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Current Volunteer Activities

Thank you for your interest in making a difference! Our volunteer opportunities are often coordinated via Sign Up Genius.

Please click the Sign Up Genius buttons to see and sign up for the current volunteer opportunities.

Check out all of our exciting opportunities described in our Events tab or in our Committee Descriptions tab.

If you would prefer not to use sign up genius, contact our volunteer coordinator

Claire Dickson at, and she can schedule your activity requests.

We look forward to meeting you at any of our events!


Interested in being part of the OPE Science Lab? Do you have a science background have science experience or just love anything science?

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Interested in being part of the OPE PTO Board?



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Donation and other volunteer opportunities:

Become a memeber of the PTO

While volunteers are always welcome, joining the PTO is NOT a commitment to volunteer. Otter Club membership at any level shows support for our school and is greatly appreciated by our children and staff. Don’t miss your chance to make a difference.

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Chip in for Youth fundraising program

Ocean Palms Elementary School,  participants in the Chip in for Youth fundraising program for THE PLAYERS Championship every year.

$30 of every $55 PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP Stadium Pass sold, will be donated RIGHT BACK to OPE!

Go to
And use code OCEANPALMS
Thank you for supporting Ocean Palms Elementary!


Gift Wrap for Teachers and Staff 

 One of the traditions at OPE is for parents and students, to give teachers and staff, a "Gift Wrap Treat" during the holiday season.  It is very popular and gives them one less thing to shop for during this busy time of year. They LOVE it!!  We like to fill the teachers' lunchroom with everything they will need - gift wrap, ribbons, tags and bags.  Please help us create this special event! You can bring in items throughout the year and drop them off at the front desk to be kept until they are needed by the PTO.  After the holidays is a great time to pick up items at discounted prices but items can be purchased and brought in anytime!

Volunteer Information

Ocean Palms PTO has so many events and activities going on throughout the year that you don’t want to miss. Whether you want to give an hour or a day, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities to fit your schedule. They range from fundraising to educational to just fun nights out.

Ocean Palms Elementary  appreciates your desire to volunteer your time to our school and all of your volunteer efforts to help make our school a success!

We thank you for all that you do! 

Volunteer Coordinator:  Claire Dickson     Email:


Requirements to Volunteer

Requirements to Volunteer:  You must be an approved volunteer within the St. Johns County system

to come into Ocean Palms Elementary or any St. John's County school. This includes any of the following:

- Lunch with your child
- Field Trips
- Helping teachers with a class celebration
- Volunteering in the classroom or any school event

Fill Out Your Volunteer School Access Form!

In a continuing effort to provide safety and security to our students and staff we ask that you complete a 

School Access Form if you plan to enter a facility in the St. Johns County School District.

Any person passing beyond the front office area must show a valid driver’s license or state identification card.

It is recommended individuals include their middle name when completing the online

application; and, if no middle name, then please use the acronym “NMN”.  

Why do I need to submit this form?

The county requires that you submit your name for an official background check conducted 

by the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office and the National Sexual Offenders Database.
Did I already do this?  

Your background check is good for 3 years. 

If you have done this for another St. Johns County school within the last 3 years, you do NOT need to resubmit. 
Please email Kerry Fodor with any questions regarding your School Access Form