ArtFest by the Sea Student Volunteers Needed!

ArtFest by the Sea

March 11th and 12th, 2017

Juno Beach, FL

Link to signup page.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for ArtFest by the Sea 2017! This signup page will review the basic volunteer information that you will need to know about each individual area, prior to committing to a shift. Please keep in mind, all volunteers for the ArtFest by the Sea must be at least 16 years of age.

If you do decide to sign up today, please remember – we depend on your commitment to participate. Your presence and prompt arrival for your scheduled shifts are absolutely necessary. It is very important to remember that if your schedule must change, or if you have an emergency, please either cancel your shift, or contact us immediately by calling Melanie Scherr at (561) 748-3952 or by email at

New Student Opportunities

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
Date of Event: Ongoing
Name of Event: Helping Homes Foster Care Needed
Location: 3100/3200 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Hours: N/A
Details of volunteer activity: Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League (PAARL) is looking to add 100 new active Foster parents before April of 2017. Join their team today and become a volunteer and/or foster parent. Foster Parents must be at least 17 years old (or 12-17 to participate in Foster Care with parental/guardian consent) and have an adult in the household who will be the primary caregiver. Student community service hours will be provided for fostering.
Contact info: For more information, please call 561-472-8578 or email

Date of Event: Any Day
Name of Event: Help Deliver Food with Meals On Wheels
Location: P.O. Box 247, West Palm Beach, FL 33402
Hours: Anytime
Details: Meals On Wheels is an organization that fights against hunger and malnutrition in seniors who are not easily able to shop or cook for themselves. By signing up to volunteer for Meals On Wheels you will either be able to package food or be given the option to deliver the food directly to senior’s homes.
Contact Info: Fill out the volunteer application on the website above or call (561) 802-6979

Date of Event: Ongoing
Name of Event: Veterans of Foreign Wars
Location: West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, Boca Raton
Hours: Varies
Details of volunteer activity:  Veterans of Foreign War works with VA medical centers and offers a multitude of different volunteer opportunities from transportation services to sports and recreation volunteer work. In order to find out more contact the local volunteer representative in order to learn about each of the opportunities.
Contact info:  Barry Goldin, 561-241-5160

Date & Time: Ongoing (2 hour shifts)
Event: Tabling. A great way to meet new people. Location: A supermarket near you Hours: 2 hour shifts (week days, and week ends)
Details: Help us set up a table at one of local supermarkets. Then have fun chatting with passersby, thanking current members, and signing up new ones. We’ll supply all the materials and teach you how to do it.
To sign up: Email “I want to volunteer for tabling” to:
Contact info: Phone: 561-252-3555

Habitat for Humanity Palm Beach County –
Name of event: ReStore Volunteer Orientation
Date of event: Tue, Dec 20, 2016
Hours: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Riviera Beach ReStore, located at 6831 N. Military Trail in Riviera Beach
Details of volunteer activity: An orientation that will get you started as a volunteer at our ReStore
Contact info: 561.253.2080

Quantum House Needs Volunteers for The Dinner at the Hilton

Quantum House
Date of Event: January 16, 2016
Name of Event: The Dinner
Location: The Hilton West Palm Beach
Hours: Different shifts available from noon to 10:30 pm
Details of volunteer activity: Quantum House needs your help to make The Dinner at Hilton a success. We need help with set up, check in/check out, guides, and photo assistant.
Contact info: Please contact Megan and Elizabeth by emailing and OR call 561-494-0515

It made a difference for that one…


While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, picking up starfish one by one and tossing each one gently back into the water.

He came closer still and called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”

The old man smiled, and said, “I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”

To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”

Upon hearing this, the elderly observer commented, “But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”

The young man listened politely. Then he bent down, picked up another starfish, threw it back into the ocean past the breaking waves and said, “It made a difference for that one.”

Forgotten Soldiers Needs Your Help!

Date of Event: January 4th- January 6th

Name of Event: Forgotten Soldiers

Location: 3550 23rd Avenue S #7, Lake Worth FL 33461

Hours: 10am to 2 pm

Details of volunteer activity: This is a great opportunity for students who need community service hours to come in and help out with our year end inventory. Hours for volunteers will be 10am to 2pm we are going to allow ten students each day. You must call or email by December 23rd to be put on the list, first come first serve.

Contact info:  Jeanelle 561-369-2933 Email:

10 Student Volunteer Opportunities

Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control
Date of Event: Ongoing
Name of Event: Dog Walkers Needed
Location: 7100 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Hours: M-F 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Details of volunteer activity: We need volunteers to walk dogs in our kennels 1 & 2.
Contact info: Tammy Roberts at 561-233-1281 or email at
Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control

Date of Event: Saturday, December 17
Name of Event: Dog Walkers Needed
Location: Carlin Park – 400 Old A1A in Jupiter, FL
Hours: Sat 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Details of volunteer activity: This is the largest free admission pet event in South Florida. We will need Volunteers to meet us at the event by 10:30 am.
Contact info: Elizabeth Harfman at 561-233-1281 or email at

CROS Ministries Gleaning
Date & Time: Saturdays, 8:45am – noon (November – July)
Event: Gleaning Location: Farms throughout Palm Beach County Details: Gleaning is a food recovery strategy. Volunteers enter grower’s fields and pick the produce that is left over after the commercial harvest. The recovered produce is then taken to the Palm Beach County Food Bank for distribution to local agencies with feeding programs for homeless persons or individuals and low-income families.
To sign up: Click on “Gleaning” picture for instructions
Contact info: Keith Cutshall: Office Phone: 561-233-9009 x114 Cell Phone: 561-236-8176 Fax: 561-233-9819

Event: Feeding South Florida *Food Sorting Shifts (ages 13 and older)

Date & Time: Ongoing: Every Tuesday from 8:30am to 11:30am & 1:30pm to 4:30pm & the LAST Saturday of each month from 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Feeding South Florida’s NEW Palm Beach County Location 4925 Park Ridge Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Details: Help us inspect, sort through, and repackage all of our rescued food donations in order to save it from being thrown out and prepare it for distribution into the community to help our community members struggling to put food on the table!
To sign up: Click on: Calendar, and scroll down to choose a shift(s) to volunteer
Contact info: Volunteer Coordinator, Charlotte VanDyken
(954) 518-1824.
* We are unable to accommodate walk-ins. Please be sure to register your shifts

Date of event: Ongoing
Name of event: Center for Creative Education
Hours: Flexible but scheduled
Details of volunteer activity: Assistance, help with fundraising events, art shows, managing the front desk

Contact info: 561-805-9927 /

Date of event: Ongoing
Name of event: Palm Beach County Library System Volunteer Application
Hours: Ongoing event
Details of volunteer activity: Assist in the library by “mending books, filing, answering the phone, greeting members, shelving books, and helping member services”, as stated on the website. 

Contact info: 561-233-2600

Date of event: Ongoing
Name of event: Volunteer at the Resource Depot
Hours: uncertain
Details of volunteer activity: A welcome committee, sorting/floor placement, red hot finders – locating items, prep “hero” – preparation for events, event liaison, and DIY master. All these activity are mentioned on the website and if any interests anyone they can sign up for one. 

Contact info: 561-822-0090

Date of event: Ongoing
Name of event: West Palm Beach Library Foundation
Hours: uncertain
Details of volunteer activity: Event committees, work at events, office work, database work, research, tours of library; as mentioned on the website. 

Contact info: 561-868-7793

 Date of event: Ongoing
Name of event: Education Foundation of Palm Beach County – Volunteer Form
Hours:Flexible (You can pick your volunteer shift)
Details of volunteer activity: Red Apple Supplies (Assist in Teacher Shopping Day/ Organizing and Sorting donated products) or Office Administration

Contact info: 561-434-7303 /

Date of Event: ongoing
Name of Event: Bella’s Angels
Location: n/ar, FL 33468
Hours: varying
Details: special events volunteer, fundraising, clerical work, computer assistance, etc.
Contact Information: Deborah Jaffe, Executive Director // // (561) 373-4823

2016-2017 Palm Beach County School District Outstanding School Volunteers

Posted on December 8, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH- The 2016-2017 Outstanding School Volunteers have been named by the School District in recognition of their commitment and dedication to students and schools. Winners are selected from nominations based on years of service, number of volunteer hours, and characteristic or contribution of services.rungeThe Outstanding Student Volunteer of the Year is Renee Runge, a senior at Suncoast High School. Ms. Runge, who was nominated by Suncoast, realized that it was difficult for students to find places to earn their required community service hours for graduation. She then spent months creating a nonprofit “The Community Angel Network (CAN)” which supports a free interactive directory of nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach County that are seeking volunteer service from people in the community. The website contains a newsletter that keeps potential volunteers updated on news, projects, and new volunteer opportunities through events and ongoing projects. Renee researched, wrote and received a grant so there is now a free Student Text Service that was created to help students with up-to-date events and volunteer opportunities. Students receive texts which makes volunteering even easier! Renee was recognized before the Florida Cabinet by Governor Rick Scott where she was presented with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award. The website is

Jacynth “J.B.” Brown-Woodside is the Outstanding Adult Volunteer of the Year, nominated by Suncoast High School. Ms. Brown-Woodside has volunteered in schools for the past 9 years beginning when her first child started kindergarten

woodsideand the teacher needed a room mom! Some additional duties she has performed were on Safety Patrol Committee, office assistance, fundraising, as officers of PTSO and PTSA, Ms. Brown- Woodside has also been a lunch volunteer, worked on School Improvement Committees and School Advisory Councils. For 4 years at Suncoast she served as “theater mom” for over 175 students. She chaperoned numerous trips, coordinated volunteers, performed en

dless errands, served evening meals, and managed “front of house” operations. College Fair and Career Showcase are 2 school-wide events that satisfy many school goals, including SIP objective for academics and preparedness beyond high school. J.B. was a key team member for college fair for five years and career showcase for 3 years. Trusted and respected, staff and students call on J.B., knowing they can always count on her for help.


rhodesEddie Rhodes is the Outstanding Senior Volunteer of the Year. Mr. Rhodes started teaching and coaching in 1967 in Pahokee High School. He moved up to administration and served 19 years as Vice Principal at Pahokee. However, most of the people still refer to him as “Coach”. Mr. Rhodes has and continues to serve numerous schools in Palm Beach County. At Belle Glade Elementary, he sat on the School Advisory Council (SAC). He mentored at least 6 students there and checked on students each Friday. He assisted staff with home visits when asked. He helped Belle Glade get 3 school buses for students. There was no transportation for students that lived within a 2-mile radius of the school and students had to cross a bridge and major highway. Mr. Rhodes serves on the SAC committee at Glades Central High and is a great advocate there. In the Glades most financial success was achieved through professional football. Mr. Rhodes wanted financial success for his students via their minds and bodies, by strengthening the educational system and career development for youth. He is the Tri- Cities Education Committee Co-Chair. The committee supports the Glades Area schools and coordinates academic and community initiatives that support our schools and our District. Because Mr. Rhodes has always been a gifted mentor/inspiration to youth, it was natural that he became a mentor with the Take Stock in Children Palm Beach (TSIC) program in 2011. Mr. Rhodes continues to meet with that young man as well as working with 4 other mentees. Also, Mr. Rhodes now mentors young male students during lunch 3 times weekly at Lake Shore Middle. Additionally, he is beginning to mentor 4th graders as he believes it gives them a greater chance when they start earlier.
“There are approximately 40,000 volunteers currently serving in our schools and we appreciate each and every one of them. These volunteers are truly exemplary and we are honored to have them represent Palm Beach County as our Outstanding Volunteers of the Year,” said Debi Elfen, District Volunteer Coordinator.

For more information please contact Ms. Elfen at 561-434-8789 or

Palm Beach County School District Article:

GenerationOn Service Project

Right now, generationOn is engaging youth from across the country in the Joy Maker Challenge. This program gets kids and teens involved in meaningful, hands on service during the holiday season, helping them develop empathy and compassion for others and make it a season of giving! For each kid or teen who engages in service, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots – up to 1 million dollars’ worth! That means each act of kindness or volunteer service will have TWICE the impact!

People can visit for ideas and project guides to get started and then share their story for a chance to win grants to support further service! Any service projects counts!