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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.

We inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action.

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Camp Kangaroo [HIL]

Camp Kangaroo is a free camp experience providing a supportive and therapeutic environment for children who have experienced the death of someone close to them. Led by Dedicated Professionals and trained volunteers from Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, Camp Kangaroo provides a unique opportunity for campers to build relationships with one another helping them to feel less alone in their loss. Participants will receive grief education and emotional support combined with fun camp activities. Volunteers Needed: We are looking for high energy, compassionate individuals to volunteer as Roo Buddies or as Camp Volunteers. Roo Buddies are assigned to one group all weekend and support the trained counselors throughout the eight group sessions. Camp Volunteers assist with the following: Assist Counselors during scheduled activities Assist children with various activities Meal Prep/Serving/Set-Up/Tear Down Arts & Crafts Sports Activities Training Requirements: - Virtual Modules - Training - Background/Fingerprints (paid for by Seasons) - Training will be held 2 weeks prior to Camp For more information please contact me at Aflores@seasons.org

Tampa, FL

9/22/18 9:00 AM +more

Jackson Spring Community Center's Multicultral Family Fun Day [HIL]

A family friendly, community event celebrating what we have in common through Food, Art, & Music. Volunteers are needed for: Set up and decorate Parking Games Arts-n-crafts Runners Give a ways Tear down and clean up

Tampa, FL

9/22/18 12:30 PM +more

The Spring [Hil]

Come on out and play with some really great children. The children range in age from birth to teenagers. We could be rocking infants to playing touch football with the teenagers and everything in between. Please notify your leader if you need directions to the location. The website gives a wrong address. **NO COURT ORDERED VOLUNTEERS ALLOWED** **ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE LEVEL 2 BACKGROUND CHECKED (through The Spring) BEFORE PARTICIPATING**

Weeki Wachee, FL

8/29/18 6:00 PM +more

History Museum Beautifcation and Historic Preservation [PIN]

At Heritage Village in Largo, FL volunteers are needed to assist with grounds beautification and historic preservation projects. Heritage Village has 33 historic structures and over 21 acres of pinewood forest. Work directly with staff and help to beautify the park, maintain safety, assist with historic preservation and special projects. Outside volunteer opportunity please wear proper clothing, hat, close toed shoes, gloves and water bottle recommended.

Largo, FL

10/20/18 9:00 AM +more

Country Jubilee Flea Market Set Up [PIN]

Country Jubilee and Flea Market is an annual fund raising event sponsored by the Pinellas County Historical Society through Heritage Village. Heritage Village is the local Pinellas County history museum. Sunday, October 21 is the flea market unload day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help unload the flea market and help set up for the BIG EVENT on Saturday , October 27, 2018. Please contact: Paige Noel, 727-582-2125; pnoel@pinellascounty.org or: 727-582-2125.

Largo, FL

10/21/18 9:00 AM

Hillsborough County Developmental Center [Hil]

HCDC is a group home for adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. Come join the residents for an evening of fun and assist with serving refreshments, conversation, and recreational activities.

Tampa, FL

8/16/18 6:30 PM

New Volunteer Orientation

By attending one of our New Volunteer Orientations, you will gain the basic information you need to serve as an effective volunteer within our community. You can find the next New Volunteer Orientation by visiting the Opportunity Calendar.

Tampa, FL

8/8/18 6:00 PM +more

Whispering Oaks Bingo Party [Hil]

Play bingo and have an ice cream social with the elderly/disabled patients. 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

8/16/18 6:30 PM

The Spring - Transitional Housing [Hil]

The Spring wants some great HOT volunteers to come to their Transitional Housing to play with their great children. It may be helping with homework, coloring, playing board games, etc. Whatever it is I am sure it will be fun. Please contact your Leader for directions. The one that the website gives out is not correct. **NO COURT ORDERED VOLUNTEERS ALLOWED** **ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE LEVEL 2 BACKGROUND CHECKED (through The Spring) BEFORE PARTICIPATING**

Weeki Wachee, FL

8/28/18 6:00 PM +more

Teaching Tools for Hillsborough Schools [HIL]

Do you have a passion for helping connect kids to greatness? If so, Teaching Tools for Hillsborough Schools needs your help! A program through the Hillsborough Education Foundation provides free school supplies year-round to economically disadvantaged students attending Hillsborough County Public Schools designated as Title I. Ensure that the classrooms in Hillsborough County have the basic tools for learning. Volunteers will assist teachers in shopping for a variety of items. Minors 13+ may volunteer with an adult. Must be 15 to volunteer alone on this project. New volunteers will need to complete the online application at https://www.educationfoundation.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=forms.Volunteer-application-main&tp_preview=true

Tampa, FL

8/25/18 9:00 AM +more

YMCA READS! [HIL]

YMCA READS! is an exciting literacy/mentoring initiative for Kindergarten through Third grade students, sponsored by The Florida State Alliance of YMCA. YMCA READS! helps struggling students gain self-confidence, develop good character, and improve their reading skills at three elementary schools in Hillsborough County. YMCA READS! Is a part of the YMCA’s core mission to build strong children. We are located at Pizzo Elementary, Sulphur Springs Community School, and Twin Lakes Elementary. Mentors typically volunteer 10 hours/month.

Through 6/28/19

Visiting Volunteers with The ALS Association Florida Chapter

Do you have a few hours a month and a willingness to make an incredible impact in the lives families in need? The ALS Association Florida Chapter's Visiting Volunteers Program matches trained volunteers with people living with ALS and their families in local communities to help with tasks of daily living such as folding laundry or mowing a lawn. Volunteers can commit to two or three hours, once a month, twice a month, or once a week. They are restricted from providing medical or personal care, transportation, or help with finances. Visit www.alsafl.org for more information and to fill out a volunteer application, or contact Becky Ford, Volunteer and Event Manager, (813)637-9000 ext. 133, bford@alsafl.org.

Through 7/17/23

Latest News

Employee Spotlight: How a Personal Journey Became a Passion for Empowerment Through Wheelchair Tennis

By Madi Donham. Fri, 20 Jul 2018

From time cards to the tennis court, Robert Popelka lives into the values of volunteering and service, both inside and outside his office walls. Rob’s commitment to our mission is too great to go unnoticed, and he has become a light in the Atlanta community through his love of wheelchair tennis, inspiring and empowering players who are able to connect under his humble leadership.

Here I Am: Reflecting on Service Unites 2018 with Repair the World

By Amanda Knowles. Thu, 19 Jul 2018

The first time I visited Atlanta was on a civil rights driving tour of the American South when I was in high school. We visited Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthplace and final resting place, as well as the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. How fitting it was, then, to return to Atlanta again almost 10 years later, in a continuing fight for human rights and social and racial justice with Repair the World.

NBA Star Dwight Howard Shines On and Off the Court

By Madi Donham. Wed, 18 Jul 2018

Dwight Howard has long been recognized for his incredible talent as a player in the NBA. However, it is his actions off the basketball court that make him a true star.

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