Bright Futures Scholarship Program Volunteers

Pinellas County is proud to offer opportunities for high school students to meet the requirements for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship. Our simple service projects teach young people responsibility and leadership and reinforce positive values and good citizenship.


Who can apply?

High school students enrolled in grades nine to 12, including the summer before a student begins ninth grade, are eligible to apply.

What volunteer positions are available for Bright Futures?

See the list below which is alphabetical by department.

Bright Futures Volunteer Positions

Department and LocationPosition Description
Animal Services
Dog Walker/Cat Socializer. Provide exercise and companionship to shelter dogs and cats. Please designate fall (September/October) or spring (March/April) on your application.
Extension Services (Various Locations and Virtual)Youth Advisory Committee Member. Attend monthly meetings to learn about county government and help with community service projects. Also see Pinellas County Youth Advisory Committee.

How do I get started volunteering with Pinellas County?

  • Identify a social problem and develop a plan of personal involvement to address the problem.
  • Meet with your high school’s community service designee to complete the necessary paperwork and ensure that you meet the school board requirements.
  • Identify a volunteer opportunity with Pinellas County to support your project (see our list of current opportunities above).
  • Submit a signed parental consent form provided by Volunteer Services.
  • Complete a Bright Futures application.

What are the requirements?

  • Work under the direct supervision of your high school’s community service designee and your Pinellas County supervisor.
  • Complete the minimum hours of community service work required by Pinellas County Schools.
  • Be proud to earn a scholarship while making a difference in your community!

How can I learn more?