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Don’t Miss Our Job Fairs In July For School Crossing Guards

If you’re looking for a part-time job that involves keeping children safe as they walk to and from school, I want to encourage you to consider becoming a school crossing guard!
Don’t miss two upcoming job fairs that we’re hosting July 20 and July 21.
We’re looking to hire a dozen school crossing guards at schools mostly on the east side of our county. This is the perfect job for people who want to stay active, be outdoors and make a difference in the lives of young people.
You’ll get plenty of training and can serve at different schools or stay in one position.
Plus, the schedule’s pretty good too: You work during the school year, Monday through Friday, about 10 hours a week, with school holidays off. Benefits include having paid time off and retirement; health insurance benefits are available too.

Many of our school crossing guards will tell you they enjoy the chance to have a purpose, work outside (most days!), and help children. You work an hour or so in the morning and the same in the afternoon, with time in between to schedule appointments or other life necessities.

This is a very important job. It requires the ability to stand, hear, and be aware of your surroundings as you direct kids when to safely cross the street. A lot of our guards enjoy meeting the students and their parents.

For example, Laverne Curry, a young 78 years, serves as a school crossing guard at Holly Hill Elementary at 15th and Center streets in Holly Hill during the school year. Five days a week, rain or shine, she helps direct children safely to and from school. She shepherds more than 100 students in the morning and at least 120 in the afternoon.
Some students walk while others ride bicycles. She reminds them to walk their bikes across busy roads and many comply.

Laverne has worked as a school crossing guard for our Volusia Sheriff’s Office since 2011. Before that, she served as a 911 dispatcher here in Volusia County for 35 years before retiring. She stayed home for
a short time, then wanted to stay busy so she became a crossing guard.

“It’s an interesting job. It can be fulfilling. It can be fun,” she says. “There’s nothing not to like.”
Mark your calendars now—or tell someone who might like to apply. We especially need crossing guards in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, and Port Orange.

Our upcoming job fairs are:

  • Ormond Beach Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach on Thursday, July 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
  • Port Orange Library, 1005 City Center Circle, Port Orange on Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Save Time! Apply Online: We’re hiring additional school crossing guards and conducting interviews all summer to be ready for fall when school resumes. So don’t wait!

Please join us. Or share this post with someone who’s interested! Apply online at We at the Sheriff’s Office and students need you.

Won’t you help us keep your children/ grandchildren safe this coming school year on busy roads? Thank you!

Stay smart and stay safe,
Sheriff Mike Chitwood