Nonprofit organizations in Southwest Florida operate year-round to fulfill their missions. At the heart of every charitable organization is a group of dedicated volunteers offering time and talents to the cause.
Seniors are among nonprofits’ most loyal volunteers. They have extra time on their hands, a lifetime of experience and a generous spirit. However, many volunteers spend their summers in the North and Midwest, leaving a volunteer void from May through September.
Priority Marketing partners with dozens of nonprofit organizations serving residents and causes in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. Many are actively seeking volunteers for a variety of roles.
Below is a brief guide to help match volunteers with nonprofit organizations:
Research Charitable Causes
Nonprofits serve a variety of charitable causes, including education, health care, hunger, the environment, animal welfare, poverty, human services, youth, seniors, veterans, arts, culture and more.
Much like finding a job you love, volunteers should find a cause they love. The best volunteers don’t just provide two or three hours of manpower once a month. They also recruit friends, family and colleagues to join the cause. They post about it on social media. They serve on boards or committees.
Explore Volunteer Opportunities
The wide variety of nonprofits in Southwest Florida means supporters also can choose from a variety of volunteer opportunities.
In Southwest Florida, outdoor volunteer opportunities can include volunteering at community events, picking up litter from beaches, building homes and leading tours. Indoor opportunities include answering telephones, filing paperwork, tutoring children, sorting donations, serving meals and caring for animals.
Some organizations require volunteers to complete registration forms, especially those where volunteers work with children or other vulnerable populations.
Priority Marketing’s nonprofit partners offer volunteer opportunities across the region. Below are charitable organizations that are requesting volunteer support during the summer:
- Avow Hospice
- Better Together
- Boys & Girls Club of Collier County
- Charity for Change
- Child Care of Southwest Florida
- Community Cooperative
- Conservancy of Southwest Florida
- Dress for Success of SW Florida
- Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Foundation
- Growing Climate Solutions
- Guadalupe Center
- Guadalupe Resale Shop
- Guardian ad Litem Foundation
- Gulf Coast Village
- Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties
- Healthcare Network
- Hope Healthcare Services
- IMAG History & Science Center
- Kids’ Minds Matter
- Lee BIA Builders Care
- Lee Health Foundation
- National Alliance on Mental Illness-Collier
- Pace Center for Girls, Lee County
- ReStores of Lee and Hendry Counties
Priority Marketing has served nonprofit organizations in Southwest Florida since 1992. To partner with our team, please give us a call today at 239-267-2638 or send an email to info@PriorityMarketing.com.