Here are the volunteering opportunities for this year. There are many opportunities available and we are confident that there is something here for you! If you have any questions about any of these volunteering opportunities, don't hesitate to contact any of the officers or Mrs. Dodson (@MrsDodson)
Children’s Cancer Center
The Children’s Cancer Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving children and their families who are battling cancer or chronic blood disorders with the emotional, financial, and educational support necessary to cope with their life-threatening illness. Volunteers play a vital role in this organization, and volunteering opportunities are tailored to the volunteer’s interests and schedule. Depending on when the application is submitted, the volunteer’s schedule, and what programs are available at that time, volunteers will be contacted about how they could help at the Children’s Cancer center. To learn more about volunteering visit: https://childrenscancercenter.org/volunteer-with-us/.
Judeo Christian Health Center
The Judeo Christian Health Center began in 1972 to serve the needs of those who are uninsured and who cannot afford to see a doctor privately. Volunteers play a vital role with patient interactions, but also could serve administrative roles as well. As many of the patients at the Clinic speak Spanish as their first language, there is an urgent need for fluent Spanish speaking volunteers to communicate with patients and help the doctors in translation. To help with patient interactions though, volunteers must obtain parental consent and be at least 18 years of age. Volunteers under the age of 18 (minimum of 16 years) will be given more administrative roles. For more information visit: https://www.judeochristianhealthclinic.org/volunteering.
Please include the timings you are available to volunteer and the languages you speak in your volunteer application.
Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly
The Phone Companions program by the Little Brothers- Friends of the Elderly serves to provide elderly adults with a companion to brighten their day. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, many elders find themselves in need of a compassionate, listening ear. The phone companions program connects volunteers with elders to provide them company. This is an online volunteering opportunity that runs throughout the year. For more information visit: https://www.littlebrothersmn.org/phone-companions/.
Please be aware that applicants must go through a brief background check in order to become an official volunteer.
Teen Life – Luv Michael
Through this online opportunity, you have the chance to be a virtual volunteer to benefit autistic adults. You will learn about the issues that face the Autism community. As a virtual volunteer, you will learn about the Luv Michael mission, campaign to raise awareness, and interact with a team of granologists virtually. All from your phone or computer, you will be able to not only build your campaign but advocate for those diagnosed with Autism.
Link to sign up to volunteer: https://luvmichael.typeform.com/to/SndDny
Link to request and learn more information about the cause: https://www.teenlife.com/community-service-organization/luv-michael-virtual-fundraising/#inline_ content
VA Hospital Volunteer Service
The Phone Companions program by the Little Brothers- Friends of the Elderly serves to provide elderly adults with a companion to brighten their day. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, many elders find themselves in need of a compassionate, listening ear. The phone companions program connects volunteers with elders to provide them company. This is an online volunteering opportunity that runs throughout the year.
For more information visit: https://www.littlebrothersmn.org/phone-companions/.
This volunteer opportunity is available online and you can participate by sending card to a patient in the hospital once a month. It is a quick way to show some gratitude and put a smile on anyone’s face.
For more information, visit: https://www.chemoangels.com/angel-pre-app
Translators Without Borders
Translators without Borders (TWB) is a non-profit organization offering language and translation support for humanitarian and development agencies, and other non-profit organizations on a global scale. Volunteers could take on one of two positions: translators or other volunteers. Translator volunteers must be fluent in one language other than their native tongue. They aid in translating important documents, such as crisis responses or medical texts. Other volunteers need not know another language, as they primarily aid in graphic or web page design and fundraising. This is an online volunteering opportunity that runs throughout the year.
For more information visit: https://translatorswithoutborders.org/volunteer/.
The Smithsonian Transcription Center seeks to engage the public in making the Smithsonian collections more accessible. Volunteers transcribe historic documents including diaries and working papers of prominent Americans and records associated with the Smithsonian’s vast scientific collections. Transcription makes these important materials more accessible to researchers around the world, as well as the general public. This is an online volunteering opportunity that runs throughout the year.
For more information visit: https://transcription.si.edu/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metropolitan Ministries provides year round volunteering opportunities for you to participate in. You can even participate within a group of people. They have several locations to volunteer in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas County. By completing tasks like assembling food boxes, preparing lunches, or building tents, you have the chance to earn several volunteer hours. There are opportunities almost every week!
Link to volunteer: https://www.metromin.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer/
Random Acts of Flowers
If you are interested in volunteering with friends or a group of people, Random Acts of Flowers is a great opportunity to get involved in. Not only are there in person opportunities, but also virtual! Assisting in workshops, leading mobile missions, participating in hands-on demonstrations, and experiencing floral preparation are just a few ways you can be able to make a meaningful impact.
Link to more information: https://randomactsofflowers.org/group-volunteer-opportunities/
Meals on Wheels of Tampa
Through Meals on Wheels of Tampa, you can deliver meals as a volunteer driver, create healthy snack bags, and more. There are even seasonal opportunities like hurricane preparedness packs, Thanksgiving cards and meals, and holiday gift bag drives that allow you participate year round. To volunteer, please click the link below and go to the “School Community Service Hours” tabs for the most ideal ways to participate.
Link to volunteer services: https://mowtampa.org/volunteer/individual/
The Florida Aquarium
By becoming a Teen Education Volunteer, you can involve yourself in the public Aquarium exhibit pathway. You get the chance to explain interpretive displays, public speak, interact at animal touch pools, and more. If you are interested in a career in education, public speaking, environmental science, or are just looking for a way to volunteer, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of.
Link to volunteer: https://www.flaquarium.org/teeneducationvolunteer
Catch a Fire
This is a great resource if you are trying to find fun volunteer opportunities. It allows you to browse through options that require 1 hour to 2 weeks to complete. With the endless lists and topics, you will definitely find something you are interested in here.
For more information, visit: http://catchafire.org/
This opportunity allows you to help out other students and tutor them fully online for many basic subjects like math and language arts. They are in two week increments and it is a great opportunity you guys should take advantage of.
For more information, visit: https://www.paper-airplanes.org/