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Remote Area Medical - Manatee and Sarasota Counties

Posted by: Jennifer S. Sexton on August 05, 2015 17:37

Remote Area Medical is coming to Florida November 20 - 22. Many volunteers will be needed to make this extraordinary work a success. Please use the following link to volunteer or to get more information: http://ramvolunteers.org/

Volunteers Needed - Lee County

Posted by: Jennifer S. Sexton on January 23, 2015 13:18

The Lee County Community Action/Neighborhood District Committee Advisory Board is an advisory board to the Lee County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC). They participate in planning, program performance evaluation and guidance on programs impacting the lives of low-income and at-risk residents of Lee County. While final authority rests with the BoCC, the CAA/NDC provides valuable input on the Community Services Block Grant Action Plan, the HUD Consolidated Plan and Neighborhood District funding. Membership of the committee is composed of 15 members representing public officials, pri...

Volunteer Recruitment Fair January 2015

Posted by: Jennifer S. Sexton on January 16, 2015 19:25

The United Way Volunteer Recruitment Fair will be held on Saturday, January 31st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enrich your life! Offer your skills and experience to a local non-profit or public agency. At the Volunteer Fair, you can meet face to face with local organizations that need your help. Choose one that’s the perfect fit for you! United Way Volunteer Center’s Volunteer Fair will be held at Lakes Regional Library at 15290 Bass Road in Fort Myers (corner of Bass & Gladiolus).

Give a child a smile!

Posted by: Jennifer S. Sexton on November 13, 2014 13:27

Become a MENTOR. REACH & RISE™ MENTORING PROGRAM – Give back in a meaningful way! INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS The Reach & Rise™ Mentoring Program is making a difference in the lives of area youth & in the community. Children matched with a mentor through Reach & Rise are showing improvement in the areas of school behavior & performance, family relationships, & social responsibility. The next round of training will be starting soon and YOU could play a vital role in making positive changes for an area youth! To learn more about how you can help a child make those changes, please attend our u...

Thanksgiving Volunteers Needed

Posted by: Jennifer S. Sexton on September 05, 2014 19:39

Thanksgiving is approaching and the Feeding the 5000 committee is working hard to make sure that all needy families receive a meal on Thanksgiving Day. “Feeding the 5000” is a Thanksgiving program that works to insure that no one in our area goes hungry at Thanksgiving. It is a grass roots effort of neighbors helping neighbors where every penny raised goes to providing families with traditional meals at Thanksgiving. The effort was started by Lamb of God church ten years ago feeding about 150 people at Thanksgiving. It has grown into a community effort with over 400 volunteers feedin...

Hurricane Shelter Training

Posted by: Jennifer S. Sexton on August 27, 2014 15:08

In an effort to better prepare our community for the hurricane season, the American Red Cross and Lee County Emergency Management are working to develop disaster volunteers to staff hurricane shelters. There are roles for every skill level or physical ability. As a shelter staff volunteer, you and your family will know what your plan will be in the case of a hurricane. You protect yourself, your family, and your community. Free Training Class: Shelter Fundamentals, 7051 Cypress Terrace, Fort Myers, Tuesday, September 16, 6pm-9pm. Register by calling 239-278-3401.

United Way 211 Storm Information Hotline

Posted by: Jennifer S. Sexton on November 28, 2012 21:49

The United Way 211 Storm Information Hotline will be hosting a volunteer training on Thursday, July 18th, 2013, from 3:00pm-4:00pm at The Lee County Emergency Operations Center. This is an important opportunity to learn how the United Way 211 Storm Information Hotline operates during a natural or man-made disaster and how you can help. We need your help! During this time, we need volunteers that are willing to assist with answering storm related calls. Hours are flexible. We ask that all volunteers be eighteen years of age or older. We look forward to working with you during the 2013 hurric...

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