Children, Youth & Education

Big Brothers Big Sisters

For more than 43 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life.  Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in the communities we serve. We […]


The Miracle League of Manasota

The Miracle League of Manasota is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for all children to play baseball, regardless of their ability.  The mission of the Miracle League of Manasota is to offer accessible recreational opportunities for children with special needs so that they can participate in a team sport as a member […]


Buddy Up Tennis

Buddy Up Tennis works with Tennis Coach Joan Bellissimo to offer tennis lessons to children with down syndrome.  Buddy Up uses the medium of tennis to teach agility skills, social skills, and hand-eye coordination.  This wonderful opportunity is open to anybody who is looking for a unique, fun, and meaningful Saturday morning – no prior […]


Prospect Riding Center

Prospect Riding Center offers Therapeutic and recreational directed equine activities for enhanced well being, to those with special needs. Prospect Riding Center has need for volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, including assistance with their summer camp program (see dates below): Foundation For Dreams: at Dream Oaks Camp, Bradenton Each Tuesday and Wednesday […]


Children First

Children First is a private, charitable, non-profit organization that serves over 600 of Sarasota County’s most vulnerable children, birth to five years of age, and their families. Services are provided at multiple locations throughout Sarasota County. There are many great volunteer opportunities available with Children First, including rocking babies, reading to children, preparing food, and […]


Children’s Garden and Art Center

The Children’s Garden and Art Center is a whimsical interactive garden for kids of all ages. BTheir mission is to keep kids connected with nature whether that is teaching the magic of gardening or art outside the box, mother nature is always at the fore front. The Children’s Garden and Art Center has many fun […]


Community Youth Development

Community Youth Development (CYD) empowers youth to be leaders in service to their communities. Volunteer Opportunities Include: SRQVolunteen Days of Service: Click here for details, including how to register. STAR Leadership: Serve on a Community Board of Directors or a Government Advisory Board (high school students only). Work in the CYD Office: create flyers and […]


Conductive Education Center of Sarasota-Bradenton

The Conductive Education Center of Sarasota-Bradenton (CESB) is a non-profit organization that provides intensive therapy education programs for children with motor disabilities such as cerebral palsy. The programs are usually done in groups and involve working with the kids to do simple tasks that we often take for granted- sitting independently, walking independently, feeding themselves, […]


Face Autism, Inc

Face Autism, Inc., was created in 2009 by a team of interested professionals and parents to provide sensory friendly activities, support groups, referral for therapeutic services, structured classes, and other necessary resources. As a non profit organization, Face Autism, Inc., is committed solely to providing these services to families through outreach and fundraising efforts. Volunteers […]


Forty Carrots Family Center

Guided by the belief that the family is the foundation of our society, Forty Carrots Family Center is a nonprofit organization located in Sarasota, Florida dedicated to strengthening families through educational programs for parents, children, and professionals in the field. Forty Carrots Family Center has need for several teen volunteers in their Preschool program. For […]