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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Latest News

How a #SuitsForSession Suit Changed Cindy Rabel’s Life

Monday / June 19 / 2017

After being laid off from her job and struggling with family issues, Cindy Rabel turned to the Chapman Partnership in Miami for help. Chapman Partnership operates two homeless assistance centers in Miami and Homestead, serving approximately 5,000 men, women and families with children annually. Chapman Partnership provides comprehensive services to... Read More

*VIDEO RELEASE* Volunteer Florida to Highlight #SuitsForSession Success Stories

Thursday / June 15 / 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Volunteer Florida announced today that throughout the summer, it will highlight individuals who have been impacted by the second annual #SuitsForSession Capitol service project. #SuitsForSession, which collected over 3,200 items of new or gently-used professional attire, benefitted job-seekers statewide. Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman said, “This year’s... Read More

Gov. Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award

Wednesday / June 14 / 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Chester Spellman awarded Kelly Kowall with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official statewide volunteer recognition. Governor Scott said, “I’d like to thank Kelly for her selfless service... 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!