Volunteer Opportunities

Honor Flight President Has Stories to Share

When James Haake wraps up a work presentation he pulls out an Honor Flight flyer and concludes by saying the following: “This may feed me, but Honor Flight completes me.” Haake, who retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1992, represents life insurance, mortgage, annuity and Medicare products. But his passion is helping(…)

Big Cat Rescue Celebrating 20 Years Helping Exotic Cats

Located just east of the Veteran’s Expressway and alongside the Citrus Park Mall resides Big Cat Rescue, a well known sanctuary for exotic cats of all shapes and sizes. The sanctuary, which began in 1992 by founder Carole Baskin, is celebrating it’s 20 year anniversary this November. While no celebrations are currently lined up for(…)

Community Comes Together To Distribute Backpacks To Area Children

Community Comes Together To Distribute Backpacks To Area Children

More than100 volunteers helped give out backpacks and school supplies at the back-to-school event held at Camp Cristina earlier this month. Earlier this month, the community came together to help distribute 1,254 backpacks and school supplies to area children. Another 272 children received backpacks later in the month. The back-to-school event was held at the(…)

Habitat For Humanity Of Hillsborough County Helps Provide Homes For Low Income Residents

Habitat For Humanity Of Hillsborough County Helps Provide Homes For Low Income Residents

Since 1987 Hillsborough Habitat has been helping low income residents of Hillsborough County build, buy and restore safe, efficient and comfortable homes. No experience is needed to volunteer your time with Hillsborough Habitat. The availability of affordable housing, as well as the expense of upkeep of existing homes, has been an issue for many Americans(…)

Big Brothers Big Sisters Expands Mentoring Programs To Military Families

Big Brothers Big Sisters Expands Mentoring Programs To Military Families

The Tampa chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters now offers services to the children of military families. Visit www.bbbsfl.org for more information. By Adam Musgrave The Tampa chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters is in the process of expanding to offer its services to the children of military families. Directors of the organization, which served(…)

Volunteers Wanted For Annual Great American Cleanup

Volunteers Wanted For Annual Great American Cleanup

Volunteers  pick up trash during last year’s Great American Cleanup. Volunteers are encouraged to participate in the annual event scheduled for April. With more than 60 sites to choose from during March, April and May, local volunteers should have no problem finding a way to contribute to the cleanliness and beautification of their communities by(…)

Sheriff Honors Bloomingdale Citizen Patrol Volunteers During Ceremony

Sheriff Honors Bloomingdale Citizen Patrol Volunteers During Ceremony

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Bloomingdale Citizen Patrol volunteer Dwayne Denny, center, is joined by District 4 Major Ronald Hartley (L) and Sheriff David Gee (R) after receiving a special award for his donation of equipment and for the installing cameras in the Bloomingdale Substation. Denny was one of dozens of volunteers recognized during a recent(…)

Teen Leaders Club Has Solid Support At Campo Family Y

Teen Leaders Club Has Solid Support At Campo Family Y

Members of the Campo Y Leaders Club celebrate their time together following an overnight “lock in” event last year during which club members learned about the programs, the vision for the group, played games and selected teen leaders for the event.   There is no doubt that area Y facilities pride themselves on opening their doors(…)

High School Senior Taking Prom Dress Donations And Hosting Event

High School Senior Taking Prom Dress Donations And Hosting Event

Anna Mapstone, a senior at Providence Christian, is collecting prom style dresses and hosting an event so that girls who normally would not be able to afford a prom dress have the chance to go to prom. Anna Mapstone, a senior at Providence Christian School, it the perfect example of a person who lives by(…)

Randall Students Help Clean Up Alafia River and Lithia Springs Park

Randall Students Help Clean Up Alafia River and Lithia Springs Park

Student volunteers from Randall Middle School spent time on Martin Luther King Jr. Day cleaning up the environment along the Alafia River and Lithia Springs Park. Instead of sleeping in on their day off, approximately 50 students volunteered their time on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and went down to the Alafia River and Lithia(…)