West Pasco County Volunteer Opportunities

West Pasco County Volunteer Opportunities

Listed below are the requests for volunteers in our community. For more information about the request please contact the organizations directly.


ACTS Community Resource Center

Volunteers are needed to help provide services for homeless and low income families. For more information call Julie (727)-808-8313

ACTS is located at:
12515 US Highway 19 N.
Hudson, FL


Metropolitan Ministries  - Pasco

It is that magical time of the year again when many hearts come together to serve the community. The Holidays of Hope program is rapidly approaching, and volunteers are needed. We need volunteers to dedicate their services to registering families and distributing toys, clothes and holiday meals to the homeless and low-income families of Pasco.

You can register to volunteer online by going to www.metromin.org and clicking on "Volunteer" on the title bar.  From there, you can click to "sign-up to volunteer in Pasco" for one or more of the needs listed.  If you need assistance or have questions about signing up a group to volunteer at one time, please contact: Rhonda.Golub-Drake@metromin.org or call her at 727-937-3268, ext. 218.

Metropolitan Ministries - Pasco
3214 US Highway 19 N.
Holiday, FL 34691
(727) 937-3268 ext. 202


Shepherd Center

The Shepherd Center can always use more volunteers. At this time, we need volunteers in the following capacities:

Outreach Workers. These volunteers will work with our clients (elderly poor, low income families, homeless) and refer them to resources in the community to help with their need. We have forms for people to register to receive food allocations and clothing from our center, but we refer them to other community services when we are unable to help them directly. We will provide training to the volunteer, and several experienced volunteers are always available to answer questions. Ideally, these individuals should have some social work or case management experience, or at least some experience with the variety of services available for families and youth in North Pinellas County. Hours are between 9am and 1pm, one (or more) days a week.

Soup Kitchen Volunteers. Anyone who can help with cooking or serving food one (or more) days a week between 9am and 1pm. We serve food seven days each week, mostly at Tarpon churches. Approximately 100 to 150 people eat at our soup kitchens daily.

Thrift Store Volunteers. Volunteers are always needed to help sort through the many donations of clothing, furniture and other items we receive at the Thrift Store, determine pricing and process them before they are brought to the store for sale. We also need ongoing help on the floor of the store to tidy the shelves and prepare floor space for new items that are up for sale. We are always open to new ideas on the floor layout, where to put furniture vs. clothing, how to arrange these items, etc. Store hours are from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday, and 9am to 2:30 pm on Saturday. Training is available.

Medical Helpers. Primarily nurses and other medical professionals to work on Mondays (only) doing blood pressure screenings, help with eyeglasses and dental hygiene. A group of faithful nurses from Helen Ellis Hospital and several doctor’s offices assist each week. More medical help is always needed.

Anyone who would like to volunteer can call our Volunteer Coordinator, Victor Zekis (727-485-8130), or just drop by the Shepherd Center (780 S. Pinellas Avenue) to fill out an application form.


Guardium Ad Litem Program

Be the voice for an abused child

The Guardian Ad Litem directly helps abused and neglected children in the Pasco county court system by providing a volunteer who represents the child's best interest. There is a huge need for Guardian advocates. Training is provided. For more information please contact Bethia Hinds, 727-834-3493 or email bethia.hinds@gal.fl.gov.


Habitat for Humanity

ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: (for anyone 16 years of age and older)

Construction: Drywall & Framing 8:00am – 2:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

ReStore: 4 hour shifts, Monday thru Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm.

As a non-profit organization we are always in need of good people willing to help. Our affiliate is all volunteer, so our reliance on the community becomes increasingly important as we strive to eliminate substandard housing in our community. For more information, contact 727.859.9038


Pasco County Elderly Nutrition Program

The Pasco County Elderly Nutrition Program provides meals for the elderly in our community. They provide the Meals on Wheels service as well as having sites where seniors can come to get a warm meal. Several positions are available, such as Kitchen Aides, Home Delivery Drivers, and Clerical Assistants. Duties include, but are not limited to:

Kitchen Aides – sort and package meals for delivery; serve food at an Elderly Nutrition Dining Site, clean-up.

Home Delivery Drivers – deliver meals from any one of the eight Nutrition Dining Sites located throughout Pasco County . Mileage reimbursement is available from the County. A valid Florida driver’s license and Level II background check are required.

Clerical Assistants – greet visitors, answer the telephone, make copies, basic computer/typing skills, filing.

Interested in bringing smiles and camaraderie while serving seniors? Contact Diane Cunningham, Assistant Elderly Nutrition Manager, by phone (727-834-3288) or email (dcunningham@pascocountyfl.net).


Peggy's Clothes Closet for the Homeless

Volunteers can help with sorting donations and distributing donations to the homeless in Tarpon Springs. For more information contact Peggy at 727-787-1903. Always accepting the following donations:

New and slightly used men's jeans or work pants

Men's sneakers or work shoes

Blankets and Sleeping Bags

Towels

T-shirts and work shirts

Knit hats and gloves

Hygiene Items


Cold Weather Shelter Volunteers

When the temperature drops below 40 degrees, many of our area shelters open their doors to provide a warm night sleep for the homeless in our community. We are trying to form a team from GCC to help on a rotating basis. A team needs 12 people (8 minimum—one man and one woman per shift) to cover 4 shifts so no one has to do too much. Training is provided and the shelters are safe. For more information on the cold weather shelter, please contact Patti at 727-375-8801 ext 2232.

Food for the Cold Weather Shelter - Volunteers are needed to make sandwiches and other light refreshments that will be served at the cold weather shelter. One to two day notice would be given on when the food is needed.