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HandsOn Suncoast builds stronger communities through volunteerism. We meet critical needs through volunteer service and civic engagement. Our projects make the Suncoast Region a better place to live for everyone.

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities


The YES FAIR (Family Abilities Information Rally) is an annual event that showcases goods and services for people with disabilities in the Tampa Bay area. The event features over 175 vendors, food trucks, entertainment, kids activities, demonstrations and good community fun! Last year we had about 2000 people in attendance and it takes alot of volunteers to manage all the aspects of the FAIR such as set up/break down, crowd control, vendor assistance, registration, silent auction, etc as well as many other opportunities. Come have some fun with us at the FAIR!!!

Tampa, FL

10/6/18 12:00 PM +more

Easter Seals SWFL Day of Caring - UPS [ SAR]

Volunteers from UPS will be completing various tasks.

Sarasota, FL

10/12/18 9:00 AM

Easter Seals SWFL Day of Caring - Publix [SAR]

Volunteers from Publix will be completing various tasks at Easter Seals that may include classroom interaction with students and/or landscaping projects.

Sarasota, FL

10/12/18 9:00 AM

Holiday Lights in the Gardens 2018 [PIN]

The Florida Botanical Gardens​ needs your help! We are looking for #Volunteers for our annual fundraising event, Holiday Lights in the Gardens. Volunteers take on an important role in ensuring a successful event. Last year we had over 97,000 visitors! When: Fri, Nov. 23 Thru Sun, Dec. 30, 5:15-9:30 PM nightly. We need 15-20 volunteers per night to help greet & direct guests, collect donations, or be our Gift Cart salesperson. Visit: https://tinyurl.com/HL2018Volunteer to sign up!

Largo, FL

11/30/18 5:00 PM +more

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Volunteers [HIL]

Hillsborough County Aging Services is planning it's 6th annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration this month. Volunteers are needed to assist with serving food, seating seniors citizens, door prizes, etc. Please use the link below to sign-up: Amor A Mi Patria Hispanic Heritage Celebration Volunteers

Riverview, FL

9/27/18 8:00 AM

Open Streets Manatee [MAN]

Open Streets Event in Manatee County. 2018: Palmetto

Palmetto, FL

11/10/18 11:00 AM +more

Landscape refresh [MAN]

Lincoln Middle School is in need of some beautification! Volunteers are needed to help with various tasks, including: Garden planting Weeding & mulching Landscape design Painting Creative minds are welcome, along with volunteers who like to get their hands dirty. Organizing tasks may also be available. We can accommodate a group of up to 50 volunteers, so if you have a large group, please reach out to us!

Palmetto, FL

10/12/18 9:00 AM +more

Group Home Painting [MAN]

We are in need of volunteers to help complete interior painting at our Boy’s Group Home. This would include a dining room, kitchen, 2 hallways, 2 bathrooms and 5 bedrooms. Ideally, we are looking for a company that can adopt the project, as we need assistance in purchasing/providing the following supplies: paint, brushes/rollers, tape, long hands to use with the rollers, screwdrivers and/or power tools to take off switch and outlet covers. Not all items would need purchased if volunteers had any of these items that can be borrowed for the project, including ladders. Thank you!

Bradenton, FL

10/12/18 8:00 AM

Horses for Handicapped [HIL]

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls. Come join us at the barn and assist disabled riders in riding class. Make sure you wear sturdy closed toe shoes. Also known as the Bakus Equestrian Center, they offer horseback riding to children and adults and specialize in those with disabilities. Riding provides them with increased self esteem, balance, coordination and improved attention span. After the lessons are finished the volunteers will help with barn maintenance.

Tampa, FL

10/6/18 8:30 AM

Habitat Build [Pin]

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County wants you to come out on a Saturday morning and help build a home for a needy family. No experience necessary -they provide training. Learn new skills, meet and work with new and interesting people. Have fun too! The address of where you will be building will be given to you by your Project Leader closer to the date. Build Day: • Wear close toed and closed heeled shoes • Bring a lunch and a bottle for water (water provided on site) • All tools are provided on site • Please be prompt • Carpool if possible, parking can be limited

Weeki Wachee, FL

10/20/18 8:00 AM

Feeding America Tampa Bay [Hil]

Feeding America Tampa Bay believes that every single person can do something to help end hunger in America. Whether it is one dollar or one hour, you can make an enormous difference in the lives of hungry women, men and children served by their network. Our volunteers will sort donated food at our local food bank, which serves 10 counties in West Central Florida. Before signing up for this project by clicking on "Sign up for this project", any volunteer under the age of 18 will also need to print out a minor release form for this project. The volunteer's parent or guardian must sign it. Bring the completed form with you to the project.

Tampa, FL

10/27/18 1:00 PM +more

Women's Sertoma Sun Fiesta [SAR]

Loveland has an opportunity to sell Loveland's Creative Hearts jewelry and mosaics at the Women's Sertoma Sun Fiesta October 19, 20 and 21, 2018. CREATIVE HEARTS is a social enterprise operated by the Loveland Center, a nonprofit organization that helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) achieve equality through opportunity. The participants at Loveland make jewelry and mosaics to not only earn income, but utilize fine motor skills and artistic qualities to their creations. The Sun Fiesta gives us the opportunity to showcase our participants skills and the opportunity to sell their products. With your help, we will achieve this goal!

Venice, FL

10/21/18 2:00 PM +more

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By Madi Donham. Thu, 20 Sep 2018

When natural disasters strike, it can be overwhelming to think about how you can make a difference. For many people, there is a natural desire to do something substantial to help communities in need, but even the most ambitious recovery efforts and good intentions can go wrong in delicate environments. Some families, or even entire communities. lose everything after being hit by a devastating hurricane, super storm, flood, wildfire, landslide or tornado; and we witness the stark reality of the word “disaster “come to life. Instead of donating goods, experts and officials suggest that monetary donations have the greatest potential to address the specific needs of each person impacted by a disaster.

Young Scientist Unites Creativity and Innovation with Lead Detection Device

By Madi Donham. Wed, 12 Sep 2018

Gitanjali Rao, a current seventh grader at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Denver, Colorado, was appalled after learning about the Flint Water Crisis, where dangerous levels of lead in the water affected thousands across Michigan. Upon researching more about the aftermath of the crisis and learning that it still remains a major issue in our nation, she set out to create a nanotube sensor device to equip every household to test their water.

Helping Veterans Heal with Support and Service Dogs

By Madi Donham. Tue, 04 Sep 2018

When Kathy Hecht’s father unexpectedly became legally blind, she and her family began to brainstorm creative sources of joy to help him cope with having more empty hours in the day. Kathy, who had rescued and trained dogs with her father while growing up, found the answer quickly: a retired Australian shepherd show dog named Eddie, who was no ordinary companion. She believes that a connection with animals can be a powerful healing tool for anyone, and she has proved this through Salute of Service, a nonprofit that seeks to help veterans train their own service dogs at no charge.

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