Volunteer Opportunities in Boca Raton and The Boca Area, South Florida, USA
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Community Volunteers Needed
Your time and talents are needed by these local organizations in Boca and the surrounding communities in our South Florida area.
If you are interested in volunteering with one of the organizations listed below contact them through the contact information listed.
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- Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control
7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
“ Great student volunteer opportunities. We are in need of fosters who temporarily house animals in need as well as shelter volunteers. Please see the following links for detailed information.
1. » Volunteer program info
2. FOSTERING SAVES LIVES ! Cats and kittens are euthanized daily due to lack of space, kitten colds, and being underweight.
» Foster application with information (pdf file)
NOTES ABOUT FOSTER PROGRAM:
* Community service hours can be earned 4 hour per pet per day. So two kittens in a foster home will award 8 hours of community service per day.
* Shelter provides all supplies.
* Kittens who are 'underweight' just need short term foster until they are able to be fixed and put out for adoption. Could be as little as 2 weeks.”
- ACTS Retirement-WillowBrooke Court
6152 Verde Trail North
Boca Raton, Fl 33433
561-487-5200 ext 51411
“Seeking volunteers 15 years of age and up. Preferences include: volunteers who can play an instrument or sing in a group or
one on one to senior citizens. Volunteers willing and able to take residents outdoors for fresh air. Can play Bridge or other card games with seniors.
Guest speakers on topics relevant to seniors. Book reviews, technology classes, and much much more!”
- American Red Cross, The - (561) 994.2060
- ARC of Palm Beach County, The - (561) 842.3213
- Area Agency on Aging SHINE Program
4400 N. Congress Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
“SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a national, free program offered by the Area Agency on Aging and
funded by the Federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Specially trained volunteers assist seniors and their caregivers
with Medicare questions by providing one-on-one counseling and information. SHINE services are free, unbiased, and confidential.
SHINE volunteers can counsel from a local site in the Boca Raton/ Delray Beach area or volunteers can counsel from their home over the telephone.
Please contact the Elder Helpline at the Area Agency on Aging to speak with a SHINE counselor, at 866-684-5885.
If you are interested in volunteering to become a SHINE Medicare counselor, please contact Jennifer Vander May at 561-684-5885 ext. 249.”
- The Atrium
1080 NW 15th Street
Boca Raton, FL
“Seeking volunteers 18 years of age and up. Volunteers will be working in the Alzheimer/Dementia Unit. Preferences include: Volunteers who can play an instrument or sing in a group or one on one to residents.
Volunteers can work in groups with the residents or one on one. Volunteers should have some knowledge on Alzheimer's disease and/or related diseases. Volunteers must be positive!
If interested please call 561-750-7555 and ask for Simara.”
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach & Martin Counties, Inc.
1700 Kirk Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33404
“A not for profit agency providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentor relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving: Higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships; Avoidance of risky behaviors; and Educational achievements.”
- Boca Ballet Theatre
7630 NW 6th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33487
- Boca Raton Children's Museum
498 Crawford Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL
“We have many volunteer opportunities. Work directly with children and parents or behind the scenes.
You can choose to work each week or volunteer for special events.
Contact Sandy Manning for an application and more information.”
- Boca Raton Historical Society
71 N. Federal Hwy.
(561) 395.6766, ext. 107
- Boca Raton Museum of Art
501 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL 33496
(561) 392-2500 ext 103
- Boca Raton Society for the Disabled, Inc.
306 NW 35th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33431
“We are a local non-profit organization that seeks volunteers to help in our day facility for adult developmentally delayed individuals. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:30am-3:00pm.
Please contact the Exective Director at the facility for specific duties that may be requested.”
- Center for Group Counseling - (561) 483.5300
- Children's Home Society of FL
3335 Forest Hill blvd.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33406
“At Children's Home Society of FL we offer a program called Project 18 Mentoring. This is a mentoring program for children in foster care ages 12-18.
We serve children all over Palm Beach County including Boca Raton. The children in foster care are in need of adults to help guide them in: furthering their education goals,
having a sense of self-worth and helping them prepare for independence in adulthood.”
- Children's Science Explorium
300 S. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33486
“Do you enjoy science and working with children? If so, Children's Science Explorium might be a great place for you to volunteer!
Volunteers are sought for daytime hours year-round to explain exhibits, lead on-floor programs, and assist with programs. Additional
assistance is sought each summer for Science Camp - a series of seven 1-week day camps held on site.”
- (The) CJ Foundation for Children in Need
3600 S. Congress Ave., Suite D
Delray Beach, FL 33426
Telephone: 561-364-2001, ext 1115
Volunteer to help support our causes in fighting Autism, Cancer, as well as raising funds for Educational Programs.
The CJ Foundation is a national non-profit charity focusing on children in need. We need volunteers for event planning, fund raising,
grant writing, sponsorship programs, advertising, marketing, networking, administrative duties, web work, etc. You are the secret to
our success... help us “Create a World of Good for Life's Challenges”
- Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
21301 Powerline Rd., Ste 301, Boca Raton, FL 33433
“The mission of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation (CCFA) is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.
The Florida chapter office is looking for volunteers to help in our office Monday-Friday during business hours.
Please call Katie Keohane at 561-219-2929 if you are interested in making a difference!”
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Call for information on exciting fundraising events.
Ask how you can get involved in the fight against cystic fibrosis!
- Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League
Boca Raton Regional Hospital
800 Meadows Road
Telephone: (561) 955-4098
“Each year hundreds of people serve as Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League volunteers, meeting the needs of patients, their families and the staff at Boca Raton Community Hospital.
Our volunteers are an integral part of the hospital: acting as hospital ambassadors to patients, employees and visitors; assisting patients and staff on a nursing unit; raising funds for equipment and services;
serving on an event planning committee; organizing children?s tours; helping with our Pet Therapy program; delivering flowers and so much more. They include high school and college students, adults and retirees and even former patients.
They play valuable and meaningful roles in the lives of our patients throughout our hospital.
If you are interested in volunteering at Boca Raton Community Hospital, please call the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League office at 561-955-4098. No special skills are required. You bring a compassionate heart and we will take care of any training!”
- Delray Beach Playhouse - (561) 272.1281
- Delray Beach Public Library - (561) 266.9490
- Dick Webber Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse
- Faith Dialogue
4905 Midtown Ln., #2304
Palm Beach Gardens FL 33418
“Looking for some volunteers to help with set-up, registration, water stations and parking and tear-down Saturday, January 24th, 2015
at Burt Aaronson Park for our OneWalk for OneChurch event.”
Email: to volunteer and more information.
- FAU Sistuhs, Inc.
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL
“Would love to volunteer and help those that need us! We are an organization of 25 women strong!”
- Florence Fuller Child Development Center
200 NE 14 Street
- Florida Atlantic University Athletics Department is looking for volunteers to help with home athletics contests. Need visiting team hosts, ushers, ticket takers, other miscellaneous.
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- Florida Humane Society, The
Volunteers needed to help with cat adoptions at PetSmart, 20841 U.S. 441.
Must be at least 18 years old.
Volunteer Office, 1520 SE 14 Court, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
- Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation
800 Yamato Road
Boca Raton, FL
Our Walk for Life is in February at Florida Atlantic University and we?d love to get local community members involved!
We're offering community service hours for volunteers and there's also a discounted student rate!
- Gumbo Limbo Environmental Education Center, The
1801 North Ocean Blvd.
- Horses and the Handicapped of South Florida, Inc.
3600 Sample Road
Coconut Creek, FL
Please visit our website and print out the volunteer paperwork and attend one of our many scheduled orientations to become a volunteer at Horses and the Handicapped of South Florida, Inc. Come see the magic for yourself.
- Hospice by the Sea, Inc. - “Are you 15 or older and looking for ways to make a difference in your life and in the lives of others?
Just tell us about yourself and we'll tailor a rewarding volunteer experience to your interests, skills, and schedule. Hospice by the Sea Volunteers provide companionship
and respite for patients and families in homes and facilities throughout Palm Beach and Broward counties, in addition to helping in our inpatient units located in Boca Raton
and Hollywood. In addition, they offer clerical/office support, pet visitation, a helping hand to Jack's Café or the Hospice by the Sea Chest Thrift Shop, Camp Good Grief and more.
Some even provide complementary therapies, including Reiki Healing Touch and Massage. Our volunteers are an important part of our team, and share in the rewards of providing exceptional, compassionate care and support.
There's no limit to who can be a successful HBTS volunteer. We recently celebrated a volunteer's 94th birthday!”
To learn more about these opportunities, please contact Michelle Williams, Volunteer Coordinator, at 561-416-5040.
or send an E-mail to
Hospice by the Sea, Inc.
1531 W. Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, FL 33442
- Hospice of Palm Beach County
5300 East Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
“Do you enjoy helping others? Do you have a few extra hours that you would like to spend doing something worthwhile and valuable?
If so, Hospice of Palm Beach County would love you to join their team of volunteers! With a variety of volunteer opportunities available, there is sure to be something that will interest you.
Volunteers can assist with anything from administrative duties to visiting with patients to making comfort calls to patients and families from their own homes.
Another great option is the Professional Volunteer Program. Hospice of Palm Beach County has an open invitation to professionals with the following areas of expertise to join our volunteer team and put their special skills to good use:
* Licensed Massage Therapists
* Board-certified Music Therapists
* Licensed Clinical Social Workers
* Qualified Bereavement Counselors
To learn more about the volunteers opportunities available through Hospice of Palm Beach County, please visit www.hpbc.com/volunteers
or call 561-227-5146.
- Humanitarian Society, The
- JARC FLORIDA:
The Adolph and Rose Levis Apartment Program
21160 95th Ave S
Boca Raton, FL
“We need volunteers to help teach daily living skills including: cooking, and simple household organizing and housekeeping.
We also need volunteers to lead enrichment activities, like crafts, and book club, or movie club.
Are you a fashionista or a nail artist who could paint our women's nails and give beauty tips?
If you can type our weekly newsletter, we need you!
Are you a game fanatic, a history buff or a photographer?
We need movement leaders! Yoga, sports, dance,
How about tech stuff? Can you teach computer skills?
We are interested in new ideas and opportunities for our clients, so please offer us your talents and skills.”
- Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 210572
Royal Palm Beach 33421
“We have various adoption sites in the Boca Raton area! Do you love animals? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you. Make it a family event!”
- Learning Ally
Campus of FAU 777 Glades Road
Gladys Davis Pavilion, Bldg. 49
Boca Raton, FL, 33431
“Learning Ally is a volunteer-powered, nonprofit organization that creates audio textbooks in our recording studio on Florida Atlantic University's Boca Raton Campus.
We serve blind, visually impaired, dyslexics and other students in grades pre-k through graduate school struggling with learning differences.”
For information, call: 561-297-4444 or
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Palm Beach Area Chapter
4360 Northlake Blvd. Suite 109, Palm Beach Gardens
For information on LLS programs, Call (561) 775-9954
- Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County
3651 Quantum Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL
Volunteers are needed to tutor first and second grade children in reading at 20 elementary schools throughout Palm Beach County.
You need to commit to 2 sessions a week, 90 minutes each, for 25 weeks beginning October, 2014. No experience required; training will be provided.
Must be at least 18 years old.
For additional information call Jeanne Heavilin at (561) 767-3366
- Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center
FAU - 777 Glades Road
“The Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center, located on the campus of FAU is in need of volunteers for its day center. The center is open Monday through Friday and provides socialization as well as mentally stimulating programs for those with mild to moderate dementia.
Volunteer opportunities include meeting and greeting participants, one on one socializing, leading group activities, sharing musical abilities and assisting with center programming.
You may volunteer for any period of time. Please come for a tour to explore our volunteer possibilities. We look forward to your becoming a member of our warm and caring family.”
- Northeast Focal Point Alzheimer's Day Care Center, The
227 NW 2 Street, Deerfield Beach
- Outre Theatre Company
201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
Looking for volunteers to help build the set, run concessions, and usher our performances!
For further info. email
Opportunity For Community Service
“My company sets out to divert community waste through composting, grow organic produce for the less fortunate,
and promote community environmentalism through the aid of students.”
- Palm Beach County School District
Schools in Palm Beach County need volunteers for a variety of duties. Contact the school in your neighborhood or call the District Volunteer Coordinator at 561.434.8789
- PROPEL – People Reaching Out to Provide Education and Leadership
499 East Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, FL 33432
PROPEL supports at risk youth and their families in the North Broward and South Palm Beach County areas.
Volunteers are needed to conduct life skills sessions on character, personl finance, drugs and education.
Please call 561-955-8553 and ask to speak with the executive director to discuss an area you might be qualified
to share your knowledge and experience.
- Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services
21300 Coleman Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33428
“JFS Senior Driving Program is looking for volunteers to drive seniors, who no longer drive, in the Boca Raton/Delray Beach area to medical appointments, grocery shopping and other errands.
The trips are scheduled in advance and based on your availablity. Mileage reimbursement is available.
Please contact 561-852-3357 for more information.”
- Southwest County Regional Library
20701 95th Avenue South
Boca Raton - (561) 482.4554
Study Buddy program needs teen tutors for grades K-5
(12 and older)
- Spirit of Giving Network
261 NW 13th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33432
You are invited to Community Volunteer Training by the Spirit of Giving Network. You will be provided with a 1-hour training to learn how
to make a difference. Find a meaningful volunteer experience by donating time, talent or treasure.
Training is open to the public: citizens, high school students, college students, seniors, corporate employees, and anyone looking for a
short or long-term volunteer project. Nonprofit organizations are welcome to send new and serving volunteers.
Call Volunteer Program Manager at 561-299-1205.
- Tri County Animal Rescue
21287 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton
Telephone: (561) 482.8110
Hours: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday thru Sunday
Cat companions; dog walkers and bathers; front desk; adoption counselors; painters, plumbers and handypersons; fund raising volunteers are needed.
Volunteers must 18 years of age or older.
- (The) Wayne Barton Study Center
269 NE 14th Street, Boca Raton
Needs volunteer teaching and library assistants, coaches, food service workers, field trip helpers, general office help, etc.
- Whitehall Boca Raton
7300 Del Prado Circle South
Whitehall is a long term care and rehabilitation facility. Caring and compassionate volunteers are needed to help in the Activities Department assisting in group activities, going outdoors, visiting residents on a one to one basis. Minimum age: 16 years old.
- Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc.
Post Office Box 50187
Lighthouse Point, Fl 33074
“Volunteers are an important part of the Women In Distress team. They play an important role in helping to keep families safe
as they rebuild their violence-free lives. Women In Distress utilizes over 300 volunteers each year. Volunteer opportunities
include answering the crisis hotline, completing administrative tasks, assisting our thrift store, representing us at community events,
supervising children in our Respite program, and helping with periodic events (i.e. SAFEWALK-RUN 5K).”
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