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Volunteering virtually or remotely lets individuals donate their time to a cause that matters, which means they can make a difference even if they can’t volunteer in-person. We are excited to provide the below virtual and remote opportunities for individuals who would like to help others from the comfort of their own homes.

Individuals can fill out this form to report hours for their virtual or remote volunteer time.


DIY Projects

These Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project kits are designed to be completed on your schedule and are great for individuals or groups. 

Messages to Teachers

United Way Suncoast would like to show teachers how valued they are through messages of appreciation and encouragement. Fill out this form and we will share your message with teachers in the Suncoast Region.

Messages to Veterans

Provide support and appreciation to veteran military men and women in our community by sending a message that will bring a smile to their face.

Send a message through this online form or handwrite a letter. For handwritten letters, once complete mail to: UWS Volunteer Team (Veterans), 5201 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 600, Tampa, FL 33609.  

Letters to Seniors

Write a letter or note that will uplift an elderly stranger in our community.  Tell them about yourself, make a joke or a riddle and let them know you are thinking of them. Once complete, mail your notes to: UWS Volunteer Team (Seniors), 5201 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 600, Tampa, FL 33609.

Color a Smile

Color a Smile is a nonprofit organization that distributes cheerful drawings to senior citizens, our troops overseas, and anyone in need of a smile. This is an easy project to show children that they have the ability to help others and they offer 100's of coloring pages that can be printed and colored at home. Once finished, mail the completed drawings to their organization to be distributed. Visit the Color a Smile website for more information.

Handmade Face Masks

Individuals with sewing skills can assist local organizations by making homemade face masks.  View the list of organizations

Additional Virtual Opportunities

Check out this list of opportunities that supports organizations in our Suncoast Region and at the national level. This is a great way to give back to our community from the comfort of your own home. 


Manatee Area | 4215 Concept Ct, Bradenton, 34211 | 941.748.1313

Sarasota Area | 1800 2nd Street, Ste. 102, Sarasota, 34236 | 941.366.2686

Tampa Bay Area | 5201 W. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 600, Tampa, 33609 | 813.274.0900

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