8 New Volunteer Opportunities!

Date of Event: June 4, 2016 @ Rapids Water Park
Special Olympics Florida is helping to host the Palm Beach Duck Dash:
Name of event: Palm Beach Duck Dash
Hours: N/A
Details of volunteer activity: Specified once signed up for e-mail notifications
Contact infohttp://www.duckrace.com/palmbeach/volunteer (*Must sign up here for volunteering request*)

Date of Event: Last Friday of every month
Name of Event: Cafe Mouette by Seagull Services
Location
: 3879 West Industrial Way, West Palm Beach, Florida 33404
Hours: Lunch hour, call for more details
Details of volunteer activity: Seagull Industries for the Disabled treats their clients to a French inspired café day on last Friday of every month. Volunteers are needed for hosting and providing companionship during the lunch meal.
Website: http://seagull.org/
Contact info: Elizabeth @ (561) 842-5814, Ext. 111



Date of Event: Ongoing
Name of Event: Front Desk and Receptionist at Center for Creative Education
Location: 425 24th Street Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Hours: Mon through Thu between 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and Fri between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 3 or 4 hours once or twice a week
Details of volunteer activity: Center for Creative Education is looking for volunteers for general office work like filing, mailing and copying , helping at the front desk, answering the phone, receiving visitors,  and other activities as needed. Volunteer should have good interpersonal skills and must be at least 16 years old. Drivers license required for background check.
Websitehttp://cceflorida.org/volunteer/
Contact info: Nelson Pino at 561-805-9927 ext 210 or email at nelsonp@CCEflorida.org


Date of Event: Orientation on Thu Jun 09, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Name of Event: School Based Mentoring with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Location: 1700 Kirk Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Hours: Orientation on Thu Jun 09, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. During school year, one hour per week (aftercare). Must commit for one complete school year.
Details of volunteer activity: Attend the orientation and earn 3 hours and a certificate of completion. During school year, mentor an elementary school child, 1 hour a week, for a commitment of one complete school year. Help your ‘Little’ with homework, and entertain with board games.
Websitehttp://www.mentorbig.org/volunteer/
Contact info: Call 561.296.0916 or email LCherilus@mentorbig.org


The Kids Fitness Festival of the Palm Beaches will be taking place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21Volunteers are needed to assist with registration, hospitality, sport clinics and a variety of other areas. Volunteers receive an event t-shirt, access to the hospitality area, and volunteer hours can be applied to community service requirements.  If you would like to volunteer, please complete this information and return to Missy Gard at mgard@palmbeachsports.com or 561.233.3125 (fax). Volunteer application and waiver formhttp://cdn.trustedpartner.com/docs/library/PBSports2013/KFF/2016/Volunteer%20Application%20And%20Waiver.pdf



The USA Badminton National Championships is in need of 20 – 30 volunteers daily for an event beginning Friday, June 3rd through Sunday, June 5th. The event will take place in the Palm Beach County Convention Cente 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401. The duties will consist of control desk runner, messengers, registration assistants, hospitality, ticket takers, ushers, player’s lounge and line judges. If you are available and interested in volunteering, please email Missy at mgard@palmbeachsports.com.


Weekly “Vegetable Gleaning” continues every Saturday and Sunday.
Date of Event: Saturday’s: (Nov.-July) 8:45am – noon Sunday’s: (Jan. – Apr.) 8:45am – noon Name of Event: CROS Ministries: “Vegetable Gleaning: A Food Recovery Strategy” Volunteer: Enter grower’s fields and pick the produce that is left over after the commercial harvest. The recovered produce is then given to the Palm Beach County Food Bank for distribution.
Hours: Saturday’s: (Nov.-July) 8:45am – noon Sunday’s: (Jan. – Apr.) 8:45am – noon
Website: crosministries.org
Contact: Keith Cutshall: kcutshall@crosministries.org (561)233-9009

Volunteers needed! Handout summer flyers for Savannah’s Cards 4 Kids Program & Teen Benefit Parties

Flyers to be distributed at schools/universities/clubs/churches/activity/daycare centers/libraries

Volunteers under 16 need accompanying parent

Contact for more details: Call Mark or Matt Chesney at 561.223.9717 or email at Volunteer@mycharity4kids.org

 

Summer Volunteer Opportunity: Photography Assistant

Date of Event: June – August 2016

Name of Event: Youth Workshops at Palm Beach Photographic Centre

Location: 415 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Hours: Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

Details of volunteer activity: Teachers’ assistants needed. Responsible for performing teaching-related duties to assist Instructors, students and other staff members

Website: http://www.workshop.org/index.php

Contact info: Call 561.253.2600 or email at info@workshop.org

Summary:  Responsible for performing teaching-related duties to assist Instructors, students and other staff members.

Responsibilities

Include but not limited to:

  • Arrive no less than 30 minutes before scheduled class start time.
  • Prepare classroom for students (i.e., turning on power, turning on computers, aligning chairs, verify air conditioner properly set).
  • Support Instructor by loading any class required materials onto MACs (materials will be provided by Instructor).
  • Ensure proper usage of projection equipment including correct VGA adapter installation and use of sleep mode during rest and meal breaks.
  • Enforce classroom and/or studio rules including no open containers or food in the classroom.
  • Respond only to student questions that are directed to the TA.
  • Defer student questions to the Instructor if uncertain of correct answer or a general interest topic.
  • Observe students to assist those whose appearance indicates class content difficulty. Gently assist, when possible.  Kneeling next to student is preferred (avoids blocking other students view).
  • Maintain positive, customer service oriented demeanor during class.
  • Pose as model for students in Studio and Photo walks, as needed.
  • During photo walks: Monitor student whereabouts, monitor safe passage of students through intersections, ensure students are not lost and take a photo of students and instructor if instructed to do so (requires student approval and model release).
  • Assist students as directed by Instructor.
  • After class ends, remove class and student specific files on last day of class. Straighten room and turn off power.

 

Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable in use of MAC computers
  • Knowledgeable in use of at least one major camera brand and general photography
  • Driving record must be clear for the preceding 3 years
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push and/or pull up to ten pounds
  • Must be able to stoop and bend to assist seated students

 

Attire and Grooming

 Palm Beach Photographic Centre volunteers must be well groomed.  The business casual dress code applies to all volunteers.  Clothing must be free from rips, tears, advertising and slogans.  Minimal jewelry (no more than one piercing or set of earrings) is acceptable. PBPC is a fragrance free workplace (use of perfumes, scented lotions and sprays are prohibited).  Beach and casual attire, including but not limited to shorts, tank tops, spaghetti straps and flip-flops are prohibited.  If it is a manual labor role, such as painting or furniture moving, casual attire is acceptable and closed toe shoes must be worn.  For full details request a copy of the Grooming and Attire SOP via email to  info@workshop.org.

 

 

 

Summer Volunteering: Teens Teach Tech!

Date of Event: 2nd week of June through July

Name of Event: Teens Teach Tech! at The Society of the Four Arts

Location: The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Hours: flexible but at least a few hours one day a week

Orientation at 10:00AM, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at King Library

Details of volunteer activity: Teens Teach Tech pairs teens ages 15-18 with library patrons who wish to learn more about computers, tablets, Facebook, Skype, smartphones and even some cameras. The one-on-one tutorials will take place in the King Library by appointment, and are offered at no charge.

Website: http://www.fourarts.org

Summer Volunteer at the Red Apple Supply Store!

Date of Event: Tue/Thu/Fri/Some Sat

Name of Event: Store Assistant at Red Apple Supplies

Location: 2600 Florida Ave., Unit D West Palm Beach, FL  33401

Hours: SUMMER VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

May & June: Tue/Thu/Fri/Some Sat 9 am – 1pm

July / August dates TBD
If available, please respond with the date and a two-hour minimum time block
Details of volunteer activity: The goal of Red Apple Supplies summer volunteer projects is to prepare the facility for our initial Back to School season.  Though not all inclusive, the following will be what a volunteer could expect to be assigned to for each scheduled session:
.    Sort, organize and stock donated/purchased product
.    Research values and set distribution quantities
.    Add descriptive signage to departments and product
.    Build and set retail display racks
.    Create inviting displays and creative uses of outdated items
.    Shop maintenance, as needed

Website: EducationFoundationPBC.org

Contact info: Lloyd Evans , Store Manager at (561) 951-5527 or email at Lloyd@EducationFoundationPBC.org

Walk Shelter Dogs This Summer!

Date: All days of the week

Event: Walk shelter dogs at Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control

Location: 7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, 33411

Hours: Mon – Fri 11am – 6pm or Sat 10am-5pm or Sun 11am – 4pm

Details of volunteer activity: Palm Beach Animal Shelter is looking for shelter dog walkers all days of the week. They also have a playgroup program that currently runs 5-6 days a week in the dog adoption kennel.  Playgroups tend to run from 9am – Noon every morning

Website: http://www.pbcgov.com/publicsafety/animalcare/

Contact info: Tammy Roberts at 561-233-1281 or email at troberts@pbcgov.org

Happy Second Birthday to CAN!

On this day two years ago, Community Angel Network went live on the Internet. Since then, we have received thousands of page views and have hosted several highly successful projects. Our text service continues to grow every day, and our directory has almost 200 nonprofit organizations.

Thank you for your continued support of CAN; here’s to the many exciting things to come in this next year!

Renee Runge

Founder & President of Community Angel Network, Inc. 

Two Summer Events

The Kids Fitness Festival of the Palm Beaches will be taking place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21Volunteers are needed to assist with registration, hospitality, sport clinics and a variety of other areas. Volunteers receive an event t-shirt, access to the hospitality area, and volunteer hours can be applied to community service requirements.
If you would like to volunteer, please complete this information and return to Missy Gard at mgard@palmbeachsports.com or 561.233.3125 (fax). Volunteer application and waiver formhttp://cdn.trustedpartner.com/docs/library/PBSports2013/KFF/2016/Volunteer%20Application%20And%20Waiver.pdf

The USA Badminton National Championships is in need of 20 – 30 volunteers daily for an event beginning Friday, June 3rd through Sunday, June 5th. The event will take place in the Palm Beach County Convention Cente 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401. The duties will consist of control desk runner, messengers, registration assistants, hospitality, ticket takers, ushers, player’s lounge and line judges.
If you are available and interested in volunteering, please email your choice of dates and times to Missy at mgard@palmbeachsports.com.
Volunteer schedule is as follows: 
Schedule:
Friday, June 3 
Noon – 9P
11:45 – 3:15
3:00 – 6:30
6:15 – 9:15
Saturday, June 4
9A –      9P
8:45 – 12:00
11:45 – 3:15
3:00 – 6:30
6:15 – 9:15
Sunday, June 5
9A –      3P
8:45 – 12:00
11:45 – 3:15

Volunteer for the Environment!

Volunteer and help our environment while earning Community Service Hours! Check out these 13 nonprofits that are in need of volunteer help! Make a difference in our community!

Organization name: Delray Beach Children’s Garden

Volunteers from the community have been meeting on Saturday mornings, working to build the garden.

http://www.delraybeachchildrensgarden.org/

For more information, please contact Shelly Zacks: shellyzacks@yahoo.com or 561-716-8342 


Organization name: Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Volunteer ideas for community service hours:

  • Members and volunteers of the Friends provide environmental education and public outreach
  • Staffing the Gift Shop and reception desk
  • Conducting interpretive walks
  • Undertaking maintenance on the boardwalk, trails, butterfly garden, etc.
  • Editing/writing for our newsletter Gator Tales
  • Fundraising
  • Organizing events
  • Publicity

https://loxahatcheefriends.com/need_you/need_you.shtml

Contact: Cheryl Houghtelin561-776-7449

Email Us – info@loxahatcheefriends.com


Organization name: Friends of Jupiter Beach 

Volunteer ideas for community service hours:

  • Volunteer photographers…Love to take photos? We need action shots of cleanup teams & captains, beach issues
  • Volunteers for the cleanup on the first Saturday of each month
  • Beverage Captain for Monthly Beach Cleanups…Responsibilities will include: Brew coffee and prepare lemonade and ice water for the monthly beach
    cleanup.  Store the necessary equipment at your home or in FJB storage unit. Transport the beverages to the cleanup – arrive at the
    cleanup by 7:30am each month with brewed coffee.  Coordinate with Karen
    on the coffee, powdered creamers, sweetener, and cup supplies needed
    each month.  Purchase flavored creamers, milk and required ice for each
    cleanup.  Man the beverage table from setup through breakdown.
  • Volunteer education coordinator…Love organization? Help us keep in touch with our schools & students.
  • Dog Beach Ambassadors – Individuals or pairs will walk the dog beach/ sidewalk in Jupiter and invite beach goers to sign up to receive FJB’s newsletters and announcements. People love to take their dogs to the beach and many do not know that this beach has been made possible by Friends of Jupiter Beach. You will share information with dog owners about FJB, our mission (for 20 years) to keep Jupiter Beach clean and dog-friendly. The dog bags we provide are FREE to visitors, our monthly beach cleanups, dog beach etiquette AND ask them for their e-mail address to receive our newsletter and announcements. Get a beach day and help us keep our beach clean and dog friendly. Community service hours may be given.

http://friendsofjupiterbeach.org/volunteers/

Please email info@friendsofjupiterbeach.org or call 561-748-8140


Organization name: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Volunteer ideas for community service hours:

http://www.gumbolimbo.org/Volunteers

Call or email Debbie Wilson  561-544-8609 or dwilson@myboca.us


Organization name: Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful

Volunteer ideas for community service hours:

Boynton Beach/Ocean Ridge:

Quarterly Cleanups at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Lee Road Litter Cleanup
Meet at the Visitor Center  10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach
For dates and additional information contact: Volunteer Coordinator: Steve Horowitz (561) 637-9751
Managed by the Friends of the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

SeaAngels Beach Cleanups at Ocean Inlet (Boynton Inlet) Park
6990 N. Ocean Blvd., Ocean Ridge
Every last Saturday each Month 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Additional Cleanups at other locations may occur. For more information visit SeaAngels

Sea to Shore Alliance Beach Cleanups at Ocean Inlet (Boynton Inlet) Park
6990 N. Ocean Blvd., Ocean Ridge
Weekend Monthly Cleanups – for schedule contact: Katelyn Cucinotta

Sandsifters Beach Cleanups at Oceanfront Park, Boynton Beach
For more information contact Jeff Levinson  jefflev02@gmail.com

Palm Beach:

Friends of Palm Beach –  Beach Cleanups
Contact Diane Buhler for dates and information.

Singer Island:

MacArthur Beach State Park
Every 2nd Saturday each Month 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Contact Art Carton for more information (561) 776-7449, ext. 109.

Monthly Beach Cleanups
Every 2nd Saturday each Month Meeting at Riviera Beach Municipal Beach and each Condo Building on the Island.
For more information contact Joy Africano at joyafricano@yahoo.com

Juno Beach:

Monthly Beach Cleanups sponsored by the Blue Friends Society of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Every third Saturday of each month
Contact bluefriends@marinelife.org for information.

Trash Free Vision for Ocean Conservation Beach Cleanups at
Juno Beach Park and Juno Beach Fishing Pier
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
* Meet at Juno Beach Park
Register at
www.rebelmouse.com/trashfreevision.  

Jupiter:

Friends of Jupiter Beach Beach Cleanups at
Ocean Cay Park
Every first Saturday each Month 8:00 a.m.  For additonal information visit Friends of Jupiter Beach
Marcinski and A1A, Jupiter
* Meet at the Anita Lankler Pavilion

Young Friends of Jupiter Beach at Carlin Park
Beach Cleanups targeting high school students and other youth needing community service hours
Every third Sunday of the Month at 5 p.m.  For additonal information visit Friends of Jupiter Beach

 Various Locations:

Surfrider Foundation Palm Beach County Chapter Beach Cleanups
For information contact: info@surfriderpbc.org   

http://www.surfriderpbc.org

Website link for their volunteer page:

http://www.keeppbcbeautiful.org/monthly.htm

Phone (561) 686-6646

Fax (561) 686-6642

info@keeppbcbeautiful.org


Organization name: Loggerhead Marinelife Center 

Volunteer ideas for community service hours:

  • Sea Turtle Rehab – Are you interested in a hands-on experience working with an endangered species? This position requires extensive training, detailed reporting, and teamwork. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, able to lift 50 pounds, tolerate frequent bending, and enjoy whatever the weather may bring. Volunteers will participate in cleaning tanks, food preparation, weighing and measuring the sea turtles. This is a highly coveted position and often times has a waiting list.
  • Counselor in Training (Seasonal Summer Position) – Are you good with kids and have free time in the summer?  Being a CIT (counselor-in-training) is a great way to get service hours, prep for a real counselor position and just have fun!  Junior Marine Biologist summer camp takes place June-August, in one week sessions.  CIT positions are from 9-4pm M-F with at least a 3 week commitment.  Spend your summer snorkeling, playing games, teaching kids and making friends.  Outgoing personalities are a must.
  • Administrative – Would you enjoy supporting Loggerhead Marinelife Center from behind the scenes? We have administrative opportunities available in the marketing, development, and operations departments.
  • Education Docents – Do you have a passion for ocean conservation or education?
    A. Turtle Yard Docent – Be a sea turtle ambassador in the turtle yard. Educate visitors about the current sea turtle patients.
    B. Exhibit Hall Docent – Become an expert on the interactive displays and aquaria found in the exhibit hall.
    C. Field Trip Docent – Enjoy children? Lead hour long field trips educating students on ocean conservation, with a special focus on endangered and threatened sea turtles.
  • Guest Services – Are you an outgoing individual with a passion for ocean conservation? Do you enjoy meeting new people? If you answered yes, you’re a perfect fit for guest services. Guest services is often times the first impression of the organization.  Volunteers welcome guests and provide information to enhance the LMC experience.
  • Gift Store – Be part of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center gift store experience. Assist visitors with their unique gift selections. Help the gift shop continue its level of success, as well as gain practical retail experience. Volunteer positions include sales people, stock positions, and cashiers. Outgoing, personable individuals welcomed.

http://www.marinelife.org/help/volunteer/

561-627-8280

info@marinelife.org


Organization name: Mounts Botanical Garden 

Volunteer ideas for community service hours:

http://www.mounts.org/get-involved/volunteer-mounts/

To inquire about becoming a volunteer, please email lcombs@pbcgov.org


Organization name: PalmBeachCompost

Volunteer ideas for community service hours:

  • Composting- If you would like to actually assist in composting the waste of our community, you have the ability to work with me in getting you a bin as well as finding a local establishment for you to work with (and accept waste from). I’ll teach you and anyone else interested in how this process works. Basically, you’d be picking up waste from a local business, restaurant, or organization weekly, taking it to your own backyard to compost in your very own bin, and overtime the waste, layered with shredded newspaper, would form an organic compost fertilizer.
  • Gardening- If you would like to grow food for local food shelters, I’d be happy to help you get the necessary materials to do so. Composting isn’t necessary to gardening with this cause, but by doing so, you’d have the opportunity to consistently supply yourself and others with organic fertilizer. In the Florida weather, for most of the year, you have the ability to grow almost anything you’d like to grow. Working with me, you’d be setting up your very own garden in your home, wherein you’d use the fertilizer to repeatedly enrich your soil. You’d be, with my help, obtaining soil, wooden planks, starter plants, and watering-related products to be effective in gardening. Over time, you’d grow tons of fruits and vegetables, of which most or all will then go to Boca Helping Hands.
  • Environmental Education- Another important component in making a difference in our community is education on the subject of how we can lessen the harm we do to it. By researching online and learning through my own advice, on the many ways businesses, organizations, and restaurants can learn to become “greener” establishments, you’ll not only be able to consult them and aid them in making positive change, but you yourself will gain the skills necessary to make your own lifestyle more beneficial to the world around you.

http://www.palmbeachcompost.com/student-corner/

(561) 302-0061
palmbeachcompost@gmail.com


Organization name: Palm Beach County ERM Volunteer Program

Volunteer ideas for community service hours:

VOLUNTEER EVENTS:

  • This program requires no training or long-term commitment; only short-term projects for busy individuals who want to make a difference in their community.
  • Volunteers participate in “hands-on” environmental projects such as native plantings, site cleanups, exotic plant removal, dune restoration, and nursery maintenance.
  • Projects typically last three hours and are scheduled on a monthly basis.
  • Groups can also take advantage of this program. A special work project can be designed for their members at a date, time, and location of their choosing.

NATURAL AREA STEWARDS:

  • This program requires dedicated volunteers who can work several hours each week for at least one year.
  • Natural area stewards assist ERM staff in managing local natural areas.
  • Responsibilities include conducting inspections, maintaining trails, reporting damage, recording animal and plant observations, and assisting with volunteer work projects.
  • Stewards receive a handbook and a t-shirt. Training opportunities are available throughout the year.

http://www.pbcgov.com/erm/volunteers/

For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact Ann Mathews, Volunteer Coordinator, at (561) 233-2400 or email Ann at amathews@co.palm-beach.fl.us


Organization name: Pine Jog Environmental Education Center

Volunteer ideas for community service hours:

  • Stewardship– Looking to exercise your green thumb? Come join the Pine Jog Green Team and work along side our land manager to aid in property beautification, trail maintenance, exotic plant removal, native landscaping, and other outdoor activities.
  • Events– Pine Jog offers family and public events throughout the year such as the holiday events, and workshops. We are always looking for help with setup, breakdown, support assistance, and extra smiling faces.
  • Clerical– Do you love Pine Jog but prefer to work inside? We have many clerical opportunities working with filing, typing, scanning and other tasks to provide support to the Pine Jog staff.
  • Saturdays– Pine Jog is now be open to the public on Saturdays! Saturday volunteers can work in several different positions including stewardship, gallery, special events, and public events.
  • Other opportunities– Do you have another idea in mind in how you can help Pine Jog? Do you have a special talent or hobby that you would like to share with us and others? We would love to hear your ideas!

http://www.pinejog.fau.edu/SupportAndContributions/VolunteerOpportunities.asp

For more information please contact us at 561-686-6600


Organization name: Sandoway House Nature Center

Volunteer ideas for community service hours:

http://sandoway.org/about-us/volunteer

Jodi Duggan Claggett: 561-274-7263


Organization name: South Florida Water Management District

Volunteer ideas for community service hours:

Land Stewardship Volunteer Opportunities:

Explorer Post 57 Volunteers:

Young people between the age of 14 and 20 who want to:

http://www.sfwmd.gov/portal/page/portal/xweb%20protecting%20and%20restoring/volunteering

Organization name: Young Friends of Jupiter Beach

Volunteer ideas for community service hours:

  • The 3rd Sunday of the month, at 4 PM, the students gather at Ocean Cay Park for a beach cleanup
  • Beach ambassador

http://friendsofjupiterbeach.org/young-friends-jupiter-beach/

Contact Karen Gray at 561-748-8140

email kgray@friendsofjupiterbeach.org.