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 melanie@pbnchamber.com.

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.
Website: https://www.peggyadams.org/foster
Contact info: For more information, please call 561-472-8578 or email foster@peggyadams.org


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.
Website: www.mowpb.org
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.
Website: www.vfw.org
Contact info:  Barry Goldin, bgold33434@aol.com 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: info@palmbeachcountyfoodproject.org
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
Website: https://www.habitatpbc.org/event/detail/pid/74/id/269/instance/20161220
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.
Website: http://cdn.trustedpartner.com/docs/library/QuantumHouse2011/Events/Quantum%20House%20Special%20Event%20Volunteers%20UPDATED.pdf
Contact info: Please contact Megan and Elizabeth by emailing mthompson@quantumhouse.org and eportmess@quantumhouse.org OR call 561-494-0515

It made a difference for that one…

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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: Jeanelle@forgottensoldiers.org

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.
Website: http://www.pbcgov.com/publicsafety/animalcare/
Contact info: Tammy Roberts at 561-233-1281 or email at troberts@pbcgov.org
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.
Website: http://www.pbcgov.com/publicsafety/animalcare/
Contact info: Elizabeth Harfman at 561-233-1281 or email at eharfman@pbcgov.org


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: crosministries.org 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
kcutshall@crosministries.org


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: http://feedingsouthflorida.force.com/HOC__cmscontent?CM Click on: Calendar, and scroll down to choose a shift(s) to volunteer
Contact info: Volunteer Coordinator, Charlotte VanDyken cvandyken@feedingsouthflorida.org
(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 / info@cceflorida.org


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 / info@educationfoundationpbc.com


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.
Website: http://www.bellasangels.org
Contact Information: Deborah Jaffe, Executive Director // DJaffe@BellasAngels.org // (561) 373-4823