Volunteer Opportunities

In order to receive a Bright Futures scholarship, you need 75 – 100 volunteer hours. However, getting volunteer hours is easier now that summer is right around the corner.

Here are some volunteer opportunities around the Tampa Area. 

A good place to start when it comes to finding opportunities is VolunteerMatch.org. You can search by categories for what you would like to do while a volunteer. Whether it is working with kids or individual projects to help a cause. The website gives you all the information you need, like time and place. Tells you upcoming opportunities and ones in your area. It is a great a resource for highschoolers looking to help their community. 3 ways volunteer work will further your career - The Business Journals

Feeding Tampa Bay is an organization helping millions around the area come home to a delicious meal. Their website explains their schedules, how to sign up and different ways to volunteer or donate. You can work in a food pantry or deliver food to families in need. If you are 16 and younger you will need an adult to supervise but if you are short on hours this is a fantastic way to get hours and help your community. 

Suncoast Kids Place is looking for great listeners who like communicating with people and talking to them through their grief. So, if you are a people person, this could be a place for you. 

Can’t go anywhere? There are plenty of virtual options online available for teens and adults. 

A lot of Volunteer opportunities give you great professional workplace experience for those who have not gotten a job and want to know what to expect. A lot of companies ask for Volunteers to help manage social media or to overall help around the office.  

It is important to get your volunteer hours for scholarship and it is a graduation requirement. To log your volunteer hours, see Mrs. Faysash for the paper and check her Remind for Updates on Graduation requirements and even more volunteer opportunities.