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

Volunteer Florida administers $32 million in funding to deliver
high-impact national service programs in Florida. We put 1,300
AmeriCorps members to work in communities across the state to
serve students, veterans, families, and job-seekers.

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ICYMI: Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award

Tuesday / August 14 / 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO, David Mica, Jr., awarded Sam Rogers with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official statewide volunteer recognition. Governor Scott said, “Sam’s longstanding commitment to his community inspires those around him... Read More

Volunteer Florida Announces Third Year of Funding for Rural Communities

Tuesday / July 24 / 2018

July 23, 2018 – TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida announced its third year of funding to help students in Florida’s rural communities succeed in school. The Rural Community Assets Fund (RCAF) will provide grantees with capacity-building support so that they can use volunteers in service to students. Volunteer Florida will distribute up to... Read More

Volunteer Florida Announces New CEO and Commission Chair

Tuesday / July 24 / 2018

July 13, 2018 – TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Volunteer Florida is pleased to announce two recent changes to the organization’s leadership. Governor Rick Scott has appointed David Mica, Jr. to serve as Chief Executive Officer of Volunteer Florida. Additionally, the Volunteer Florida Commission unanimously voted Autumn Karlinsky to preside as Chair for the 2018-2019 year. Governor... 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-Dade 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!