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Five ways to get involved and give back in St. Pete

Ashley Morales



Photo: Tampa Bay Estuary Program.

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.

Tampa Bay Estuary Program

The Tampa Bay Estuary is home to over 3.1 million people and growing every day. The Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP) aims to protect Tampa Bay, and residents can help by taking a few simple actions in their daily lives. TBEP leaders add, “All street drains lead directly to the bay, so even those of us who live miles away from the coast have an effect on its health.”

Click here to see some ways you can get involved and volunteer for future events to help TBEP protect and restore Tampa Bay.


St. Pete rec center accepts school supplies for children

The City of St. Petersburg’s Bay Vista Recreation Center is hosting a school supply drive to help elementary and middle school students prepare for the upcoming school year. The facility, at 7000 4th St. S., accepts donations of new items Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., through July 31. For more information, call (727) 893-7124..




CASA’s Thrift Boutique is located at 1011 1st Ave North in St. Petersburg. Photo: Ashley Morales.

Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA)

Do you like helping people find treasures? Could you help a customer find a one-of-a-kind outfit, discover a collectible or find the perfect painting for their decor? Volunteering at the CASA Thrift Shop may be the perfect fit for you.

CASA has an immediate need for thrift shop assistants to receive, sort, hang and price donations, assist with customer service and more. View hours and sign up here.


Join a shoreline cleanup

Tampa Bay Watch is looking for volunteers to aid its restoration team in creating a living shoreline by installing oyster shell bars and reef balls at Maximo Park. This effort is crucial for protecting against erosion and providing vital habitats.

Volunteer days are happening July 9, 10 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This opportunity to give back can also be used as volunteer hours for various programs that require them. To learn more and sign up, visit tampabaywatch.org/get-involved/volunteer..

Executive board director opportunity

Clean Slatez is a 501(c) nonprofit organization with a mission to eliminate medical debt for financially challenged individuals and families. Clean Slatez needs an additional board member to serve as executive director. This is a volunteer role as the nonprofit is less than one year old. It can be a virtual role, but the majority of the board is in the Tampa area.

Learn more about the opportunity and sign up by clicking here.



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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