Volunteer Information

The East Lake Band Program students, staff and teachers appreciate all the support of our volunteers.  The program could not exist without their support.  Below are links to important instructions and new regulation forms for New and Returning Volunteers.

New Volunteers:  If you are a new Volunteer we THANK YOU in advance for all your hard work and dedication to the ELHS Band Program! Please see the links below for more information on how to register for your v.account login and password.  If you need additional help, please contact the ELHS Volunteer Coordinator Teresa Peterson

Volunteer Registration Instructions

Focus Portal & Volunteer Hours Log:  Below are the links to Pinellas County Focus Portal and the Volunteer Hours Log. On Focus you can access your v.account after you have registered.  You can log your Volunteer Hours and also access all your child’s academic information and grades from Focus. For your convenience we have included a Volunteer Hours Log pdf to use.

Focus Portal Link. Use your v.account

Volunteer Hours Log

LEVEL II Volunteer:  Being a LEVEL II Volunteer is a wonderful opportunity to help our ELHS Band Program even more! Level II is a thorough background check that lasts for 5 years. With a Level II ID there is a broader range of Volunteer Opportunities within the ELHS Band Program and can be used for all other school activities as well. Not only does the Level II ID offer safety and security for our minors it also protects you as well.  Be sure to visit the link below for Level II Volunteer registration instructions. If you need additional help, please contact the ELHS Volunteer Coordinator Teresa Peterson

Pinellas County Schools Level II Instructions


Important Information for all CURRENT Volunteers

All returning Volunteers MUST re-activate their volunteer account by simply logging in using your existing v.account information. Have you forgotten your username and password?                                                                                                                         Here is an example;  Login: v.smitha  Password: Smith1973

  • Login: v.last name and first initial – all lowercase
  • Password: Last name (Capitalize first letter), followed by your 4-digit birth year.

NEW2Important NEW Information for all CURRENT LEVEL II Volunteers                                                                                                In order to be in compliance with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, all current Level 2 volunteers must sign the VECHS Waiver Agreement

If you are a volunteer at more than one school, you will only need to sign this waiver one time. Please let ELHS Volunteer Coordinator Teresa Peterson know if you are no longer a volunteer at East Lake HS, and she will remove your name from the list.