Hendry Glades Opportunities


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

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is all-risk, all-hazard training. The course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. Volunteers receive 24 hours of initial CERT training with an annual refresher course and is provided to anyone 15 years of age or older. For additional information, please contact Hendry County Emergency Management 863-674-5400.
Training will be facilitated at the Hendry County EOC in LaBelle on July 14, 21, 28. Time is 9am-5pm each day. There is no cost to participate.
posted 6/4/18

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

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. Training is provided by the FL Department of Education (from the comfort of your own home or office via webinar). Attend one of the upcoming webinars scheduled: Wednesday October 10th from 10am-11am or Tuesday October 16th from 5pm-6pm.  Interested? Questions? Contact Kelly Thawley 239-337-0433 or email kellykt@leeschools.net    Posted 8/2/18

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!

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 239-433-2000 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
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

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

House of Prayer Retreat Center
Volunteer positions are available at House of Prayer Retreat Center. While you will not receive monetary rewards, you are welcome to be our guest at any event you volunteer. Assist our staff with a one-time, weekly or monthly commitment. Skills Desired: Setting up and breaking down conference rooms for events. Family Friendly, Active Seniors Welcome. Address: 8359 Beacon Blvd, Ste 604, Fort Myers, FL  33907. Contact our office at 239-728-3614 or  office.hopretreatcenter@gmail.com updated 4/18/18

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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