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Love Animals? Then These Events Are For You!

Date of Event/Activity: Saturday, October 19th

Name of Event/Activity: Pumpkin Patch

Location: Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach

Hours: 10 am – 7 pm

Details of Volunteer Activity: Helping families pick out pumpkins. Taking the pumpkins to the families vehicles using wagons. We set up shifts of 3 hours each, 10 am to 1 pm, 1 pm to 4 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm. Up to 6 people for each shift would be very helpful.

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Irene Sobrino via email ( or office phone (561-748-7227)

Date of Event: Saturday, October 19th

Name of Event: 3rd Annual Halloween “Pawty”

Location: Animal Hospital at the Market Place, 278 Professional Way, wellington

Hours: 10:00 am-5:00 pm, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm, or 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm


Details of Volunteer Activity: MUST fill out a volunteer form online and respond to confirmation. We will have a bounce house, pet photo booth, pet contest, raffles, check-in table, dogs up for adoption, a face painting booth, and a selling booth. All duties will vary depending on what is needed throughout the event. setting up and breaking down.
**Do NOT just show up or say you are volunteering and not show up. You will be removed permanently from our list. Must wear purple with NO writing or we will have our shirts/tanks for $15**

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up:

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Date of Event/Activity: Saturday, October 26, 2019

Name of Event/Activity:  Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Contest

Location: 300 N. Dixie Highway, WPB 33401

Hours: 10am-6:30pm (ideal), 12-4pm, & 1-5:00pm

Details of Volunteer Activity: Helping with event check-in stations, face painting, corn husk dolls, cookie & pumpkin decorating, games (sack races, tug of war), plus more!

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up:  Rhonda Gordon;

Date of Event/Activity: Ongoing

Name of Event/Activity: Ongoing

Location: Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Hours: 8am – 12pm or 1pm – 5pm

Details of Volunteer Activity: Animal Care Volunteers for Dogs. Assists dogs and puppies in our care by walking dogs, bathing dogs, doing laundry, dishes, and cleaning kennels, as well as reporting any health or behavior concerns to supervisor. 


Contact Info to Register/Sign Up:

Date of Event/Activity: Every Saturday
Name of Event/Activity: Adoption Day
Location: PetSmart 531 N State Rd 7 / Royal Palm Beach Fl, 33411 & Petco 920 s State Rd 7 / Wellington Fl 33414
Hours: 11am-3pm

The Palm Beach Zoo event “Boo at the Zoo” is in need of volunteers for October 18, 19, & 20 and October 25, 26, & 27 at the following times:

  • Friday, October 18                         12:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 19                     5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 20                        9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 25                          9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 26                     9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 27                        9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Volunteers work a minimum of a two hour shift and help with candy distribution at Trick or Treat Stations, dressing people up at the Photo Booth or assisting with creating fun things at the Craft Station. Palm Beach Zoo is currently decorated with fun family friendly Halloween decorations and at night the displays will light up. Students 16 or older are welcome to volunteer and can receive community service hours for their time.

Anyone who would like to volunteer can reach out via email of ( via phone at 561.533.0887 ext. 253.


Two Ongoing Events Seeking Volunteers!

Date of Event/Activity: Sept. 16-Oct. 20, 2019 (6 weeks; 7 days/week)

Name of Event/Activity: Palm Beach County Cares-Bahamas Relief Campaign

Location: 1975 Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33404 (old Albertsons/HH Gregg Store location)

Hours: Mon., Tues., Thu., Fri., 10am-6pm & Sat., Sun., 12-6pm

Details of Volunteer Activity: Warehouse Operations: unloading, palletizing, wrapping and loading relief supplies.

Website: Palm Beach County Cares (

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up:



Date of Event/Activity: No set date, hours vary and are flexible but should add up to at least 8 hours each month for a minimum period of 6 months.

Name of Event/Activity: There are quite a few options, but some examples are Foster/Rescue Aide; Kitty Cuddler; Enrichment Assistant and Shelter Greeter/Host.

Location: PBCACC shelter, located at 7100 Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Details of Volunteer Activity:

Our minimum age for volunteering at the shelter is 16, but there are also take-home projects (fostering an animal, for example, or doing projects that involve making enrichment items/toys for the animals) that younger kids can earn credit for.

Most of the volunteer roles available in the shelter for kids under 18 are not direct animal handling positions, but they are nonetheless very important in supporting all of our programs. For example, a 16 year old could take on a role like “Foster/Rescue Aide,” where they would work closely with our Foster/Rescue Coordinator to assist her with all the administrative aspects of the Foster and Rescue programs (including helping prepare kitten foster care kits, etc.). They could also take on the role of Greeter/Host, which involves hanging out in the front lobby and welcoming visitors to the shelter, answering basic questions, and directing people to wherever they are trying to go.

There *is* actually one direct animal handling position open to those under 18, but only with cats. Our “Kitty Cuddler” position is open to those 16 and up, and it involves interacting with and socializing cats that are in the shelter’s adoption program waiting for homes. We also are very much in need of in-shelter Enrichment Assistants, who work with our Behavior/Enrichment staff on things like preparing and distributing frozen peanut-butter-stuffed Kong toys to the dogs, etc.

All of these (with the exception of the take-home projects) are ongoing volunteer positions that do require a minimum six-month long commitment (8 hours per month). So students would need to be prepared for that commitment. But as long as they are, we would be very grateful to have them join us!


Contact Info. to Register/Sign Up: Tammy Roberts at


New School Year = New Volunteering Opportunities!

Amber’s Animal Outreach is in need of volunteers for their Countdown 2 Zero event on Sept 28th at the South Florida Fairgrounds.
Shift hours are from 9am-1pm, 1pm-5pm, or all day (9am-5pm). Please e-mail if you are available to help.
Note: The dogs will be there ALL DAY as they are not sent home the day of any event as app approval and home visits is in the adoption process AND volunteers must wear a solid purple color shirt (our own will be available for $15). 

Date of Event/Activity: Monday through Friday
Name of Event/Activity: Front Desk – Answering Phones and greeting clients
Location: The Salvation Army Lake Worth Worship and Service Center
Hours: Two Shifts (8:30am to Noon & 12:00pm to 4:30pm)
Details of Volunteer Activity: Answering phones and greeting clients.
Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Stacy Sinkeldam @ 561-365-3530 (Volunteer Services)

Date of Event/Activity: October 5th thru November 16th ~ Every Saturday

Name of Event/Activity: Miracle League Fall Baseball & Cheerleading Season
Location: Miller Park Delray Beach 1905 SW 4th Avenue, Delray Beach FL 33444
Hours: Create your own schedule. Choose 1 game, 2 games or 3 games. Each game is an 1 hour long. Games are @ 1:45pm. 3pm. 4:45pm Every Saturday during season.
Details of Volunteer Activity:  
Being a Buddy is a commitment to a group of highly deserving individuals in an area that many have never had an opportunity to participate in a team sportbefore. It is a commitment to a team, a player and the community that is reaching out to support their needs.
Being a Buddy is also a rewarding experience. By assisting a special needs player, a Buddy will have the opportunity to learn about a special player and help him or her achieve a sense of accomplishment and enjoy baseball or cheerleading. The Buddy system pairs each player with a Buddy to assist them on and off the field.
Buddies must be at least 12 years of age to participate in this program and must complete a brief training program prior to assisting a player.
Buddies duties will vary from full assistance for a player who may have severe mobility problems to offering guidance to players who can walk, run and perform many physical actions. Buddies may also assist players who do not have the mental or retentive ability to follow the rules of the game.
Buddies can be fellow schoolmates, college or high school students, athletes, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or any individual or group who wishes to volunteer their time to give the child the gift of baseball/cheerleading and a smile that touches us all.
Buddies are expected to attend all of their team’s scheduled games, as well as the above-mentioned training session and a “get-acquainted” session prior to the start of the season. Buddies can share responsibilities with another buddy if they know they will not be able to make all the games. Please see our schedule listing on the website for game dates. (If something comes up and you cannot attend a game, you will be expected to notify your Buddy Leader.)
Buddies will randomly be assigned teams unless otherwise requested (see registration form for more information).
Buddy Leaders will be assigned to each team to coordinate pairing of Buddies with players. In most cases, Buddies will assist the same player throughout the season.
Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Website is to register. For more information, call Julia Kadel @ 561-414-4441

Date of Event/Activity: Ongoing needs
Location: We have volunteer opportunities in office administration, restore/retail, construction and neighborhood revitalization.
Hours: Varies depending on area.
Details of Volunteer Activity:
The first step in our process is to create an account and complete a volunteer application.  In addition for school records, it is recommended that you use the form your school requires and have each supervisor sign off on your completed hours after each shift. The link to the volunteer application can be found here.
After completion of the application, you will have the opportunity to register for any shifts online in any of the following areas:
1. Office Administration:
Please register for our office orientation scheduled for every  Wednesday of the month at 10:00a.m.  Should you want to meet with me before taking the orientation, please call me to schedule an appointment at 561.819.6070 ext. 214.
2. Construction and Neighborhood Revitalization:
On-site orientations occur daily for our Construction & Neighborhood Revitalization programs prior to the beginning of each shift,
3. ReStores:
Orientations for our ReStores occur on Thurs/Sat for our Delray ReStore and Tues/Sat for our Boca Raton ReStore, however, if you cannot make one of those shifts, the stores will accommodate you.  Restore hours are generally from 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. 7 days a week, however you can create your own schedule within those hours.
If there are any additional questions or concerns that we may answer, please do not hesitate to reach out! We truly appreciate our volunteers and want the experience to be as valuable to you as you are to us.
Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Click here.

Plenty of End of Summer Events Still Available!

Date of Event/Activity: August 3, 2019

Name of Event/Activity: Jupiter Medical Center Loggerhead Triathlon

Location: Carlin Park, 400 Florida A1A

Jupiter, FL US 33477

Hours: 5:30 AM – 11 AM

Details of Volunteer Activity: Volunteers will be able to pick an area they would like to volunteer in. Areas such as helping in Athlete Oasis, Awards Ceremony, Bike course, Body Marking & Water Finish Line, Chip Distribution & Pick up, Course Breakdown, Run Course, Swim Team, Transition Team, Water Stations and Manual Backup Timers.


Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Emily Nichols,

Date of Activity: August 10th
Name of Event: 2nd Chariots On Ice Sled Hockey Clinic
Location: Palm Beach Skate Zone
8125 Lake Worth Road
Lake Worth, Fla 33467
Hours: 2:45 PM sharp (orientation of volunteers and task assignment) to 6 PM
Details of Volunteer Activity: Seeking 15-20 teen volunteers to assist OFF-ICE at a ice rink, helping sled hockey participants getting in and out of hockey safety gear and in and out of sleds. Some participants are disabled.  (Hockey experience a plus but not mandatory). Also need some photography taken of the participants and clinic in process. Must be able to upload and edit photos promptly for website use. It is an ice rink so dress accordingly with closed toe shoes and long pants.
Note: No skating or ice access is permitted during our clinic unless registered with me specifically, in advance, as a pusher/volunteer at expert level. Bring your Community Service sheet to document your service hours.
Contact Info to Register/Questions/or Sign-Up: Valerie at

Date of Event/Activity: Tuesdays-Saturdays

Name of Event/Activity: Food Sorting

Location: 4925 Park Ridge Boulevard, Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Hours: 8:30 am -11:30 am & 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Details of Volunteer Activity: Feeding South Florida is always in need of more volunteers at both our warehouse locations! Feeding South Florida distributes over 50 million pounds of food each year (42 million meals) and our volunteers help us inspect, sort and repackage it for distribution to our direct-service programs and approximately 300 non-profit partnering agencies. Our main warehouse is in Pembroke Park (2501 SW 32 Terrace, FL 33023) and our second warehouse is in Boynton Beach (4925 Park Ridge Boulevard, FL 33426).

The great news is that we have ten volunteer shifts available per week, Tuesday-Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and can accommodate up to 100 people per shift at the main warehouse and up to 40 at our branch location

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Lorraine Stephens-Leslie (Volunteer Coordinator) / O: 561-331-5441 X 2507

Feeding South Florida requires all volunteers including chaperones to be registered either individually (16 and older) or as a team member (minors or adults). Registering to volunteer as a team is as easy as visiting and creating an individual account as a Team Captain.

1. Go to Login, found at the top right-hand page.

2. Register as a new volunteer.

3. Create your account.

Once your account is created, you can begin to create your team.

4. Go to “My Account”, select “My Teams”

5. Create A New Team as the Team Captain.

6. List your teammates name and their email and or phone number.

7. Once team is completed, go to the calendar, select shift and then select signup with a team, check off the names of the team members who are participating and submit.

All our volunteer shifts are posted under the “Calendar” tab. This is where you can see availability for each shift as well as register your team once your account has been created.

Things to Remember:

The following guidelines are designed to ensure all volunteers have a great (and safe) experience:

> All members of your team must be registered online. If you have problems with the site, please call and I will assist you.

> All volunteers must wear close-toed shoes due to the warehouse setting. Those not wearing close-toed shoes will not be able to volunteer.

> All volunteers must be at least age 12 to volunteer. Volunteers between the ages of 12 and 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian-attached. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.     Volunteers age 16 and older can create an individual account and volunteer without an adult.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of your shift. If you arrive after orientation, it is difficult to understand the sort process and your role in it.

Name of Event/Activity: Volunteer with The ALS Association Florida Chapter

Hours: Varies

Details of Volunteer Activity: Do you have a few hours a month to make a huge difference in someone’s life by assisting with cleaning and simply visiting? A special someone living with ALS in Pompano Beach is looking for a volunteer once a week for a few hours, depending on your schedule.

Becoming a Visiting Volunteer with The ALS Association Florida Chapter is a heartwarming experience. We require potential Visiting Volunteers to complete an online training process including two reference checks, a short phone interview, and a background check. Volunteers assist with simple tasks of everyday living and are not allowed to help with medical or personal care, finances, or transportation.

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Becky Ford / / (813) 637-9000 ext. 133

Date of Event/Activity: We are open Monday-Friday 8am-3pm, so anytime during these days and hours is great.

Name of Event/Activity: Merchandising Retail Warehouse

Location: 2635 Old Okeechobee Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Hours: Any from 8am-3pm

Details of Volunteer Activity: Sorting, folding, and organizing merchandise, testing small electronics, and assembling small furniture.


Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Kasia Maslanka at 954-681-6081 or

Date of Event/Activity: The Open Door Breaking Family Cycles WEST PALM BEACH – Tuesday Evenings beginning 8/27

Name of Event/Activity: Childcare Volunteer OR Meal Provider

Location: Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies West Palm Beach

                   901 Northpoint Pkwy, Suite, West Palm Beach, 33407

Hours: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Details of Volunteer Activity: Volunteer in childcare room with babies and toddler OR provide healthy meals for mothers and children (approximately 15 people).

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Jacquie Anderson, (561) 713-0745

Date of Event/Activity: The Open Door Breaking Family Cycles LAKE WORTH – Monday Evenings beginning 8/26

Name of Event/Activity: ChildcareVolunteer

Location: Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Lake Worth 4601 Lake Worth Rd

Hours: 6:30-8:00pm

Details of Volunteer Activity: Volunteer in our childcare room with babies and toddlers.

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Allison Overstreet (561) 325-0909

Date of Event/Activity: Thursdays

Name of Event/Activity:  The Open Door, Breaking Family Cycles-  Fathers Program/ Mentors or Meal Providers

Location: Urban Youth Impact building, 2823 N Australian Ave.  between 45th and Palm Beach Lakes Blvd

Hours: 6:30-8:00

Details of Volunteer Activity: Child care, mentor OR meal provider. 

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up:  Lori Durham, 561-704-8111


PBCCAN’s Summer Volunteering Extravaganza – Part 2!

Date of Event/Activity:  June 16, 2019
Name of Event/Activity:  Father’s Day 5K benefitting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Location:  Royal Palm Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd., Royal Palm Beach, FL
Hours: 5 AM – 10 AM
Details of Volunteer Activity:
  • Race Day Registrations/Packet Pick up
  • Event Set Up
  • Water Stops/Cheering
  • Pancake breakfast (need to be 18 or older)
  • Finish line/Kids Race
All race information can be found here. Volunteers can register directly through the race website for their preferred assignments or email

Date of Event/Activity:  Summer 2019 from week of 6/10 through 8/5
Name of Event/Activity:  Schoolhouse Squad
Location: Schoolhouse Children’s Museum
                 129 East Ocean Ave.
                  Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Hours: Shifts scheduled for Mon-Fri 9-1 and Tues to Fri 1-5
Details of Volunteer Activity: Interacting with visitors at our exhibits, preparing class materials and assisting our staff in classes, leading hands-on construction and art activities, and volunteering at birthday parties and other special events.
Contact Info: Mary O’Hearne / / 561-742-6784

Date of Event/Activity: Daily, as many days per week as wanted
Name of Event/Activity: Shelter Worker – Adopt A Cat Foundation, Inc.
Location: 1125 Old Dixie Highway, Lake Park, FL 33404
Hours:  1 pm – 5 pm
Details of Volunteer Activity:  Scooping litter boxes, cleaning cat food and water bowls, some laundry, sweeping, interacting with cats, brushing and socializing cats
Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Deborah Wentworth / / 561-351-1504

Date of Event/Activity: Daily; openings everyday except Sunday
Name of Event/Activity: Resale Store Worker – Adopt A Cat Foundation, Inc.
Location: 889 Donald Ross Road, Juno Beach, Florida 33408
Hours: 10 am until 2 pm or 2pm until 5:30 pm
Details of Volunteer Activity: Cash register transactions, assisting customers with questions and donations, organizing donations, arranging displays, some light office work.
Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Deborah Wentworth / / 561-351-1504

Date of Event/Activity: Summer Volunteers June, July, August 2019 (Orientation dates all begin at 2 p.m. : 5/25/19, 6/8/19, 6/29/19, 7/13/19, 8/3/19)
Name of Event/Activity: Guest Services
Location: River Center, 805 N US Highway 1, Jupiter, FL  33477 (Burt Reynolds Park)
Hours: Tues – Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm or 12 – 4 pm
Details of Volunteer Activity: Greet guests to the River Center, assist guests at the touch tank as a docent, help staff set up and clean up after education programs.
Contact Info to Register/Sign Up:

Date of Event/Activity: June 15, 2019

Name of Event/Activity: AustinBlu Fishing Tournament
Location: River Center, 805 N US Highway 1, Jupiter, FL  33477 (Burt Reynolds Park)
Hours: Various; Between 10 am – 9 pm
Details of Volunteer Activity: Variety of positions available, see online sign up for details.
Contact Info to Register/Sign Up:, 561-743-7123,

Date of Event/Activity: May 18th

Name of Event/Activity: Place of Hope Foster Parent Appreciation Brunch
Location: The Groot Center @ Christ Fellowship, 5343 Northlake Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Hours: 10am-1pm
Details of Volunteer Activity: We are in need of volunteer greeters, at check-in table, photographers, servers, and set up/tear down team.
Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Sophia Dolcine at or call 561-775-7195

Date of Event/Activity: Baseball/Cheerleading / May 18th / 1:30pm – 5pm

Name of Event/Activity: Miracle League Baseball & Cheerleading Spring Season 
Location: Miller Park, 1905 SW 4th Avenue, Delray Beach 33444
Hours: 1:45 (1 hour), 3:30pm (1 hour), 4:45pm (1 hour)
Details of Volunteer Activity: Volunteers are needed for “buddies” to assist and or encourage the players at each game.
Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Julia Kadel / 561-414-4441 /

Date of Event/Activity: ASAP
Name of Event/Activity: Start a new website for a non-profit organization, assist with brainstorming concept site, initial set up, and follow up assistance to add features, pages, articles, etc.
Location: Home in Western Lake Worth
Hours: As available
Details of Volunteer Activity: Looking for a volunteer to help set up a website for a brand new division of a charity.
Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: E-mail Valerie at with skills and any experience. Will arrange a few afternoons/evenings to brainstorm and initial set up. Will need follow up assistance to add features, articles, pages, etc.

Date of Event/Activity: May 30th

Name of Event/Activity: Wheelchair Warehouse Move

Life Storage, 7363 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 33467 (About 1/2 mile east of turnpike)

Hours: 8am (SHARP) to 12 depending on how many volunteers attend. Meet in parking lot of Life Storage so we all go in together at once.

Details of Volunteer Activity: Seeking 15-20 teen volunteers. We will be moving two storage units of wheelchairs and accessories to a larger unit in the same facility. Some volunteers will be painting the interior walls. Others will be moving 4 existing shelving units and building additional shelving units, and hanging banners. We also need some photography done of individual wheelchairs to be advertised. Must have ability to upload and edit photos promptly for my website use. Bring your Community Service sheet for me to document your service hours. We will be outdoors and working in un-airconditioned storage units with fans but it will be hot. Dress accordingly for painting and lifting with closed shoes.

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Valerie at

Name of Event/Activity: March of Dimes, Summer Internship
Location: Work can be done from home. Would need access to email, wifi, computer.
Hours: Flexible
Details of Volunteer Activity: Assisting staff with clerical work, stuffing envelopes, and drafting letters. Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Chelsea Platas at or 561-290-0907

Date of Event/Activity: Wednesday – Saturday for New Construction / Saturdays for Neighborhood Revitalization
Name of Event/Activity: New Construction (16+) or Neighborhood Revitalization (14+)
Location: Various – confirmed in registration email
Hours: 8a – 12p
Details of Volunteer Activity: Various points of the construction process or painting/landscaping on pre-existing homes
Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: James McLelland – – (561) 819-6070

Name of Event/Activity: St. Mary’s Medical Center & Palm Beach Children’s Hospital 6th Cereal Box Drive Packing Activity

Location: St. Mary’s Medical Center Banyan Conference Room

Hours: 4 – 6 pm

Details of Volunteer Activity: Boxing up the donated cereal boxes and transporting them to the moving truck for transport. There are 15 volunteer slots open. Registration will end on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm. We are also looking for donations of cereal. Our donation benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of: Belle Glade, West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach.

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Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Lisa Barron, 561-882-9182;

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The City of West Palm Beach is looking for help. We NEED volunteers for our annual FitKids Youth Triathlon on Sunday, May 19th 2019. This event promotes living a healthy lifestyle, offering kids an opportunity to compete in a real triathlon.  Events like these require a considerate amount of resources to pull off and WE NEED HELP.
We still need over 30 volunteers for this event. The FitKids Triathlon will be held at Gaines Park located at 1501 N Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 from 6:30 am to 11:30 am.  Please consider volunteering, it’s a fun event and can be a great way to earn volunteer hours or just a nice way help out your community.  You can volunteer with friends or your family and make it a fun day together.
If you are interested in participating, please let me know quickly. The application can be found here: Volunteer Application 2019. We are also still taking registrations if you have a child that would like to participate.  You can follow this link:
Contact: Mario Arguelles (Event Specialist) / D: 561.804.4938 /
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PBCCAN’s Summer Volunteering Extravaganza – More to Come!

The City of West Palm Beach is looking for volunteers for the FitKids Triathlon on Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at Gaines Park, 1501 Australian Ave.  FitKids Triathlon is  an event that promotes a healthy lifestyle offering kids ages 4 to 14 an opportunity to compete in a triathlon.  It’s a great way for students to earn volunteer hours in a fun event that is great for the community.

We are looking for volunteers to help with filling/passing out cups of water, time keepers, lap counters and many other fun activities. Below are some basic details regarding the event: 

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E-mail or call 561-804-4906


Volunteer Information: 

2019 FitKids Youth Triathlon Information

Date of Event/Activity: May – August Summer 2019

Name of Event/Activity: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Jupiter

Location: 250 W. Indiantown Road Jupiter FL 33458

Hours: 10 am – 4 pm Monday through Saturday
You can sign up for one or several 3 hour shifts per week.

Details of Volunteer Activity: A thriving store that helps the poor. SVDP is ten rooms of art, home goods, and clothing in an upscale environment. Fast paced and fun, you’ll learn a LOT about business in a great mentoring environment!

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Donna Bryan Store: 561-401-9585 / 561-373-4843

Date of Event/Activity: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in June and July 2019

Name of Event/Activity: A Living History Park Guide or Presenter during our City Kids on the Farm Program

Location: Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fair

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Details of Volunteer Activity: Volunteers will either guide visitors to one of our historic buildings or they may be asked to explain heritage, history and historical concepts of a particular building to the visitors. All new volunteers will be partnered with an experienced volunteer receiving hands-on training while learning early Florida history and having fun at the same time.


Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Contact Stacy Wakefield, Volunteer Services Manager  at 561-790-5213 or All volunteers must complete the Volunteer Application and anyone 18 years of age or older must complete a Background Check Request Form. Forms can be found on the South Florida Fair website under the “Volunteer” tab.

Date of Event/Activity: June 14

Name of Event/Activity: Sew for Sustainability

Location: Resource Depot 2510 Florida Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Hours: 9am-12pm

Details of Volunteer Activity: Helping prep (cut and pin) and make reusable bags out of shirts and fabric samples to help us ditch plastic bags. No sewing experience is necessary. Volunteers could stay the whole three hours or just an hour.

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Chelsea Odum –

Date of Event/Activity: June 28

Name of Event/Activity: Volunteer Day

Location: Resource Depot 2510 Florida Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Hours: 9am-12pm

Details of Volunteer Activity: Helping with our education programs, prepping for a field-trip or make kits from reused materials.

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Chelsea Odum –

Date of Event/Activity: June 17-21

Name of Event/Activity: Junk Camp

Location: Resource Depot 2510 Florida Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Hours: 9am-5pm

Details of Volunteer Activity: Helping with our Junk Camp, which has 5-12 year olds making upcycled art. Volunteers would be helping the teachers prep and cleanup projects, as well as helping the campers when they need assistance. We ask volunteers to be there for the day or half a day.

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Chelsea Odum – or fill out this form:

Date of Event/Activity: July 15-19

Name of Event/Activity: Junk Camp

Location: Resource Depot 2510 Florida Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Hours: 9am-5pm

Details of Volunteer Activity: Helping with our Junk Camp, which has 5-12 year olds making upcycled art. Volunteers would be helping the teachers prep and cleanup projects, as well as helping the campers when they need assistance. We ask volunteers to be there for the day or half a day.

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Chelsea Odum – or fill out this form:

Pace Center for Girls:

Our volunteers must be 18 years of age and willing to do a background screening. If interested please visit our website at and have sign up as a volunteer for Palm Beach.

Location: 1225 D South Military Trail West Palm Beach, Fl 33415


Contact Info: Jayme Baumann-Moll (Office Coordinator for Pace Center for Girls, Palm Beach) / Office: 561-472-1990 Ext:1966 /


We welcome any students 16 yrs and older to help out this summer.

Dates – We are open Mon-Fri 10 am to 3 pm.
Activities to help with – Bingo, card games, discussion groups, computers
(Apple and iPads), meal services, games and any ideas the students may
Location – 1515 West Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton 33486
Call – John Sawdon at 561-395-8920

Date of Event/Activity: Summer 2019

Name of Event/Activity: Volunteer/Intern

Location: 1649 Forum Place, Ste 2, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Hours: 9 am to 5:30 pm or any part thereof

Details of Volunteer Activity: Administrative


Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: See website for application(s). Individuals can call the office at 561-841-0900 for additional information.

Date of Event/Activity: June/July

Name of Event/Activity: Annual Clean Up Day

Location: LLS Office, 3230-B Commerce Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Hours: Noon – 5 PM

Details of Volunteer Activity: Assist staff in going through supplies from events, sorting, purging, counting, repacking and labeling. Some light lifting.

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Mimi Elkin –

Date of Event/Activity: November 23, 2019

Name of Event/Activity: Boca Raton Light The Night Walk

Location: Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33498

Hours: 4:00pm – 10:00pm

Details of Volunteer Activity: Assist with setup, registration, kid zone, break down/cleanup, and other activities as needed.

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Email Courtney Salter at or Devin Brown at

Date of Event/Activity: May 16 – May 19

Name of Event/Activity: CIM Survey

Location: Tropical Ridge Neighborhood, Lake Worth FL

Hours: 9:00-6:00 in two hour blocks

Details of Volunteer Activity:

The Community Impact Measurement (CIM) Survey is widely used around the country to measure two important parts of every neighborhood, how residents express their experience of living there and the actual physical conditions of the area. The CIM survey has been administered in the same Lake Worth neighborhood three times, first in 2011, in 2013, and most recently in 2016. Lake Worth has had the benefit of many grants and community programs. The CIM allows us to know if the impact of our efforts is visible and experienced by residents who live in the community.

Home base will be ‘greenway’ across from Highland Elementary School on “A” Street in Lake Worth. We will ask that you park on “A” street and not in the bus loop. Arrive 15 minutes before your volunteer block to receive a training refresher, your t-shirt, and to be paired up with your “Survey Buddy”.


Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Please email Jaime-Lee Brown at or call 561.841.3500 x1057.

The Lake Worth Beach Library is accepting five (5) student volunteers between the ages of 16 and 19 for the summer. Student volunteers work inside the cool of library, beating the summer heat. Some of the activities they perform include putting library materials away, placing materials in order on the shelves, dusting books and shelves, assisting with removing materials from the library, and filing.

We will develop a schedule that works for the students and the needs of the library. Students may work up to two hours per day and a total of 10 hours per week.

Please have the students/parents fill out the attached forms. Parents must sign the forms for all students under 18. Please bring the completed signed forms to the Lake Worth Beach Public Library located at 15 North M St, Lake Worth Beach.

Please be aware we treat all of our students as valued volunteer staff. Like all staff, they will be asked to show up on time, call in if they are sick or late, and dress appropriately for the work they are performing.

Volunteer Acknowledgement and Indemnification HH 4-25-17


Date of Event/Activity: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Name of Event/Activity: Volunteer Orientation

Location: Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, 13300 6th Court North, Loxahatchee, FL 33470

Hours: 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Details of Volunteer Activity: Attend a mandatory orientation to volunteer hours of your choice Monday thru Friday. Orientations are held approximately every 2 weeks. Help get horses ready for lessons, help sidewalk with students during lessons, farm chores, office help – many hands are needed!

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Vinceremos Office Phone: (561) 792-9900 / Email:

Date of Event/Activity: Ongoing

Name of Event/Activity: iFoster Program @ Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Location: Your Home!

Hours: Flexible

Details of Volunteer Activity:
The iFoster program allows youth volunteers (ages 8 – 17) to take care of foster animals (most likely a kitten) until the animal is old enough to be processed into the shelter system and ready for adoption. The iFoster will be responsible for providing the animal with a loving, safe and temporary home environment in exchange for community service hours. The iFoster will be given all the necessary supplies to care for the animal until they return him/her.

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up:
To sign-up for the online orientation, interested iFoster’s should visit:

Sign-up link to Furry Friends’ upcoming food drive where they give DOUBLE hours (must be 16 years of age or older to volunteer in this capacity. Must be dependable):

Location: 401 Maplewood Drive, Ste. 8 Jupiter, FL 33458


Contact Information: Karen Counts (Programs Director at Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch) / 561.277.3701 Direct /

Date of Event/Activity:

  • Mon – Thurs / 10a-6p / Continuous need during exhibits someone that can be posted at door of the museum to greet guests.
  • Fri – Sat / 10a-5p
  • Closed on some holidays, call for schedule.
  • June 3rd-7th / Prep of the museum for the new exhibit during business hours
  • June 19th / Prep for the exhibit opening that evening during business hours
  • June 19th / Breakdown and cleanup after event from 8pm-9pm
  • More opportunities in the near future…Contact us for dates

Location: 417 Clematis St. West Palm Beach, FL MAP

Details of Volunteer Activity: Set up and break down of tables and food and artwork.
The greeting of museum guests. Sometimes some office/clerical work.

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: or call (561) 253-2600

Date of Event/Activity: September 21, 2019

Name of Event/Activity: International Coastal Cleanup 2019

Location: Various locations throughout Palm Beach County

Hours: Varies and will be posted by project on the website.

Details of Volunteer Activity: Litter cleanup of beaches, shorelines, parks, roadways, streets, and neighborhoods to promote the health of the Ocean.

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up:

Date of Event/Activity: Various dates from May 17 through August 2nd as a volunteer usher

Name of Event/Activity: Live performances

Location: Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis St
West Palm Beach

Hours: Varies / Days & evenings

Details of Volunteer Activity: Hand out programs and guide people to their seats.


Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: E-mail Theda Reale at (Include phone number to contact)

Date of Event/Activity: Summer (June through August), Fall (September through December), Spring (January through May)

Location: Sandoway Discovery Center

Hours: 3 hours per week, Available shifts are 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Details of Volunteer Activity: Varies depending on position. There is an interview process that all volunteers must go through.


Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Amanda Clough / Phone: 561-274-7263 / Email: amanda.sandoway@gmail.comSandoway Volunteer Flyer-1.jpg


Rack Up Those Last Minute Hours With These Events!

Date of Event/Activity: May 18th
Name of Event/Activity: Palm Beach County Great Strides 2019
Location: Meyer Park Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach
Hours: We can work in shifts, and it depends on the role the student takes on, but 7:00 am -12:00 pm is a safe estimation.
Details of Volunteer Activity: Registration, handing out waters, set up and break down, greeting, cleaning, misc tasks
Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Skylar Gorman, Development Director or call FL – Palm Beach Office at 561-683-9965

Date of Event/Activity: Saturday, May 4
Name of Event/Activity: Big Cat 5 K Race
Location: Palm Beach Zoo
Hours: 6-9 a.m.
Details of Volunteer Activity: The majority of the volunteer crew work as course markers…cheering on running while directing them and keeping them on the path. Other roles included water station attendees, registration, and refreshment station after the race during the award ceremony.
Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Erin K. Hitsman (Volunteer Programs Manager)

Date of Event/Activity: April 27th , 2019

Name of Event/Activity: Volunteer Orientation Meeting for Parks & Rec Dept

Location: Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd street, Delray Beach, FL, 33444

Hours: 9:30-11:30AM

Details of Volunteer Activity: Volunteer at Pompey Park pool and special Events. Sign up for Volunteer Orientation at this link:

The orientation is for the Bike and Swim safety event on May 4th, Saturday, 8:30am-3:30pm. Volunteers will sign up for booths and shifts. We will have a Pompey Park Cleanup and pizza. High school students must bring your community service time sheets, City of Delray does not provide them. To sign up for Bike and swim safety event the link is here:

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Silvia, 561-243-7358,

Date of Event/Activity: Saturday, April 27th

Name of Event/Activity: The Great American Clean up

Location: Evergreen Cemetery, 2825 N. Rosemary Ave West Palm Beach, FL

Hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Details of Volunteer Activity: General clean up, scrubbing and cleaning tombstones and light gardening.


Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Mario Arguelles / (561) 804-4938 /

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Contact Info to Register/Sign Up:  Julia Kadel / / (561) 414-4441

Address: PO Box 7211, Delray Beach FL 33444


Details of Volunteer Activity: “Every Child Deserves the Chance to Play Baseball” – The Miracle League of Palm Beach County (MLPBC) has the mission to enrich, expand & diversify lives, providing opportunities for all children to play baseball regardless of ability. Creating a safe & inclusive place for people with physical & developmental disabilities to participate in team sport, MLPBC encompasses the encouragement & achievement of crucial life skills. MLPBC is recognized by its athletic name, yet baseball is a vehicle to encourage kindness, compassion, creativity & generosity in the community. MLPBC participants mutually teach, guide & inspire each other, offering avenues to achieve physical & emotional health & wellbeing. Whether swinging the bat, running the bases, playing in the field, cheering from the dugout, clapping in the stands, coaching from the sidelines, serving food in concessions, or organizing outreach, MLPBC is a grassroots effort run entirely on the power & passion of its players & volunteers.


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