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Five ways you can make a positive impact in St. Pete

Ashley Morales

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YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg needs volunteers to help Saturday, April 20 at its Healthy Kids Day. 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.

Impactful internship opportunities

Keep Pinellas Beautiful is looking for individuals who are passionate about engaging their community while spreading sustainable practices to join the nonprofit as summer interns. There are a variety of positions available, including Beautification, Environmental Conservation, Educational Program Development, Event Planning, Social Media/Videography and Grant Writing. Learn more and apply by the April 15 deadline by emailing volunteer@kpbcares.org.
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Create STEAM events for ‘Taste of Science St. Pete’

‘Taste of Science St. Pete’ is an events series and annual festival dedicated to bringing scientists out of the lab, in from the field and away from their computers to meet with non-specialist audiences. The event organizer, Scientists, Inc., is searching for volunteers to help organize community-based events. Various roles are needed in St. Pete, including Speaker Liaison, Funding Manager, Event Coordinator, Social Media Manager, Publicity Manager and Web Manager. Learn more about the event, Scientists, Inc. and the open volunteer opportunities here.

Help out at Healthy Kids Day

YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg is hosting its annual Healthy Kids Day Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at three locations: Bardmoore YMCA, Jim & Heather Gills YMCA and the new Speer YMCA. The event is free and open to the public and will include an obstacle course, interactive exercise demos, music, healthy snacks, face painting, giveaways and activities for the whole family. Volunteers are needed to help at all three locations. Interested individuals and groups can register online here.

Match a major donation to support St. Pete Free Clinic

A St. Petersburg couple recently made a transformational $1 million gift to St. Petersburg Free Clinic (SPFC), a nonprofit that provides nutritious food, supportive housing, health care and education. Along with their million-dollar gift, the donors are looking to generate additional funding for SPFC by challenging the community to match it. CEO Jennifer Yaegley said the need for SPFC’s services has increased significantly, noting that nearly 50% of people in Pinellas County cannot make ends meet due to increased costs of living. You can donate online, or email development@thespfc.org to learn about other avenues to support SFPC.

Enrich your 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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