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The head of Volunteer Florida bid a final farewell to Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet Wednesday. Chester Spellman will be taking over a similar job in the Trump Administration.

Volunteer Florida is giving money to rural communities in the state. The agency hopes to improve education for youth in early education through high school.

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Volunteer Florida is awarding 22 organizations across the state some significant matching funds to increase their volunteer base.

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Volunteer Florida has a few tips for those interested in volunteering their time or donating money to help Hurricane Hermine victims.

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This April is the 11th annual Florida Volunteer Month. 

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‘Tis the season for giving and simply giving of one’s time and talents to a worthy cause is just as important as the material kind of presents.

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$15.4 million of federal funding is headed to Florida to support K-12 education. That money will be paired with state contributions to support nearly 700 Americorps volunteers in three major Florida cities.

Mayor Gillum Calls For 1,000 Mentors

May 27, 2015
Tallahassee hopes to increase mentors in the area.
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Mayor Andrew Gillum is kicking off an initiative to bolster youth mentoring programs in Tallahassee. He’s partnering with Volunteer Florida and several local community agencies to reach the goal of attracting 1,000 new mentors.

Some Florida Panhandle counties will soon receive a more than $900,000 grant for flood recovery efforts.

In a release, Volunteer Florida—which links to federal help—announced the approval of the about $905,000 FEMA grant to provide disaster relief and assist Panhandle victims of last year’s flooding in the Spring.

The grant targets residents in Okaloosa, Walton, Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.