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Virtual Mentor

Take Stock in Children is Florida’s flagship and most successful mentoring, college readiness and scholarship program for low-income, academically qualified students. Scholars in the program pledge to meet regularly with their mentor, maintain academic standards and remain drug and crime free on the way to achieving a high school diploma. The reward for fulfilling these commitments is a scholarship to attend college or technical school.   For questions or to get started, please contact Dee Mortellaro, Mentor Manager

Feeding the Fosters

Feeding The Foster's goal is to make healthy, homemade or prepared meals to show our love and support for our foster families. We can help financially by providing meals, and spare the families the time spent grocery shopping and meal prep. ​Offering volunteer opportunities throughout the Clearwater and neighboring communities. 

Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas

We need native English speakers who are tech-savvy enough to assist an online class or run an online class in which English language learners practice their conversation skills and work on vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, etc... The Literacy Council of St Petersburg's website says they are not placing new volunteers at this time...but you are more than welcome to volunteer with LCUP.

Drive for Meals on Wheels

Volunteers are the heart of Meals on Wheels of Tampa. Caring and compassionate individuals deliver hot healthy meals to recipient’s homes five days a week. One of the many benefits of volunteering is helping the growing population of Tampa’s homebound and senior members continue to live independently in their own homes. Volunteers also offer caregivers/family members peace of mind that their loved ones will receive a meal, a friendly conversation and a daily safety check.

MLK Day of Service with @St. Pete Youth Farm

On Monday, January 18, consider spending MLK Day of Service with @St. Pete Youth Farm for an outdoor workday at Enoch Davis Center. They'll be planting seedlings, preparing the beds, and other fun gardening activities. Sign up to volunteer at

Localtopia Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Signup Link is now live!: bit.ly/localtopiavolunteer2021 We do so hope you'll volunteer at our 8th Annual festival and help us make it the best one we can possibly put on during a pandemic! Please note that *** ALL volunteers must wear masks at all times, and must adhere to our COVID-19 Plan, which you can review here: bit.ly/LocaltopiaCOVIDPlan *** Volunteers will be provided with disposable black masks. You can wear one of your own choosing, provided it does not display anything political, profane or deemed inappropriate by KSPL. *** Please do NOT sign up if you are not prepared to follow ALL measures in our COVID-19 Plan! ***

Donate to Clothes to Kids

Kids clothes (size 4 - 16) Adult size clothes (think pre-teen and teens) Young women (size 0 - 22) Young men (size 18 to 46) Shoes (children’s size 9 to adult) Bras, belts, purses, hats, jewelry, backpacks NEW socks and underwear What We Do Not Need… Used socks and underwear Athletic uniforms or equipment Toys or books Used pajamas or swimsuits Excessively worn clothing Baby/toddler clothing Hangers ST. PETE STORE 2168 34th Street South, St. Petersburg, 33711

Volunteer – Daystar Life Center

Won’t you join our mission? There are opportunities to help Monday through Saturday in everything from front desk intake to mail service to the Edible Garden.  There are even opportunities to volunteer from your own home! Donate an hour here and there or set up a regular schedule. There are opportunities for individuals and families, high school and college students, service organizations and businesses looking to strengthen their communities. 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.

Telephone Reassurance Line – Volunteer or Support

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay helps homebound elderly and adults with disabilities who live alone, have no available support system to assist them, or who are TTD/TTY or Florida Relay dependent. Referrals for someone to receive calls can be made by individuals, organizations, businesses, community agencies, home health agencies, hospital discharge planners, aging services, law enforcement, the faith community, postal service, friends, and relatives. Caring, concerned people 18 years of age or older are eligible to volunteer. New volunteers must complete an application & personal interview, and participate in a training program. The Telephone Reassurance Program provides an opportunity for daily interaction by linking seniors 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.

Mental health Support – You Good? Pinellas

If you or someone you know is struggling with behavioral health, mental health, or substance abuse issues—help is available.   No matter what you're going through, call for free to be connected with the right care provider today. 727.791.3131   COLLABORATIVE CARE PROVIDERS The Wellness Connection is an alliance of mental and physical healthcare providers who serve all Pinellas County residents. Wellness Connection partners are committed to working together to provide a “no wrong door” approach that meets people with compassion and efficiently connects them to the high quality care they need.

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