Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Spring!
With the help of our volunteers, we are able to assist the families we serve as one of the largest Domestic Violence Centers in Florida.
The Spring works with a sensitive population in our community—victims of violence and psychological trauma who are seeking refuge, privacy and security. Out of respect for these individuals and families, we sometimes cannot accommodate all of the volunteers who so generously would like to give their time.
That being said, there are still some amazing ways individuals and groups can get involved at The Spring:
Host a Donations Drive. Donations drives are one of the best ways volunteer groups can support our programs and services. Many individuals and families in our emergency shelter had to leave home quickly because of a dangerous situation. Therefore, we are in constant need of toiletries, hygiene products and baby items, and we ALWAYS need bath towels, blankets, pillows and twin-size sheet sets. A more complete list of our donation needs is available below.
Host a Fundraising Event. Does your group have a special talent or skill? How about a love for trivia, karaoke, art, brunch, golf or bunco? Help us out by hosting an event with proceeds benefiting The Spring.
Small Group Indirect Service Project (Ages 18+). We are occasionally able to host a small group of volunteers (5-10 people) to help with indirect service projects at our administrative offices, emergency shelter or transitional housing locations. Small groups can donate materials and their time to help complete a physical project (painting, yardwork, building upkeep, etc.), or possibly cook a special meal for our participants.
Thrift Store/Donation Center Opportunities (Ages 14+)**: We are in need of volunteers at our thrift store and donation center to help receive and sort donations. Please contact our retail manager at 813-247-5433 ext 200 to arrange donation center volunteer work.
Individual Direct Service Opportunities (Ages 18+): We have a few opportunities for volunteers who have committed time once or twice a month to provide professional services and teach beneficial life skills, such as: sewing, financial literacy, resume building, arts and crafts, yoga, etc. Direct service volunteers must complete an interview and may be required to complete:
National Criminal Background Check ($70.00)
30 hours of CORE certification training
To ask questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (813)247-5433 ext. 336
**If you are looking to fulfill community service hours, please contact our retail manager at 813-247-5433 ext 200 to arrange volunteer opportunities.