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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 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**

12/10/18 6:00 PM +more

Gasparilla Bowl Food Service at Raymond James Stadium [HIL]

Teens from Hillsborough County Schools will be attending the Gasparilla Bowl game (USF Bulls vs Marshall Thundering Herd) in coordination with the organizers Joy of Giving to provide an evening of fun! Volunteers are needed to help serve food in the Fan Invasion area prior to the game in the field outside of the stadium. Volunteers will receive a ticket to go into the game after their shift is completed. Parking info will be sent a few days prior to the game/project day. IF YOU ARE VOLUNTEERING WITH A GROUP, it is recommended to create a team. This is also helpful when you have a family/group with youth. To create a team, go to the Volunteers tab, then My Account, then My Teams. Create your team and enter the names of the volunteers. Once that is done, come back to this page and click the SIGN UP WITH A TEAM link. **To sign up to volunteer (with or without a team), you will need to complete a volunteer account. Go to the Volunteer tab, then click Sign Up / Registration. We hope you can join!

12/20/18 4:00 PM

POW! Produce on Wheels [HIL]

Saturday Produce on Wheels (POW!): On the 3rd Saturday of most months, we deliver fresh produce to our recipients. Volunteers arrive at our office located at 550 West Hillsborough Ave, Tampa 33603 between 9:30 and 10:30am. We will quickly load up your car with bags of fresh produce for delivery to our homebound seniors and give you a route sheet and you'll be on your way. You do not need to return to the office when you are done. Families are encouraged to volunteer together. The next POW! delivery will be Saturday, January 19th. Please visit www.MOWTampa.org/programs/produceonwheels for more information. Contact: Alexia Salazar, A.Salazar@MOWTampa.org, (813) 238-8410

1/19/19 9:30 AM +more

Meals on Wheels Food Delivery [HIL]

Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver hot meals to homebound and elderly recipients in the Seminole Heights/Ybor/East Tampa areas. A delivery route contains 8-14 stops all within a few miles of each other. Turn by turn directions, addresses and phone numbers of recipients are provided. Completing a route takes about an hour to an hour and half. Volunteers choose: • The route you would like to deliver • The day of the week (Mon-Fri) • The frequency you deliver (once a week, every other week, once a month) Individuals and groups are welcome. Routes for these areas pick up at the following remote locations and times: Northeast United Methodist Church, 6400 N. 15th Street, Tampa 33610 – pickup time is 10am Meals On Wheels of Tampa office, 550 West Hillsborough Ave, Tampa 33603 – pickup time is 10am Ybor City Museum Society, 2009 Angel Oliva Senior Street, Tampa 33605 – pickup time is 11:40am All volunteer drivers must complete a volunteer application and attend a short orientation. Volunteer drivers must be 18 years old and do use their own vehicle and gas. Contact: Ida Pagan, I.Pagan@MOWTampa.org, (813) 238-8410

12/14/18 10:00 AM +more

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.

12/11/18 6:00 PM +more

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.

12/20/18 6:30 PM

PRE-EVENT SETUP for Joy of Giving [HIL]

Volunteers are needed to help setup tables, chairs, signs, and more to help prepare for the Joy of Giving event that will be held on Saturday. Details for where volunteers will meet will be sent 1-2 days prior to the project. THIS IS A PRE-EVENT SETUP SHIFT AND NOT THE ACTUAL JOY OF GIVING DAY. Thank you! Comfortable clothing encouraged!

12/21/18 12:00 PM

Downtown Count Down Volunteer [HIL]

Glazer Children's Museum will be hosting our Downtown Count Down on Dec. 30th and 31st. We are needing volunteers both days to help with prepare for this event. Preparation includes, blowing up balloons, bubble wrapping the museum floor, prepping other materials for this event.

12/31/18 10:00 AM

Downtown Count Down Volunteer [HIL]

Glazer Children's Museum will be hosting our Downtown Count Down on Dec. 30th and 31st. We are needing volunteers both days to help with prepare for this event. Preparation includes, blowing up balloons, bubble wrapping the museum floor, prepping other materials for this event.

12/30/18 12:00 PM

Paint Your Heart Out, Tampa

Paint Your Heart Out Tampa is a city-wide program that enables citizens, businesses, clubs, and organizations to lend a helping hand to low-income, elderly citizens in our community. Over the past 29 years, volunteers and sponsors have given of themselves to paint the homes of more than 3,000 grateful and deserving homeowners. HandsOn volunteers can register through this site to track hours rather than signing up on the main Paint Your Heart Out website. Volunteers under the age of 18 are unable to sign up through the HandsOn site due to the specific duties. There are other opportunities at the Supply Distribution Center through the PYHOT website at www.pyhot.org, but you would need to register through that site instead.

4/13/19 8:00 AM +more

MotorVice Car Show- Merch Sales [HIL]

Tampa's largest period correct 80s and 90s themed car show, benefiting the Arthritis Foundation, is coming to the JBL Riverfront Park on January 5th! We need your help! Selling merch automatically makes you the cool kid! We have some awesome stuff, like T Shirts posters, and rad stickers and we need your tubular skills to help our patrons purchase it for a great cause!

1/5/19 10:30 AM

MotorVice Car Show- Parking Specialist [HIL]

Tampa's largest period correct 80s and 90s themed car show, benefiting the Arthritis Foundation, is coming to the JBL Riverfront Park on January 5th! We need your help! Parking Specialist set the feel of the show and are the face of the event to our show car owners. You greet cars as they drive up to the show field and direct them to a perfect display space in the park Festival Lawn. This job is fast-paced and a lot of fun if you love cars. Help make MotorVice great! Volunteers get a rad MotorVice shirt, drinks and snacks.

1/5/19 10:00 AM

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By Madi Donham. Fri, 07 Dec 2018

What do you do when a second grader tells you he doesn’t know his birthday? Or when that same little boy says he doesn’t even know what a birthday is? Julia Warren was only 16-years-old when she had this heartbreaking conversation as a volunteer at a Title I elementary school in Richmond, Virginia. After she explained to the student, a little boy named Charles, what a birthday was, all he could muster for an answer was, “I think I was born when it was cold.”

On Board a Hospital Ship, a Family of Four has Dedicated Their Lives to Helping Those in Need

By Madi Donham. Thu, 06 Dec 2018

Dr. Gary Parker first volunteered aboard a Mercy Ships hospital ship thinking it would be a three-month journey. However, three months turned into 31 years, and Gary and his wife Susan, who he met on board, have devoted their lives to help those living without access to safe, timely and affordable surgical care.

Teaching At-Risk Youth to Make Every Move Count, with Chess Skills and Life Lessons

By Madi Donham. Wed, 05 Dec 2018

In a game where one wrong move can risk your path to victory, Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson encourages young adults and children to not focus on the chess pieces they have lost, but rather on what’s left on the board – and to never give up. Preaching the power of thinking strategically and making better life decisions, Orrin, a 55-year-old from Stone Mountain, Georgia, teaches his students the game of chess through what he calls the six magic words: “Take time to think things through.” These words have connected Orrin with more than 55,000 children in 30 states nationwide and internationally, including trips to the Philippines, India and Canada.

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