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These agencies need your help

(ran TP edition)

Help us help them! In the past month, these non-profit agencies have contacted us needing volunteers. Can you spare four hours a week to help them help our community? If so, call the Hillsborough County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at 272-5031. Supplemental accident and liability insurance and a limited travel and meal allowance are provided.

AGENCY: Hillsborough County Stormwater Management

AGENCY SERVICES: Offers programs that promote public education in solving stormwater pollution problems

LOCATION: Countywide

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Serve as "Officer Snook," teaching third- and fourth-grade students about the effects of water pollution and how to prevent it

AGENCY: Lanier Elementary School

AGENCY SERVICES: After-school child care

LOCATION: south Tampa/Hyde Park

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Help supervise children during games and crafts

AGENCY: AmeriCorps Arts USF

AGENCY SERVICES: A start-up program created by the USF College of Fine Arts in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa

LOCATION: Countywide

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Assist AmeriCorps members in art, music, theater, dance lessons for children ages 5-14

AGENCY: HCC Driver's Improvement Program

AGENCY SERVICES: Registers and provides defensive driving courses to the community

LOCATION: east Tampa

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Provide clerical assistance, including answering phones, typing and filing

AGENCY: USF Department of Psychiatry

LOCATION: north/northeast Tampa

Volunteer opportunities: Clerical duties, including answering phones, maintaining records and/or filing systems, processing mail, typing and data entry

AGENCY: West Tampa Elementary SACC Program

AGENCY SERVICES: Provides child care, homework assistance, after-school care

LOCATION: West Tampa

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Read books to children during story hour, help students with homework or assist constructing and/or setting up portable learning centers

AGENCY: Reach Out & Read

AGENCY SERVICES: A child literacy program

LOCATION: south Tampa/Hyde Park

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Read to low-income children in a pediatric medical clinic waiting room at USF Ambulatory Medical Center on Davis Islands

AGENCY: Pyramid Inc.

AGENCY SERVICES: Art-integrated day training program for adults with developmental disabilities

LOCATION: central Tampa

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Serve as a community outing chaperone, assisting with field trips. Volunteers also needed to provide direct client interaction, working with skill development and art projects. Volunteers needed to provide management assistance.

AGENCY: United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay Inc.

AGENCY SERVICES: Aims to advance the independence, community inclusion and optimal development of all individuals

LOCATION: east Tampa

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Serve as office assistant, filing, typing, processing mailings, etc. Volunteers also needed to provide child-care assistance, supervising and entertaining children ages 1-5.

AGENCY: Tampa AIDS Network

AGENCY SERVICES: Provides education and physical and emotional support to people with HIV/AIDS

LOCATION: north/northeast Tampa

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Assist with office duties. Volunteers also needed to help clean and paint apartments or stock and bag groceries in the food pantry.

AGENCY: Hillsborough County Neighborhood Service Center

AGENCY SERVICES: Provides social services.

LOCATION: south Hillsborough County

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Distribute food from the food pantry

AGENCY: Temple Terrace Police Department

AGENCY SERVICES: Maintains peace, fights crime, protects lives and property

LOCATION: north/northeast Tampa

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Doing all aspects of record-keeping, including computer entry, filing, coding UCR, typing, microfilming

AGENCY: WUSF Radio Reading Service

AGENCY SERVICES: Serves the blind, visually and physically impaired

LOCATION: north/northeast Tampa

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Read on air (prerecorded) books, magazines, newspapers, etc., or assist with clerical duties