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Upper Keys Volunteer Opportunities

YOUTH/EDUCATION

 

 

Burton Memorial Church

*United Way of the Florida Keys Partner Agency

Needs volunteers in their children's shelter, working on construction and painting. Also needs volunteers in their food pantry, and their community feeding program, "God's Kitchen" in which volunteers cook and distribute hot meals. 

Contact: (305) 852-2581, 93001 Overseas Hwy Tavernier FL 33070 US

Website: http://www.bmumc.net/

 

FL Keys Children’s Shelter

*United Way of the Florida Keys Partner Agency

Needs volunteers to work on painting and gardening projects within the shelter and conduct group classes on a variety of topics/interests.

Contact: (305) 852-4246, 73 High Point Rd, Tavernier, FL 33070

Website: http://fkcs.org/ 

 

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.

 

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/

 

Upper Keys YMCA

Needs volunteer Board Members, coaches, youth mentors, and more!

Contact: (305) 453 3422, 500 St. Croix Place Key Largo, FL 33037

Website: http://www.ymcasouthflorida.org/locations/upper-keys-ymca-program-center/ 

 

WILDLIFE

FL Keys Wild Bird Center

Needs volunteers for emergency bird transportation, scrubbing boardwalks, assistance with academic programs, office/administrative work, enclosure maintenance, and gift shop operations. Must download a volunteer application from http://www.keepthemflying.org/volunteer 

Contact: (305) 852-4486 ext 4, 92080 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Florida 33070

Website: http://www.keepthemflying.org  

 

CONSERVATION

 

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS)

*headquartered in Key West and Key Largo

Needs volunteers to support a variety of programs including monthly marine debris cleanups, on the water education through Team OCEAN, school programs, and as docents in the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. No experience required, positions available year round, volunteer groups welcome! Background checks may be required. To register as a volunteer, you can begin by filling out our volunteer questionnaire.

Contact: (305) 809-4711 33 East Quay Road Key West Fl 33040

Website: floridakeys.noaa.gov

 

 

SPECIALIZED SERVICES

Guidance Care Center

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

Contact: (305) 434-7660, 99198 Overseas Highway Ste. 5 Key Largo, FL 33037

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/