Putting AmeriCorps members
to work in schools and nonprofits.
Transforming Florida's communities.

Volunteer Florida administers over $32 million in federal, state, and
local funding to deliver high-impact national service programs in Florida.
We put 1,383 AmeriCorps members to work in communities across
the state to serve students, veterans, families and job-seekers.

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Latest News

Chester Spellman Elected Chair of America’s Service Commissions

Friday / September 23 / 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2016 CONTACT: Erin VanSickle: evansickle@volunteerflorida.org ALEXANDRIA, VA – During the 2016 Annual Membership Assembly of the 52 state service commissions in Alexandria, VA, Chester Spellman was elected as Chair of America’s Service Commissions (ASC). ASC is a nonprofit organization representing the 52 governor-appointed state service commissions,... Read More

Governor Scott Presents Champion of Service Awards to Floridians Who Supported Hurricane Hermine Response and Recovery

Tuesday / September 20 / 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of Florida’s Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott awarded two individuals with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award for their support with Hurricane Hermine response and recovery efforts. The Champion of Service Award is Florida’s official statewide volunteer recognition for individuals and organizations. Governor Scott... Read More

Florida Chamber Foundation and Volunteer Florida Announce #BringABook Initiative at Future of Florida Forum

Monday / September 19 / 2016

Encourage Participants to Donate a Book at the Future of Florida Forum, Sept. 28 and 29   Tallahassee – Volunteer Florida and the Florida Chamber Foundation announced today that they will host a #BringABook service initiative for the second year in conjunction with the Annual Future of Florida Forum. Volunteer... Read More

"All Floridians have the potential to transform communities and change the lives of Florida families through volunteering. When Floridians work together, we can accomplish anything and I encourage everyone from the Keys to the Panhandle to lend a helping hand and give back to our state."

Governor Rick Scott

"Our state's students are ranked among the best in the nation, evidence that our investment in education is truly paying off. I am proud of DOE's partnership with Volunteer Florida - they play a critical role in preparing our state's future workforce."

Pam Stewart / Florida Education Commissioner

"Volunteer Florida's AmeriCorps members work with some of our most at-risk students and their families, mentoring and tutoring them during and after school and helping them graduate. We couldn't do what we do without them."

Alberto M. Carvalho / Superintendent / Miami-Date County Public Schools

How Can We Help You?

Whether you're interested in applying for a grant or looking for a volunteer opportunity, we're here to help. As the Governor's lead agency for national service and volunteerism in the Sunshine State, we encourage every Floridian to serve. Volunteer Florida is responsible for administering $32 million in federal, state, and local funding to deliver high-impact national service and volunteer programs in Florida. We are the state’s advocate for volunteerism and philanthropy in Florida, connecting individuals, families, and businesses with opportunities to serve their communities and recognizing Florida’s outstanding service leaders. Additionally, Volunteer Florida serves as the state’s lead agency for volunteers and donations before, during, and after disasters, working closely with the Florida Division of Emergency Management and our local partners. We hope you'll join our mission to make Florida communities smarter, safer, and stronger!