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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

Horses for Handicapped [HIL]

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls. Come join us at the barn and assist disabled riders in riding class. Make sure you wear sturdy closed toe shoes. Also known as the Bakus Equestrian Center, they offer horseback riding to children and adults and specialize in those with disabilities. Riding provides them with increased self esteem, balance, coordination and improved attention span. After the lessons are finished the volunteers will help with barn maintenance.

3/14/20 8:30 AM

Sunday Market Help

Every Sunday through the end of May Sweetwater Sunday Market operates from 12pm to 4pm with harvesting and farm duties before market. At 12pm we need help with running the market stand stocking veggies, directing people to parking (front gate greeter) and then breaking everything down which goes to 5pm. We are nonprofit organic farm that offers a double you dollars SNAP (food stamps) benefit. Please email marketmanager@sweetwater-organic.org for more info.

3/1/20 12:00 PM + 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!

3/7/20 9:00 AM + 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.

3/21/20 9:00 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.

3/11/20 6:00 PM + more

Fishing for United Way [MAN/SRQ]

Greet and assist angling teams signing in at registration, parking their vehicles, or launching vessels for this fun fishing tournament to benefit United Ways of Sarasota, Manatee and Suncoast. This is a fantastic fresh water angling event for 50 boats who compete in a great day of trout and crappie fishing in FPL's pristine waters of Lake Parrish. Smiling faces are needed to welcome our supporting teams and help them get situated for the start of the event.

4/11/20 5:30 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.

3/16/20 5:00 PM

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.

3/19/20 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

3/28/20 9:00 AM + more

Ronald McDonald House [Hil]

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. The Project Leader will contact you with items you can bring for the meal. 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.

3/2/20 5:30 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.

3/12/20 7:00 PM + more

UWS April Day of Service 2020 [PIN]

Volunteers will work side by side with like-minded, community-centered individuals to assemble interactive literacy kits for youth in our education and enrichment programs in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. This is an indoor project that is family-friendly and allows volunteers to both stand or sit.

4/25/20 9:30 AM

 

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