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Mentoring Matters

Orange County Public Schools are promoting the benefits and joys of being a mentor. If you need additional information, please call Community Resources at 407.317.3323.

To Become a Mentor:

  1. Select a school of your choice from the list below.
  2. Complete the Mentor Interest Survey.
    1. New Volunteers Steps Click here to complete the Mentor Interest Survey and complete an ADDitions School Volunteer online application. Or go to https://volunteer.ocps.net, click on Mentoring Programs to see Mentoring Matters Campaign information.
    2. Existing Volunteers Steps: (Individuals who have registered to be school volunteers this school year). Click here to complete the Mentor Interest Survey. Or go to https://volunteer.ocps.net, click on Mentoring Programs to see Mentoring Matters Campaign information.
  3. Applicant is notified of approval/disapproval status. (Application is processed and subject to a criminal history background check)
  4. Upon approval, applicant is contacted to receive orientation and training.
  5. Mentor is matched with a student.
  6. Begin mentoring!

(You will be prompted in the Mentor Interest Survey to identify your school preference).


Elementary Schools
Elementary Schools Continued Middle Schools
Aloma Elementary Lovell Elementary Apopka Middle
Andover Elementary Magnolia School* Bridgewater Middle
Apopka Elementary Millennia Elementary Chain of Lakes Middle
Azalea Park Elementary Moss Park Elementary Cherokee School*
Bay Meadows Elementary NorthLake Park Community Discovery Middle
Bonneville Elementary Orlo Vista Elementary Freedom Middle
Camelot Elementary Palm Lake Elementary Glenridge Middle
Castle Creek Elementary Pershing Elementary Howard Middle
Catalina Elementary Pineloch Elementary Hunter’s Creek Middle
Columbia Elementary Pinewood Elementary Lakeview Middle
Dommerich Elementary Princeton Elementary Legacy Middle
Dover Shores Elementary Richmond Heights Elementary Meadow Woods Middle
Dr. Phillips Elementary Ridgewood Park Elementary Odyssey Middle
Durrance Elementary Riverside Elementary South Creek Middle
East Lake Elementary Rock Lake Elementary Stonewall Jackson Middle
Eccleston Elementary Rock Springs Elementary Union Park Middle
Engelwood Elementary Rosemont Elementary Westridge Middle
Fern Creek Elementary Sadler Elementary High Schools
Grand Ave. Primary Center Shingle Creek Elementary Winter Park High
Hiawassee Elementary Sunrise Elementary Winter Park 9th Grade
Hillcrest Elementary Three Points Elementary West Orange High
Hungerford Elementary Tildenville Elementary Wekiva High
Hunter’s Creek Elementary Ventura Elementary Timber Creek High
Ivey Lane Vista Lakes Elementary Lake Nona High
Kaley Elementary Waterford Elementary Jones High
Lake Como Elementary West Creek Elementary Freedom High
Lake Gem Elementary West Oaks Elementary Cypress Creek High
Lake George Elementary Wetherbee Elementary Colonial 9th Grade Center
Lake Silver Elementary Whispering Oak Elementary Acceleration Academy
Lake Sybelia Elementary Windy Ridge School (K-8)  
Lake Weston Elementary Wolf Lake Elementary  
Lakeville Elementary Wyndham Lakes Elementary
Lakeville Elementary Zellwood Elementary
*Exceptional Education School
Lockhart Elementary    


Other Mentoring Programs


The Orlando/Orange County COMPACT program is a business/education partnership aimed at assisting under-achieving high school students - particularly those at risk of becoming school dropouts.

The heart of the program is the mentoring component where youngsters are matched one-on-one with volunteer mentors. These mentors meet weekly with their students providing guidance, support, academic assistance and encouragement.

COMPACT needs business people to serve as mentors to have a positive impact on the life of a young person.

If you are interested in becoming a COMPACT mentor or you want additional information about COMPACT, please visit our website www.compactinc.net.



Read2Succeed provides one-on-one reading tutoring and mentoring to second grade students reading below grade level. Reading Mentors and students meet once a week for 30-45 minutes, on school campus, during school hours. The intention is to impart a love of books and learning, to instill positive attitudes toward reading, and to help students gain vital skills in social and personal development. Help a second grader Read2Succeed - A child. A book. You.

More information is available about the Foundation's volunteer opportunities at http://foundationforocps.org or by calling 407.317.3261.