VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN OUR COMMUNITY

 

Organization Age Requirement Contact Addition Info
Humane Society of the TC

4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave, Palm City

16+ (anyone under will need a parent / guardian to volunteer with them) Sarah Fisher:

sfisher@hstc1.org

(772) 600-3217

hstc1.org

Orientations are 45 min to 1 hr (dates online)

 

Dogs and Cats

Forever

4600 Selvitz Rd, Ft Pierce

16+ (if under 18, parent / guardian must sign application form) (772) 489-5454

 

dogsandcatsforever

.com

Orientations are every Saturday 10:30AM
Humane Society of St. Lucie County

8890 Glade Cut-Off Rd, PSL

At least 16 (772) 466-PETS

 

hsslc.org

Jobs = dog walking, bathing animals, cleaning kennels
Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens

2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd, PSL

None (772) 337-1959

 

pslbg.org

Open Wednesday – Saturday (10-4) and Sunday (12-4)
Oxbow Eco-Center

 

5400 NE St James Dr, PSL

  (772) 785-5833

 

Email:

oxbow@stlucieco.org

Jobs = botanical stewards, animal caretakers, environmental educators

 

Closed Sun & Mon

Treasure Coast Food Bank

 

401 Angle Rd, Fort Pierce

  (772) 489-3034

 

stophunger.org

No application, just make an account online and register for shifts, CLOSED TOE SHOES are a MUST!
Boys and Girls Clubs

 

Multiple Sites

16+ (all volunteers need to submit a Level 1 background screening) (772) 460-9918

 

Bgcofslc.org

Four standalone locations in SLC as well as at elementary / middle schools
City of PSL

 

 

16+ Alyssa Figur:

(772) 879-3374

 

Cityofpsl.com/volunteer

Volunteer at Civic Center, Community Center, Minsky Gym, one of the 40 parks

 

Applications online or at city hall

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS THAT NEED VOLUNTEERS: St Lucie Medical, Martin Health System, Treasure Coast Hospice, the Police / Fire Department, Goodwill, Caring Fields Felines, Equine rescue and adoption foundation, Sarah’s Kitchen, YMCA, St Lucie County School Board (volunteering at schools within the county)

 

ON CAMPUS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Key Club, ROTC, executive internship, blood drives

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES (WEBSITES):

Volunteermatch.org

Allthingstreasurecoast.com/non-profitorganizations

 

TIPS FROM OUR SENIOR STUDENTS:

  • Procrastinating about it will only lead to stress in your senior year when you realize some scholarships / colleges look for hours
  • Volunteer at an organization somewhere that correlates with you interests (you don’t want to spend your time working somewhere where you are going to be miserable)
  • Don’t be afraid to email or call an organization if you have questions
  • Document exactly how much you volunteer (even if the organization does it as well) & turn in your paperwork to Mrs. Sanders (registrar in the front office) after you make a copy for yourself à This is how you get your hours logged in Skyward
  • If volunteering at TCHS there is a paper log you will use (available in front office/SLC offices) & if volunteering offsite the organization will need to put the volunteer work details on their letterhead (see your counselor if you have any questions)
  • Set specific days and times to volunteer

 

GENERIC EMAIL: Hello! My name is _____. I am currently a student (or put the grade) student at Treasure Coast High School and seeking ways to give back to the community. While looking for ways to volunteer, I found your organization! I was wondering if you (or name of organization) currently needs volunteers. If so, I would love to volunteer with you guys. The best way to get ahold of me is by email, but if you would like to speak over the phone, my number is ________. I cannot wait to hear back from you. Have a wonderful day.