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Middle Keys Volunteer Opportunities

HUNGER/HOMELESSNESS

 

Independence Cay

*United Way of the Florida Keys Partner Agency

Needs volunteers to help with administrative work, fundraising, and public awareness.

Contact: (305) 743-3121, 1669 Overseas Hwy Marathon, Florida 33050

Website: http://www.kaironline.net/id39.html 

 

KAIR: Keys Area Interdenominational Resources

*United Way of the Florida Keys Partner Agency

Needs volunteers to help pack food, sort donations, assist in the office and with fundraising, and help with public awareness. Also needs dedicated long-term volunteers for case management, phone translation services, and assistance with HMIS systems/data entry.

Contact: 305-743-4582, 3010 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL  33050 

Website: http://www.kaironline.net/index.html 

 

Domestic Abuse Shelter

*United Way of the Florida Keys Partner Agency

Needs victim advocates at the middle and lower Keys shelters. Advocates provide crisis counseling, hotline coverage, and counseling. 

Contact: (305) 734-4440, PO Box 522696 Marathon Shores, FL 33052

Website: http://www.domesticabuseshelter.org/

 

YOUTH/EDUCATION

 

FL Keys Guardian ad Litem – “I Am for the Child”

Learn how to volunteer for Florida’s Guardian ad Litem Program and start helping children in your community.  Guardian ad Litems speak on behalf of children who have experienced abuse, abandonment, and neglect. Our goal is to help children find their way to a safe, loving, and permanent home. The Guardian ad Litem Program serves all of the Florida Keys (Monroe County). 

Volunteer responsibilities include monthly visits with the child in their home placement or school to build a relationship based on trust and mentorship, observing their environment to ensure they are safe, respected, and loved, and partnering with legal staff to advocate for this child’s best interest in the courtroom – effectively being the voice of those who cannot speak for themselves.

Offices are located in Key West, Marathon, and Tavernier.  Trainings held in both Key West and Marathon.

Contact:  Krista at 305-292-3485 for more information.

Website:  https://guardianadlitem.org/

 

Marathon Recreation Center

*United Way of the Florida Keys Partner Agency

Needs volunteers to help grant fund, help with homework and academics, and organize games.Volunteers can email marathonreccenter@comcast.net for more information.

Contact: (305) 743- 4164, 810 33rd Street Gulf Marathon, FL 33050

 

Take Stock in Children

Needs volunteer mentors to meet one-on-one with a Take Stock scholar. Mentors devote 1 hour a week to meet with a scholar on the campus during the school year. Volunteer mentors are caring adults who can listen, guide, and help our scholars gain confidence and life skills.

Contact: 305-293-1546,  Program Coordinator Chuck Licis at Chuck.Licis@monroecountyedfound.com.

Website: https://monroecountyedfound.com/

 

 

WILDLIFE

 

Marathon Wild Bird Center

Needs volunteers to rescue wildlife, pick up supplies, fund-raise, answer questions for visitors, clean cages, feed birds, and mend cages. Husbandry volunteers are scheduled for two- to -three hour shifts one or more days a week.

Contact: Kelly Grinter at wildbirdmarathon@gmail.com (305) 743-8382, 5550 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050

Website: http://www.marathonwildbirdcenter.org/ 

 

 

CONSERVATION

 

Pigeon Key

Needs volunteers to assist with island maintenance and other miscellaneous tasks. Volunteers can call the number listed for more information.

Contact: (305) 743-5999

Website: http://pigeonkey.net/

 

Grimal Grove, Growing Hope Initiative

Needs volunteers to help grow the property of Grimal Grove, through landscaping, agriculture, and other opportunities. 

Contact: (305) 923-6663. 258 Cunningham Ln. Big Pine Key, FL 33043, info@growinghopeinitiative.org

Website: http://growinghopeinitiative.org/ 

 

CONSTRUCTION

 

Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys

Volunteers help with construction and home repairs.  Also looking for volunteers to help organize special events; office/clerical and database work. All volunteers complete a volunteer release of liability; volunteers aged 16-17 must have parent/guardian signature. No volunteers under the age of 16 on construction site. Volunteers also needed for working committees: Family Selection; Family Support; and Church/Community Relations. 

     Contact: 305-743-9828, 8055 Overseas Hwy Marathon, FL 33050

     Website: http://www.habitatmiddlekeys.org/

 

SPECIALIZED SERVICES

 

Guidance Care Center

Needs support group leaders, case managers, fundraisers, teachers, and help with clerical work.

Contact: (305) 434-7660, 3000 41st St. Ocean, Marathon FL 33050

Website: http://www.gcmk.org/index.html

 

HEALTH

 

Alzheimer's Association Southeast Florida Chapter 

Provides education and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias throughout our community, including those living with the disease, caregivers, health care professionals and families. Learn more at alz.org/seflorida.

Volunteer Opportunities (Training and initial screening is required):

  • Support Group Facilitators: Contact Alex Lewy at 954.786.1533 or alewy@alz.org

  • Community Educators: Contact Alex Lewy at 954.786.1533 or alewy@alz.org

  • The Longest Day (signature fundraiser) Committee: Contact Emma Nestler at 954.786.1533 or enestler@alz.org

  • Advocacy: Contact Jennifer Braisted at 954.786.1533 or jbraisted@alz.org

 

Take Stock in Children

Needs volunteer mentors to meet one-on-one with a Take Stock scholar. Mentors devote 1 hour a week to meet with a scholar on the campus during the school year. Volunteer mentors are caring adults who can listen, guide, and help our scholars gain confidence and life skills.

Contact: 305-293-1546,  Program Coordinator Chuck Licis at Chuck.Licis@monroecountyedfound.com.

Website: https://monroecountyedfound.com/