Volunteer Florida Kicks Off April as Florida Volunteer Month

TALLAHASSEE — Every year, the state of Florida recognizes April as Florida Volunteer Month. To highlight volunteers and their impact in the Sunshine State, Volunteer Florida recently announced a #30Under30 initiative to honor exceptional volunteers under the age of 30. Volunteer Florida also announced a statewide public service announcement, and a proclamation from Governor Rick Scott.

Governor Scott said, “Florida volunteers strengthen communities across the state and help change the lives of families in need. We are proud to recognize the hard work and commitment of our many volunteers during the year’s Florida Volunteer Month.”

Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman said, “Volunteer Florida is proud to recognize Florida’s outstanding volunteers, who work hard every day to make the Sunshine State the best place to live, work, and raise a family. Florida Volunteer Month is a time to celebrate their impact and encourage others to serve!”

Florida Volunteer Month activities are as follows:

#30Under30
As part of Florida Volunteer Month, Volunteer Florida recently launched #30Under30. This new initiative will recognize under-30 volunteers by highlighting one volunteer a day throughout the month of April. To see the volunteers’ profiles, please visit this link.

Volunteer of the Year
For the first time, Volunteer Florida will recognize a Volunteer of the Year. This individual will be recognized for his or her outstanding service and community contributions. Volunteer Florida will announce the Volunteer of the Year in late April.

Public Service Announcement
In honor of Florida Volunteer Month and in partnership with Comcast, a new video PSA promoting volunteerism will air on Comcast networks across Florida.
Watch the PSA here.

Comcast Cares Day
Volunteer Florida grantees and partners will participate in Comcast Cares Day, the largest corporate philanthropy day in the nation, for its Day of Service on April 22.

Volunteer Florida encourages Floridians to use the hashtag #ServeFL on social media when sharing their photos and stories of service. To find an existing project or register your own, visit comcastinthecommunity.com. 

To learn more about Florida Volunteer Month or find volunteer opportunities in your area, visit this link.