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.
Get Involved! Animal Care and Adoption Needs Volunteers
Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 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:
February 8 – Saturday (12 – 1 p.m.)
February 12 – Wednesday (5 – 6 p.m.)
March 5 – Wednesday (5 – 6 p.m.)
March 12 – Wednesday (5 – 6 p.m.)
April 2 – Wednesday (5 – 6 p.m.)
April 12 – Saturday (12 – 1 p.m.)
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: Monday, October 21, 2013
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: Monday, October 21, 2013
Broward 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. More...
Solid Waste and Recycling Services and Partner Cities Remove Nearly a Ton of Litter During "Great American Cleanup 2013"
Updated: July 31, 2013
Approximately 2,000 pounds of litter were removed from Broward County school grounds as part of the "Great American Cleanup 2013." Between March 1 and May 31, Solid Waste and Recycling Services worked with "Keep Broward Beautiful" partner cities and volunteer students to coordinate the drive. Horizon Elementary School in Sunrise picked up the greatest amount of litter, removing 240 pounds in just two hours. In Hollywood, Driftwood Middle School students removed 234 pounds of litter, with Atlantic Tech in Coconut Creek close behind with 233 pounds.
County Food Drive Nets More Than 26,000 Pounds of Food
Updated: October 21, 2013
Broward 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.