the button at the bottom of this page. To schedule a Volunteer Group (of up to 15) please email Natalie Doig, Teacher Resource Program Director, at [email protected] or call our office at 813 (574-0260).


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 greatest 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

Ready to take action?

HEF volunteer with their mentee

Volunteer to Mentor a Student

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

Volunteer in the Teaching Tools Resource Center

Volunteers keep our free store running smoothly so teachers can focus on getting the supplies their students and classrooms need.

Volunteer in our College & Career Center

Volunteers are essential to the success of in-school support for students’ postsecondary planning. Help a student envision their future today!

Not sure where to begin?

Start your volunteer application and a program coordinator will contact you to help choose the right opportunity!