Adult & Student Volunteers Needed

We need Adults, Seniors, and & College & High School Student Volunteers for our programs and events. Our organization cannot effectively serve the needs of the community without volunteers! If you have additional questions, please contact us at info@friendssupport.org or call (813)245-2782.

 

ADULT/SENIORS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

*You must be 18yrs or older with a valid driver’s license.

PARENT PACKET OUTREACH - TWO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – ONE IN HILLSBOROUGH AND ONE IN PINELLAS.

Age Requirement: You must be over 21yrs to volunteer; have a valid driver’s license.

Duties: Responsible for putting together our FRIENDS Parent Packets and delivering them to

Hillsborough Hospitals - TGH, St. Josephs Women’s, St. Josephs Children’s, St. Joseph South, and Brandon Regional Hospitals. Pinellas Hospitals - All Children’s, Mease Countryside, Trinity Hospitals
Commitment: On-going commitment.


PROGRAM HOST (Baby Friends, After School Specials, Friends Adult Special Needs Dances)  

Age Requirement: At least 18years of age with a valid driver’s license.

Requirement: A special needs parent. 

Commitment: On-going commitment, held monthly for 60-90 minutes.  

Training: Volunteers will receive a brief training before the first class and will have continued guidance from the instructor/staff.


RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM CONCESSION VOLUNTEER
Age Requirement: You must be 21yrs+ to volunteer and have a valid driver’s license.

Overview: Volunteers work a Food/Beer concession stand during Buccaneer Football games. 

Experience: Although encouraged; no prior experience is needed. 

Training: Volunteers are required to attend one of the Legends Volunteer Orientation meetings.


EDUCATION OUTREACH
Age Requirement: 21yrs of age with a valid driver's license

Commitment: Ongoing throughout the school year.

Duties: Presentations on Down syndrome/Special needs. Topics: Inclusion, World Down Syndrome Day.

Experience: Prefer educational background; no prior experience is needed. 


STATE LAWMAKERS OUTREACH
Age Requirement: 21yrs of age with a valid driver's license

Overview: Volunteers will reach out to State and government officials.

Commitment: Ongoing

Duties: Outreach to State and Government officials who are policy makers for our special needs community.

Experience: Preferred but no prior experience is needed.

COLLEGE/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

*You must be 14yrs or older and have transportation to and from event.


DANCES – SPECIAL NEEDS ADULT (CLEARWATER & RIVERVIEW)
Age Requirement: At least 14 years of age. 

Overview: Volunteers will work directly with adults with Down syndrome/Special Needs.  

Duties: Decorate, serve food, dance with guests, clean up.


FUNDRAISERS, PICNICS AND PARTIES
(Designer Bag Bingo, March WDSD Picnic, July Disability Awareness Pool Party, Halloween & Christmas Parties.

Age Requirement: At least 14 years of age. 

Overview: Volunteers will work directly with children, teens, and adults with Down syndrome/Special Needs.  

Duties: Decorate, serving food, selling raffles, handing out T-shirts, Monitoring Bouncy houses, cleaning up.


BUDDY WALK VOLUNTEER – Please log onto the FRIENDS Buddy Walk website (June through October) to register.  Log onto https://www.ds-stride.org/friendsbuddywalk.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

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