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United Way 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

Quantum Leap Farm [Hil]

The Farm is a nationally recognized equestrian program serving injured and disabled civilian adults and children, as well as military service members and their families. Every horseman knows the relationship with a horse is special. But for those who are recovering from injury or who live with mental or physical disability, this relationship can open the door to new realms of possibility. By volunteering at Quantum Leap Farm, you can give back to your community, have fun and make new friends. Help riders as a side walker and with grooming and tacking of horses, light gardening and barn maintenance. As well as wearing closed toe shoes you might also want to bring along some work gloves. 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.

6/29/19 8:30 AM +more

Senior Prom Celebration Volunteers [HIL] 6/27/19

Hillsborough County Aging Services is planning it's annual Senior Prom 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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044aaea72ca0fb6-senior

6/27/19 8:00 AM +more

Centerstone Resource and Recovery Center Volunteer Opportunity [MAN]

Centerstone Resource and Recovery Center, Sexual Assault and Trauma Services has volunteer positions open for victim advocates. As a volunteer you will play an important role in making a positive difference in the lives of others. Become the light in someone else darknesss. Requirements: Must clear a DCF Level II background clearance and Drug screening. Must complete 30 hour online Advocacy Core Training as well as 10 hour shadowing (required by Florida Council Against Sexual Violence) Provide on-call crisis intervention Provide emotional support to victims Provide information regarding victim rights Commit to a minimum of 16 hours per month Accompany survivors throughout the criminal and administrative proceedings Participate in 24/7 helpline rotation Attend monthly meetings/trainings Must maintain 8 hours of ongoing, yearly training Knowledge and Skill: Able to work in a crisis environment Provide emotional support and referrals Effective communication skills Knowledge of sexual violence issues Trustworthy, dependable, flexible and caring Comfortable working with law enforcement and medical staff Ability to work as a team Able to attend monthly meetings Be able to apply learned skills out in the field Bi-lingual is a plus Must possess compassion, integrity, and creativity skills For more information stop by the Human Resource office for an application at 391 6th Ave W, Bradenton FL Or contact: Catherine DeGendice - Volunteer Coordinator at 941-782-4243Catherine.degendice@centerstone.org

Through 6/30/20

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, pants (no shorts) and a 3/4 sleeve shirt to work in the kitchen.

6/29/19 9:00 AM +more

Ronald McDonald House [Pin]

Come try out your culinary talents at The House, a "Home away from home" for families of children who are patients of local hospitals. Help make them a home cooked meal after a long day. An email from the Project Leader will be sent out with a list of items that will be needed for the meal. You can then pick an item that you wish to contribute and let the Project Leader know. A minor 14+ may attend this project with an adult. To register a volunteer under the age of 18, the parent needs to create a team through their online profile. The teen would then be added as a team member. The parent can then sign up as a team and it will automatically add the teen to the project.

7/8/19 5:00 PM

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.

7/11/19 7:00 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.

7/18/19 6:30 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.

7/27/19 1:00 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.

7/18/19 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.

7/10/19 6:00 PM +more

ReadingPals Orientation [HIL]

This orientation session is for ReadingPals volunteers in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. If you have not already completed the ReadingPal application, please contact Nicole Brown at nbrown@uwsuncoast.org. ReadingPals in Hillsborough & Pinellas Counties commit to meet regularly, one-on-one, for one hour a week with a child. As part of your time, ReadingPals volunteers read with students, listen to them read and play literacy games. Volunteer positions also require a background screening to prepare you to work with students. More information on this will be provided at the orientation session.

7/11/19 1:00 PM +more

2019 VITA Year-Round CDC of Tampa Tax Preparer (HIL)

Tax Preparer Traditional Site – Must pass Advanced IRS Tax, complete the Volunteer Standards of Conduct Exam and the Intake/Interview & Quality Review Exam. Complete and successfully certify in tax law training, including the use of electronic filing software, to provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers. Take direction from the Site Coordinator to serve clients in order of walk-in/appointment. Interview client after intake is complete. Prepare tax returns with accuracy. Inform Site Coordinator/Quality Reviewer when return is complete, or questions arise. If you are bilingual, please consider VITA sites that needs bilingual tax preparers. Dress Code: Business Casual. VITA T-shirts will be provided and should be worn while volunteering at a VITA site. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your shift. If you must cancel your shift, please contact the site coordinator immediately.

9/14/19 10:00 AM +more

 

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