Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County and Greater Apopka is a nonprofit organization that seeks to eliminate substandard housing in our community. By placing volunteer with future homeowner in the construction and renovation of homes, we strive to improve the lives of individuals and families in need. Once a family moves their Habitat for Humanity home, they pay a monthly mortgage which is deposited into the Fund for Humanity. The Fund for Humanity is used to help build future Habitat for Humanity homes! We provide and hand up not a hand-out.
Do you need to complete community service hours for scholarship or club requirements? Do you want to improve your resume or just give back to your community? If so, we would love your help!
The Fund for Humanity is also funded from the sales we generate in our ReStores. We are currently looking for volunteers who are interested in serving at any of our area ReStores (located in Casselberry, Altamonte, and Sanford. Ability to lift heavy objects would be most helpful but any type of help would be awesome! ReStore volunteer activities include sorting and pricing items, moving and lifting, creating a visually appealing show room, cashier assistance, and phone and office support! We require a 4 hour minimum per shift for volunteers.
Prior to service, new volunteers are required to complete a short volunteer orientation (it should only last about 15 minutes.)
If you are interested please email Lauren Cantrell at Volunteer@Habitatseminoleapopka.org.
This is an organization that has a fairly large number of volunteer opportunities available every month. They come out with a calendar every month on their web site that is easy to use and easy to volunteer. The best part is that these opportunities are available without any long term commitments and you can pick which areas that interest you.
Since 1995, Best Buddies High Schools has paired students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in one-to-one friendships with high school students. In the past, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have not had the opportunity to have friends outside of their own special education classroom. By introducing Best Buddies into public and private high schools, participants are crossing the invisible line that too often separates those with disabilities from those without.
Best Buddies High Schools also offers students a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills. With the support of school faculty and Best Buddies staff, students lead and direct the chapters in their schools.
(407) 898-0787 - Phone
(407) 367-4354 - Fax
(877) 4BB-FLBUDDY - Toll Free
Volunteering is a great way to help. We invite you to share the power of a wish® whether you can give a few hours each month or a few days each year.
You can help make the wishes of special children come true in your local community when you become a volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central and Northern Florida. Our mission is only possible with the dedication of our volunteers.
For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact our chapter’s Volunteer Coordinators:
Stephanie Smith - Volunteer Coordinator in the Chapter Office (Orlando)
You can sign up online at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America Website to receive more information on volunteering. Make sure to enter your zip code and choose our chapter so that your information will be sent to us.
Contact: Maria Rizzo, Volunteer Coordinator. It is best to contact her assistant Sandi Holloway.
**Must meet all requirements below
1. 16 years of age or older
2. Complete and pass drug screening
3. Provide up to date immunization records
4. TB test provided by hospital
5. Commit to 100 hours of service to hospital. Community service hours will not be signed off until 100 hours are complete.
6. High school resume requested. Include: Name, address, high school, GPA, clubs or organizations that you are a part of (include Rollins Talent Search or Rollins Upward Bound), leadership roles and any job experience.
Our summer program is getting very close to being full. I would tell them to apply within the next 1-2 weeks for their application to be considered. Teens applying for the program must be in high school currently and between the ages of 15-18. They must also have a cumulative high school unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher. Our application is available online at http://www.orlandohealth.com/volunteer. They must turn in the teen volunteer application. If they do the online adult participation, it will not be considered. Thank you!
Becky Pate, CDVS
Teen Volunteer Program
APMC Volunteer Services
Contact: Julie Fancy - Box Office Manager