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Five ways to get involved and give back

Ashley Morales



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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.

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AARP Driver Safety Instructors and District Coordinators

AARP is searching for volunteers to organize and teach AARP Smart Driver classroom courses at local community centers, libraries, hospitals and senior centers. Volunteers are asked to be able to dedicate at least 10 hours to the program each month, have internet access and an email account. While the volunteer positions are unpaid, volunteers are reimbursed for approved out-of-pocket expenses, such as mileage, parking and basic supplies. Click here for more information.


Forty-four percent of 3rd grade students in Pinellas County are reading below grade level. The YReads literacy program provides kindergarten through 8th grade students with the reading instruction they need to succeed. According the the YMCA, 98% of students in the program see quantifiable progress in their reading skills and progress to the next grade level, and you can help make that happen.

Volunteers serve as reading mentors and choose two one-hour sessions weekday afternoons after school. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Learn more here.


Financial Literacy Instructor for Refugees and Immigrants

Project Prosper is seeking individuals passionate about helping refugees and immigrants in the greater Tampa Bay Area as they learn about acclimating to life in the United States. Volunteers are needed to teach English language learning classes and help newcomers in achieving their American dream. Click here to learn more and sign up.


EmpowHERment: Connecting, Inspiring, and Supporting Women

EmpowHERment offers a platform for women to connect, inspire and support one another. Currently, they need volunteers to assist with various tasks like childcare, mentoring, advocacy support, workshop facilitation and planning, and fundraising. If you are interested, visit the EmpowHERment website to register.



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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