Hendry Glades Opportunities



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!

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida
Girl Scout volunteers needed for a Daisy Troop of Kindergarteners and 1st graders to lead meetings. Contact Kelly Boone boonedog73@yahoo.com or Jenifer Welch at jeniferw@gsgcf.orgOther opportunities available as Girl Scout Leaders. Girls will benefit from your unique strengths and skills. Troop leaders get to facilitate experiences in ways that make sense to you and five you joy. We’ll support you every step of the way from resources to support volunteers and staff who dedicate their time to giving advice to volunteers. Something moms can also do with their daughters. Join now! Call 941-921-5358/800-232-4475 for more information.

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 239-433-2000 ext. 272 or email Patrice@unitedwaylee.org

Guardian ad Litem Program/Voices for Kids of SWFL
Become a court appointed child advocate; being a voice for a child who has been abused, neglected and abandoned. Help with grant writing, board members, and event staff.  Minimum age is 21 unsupervised, over 19, but must be supervised until reaching the age of 21.  full-time Florida resident, able to see the child every 30 days, able to attend court 2-4 times per year, must have email, a love for children, and common sense.  Contact Mandy Goldenberg Mandy.goldenberg@gal.fl.gov  (239) 823-9926 or (239) 533-1435.

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.

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.

American Red Cross-Florida’s Southern Gulf Chapter
Disaster Action Team (DAT) Responds immediately to following a local disaster such as a house fire, localized flooding, localized severe storm. Access damage and provides assistance to clients. Sheltering/Mass Care – Provide shelter, food, basic necessities to people displaced due to a disaster.  Many volunteers could be needed – excellent opportunity for individuals and groups to help on an “as needed” basis. Feeding – Distribute food, drinks, snacks to those affected by and responding to disaster events such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, and any catastrophic event. Logistics – (includes Bulk Distribution, Warehousing, Transportation, Procurement, Supply, and In-kind Donations) – Provide support activities and services necessary to conduct a disaster relief operation, including securing and distributing supplies and securing and maintaining buildings, equipment, and vehicles. Bulk Distribution is in charge of distributing items to meet the specific, urgent needs of the disaster affected areas. Client Casework/Recovery Planning & Assistance – Work one-on-one with disaster-affected clients to evaluate needs, provide services and referrals, and work with clients on long-term recovery issues. Disaster Assessment – Observe, collect, assess, process, and record information regarding the extent of the damage to each home affected by a disaster. Health Services – Provide assistance to meet disaster-caused emergency health needs (Must be a licensed health services professional such as doctors, nurses, PA, EMT). Mental Health Services – Provide crisis intervention, mental health screening and assessment, and emotional care and support (must be licensed professional Psychiatrist, Psychologist, MSW, CSW). There are many other areas for volunteers to work in: Financial & Statistical Info., Information Dissemination, IT, Safe & Well Family Linking, Fund Raising/Special Event Planning, Government Relations/Community Relations, and Service to the Armed Forces. To learn more contact John Cain (239) 278-3401 or email john.cain@redcross.org

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

Children’s Home Society, Southwest Division
Volunteer opportunities available with special events such as back to school and holiday drives. Must be minimum age of 18 to volunteer and complete application and other forms for Level 1 Volunteer, additional requirements for Level 2 Volunteer.
For more information contact Bobbie Escalante (239) 284-9637

House of Prayer Retreat Center
Come enjoy Mother Nature at her finest! Volunteer positions are available at House of Prayer Retreat Center, a 10 acre facility in Alva, a Florida old-growth country setting. While you will not receive monetary rewards, you will delight in the reward of a job well done, our gratitude and our prayers. Assist our staff with a one-time, weekly or monthly commitment and earn points toward a complimentary program at the retreat house. Skills Desired: Gardening, Clerical, Light Housekeeping, Cooking, Handy-man abilities. Family Friendly, Active Seniors Welcome. Address: 17880 Cypress Creek Road, Alva, FL 33920. Contact Michele, Administrative Assistant at 239-728-3614 or  office.hopretreatcenter@gmail.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.



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