vOWLnteer Opportunities

***Please provide your name, email, Z number, and phone number when signing-up for a project/event.*

The following websites offer vOWLnteers other opportunities that may not be listed below. Happy vOWLnteering!

  1. http://dosomething.org
  2. http://servenet.org/Home/tabid/316/Default.aspx
  3. http://www.1800volunteer.org/1800Vol/OpenIndexAction.do
  4. http://www.handsonnetwork.org/volunteers
  5. http://www.hollywoodfl.org/volunteer/volunteer.htm
  6. http://www.southflorida.com/specialsection/teenlink/sfe-teenlink-doitnowvolunteer,0,6958928.story
  7. http://www.southflorida.com/specialsection/teenlink/sfe-teenlink-volunteer,0,7394686.story
  8. http://www.unitedwaypbc.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.volunteer&
  9. http://www.volunteerbroward.org/
  10. http://www.volunteermatch.org/
  11. volunteens.com/volunhere.htm
  12. www.eco-VolunteerUSA.org


WCCES/ SAVI Events FAU Opportunities
Community Opportunities On-going FAU Opportunities
On-going Community Opportunities



NEW! Project/Event: SAVI Community Crew Meeting
Date: Thursday, February 3
Time: 5pm-6pm
Location: Sago Palm Room, Student Union, Boca Raton Campus
Description: Meet with past, present, and future volunteers to learn what SAVI is all about and how you can make a difference. Our remaining Spring 2011 Schedule will be discussed so come on out and find out what’s in store for this semester.

Project/Event: Loving Humanity with Locks of Peace
Date: Monday, February 14
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Live Oak Pavilion D
Description: Hair will be cut by professional stylists and sent to Pantene Beautiful Lengths to create wigs for women with cancer. Wigs are distributed for free through select American Cancer Society wig banks.
Contact to Donate/Volunteer: volunteer@fau.edu or 561-297-3607 to donate your hair (must be 8 inches or longer) or volunteer at event.

Project/Event: Feeding South Florida
Date: Saturday, February 26
Time: 11:45am-6pm
Location: Students will meet at the Boca Raton Campus Student Union for Transportation Service location is Feeding South Florida
Description: Volunteers will be working in a warehouse helping sort through donated food (i.e. canned goods, dry goods). Before volunteer work begins there will be a short tour of the facility and orientation in which volunteers will learn about the food bank.
Dress Code: Please wear something comfortable that you don’t mind getting dirty.  Long pants, knee length shorts or jeans, closed toed shoes or sneakers (NO SANDALS!!) are required.
Contact to Volunteer: volunteer@fau.edu, 561-297-3607, SS8 Room 225 (above the Breezeway Food Court)



NEW! Project/ Event: Marketing of the new Tri-Rail EASY card
Date: January 17-February 18, 2011
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm; 1:00 pm-4:00pm; 4:00-7:00pm
Location: At Tri-Rail stations.  Training will occur at Tri-Rail 800 NW 33 rd Street, Pompano Beach, FL
Description: The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA)/Tri-Rail is seeking volunteers interested in marketing and communications to assist with the launch of the agency’s EASY Card beginning on January 17, 2011. The EASY Card is the new, convenient way to pay your transit fare!
Volunteers are needed to assist in distributing flyers, providing customer assistance and helping customers learn how to use the new EASY card machines. Volunteers will receive a free EASY Card good for unlimited rides for up to 6 months on Tri-Rail.
Dress Code: Casual attire, but Tri-Rail will be providing t-shirts and hats that volunteers can keep
Contact to Volunteer: Dr Jim Gray, 561-297-3036, grayj@fau.edu

NEW! Project/Event: Career Day Volunteer Committee Meeting
Date: Wednesday, February 2
Time: 4pm
Location: Career Development Center, SU80, Room 220
Description: Interested volunteers will have the opportunity to network with employers before the event begins with an ability to receive recognition in the Career Day program.
Contact to Volunteer: Sarah Ward, 561-297-3536, sward20@fau.edu

NEW! Project/Event: Resume Mania
Date: Monday, February 7 and Tuesday, February 8
Time: 10am-12pm (noon) and 1pm-3pm
Location: Career Development Center, SU 220
Description: Learn how you can make your resume more effective in today’s job market. Have your resume reviewed by an industry expert or career advisor. By appointment only.
Contact to make appointment: 561-297-3533, SU 220

NEW! Project/Event: FAU Career Day and Technical Fair
Thursday, February 10
8am-5pm (Available in one hour shifts)
           Event is 10am-3pm
FAU Arena, Boca Raton Campus
The Career Day & Technical Fair is a job fair for full-time, part-time, co-op and internship job opportunities.  Employers are recruiting from all disciplines.  Students are required to dress professionally and bring multiple copies of their resume.  This event is only for FAU students and alumni.
Volunteers are needed to assist with set-up, check in of employers and students, and tear-down.
Dress Code: Business Casual is preferred
Contact to Volunteer:
Sarah Ward, 561-297-3536, sward20@fau.edu
***Please return the attached Volunteer Form to the contact provided via e-mail, fax, or in person

Science Olympiad Volunteers - Science Olympiad is a science competition for middle- and high-school students.  FAU hosts the South Florida Regional for this competition.
Date: Saturday, February 19
7am-5pm (later if volunteer wants to stay for the closing ceremony and awards)
Location: All Volunteers should report to the Volunteer Registration table in the Sanson Science East Patio to sign in.
Description: Duties will be assigned upon registration and volunteers will receive 10 volunteer hours.
Contact to Volunteer: To sign up as a volunteer, go to www.science.fau.edu/scienceolympiad and click on Volunteer to help with Science Olympiad!
< http://www.science.fau.edu/student_services/olympiadvolunteer.html>

NEW! Project/ Event: Up til Dawn Spirit Captain -Up til Dawn is a new student organization on campus that helps raise funds through a letter sending campaign (no money is collected at our event) and raise awareness to our cause (St. Jude Hospital).
Date: Friday, February 25th
Time: 6pm-9pm, 9pm- 12pm, 12pm- 3am
Location: Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Union Boca Raton Campus Room 218
Description: Help with the set up and break down of the Finale event. We will also need spirit captains to help facilitate the games and activities that we will be occurring during the finale event.
Dress Code: Casual
Contact to Volunteer: Kristina Hall-Michel, khallmi@fau.edu
****Please fill out and return the completed Spirit Captain Application and return it to the Greek Life Office by Friday, February 11 by 4pm!

*If any Fraternity or Sorority is interested in creating a group project to assist the elementary, middle, or high school students of the Refugee Youth Family Program of Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Inc. please contact Fabienne Dorinvil, Volunteer Coordinator, at 561-266-6655 ext 304 or Fdorinvil@gcjfs.org



Project/ Event:  Audio Production (reading/recording textbooks)
Date:  On-Going
Time:  The studio is open Tuesday- Thursday from 9 AM- 8 PM and Friday/Saturday, 9 AM – 3:30 PM . The studio offers 3 volunteer recording shifts a day, Tuesday– Saturday (during the summer months we are closed on Mondays.)  They are 9 AM -11 AM; 11:30- 1 PM; 1:30-3:30 PM.  We also offer evening shifts from 6-8 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings. 
Location: Located on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, Gladys Davis Pavilion, Building 49
Description: The recording processes is digitally (computer) based. After completing orientation, the new volunteer trains with an experienced volunteer and first learns how to direct.  In short, directing involves starting and stopping the recording equipment, marking pages (a technique best seen to understand) and catching the reader’s mistakes. After directing for about 15 hours, volunteers are eligible to become readers. Because we read textbooks, there are a number of conventions (rules) that we follow to assure continuity of presentation.  We provide reader coaching sessions to make sure new readers are well-acquainted with the prescribed delivery techniques.  Our volunteers schedule themselves fitting us into their scheduling needs as much as possible. Once trained, volunteers schedule themselves to record at their convenience. 
Volunteer Commitment: All volunteers must first make an appointment to attend a volunteer orientation.  Although we are delighted to see our volunteers more often, we ask a minimum of 2 (2 hour) visits per month for six months OR 2 hours once a week for a semester.
Dress Code: Causal
Contact to Volunteer: RFB&D Volunteer Information Desk: 561-297-4444, www.rfbd.org

Project/ Event: Friends of Harbor Branch program
Date: On-going
Time: The Friends program is open the same hours as the Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Center (ODC).  Open M-F, 10am-5pm and Saturday, 10am-2pm.  Volunteers for the Friends program are currently needed: Monday, 1-5pm; Wednesday, 2-5pm; Friday, 1-5pm; Saturday 10am-2pm.  Other hours may become available as needs change.
Location (including where volunteers check-in): Harbor Branch campus.  5600 US Hwy 1.  Fort Pierce, FL.  ODC is located between US-1 and Old Dixie Highway.
Description of Volunteer Assignment(s): Office/clerical duties including answering phones, taking trip reservations; creating trip flyers and confirmation letters; filing; organizing stock room.  Cross train to greet ODC visitors and assist by answering questions.  Cross train as cashier for ODC Gift Shop.  Volunteers should be people oriented, enjoy interacting with the public, and comfortable operating computers, office machines (e.g.: copier, calculator).
Dress Code:  Casual.  Jeans, khakis, polo shirts or nice t-shirts are okay.
Contact to Volunteer: Cathy Rossmell, crossmel@hboi.fau.edu, 772-242-2460

Project/ Event: Community Outreach/Marketing Specialty License Plates for Harbor Branch at FAU
Date: TBD – usually weekends, approximately one event per month, year-round
Time: TBD – depending on the event
Location: Depends on the event (various locations statewide).
Description: Disseminate information and distribute promotional material; promote Harbor Branch and the Florida specialty license plates that help support marine research, conservation and education; act as one of three mascots (dolphin, clownfish, shark). Volunteers should be people oriented and enjoy interacting with the public.
Dress Code: Suitable for the venue and weather.  Usually casual (jeans or shorts), a Harbor Branch t-shirt may be provided.
Contact to Volunteer: Cathy Rossmell, crossmel@hboi.fau.edu; 772-242-2460

Project/ Event: Data Entry of Submersible Data
Date: On-going
Time: Based on volunteer’s schedule
Location: Harbor Branch at FAU
                 5600 US Hwy 1, Fort Pierce
Description: Data entry of dive record data for Johnson Sea Link Link submersibles. Volunteer should have computer skills and experience with “Microsoft Access”.
Contact to Volunteer: Cathy Rossmell, crossmel@hboi.fau.edu, 772-242-2460


Project/Event: Mobile Pantry Assistants for LifeNet 4Families (Cooperative Feeding Program of Broward)
Date: Tuesday, January 18(Inaugural Day) and every Tuesday thereafter
Time: 830am-1130am
Location: LifeNet 4Families (1 NW 33rd Terrace, Ft. Lauderdale FL 33311 (The Cooperative Feeding Program is 1/4 mile east of N. State Rd. 7 (441), on the north side of the street. If you are coming from I-95 take the Broward Blvd. exit and head west to N. W. 33 Terrace. Turn right at 33 Terrace and we are on the N. W. corner of Broward Blvd. and N. W. 33 Terrace)
Description: Volunteers are needed to help set up tables, bag up the produce, distribute it to families, and break down & clean up as Feeding South Florida is bringing a "mobile pantry" to the facility to distribute produce to their food box recipients. 
Contact to Volunteer: Chris Polzer, Volunteer Manager,   chris@feedingbroward.org, 954-792-2328

NEW! Project/Event: Breast Cancer Awareness Outreach
Date(s): 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23
Time: 830am-12pm (noon)
Location: Miami-Dade and Broward County. Exact location varies depending on date. Contact Aime for location (contact provided below)
Description: The Women’s Breast Health Initiative (WBHI) is a nationally recognized outreach organization dedicated to educating women about the importance of breast health. This nationally acclaimed organization knocks on doors to save lives.

During each neighborhood outreach dedicated volunteer teams stress the importance of breast health and provide every home where a woman resides with an informational package containing valuable breast health information including but not limited to the guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer. When a volunteer identifies a woman who is over 40 and uninsured, they make appointments on the spot for a free mammogram through the mobile mammography van or at an onsite screening day at the end of each neighborhood outreach. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Dress Code: Comfortable jeans and sneakers. T-shirts will be provided.
Contact to Volunteer: Aime Echevarria, aime@flbreasthealth.com, 786-378-2650

NEW! Project/Event: The Allianz Championship, an official PGA Champions Tour Event
Date: February 7-13(Monday-Sunday)
Time: Volunteers are required to work a minimum of at least three (3) shifts*. Shifts, depending on committee, are approximately 4-6 hours long. If you would like to work additional days or hours, it would be greatly appreciated. They will attempt to assign you to your first choice. Some assignments require more time and/or pre or post tournament week availability. Each committee will be operative Monday through Sunday with AM/PM shifts. *Exceptions to these times are noted.
The Old Course at Broken Sound
1401 NW 51 st Street
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Admissions & Will Call:
Assist with checking and selling credentials. Provide information and assistance to all patrons of the tournament. Manage and operate Will Call procedures. Needed Monday-Sunday.
Caddies: Assist with caddie registration. Distribute and collect towels, caddie bibs, etc. Maintain caddie lounge area and answer questions. Needed Monday-Sunday.
Carts: Inventory, maintenance and distribution of carts for tournament staff and officials. Early morning shifts are required. Needed Monday-Sunday.
Corporate Hospitality: Serve as concierge for all corporate hospitality areas. Assist security to ensure only properly credentialed guest are allowed access in designated areas. Distribute daily pairings guides and programs. Needed Monday-Sunday.
Course Distribution: Responsible for the distribution of water, beverages, fruit and snacks to specified areas on course. Should be willing and able to do minor lifting. Needed Monday-Sunday.
Leaderboards: Manage on-course leaderboards by receiving scores via radio then posting scores on leaderboards located throughout the golf course. Needed Friday-Sunday.
Long Drive: Be a part of the Shot Link Scoring System. Measure players’ shots from tee box to fairway. Mandatory training provided weekend before tournament. Must be available to work all three days. Needed Friday-Sunday.
Marshals: Maintain ease of movement for players, caddies and officials by controlling noise and gallery activities. Starting times may vary according to hole assigned. Needed Monday & Wednesday-Sunday.
Miscellaneous: If you do not fill in a committee request, we will place you on a committee with the most need. Needed Monday-Sunday.
Player Hospitality: Register Champions Tour players and assist with their needs and questions during tournament week. Serve as concierge for player dining area. Needed Monday-Sunday.
Player Transportation: Provide transportation for players, their families and VIP guests before, during and after week of event, to and from hotel, golf course and airport. Needed before, during and after tournament.
Pro-Am: Gift distribution and registration for amateurs competing in pro-ams on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Needed Monday-Thursday.
Practice Facilities: Staff and maintain practice facilities for tournament players. Inventory range balls, towels etc. Work range & putting green in conjunction with pro shop. Arrange facilities for amateurs and operate amateur range on Pro-Am days. Assist with operations of any clinics on practice facilities. Needed Monday-Sunday.
Roving Marshals: Spectator control of high traffic areas, escort high profile groups. Needed Wednesday-Sunday.
Scoring Control: Work with PGA TOUR Scoring to radio scores to manual leaderboards and calligraphy boards. Update Media center leaderboard. Needed Friday-Sunday.
Scoring Tent Runners: Walk completed scorecard and copies to scoring central, main scoreboard and Media Center. Junior volunteers encouraged to apply. Needed Friday-Sunday.
Shuttle Services: Shuttle players and volunteers on-course. Must know golf cart etiquette and how to drive a golf cart. Needed Friday-Sunday.
Standard Bearer: Walk inside the ropes with a group of pros. Carry group identification signs for 18 holes. Junior volunteers encouraged to apply. Needed Friday-Sunday.
Television: Assist The Golf Channel with tournament production, including spotter scorers, microphone operators and walking repeaters. Needed Friday-Sunday. The Golf Channel requests volunteers to work all three days.
Tournament Office: Assist the tournament office with various administrative needs. Duties may include, but not limited to: answering phones, greeting guests, data entry, and filing. Needed prior to tournament and week of tournament.
Volunteer Tent: Inventory, maintain and distribute volunteer uniforms on specified days. Assist with fulfillment of volunteer orders and sales during tournament week. Assist with volunteer tent and distribution of volunteer meal vouchers. Check in volunteers and answer questions. Supervise preparation of volunteer meal distribution during tournament week. Needed Monday-Sunday.
Walking Scorers: MUST BE available to work Wednesday, February 9 and/or Thursday, February 10. Be a part of the Shot Link Scoring System. Walk inside the ropes with a group of pros. Score the pros throughout their 18-hole round with a hand-held Palm device. Mandatory training provided on Saturday prior to tournament. Needed AM & PM Shifts on Wednesday & Thursday (must work one Pro-Am day in order to walk during a Championship Round); Needed Friday-Sunday
Dress Code: Golf Casual; each volunteer will be given a uniform
Contact to Volunteer: Ariana Dominguez, adominguez@allianzchampionship.com, 561-241-4653

NEW! Project/Event:
KABOOM Playground Build for the City of WPB, Police Athletic League
Date: Saturday, February 12
Time: 8am-3pm; Can also do an 8-11:30am shift or an 11:30am-3pm shift
Location: West Palm Beach- Tamarind and 7th
Description: Volunteers will be assisting in a building a playground and perform duties such as putting the playground equipment together, putting benches together, and laying mulch. Breakfast and lunch will be served and all materials/supplies will be provided. Port-a-johns are available.
Dress Code: Volunteers should wear clothes that they do not mind getting dirty. It is recommended that volunteers should wear long pants and closed toed shoes or sneakers are a must.
Contact to Volunteer: Donna Pulda, Manager of Volunteer Services, 561-375-6621, donnapulda@unitedwaypbc.org

Project/Event: Trash and Invasive Plant Removal with the PBC Department of Environmental Resources Management
Date: Saturday, February 12
Time: 9am-12pm (noon)
Location: Hypoluxo Scrub Natural Area – 150 Hypoluxo Road – Hypoluxo   
Directions: From I-95 exit at Hypoluxo Road – head east on Hypoluxo Road for roughly 1 mile – the natural area is located on the south side of Hypoluxo Road between Overlook Road and U.S. Highway 1 – look for the two large wooden observation towers to locate the parking lot.
Description: Volunteers will be removing trash and invasive plants from the area. Restroom facilities are available at various stores located across the street from the natural area. The Department will supply all tools, gloves, and refreshments.
Dress Code: Volunteers should wear long pants, t-shirts, boots or sneakers and be prepared to work in brush-filled areas.
Contact to Volunteer: Ann Mathews, 561-233-2426, amathews@co.palm-beach.fl.us

Project/Event: Trash and Exotic Plant Removal with the PBC Department of Environmental Resources Management
Date: Wednesday, February 16
Time: 9am-12pm (noon)
Location: Rosemary Scrub Natural Area – 2901 N. Seacrest Blvd. - Boynton Beach   
Directions: From I-95 exit at Hypoluxo Road - head east on Hypoluxo Road to Seacrest Blvd. - turn right and head south on Seacrest Blvd. for roughly 1 mile - the natural area is located on the right (west side of Seacrest Blvd. – just south of a small convenience store)
Description: Volunteers will be removing trash and exotic plants from the area. Restroom facilities are available at the natural area. The Department will supply all tools, gloves, and refreshments.
Dress Code: Volunteers should wear long pants, t-shirts, hiking boots or sneakers and be prepared to work in brush-filled areas.
Contact to Volunteer: Ann Mathews, 561-233-2426, amathews@co.palm-beach.fl.us

Project/Event: Trash Removal with the PBC Department of Environmental Resources Management
Date: Thursday, February 17
Time: 9am-12pm (noon)
Location: Limestone Creek Natural Area – 6570 Church St. - Jupiter
Directions: From I-95 exit at Indiantown Road (SR 706) – head east on Indiantown Road to Central Blvd. – turn left and head north on Central Blvd. to Church Street – turn left and head west on Church Street – the natural area is located on the south side of Church Street (you don’t have to drive far to reach the entrance – the natural area borders Central Blvd. and Church Street)
Description: Volunteers will be removing trash from the area. Restroom facilities are available in various convenience stores and fast food restaurants along Indiantown Road. The Department will supply all tools, gloves, and refreshments.
Dress Code: Volunteers should wear old shoes and clothing and be prepared to work in brush-filled and possibly muddy areas
Contact to Volunteer: Ann Mathews, 561-233-2426, amathews@co.palm-beach.fl.us

Project/Event: Trash Removal with the PBC Department of Environmental Resources Management
Date: Saturday, February 19
Time: 9am-12pm (noon)
Location: North Jupiter Flatwoods Natural Area - Jupiter
Directions: From I-95 exit at Indiantown Rd. (State Rd. 706) – head east on Indiantown Rd. to Island Way (first traffic light east of Interstate) – turn left and head north on Island Way to Limestone Creek Rd. – turn right on Limestone Creek Rd. and drive north to the end of the road - North Jupiter Flatwoods gate entrance is at the end of Limestone Creek Rd - look for a white County truck to locate parking area
Description: Volunteers will be removing trash from the area. Restroom facilities are not available at the site. The closest restrooms would be found along Indiantown Road (gas station/fast food place). The Department will supply all tools, bug spray, gloves, and refreshments.
Dress Code: Volunteers should wear long pants, t-shirts, hiking boots or sneakers and be prepared to work in brush-filled areas containing saw palmettos, sandspur, and hogplum.
Contact to Volunteer: Ann Mathews, 561-233-2426, amathews@co.palm-beach.fl.us

Project/Event: Northwood Village Art & Wine Promenade Ambassador
Date(s): Fridays, February 25 and March 25
Time: 6pm-10pm
Location: Northwood Village: 1 mile north of Palm Beach Lakes Blvd on Dixie Hwy
Description: At the Northwood Village Art & Wine Promenade volunteers get a two-for-one deal!  Attend an awesome, fun filled event, while simultaneously lending a helping hand to the community. Stroll down Northwood Road while handing out information pieces about Northwood Village and upcoming events.   The Art & Wine Promenade is a great way to enjoy your Friday night, gain volunteer hours and meet the faces of your local community.  
Dress Code: Casual
Contact to Volunteer: Gina Caruso, 561-822-1554, gcaruso@wpb.org

NEW! Project/Event: Feeding South Florida March 4 Hunger
Date: Saturday, March 12
Time: 7:30am-noon
Location: Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, located off Johnson Street
Description: Volunteers are needed to assist in event set-up, tear-down, water stations, encouragement, and general assistance with directing the community to assigned areas
Contact to Volunteer: Anthea Pennant, 954-518-1832 or 786-229-7581

NEW! Project/Event: Hatsume Festival (2 Day Event)
Date(s): Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20
Time: 1030am-230pm, 2pm-6pm, or entire day
Location: The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, Fl 33446
Description: Celebrating the first bud of spring, Hatsume, the Morikami’s largest annual event, transforms the normally tranquil Morikami Park into a unique Japanese spring festival. Volunteers are needed to assist the museum with coordinating and efficiently running activities, food and beverage ticket sales, admissions, etc.
Dress Code: Casual
Contact to Volunteer: Sharyn Samuels, Volunteer Coordinator, 495-0233 x 221, ssamuels@pbcgov.org

NEW! Project/ Event: Ft. Lauderdale Take Steps and Be Heard Annual Walk at Huizenga Park benefitting the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011
Time: 9am-9pm
Location: Huizenga Park, Downtown Ft.Lauderdale, 32 East Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
1. Form a TEAM of student volunteers to participate in “The Walk”
2. Assist in handing out walk t-shirts, assist in food and water distribution
3. Assist in the silent auction booth
4. Assist in distribution of prizes
5. Set up sound system and lighting on stage
Dress Code: WALK t shirts, shorts, sneakers
Contact to Volunteer: Janie Appelbaum, applebaj@bellsouth.net, 954-801-9632

NEW! Project/Event: 25 th Anniversary Zimmerman Multiple Sclerosis Bike Ride Presented by Mack Cycle and Fitness
Date: Saturday, May 14-Sunday, May 15 (overnight opportunity)
Time: 7am on Saturday
Location: Begins at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a stop overnight at the 42Below Village at John Pennekamp Park in Key Largo then back to the Speedway
Volunteers Needed for the Following:

  • Setup & Breakdown (Homestead-Miami Speedway and John Pennekamp Park)
  • Support & Gear Vehicle Driver (must be over 25 years of age)
  • Motorcycle Escort (must be over 25 years of age)
  • Food Service
  • Medical Teammust be licensed with the State of Florida)
  • Massage Therapists (student are welcome)
  • HAM Radio Operators
  • Luggage

Volunteer Benefits:
Contact to Volunteer:
the National MS Society, 954-731-4224 or 1-800-FIGHT MS, ms150bike@fls.nmss.org, or refer to the website at www.msbikeflorida.org


NEW! Project/ Event: Volunteer Tour Guides Needed at a Local Black History Museum
Date:  Beginning Wednesday, February 16 (On-Going)
Time: 11am – 2:30pm and 2:30pm – 5pm, Monday-Friday (Training Workshops are TBA)
*Must attend one training workshop per month!
Location: Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach, FL.
Description: The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum and Shades of Queens at FAU are seeking volunteer tour guides during the week, to lead tours of Delray Beach’s only Black History museum. Tour guides will undergo training workshops, lead small and large group tours, assist with setting up exhibits, and earn community service hours while learning about the multicultural history of South Florida!
Dress Code: Business Casual
Contact to Volunteer: Clarice Redding, Volunteer Coordinator for the Spady Museum,   creddin3@fau.edu

NEW! Project/ Event: Mentors Needed for Kid’s Cultural Club (KCC) at the Spady Museum
Date: Beginning Friday, March 11 (On-Going)
Time: Three hours per week (flexible yet mandatory)
Location: Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach, FL.
Description: Students will be mentoring at-risk, urban youth who are between ages 13-18 residing in Delray Beach, FL. The mentoring program is being sponsored by Shades of Queens, and their brother organization – Kolours of Kings, in conjunction with the Spady Museum’s Kid’s Cultural Club (KCC) which opens March 11, 2011. Mentors will undergo a background check, on-site training, earn community service hours, and make a difference in the life of an at-risk youth. Mentors will participate in a host of activities, as well as planning the first ever Kid’s Culture Fest with their mentees.
Dress Code: T-shirts will be provided, and MUST be worn when participating in any mentor activity. Jeans and sneakers/sandals are acceptable. No short-shorts, spandex, or tank-tops.
Contact to Volunteer: Clarice Redding, creddin3@fau.edu

NEW! Project/Event: Habitat for Humanity Office Volunteers
Date: On-Going
Time: Minimum commitment of 4 hours per week
Location: Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County, 181 SE 5 th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483
Description: They are seeking volunteers to do general office work (filing, photocopying, and answering phones), to enter data in our databases, and to assist on special projects.
Contact to Volunteer: Aileen Laughlin, Office Administrator, 561-819-6070, alaughlin@hfhboca.org

NEW! Project/Event: Habitat for Humanity Restore Volunteers
Date: On-Going
Time: Minimum commitment of 4 hours per week
Location: Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County, 181 SE 5 th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483
Description: They are seeking volunteers to assist with sales, inventory, cleaning, and research.
Contact to Volunteer: Robert, 561-362-7284

Project/ Event:
Cheerleading Coaches
Date: 01/01/2011—12/01/2011
Time: Flexible, but most coaches will be needed to volunteer in the evenings after 6pm and on the weekends
Location: Royal Palm Beach Florida, and neighboring areas
Organization Mission:
We are a youth football and cheerleading association sanctioned by Pop Warner Little Scholars, the oldest youth football organization in the United States.  Our teams compete in the Treasure Coast Football Conference.  We will be fielding up to 12 football and 4 cheer teams, in six age divisions, from ages 5 to 15.
PWAA, Palms West Athletic Association, Inc.,  is currently looking for Assistant Coaches to help with our Cheerleading Squads, in the Tiny Mite through Midget Divisions. The children/girls range in ages from 5-15 years old. All divisions are available for involvement.
Dress Code: Coaches Uniform will be provided as well as practice uniforms
Contact to Volunteer: Raquel Lumia, Cheer Coordinator, loomis7771@aol.com, www.rpbwildcats.com  

NEW! Project/ Event:
Leadercheer Cheerleading Classes
Date: February – End of May
Time: Monday/Wednesday: 5:30pm-8:30pm 
           Tuesday/Thursday: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location:7233 Southern Blvd – Gulfstream Gym
Description: Volunteers are needed to assist teachers in helping children with their Tumbling/Stunting/ Cheerleading
Dress Code: T-Shirt/Shorts Or Workout Pants
Contact to Volunteer: Jessi Sleek, jsleek@hotmail.com 

Project/Event: Bagel Pickup Driver for LifeNet 4Families (Cooperative Feeding Program of Broward)
Date: Every Friday
Time: Pick up between 4-415pm
Pickup: Einstein Bros. Bagels (8500 W. Broward Blvd. (just east of Nob Hill Road on the south side of the street)
Drop-off: LifeNet 4Families (1 NW 33rd Terrace, Ft. Lauderdale FL 33311 (The Cooperative Feeding Program is 1/4 mile east of N. State Rd. 7 (441), on the north side of the street. If you are coming from I-95 take the Broward Blvd. exit and head west to N. W. 33 Terrace. Turn right at 33 Terrace and we are on the N. W. corner of Broward Blvd. and N. W. 33 Terrace)
Description: Volunteer is needed to pickup donated bagels every Friday afternoon at time stated and deliver them to Lifenet4Families by 5pm.
Contact to Volunteer: Chris Polzer, Volunteer Manager,   chris@feedingbroward.org, 954-792-2328


Project/ Event:  KidSafe Foundation
Date: Flexible schedule
Time: Approx. 4 hours a week
Location: Coral Springs (call for details)
Description: Organizing mailing lists: needs to know excel, constant contact, have organizational skills, create flyers for events, grant research
Dress Code: Casual
Contact to Volunteer: Cherie Benjoseph, 561-756-2171

NEW! Project/Event: Spirit of Giving Network Community Volunteer Training
Date: 1 st Wednesday of every month
Time: 9am-10am
Location: Junior League of Boca Raton/Vesgo Community Resource Center
                 261 NW 13 th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Description: The Spirit of Giving Network is holding volunteer training sessions to reduce the duplication of efforts that occurs when every nonprofit organization trains volunteers individually. The sessions will educate volunteers on general conduct, the significance of their volunteerism, and how to be a better volunteer, as well as conduct background checks, so nonprofits can focus on their missions.
Contact to Volunteer: Karen Krumholtz, Karen@spiritofgivingnetwork.com, 561-385-0144

NEW! Project/Event: Britt Accessories, Combining Fashion and Fundraising
Date:  On-going
Time: One-two hours per week at volunteer’s leisure. However, volunteers will need to check in with Brittni once a week at a meeting to provide an update on their progression.
Britt Accessories a very unique company in which most of their work is done at charities. They combine fashion & fundraising. Britt Accessories needs volunteers to facilitate contacts with charities by calling them to offer them services so that they can set up different fundraisers and sell their products, and in turn, Britt Accessories donates proceeds to the charity.
Dress Code: None
Contact to Volunteer:  Brittni Feldenkreis, 610-246-2080, brittaccessories@hotmail.com

Project/Event: Boca Helping Hands
Date: On-Going
Time: TBD based on your area of interest
Location:Boca Helping Hands Remillard Family Resource Center (RFRC)
1500 NW 1st Court, Boca Raton, FL 33432
1. Kitchen – help prepare, cook, serve meals
2. Drive – deliver meals to homebound shut-ins
3. Pick-ups – pick up scheduled donated food from restaurants and food stores
4. Bagging – make up large bags of groceries in the warehouse for our clients
5. Warehouse – mark and sort donated cans of food; stock warehouse shelves
6. Sandwiches – make here and deliver sandwiches to designated after-school care centers
7. Assistance Office – handle phone, clerical tasks, and process clients seeking aid
8. Job Mentoring – compose resume, counsel and guide job search for clients
9. PR, Development & Fundraising – participate actively in a variety of events
10. Pantry Program – register and interview clients
Contact to Volunteer: Email if you wish someone to contact you with more information at:  volunteer@bocahelpinghands.orgor call us at: 561-417-0913

Project/Event: Broward County Aviation Department: Airport Volunteer Ambassadors
Time Commitment:
4 hours per week (between 8am and 8pm) for a minimum of 6 months
Location: Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood International Airport
Welcome visitors to the Greater Fort Lauderdale area and provide airport users with vital information about airport facilities and services. Duties include:
  Responding to inquiries for flight information and assistance
  Providing directions to and from the airport to local tourist attractions and landmarks
  Providing information on accessing airport services and navigating the terminals
  Assisting FLL staff with special events
  Answering questions on transportation, hotel, dining and shopping options
  Passing along customer comments
Volunteer Skills: Volunteer Ambassadors should be able to work well with people, assist others, and possess good communication skills. They are looking for reliable and committed individuals who are physically able to meet the demands of working in a dynamic and spacious airport environment.
All volunteers will be trained in customer service; and will receive free parking in the employee parking lot or airport garage, free coffee, tea, hot cocoa and snacks, discounts on airport gift or food items, and invitations to special recognition functions.
Age requirement: At least 16 years old or older
Contact to Volunteer: Airport Volunteer Coordinator
              954-359-2589, VolunteerFLL@broward.org
Website: http://www.broward.org/airport/community/Pages/VolunteerAmbassadors.aspx
Application: Please download the volunteer application, criminal background information, standards of conduct, and waiver of liability forms from the website listed above

Project/ Event: Listen to Children Program of the Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, Inc.
Date: On-Going
Time: 30 minutes a week with a child during the school year at an elementary or middle school
Location: TBD based on your location and children identified at various schools as needing extra help due to behavioral clues
Description: The program provides confidential listening sessions during school hours between the child and the volunteer. The child and the listener talk and problem solve together. The listener will enhance a child’s self-esteem by giving him or her one-on-one guidance and attention.
Contact to Volunteer: Liz White, 561-832-3755 (x. 115), lwhite@mhapbc.org

Project/ Event: Adult Tutoring/ Boca Raton Housing Authority
Date: On-Going; Mon- Fri (when available)
Time: 6-8pm
Location: 1350 North Dixie Highway, Boca Raton, Fl 33432 (Dixie Manor)
Description: Assist residences withcollege level math courses
Dress Code: Casual
Contact to Volunteer:  Kim Daley, kdaley@bocahousing.org, 561-394-2496 or 561-750-5259

Project/ Event: Compassionate Hearts-Serving Hands, Inc. Volunteer
Date: On-Going
Time: 9am-5pm with flexible schedling
Location: 2300 NW 22 nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Description: Compassionate Hearts- Serving Hands, Inc., a not for profit - faith based organization, which is located in the hub of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Their mission is to empower and serve the underserved and hurt though the spirit of compassion, hope and strength! Having served the communities for a numbers of years; our programs and services embrace the needs of women in distress, children, families, imprisonment and the homeless populace.
Services They Provide
•         Parenting Resource Center & Computers Usage
•         Project J.A.G. “Juveniles Achieving Goals Academic Empowerment
•         Women Support “WOP”
•         HIV Pre-Post Testing and Counseling
•         Food & Clothing
•         Volunteering Community Service
•         Bereavement Counseling
•         Linkage: Domestic Violence, Substance
Abuse and Housing
Dress Code: Casual
Contact to Volunteer: April Rymer, 954-208-7416, arymer@vital4life.org 

Project/Event: Vital for Life, Inc. Volunteer
Date: On-Going
Time: 9am-5pm with flexible scheduling
Location: 7216 West Oakland Park Blvd, Lauderhill, FL 33351
Description:  Vital for Life, Inc. is a not for profit faith based agency serving the community for a number of years in the area of secular and spiritual needs. Vital for Life is a parish nursing agency under the umbrella of New Birth House Of Prayer For All People, Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, FL .
Our Mission is to combat multiple health disparities among the community of colors, which are hardest hit: Heart Disease, Asthma, HIV*AIDS, Diabetes, Cancers, Health illiteracy, and
Obesity through empowerment programme intervention and prevention services.
Our primary goal is to impact one positive behavior change at a time which helps to make positive health changes.
Dress Code: Casual
Contact to Volunteer: April Rymer, 954-742-0218, arymer@vital4life.org

Project/ Event: Administrative Court House Assistance, Clerk and Comptroller’s Office
The Clerk & Comptroller’s office offers a volunteer program that benefits our citizens and our government. The program is an important opportunity for citizens to provide public service and participate in the democratic process. 
Date: On-Going
Time: On-Going; Flexible Scheduling with volunteers having the ability to commit to as many hours per day and per week as they wish. Volunteer Opportunities are available between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Volunteers can work in any of the following locations and branches:

  • Main Courthouse, 205 N. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    *All orientations are at the main courthouse location*
  • Governmental Center, 301 North Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  • North County Courthouse in Palm Beach Gardens, 3188 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
  • South County Courthouse in Delray Beach, 200 West Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
  • West County Courthouse in Belle Glade, 38844 State Road 80, Belle Glade, FL 33430
  • Gun Club Branch, Criminal Justice Complex, 3228 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Description: Volunteers add much-needed support to the departments and enhance the quality of services provided to the public. Volunteers gain knowledge of the Palm Beach County Judicial System while serving the public and assisting employees. Hours worked by volunteers save the taxpayers of Palm Beach County significant amounts of money.

Clerk & Controller volunteers work alongside employees, providing information and assistance to the public and perform duties such as filing, research and data entry. Qualified volunteers may also provide specialized assistance in the areas of finance, human resources, communications, and technology.

Clerk volunteers are tasked with achieving a variety of important duties for the office, including helping process more than 500,000 court cases for Palm Beach County’s judicial system every year. The office has a constitutional duty to ensure the integrity of all public records and public funds for Palm Beach County’s 1.2 million citizens.

Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 15 years old and must have satisfactory reference and criminal background checks as well as completion of a drug screen for safety-sensitive positions.
Dress Code: Business Casual
Contact to Volunteer: For more information, contact the Clerk’s Human Resources Division by e-mail: clerkweb@mypalmbeachclerk.com, subject Volunteer Program, call 561-355-4172, or you may apply online for a volunteer position.
You may also visit their website at http://www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/volunteer.aspx or www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/Careers

Project/ Event: Weekday Sorting & Project Saturday
Date: Weekday Sorting: Monday-Friday
            Project Saturday: Every 2 nd Saturday
Time: Weekday- 8:30am-12pm or 1pm-4pm & 2 nd Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: 2501 SW 32 Terrace, Pembroke Park, Fl 33023
Description: Much of what we do at Feeding South Florida depends on volunteer help in the warehouse. Food donated from food drives, supermarkets and other food industry companies needs to be sorted, checked and repackaged. Volunteers process the bulk of the food in salvage creating a constant need for individuals in this department.
Dress Code: No sandals or open toe shoes and no spaghetti strap shirts
Contact to Volunteer: Leroy B. Green, Volunteer Coordinator, 954-518-1863

Project/ Event: Office Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity
Date: On-Going,Tuesdays through Fridays
Time: Office hours are 7:30 am-5:30 pm. One 4-hour commitment per week is requested.
Location: 1225 South Military Trail, West Palm Beach
Description: Volunteers are needed toassist with answering phones, filing, mailings, data entry, and with other light office duty work. Become a part of their office family J
Dress Code: Casual office attire
Contact to Volunteer: Heidi Holmes, Volunteer Coordinator at heidih@habitatpbc.org or 561-433-3351

Project/ Event: ReStore Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity
Date: On-Going, Monday-Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Time: One 4-hour commitment per week is requested.
Location: 6831 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach
Description: Volunteers are needed for: stocking/organizing shelves, answering phones, loading/unloading trucks, providing customer service, greeting customers, general housekeeping, or sorting donations.
Dress Code: Each volunteer should wear closed toe shoes. Regardless of what task you'll be doing, proper working attire will help make your day more comfortable. If you are working in the warehouse, jeans and a t-shirt are okay. If you are working in the ReStore, please wear pants and a collared shirt.
Contact to Volunteer: Heidi Holmes, Volunteer Coordinator at heidih@habitatpbc.org or 561-433-3351

Project/ Event: Habitat for Humanity-Building Homes
Date: On-Going, Tuesdays-Saturdays
Time: 8 am-3 pm
Location: Kennedy Estates Blvd., Jupiter, FL.
Description: No specific skill requirement is needed. Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County provides an experienced crew leader at each work site who will provide on-the-job training. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Volunteers should be prepared to work on any aspects of housing construction including (but not limited to) framing, roofing, electrical, plumbing, drywall, painting, landscaping, loading and unloading materials, and cleaning up.
Dress Code: Each volunteer should wear closed toe shoes. Regardless of what task you’ll be doing, proper working attire will help make your day more comfortable. South Florida is typically hot and humid so dress accordingly.
Contact to Volunteer: Heidi Holmes, Volunteer Coordinator at heidih@habitatpbc.org or 561-433-3351

Project/ Event: Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary & Hospital Assistantship
Date: To start immediately
Time: Variable. Initially during normal business hours Monday-Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.  Once foundation information is obtained, volunteer hours may be performed offsiteas convenient for volunteer's schedule
:  Safe Harbor's Palm City location at 4841 SW Zarrilla Street, Palm City, FL 34990
Description: Analyze organization's financial data and develop a working business plan.  Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary & Hospital is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 charity that consists of multiple departments including a full service veterinary hospital, no-kill animal shelter, thrift store, dog obedience classes, various other fundraising resources both existing and planned for in the near future and two separate physical locations.  Safe Harbor has an approximately 3 million dollar / year budget and receives no government funding.  All revenue is derived from donors and Safe Harbor's own fundraising efforts. Organization overview can be seen at www.safeharboranimalrescue.com
Dress Code:  Casual.  Jeans, khakis, polo shirts or nice t-shirts are okay.
Contact to Volunteer: Linda Kender, mangomaddy@aol.com, 561-747-5311

Project/ Event: Office Assistant for Coalition to End Homelessness
Date: On-Going
Time: Minimum commitment of 4 hours per week with flexible scheduling
Location: 1828 NE 38 th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33303
Description: The Coalition to End Homelessness is looking for a volunteer in the social services field that would be interested in helping to do some clerical work. The Coalition has been around for 20 years and works with homeless individuals to set up rental assistance or to locate homes. An individual with a passion for helping those who are less fortunate is a plus.
Dress Code: Business Professional
Contact to Volunteer: Brian Dunlap, 954-792-4000

Project/ Event: Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Inc. Volunteer Opportunities
Date: On-Going
Time: Hours are flexible
Location: Delray Beach Office (220 S Congress Ave, Suite 200, Delray Beach, FL 33445)
Description: They are currently offering a variety of volunteer opportunities including:
Language Group Teaching Assistant:  Volunteers assist Youth Specialists with groups of refugee youth clients completing homework and supplementary ESOL study at public locations such as schools, parks, and libraries.
Refugee Youth Tutor: Tutors provide extra academic assistance to refugee youth in one-to-one tutoring sessions. Tutoring takes place at the client’s home or at a public location such as a library.*
Office Assistant : Office assistants volunteer at our office in Delray Beach, FL and help with a variety of different administrative projects.
Donations: Donation volunteers collect and organize donations of food, toiletry items, and school supplies. Volunteers also may research potential donors and assist with donation request outreach.
Recreation Assistant: Recreation volunteers assist with the development of our RYFP soccer team, and chaperone field trips and community activities.
Training: All volunteers attend an orientation where they receive important information on our program and our clients. Volunteers are also eligible to attend staff trainings, meetings, and other events relating to their volunteer work. Our volunteers receive ongoing support and supervision from the Volunteer Coordinator and Youth Specialists.
Contact to Volunteer: Fabienne Dorinvil, Volunteer Coordinator, 561-266-6655 ext 304 or Fdorinvil@gcjfs.org

Project/ Event: The Puppetry Arts Center of the Palm Beaches
The Center, established in 1993, is a working, nonprofit professional puppet theater and museum.  The Center is relocating in Delray Beach over the next few months. 
Date: On-Going
Time: Flexible
Location: Delray Beach
Description:  Miscellaneous unique volunteer opportunities in a working theater.
-Theater students – theater management, puppet performance, lighting & sound tech., etc.
-Business students – assist the director with all administrative functions, grant writing, theater management, general office, etc.
-Public Relations – manage social media, press releases, event planning, manage mail/email lists, etc.
-Computer students – IT general computer management/upkeep
-General – anyone interested in the art forms of puppetry and storytelling
Contact to Volunteer:  Jan, 561-967-3231, jjtimmis@puppetcenter.org


Project/ Event: Mentoring Disadvantaged Youth  through Gulfstream Goodwill Good Guides Mentoring
Date: One year commitment
Time: Check on youth weekly
Description: 4 hours per month
Contact to Volunteer: Sean Dykes Office, 561-214-8680 ext 2305, cell 561-420-9973, sdykes@gulfstreamgoodwill.com

Project/ Event: Youth Mentor Training and Community Service
Date: On-Going
Time: Will fit needs, time, and location of volunteers
Location: Will Train on the FAU campus or at West Palm Beach facilities (off of Summit Blvd)
Description: Mentorship and Empowerment of young teenagers to promote social change
Focuses on the Junior Youth ages 11-14. One has the option to become a junior youth animator, who serves a junior youth group as a mentor/tutor. Junior youth groups are a group of friends who support each other to improve themselves and their community, allows the youth to talk to each other, and to become involved in community service.
Contact to Volunteer: Ben Leiker, junioryouth@mcbiinstitute.org, 561-684-9868

Project/ Event: Veterans Affairs Medical Center as part of American Legion Auxiliary
Date: On-Going with flexible dates
Time: Flexible
Location: 7305 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL
Description: Assisting in the medical treatment of American Veterans through numerous volunteer roles
Contact to Volunteer: Ryan Pulver, rpulver@alafl.org, 1-866-710-4192

Project/ Event: Hospice by the Sea, Inc. Volunteers
Hospice by the Sea, Inc. is a local, not-for-profit organization, which cares for terminally ill patients and family members residing in Palm Beach and Broward Counties.  Hospice by the Sea is currently recruiting general volunteers to assist with administrative tasks, or to provide support and care for patients and families.
Date: On-Going
Hospice by the Sea’s administrative offices are open weekdays from 8:30am to 5:00pm.  Volunteer work in Hospice’s administrative offices will generally take place within these hours.  -The hours for patient care volunteering are more varied and may occur on the weekdays, evenings, or weekends. 
*Your time commitment as a Hospice volunteer can be flexible to fit your schedule.
Location: Hospice by the Sea’s Boca Raton Care Center and administrative offices are located at 1531 West Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton.  Volunteers may also provide companionship to hospice patients residing in private residences, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes throughout Palm Beach and Broward Counties.
Description: Hospice by the Sea offers a number of exciting and unique volunteer opportunities for young adults.  Specifically, volunteers often interact with patients, families, nurses, social workers, and staff.  Engaging as a volunteer aligns with the core mission of Hospice by the Sea—caring for the terminally ill and their families—and is especially attractive to young adult volunteers with a career interest in medicine, nursing, social work, and health care.  The level of direct involvement with Hospice by the Sea’s clinical component is determined solely by the preferences of the individual volunteer. A sizable number of Hospice volunteers choose to support the organization by assisting with a variety of administrative tasks.  Ultimately, the personal preferences of the volunteer are most important!  Hospice by the Sea offers thorough training for each type of volunteer work.
Contact to Volunteer: Ryan Walsh, Coordinator of Young Adult Programs. 
                                      Email: rwalsh@hbts.org
                                      Phone: (561) 416-5108

Project/ Event: National PAL Recovery Act; Mentoring Program through the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office; Police Athletic/Activities League
Date: May 2010- April 2011
Time: At your convince for one hour a week.
Location: Cabana Colony (Palm Beach Gardens)
Description: We are looking for enthusiastic, loving, dedicated individuals to help make a difference in a few children’s lives. Volunteers will be assigned 1-3 underprivileged children to Mentor over an 8 month period. We are asking you give one hour a week to be a role model on a young person’s life!
Dress Code: Modest. We ask you wear closed toed shoes for safety reasons.
Contact to Volunteer: Sarah Michaelsen; Mentoring program coordinator for an application.
Office: (561) 627-6603, Fax: (561)799-9473

Project/ Event: House Advisors
Date: On-Going
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm, 3:30pm-11pm & 10pm-8:30am
Location: 1199 W Lantana Rd. Cottage#14 Lantana, FL 33436
Description: Overseeing young single mothers and their children
Dress Code: Business Casual
Contact to Volunteer: Ms. Wisdom at 561-294-5713

Project/ Event: American Cancer Society, “Road to Recovery”
Date: On-going (everyday)
Time: Varies depending on your schedule as well as the patients
Location: Varies; please indicate which county you would be available to drive patients in
Description: We need as many drivers as possible to drive cancer patients to and from doctor’s appointments, chemo treatments, and radiation therapy.
Dress Code: Casual
Contact to Volunteer: Rachael Altman, Rachael.Altman@cancer.org
*Please indicate which county you would be available to drive patients in!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Project/ Event: American Sign Language Interpreter with D.A.R.T.  Domestic Assault Rehabilitative Treatment
Date: On-going   
Either- Monday 6:00pm-7:30pm or Wednesday 7:30pm-9:00pm, with a potential additional hour or two initially at Volunteer’s availability.
Location: 4362 Northlake Boulevard, Suite 205, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Description: Potential six month assignment . Interpret for Deaf (at present time for one client) in a group class setting at one of the times above, on a weekly basis for approximately six months. Other initial volunteer time (one or two hours) to interpret at their availability (in office setting).
Contact to Volunteer: Please contactGina Schlueter or Sylvia Keller, PhD, LMHC, CAP during normal business hours for more information and for an appointment: (561) 624-6130

Project/ Event: Exercise Leader at Arbor Oaks Assisted Living Facility
Dates: On-going (Monday-Friday)
Time: 10:00am
Location: 3400 Jog Road, Greenacres, FL
Description: Arbor Oaks Assisted Living Facility would like volunteers for their exercises. They have 70 residents and would like a volunteer to lead exercise occasionally for their residents. Most of them are in wheelchairs or use walkers so the routine would have to be done from a seated position.
Contact to Volunteer: Michelle Gatrell, 561-432-4700 ext. 2015

Project/ Event: Be a Friend - Mentor a Refugee Youth
Dates: On-going
Time Commitment: Minimum commitment is twice a month.
Location: Throughout Palm Beach County, FL
Description: Provide a caring presence to refugee youth by being a mentor. The Refugee Youth & Family Program (RYFP) of Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services assists refugee and asylee youth throughout Palm Beach County to succeed in school and acculturate to American life. Mentors offer overall guidance to clients, may assist with career planning and development, and can provide additional, free to low-cost recreational activities for these children.
*Background check, incl. fingerprinting, drug testing and criminal background screening, is mandatory.
Dress Code: Business Casual
Contact to Volunteer: Call Alyssa Child McBride at (561) 266-6655 or e-mail her at amcbride@gcjfs.org for more information. Or, download their volunteer application by copying and pasting this link: http://gcjfs.org/fcst/Volunteer-Intern%20Application.pdf

Refugee Youth & Family Program (RYFP) of Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services (Gcjfs.org)
Project/ Event: Tutoring Gurus Wanted
Dates: On-going
Time Commitment: Minimum volunteer commitment is 1 hour/week. However, more hours spent with these children are welcome.
Location: Throughout Palm Beach County, FL
Description: Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services' Refugee Youth & Family Program (RYFP) in Palm Beach County assists Haitian and Cuban students, ages 5-20, on their schoolwork, including improving English speaking & writing abilities, FCAT performance, and other subject areas. Volunteer tutors are needed to help our clients on their school work. College students majoring in education, social work, psychology and sociology are particularly encouraged to apply for service hour/coursework requirements. But we are open to students from all majors.
*Background check, incl. fingerprints, drug test, and criminal background screening, is mandatory.
Dress Code: Business Casual
Contact to Volunteer: Call Alyssa Child McBride at (561) 266-6655 or e-mail her at amcbride@gcjfs.org for more information. Or, download their volunteer application by copying and pasting this link: http://gcjfs.org/fcst/Volunteer-Intern%20Application.pdf

Project/ Event: The Alzheimer's Association Telephone Reassurance Program
Date(s): On-going
Time/ Major Commitment: Student volunteers will provide approximately one hour of volunteer time per month for at least a 6 month commitment. They are recruiting social work, nursing and psychology students who are seeking volunteer opportunities in health or geriatrics.
Location/ Materials Needed: Volunteers are required to have access to the internet, a telephone and email as this is a home based volunteer opportunity.  All training & supervision will be provided via internet and phone by a licensed clinical social worker.  Training certificate will be provided.
Description: For one hour each month volunteers will be making supportive calls to caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and/or a related dementia. The Alzheimer's Association Telephone Reassurance Program is an excellent way to gain valuable supportive counseling experience as well as training in issues related to Alzheimer's disease, dementia and caregiver dynamics.
Contact to Volunteer: If you have questions about this opportunity or want to apply for consideration, please email Lauren Debs-Young, LCSW at lyoung@alz.org

Project/ Event: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Deerfield Beach
Date(s): On-going
Time: Generally needed three times a week; Minimum of 3 hours per shift.  
Location: Sylvester at Deerfield Beach is a satellite facility located near the Broward-Palm Beach county line. Click here for directions to the facility.
Description: Volunteers assist numerous departments throughout the cancer center and provide a variety of services including: Welcoming and directing patients, assisting with event planning and implementation, assisting with laboratory research, providing general administrative support, and/ or offering a helping hand to a patient in need.
* For your time and effort, they also offer: Free valet parking, Career and educational references after serving 75 hours, and Job skills workshops.
Special Opportunity: The Sylvester volunteer services program offers special opportunities for volunteers, such as Arts in Medicine, an innovative program that uses art to help cancer patients and their caregivers cope.  Volunteers also may assist during special events which occur throughout the year to help expand our community outreach.
Contact: To apply for a volunteer position with Sylvester, please click here to complete the application form.  The form must be submitted in person to the Hospital Programs office at Sylvester at the Deerfield Beach, Miami or Kendall locations. To learn more about volunteering at Sylvester, please call 305-243-3663

Project/ Event: Hospice of Palm Beach County
Date(s): On-going
Location: 5300 East Avene
                 West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Offices in Boca, Boynton, Lake Worth, West Palm, and Juno Beach.
Description: Assist with comfort calls, team meetings, administrative support, events, resale, the teen team, in the home, and/ or as a Doula (Vigil Volunteer). Also, The Legacy Program helps patients and families record their lives through videos, photo CDs, scrapbooks and journaling. Gain experience on an inpatient unit as a visitor, help with the hospitality cart and administrative duties. Or, become involved with special events – fairs, fundraising, children’s camp, and more.
If you are a Licensed Professional in the state of Florida, Hospice of Palm Beach County is also looking for volunteers in the areas of Massage and Music Therapy, CPA, Clinical Social Work, Pharmacy, Bereavement Counseling, and Chaplains.
Contact to Volunteer as a Licensed Professionl: Joe Hamilton, Professional Volunteer Facilitator, 561-227-5231
Contact to Volunteer as a non-Licensed Professional: Register online at www.hpbc.com or call Barbara at (561) 227-5146

Project/Event: Children’s Science Explorium
Date(s): On-going
Times: Weekdays:   9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Weekends:  10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   
Sugar Sand Park Community Center, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33486
Description: Exhibit Guides, Teaching, Community Liaison, Science Camp Assistant (please visit http://www.scienceexplorium.org/csevolunteer.html for more information)
*If you would like more information or to volunteer, please visit: http://www.scienceexplorium.org/cselearnmore.html .

Project/Event: Let’s Peace It Together (Mini-Horse Therapy Facility)
Date(s): On-going
Time: Anytime Monday – Friday between 9:00am and 1:00pm with a minimum 1 day/week commitment  
West Boca Raton, FL
Description: Responsibilities at the stables include filling water pails, putting small amounts of hay in stalls, putting down bedding, walking the mini-horses into and out of paddocks and grooming them as well. No experience is required. They will train. The organization serves disabled adults and children by taking the mini horses to hospitals, nursing homes, daycare's, rehabilitation facilities, etc.
Contact: Donna Jellis at 954-829-6464

Project/Event: Locks of Love
Date(s): On-going
Time: Volunteers needed between the hours of 8:30am – 4:30pm  
234 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Description: Locks of Love requires that you attend an orientation session to become acquainted with them and the tasks that you will be volunteering to do. Those tasks may include but are not limited to opening mail, entering data, open and sort donations, type names/addresses for thank you cards, measure ponytails and sort by length, and assemble packets.
Contact: Pia McCarthy, 561-833-7332, pia@locksoflove.org

Project/Event: Coral Springs Center for the Arts
Date(s): On-going throughout semester
Time: 12-15 hours weekly
Location: Coral Springs, FL
Description: Volunteer Internship for Marketing Department www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com
Contact to Volunteer: ctskf@coralsprings.org


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