Charlotte County Volunteer Opportunities

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AMIKids Crossroads: Volunteers needed for young men ages 13 to 17 years old to become their mentor or tutor.Many of these youths have experienced life in its worst form and missed a lot of school. They need role models who can help them with their studies and self-esteem and get them on the right track to becoming successful adults with someone to care about them outside the staff of AMIKids Crossroads. Call 941-627-9352.

Boys & Girls Clubs: Volunteers to assist staff in all programming areas both in Port Charlotte and Englewood. Specific areas of opportunity are homework, academic tutoring, cooking, mentoring, arts, computer technology and fitness. For more information, contact Jessica Anderson at 941-235-2472 or janderson@bgocfcc.org.

Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies: Volunteers are an essential part of C.A.R.E., assisting victims of crimes, answering hotline calls, conducting hospital responses, and in fundraising endeavors. If interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact 941-639-5499 for more information.

Charlotte Local Education Foundation (CLEF): Volunteers are needed a few afternoons each week at the Teacher Supply Depot “store” and office assistance for light clerical work. All work is light duty, flexible hours. Background check required. If interested, contact Sara Wierhake, executive director, at 941255-7500 ext. 294 or email sara.wierhake@your charlotteschools.net.

The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program: Volunteers are needed who, after training, are appointed by the court to advocate for the neglected, abused and abandoned children in our community. When you volunteer with the Guardian ad Litem Program you become the voice for a child in court and out of court. Volunteers are needed to represent these children and ensure that decisions made are in the child’s best interest. If you are interested in being a champion for the children in our community, email mirandacoss@gal.fl.gov or call 941-613-3233. Go to www.guardian adlitem.org to learn more about the program.

Homeless Coalition: Administrative Assistant for the Veteran program. Times and days are flexible. Drivers for Veteran Program. Scheduling will be in advance and as needed. E-Bay store volunteer. Child care help is needed on Monday and/ or Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.. Donation sorters to organize donations from the community. Front desk/administrative assistant help, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to noon; Monday through Friday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homework tutors 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Silent auction committee members for upcoming events. Calling for donations or assembling baskets. Several volunteers for a homeless simulation training. The commitment is two mornings each session, one or two sessions a month. Weekly donation pickup. Monday, 11 a.m. in North Port; 9 a.m. on Friday and anytime on Sunday in Port Charlotte and deliver to the Homeless Coalition. For more information, call or email Robin Clark, Volunteer Coordinator, at 941-627-4313, ext. 109, Robin.Clark@cchomelesscoalition.org.

New Operation Cooper Street: 650 Mary St., Punta Gorda: volunteers to tutor kindergarten through eighth-grade students. The volunteers will help the students with their daily school assignments including math, spelling, reading and sentence writing. These volunteers are needed Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers are also needed daily from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to drive 10-passenger vans to pick up the students at their schools. Drivers must watch two hours of driving safety videos to be certified by the county to drive the vans. For more information or to complete an application, contact Margaret Forde at 941-639-3034.