Hunger, Homelessness & Family Support

The Children’s Healthy Pantry

The purpose of The Children’s Healthy Pantry (CHP) is to ensure that children at risk have additional food during the school day. In the 2013 – 2014 school year, The Children’s Healthy Pantry delivered 72,000 snacks and 36,000 bottles of water. CHP is looking for a teen volunteer to help with general office work (computer […]


Manasota BUDS

Manasota BUDS (Bringing Up Down Syndrome) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides programs, services, and support to individuals with Down syndrome and their families in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Florida. Their mission is to provide families with a neutral and supportive forum for sharing and networking, and to promote understanding and acceptance of Down […]


Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County

The Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County provides support and education to families, health care providers and other organizations in order to improve prenatal care in Sarasota County. Wonderfully flexible with teens’ schedules, they welcome volunteers Monday-Friday, anytime between 9am-5pm. The work is light office help, making copies, putting together material to mail out, etc. […]


All Faiths Food Bank

All Faiths Food Bank is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to feed those in need, reduce food waste and educate the community about the issues of hunger and nutrition. Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age. Do you enjoy working with preschool children? Grab a friend and become a member of the […]


Family Promise Sarasota

Family Promise is a volunteer driven coalition of faith communities that assists homeless families with children to regain their self-sufficiency. Volunteer opportunities include: tutoring students, facilities projects (organizing donations, maintenance of our bus/trailer), assisting families moving out with actual moving of donated furniture, data entry projects, and mailings, and some general office duties. For more […]


Habitat for Humanity-Sarasota

Habitat volunteers, using donations of money, materials and labor, build simple, sturdy, affordable homes in partnership with families in our program. Once the applicant family has completed all requirements, the home is sold to the applicant family. Volunteer Opportunities: On-Site Construction: Work on a Habitat build site under the instruction of a Project/Crew Leader. Half-day […]


Habitat for Humanity-South Sarasota County

Habitat volunteers, using donations of money, materials and labor, build simple, sturdy, affordable homes in partnership with families in our program. Once the applicant family has completed all requirements, the home is sold to the applicant family. Volunteer Opportunities: House Construction: Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to participate in this volunteer opportunity. […]


Sarasota Housing Authority

The Sarasota Housing Authority is committed to providing quality, affordable housing, that enhances the lives of their residents and promotes their independence. The Sarasota Housing Authority has need for teen volunteers to assist with special events throughout the year. For more information, contact: Ken Waters, Director, Resident Services


Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of Sarasota, Inc. (MOW) was founded in 1971 by a group of volunteers, devoted to delivering hot nutritious meals to people who could not prepare their own food. MOW is not a program for the poor, although many of their clients are low-income residents; rather, they serve people in need. Volunteers are […]


Mother Helping Mothers

Since 1990, Mothers Helping Mothers, Inc., an all volunteer not-for-profit organization, has been providing basic necessitites such as clothing and baby items free of charge to families in need. Mothers Helping Mothers, Inc. is in need of volunteers to work in their storefront. Volunteers will accept and sort donations, hang items on racks, and help […]