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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

Hillsborough County Neighborhood Conference Volunteers [HIL]

Event Details: Don’t miss the multi-generational 15th Annual Neighborhoods Conference. This event, designed for all ages, will feature youth and adults coming together to build community and make our neighborhoods stronger, safer, and more livable. *Volunteer Shifts Available (8am-11am; 11am-2pm; all day) We need several volunteers to assist with: 1. workshop volunteers for adults & youth 2. Registering volunteers and Special Guests 3. Set up & breakdown of conference 4. Lobby greeters and Traffic Control 5. AV set up & monitoring 6. Vendor & sponsor volunteers to load & unload 7. Luncheon volunteers

Tampa, FL

5/12/18 8:00 AM +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 given 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

Weeki Wachee, FL

5/19/18 8:00 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.

Tampa, FL

5/9/18 6:00 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.

Tampa, FL

5/17/18 6:30 PM +more

The Spring - Transitional Housing [Hil]

The Spring wants some great HOT volunteers to come to their Transitional Housing to play with their great children. It may be helping with homework, coloring, playing board games, etc. Whatever it is I am sure it will be fun. Please contact your Leader for directions. The one that the website gives out is not correct. **NO COURT ORDERED VOLUNTEERS ALLOWED** **ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE LEVEL 2 BACKGROUND CHECKED (through The Spring) BEFORE PARTICIPATING**

Weeki Wachee, FL

5/29/18 6:00 PM +more

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**

Weeki Wachee, FL

5/24/18 6:00 PM +more

Teaching Tools for Hillsborough Schools [HIL]

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.

Tampa, FL

5/12/18 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.

Tampa, FL

5/7/18 5:30 PM

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.

Saint Petersburg, FL

5/14/18 5:00 PM

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.

Odessa, FL

5/12/18 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.

Saint Petersburg, FL

5/12/18 8:00 AM +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.

Tampa, FL

5/19/18 9:00 AM +more

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