Mission: To provide hope and encouragement to the hungry and food insecure. We acquire, sort, store, and distribute food directly to our communities through our non-profit agencies who provide to those in need.
Volunteer Opportunities: Individuals: Bread of the Mighty Food Bank accepts volunteers Monday through Friday 9am to 3pm. Our food bank collects and distributes food to over 160 agencies in 5 counties here in North Florida. Volunteering opportunities include sorting food items, creating family boxes, stocking shelves, boxing and bagging the food. We have a diverse group of people who volunteer at the Food Bank including professionals, retirees, veterans, teachers and students (high school and college), parents, groups, and many more. Dress is casual- t-shirt, jeans/shorts, tennis shoes. NO flip flops, crocs, or tank tops, please. Please call 352-336-0839 to schedule a 1st time appointment.
Groups: Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Bread of the Mighty Food Bank. We are open Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm. Our food bank collects and distributes food to over 160 agencies in 5 counties here in North Florida. Volunteering opportunities include sorting food items, creating family boxes, stocking shelves, boxing and bagging the food. We have a diverse group of people who volunteer at the Food Bank including professionals, retirees, veterans, teachers and students (high school and college), parents, groups, and many more. Dress is casual- t-shirt, jeans/shorts, tennis shoes. NO flip flops, crocs, or tank tops, please. Please call 352-336-0839 to schedule a time for your group. We do like to keep the groups to a maximum of 10 people at a time. We can schedule either morning or afternoons. Mornings are from 9-11 10-12pm and afternoons can be from 11-1, 12-2,or 1-3pm depending on which days we have available and whichever is best for your group.
Volunteer Hours: 8am-4pm
Mission: To provide services to anyone in need, regardless of race or religion; to advocate justice, human dignity, and quality of life; and to call all people to join in these efforts thereby reflecting the compassion of God in Christ.
Volunteer Opportunities: Pantry Volunteers, Receptionist, computer input (client information), fundraising, development interns.
Volunteer Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am – 4pm, some special events on the weekends
Mission: To implement programs that focus on achieving outcomes by engaging community partners in helping people living in poverty strengthen their lives.
Volunteer Opportunities: Central Florida Community Action Agency Annual Meeting & Partner of the Year Awards: This event is a virtual gathering to raise awareness and funds for programs that assist low-income residents in Alachua, Levy, and Marion counties. Volunteers are needed to help record & edit client success stories, sponsor ads, and board member highlights. May also need a volunteer to assist with chat or technical issues during virtual meeting on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 1p.m.
Volunteer Hours: Annual Meeting Video Recording & Editing: 1 -2 volunteers are needed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 10/8/20 & 10/9/20.
Mission: To provide help and hope to people in crisis
Volunteer Opportunities: Handing out food, seeing clients, tutoring
Volunteer Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am - 3pm, some Tues nights and Saturdays for dental students.
Mission: At GRACE, our mission is simple: to end homelessness by providing safe shelter and effective services. We are a 113-bed shelter and service center that has removed the major barriers that prevent people from getting the help they need to get off the streets.GRACE is making a difference in the fight to end homelessness, and our volunteers are a vital part of our success.
Volunteer Opportunities: Individual volunteers are needed for staffing the reception area, cooking and serving meals at Café 131, managing the laundry room, maintaining the GRACE garden, leading instructional workshops, maintenance work, IT tasks, and much more. We are open 24/7, so no matter what time you have available, we likely have a way you can help. If you are looking for a group service project, company outreach project, team building activity, or church mission activity, we welcome groups of all sizes to help make a difference at GRACE. Our most immediate need is for groups to help purchase and/or prepare meals.
Volunteer Hours: Varied
Mission: PSF’s mission is to enhance the community’s ability to protect and nurture children by building, maintaining and constantly improving a network of family support services. Our Resource Centers help drive that mission by providing concrete and social supports to families who are at risk of entering crises. Every service offered is tied to one of the five Protective Factors, which when present in families are shown to reduce the likelihood of abuse or neglect. Each of the Resource Centers PSF operates are a partnership endeavor with larger entities as well as local agencies who help provide services at no cost to families. Our goal is to value children, strengthen families and engage the community.
Volunteer Opportunities: Since each center is staffed by only one to two people, volunteers are a critical part of our work. Tasks vary from clerical and administrative tasks, event planning and participation, assisting patrons with applications for services, community outreach, scholastic assistance for children and youth, organizing in-kind donations and being a friendly face for Resource Center patrons to see when they walk into the facility.
Volunteer Hours: Hours vary by location, but most centers are open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with limited opportunities for weekend and evening volunteering.
Mission: Project Downtown aims to alleviate homelessness in Gainesville by providing weekly meals and other services to our disadvantaged community members.
Volunteer Opportunities: Individuals: Every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00PM, Project Downtown serves meals to the underserved population outside Gainesville City Hall. During these services, volunteers can help us in distributing meals, snacks, and water to those in need. Volunteers also experience an amazing opportunity to interact with other fellow Gainesville community members. Sign-up sheets for our volunteering services can be found at linktr.ee/pdgainesville. Also, please join our Remind system to be notified when a new sign-up sheet is released every week! Simply text “pdg2020” (no quotes) to 81010.
Groups: If you are a part of a student organization or other established group, we would be happy to reserve a certain number of spots for your organization’s volunteers for a specific date. If interested, please reach out to us using the contact information listed below.
Other ways to help: As a nonprofit, we are run completely through donations from our community members. Please reach out if you are interested in sponsoring a service! Sponsors can contribute through either monetary funds or by cooking meals directly.
Volunteer Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, from around 12:50-1:50 PM