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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.

We inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action.

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Come make some noise and have fun with us drumming! [PIN]

We need volunteers for our drumming program. It's for all involved. Need no musical talent to help out. The program in aid out to follow. The Rhythmic Arts Project empowers people with various disabilities to succeed in the world. We integrate drums and percussion instruments as creative learning tools that address life skills and enhance the mind, body, and spirit.

Through 1/27/20

Administrative Assistant [HIL]

Volunteer needed to assist with special project. Clerical, research, spreadsheets, etc. Anytime M-F 8am-5pm.

1/22/19 8:30 AM +more

Group needed to paint at our Tarpon Springs center [PIN]

At our Tarpon Center the outside fence needs painting to preserve it and a inside room needs a fresh coat of paint to brighten it up for our consumers. We will supply everything for the job. Just need helping hands to get it done. Please confirm that this date might work for your group. If not this could be planned for a weekend.

2/21/19 9:00 AM

2019 VITA AF MacDill FRC Greeter (HIL)

Greeter/Screener – Must complete the Volunteer Standards of Conduct Exam, the Intake/Interview & Quality Review Exam and watch the Greeter/Screener Training Video. Tax law certification is not required for this position. Greet everyone visiting the site to create a pleasant atmosphere. You screen taxpayers to determine the type of assistance they need and confirm they have the necessary documents to complete their tax returns. Educate clients with various tax savings options and encourage clients to complete the United Way Suncoast Survey. If you are bilingual, please consider a VITA site that needs bilingual greeters. Dress Code: Business Casual. VITA T-shirts will be provided and should be worn while volunteering at a VITA site. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your shift. If you must cancel your shift, please contact the site coordinator immediately.

2/5/19 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.

2/10/19 9:00 AM +more

5th Annual Community Fair [HIL]

Join us for the Department of Children's Services annual Community Fair. Learn about Children's Services and what we do to build our community and strengthen families in Hillsborough County. This a free, family event with food, music, games and support services agencies. We are requesting volunteers to be stationed at various activity areas during the event. We will need at least two per area to serve as attendants at the following stations: - Face Painting - Popcorn - Cotton Candy - Snow Cone - Bounce House - 4 Carnival-style Game Stations - Balloon/Clown line manager

3/23/19 10:00 AM

2019 VITA Solid Waste South Tax Preparer (HIL)

Complete and successfully certify in tax law training, including the use of electronic filing software, to provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers. Take direction from the Site Coordinator to serve clients in order of walk-in/appointment. Interview client after intake is complete. Prepare tax returns with accuracy. Inform Site Coordinator/Quality Reviewer when return is complete, or questions arise. Must pass Advanced IRS Tax. Must complete the Volunteer Standards of Conduct Exam and the Intake/Interview & Quality Review Exam. If you are bilingual, please consider a VITA site that needs bilingual tax preparers. Dress Code: Business Casual. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your shift.

3/27/19 11:00 AM

2019 VITA Solid Waste Tampa Tax Preparer (HIL)

Complete and successfully certify in tax law training, including the use of electronic filing software, to provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers. Take direction from the Site Coordinator to serve clients in order of walk-in/appointment. Interview client after intake is complete. Prepare tax returns with accuracy. Inform Site Coordinator/Quality Reviewer when return is complete, or questions arise. Must pass Advanced IRS Tax. Must complete the Volunteer Standards of Conduct Exam and the Intake/Interview & Quality Review Exam. If you are bilingual, please consider a VITA site that needs bilingual tax preparers. Dress Code: Business Casual. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your shift.

3/20/19 11:00 AM

2019 VITA Solid Waste Brandon Tax Preparer (HIL)

Complete and successfully certify in tax law training, including the use of electronic filing software, to provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers. Take direction from the Site Coordinator to serve clients in order of walk-in/appointment. Interview client after intake is complete. Prepare tax returns with accuracy. Inform Site Coordinator/Quality Reviewer when return is complete, or questions arise. Must pass Advanced IRS Tax. Must complete the Volunteer Standards of Conduct Exam and the Intake/Interview & Quality Review Exam. If you are bilingual, please consider a VITA site that needs bilingual tax preparers. Dress Code: Business Casual. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your shift.

2/5/19 11:00 AM

2019 VITA Seminole Hard Rock Tax Preparer (HIL)

Complete and successfully certify in tax law training, including the use of electronic filing software, to provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers. Take direction from the Site Coordinator to serve clients in order of walk-in/appointment. Interview client after intake is complete. Prepare tax returns with accuracy. Inform Site Coordinator/Quality Reviewer when return is complete, or questions arise. Must pass Advanced IRS Tax. Must complete the Volunteer Standards of Conduct Exam and the Intake/Interview & Quality Review Exam. If you are bilingual, please consider a VITA site that needs bilingual tax preparers. Dress Code: Business Casual. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your shift.

3/5/19 11:00 AM +more

2019 VITA Children's Home Network Tax Preparer (HIL)

Complete and successfully certify in tax law training, including the use of electronic filing software, to provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers. Take direction from the Site Coordinator to serve clients in order of walk-in/appointment. Interview client after intake is complete. Prepare tax returns with accuracy. Inform Site Coordinator/Quality Reviewer when return is complete, or questions arise. Must pass Advanced IRS Tax. Must complete the Volunteer Standards of Conduct Exam and the Intake/Interview & Quality Review Exam. If you are bilingual, please consider a VITA site that needs bilingual tax preparers. Dress Code: Business Casual. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your shift.

1/31/19 8:30 AM +more

2019 VITA Baycare Health System Tax Preparer (PIN)

Complete and successfully certify in tax law training, including the use of electronic filing software, to provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers. Take direction from the Site Coordinator to serve clients in order of walk-in/appointment. Interview client after intake is complete. Prepare tax returns with accuracy. Inform Site Coordinator/Quality Reviewer when return is complete, or questions arise. Must pass Advanced IRS Tax. Must complete the Volunteer Standards of Conduct Exam and the Intake/Interview & Quality Review Exam. If you are bilingual, please consider a VITA site that needs bilingual tax preparers. Dress Code: Business Casual. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your shift. Located in BSO-Conference Room 102W.

2/15/19 10:00 AM +more

Latest News

Project Management Day of Service: Finding Innovative Solutions to Nonprofit Challenges

By Madi Donham. Wed, 16 Jan 2019

“We rarely have the luxury of spending time on the business with a group of highly skilled professionals,” said Mariana McNeill, executive director of CareerCatchers. Dedicated to empowering the community’s most vulnerable populations through career counseling, mentorship and training programs, Mariana and CareerCatchers participate in the D.C. Regional Project Management Day of Service each year, taking advantage of the unique opportunity to work with project management professionals to solve tough challenges – at no cost. Hosted by Project Management for Change, the marathon-style event falls annually on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and is designed to help nonprofits find innovative solutions to their most pressing challenges. This year’s event will include 130 project management volunteers who will contribute hours of direct service to more than 30 projects for 25 area nonprofits

Project Management Day of Service: Helping Nonprofits Tackle Their Most Difficult Challenges, One Project at a Time

By Madi Donham. Tue, 15 Jan 2019

Inspired to help local nonprofit organizations reach their full potential, Gary Vaughan volunteers his time and project management skills to create actionable project plans during the annual D.C. Regional Project Management Day of Service. . Hosted by Project Management for Change, the event falls annually on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, and over 130 volunteers will contribute hours of direct service to more than 25 area nonprofits and 30 projects.  A senior IT adviser with the Bureau of Information Resource Management at the State Department, Gary brings years of experience to the PMDoS marathon-style event. Now in his fourth year as a volunteer, he is helping under-resourced nonprofit leaders address their most difficult challenges at no cost, one project at a time

Creating a Caring Community for Volunteers of All Ages

By Madi Donham. Wed, 09 Jan 2019

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” HandsOn Hong Kong, a Points of Light Network affiliate, brings to life these words from Helen Keller – tackling their most pressing social needs by mobilizing and empowering every member of their community to make a difference through volunteer service.Since its founding in 2007, HandsOn Hong Kong has been working to create service opportunities for every cause and volunteer. Whatever your passion may be, HandsOn Hong Kong makes it easy to search its inclusive volunteer calendar to find service projects for people of all ages.

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