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United Way 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

Durant HS FAFSA Completion Event (During College Application Day) [HIL]

Help students and parents get FREE MONEY for education by assisting with FAFSA Completion in local High Schools. Our goal is to have 60% of working age adults (25-64) in our community hold a degree or certificate by 2025. To reach that goal, we need your help! Adult volunteers assist students and their families in completing FAFSA forms. FAFSA Completion Workshops are held in Tampa Bay high schools to ensure students have the assistance and information available for form completion. Volunteers for this event must have viewed the online training video and completed the online application for volunteering in Pinellas and/or Hillsborough Counties. Final approval is not required for this day-time event.Valid state I. D. is required to enter the high school. Check in at the front office and get your name tag. Proceed to the Media Center and check in with Megan Grine, College and Career Counselor.

10/23/19 8:30 AM

Habitat for Humanity Construction [SAR]

A HAMMER + A HEART = HOME Habitat homes around the world are built according to the same guiding principles: Simple. Habitat houses are modestly-sized. They are large enough for the homeowner family’s needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum. Decent. Habitat for Humanity uses quality, locally-available building materials. Habitat houses designs reflect the local climate and culture. Affordable. The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes and no-profit loans make it affordable for low-income families to purchase Habitat houses. ​Habitat strives to “build green”, with sustainable, energy-efficient housing that is, both, environmentally friendly and more cost-effective for low-income homeowners to maintain. Volunteers are needed to help at our Habitat for Humanity construction sites. The location and specific tasks will vary for each date, so please contact the leader for location details and make sure to wear closed toe shoes.

10/22/19 7:30 AM + 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.

11/21/19 6:30 PM

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

10/26/19 9:00 AM + more

Meals On Wheels [HIL]

Volunteers will be working together in a kitchen to put a variety of food cups, and many other things that will later be delivered to the homebound clients. 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. Volunteers must wear closed toe shoes, and pants (no shorts) to work in the kitchen. No tank tops are allowed. PLEASE NOTE: this project relies on a full shift of volunteers to complete the assigned tasks. It is important that you remove yourself from the project if you can no longer attend so someone else has the chance to sign up. Thank you!

10/27/19 9:00 AM + more

Hope Lodge Game Night [Hil]

Volunteers will host a game night at the Lodge. The Hope Lodge is a place that houses cancer patients and their care takers for free while the patients are receiving treatment. Volunteers 15 to 18 can do this project with a parent/guardian. But must be 18 to do this alone.

10/24/19 7:00 PM + more

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.

10/26/19 1:00 PM + more

Bloomingdale HS FAFSA Completion Event (During College Application Day) [HIL]

Help students and parents get FREE MONEY for education by assisting with FAFSA Completion in local High Schools. Our goal is to have 60% of working age adults (25-64) in our community hold a degree or certificate by 2025. To reach that goal, we need your help! Adult volunteers assist students and their families in completing FAFSA forms. FAFSA Completion Workshops are held in Tampa Bay high schools to ensure students have the assistance and information available for form completion. Volunteers for this event must have viewed the online training video, started the online application for volunteering in Pinellas and/or Hillsborough Counties (final approval is not required for this day-time event.) Park in fron of the school. Valid state I. D. is required to enter the high school. Check in at the front office and get your name tag and go to the Media Center. Mindy Edgeman is the College and Career Counselor. The event will be in the Media Center.

11/1/19 8:30 AM

Leto High School FAFSA Completion Event [HIL]

Help students and parents get FREE MONEY for education by assisting with FAFSA Completion in local High Schools. Our goal is to have 60% of working age adults (25-64) in our community hold a degree or certificate by 2025. To reach that goal, we need your help! Adult volunteers assist students and their families in completing FAFSA forms. FAFSA Completion Workshops are held in Tampa Bay high schools to ensure students have the assistance and information available for form completion. Volunteers for this event must have viewed the online training video and completed the online application for volunteering. Final approval is not required for this event. If this is an evening event, check in with the counselor at the event. The College and Career Couselor is Janisha Merchant Parchment. Before you leave please take a photograph of the volunteers and counselors (try to get yourself in there as well) and a photo of the event -- no student faces or close-ups of computer screens. Please email photos with a short caption to bgilmore@cftampabay.org and please let Becky Gilmore know if your preparation for this event could be improved. Thank you!

10/24/19 6:00 PM

East Bay High School FAFSA Completion Event (During College & Career Fair) [HIL]

Help students and parents get FREE MONEY for education by assisting with FAFSA Completion in local High Schools. Our goal is to have 60% of working age adults (25-64) in our community hold a degree or certificate by 2025. To reach that goal, we need your help! Adult volunteers assist students and their families in completing FAFSA forms. FAFSA Completion Workshops are held in Tampa Bay high schools to ensure students have the assistance and information available for form completion. Volunteers for this event must have viewed the online training video, started the online application for volunteering in Pinellas and/or Hillsborough Counties (final approval is not required for this day-time event.) Park in fron of the school. Valid state I. D. is required to enter the high school. Check in at the front office and get your name tag and an assistant will take you to the event. Mia Felix is the College and Career Counselor. The event will be in the Media Center. Before you leave please take a photograph of the volunteers and counselors (try to get yourself in there as well) and a photo of the event -- no student faces or close-ups of computer screens. Please email photos with a short caption to bgilmore@cftampabay.org and please let Becky Gilmore know if your preparation for this event could be improved. Thank you!

10/23/19 8:30 AM

Reindeer Run [MAN]

The Reindeer Run is a family centered event in downtown Bradenton that will include a 5K Run/Walk, Kids' Candy Cane Dash and post race party with lots of holiday themed surprises! After the race delight in the festive sights of the Annual Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade. We are looking for volunteers to help with: 4pm-6pm Race day registration (4 volunteers) Kids' candy cane dash (14 volunteers) 5:30pm-8pm Course marshalls Water stop attendants Finish line support Clean up The Mission of the Foundation for Dreams is to celebrate the abilities and develop the strengths of children with special needs and chronic illnesses ages 7-17 by collaborating with families to provide individualized result-based goals, family support and recreation in a camp environment.

12/14/19 4:00 PM + more

Certified Fitness Instructors Needed! [HIL]

*This project is flexible on the date/time, so please coordinate with Kimberley to determine what works best for your schedule! We are currently recruiting for certified fitness instructors for our 2020 Wellness Challenges at 7 senior center locations throughout Hillsborough County. This will only require a minimum of one hour commitment per week for a 6 week period from January 14 - February 24. We will also have two more challenges in 2020 from May 4 - June 12, and another from October 12 - November 20. For locations and more information, contact Kimberley at doughtyk@hcflgov.net or 813-744-5867. The ongoing support received from volunteers allows Aging Services to enhance its program delivery to older adults in Hillsborough County.

1/14/20 10:00 AM + more

 

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