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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.

12/14/19 10:15 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.

12/21/19 9:00 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.

12/26/19 6:30 PM + more

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

12/14/19 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.

12/16/19 5:30 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!

12/14/19 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.

12/18/19 7:00 PM + more

Habitat Build [PIN]

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County wants you to come out on a Saturday morning and help build a home for a needy family. No experience necessary -they provide training. Learn new skills, meet and work with new and interesting people. Have fun too! The address of where you will be building will be emailed to you by your Project Leader closer to the date. Build Day: • Wear close toed and closed heeled shoes • Bring a lunch and a bottle for water (water provided on site) • All tools are provided on site • Please be prompt • Carpool if possible, parking can be limited

12/21/19 8:00 AM + more

Heavenly Angels Mobile Food Pantry [HIL]

The Heavenly Angels Mobile Food Pantry comes to the Sulphur Springs Resource Center twice each month to donate boxes of food to the families in the community. Volunteers are needed to unload boxes of food from the van, sort food into the individual boxes and distribute to the individuals/families.

1/6/20 2:00 PM + more

James A. Haley VA Casino Games [Hil]

The residents in the Spinal Cord Injuries Ward are wanting to go to Vegas. Since that is not possible United Way HandsOn volunteers will take Vegas to them and assist with various gaming activities. Please call 813-972-2000 ext 3820 or 727-259-8878 (cell) the day of the project if you have any questions or need help finding the location. Additional information on where to park and where to go can be found in the special details under the location.

12/14/19 1:00 PM + more

Furniture Mover South Tampa Pick Ups [HIL]

Strong individuals are needed to help load and unload furniture into the trucks and into the homes. In Tampa, deliveries are made on Tuesdays and donated furniture is picked up on Saturdays. Volunteers may select one or both opportunities.

12/14/19 8:30 AM + more

Warehouse Volunteer South Tampa Team [HIL]

Warehouse volunteers assist the Family Liaisons and other team members by helping to locate the "tagged" items needed for the families for delivery that day. They also help sort through the donations of linens, dishes, bathroom items, and decorations, shelving them into the appropriate places. These volunteers also help keep the shelves organized and clean.

12/17/19 9:00 AM + more

 

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