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EARN SERVICE HOURS AT THE CLERK’S OFFICE OVER WINTER BREAK

Special volunteer orientation scheduled for November 14

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (November 5, 2013) – The Clerk & Comptroller’s office will have a special orientation for high school students who want to earn volunteer service hours with the office during winter break.

The orientation will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, November 14, at the Clerk’s administrative offices on the ninth floor of the Palm Beach County Governmental Center, 301 N. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach.

“This is an excellent opportunity for students who want to learn more about the criminal justice system in Palm Beach County, with the added benefit of earning volunteer service hours,” said Clerk Sharon Bock.

Students must be at least 15 years old to volunteer with the Clerk’s office, and must pass required background checks. Students between 15 and 17 years old will be required to submit a completed, notarized parental consent form.

Volunteers will learn skills such as proper business etiquette, data entry, and how to use courthouse software and office equipment.

Interested students should visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/volunteer to apply online before attending Thursday’s session, or for more information about the volunteer program.

For more information about the Clerk’s office, please visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com or call (561) 355-2996.

The Florida Constitution established the independent office of the Clerk & Comptroller as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Clerk Sharon Bock is directly elected by and accountable to Palm Beach County residents.  In addition to the roles of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Recorder and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk & Comptroller is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor for Palm Beach County.

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