Volunteer

Alyssa and Jacob Maleszewski of Tallahassee stand next to a large box containing canned food at Second Harvest of the Big Bend. They are checking the expiration dates on the cans.
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Now that students have been out of school for a few weeks, the Leon County Volunteer Center is getting an uptick in inquiries from parents and teens. They’re finding a variety of opportunities for students to give their time this summer. 

Large bins line a long wall at the Second Harvest of the Big Bend’s 41,000 square foot warehouse near the Tallahassee airport.  Signs with different food categories are posted over each bin.

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The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program represents abused, abandoned, and neglected children in the state's dependency courts. Minority children are disproportionately represented there. So the program is turning to Florida A&M University's School of Journalism and Graphic Communications for help in recruiting volunteers who are male, young, or members of minority groups.

Last year, Guardian ad Litem (GAL) represented more than 39,000 children with about 13,000 volunteers. The average volunteer tends to be older, female, and white.

Volunteer Florida

Volunteer Florida is allocating scholarships to educational organizations to help students in Florida’s rural communities.

A cancer diagnosis is never easy to hear, and for some Tallahassee residents, the bad news is compounded by lack of transportation to their medical treatments. So the American Cancer Society is asking for volunteers to drive Big Bend patients in need.

Tallahassee resident John Wilmott has been volunteering with the Road to Recovery program for about two years. 

“I honestly get to meet people from all walks of life that I would never have met before," he says. "I have driven New York City bus drivers. I have driven retired English professors.”

Halloween Howl Seeks Volunteers for Its 18th Year

Oct 12, 2012
Tallahassee Museum

Halloween Howl at the Tallahassee Museum is gearing up for its 18th year and is seeking volunteers. On the nights of October 26th and 27th the Tallahassee Museum will be taken over by the spirit of Halloween. The Haunted Trail is making a return visit for those who want a scare along with carnival games and trick-or-treating throughout the park. But they’ve also got something new in store.