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Five ways you can help your community right now

Jaymi Butler

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If one of your goals for 2021 is to do more to help your community, we’ve got you covered through the Catalyst’s Impact Connector. It’s a one-stop resource to help you find volunteer opportunities that match up with your interests and your schedule.

Here are five ways you can get involved right now.

  • Help out at Localtopia 2021. The annual event, which will take place at Williams Park Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is seeking volunteers for a variety of tasks and shifts. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt and beer tickets based on the number of hours they work. Masks are required. To sign up, click here
  • Donate to Clothes to Kids. The organization is seeking kids clothing(size 4 – 16, adult-sized clothes for pre-teen and teens, young women’s clothing sized 0-22, young men’s clothing sized 18 to 46, shoes children’s size 9 to adult, bras, belts, purses, hats, jewelry, backpacks and new socks and underwear. Donations can be dropped off at the St. Pete Store located at 2168 34th Street South.
  • Volunteer at the Daystar Life Center. There are opportunities to help Monday through Saturday in a variety of roles, some of which can be done from home. Information sessions for prospective volunteers are held the first and third Tuesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. To sign up or get more information, call Leanne Scalli at 727-825-0442, ext. 105 or email leanne.scalli@daystarlife.com.
  • Provide telephone support to seniors through the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. The Telephone Reassurance Program provides an opportunity for daily interaction by linking homebound seniors and adults with disabilities with a friendly, caring person. For those who live alone or have no available support system, the daily call helps reduce isolation and loneliness, as well as provides a safety link. Caring, concerned people 18 years of age or older are eligible to volunteer. New volunteers must complete an application and personal interview and participate in a training program. For more information, click here
  • Become a mentor through Men of Vision or Women of Virtue. The program is seeking business professionals and retired teachers to serve as mentors for young people to help them reach their fullest potential. To learn more about the program and submit an application, click here

If your organization is looking for volunteers, click here to submit your opportunity. We’ll get the word out to our readers. 

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