Volunteer Generation Fund Grantees

Below is a list of current Volunteer Generation Fund programs in Florida. Please contact the organization directly to learn more about current service opportunities.

 Organization NameFocus AreaCountyOrganization Description
Arcadia-DeSoto County Habitat For HumanityEconomic OpportunityDeSotoArcadia-DeSoto County Habitat For Humanity will recruit 400 volunteers who will help build homes for qualifying families in DeSoto County.
Bonnet Springs ParkEducationPolkBonnet Springs Park proposes to have 400 volunteers, contributing 3,000 hours who will work in such areas as horticulture, education-instructors/guides, administrative roles, assisting with various events (from backstage to parking), clean-ups, fundraising, tour guides, general park greeters, and outreach in Lakeland, Florida.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald CoastEducationWaltonThe Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast will recruit 400 volunteers who will mentor youth, help with homework, facilitate project-based learning and serve as career exploration speakers.  
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommissionEnvironmental StewardshipLeonThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) proposes to have 400 volunteers, contributing 3,000 hours who will serve the agency in many functional areas: facilities management, habitat enhancement and management, office and/or operations management, public outreach, rescue and recovery, and scientific research, data collection and analysis in all five of the FWC’s designated regions.
Florida Veterans FoundationVeterans and Military FamiliesLeonFlorida Veterans Foundation will recruit 400 volunteers who will provide a variety of services to veterans and their family members throughout Florida.
Genesis Health Foundation (Brooks Rehab)Healthy Futures DuvalGenesis Health Foundation will recruit 400 volunteers who will provide virtual service activities, such as peer mentoring and elder companionship, to individuals living in Jacksonville.
Habitat For Humanity International (Chipola Habitat)Disaster ServicesJacksonHabitat for Humanity International will recruit 400 volunteers who will help build homes for qualifying families in Jackson and Washington County.  
Hope PartnershipHealthy Futures OsceolaHope Partnership will recruit 400 volunteers who will provide legal services, vocational assistance and career training to individuals experiencing homelessness in Osceola County.
Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship AssociationEducationDuvalThe Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association (JHNSA) proposes to have 400 volunteers contributing 3000 hours providing training to students and informational tours to families on the USS Orleck in Jacksonville as well as providing expert ship maintenance.
Jacksonville Humane SocietyEconomic OpportunityDuvalJacksonville Humane Society will recruit 400 volunteers who will provide veterinary assistance, dog behavior assistance and retail support in their Adoption, Education and Pet Help Center.
Kids Incorporated Of The Big BendEducationLeonKids Incorporated of The Big Bend will recruit 400 volunteers who will provide early learning, health, family and capacity-building services in Leon, Jefferson and Madison County.  
Neighborhood Center of West VolusiaEconomic Opportunity VolusiaThe Neighborhood Center of West Volusia (NHC) proposes to have 400 volunteers, contributing 3,000 hours who will help us achieve our mission of feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, and preventing homelessness by serving in our food pantry, Bridge Emergency Shelter, and Prevention Services Office.
New Horizons of Southwest FloridaEducationLeeNew Horizons of SWFL proposes to have 400 volunteers contributing 3,000 hours who will help under-resourced K-12 students reach their full potential through tutoring, mentoring and character-building experiences. Volunteers will serve throughout 10 locations in the cities of Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Fort Myers in Collier and Lee counties.
Operation New UniformVeterans and Military FamiliesDuvalOperation New Uniform will recruit 400 volunteers who will provide critical work to the veteran community in northeast Florida.
Rethink Energy FloridaEnvironmental StewardshipLeonReThink Energy Florida (REF) proposes to have 400 volunteers, contributing a total of 3000 hours, who will grow environmental stewardship through youth education, adult engagement and community organizing in chapters across Florida in areas of need and influence.
Scholar Career CoachingEducationPalm BeachScholar Career Coaching, Inc. will recruit 400 volunteers who will coach, motivate and support underserved college-bound students who speak English as a second language.
Shepherds HopeHealthy Futures OrangeShepherd's Hope (SH) is a 501 c 3 and a faith-based organization of volunteers that exists to provide access to healthcare for uninsured in Central Florida. Shepherd's Hope proposes to engage more than 2,700 general & medical professional volunteers yearly and aims at contributing more than 23,000 hours of volunteer services (value equivalent to approx. $1.15 million) to provide health care access and services to the underserved, uninsured and underinsured population in Central Florida.
Talbot House Ministries of LakelandHealthy Futures PolkTalbot House Ministries (THM) proposes to have 400 volunteers, contributing 3,000 hours who will commit to the development and expansion of opportunities for people experiencing homelessness in rural Polk County.
The Community NookHealthy FuturesOrangeThe Community Nook, Inc. proposes to engage 400+ volunteers who will contribute 3,000+ hours of service through participation in the following ways: (1) attendance at community co-design meetings intended to infuse local input into the development of the garden; (2) staffing special events hosted at and/or for the benefit of the organization; (3) tending the garden; (4) service on the Board of Directors; and/or (5) helping the organization raise funds towards sustainability, including grant writing.
The Literacy Council of SarasotaEducationSarasotaThe Literacy Council of Sarasota, Inc. (LCS) proposes to have 400 volunteers, contributing 3000 hours who will be trained as tutors for adults in Sarasota, Manatee, and DeSoto Counties, Florida.
The Sharing CenterEconomic OpportunitySeminoleThe Sharing Center will recruit 400 volunteers who will work to prevent hunger and homelessness in Seminole County.
United Way of Marion CountyEducationMarionUnited Way of Marion County proposes to have 400 volunteers, contributing 3000 hours which will read to kindergarten students, assist with tax filings and teach classes on budgeting, health, and ending generational poverty.
United Way of Northwest FloridaHealthy FuturesBayThe United Way of Northwest Florida (UWNWFL) proposes to have 400 volunteers, contributing 3,000 hours who will service United Way and its 49 partner nonprofit agencies (partners) in a variety of different skills-based volunteer roles in the areas of Education, Health and Financial Stability including but not limited to marketing and communications, construction, administration, and program delivery in and across UWNWFL’s six county region.
Urban Paradise GuildEnvironmental StewardshipMiami-DadeUrban Paradise Guild proposes to have 400 volunteers, contributing 3000 hours who will be involved in Communications, Social Media, Video Film & Media, Job Skills Training, Event Coordination, Board Placement, Board Member Training, IT Assistance, Marketing, HR Consulting, Legal Consulting, Tech Support in Miami Dade County & Broward County focused in Hialeah, North Miami, and Hollywood.

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