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Broward County Animal Care and Adoption

Ongoing. Dog and cat lovers are needed to serve as animal care volunteers for the county’s two adoption centers. Teens 14 and older may volunteer as special event assistants at adoption events, while teens 16 and older may volunteer as greeters at the Fort Lauderdale Adoption Center, 1870 SW 39th St., Fort Lauderdale or Pompano Beach Adoption Center, 3100 NW 19th Terrace. Contact 954-359-1313, ext. 9239, or visit broward.org/animal/volunteers.

Farm Assistance

Through Feb. 28. Animal lovers are needed to help with feeding and grooming the dogs, horses, ponies, goats, etc. and cleaning stalls at Horse and Petting Pal Interaction, Inc. (HAPPI) Farm, which offers free therapeutic riding lessons and walk-through visits for veterans and people with special needs. A HandsOn Broward New Volunteer Orientation is required. 3:30-5:30 p.m. weekdays at HAPPI Farm, 17800 SW 52nd Court, Southwest Ranches. Contact Marie Lim, marielim@happifarm.org.

New Volunteer Orientation

Jan. 16 and Feb. 2, 20. Join this one-hour session to learn about volunteering for HandsOn Broward projects. At least two non-perishable food items are required as admission, and teens must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Wed., 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m-noon at HandsOn Broward, 6600 W. Commercial Blvd., Lauderhill. Contact Melissa Hirsch, 954-233-1288 or melissa@handsonbroward.org.

 

Sorting Saturdays

Jan. 19 and Feb. 2, 16. Volunteers will unload, sort and re-package grocery items to be distributed to agencies throughout South Florida. A HandsOn Broward New Volunteer Orientation is required, and teens must be accompanied by an adult. 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Feeding South Florida Headquarters and Broward Distribution Center, 2501 SW 32nd Terrace, Pembroke Park. Contact Andrea Donnell, 954-518-1863 or adonnell@feedingsouthflorida.org.

 

2013 MLK Day Parade and Peace Rally

 

Jan. 21. Participate in a community parade and rally for non-violence in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The march will travel from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School to Dillard High School, where the Peace Rally will be held. Teens 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. 9:30 a.m.-noon at 591 NW 31st Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Contact Sander Schrantz, 954-233-1291 or sander@handsonbroward.org

 

Unity in the Community Family Fun Day

 

Feb. 2. Volunteer to help with set up, face painting, stage assistance, the food and beverage stations, registration, the children's area or clean up/break down at this second annual event that features entertainment for children, musical and cultural groups and more to bring together Pompano Beach residents. Food and drink will be provided. A HandsOn Broward New Volunteer Orientation is required, and teens 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Pompano Community Park, 2001 NE 10th St., Pompano Beach. Visit handsonbroward.org.

 

 

 

Environmental Day at Markham Park Nursery

 

Feb. 9. Get dirty and help beautify and shade the park at this monthly weed and feed. Volunteers are needed to unload, line up, move, weed, replant and respace plants and to help clean up. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. Hats, sunscreen, gloves and water are also recommended. A HandsOn Broward New Volunteer Orientation is required. 8:30 a.m.-noon at Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise. Contact Jennifer Udan, 954-233-1297 or jennifer@handsonbroward.org.

 

 

 

 

MORE OPPORTUNITIES

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Homeless
Arts
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Outdoors
Other
Buddies and Teaching
Animals
Hospitals and Health Care

Working with the elderly

Brighton Garden Assisted Living Center
Anytime. 6341 Via de Sonrisa del Sur, Boca Raton. This assisted living facility is in need of volunteers to visit with seniors. Expect to play bingo and cards, shoot pool, read poetry, do arts and crafts to help brighten their day. Contact Samantha Frenchman at SFrenchman@volunteens.com or 561-362-1100, ext. 6229.

Broward Meals on Wheels Shopping Volunteers
Broward Meals on Wheels provides seniors with nutritional and healthy meals. The Volunteer Grocery Shopping Service provides homebound seniors with a dependable and helpful friend who will go grocery shopping on their behalf. Volunteers typically shop once a week or once every other week depending upon the senior's needs. Schedules are flexible. Ideal for students (the parents just need to drive). For additional information visit www.bmow.org/teen-advisory-board/ or call 954-731-8770.

Dine with the Disabled and Make a Friend
11:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., two-hours per day scheduled, 3879 West Industrial Way, Riviera Beach. Accompany developmentally-challenged adults for lunch and give them an enteraining restaurant experience. Volunteers will dine at the French-inspired dining hall. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Call 561-842-5814 or visit www.seagull.org/volunteer.cfm.

Entertain Some Seniors
Fridays, 10 and 11 a.m., Deerfield Beach. Singers, dancers and musicians wanted. Northeast Focal Point is looking for YOU! www.volunteerbroward.org or 954-480-4449.

Helpers needed at Schott Communities
Volunteers needed to assist craft instructor with our disabled population. Volunteers also needed in the office to answer phones and file papers. Schott Communities located on 6591 S. Flamingo Road, Cooper City. Call 954-434-3306.

Hospice of Gold Coast
Anytime. Transform your life by giving back to others. Hospice of Gold Coast in Fort Lauderdale is in need of volunteers for administrative and patient care opportunities. You will receive training and support to become a competent part of the Hospice Team. For additional information, contact Merle Perkins 954-788-5058 or Mperkins@nbhd.org.

Hospice Volunteers Needed
Anytime. VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Broward need volunteers who can make friendly visits to terminally ill patients and their families, provide relief and respite for weary caregivers, or accompany their dog for pet therapy visits to our patients. And other seasonal projects. There are multiple locations in Broward County. Main office: 5420 NW 33rd Ave., Ste. 100, Fort Lauderdale. For additional information, contact Anne Warren at 954-777-5396 or anne.warren@vitas.com.

Keep Me Company
Anytime. Visit Alzheimer's patients and keep them company. Volunteers must be 16 years old and older. Call 954-971-7155.

Teens Connect
Weekly. Volunteers are needed to bridge the generation gap! TeenConnect pairs teens with senior citizens to have friendly phone conversations on a weekly basis. Minimum age to volunteer is 13 years old. 515 Holiday Drive, Hallandale Call 954-456-7779.

Buddies and teachers

After School House
South Miami. Volunteers spend one hour per week mentoring a child with homework help, playing games, reading, listening, and teaching new skills. Contact Maceo Pickett 305-667-0555.

Area Agency on Aging
Volunteers needed to assist teachers with classroom activities. Must be at least 14 years old to volunteer. 8 a.m.-noon, or 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 200 N.E. 14th St., Boca Raton. Call Sheila Pechman at 561-684-5885 or email Donnia Smith at smithd@eelderaffairs.org

Be a Big Brother or Big Sister
Play games, read or just hang out and chat. Must be a junior or senior and commit for one school year. For location and application, Contact Nancy at nancyp@bbbsbroward.org or call 954-584-9990, ext. 111. For Palm Beach residents, contact Christina Barone at christinabbbs1st@aol.com or call 561-779-8468.

Be a buddy to kids in shelter
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Catholic Charities/Providence Place, Oakland Park. Play games, do crafts, read stories and spend time with children who are living in the shelter. Visit www.volunteerbroward.com.

Beacons of Light
Ages 14 and older, weekdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. throughout summer. Volunteers needed to help visually-impaired and blind childre. Volunteer for a day, a week, or during the entire summer. Contact Barbra Krantz 954-463-4127 X41 or bkrantz@lhob.org.

Best Buddies
Best Buddies enhance the lives of people with developmental disabilities through a one-to-one friendship and integrated employment. Best Buddies needs volunteers to help with clerical work, filing, answering phones, and organizing and implementing events. Must be at least 14 years old. Call 954-449-6522 or e-mail jenniferconstantine@bestbuddies.org.

Broward County Library
Volunteer at one of the Broward public libraries and help at special events, crafts projects, peer tutoring and general library responsibilities. Programs vary with every branch. Visit www.broward.org/library/volunteer.htm.

Disability Help
Help with office duties at this organization. Must be at least 14 years old to register. 6591 S. Flamingo Road Cooper City, 33330. Call 954-434-3306.

Schott Communities
Volunteers needed to assist in the office at this organization representing the blind and death population. 6591 S. Flamingo Road, Cooper City. Call Nancy Vidaurre at 954-434-3306.

Jack and Jill Children's Center
Anytime. Fort Lauderdale. The Jack and Jill Center needs volunteers for working with team leaders and teachers with children 2-5 years old, to help teach art and dance and work with food service staff. The minimum age is 14 years old. Contact Shannon Prohaszka at 954-463-8772.

Keep Me Company
Help keep Alzheimer's patients on the top of their game by keeping them company. Work with the elderly and homebound, and make a difference while doing it. 16 and up, call 954-971-7155

Kids in Distress
Kids in Distress is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse, the preservation of the family, and the care of abused children. Tasks include rocking babies, assisting in preschool classrooms and after-school tutoring. Must be at least 14 years old to volunteer. Orientation held first Thursday of every month. 819 NE 26th St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-390-7654 or visit www.kidsindistress.org.

Kids Voting Broward
Anytime. This organization motivates future voters through nationally-acclaimed curriculum. Join the high school student advisory board and participate in fundraising activities. Minimum age to volunteer is 14 years old. Call 754-321-1879 or visit www.kidsvotingbroward.org.

Life and Learning Center/ Kidz N Kash
Teach children in kindergarten through sixth grade about basic financial planning concepts such as budgeting money. Must be 16 years or older. Session begins Sept. 1. 18800 NW Second Ave., Suite 204, Miami Gardens. Call 305-690-4391.

Listen To Children Program
This program sponsored by Broward County Mental Health Association is in need of volunteers who can meet with elementary school children in their classrooms. Training is provided. Call Helen Leitch 954-746-2055.

Mentoring
Anytime. A mentoring program in which volunteers will help youth achieve life goals, learn self-respect and gain confidence. www.volunteerbroward.org or 954-522-6761.

Mentoring an SOS Child
Interested in working with our children? Join this program to give back to the community by becoming a mentor. For more information call Vickie Walter at 954-420-5030 or to download an application visit www.sosflorida.com.

Special Olympics - Broward County
Volunteers are needed to serve as coaches throughout the year. Must be at least 16 years old to sign-up. Visit www.specialolympicsbroward.org.

Tutoring Children at HANDY
HANDY, Inc is seeking volunteers to assist with its tutoring program. The program consists of helping youth learn and study different subjects each day as well as assist individuals with some FCAT prep. HANDY Inc: 101 NE 3rd St.Go to www.volunteerbroward.org or Call Linsey Brewster at 954-709-4416 to register.

The homeless and the hungry

Broward Meals on Wheels Shopping Volunteers
Broward Meals on Wheels provides quality services to ensure that seniors meet their nutritional needs and remain healthy and independent. Our Volunteer Grocery Shopping Service provides homebound seniors with a dependable and helpful friend who will go grocery shopping on their behalf. Volunteers typically shop once a week or once every other week depending upon the senior's needs. Schedules are flexible. Ideal for students (the parents just need to drive). For additional information visit www.bmow.org/teen-advisory-board/ or call 954-731-8770.

Cooperative Feeding Program
The mission of this agency is to reduce the pain and suffering of individuals and families in poverty by providing necessary food, ancillary services and referrals. Responsible and reliable volunteers are needed for many areas, including: receptionist, clerical, administrative assistant, warehouse and pantry help, dishwasher, special event committee workers, delivery drivers. Located in Fort Lauderdale. Open Monday-Friday only; flexible hours available. For additional information, please contact Liliana Imamovic 954-792-2328 or liliana@feedingbroward.org.

The Caring Kitchen
Caring Kitchen needs volunteers to serve meals. Contact Contact Donna Buchalter 561-699-5113 to volunteer or www.crosministries.org.

Feed the Poor and Homeless
Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m., Fort Lauderdale Beach. Love Thy Neighbor feeds the poor and homeless. The food is prepared at Providence Place in Fort Lauderdale and served on the beach in hot and cold trays. Gloves are provided for safety. Each volunteer should bring an apron. www.volunteerbroward.org or 954-522-6761.

Poverello Sorting Saturdays
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Poverello Center, Wilton Manors. Help sort donations at a clothing bank, which supports the thrift shop, for this organization that provides life-saving food and basic living essentials for individuals living with HIV. Must be 16 or older. www.poverello.org; 954-561-3663.

Daily Bread Foodbank
Anytime. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., take State Road 84 to Broward Branch, 1500 S.E. 24th Street. Volunteers assist in food sorting, food collection, and fundraising projects. Contact Susan Sissman or Rose Taylor, 305-764-3230.

All Around Stocking
Anytime, but limited to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Fort Lauderdale. Teens can assist with preparing boxes with food, sorting clothing or toys for the thrift shop Contact Wilson at 954-627-6900.

Broward Outreach Center: Help the needy
Volunteer needs: Clothing processors; computer assistants; friendly visitors; mentoring; recreation; special events assistants. Minimum Age: 17. 2056 Scott St., Hollywood. Call 954-926-7417.

Outdoors

Be a FRIEND
Daily, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Ranch, 19801 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines. FRIENDS is a non-profit horse rescue facility providing opportunities for everyone to care for and sponsor a horse. Come and make a difference in an animal's life! Daily volunteers are needed for horse-related ranch activities, including watering, feeding, and cleaning of stalls. Any individual with grant and/or fundraising experience is also needed. www.EIAHorses.org or 954-492-0168.

Broward County Parks and Recreation Division
The VIP (Volunteers Improving Parks) program offers short-term and long-term opportunities for individuals, families, students and groups to share their time and talents with the community. You can learn how to help protect our environment or assist with special events and more. Visit www.broward.org/parks, click on the "Support Us" tab and "Volunteer Projects." Bring completed application and photo ID to the park of your choice. 954-357-8153 or aziegler@broward.org.

Broward County 4H Program
Anytime. Their mission is to enable young people to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes that help them become productive and contributing members of society. We need volunteer teens to assist clubs and leaders, and to work as summer day camp assistants. Minimum age: 16 years old. Contact Joe Metellus at 954 370 3725 or jmetel@ufl.edu or go online to florida4h.org. You can also send an email at 4h@broward.org.

Broward Soil & Water Conservation District
Anytime. Teenage volunteers are needed to help with exotic plant removal and other gardening tasks. Dedicated, hard-working, friendly and responsible teens are needed. Must be willing to learn and be at least 14 years old. For more information please call 954-584-1306.

Cape Florida Restoration Project
Help to restore Cape Florida on the tip of Key Biscayne to its natural ecological condition. Volunteers can work on exotic removal seven days a week. Saturdays and Sundays are the main volunteer days from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Kellie Westervelt, 954-547-1577.

Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens & Wildlife Sanctuary volunteer opportunities for students fulfilling community service requirements (age 16 and over) at historic Wray Home, and in special events, retail areas, food service, and horticulture. Ages 16-18 need parental approval. 3750 S Flamingo Rd. Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-473-2955 to make an appointment.

The Great Outdoors
Anytime. At all Broward County Parks. Volunteers can educate the public about ecology, and assist in organizing and conducting special events. Contact Anita Zeekler at 954-357-8153 www.broward.org/parks/volunteers.htm.

Help Homeless Animals
Ages 18 and up. The Humane Society of Broward. Work with the Teen Club, help care for animals by bathing them, guide and greet visitors, or participate in the PAL program. These daily shifts vary in their hours, and are ongoing. Participants must honor a 6 month commitment to the program. Year round, call 954-989-3977.

IMPACT Ministries
Anytime. Volunteers needed until Dec. 31. 1060 N. Fifth Terrace, Fort Lauderdale. Need help putting together teams to help with Gulf Coast restoration from hurricanes. Contact: JD Smith at 704-507-6579 or info@citiimpact.org.

Kids Ecology Corps
Anytime. Fort Lauderdale. We need volunteers for: office work; phones, filing, data entry, art projects, helping on field trips. The minimum age is 14 years. Contact Toby Lopez at 954-524-0366. www.kidsecologycorps.org.

Ocean Watch Foundation
Anytime. The Ocean Watch Foundation is a grass roots volunteer organization involved in marine conservation and educational projects to preserve the local coral reef environment. We need volunteers for the following tasks: Beach cleaner; advertising, fundraising, operations, Public Relaltions, Annual Reef Sweep and Beach Clean-up. Must be at least 15 years old. Call 954 467 1366 or go online at www.oceanwatch.org or send an email at info@oceanwatch.org for more information. www.EIAHorses.org.

Save the soil
Ages 14 and up., Davie. Dedicated, hard working teens are needed to help with exotic plant removal and gardening tasks. 6191 Orange Drive, Davie. Call Russell M. Setti at 954-584-1306.

Urban River Trails
Anytime. Fort Lauderdale. Broward Urban River Trails works to maintain, improve, and increase urban wilderness locations for recreation, education, and historical purposes. We need volunteers to provide general assistance. Contact John Rude at 954-462-7766 www.burt.org.

Volunteers for Oakland Park Sports
Anytime. Do what you love while helping out little kids. Coach flag football or cheerleading, work the concession stand, prepare for games, or do league paperwork. Opportunities are flexible. Contact Theresa Johnson for more information at theresaj@oaklandparkfl.org or 954-630-4515.

Art related opportunities

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
Anytime. 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood. Tour guides, ushers and general customer service needed. For more information, visit www.ArtAndCultureCenter.org or call 954-921-3274/3439.

Broward Center Volunteers
Anytime. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Ushers are trained year round for Broward center's four theaters it manages. Sign up for particular days of the wek and earn 5 hours per shift. Go to www.browardcenter.org or call 854-468-2684.

Broward Children's Center
Anytime. Pompano Beach. Volunteers are needed to supervise the reception desk during operating hours. Duties include monitoring our electronic entry system to allow visitors in and keep our residents from leaving without supervision. We are also looking for volunteers interested in partnering with us to engage in activities, arts and crafts, reading, and field trips with infants, children, and young adults with special needs. Call 954-943-7336 for more information.

Caldwell Theatre Company
Volunteer opportunities include: Box Office: Maintain customer database, ticket sales and distribution, clerical duties. Greeter: Greet all patrons at entrance to theater. Direct patrons to box office, restrooms, bar/concessions, receptions and provide information as requested. Social Networking: Do you Tweet, Facebook or youtube? Update all event calendars with Caldwell Theatre Company events and activities through outside websites. Minimum age is 16. Contact Nedra at Nedra@caldwelltheatre.com or call 561-995-2327. Caldwell Theatre Company 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton.

Coral Springs Museum of Art
Anytime. Volunteers are needed to assist in art classes, as tour guides and assistants, at family fundays, at summer art camps and at special events. Pick up a volunteer application form at the museum or download one from the Museum's website at www.csmart.org. Turn it in at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Call Judy at 954-340-5000.

Coral Springs Center for the Arts
Volunteer ushers needed. 2855 Coral Springs Dr, Coral Springs. Call 954-344-5999.

The Exceptional Theater Company
Teach theatre to those with developmental and physical disabilities. No theatre experience needed. Learn how to write a script and arrange audio backup. Volunteers also needed in many areas other than on stage including clerical work sewing, and building sets and props. A minimum of two hours a week is required to participate in this program. Visit etcsouthflorida.org/volunteers_.html 12663 NW 18th Manor, Pembroke Pines.

Museum Of Art / Fort Lauderdale
Anytime. Volunteers needed at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale to greeting visitors, working at the admissions counter, assisting at lectures and special events, and helping out at our Creative Summer Art Camp. The Museum also has opportunities for docents. Scheduling is flexible to fit your needs, and training is provided to ensure that you're comfortable in your volunteer position. Call Leslie Bell at 954-525-5500 or email lbell@moafl.org.

Museum Of Discovery and Science/IMAX Theatre
Anytime. Fort Lauderdale. Volunteer training is held at the Museum and is required prior to choosing a volunteer opportunity. The Museum requires 4 hours of service per week for a period of 6 months. Volunteer opportunities include exhibit guides, greeters and ticket takers, manning the concierge desk, gift store assistants, survey takers, store assistants, IMAX usher, life science assistants, administrative assistants, and working with animals (if you are older than 16). Contact Sharon Menish 954-467-6637 ext. 255 or email smenish1@mods.net.

Rising Action Theatre Inc.
Backstage and office help for the theater includes assistant stage manager (will train), set movement, prop setting, dressing actors, ushering, light board operator (will train), sound board operator (will train), set building, sewing, graphic design, marketing assistant, press assistant, office assistant. 840 E Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 104, Fort Lauderdale. Phone: 954-561-2225. www.risingactiontheatre.com.

Young at Art Childrens Art Museum
Mondays through Thursdays, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Davie. Volunteers can assist teachers in art classes. You must be willing to assist for 5 classes. Helpers are also needed for weekend birthday parties. Call 954-424-0085 or visit www.youngatartmuseum.org.

Animals

Animal Helpers
Broward County Animal Care, two locations: Fort Lauderdale Shelter, 1870 SW 39th Street, Pompano Beach Shelter, 3100 NW 9th Terrace. Positions include: Adoption Assistant, greeters, Lost and Found Associate, Office Assistant and Veterinary Assistant. Must be 14 and older and commit to a minimum of two months and must work at least one shift per month. Go to www.broward.org/animal or call 954-359-1010.

The Humane Society
The Humane Society of Broward County provides shelter, aid, and adoptions for animals. Volunteers are needed to help with animal care and tasks that include cleaning, feeding, and caring for dogs and cats. The minimum age is 14 years old to sign-up. Call 
954-266-6814 for more information. www.browardhumane.com.

Pets In Distress, Inc.
Anytime. 8626 St. Rd. 84, Davie. Provide a foster home for rescued pets until they get adopted. Contact: www.petsindistress.org or call 954-472-8667.

Share-A-Pet Org, Inc.
Volunteers with dogs needed to visit nursing homes, children's hospitals and Alzheimer's facilities. Pets must be at least one-year-old and have been under ownership for at least one year. 3699 N. Dixie Highway, Oakland Park. Call Bindu Mayi at 954-630-8763, email info@shareapet.org or visit www.shareapet.org.

South Florida Siberian Husky Rescue, Inc.
Anytime. 4846 N. University Dr., Lauderhill. Committee members needed. Contact: 954-540-7373 or visit www.sibrescue.com/volunteer
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Tomorrow's Rainbow
Daily. Volunteers are needed for farm upkeep and help with children and horses on a regular basis. Teen facilitators must be 16 years old or older to participate. 4341 NW 39th ave., Coconut Creek. Email TRainbowPAZ@aol.com or visit www.tomorrowsrainbow.org. 954-978-2390.

Museums Beacons and guides

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
Anytime. Tour guides, ushers and general customer service representatives are needed to serve as volunteers. 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood. Call 954-921-3274 or visit For more information, visit www.ArtAndCultureCenter.org.

Coral Springs Museum of Art
Anytime. Volunteers are needed to volunteer in art classes, serve as tour guides and assistants at family fundays during special events. Pick up a volunteer application form at the museum or download one from the museum's website at www.csmart.org. 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs. Call Judy at 954-340-5000.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Volunteers are needed seven days a week and are asked to work at least one four-hour shift each week. Training is provided. Volunteers also receive uniforms and free parking. 320 Terminal Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Call 954-359-2589.

IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum
Anytime. General volunteer opportunities available. Get service hours and great benefits including free museum admission and discounts at the IGFA museum store. Contact Jeff Mackin at 954-92404340 or email jmackin@igfa.org.

Hurricane Warning: Be a Hurricane Hunter Guide
Anytime. Feel the excitement of a real P3 cockpit and get blown away in an interactive wind tunnel. Tour guides educate the public on weather, hurricane safety and preparedness. Training provided. Must be 16 years old or older and feel comfortable with public speaking. 1345 FAU Research Park Blvd., Deerfield Beach. Contact Sherri Dicken at 954-426-6887 or email sdicken@hurricanewarning.org.

Museum help
Volunteer in the Old Dillard museum weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact Paula Curry or Legere Noel at 954-765-6952.

Museum Of Art / Fort Lauderdale
Anytime. Museum volunteers needed to greet visitors, work at the admissions counter, assist at lectures and special events, and help out at the Creative Summer Art Camp. The Museum also has opportunities for docents. Scheduling is flexible to fit your needs, and training is provided to ensure that you're comfortable in your volunteer position. Call Leslie Bell at 954-525-5500 or email lbell@moafl.org.

Museum Guides Needed
The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society needs volunteers to greet visitors at our King-Cromartie House weekends in November and December. Benefits include free admission to the museum, lectures and programs, a 10 percent discount at museum store and an opportunity to interact with other history lovers. You may bring a friend, a book, a puzzle, needlepoint, snacks or whatever keeps you happy. Catch a breeze while relaxing in the rocking chair on the front porch. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Call 954-463-4431 or email villageinfo@oldfortlauderdale.org

Norton Museum of Art
Vounteers needed to give tours at Norton Museum of Art. Contact Talya Lerman at (561) 832-5196 at extension 1113 for more information.

Tour Guide for the Wray House
Become a tour guide and earn volunteer hours through this program. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. Contact Elizabeth 954-473-2955, ext. 34. or email flamingoelk@hotmail.com.

Other opportunities

Adopt A Street Program
Anytime. Adopt-A-Street is a partnership between Broward Beautiful, Broward County Government, and participating cities. Volunteer groups agree to adopt one-half of a mile or more of a selected street and remove the litter four times per year for two years. Volunteers are needed to provide organizational help, cleanup supplies, free disposal and Adopt-A-Street signs. For more information email litterprevention@broward.org or call Patrick Murphy at 954-474-1835 or visit www.broward.org/waste/aas_intro.htm.

Bilingual Volunteers needed
Volunteer Broward needs bilingual volunteers to translate the New Volunteer orientation, Project Leader and Agency Training manuals into Spanish, Portuguese and Creole. Volunteers can work from home while they provide a much-needed service. Call 954-522-6761.

Boca Jets Lacrosse
Volunteers are needed to coach, spruce up the web site, work concessions on game day and help out in the office. Call 954-725-1408, email bocajetslax@hotmail.com or visit www.bocajetslacrosse.com.

City of Fort Lauderdale Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to assist during special events throughout the year. Call the Riverside Park Office at 954-468-1553.

Gilda's Club South Florida
Volunteers needed to help with setting up, cleaning up, registering members, moving furniture, decorating, and special events. Must complete a background check to qualify. 119 Rose Drive, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-763-6776 or visit www.gildasclubsouthflorida.org.

Habitat for Humanity Helpers
Habitat for Humanity Re-Store helps build homes for needy families by selling donated items. Volunteers are needed to work as cashiers and sales people. Ages 15 and older. 513 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-763-7771 or visit www.habitat.org.

Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, Inc.
Volunteers are needed in administration, educational outreach (student awareness days and student visual arts and writing contests) and the library (place barcode labels on books, put protective covers on books and help organize books and DVDs). Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, Inc., 2031 Harrison St., Hollywood. Call 954-929-5690 or visit www.hdec.org.

Legal Aid Service of Broward, Inc.
Volunteers needed 12 to 20 hours per week on a continuing basis, Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Plantation. Volunteers needed for development department support. Must be familiar with data entry, Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet research, digital cameras and exporting photos via e-mail. Must be organized, have a pleasing telephone manner, and written and oral skills. Contact: www.legalaid.org/broward/volunteer or rsexton@legalaid.org.

Make a Difference
Group counseling organization is seeking clerical help, fund raising and assisting in the thrift store. Visit www.groupcounseling.org/ or call 561-483-5300.

Ronald McDonald House Charities
Volunteers needed for office work, registration desk, gardening, housekeeping, special events and fund raising. 15 SE 15th St. Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-828-1822 or visit www.rmhcsouthflorida.org.

Teen Court
This program offers juvenile offenders an alternative to formal court proceedings. Volunteers ages 12 to 17 years old are needed to serve as jurors, bailiffs, clerks and advocates for the defendants in Teen Court. Training is provided. Call 954-831-1291.

Hospitals and Health Care

Boca Raton Community Hospital, Debbie Rand Memorial Service League
Volunteers needed to work in the gift shop. 800 Meadows Rd., Boca Raton. Contact: 561-955-4098.

Candy Stripers
Candy Stripe Youth Program at Broward General Medical Center seeks volunteers. Students must be at least 14 years old. Contact Joan Semsker at 954-355-5375 to sign up for the next scheduled orientation.

Keep Me Company
Spend time with Alzheimer's patients and earn volunteer hours. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to qualify. Call 954-971-7155 or visit alzcenter.org/.

Hospice of Gold Coast
Anytime. Transform your life by giving back to others. Hospice of Gold Coast in Fort Lauderdale is in urgent need of volunteers for administrative and patient care opportunities. You will receive training and support to become a competent part of the Hospice Team. For additional information, contact Merle Perkins 954-788-5058 or Mperkins@nbhd.org.

Hospice Volunteers Needed
Anytime. VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Broward need volunteers who can make friendly visits to terminally ill patients and their families, provide relief and respite for weary caregivers, or accompany their dog for pet therapy visits to our patients. And other seasonal projects. Three hours per week requested. Multiple locations in Broward County. Main office: 5420 NW 33 Avenue, Ste. 100, Ft. Lauderdale. For additional information, contact Anne Warren at 954-777-5396 or anne.warren@vitas.com

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Southern Florida Chapter
Volunteers needed for administrative duties during the day and fundraising events on evenings and weekends. Must be familiar with computers, typing, web navigation, data entry, and love the outdoors. 2 Oakwood Blvd., Suite 200, Hollywood. Call 954-744-5300 or visit www.leukemia-lymphoma.org.

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