Hendry Glades Opportunities


*United Way Partner Agency

*Girl Scouts
As a Troop Leader or Co-Leader, you’ll introduce girls to new experiences and help them unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) to take the lead and change the world. You’ll be their cheerleader, guide, and mentor, helping them develop crucial skills and confidence to launch them into a lifetime of leadership. Imagine the excitement, the memories made, and the impact-this is what you’ll share as a Girl Scout volunteer. Volunteers needed all across the Gulf Coast area. Background check required.  Complete online application at http://www.gsgcf.org/en/for-volunteers/ways-to-volunteer.html  or contact Kelly McGraw for more information at kellym@gsgcf.org or call 941-921-5358 x 318.  Posted 8/2/18

*Child Care SW FL
Volunteer opportunities at the Children’s Garden of LaBelle include reading to the children or sharing hobbies and talents with them. Much of our curriculum is designed around the children’s interests and we also are working on activities to bring the indoor leaning outside. Call Mandy Carter for more information at 239-425-1082 or email mandyc@ccswfl.org

Provides high quality child development services and education to farmworker and rural low-income families in centers, childcare homes, after school dropout prevention programs and charter schools. Volunteers can help in many ways; classroom (read to children, assist in playground/meals, participate in special events and help prepare classroom materials), clerical (answer phone/take messages, filing, creating flyers, making copies, sending/sorting mail), kitchen (help prep and cook food, help with dishes and stocking pantry) custodian (sweep/mop/vacuum, replenish paper goods and soap, empty trash, set up/clean up playgrounds).  Minimum age is 18, some court community service accepted, drug free work place, background screening if volunteering 10 hours or more per month. To learn more contact Sonja Wilson (863) 674-4652 or email sonja@rcma.org

*Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida
Are you able-bodied and looking for a fun opportunity to serve in your community? Help the Harry Chapin Food Bank provide food to those who need it most! Volunteers are needed to distribute food for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program the 3rd Monday of the month from 10am-12pm at Hope Connections in Labelle or the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 9:30am-11am at Hope Connections in Clewiston. Call Sarah Varble at 239-334-7007 ext. 143 or Tanya Phillips at ext. 141. Volunteers needed also to help with mobile pantry distributions in Hendry and Glades counties. Call Tanya at 239-334-7007 ext. 141. These are also great for teens 16 and up to earn hours for school.

*Family Mentor Program – United Way Volunteer Center
You can help make the future brighter for families going through the re-unification process. Volunteer with the Family Mentor Program. An ideal family mentor will be one who can be non-judgmental, offer a minimum of na hour a week to work and build a committed and trusting relationship with parents to support them though the transition of being re-united with their children. Training and on-going support provided.  For more information on the program or to sign up call Patrice at 239-433-7557 or email Patrice@unitedwaylee.org

Guardian ad Litem
Be a constant in the life of a child who has been abused, abandoned or neglected. We are looking for people who have a passion for children and want to help the court system determine the best interests of a child. An legal education is not required, a want to make a difference to a child is. We ask our volunteers, to be 21 years of age or older, to have 2-3 hours per week (8-10 hours per month) available to volunteer, be able to attend court 2-3 times per year and commit for the life of the case. We supply the training and a support system for those who wish to enjoy a flexible volunteer schedule. To be an advocate, contact Mandy Goldenberg at mandy.goldenberg@gal.fl.gov or call 239-896-4252. updated 9/6/18

*The Salvation Army
Volunteer opportunities include; driver and driver assistant (2 times a week, 5-6 hours total), Minimum age is 18 and court ordered service accepted. For more information about volunteering call 863-674-1441.

Volunteer Florida- Hurricane Michael Volunteers
For those of you who would like to help your fellow Floridians feeling the impact of Hurricane Michael, please visit https://www.volunteerflorida.org/
and consider registering as a volunteer. posted 10/10/18

*Hope HealthCare Services
Become a Hope Volunteer! Hope is look for volunteers in the Clewiston area. Anyone who is 14 years or older with a caring heart and time to share can become a Hope volunteer. There are many ways to help, including: visiting patients to give caregivers a much-needed break, running errands or helping with transportation, assisting with clerical work and providing office support, making phone calls to bereaved family members. For more information or details on signing up for volunteer orientation, please contact Ester at (239)415-7217 or Ester.Domingo@HopeHCS.org.

*Hope Healthcare-Special Event
Seeking volunteers for Rainbow Trails Camp April 5-7, 2019 at the Riverside Retreat in LaBelle. This is a weekend grief camp for children ages 6-17. While camp has a serious purpose, it also includes a lot of fun activities. Volunteers will work under the direction of our professional team, adults 18 and over can apply to help at camp. Training provided. Volunteers help in many areas such as; recreation activities, pre and post camp registration, on-site medication/first aid nurses, kitchen staff, safety and security, chaperones. Some roles require two overnight stays; others require only day/evening participation. To learn more call 800-853-1673, reference Rainbow Trails Camp or Michelle Militia, or email Kay.Kelly@HopeHCS.org or visit www.HopeHCS.org/RainbowTrailsCamp   posted 10/10/18

*American Red Cross
Volunteers can assist with a large variety of opportunities in Disaster Response. Minimum age to volunteer is 13. Ages 13-18 with schools that have active Red Cross clubs. Court ordered service available only where there is a need or special project. Contact John Cain 239-313-4077 or john.cain@redcross.org    updated 2/2/18

Caloosa Humane Society-Special Project
We’d love to have a small group of volunteers come to the shelter and help us clean out and organize a storage shed for our agency. Minimum age 14 and court ordered service welcome but no one with a felony charge. Call Ida at 863-675-0997 or email ida@caloosahumanesociety.org
Posted 9/13/18

LaBelle Kiwanis Club Thrift Store
Help serve customers of all ages. Volunteers will have an opportunity to volunteer for a variety of jobs including but not limited to: donation sorters, greeters, inside and outside cleanup, janitorial help, shopping assistants, hanging clothing, straightening displays, shelving merchandise or books. Flexible hours, minimum age is middle school age, elementary age with adult supervision. Some court ordered community service accepted. Interested? Call Justin Roadcap  863-675-4043 or email labellekiwanis@yahoo.com posted 9/5/18

Firehouse Community Theatre
Volunteer with us! Opportunities include but not limited to; theatre events (ushering, concession, back stage), fundraising events, phone/ticket sales/website, administration/clerical (receptionist, data entry, filling, mailings, volunteer coordination, acting/directing/stage manager. Mornings, afternoons, evenings available on weekdays and weekends. Call 863-675-3066 or email at: Info@firehousecommunitytheatre.com

*Agape Home
Seeking a volunteer for 3 hours, once a week (volunteer chooses the day, Monday thru Friday) at their Moore Haven Thrift Store to help “man” the store. This would include waiting on customers, cashier assistance, etc. Volunteering for this position would allow staff to free up time to assist the clients in group meetings. Adults 18 or older, trustworthy and friendly. Please call Debbie Tuel at 863-946-2228.

*Children’s Advocacy Center
Seeking volunteers for our pet therapy program at the LaBelle United Way House. Volunteers sign up for two hour shifts in the lobby on Tuesdays.  Pet sitters acclimate the puppy to allow kids and adults to pet him/her and care for the puppy during their shift. Interested volunteers should contact Lisa Talcott, Ltalcott@cac-swfl.org or call 239-2808 posted 6/11/18

Volunteer in Your Local Parks-LaBelle
The Hendry LaBelle Recreation Board would like to thank you for considering volunteering in your local parks! There are many volunteer projects and programs to get involved with including a gardening club, an “Adopt a Park” program, park clean up, and various other options. If you are simply looking to complete community your community service hours, the Recreation Board is the place to go!
https://www.hendrylabellerecreation.org/volunteer-opportunities  Email westrec@hendryfla.net or phone (863) 675-5347 for more information. updated 7/27/18

*Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast
Change a child’s life for the better forever. Become a volunteer Mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. For a few hours just a couple of times a month, you and your “Little” can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast provides one-to-one mentoring relationships to children ages 6-18 years old, often those of single or low-income households or families.  Volunteers must be 18 and over, live in this community and have the time to give.  Background and drivers licenses checks will be completed.  For more information, please call us today at 239-288-4224.   Posted 7/10/18

The Caloosa Humane Society
Volunteers help improve the lives of the homeless pets at Caloosa Humane Society! Without the generous help of our volunteers, we could not continue to provide such quality care to over 1,000 homeless pets annually. Volunteers are needed for: shelter care, dog walking/socialization, cat socialization, monthly yard sales, special events, reception support, and maintenance. Whether you’re interested in simply spending quality time with these animals or want to learn valuable hands-on skills, CHS volunteer program can accommodate your needs/interests. Minimum age to volunteer is 12. Volunteers from the ages of 12-15 are permitted with a parent present who must also volunteer at the same time, teens 16-17 need parents/guardians to co-sign volunteer agreement. For questions, email info@caloosahumanesociety.org or call 863-675-0997 https://caloosahumanesociety.org/how-to-help/volunteer/   posted 8/1/18

FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Volunteers needed to assist students with filling out Financial Aid Documents at local public high schools.  Parents and students will complete the application, we just need volunteers to answer questions and guide them when needed. It’s easy, it’s rewarding, and the parents and students are very appreciative. Interested? Questions? Contact Kelly Thawley 239-337-0433 or email kellykt@leeschools.net  To learn more about FASFA completion, check out this video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1GmaBMD-oY Posted 10/19/18

*Dr. Piper Center for Social Services, Inc.
Volunteers, age 55 and older, able to volunteer at least 15 hours per weeks and meet financial eligibility requirements, are urged to call today. 239-332-5346. Volunteers provide companionship and friendship to frail elderly individuals who are homebound and generally living alone. Seniors receive a tax-free stipend of $2.65/hr, mileage reimbursement of $.40/mile, paid holiday, vacation, & sick leave. Other benefits include; helping others, making new friends, keeping busy, learn new skills and interests. Become a senior companion volunteer!

*Literacy Council Gulf Coast
Help improve the lives of others.  Be a Literacy Volunteer Tutor!  The Literacy Council Gulf Coast assists adults and children to acquire the English literacy skills and education necessary to improve their quality of life and enhance our entire community.  Please call 239-676-5202 to sign up for a two day, 3 hour training session to become a volunteer.  Join the LCGC team to make a difference in someone’s life!



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