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The Town of Palm Beach United Way promotes and supports volunteerism to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County. People volunteer for a variety of reasons. Many feel compassion for those in need, some want to "give back," and others are passionate about the issues facing our community. Whatever your reasons, we can connect you with many great options to get involved that match your interests and location preferences.
 
If you’re interested in volunteering, please call 561.655.1919 or email info@palmbeachunitedway.org.

VOLUNTEER CALENDAR


current volunteer opportunities:

Achievement Centers for Children and Families
Three volunteers are needed for the ACCF Drive Through Thanksgiving hot meal distribution on Thursday, November 19th from 3:30 – 6:30 PM. Volunteers would guide traffic as cars come through the line and deliver pre-packaged meals to the cars. Masks and gloves are required, Thanksgiving apparel optional, and temperature checks will be done upon arrival.
 
Four volunteers are needed to assist with the annual Holiday Shop for Children & Families on Saturday, December 19th from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. This is a simulated shopping experience for under resourced families to choose and get gifts wrapped for their children. Volunteers will assist with setup and cleanup of the event as well as logistics, from assisting in the gift wrapping tent to monitoring the shopping courtyard or guiding traffic in front of the building. Due to the COVID-19 health risks, the event will be outdoors with social distancing measures in place (reduce amount of families who are invited to “shop”). Masks are required, holiday apparel optional and temperature checks will be done upon arrival.
 
Volunteers needed on Saturday mornings to help with pressure washing, planting and mulching, and cleaning playground equipment and surrounding area. Hours are 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
 
Contact Jessica Gregoire at jessicag@accfoundation.org or 561-414-5461
 
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.
Shelter Assistant Volunteer – Assist with facility ground maintenance
Economic Empowerment Volunteer – Assist with building budget boxes
Administrative/Special Projects – Various office duties including small tasks and ongoing projects such as answering phones, filing, copying, mailing, and general office support.
Race for Hope (January 9, 2021) – Handing out waters, directing runners, handing out medals, setup and cleanup.
Virtual Training Volunteer – Basic accounting, exercise/yoga, computer skills, children’s story time
Contact Ginger Poole at gpoole@avda-fl.com or 561-265-3797 ext. 100
 
The Arc of Palm Beach County
Outdoor garden clean up and landscaping assistance. 
Saturdays: small groups with social distancing to create art and mosaics alongside artists with disabilities from the agency’s Artisan Program.
Contact Ashley Pfister at apfister@arcpbc.org or call 561-842-3213 ext. 109
 
Children's Home Society of Florida
Create handmade greeting cards as part of the agency’s Holiday Card Project. Cards can be any size and use any media such as markers, stamps, cut-outs, ribbon, felt, pasted pictures, etc. Greeting should be generic so they can be appropriate to almost anyone. For example, “Merry Christmas” or “Wishing you all the joy of the season!” Cards should be signed by the creator. Volunteers also needed to help create and sew facemasks for staff. Contact Julie Robinson at Julie.robinson@chsfl.org
 
CROS Ministries
Food bagging and sorting at the agency’s warehouse in Lake Worth on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Sign up online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054FAEA82AA5FF2-cros3
Contact Gibbie Nauman at gnauman@crosministries.org
Long-term volunteers needed to pack and distribute bags of food on Wednesdays and Fridays in Lake Worth.
Contact Katie Knight at
kknight@crosministries.org
 
Farmworker Coordinating Council
Volunteers needed to help with food distribution days at the agency’s Lake Worth location. Volunteers are needed from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM to help prepare food bags and from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM to help distribute food to clients. Distributions may involve lifting of boxes. 
Contact Denise Negron at dnegron@farmworkercouncil.org
 
Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County
In need of volunteers at the Philip Lewis Resource Center to help sort through donations and prepare them to be displayed for individuals who come into the center and are in need of items. Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM and occasional Saturday mornings.
Contact Uwe Naujak at unaujak@pbcgov.org
 
Palm Beach County Food Bank
Volunteers needed for food sorting and packing at the agency’s warehouse in Lantana. Shifts available from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Monday through Friday and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday. Group size limited to 10 people.
For more info contact Luke Copeland at volunteer@pbcfoodbank.org or call 561-670-2518 ext. 314
 
Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County
Virtual mentoring of high school students. The agency is also in need of volunteers to present in its Community Showcase. Each Thursday afternoon, speakers will share with about 20 students either their career, skill, hobby, or other interests in an effort to engage low-income students and expose them to different career pathways, hobbies, or interests. Sessions will be scheduled every Thursday at 4:00 PM using Zoom video platform. Presentations average 45 minutes and speakers may use PowerPoint presentations, videos and more. Outlines and instructions are provided.
Contact Kimberly Briard at kbriard@takestockpalmbeach.org
 
The Glades Initiative, Inc.
Volunteers needed to help at the Glades Initiative Pantry. Tasks involve packing and distributing food bags and stocking and organizing groceries. 
Shifts available 2:30 – 5:00 PM on Tuesdays, 8:00 – 11:00 AM on Wednesdays, and 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Fridays. 
Call 561-996-3310
 
The Lord's Place
Joshua Thrift Store Volunteers – Types include general, e-commerce assistants, retail apprentice trainers and donation handlers. Stores located in Lake Park and West Palm Beach. Shifts available from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday. 

Tutors at the Family Campus – For various grade-school students in math, science, English and other subjects. Conducted virtually.
Experienced Volunteers – To lead and sponsor classes and trips that expose residents to culture (via museums, the performing arts, cooking demonstrations, etc.) and career options. 
Circles of Support and Accountability Volunteers – These volunteers meet two hours a week for a year or more with a citizen returning to society from prison, with the goal of preventing new offenses.
Professional and personal development mentors – To enrich the lives of adult clients living at one of the agencies residences through classes in nutrition, self-care, dressing for the workplace, etc. Conducted virtually.
Contact David Rogers at volunteers@TheLordsPlace.org or 561-536-4676
 
YWCA of Palm Beach County
Volunteers are welcome to host Thanksgiving and Christmas drives for families in need. Administrative opportunities are also available, such as database management, spreadsheets, etc.
Contact Shea Spencer at sspencer@ywcapbc.org

ongoing volunteer opportunities:

211 Helpline Sunshine Daily Telephone Reassurance - making welfare calls to seniors and homebound individuals
Achievement Centers - help children with homework, serve as a toddler or preschool teacher aide
Alzheimer's Community Care - assist in the Day Service Centers or help coordinate fundraising events
The Arc of Palm Beach County - community-wide events, group projects, direct client interaction
Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County - music and arts lessons, tutoring, mentoring, coaches, greeters
Caridad Center - medical positions, administrative positions, homework helpers
Clinics Can Help - refurbishing medical equipment
CROS Ministries - gleaning, food pantries, meal deliveries, warehouse unloading
El Sol - computer lab, English teaching assistant, childcare, kitchen assistant, legal aid
Feeding South Florida - food sorting, special events
Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida - mentoring
Habitat for Humanity - construction, retail clerk, office work
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies - teen mom mentoring, emergency pantry, special events
HomeSafe - child care
Homeless Coalition - outreach, meal serving, donation center, special projects
Literacy Coalition - tutoring adults and children, reading to pre-school and kindergarten classes
Milagro Center - mentoring, homework help, classroom assistance, special events
Opportunity - tutors, classroom support, music/arts/dance instruction
Palm Beach County Food Bank - food sorting and organizing, clerical work
Palm Beach Habilitation Center - food preparation, senior support, work inspection, thrift store
Seagull Services - assist with craft projects and arts activities, tutoring, food pantry
Take Stock in Children - mentoring
The Glades Initiative - nutrition classes, food pantry, landscape maintenance
The Lord's Place - thrift store assistants, garden tenders 
Urban Youth Impact - academic tutoring, special events
YWCA - read to children, tutor children and parents, collect and sort donations, babysitting, clerical duties