Make a difference! Get involved in a cause of your choice - there are many organizations in the Boca Raton and surrounding areas that are in need of volunteers. Please see the list and contact information below.
American Alliance for People with Disabilities, Inc.
Contact Person: Carl Hoffman
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone Number: 561.392.2022
Organization's Mission: The Mission of the American Alliance is Accessibility, Employment and Education for the betterment of the lives of People with Special Needs. Currently, we are vendors for the Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Division Blind Services. We place people with disabilities in competitive employment.
American Association of Caregiving Youth
Contact Person: Connie Siskowski
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 561.391.7401
Organization's Mission: The American Association of Caregiving Youth is the national resource for the support of children who are caring for ill, aging or disabled family members. AACY is the only organization in the US that supports and recognizes youth caregivers.
American Health Society
Contact Person: J. Robert Gordon
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone Number: 561.361.9091
Organization's Mission: The American Health Society is a distinguished multi-award winning preventative public health & wellness 501 (c) (3) charity whose mission is to provide programs in preventative healthcare, mental wellcare, health education, literacy and advocacy aimed at preventing lifestyle based illnesses, diseases and the frailties of aging. We've been pioneering Participatory Community Wellness for a long time, in fact we originated the concept. We have a strong "Social Green Philosophy" of Humanitarian Service through our American Volunteer Corps which has a global outreach in 46 countries. See: www.orphansofwarcampaign.org.
American Cancer Society - Relay For Life of East Boca Raton
Contact Person: Jenna Gillespie
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 561.394.7751 ext. 5309
Organization's Mission: The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported and that one day cancer will be eliminated. We are seeking volunteers and leaders of all ages to join us on the 2013 Relay For Life of East Boca Raton planning Committee.
American Red Cross Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter
Contact Person: Tracy Sussman
Contact Phone Number: 561.994.2060 www.redcross-pbc.org/southcounty
Organization's Mission: The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement. We provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
Andy Roddick Foundation
Contact Person: Joyce Bloshinsky
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone Number: 561.620.9449
Organization's Mission: It is our mission simply stated, to raise funds and to distribute those funds to institutions that care for children that are neglected, abused, at risk and with catastrophic illnesses. The Andrew S. Roddick Foundation, Inc. (FEIN#:20-0014500) is a non-profit nonsectarian publicly supported organization that runs under section 501(a) of the IRS 501(c) (3) rules.
Boca Raton Charter School
Contact Person: Liz or Irin (Parent Leadership Council)
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 646.721.0952 or 954.778.2017
Organization's Mission: Boca Raton Charter School, a non-profit organization serving grades K-5, is currently seeking Board Members. Due to continuous State funding cuts, we are in need of individuals with the capacity and willingness to reach influential members of the local business community to help support our schools' commitment to scholastic excellence.
Boca Raton Police Athletic League
Contact Person: Tom Vladimir
Contact Email: TVladimir@aol.com
Contact Phone Number: 561.361.1950
Organization's Mission: The Boca Raton Police Athletic League is a 501 c (3) Charity to assist youth who are at risk of academic failure, substance abuse or criminal activity by providing safe placed for them to go during non-school hours with structured recreational activities.
Boca Raton Theatre Guild
Contact Person: Deborah Briggs
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone Number: 561.367.9422
Organization's Mission: The Boca Raton Theatre Guild is a community theatre and not-for-profit organization led by a group of volunteers dedicated to producing professional quality performances, advancing the art of theatre, and involving the community in all aspects of its activities. At Boca Raton's Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park just south of Palmetto Park Road on Military Trail, BRTG provides an outlet for those interested in all facets of theatre or being part of the audience. In addition to producing one major play and musical each year, the BRTG also encourages and showcases talented new playwrights in 3 separate productions.
Boca Museum of Art
Contact Person: Diane Schwarzenbek or Alex Rodriguez
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Contact Phone Number: 561.392 2500 ext. 213
Organization's Mission: The Boca Museum of Art celebrates, presents. interprets, collects, preserves, encourages and inspires creativity.
Center for Group Counseling
Contact Person: Barbara A. Shaffer
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 561.483.5300
Organization's Mission: The Center for Group Counseling is a nonprofit, volunteer based, community counseling center. The Center promotes emotional well-being through programs offered on a free or low-cost basis. Programs include: counseling and support groups, psycho-educational workshops and life enrichment programs for seniors, adults, teens, children, couples and families. We offer training for group leaders and facilitators.
Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
Contact Person: Kirsten Bosse
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone Number: 561.368.8445
Organization's Mission: The Centre for the Arts' volunteers play an important role in allowing us to bring outstanding programming such as the Centre Kids Series and the Festival of the Arts BOCA to the community. During the 2008 Festival of the Arts BOCA, over 200 volunteers performed many vital duties in a number of different areas. These committed individuals contributed their time, energy, skills and enthusiasm. Volunteer duties include ushering, information table attendants, taking tickets, manning the Festival's command center, and answering phones to name a few. However, one of the most important duties for a volunteer, is to become an "Ambassador" for the Centre for the Arts. We rely on these goodwill ambassadors to spread the word through the community of the outstanding programming and opportunities the Centre provides year-round.
Community Blood Center of South Florida
Contact Person: Sandra Lester
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 561.540.6642
Organization's Mission: Blood donations
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
Contact Person: Deborah Barnard and Natalie Blake
Contact Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 561.218.2929
Organization's Mission: The mission statement of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America is: To cure Crohn's disease and ulcertative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. We have events ranging from golf tournaments, galas, fishing tournaments, Take Steps walks, Team Challenge Marathons to a fashion show luncheon. We are looking for volunteers to help behind the scenes at the office and the day of each event.
Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Inc.
Contact Person: Cheryl Brower
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone Number: 561.392.7274 ext.122
Organization's Mission: As a child development center, we are committed to providing inclusive quality child care and family support services in preparation for a lifetime of positive learning. We serve economically disadvantaged families in which parents are attending school, maintaining gainful employment, disabled or in career training. We show respect to our children and families, honor their differences, and empower them to excel.
The Florence Fuller Child Development Centers are dedicated to serving children and families from low-income households so that these children can begin their education on a par with children who have economic advantages. Subsidized quality child care is available in a loving healthy environment at little or no cost to 625 economically disadvantaged children.
Florida's Blood Centers
Contact Person: Trish Lowry
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: (561) 395-8117
Organization's Mission: Blood donations
George Snow Scholarship Fund
Contact Person: Debi Feiler
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone Number: 561.347.6799
Organization's Mission: The George Snow Scholarship Fund, a Boca Raton-based 501(c)3 Public Charity, provides educational grants to some of our areas brightest and most deserving young scholars. These scholarships are four-year commitments and are designed to bridge the gap between other financial aid and what the scholar and their families can afford. In addition, the Scholarship Fund provides support services designed to benefit their scholars. No other organization of this kind provides so much support to their scholarship recipients.
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
Contact Person: Debbie Wilson
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 561.338.1588
Organization's Mission: Volunteer Training
Ages 14 - adult. Have you ever considered taking an active part in a nature center? Volunteering at Gumbo Limbo will give you the opportunity to become knowledgeable about a variety of nature indigenous to South Florida, while interacting with visitors from around the world. We offer a variety of classes for volunteers to learn more about the coastal island, hardwood hammock, and sea turtle conservation. The gift store is looking for volunteers who enjoy retail and have experience with computers. We also need volunteers with carpentry skills to assist with boardwalk repairs. There is a mandatory, two part training session offered every month for new volunteers. Call our Volunteer Coordinator to learn more or to set up an interview (561) 338-1588. A fee of $20 covers training handbook and volunteer t-shirt.
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N. Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, 33432
Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach
Contact Person: Diana Barbosa
Contact Email: DBarbosa@hfhboca.org
Contact Phone: 561-819-6070
Organization's Mission: Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides simple, decent, affordable housing for low-income families by working in partnership with those families. We strive to eliminate the problem of substandard housing one family at a time. Through the amazing efforts of the volunteers building the homes, we are creating communities that are giving hope and opportunity to families that might otherwise have none.
Hospice By The Sea, Inc.
Contact Person: Deborah Frederick
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone Number: 561.416.4469 or 561.416.5114
Organization's Mission: Hospice by the Sea is a not-for-profit organization that serves patients living with serious and life-limiting illnesses. Since 1978, we have provided care and support that is compassionate, culturally sensitive, and family-centered to people of all ages, diagnoses, and walks of life, regardless of their ability to pay. Volunteer opportunities include patient companionship, caregiver respite, pet visitation, office assistance, fundraising, special events, Jack's Café, Hospice by the Sea Chest Thrift Shop, and any way we can utilize your special talents.
Hospice of Palm Beach County
Contact Person: Jennifer Martinez
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 561.273.2194
Organization's Mission: To provide a great healthcare experience to patients and families by:
- Caring for everyone who needs and wants our services
- Establishing trust
- Influencing healthcare providers by sharing our best practices
- Operating with a margin which allows us to be competitive and innovative
- Being a great place to work that fosters a passion for learning, service excellence and embracing change
Jr. League of Boca Raton
Contact Person: Kelli-Ann Bloechinger
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone Number: 561.620.2553
Organization's Mission: The Junior League of Boca Raton, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc.
Contact Person: Timolin Cole
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 561.213.8209
Contact Website: www.natkingcolefoundation.org
Organization's Mission: The Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. mission is to provide music education to children with the greatest need and fewest resources. We accomplish this mission by funding programs which provide for instruction, mentoring and resources.
Volunteer opportunities: Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. is currently seeking volunteers interested in becoming committee members for various special events held throughout the year. Volunteers are needed with experience in fundraising, public relations, marketing, graphic design, and logistics. In addition, for those who would like to become an integral part of our team we are currently accepting applications for our Board of Directors.
Office Depot Foundation
Contact Person: Sabrina Conte
Contact Email: Sabrina.email@example.com
Contact Phone Number: 561.438.8439
Organization's Mission: The Office Depot Foundation is an independent foundation that serves as the primary charitable giving arm of Office Depot. In keeping with its mission, listen, learn and care, the foundation strives to make a positive impact on many lives in many communities around the world.Visit http://caringconnection.volunteermatch.org/ to find volunteer opportunities near you!
Palm Beach Community College Career Center
Contact Person: Amber Palomares- Career Advisor and Career Consultant Coordinator
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 561.202.5352
Organization's Mission: Career Consultants are needed from diverse fields. Students review your consultant's form at PBCC's career website. If the studens are interested in further information they can contact you directly either by telephone or email. You can meet personally or interact with the student via the internet. The level of involvement is up to you. It could be one or all of the following:
• Providing information about your job and career field
• Visiting campus as a guest speaker in a class
• Giving job search suggestions and advice
• Helping the student obtain an internship or cooperative education experience
Investing in our youth today will make a better Boca tomorrow!
RFB&D Learning through Listening
Contact Person: Sonia Hedrick, Production Director
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone number: (561) 297-4444
Organization's Mission: Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, (RFB&D) a nonprofit, volunteer driven organization, is the nation's educational library serving people who cannot effectively read standard print because of visual impairment, dyslexia, or other physical disability We are seeking volunteers to help us produce audio textbooks at our studio located on the Boca Raton campus of Florida Atlantic University. Volunteer assignments include directing, reading, pre-production activities, quality control and more. Teen volunteers can earn service learning hours and are welcome when volunteering with a parent or parent approved adult. We offer our volunteers flexible scheduling options Tuesday through Saturday. Evening shift also available on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings.
Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service
Contact Person: Beth Levine
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 561.852.3334
Organization's Mission: Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service is the lead agency serving seniors in south Palm Beach County. We are non-profit, non-sectarian and serve people of all ages and walks of life.
Shopping for Soldiers.org
Contact Person: Neal Bellinger
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone Number: 561.450.1832
Organization's Mission: A non-profit organization that benefits the injured and fallen soldiers from the Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts and their families with goods, gift cards, services, and entertainment venues.
Sylvester at Deerfield Beach (University of Miami)
Contact Person: Giselle Salzmann
Contact Email: GSalzmann@med.miami.edu
Contact Phone Number: 305.243.3663 (Direct)
Organization's Mission: Sylvester at Deerfield Beach is a satellite facility of the Sylvester Cancer Center in Miami. We offer a broad range of cancer-related services, including consultations, second opinions, follow-up visits, and access to clinical trials. In addition, doctors specializing in benign gynecology, hematology, pain medicine, and rheumatology also practice at our location. We host educational activities, events, and cancer screenings to Broward and Palm Beach residents. In February 2008 we opened a full suite of leading-edge, diagnostic Imaging Services which include: digital mammography, digital radiography and fluoroscopy, state-of-the-art MRI, 64-slice CT, PET/CT, SPECT,C-arm (pain management) and ultrasonography.
Tri County Humane Society
Contact Person: Donna Carrigan
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone number: (561) 482-8110
Organization's Mission: The Tri County Humane Society is a no-kill organization. Once an animal is rescued by Tri County, it is saved for life. We will not release an animal to another organization that has a policy of euthanasia. In addition, we will only place animals with qualified prospective owners.
Twin Palms Center for the Disabled
Contact Person: Wendy Friswell
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone Number: 561.391-4874
Organization's Mission: The mission of Twin Palms Center is to provide a unique day program for developmentally challenged adults by offering social, academic, wellness, mentoring, vocational, and daily living skills training in a secure learning environment. Volunteers are also needed as partners to assist our clients with art, music, fitness, gardening, computers, dance, board games, cooking, reading, swimming, crafts and daily activities. Special skills or education are not required for volunteers—just a desire to help to the best of one’s abilities. See: www.twinplamscenter.com
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
Contact Person: Christie Geltz, Volunteer Services Manager
Contact Email: Christie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 561.733.6332
Organization's Mission: VITAS Innovative Hospice Care® recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. There is so much a volunteer can do to help hospice patients, their families and even our staff. A volunteer can make friendly visits to spend time with a patient and family, provide relief for a caregiver, or participate in the Paw Pal program where he and his pet make friendly visits. Volunteers can come into our two offices (Boynton Beach and North Palm Beach) to help our staff with administrative work. This could include mailings, phone work, computer entry, and filing. Also we are always in the need of crafters, those volunteers who are able to make quilts, sew teddy bears, or crochet wonderful comfort care items for our patients.
The Unicorn Children's Foundation
Contact Person: Lizzette Uzzo
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone Number: 561.620.9377
Organization's Mission: The Unicorn Children's Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to education, awareness, and research on behalf of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and other learning disorders.
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