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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.

We inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action.

 

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

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.

11/13/19 6:00 PM + more

Middleton High School 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 Hillsborough County School District Volunteer appplication. Bring your Florida ID to the front office to check in. This all-day event is a College Application Day -- so students will be involved in many activities. I have listed this as 2 events -- morning and afternoon. Please feel FREE to stay all day! You will be assisting them in getting their FSA ID and completing the FAFSA. Tyler Tazwell is the College and Career Counselor and he is your contact and will direct you to the computers students will use. 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!

11/19/19 8:30 AM + more

Christmas Meal Service Preparation [PIN]

Assist with meal preparation, serving, dining room set-up, and clean-up on Christmas Eve.

12/24/19 10:00 AM

Angel Tree at Tyrone Square Mall [PIN]

Volunteers are needed to greet and assist donors with registering or collecting donated gifts for Angels (children in need) at the Angel Tree Booth located inside Tyrone Square Mall near JcPenney.

11/13/19 1:00 PM + more

Christmas Elf House and Toy Sorting [PIN]

Be an Elf and help a child in need this Christmas season. Help sort toys before we distribute to area families in need.

12/11/19 8:30 AM + more

Christmas Holiday Food Sorting [PIN]

Support a family in need of food this holiday season. Have a great time sorting food that will be given to families in need of food assistance during the holidays.

12/4/19 8:30 AM + more

Pet Pal Animal Shelter [Pin]

Volunteers will help out with general clean-up of kennels and cat rooms. Help is also needed in socializing with cats and dogs. There will also be general gardening.

11/23/19 8:00 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.

11/14/19 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

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!

11/23/19 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.

11/14/19 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.

11/23/19 1:00 PM + more

 

United Way HandsOn Suncoast, 5201 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 600, Tampa, FL 33609