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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

Agricultural Job Training: volunteers needed [PIN]

Inspire Equine Therapy Program serves teens and adults with disabilities and disabled veterans thru various equine activities. We are in need of volunteers to assist with our Agricultural Job Training Program for Adults with Disabilities on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:45 am to 12:30 pm. Volunteers will be assisting participants in learning different jobs around the barn like mucking stalls, cleaning water buckets, etc. Also they will be assisting in gardening activities.

8/27/19 9:30 AM + more

Equine Therapy Sidewalkers & Horse Leaders [PIN]

Inspire Equine Therapy Program serves teens and adults with disabilities thru adaptive riding and driving lessons. Volunteers will be assisting as sidewalkers during classes and if they have horse experience they could be trained as horse leaders for lessons. Must be able to walk and some jogging in sand for 30 minutes. Lessons occur on Fridays from 11:30 to 2 pm. and on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 3 pm.

8/30/19 11:30 AM + more

Home Energy Assistance for Seniors [MAN]

Volunteers are needed to help our Home Energy Assistance staff during an outreach event. Senior Citizens living at Rosewood Manor have scheduled appointments with our staff to receive a home energy benefit on their FPL bill. As an added bonus, all participants will also recieve a tower fan for their apartment. Volunteers are needed to carry the fan to the residents apartment, plug it in and show them how to use it.

9/5/19 9:00 AM

Home Energy Assistance for Seniors [MAN]

Volunteers are needed to help our Home Energy Assistance staff during an outreach event. Senior Citizens living at The Courtney have scheduled appointments with our staff to receive a home energy benefit on their FPL bill. As an added bonus, all participants will also recieve a tower fan for their apartment. Volunteers are needed to carry the fan to the residents apartment, plug it in and show them how to use it.

9/19/19 8:30 AM

Registration helpers for Angel Tree & Senior Christmas Food Baskets [PIN]

The Salvation Army would like this to be the best year ever to help families with children in need! It’s because of our Volunteer support, the needs of families and children continue to be addressed however there’s still so much more to be done. We are in need of assistance to get residents living in South Pinellas signed up for Angel Tree & Senior Christmas Food Baskets. Angel Tree is a program for low-income families with children ages 12 and younger to receive gifts at Christmas and Senior Christmas Food Baskets is a program for Seniors ages 65+. Volunteers will help us register families for these two programs. Any volunteers that want to help must attend the mandatory orientation on Wednesday, September 4th at 9:30am located at 340 14th Ave South, St. Petersburg 33701. Thank you for your support!

9/16/19 9:00 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.

9/14/19 8:00 AM + more

Pasos al Futuro College Information Night [HIL]

Pasos al Futuro College Information Nights are for Hispanic families. Bilingual LEAP volunteers man a table and answer questions about the wealth of information on the LEAP website LEAP Tampa Bay website about the college application process and about seeking financial aid. Volunteers focus on helping families understand the FAFSA application and the importance of completing it to access financial aid for education beyond high school. When possible, volunteers stop by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay offices to pick up a LEAP tablecloth and banner and LEAP and FAFSA materials. Otherwise, LEAP staff will drop materials off with one of the volunteers or at the event and meet one of the volunteers later for picking up the materials. The event takes place from 6-8 but please arrive a few minutes early to set up. Eveleen Garcia will be your contact at the event. Location Schedule: October 10th: Jefferson High School October 17th: Leto High School October 24th: Alonso High School November 7th: Chamberlain High School November 14th: Lennard High School November 21st: Plant City High School December 5th: Strawberry Crest High School

10/10/19 5:30 PM + more

Hillsborough County College Night, Sickles High School [HIL]

Hillsborough County high schools host 4 county-wide college nights. They are very well attended as they are free and draw more than 100 colleges, universities and technical colleges – and represent out-of-state, in-state, public and private institutions. They provide a perfect opportunity for volunteers to speak with families about the LEAP website which provides a wealth of information about the college application process and FAFSA completion -- its importance and where to seek support to complete it. Volunteers will man a table with LEAP information and handouts and answer questions. Set-up will include using the LEAP tablecloth and setting up the banner. When possible, volunteers pick up the banner and materials from Community Foundation of Tampa Bay (4300 W. Cypress St., Ste 700, Tampa FL 33607) before the event and return the materials there after the event. Otherwise, LEAP staff will arrange to drop off and pick up the materials with one of the volunteers before the event or meet volunteers at the event.

9/24/19 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.

9/19/19 6:30 PM

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.

9/21/19 9:00 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. 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!

8/24/19 9:00 AM + 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

9/28/19 9:00 AM + more

 

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