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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Parks and Recreation Shift Positions available for Volunteers
Must be at least 16 years old. At the City of Port St Lucie Parks and Recreation. Visit www.cityofpsl.com . 2195 SE Airoso Blvd., Port St Lucie

Volunteers welcome at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast
"Adult Volunteer Program for people ages 16 and up. Our Junior Volunteer Program is for people 12-15 years of age and requires an adult supervisor (18 or older, parent or guardian) working side-by-side.

We require attendance at our Volunteer Orientation to begin your experience with us. At the orientation, we explain who we are, our policies and the various volunteer opportunities. Following orientation, we schedule you for training in the area of your choice. Then the fun begins!" Click for more information. 4100 SW Leighton Farm Avenue, Palm City

Students Needing Volunteer / Community Service Hours and Adults are Welcome
At the Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens. Many volunteer positions available from working in the gardens to participating in the children's events and classes even computer skills are needed. Volunteers are always needed from all walks of life, if you have a few hours to give, we can help you fill them and make new friends and have a good time along the way. Call the Botanical Gardens at 772-337-1959, visit www.pslbg.org or email info@pslbotanicalgardens.org for more information. 2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd., Port St Lucie

Volunteer at Tradition Medical Center - Martin Health Auxilliary
"Martin Health System teenage volunteer program is designed to give students the opportunity to volunteer in a hospital environment. In order to assure that Martin Health maintains its high quality of service to the community, our teenage volunteers are selected on a competitive basis."

Today’s Auxiliary is made up of men and women from all walks of life and almost every occupation. Our volunteers are retired or working adults, college students and teenagers seeking to give back to their community. The Martin Health Auxiliary is one of the largest auxiliaries in the state of Florida, and has:

- More than 915 volunteers
- Almost 158,178 volunteer hours contributed annually
- More than $3.6 million in labor cost savings to Martin Health System in calendar year 2014. Click here !

Retired Senior Volunteer Program
We are looking for senior (55 and up) volunteers to help improve the food insecure population and access to care in St Lucie County. Our partners include:

Treasure Coast Food Bank
Harvest Food and Outreach
Mustard Seed
Sarah's Kitchen
United Way
United Methodist of Prima Vista
Habitat for Humanity
Hands Clinic
New Horizon

Experience Works operates the Corporation of National and Community Service funded program in St Lucie County. A part of Senior Corps, RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for people 55 and older, with more than 300,000 volunteers impacting communities nationwide. RSVP volunteers choose where they want to volunteer, along with the type of work and number of hours. They also receive insurance for the time they are volunteering and are recognized for their service through annual volunteer appreciation luncheons.

To volunteer with RSVP, call Marsha Jordan (Coordinator for St Lucie) at 772-323-5286 or email Marsha_Jordan@experienceworks.org .

Volunteer Opportunities at the Treasure Coast Food Bank
Flexible hours. From sorting food to preparing meals, Treasure Coast Food Bank offers several different ways you can serve! For questions regarding volunteering, visit stophunger.org , call 772-446-1752 or email volunteer@tcfoodbank.org . 401 Angle Road, Fort Pierce

Martin County Parks & Recreation Volunteer Opportunities
From opportunities at Martin County Public Libraries, Growth Management, and Parks and Recreation. For more information, and other opportunities, visit www.martin.fl.us .

Volunteer at the Hobe Sound Nature Center
The Hobe Sound Nature Center is a private, non-profit organization located at the Hobe Sound Nature Wildlife Refuge.

Opportunities for teens and adults. Including animal care, greeter, docent, turtle scout, gift shop, Summer camp counselor, and maintenance. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out an application at the HSNC, visit hobesoundnaturecenter.com , or call 772-546-2067. 13640 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound

Volunteer at the Manatee Observation and Education Center
"The Manatee Observation and Education Center is an active environmental education center in Downtown Fort Pierce. We have our Exhibit Hall and our Vanishing Mermaid Gift Shop which both have ongoing needs for volunteers in many different capacities.  The shifts are 3 ½ or 4 hours each.  All prospective volunteers need to complete an application. Teens can be as young as 14 and all adults must complete a background check.

Our Exhibit Hall has opportunities for Greeters, Discovery Guides (explaining the exhibits to our guests), Roving Naturalist (outside position teaching about the Indian River Lagoon and spotting Manatees), Education Assistants (work with our education coordinator for special educational programs), Vanishing Mermaid Gift Shop Sales Assistant or Stock Assistant, Clerical Assistant (works in back office in a variety of positions).

Please contact Trish Parker, Volunteer coordinator at 772-466-1600 x3334  or email at Volunteer@ManateeEducationCenter.org . You can also fill out an application on Manateecenter.com .

DONATE BLOOD.

Donate Blood on the Big Red Bus - CLICK TO RSVP
at participating Walmart locations. All lifesaving donors will receive a FREE Walmart $10 Gift Card, and a FREE Wellness Checkup including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening. 38% of the population can donate blood—of that, less than 10% actually do. Blood cannot be manufactured. It can only come from generous blood donors. If every donor gave just one more time each year, there would be no more blood shortages.

ID required. Donors must be at least 16 years old. Those who are 16 years old need parental permission. One offer per donor, per donation. No cash value. Not-transferable. While supplies last. Not responsible for lost or stolen gift card or coupon. If you have recently donated, thank you. Please visit us when you are eligible to donate again. Visit https://goo.gl/v2PUW2 for more information and locations.

Donate Blood on the Big Red Bus - CLICK TO RSVP
at Participating locations. All lifesaving donors will receive TWO FREE Movie Tickets (while supplies last), FREE Wellness Checkup including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening. 38% of the population can donate blood—of that, less than 10% actually do. Blood cannot be manufactured. It can only come from generous blood donors. If every donor gave just one more time each year, there would be no more blood shortages.

ID required. Donors must be at least 16 years old. Those who are 16 years old need parental permission. One offer per donor, per donation. No cash value. Not-transferable. While supplies last. Fandango voucher valid for one ticket purchase transaction only. Remaining balance may not be applied to additional ticket purchases. Maximum voucher value is $12.50, inclusive of convenience fees charged by participating theaters. Consumer is responsible for any cost beyond $12.50. Not responsible for lost or stolen gift card or voucher. If you have recently donated, thank you. Please visit us when you are eligible to donate again. Visit https://goo.gl/LCL4yL for more information and locations.

RECURRING EVENTS

FIRST SATURDAYS

Family Volunteer Day at the Treasure Coast Food Bank (Except October)
9AM – 12PM and 1PM - 4PM. Family Volunteer Day is a day that celebrates the power of individuals and families who work together to support their neighbors in need here on the Treasure Coast who may not know where their next meal is coming from. The first Saturday of each month, families use this day to teach children valuable, real life lessons about compassion and caring as we work together to sort food and non-food items, bag pet food, pack backpacks, and pack senior and veterans boxes for those struggling with the issue of hunger.

s an individual or family, volunteering can be a great way to develop skills, learn more about their community and make friends. Children 8 years of age and older are permitted with proper adult supervision. Closed toe shoes are required. www.stophunger.org . Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events! 401 Angle Road, Fort Pierce

FOURTH SATURDAYS

Matthew 25 Ministries hosted by Palm Vista Church of God, 12PM - 2PM
Event for individuals in need of a shower, meal and clothing. In need of men's clothing, shoes an belts. Soap, shampoo and conditioner, towels, washcloths, disposable razors, shaving cream, feminine hygiene products, army blankets, men's socks, toothbrushes and toothpastes, deodorant, mouth wash, gallon size ziplock bags, and hairbrushes. Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events! If you would like to donate items or drop off a monetary donation, there is a dropbox in the foyer of 700 S 33rd Street, Fort Pierce

UPCOMING EVENTS