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Five ways to give back in St. Pete

Ashley Morales



Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay needs volunteers to help support its 2024 Spring Season. Photo provided.

If you’re searching for a way to give back to your community, the Catalyst’s Impact Connector is here to help. Each week, we feature five organizations in the Tampa Bay area that need your input, whether that’s time, talent, items, funding or simply awareness. We’re certain you’ll find something here that matches your interests and will positively impact the community.

Volunteer with Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay is a nonprofit that uses fitness programs to inspire young girls to build their confidence, kindness and decision-making skills. Every season, it takes many hands to ensure every girl has the support they need to succeed. Upcoming volunteer opportunities include National Coach Training sessions, and providing water and celebrating runners at the Gasparilla Half Marathon. Sign up here.

Connect with your fellow humans through letter-writing

Florida Humanities is a nonprofit with a mission to preserve, promote and share the history, literature, culture and personal stories that offer Floridians a better understanding of themselves, their communities and their state. The nonprofit’s “Dear Strangers” program is a letter-writing project that invites Floridians to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their state by sharing experiences, beliefs and ideas with random strangers. Organizers hope more people will join this unique way to connect with your neighbors near and far. Learn more here.

Help make St. Pete a shopper’s paradise

The Localtopia market brings 300+ vendors to Williams Park each year, turning downtown St. Petersburg into a hub for shopping, entertainment and food. An army of volunteers are needed to help pull off this massive event. If you’re free Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., a variety of shifts and tasks are available. Get the details and sign up here.

Help clean up downtown St. Pete

Spend your Saturday cleaning the streets of St. Pete Jan. 27. The downtown cleanup starts at 10:30 a.m. at Sans Market, 1037 Central Ave. Equipment is provided by Keep Pinellas Beautiful, and volunteers can join an after-party at Green Ben Brewing, complete with raffle prizes and special guests. The cleanup event can be a great opportunity to meet like-minded people in the community who share a passion for protecting the environment and making a difference. If you’re new to St. Pete, it can also be a great way to get familiar with the city and make a few friends. Volunteers can sign up in-store at Sans Market or call 727-332-7000.

Share your tech skills with the community

By engaging in these five impactful ways to give back, we can empower our communities and contribute to a more compassionate society. If your organization is seeking volunteers, donations or awareness, click here to submit your opportunity. We’ll get the word out to our readers.

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