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Broward County agencies offer opportunities for residents to volunteer their services to benefit their community. Whether you are a retiree with extra time on your hands, a student looking to fulfill service hours, or an individual or group interested in being involved, this website offers opportunities for you to consider.

 Featured Volunteer Opportunities

Broward 100 Needs Volunteers for the Centennial Celebration

Updated: Friday, October 3, 2014
 
Broward County’s official year-long, community wide celebration of its 100th birthday begins October 2014 and extends through October 2015. Broward 100 – Celebrating the Art of Community, will commemorate this historic milestone with bold, innovative art and performance projects intended to attract visitors and bring Broward residents together to creatively bridge, bond and build our community. If you would like to volunteer and get involved, complete an application and return to Broward100@broward.org. Visit the Broward100 website.  

Get Involved! Animal Care and Adoption Needs Volunteers

Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
 
Animal Care and Adoption is in need of volunteers to assist as: 
  • Pet Foster Parents: Residents with extra time can volunteer to foster very young kittens and puppies that have come into the shelter without their mother. Animal Care will provide training. More...
  • Greeters: If you enjoy working with the public and/or on a computer, Animal Care and Adoption needs you! Volunteer Greeters welcome customers and give them basic information regarding shelter programs and services.
Residents who are interested in becoming a volunteer are invited to attend one of the upcoming Volunteer Orientations to learn more about Animal Care and the volunteer opportunities that are available:
 
For more information, contact the Animal Care and Adoption Volunteer Coordinator at 954-359-1313, ext. 9689 or ext. 9850.

 

Technology Instructors Needed at the Libraries  

 
 Updated: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
 
Make a difference in the lives of adults by volunteering as a Broward County Library technology instructor. You don’t need to be a computer expert – your enthusiasm and patience along with a good working knowledge of computers and the Internet are all that’s required. A single five-hour instructor training session designed for adult learners is required to teach, and you must complete the Broward County Library volunteer application and background check forms. Both can be found on the Library Volunteer website.
 
Technology classes for adults learners are offered at 12 Broward County Library locations on such topics as Basic Computer, iPad, eMail, Searching the Internet, Online Job Searching and Résumés, and Social Networking. A class may consist of one to six sessions, and each session lasts approximately two hours. All teaching materials are provided. For more information, visit the OASIS Connections website or call 954-201-2657.

Parks Needs VIPs!

Updated: Wednesdsay, October 1, 2014
 

people workingBroward County Parks and Recreation Division’s Volunteers Improving Parks (VIP) program offers a variety of volunteer projects for students, families and groups of all sizes to share their time and talents with the community. VIP opportunities are available throughout the park system with schedules that are convenient for just about everyone. No experience is required – training and assistance will be provided. Take the first step today and fill out a volunteer application, or call the Volunteer Coordinator at 954-357-8153.

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 Volunteers in the News

County Food Drive Nets More Than 26,000 Pounds of Food

Updated: October 21, 2013

365 logoBroward County’s 365 Food Drive has resulted in 28,596 pounds of food that has been donated to area food banks. The drive was launched as a annual campaign in January 2010, and became an ongoing campaign in 2011 due to the increase in demand for assistance caused by the national economic downturn. All non-perishable food items, such as canned meat, vegetables and fruit, peanut butter, jelly or jam, soups, pasta and toiletries, are welcome at any time. Collection boxes are available at the Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; Government Center West, 1 N. University Drive, Plantation; all Broward County libraries, and the Main and regional County Courthouses. For a complete list of collection box locations and food items needed, visit Broward.org/FoodDrive.carousel-cultural.jpgcarousel-cultural.jpg