Volunteer Opportunities

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(…)

LifeCare of Brandon Celebrates 25 Years and Opens New Office

LifeCare of Brandon Celebrates 25 Years and Opens New Office

Karen Brooks, current director of LifeCare and Cookie Gray, former director, are excited about the plans and changes happening during their 25th anniversary. In 1987, there weren’t many options available for females when faced with an unplanned pregnancy in Hillsborough County. The pregnancy rate was continually increased; however the services to help those facing an(…)

Sisters Sell Paintings For A Kid’s Place

Sisters Sell Paintings For A Kid’s Place

Sisters Emma, Isabella and Camryn Thatcher sold watercolor paintings as a way to raise money to give A Kid’s Place a new XBOX 360 Kinect, two remotes and five games this past Christmas. Normally, during the month of December younger kids spend their days dreaming of new toys and counting down the hours and minutes(…)