9 New Volunteer Opportunities!

Volunteers needed at Allamanda Elementary School
Date of Event: Ongoing
Name of Event: Volunteer at Allamanda Elementary School
Location: 1703 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, Unit B05, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Hours: Different shifts during school day hours from 8 am – 2 pm and after school hours
Details of volunteer activity: Help needed for shelving books and monitoring reading room at media center, assistance needed in cafeteria, computer lab volunteers needed for grades K-5, reading buddies needed, and mentors needed for elementary school students.

Contact info: Please contact Melissa Sterling at Melissa.Sterling@palmbeachschools.org for school day activities. For after school programs, please contact Cara Mulligan at Cara.Mulligan@palmbeachschools.org or call 561 803 7221.


Camp Murphy at Jonathan Dickinson State Park needs Volunteers
Date of Event: Ongoing
Name of Event: Trail Maintenance
Location: Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Hours: Call for details
Details of volunteer activity: Volunteers are needed for bike trail maintenance. Bring your community service school form to get hours.
Website: http://www.clubscrub.org/
Contact info: Please contact Juliana at Juliana <julianac@clubscrub.org> or call 561-313-7250


Camp Murphy at Jonathan Dickinson State Park needs Volunteers
Date of Event: Sunday, Oct 30
Name of Event: Club Scrub Challenge Series, 1st Day
Location: Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Hours: 9 am – 1 pm
Details of volunteer activity: Volunteers are needed for setting up food and drinks, selling merchandise, registration, raffles, trail monitors and more. Bring your community service school form to get hours.
Website: http://www.clubscrub.org/
Contact info: Please contact Juliana at Juliana <julianac@clubscrub.org> or call 561-313-7250


Park Clean up at Dyer Park
Date of Event: 10/30/16
Name of Event: Park Clean up at Dyer
Location: 7301 Haverhill Rd N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412
Hours: 8 am – 9 am
Details of volunteer activity: Help needed in cleaning park. Trash bags and other supplies will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to wear hats, sunscreen, and sturdy shoes for the event. Community service hours will be provided.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1766907500215234/
Contact info: Please RSVP at 561-307-9057 if you would like to join.


Date of Event: Ongoing
Name of Event: Make-A-Wish Foundation
Location: different locations
Hours: n/a
Details: special events volunteer, airport greeter, office volunteer
Website: http://www.sfla.wish.org
Contact Info: South Florida Office: (954) 967-9474


Date of Event: Ongoing
Name of Event: Help the Alzheimer’s Community
Location: 800 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 101-B, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
Hours: Anytime
Details of volunteer activity: Alzheimer’s Community Care has been helped by volunteers since 1966 and without their help this would no be a true community organization. Volunteers help by assisting in the Day Service Centers, organizing and participating in special events, and working in the administrative center.
Website: www.altcare.org
Contact info: Email mbarlow@alzcare.org or call (561) 683-2700 for more information


Girls on the Run Palm Beach has opened up a volunteer application specifically for college students (FAU, PBSC, etc.) which can be found at https://form.jotform.com/62537125647964. The normal volunteer application can be filled out at http://form.jotformpro.com/form/40064656265960


Date of Event: Ongoing
Name of Event: Hospice
Location: any of their inpatient units or nursing homes
Hours: n/a
Details: With training, students may visit and spend time with patients. Additionally, students can also volunteer at a camp held for families who are coping with the loss of a loved one.
Website: http://www.hpbc.com
Contact Info: Referrals and Admissions: (844) 422-3648; General Information: (888) 848-5200; Donation Information: toll free number (877) 494-6890


Date & Time: Monday 11/16 thru Saturday 11/26/16 Event: Assist with Site Prep & Packaging, Meal Loading and Site Tear Down Location: Palm Beach Gardens Fire Station #3 5161 Northlake Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, Fl 33418 Hours: Times vary depending on which shift/task you volunteer (shifts are 4 hours long) Details: Come and help Big Heart Brigade with the annual Thanksgiving meal preparation. Once again, we are working to prepare 75,000 meals to give away on Thanksgiving. To sign up: http://bigheartbrigade.net/volunteer_links?xtr=mailinglist-1475647115815 Scroll down and click on “CLICK HERE TO REGISTER” to choose a shift(s) Contact info: Bill Weisberg: bweisberg@bigheartbrigade.net
NOTE: We will also be collecting unwrapped Christmas toys/gifts to give to children in need in Palm Beach County. We encourage you to bring a toy with you to donate at this event.


Date of Event: Ongoing
Name of Event: Help Local Palm Beach Seniors
Location: 4400 North Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Hours: Any Time
Details of volunteer activity: Your Aging and Disability Resource Center is looking for volunteers willing to assist seniors with everyday tasks or spend time with them. These simple activities will improve their lives as well as give them much desired social interaction.
Website: www.youragingresourcecenter.org
Contact info: Call (561) 684-5885 or fill out the application on the website above

Boo at the Zoo Volunteers

Boo at the Zoo, our kid-friendly Halloween celebration, is October 21st-23rd and 28th-30th and we are looking for a few willing and energetic volunteers to help us by working our pumpkin patch, running our haystack game, and dressing in kid-friendly costumes to hand out candy at stations around the zoo. We have multiple shifts each day so we only ask that volunteers come for 3-4 hours at a time, unless they are keen to work more. The shifts are: 10am-1pm, 1pm-4pm, and 5pm-9pm. On Sunday there is no 5pm-9pm shift.

 

Would you please give our contact information to any students who want to get some volunteer hours to help with the event? They can call/text 407-413-3707 or they can email me atghowell@palmbeachzoo.org.

9 New Volunteer Ideas!

Student Hospice Volunteers needed
Date of Event: Ongoing
Name of Event: Hospice Volunteers
Location: Hospice of Palm Beach County
Hours: Contact for Details
Details of volunteer activity: Student volunteers, 16 or older, needed to work in resale shops or administrative offices throughout Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Student Volunteers, with additional training, may visit with patients in inpatient units or nursing homes. Bring a smile, read a book, listen to music, visit with patients or help with activity time.

Website: http://hpbc.com/volunteer/index.shtml
Contact info: Please contact Sue Gallup at sgallup@trustbridge.com or call 561 227 5145 for further questions.


Hand out packets to Annual Turkey Trot Participants
Date of Event: Nov 22 & 23.
Name of Event: 8th Annual Turkey Trot
Location: 1703 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, Unit B05, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Hours:
Tuesday, November 22
Shift 1- 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Shift 2- 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, November 23
Shift 1- 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Shift 2- 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Details of volunteer activity: Volunteers are needed for handing out registration packets to runners participating in the Annual Turkey Trot.

Website: http://www.palmbeachunitedway.org/8th-annual-turkey-trot
Contact info: Please contact Kristen Cummins at kristencummins@palmbeachunitedway.org


Date of Event: Ongoing
Name of Event: Help Deliver Meals to Homebound Seniors
Location: 17 Balfour Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Hours: Any Time
Details of volunteer activity: Come help deliver meals to homebound seniors, who are unable to shop or cook, in the Tequesta and Jupiter area.
Website: http://northcountymeals.org/

Contact info: Fill out the application on the website or call  (561) 745-8000 for more information


Phone Ambassador

Objective:  El Sol has started a new process to register students under all educational programs, especially in ESL daytime and Nighttime Programs as well as in Plazas Comunitarias and Computer skills programs. Volunteers are require to assist coordinators in the follow up with students by program.
During 2017, the registration process and the first week of classes falls during 3 terms a year which are the following:
  1. SPRING TERM: January 2-13
  2. SUMMER TERM: April 10-21
  3. FALL TERM: August 28- September 08
Period of service: El Sol will require 9 weeks of service during the year distributed in 3 weeks per term. Each day of service can be arranged to last between 2 to 3 hours based on the workload of calls that may be needed and accommodated to the volunteer’s available schedule.
Job Description:
  • Make calls according to a pre- established list of students to encourage them to enroll in classes.
  • Maintain records of each phone call (example: spoke to, left voice mail, wrong #, etc.)
  • Each student  will be called three times in a  given period of time.
  • Prepare report to be sent to the Associate Director, Case manager and program coordinators.
Requirements:
The ideal volunteer will require to :
  • Be a courteous and enthusiastic Spanish Speaker volunteer.
  • Manage Microsoft programs at user level, especially Excel spreadsheets.
Number of volunteers needed:    3


Date of Event: On Going
Name of Event: Forgotten Soldier Outreach
Location: 3550 23rd Ave. S., Suite #7 Lake, Worth FL 33461
Hours: 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday
Details of Volunteer Work: Inventory and Storing of care packaged donated items, general office duties, proofreading letters of encouragement, fundraising committee, and promoting FSO at outside events.
Date & Time:
Ongoing Event: Donation Sorting Location: Palm Beach County Food Bank
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Details: Sorting and organizing food for our warehouse, and completing clerical work in the office
To sign up: Go to the Palm Beach County Food Bank Calendar at: http://pbcfoodbank.volunteerhub.com/Events/Index and click on “New Volunteer Orientation” on October 21st
Contact info: Caroline Pollifrone, 561-670-2518 ext. 309


Date of Event: Ongoing
Name of Event: Become a Hospice Volunteer
Location: 4300 Northcorp Boulevard, Suite 140, Palm Beach Gardens
Hours: Any time
Details of volunteer activity: Vitas needs your help to come care and spend time with seniors in Hospice who are often alone and in need of company. For just a few hours a week you can help a senior out by simply spending time and talking with them.
Website: http://www.vitas.com/contact-us/become-a-volunteer
Contact info: Fill out the application the their website or call (561) 364-1479


Date of Event: Ongoing – anytime
Name of Event: Locks of Love
Location: All hair donations must be mailed to: 234 Southern Blvd. WPB, FL 33405-2701
Hours: any time
Details: See http://www.locksoflove.org/get-involved/ for acceptable donation guidelines; Ways to help include: donating hair, financial contributions, spreading the word, and sponsoring an event
Website: http://www.locksoflove.org
Contact Info: 561.833.7332 (office number)


Date of Event: Ongoing – 7 days a week, 365 days a year
Name of Event: Kayla Cares 4 Kids Donations
Location: Multiple Drop-Off locations (check website for closest drop-off location); P.O. Box 33513, PBG, FL 33420
Hours: any time
Details: Kayla Cares 4 Kids collects items such as DVDs, electronics, arts & crafts supplies, and monetary donations.
Website: Kaylacares4kids.org
Contact Info: 561-389-4648