Category Archives: Volunteer

Hernando County Coastal Cleanup Oct. 21

Florida Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, and Hernando County Government are teaming up to host the 2017 Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Open to all ages. Please come to Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach, FL 34607 at 8:00 am to check in. … Continue reading Hernando County Coastal Cleanup Oct. 21

Walkers wanted for Walk Aware for Alzheimers Oct. 21

Floral City will host Citrus County Walk Aware for Alzheimer’s on Saturday October 21, 2017.  The walk will be the focal point of a four-day series of activities to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s from October 19 through 22. For a single tax-deductible entry fee, walkers may walk the State trail, the Historic downtown, or both. It is … Continue reading Walkers wanted for Walk Aware for Alzheimers Oct. 21

Help Survey of Hernando County Emergency Communications

In preparation for Hurricane Irma, Hernando County Emergency Management utilized many tools to provide warnings and emergency messages to residents. To learn more about the effectiveness of our messaging, we are supporting the efforts of a graduate student at the University of Florida with a timely survey on this topic. We encourage everyone to participate. … Continue reading Help Survey of Hernando County Emergency Communications

Citrus County BOCC Accepting Applications for Vacancies on the Water & Wastewater Authority

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for two Technical members (four-year term) and one Alternate Member (one-year term) to serve on the Citrus County Water & Wastewater Authority. This board provides for regulation of private, for-profit water, bulk water and wastewater utilities within the unincorporated areas of Citrus County. Current positions … Continue reading Citrus County BOCC Accepting Applications for Vacancies on the Water & Wastewater Authority

How The Arc Survived Hurricane Irma

Story written by Nancy Stubbs, Development Director of The Arc Nature Coast, and photos contributed by Mark Barry, Executive Director of The Arc Nature Coast (reprinted with permission) We have been fortunate that since we opened our Education Center & Hurricane Evacuation Shelter in 2012, we haven’t had to activate the Hurricane Shelter. That is, until … Continue reading How The Arc Survived Hurricane Irma

Volunteers Needed for Wild-n-Wicked Nights

Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park needs your help!!  We need 75 to 100 volunteers each night for the Wild -n- Wicked Nights Halloween event October 20/21 & 27/28. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and must be able to work from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. You can choose to work only one night or all four … Continue reading Volunteers Needed for Wild-n-Wicked Nights

2017 Adopt-A-Shore event cancelled

Due to the Local State of Emergency from Hurricane Irma, along with the flooding of the Withlacoochee River, the previously scheduled annual Adopt-A-Shore event for 2017 has been cancelled. Resources and “manpower” have been devoted to the local State of Emergency, which is anticipated to last for several more weeks/months. We apologize for this inconvenience … Continue reading 2017 Adopt-A-Shore event cancelled

Pasco Seeks Tourism Development Council Member

The Tourist Development Council (TDC) and the Pasco Board of County Commissioners (BCC) are looking for a new TDC member who understands the vital role tourism plays in Pasco County. Pasco County’s Office of Tourism Development, Visit Pasco, works to promote Pasco County, Florida as a tourist destination. The TDC, comprised of elected officials and … Continue reading Pasco Seeks Tourism Development Council Member

Big Brothers Big Sisters Continues 100 Men in 100 Days Campaign

The organization is focused on recruiting more men to serve as volunteer mentors to local boys. Tampa Bay- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay is launching its annual campaign to enroll more male mentors, called 100 Men in 100 Days.  The need has never been greater, as there are hundreds of Tampa Bay children on … Continue reading Big Brothers Big Sisters Continues 100 Men in 100 Days Campaign

Citrus County Animal Shelter Fundraiser Oct. 7

A Car Wash to benefit Citrus County Animal Shelter will be held at the Dunnellon Moose Lodge #2308 on October 7, 2017 from 8am to Noon. The Moose Lodge is located at 11890 N. Florida Ave. (US 41) on the northern edge of Citrus Springs. Financial donations and pet supplies will be collected. Supplies in … Continue reading Citrus County Animal Shelter Fundraiser Oct. 7

Donations Needed in Pasco County for Disaster Relief

Assistance for residents affected by Hurricane Irma Pasco County Government and Metropolitan Ministries are accepting donations to assist those affected by Hurricane Irma.  Tens of thousands of our neighbors have been affected by the storm resulting in families being temporarily homeless or in need of the basic necessities.  Countless others have decided to stay in … Continue reading Donations Needed in Pasco County for Disaster Relief

Volunteers Needed for Hernando Historical Museums

The Hernando Historical Museum Association has three museums open to the public, Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. They are The May Stringer House, The 1885 Train Depot and The Countryman Family One Room Schoolhouse. All three museums are located in downtown Brooksville, Florida. There is something for everyone, whether you would like … Continue reading Volunteers Needed for Hernando Historical Museums

Crystal River Preserve State Park seeking Volunteers

Join the Crystal River team for the 28th Annual Lakes, Rivers and Coastal Cleanup Raise your hand to volunteer to make a difference for the  environment on Saturday September 16th, 2017.   The Crystal River Preserve State Park is seeking volunteers to join our team and work with Park staff removing debris along a nine mile … Continue reading Crystal River Preserve State Park seeking Volunteers

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Volunteers Needed

Hernando County Emergency Management is looking for volunteers over the age of 18 who are interested in joining the Hernando County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). CERT volunteers receive special training to enhance their ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from a disaster situation. As an organized team, they provide vital services in … Continue reading Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Volunteers Needed

Learn to Monitor Heritage Archaeological Sites

Heritage Monitoring Scouts (HMS Florida) is a public engagement program focused on tracking changes to archaeological sites at risk, particularly those impacted by climate change in the form of erosion and sea level rise. FPAN Central Region will offer an opportunity to become a heritage monitoring scout during an outreach workshop in Levy County. For … Continue reading Learn to Monitor Heritage Archaeological Sites

Pasco County Animal Services looking for Temporary Foster Homes

Animal Services is asking for assistance during shelter renovation Pasco County Animal Services (PCAS) is undergoing some much-needed renovations at the shelter in Land O’ Lakes.  Construction work is underway from now through Friday, August 25, 2017 to reduce noise levels in the shelter. The well being of Pasco County’s shelter pets, customers and staff … Continue reading Pasco County Animal Services looking for Temporary Foster Homes

Pasco UF/IFAS Graduates 2017 Master Gardeners

Eleven new Master Gardeners complete intensive volunteer training program The UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County Office proudly graduated a class of eleven (11) new Master Gardeners on Thursday, August 3, 2017. The UF/IFAS Master Gardener Program offers an intensive horticultural training for select citizens who then volunteer in their community to teach, conduct research, initiate school … Continue reading Pasco UF/IFAS Graduates 2017 Master Gardeners

Volunteers Sought for Pasco School Hearing Screenings

The Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida screened over 16,000 students at 74 schools last year and is now looking for volunteers to help do the same this year. School began on Monday, August 14, and volunteers will be needed soon. No previous training required and the first screening is taking place August 24. … Continue reading Volunteers Sought for Pasco School Hearing Screenings

Guardian adLitem Program Seeks Volunteers

The Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program is currently in desperate need of volunteers to be advocates for abused, neglected or abandoned children whose cases are in the court system. A GAL is a trained volunteer appointed by the court to advocate on behalf of a child. The GAL becomes familiar with the child’s case and … Continue reading Guardian adLitem Program Seeks Volunteers

Take part in Pasco County’s Coastal Cleanup Sept. 16!

Help prevent trash from reaching our waterways Pasco County is partnering with Keep Pasco Beautiful in an effort to help clean up our roads and waterways. The annual International Coastal Cleanup will be held throughout Pasco County on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. “Last year the turnout was amazing with … Continue reading Take part in Pasco County’s Coastal Cleanup Sept. 16!

Live Oak Theatre: Teaching Performance with the Ties that Bind

Caitlin Frostman is 18. Her goal is to be an actress and singer on Broadway, after graduating college and moving to New York City. She began acting lessons at thirteen years of age, attending her first summer theatre camp in 2010 at Nature Coast High School. Since 2013, Caitlin has attended Live Oak Theatre Summer … Continue reading Live Oak Theatre: Teaching Performance with the Ties that Bind

Help a Child This Mother’s Day – Be a Guardian ad Litem Volunteer

Sunday, May 14 is Mother’s Day.  For most of us, it’s a day to honor, celebrate, and thank our moms for their unconditional love, selflessness and guidance.  It’s a time to acknowledge that were if not for them, we wouldn’t have survived our childhoods or teen years as well as we did, or acquired the … Continue reading Help a Child This Mother’s Day – Be a Guardian ad Litem Volunteer

Citrus Meals On Wheels Program in Need of Volunteer Drivers

Citrus County’s Meals On Wheels Program joins the National Meals On Wheels Association of America with the goal that “no senior goes hungry”.  In order to ensure that we are able to provide meals for homebound seniors here in Citrus County, we need volunteers! Do you have a few hours a week to give of … Continue reading Citrus Meals On Wheels Program in Need of Volunteer Drivers

Earth Day Cleanup events scheduled

Earth Day is Saturday April 22.  In recognition of that special day, Keep Citrus County Beautiful (KCCB) is cooperating with the Board of County Commissioners and Florida Department of Transportation Adopt-a-Highway (AAH) programs to organize roadside cleanups by many of their existing AAH volunteer groups. A total of 28 groups agreed to schedule one of … Continue reading Earth Day Cleanup events scheduled

Pasco County Shows Community Pride with Cleanup

Caring neighbors make the 2017 Great American Cleanup a great success! Pasco County residents came out in droves to take part in the Great American Cleanup on Saturday March 11, 2017.  Hundreds of volunteers helped pick up trash throughout Pasco County in various locations such as Crystal Springs Preserve, Lacoochee, Dade City, Hudson, New Port … Continue reading Pasco County Shows Community Pride with Cleanup

Citrus County Accepting Applications for Veteran Services Advisory Board

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for a vacancy on the Veteran Services Advisory Board. This Advisory Board is seeking one qualified member to fill the remaining 1 year left on the 3 year term expiring January 31, 2018.   Eligible applicants must be a Veteran of a war time era, a … Continue reading Citrus County Accepting Applications for Veteran Services Advisory Board

Can you help a Child through the Court System?

More than 600 abused and neglected children are currently involved with our Citrus and Hernando County courts. Most of these children are below the age of 12 and have been removed from their parents due to alcohol or drug addiction. A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is a trained volunteer appointed by the court to advocate … Continue reading Can you help a Child through the Court System?

Docents and Tour Guides (Volunteer) Needed at Chinsegut Hill Manor House

Can you donate an hour or two a week to aid us in keeping Chinsegut Hill Manor House and grounds open to the public by donating a bit of your time? The Friends of Chinsegut Hill are looking for volunteers to serve as tour guides or “docents” for the manor house. They have a script written … Continue reading Docents and Tour Guides (Volunteer) Needed at Chinsegut Hill Manor House

Help Pull Invasive Brazilian Peppers 3/18

The Crystal River Preserve State Park is seeking volunteers to assist with the 11th Annual Spring Pepper Pull on Saturday March 18th, 2017.  Volunteers will help restore natural habitat by removing invasive Brazilian pepper trees from the Preserve. Individuals or groups should arrive at the Ozello Civic Center (located at 10495 W. Ozello Trail, Crystal … Continue reading Help Pull Invasive Brazilian Peppers 3/18

Veterans Treatment Court seeks volunteer male mentors

Being a Veterans Treatment Court Mentor doesn’t take a lot of time… and it may change the life of a fellow vet. The unique piece about Veterans Treatment Court is the presence of volunteer veteran mentors for the participants.  Male veterans are matched with male mentors and female veterans are matched with female mentors.  The … Continue reading Veterans Treatment Court seeks volunteer male mentors