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 Volunteer Broward

Student Opportunities Holiday 2001

Contact: Dana Shelby (954) 522-6761

To volunteer at one of more that 600 nonprofit agencies in Broward County, call Volunteer Broward at 522-6761 or the contact person listed below. For more volunteer opportunities, please log on to our website at:

Cooperative Feeding Program an agency that feedshungry bodies, minds and souls through the provision of nutritious food and diversity of services, urgently needs volunteers to host EmergencyFood Drives to assist thousands of families in need during the holiday season November 1 through December 24. Volunteers are also needed to sort and distribute food and stock shelves. Contact Cooperative Feeding Program at (954) 792 - 2328 or drop your food donation at the food pantry: 3581 NW 19th Street, Lauderdale Lakes, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m.

Broward Outreach Center, an homeless rehabilitation program for residents getting their lives back on track,need volunteers to serve Thanksgiving Dinner, November 22, toresidents. Volunteers will also be needed on Friday November 23, to serve dinner to homeless. Anyone interested in being part of this Thanksgiving Celebration, please contact Heather Bassas, (954) 926 -7417, extension 4017, to register for the Volunteer Orientation.

4 Children's S.A.K.E.an organizationproviding support for abused children, needs donations of canned goods,frozen turkeys and non-perishable food for Thanksgiving Food Baskets to be distributed to foster families within Broward County. $10 or $20 Gift Certificates are also needed to assist foster parents in the purchase of a turkey. In addition, we welcome groups who wish to coordinate and host a Thanksgiving Dinner for a foster family. To donate or coordinate a dinner, please contact Barbara Haley at (954) 721 - 6206 or (954) 975 - 9959.

City of Fort Lauderdale - 15th Annual Blues Festival Fort Lauderdale scheduled for November 2 - 4, Friday 5:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 11:p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m. at the Fort Lauderdale Stadium Festival grounds. Volunteers are needed to assist in the following areas: Runners, Admissions andCool blues Kids Zones. Students must be 14+ years of age! Community Service Hours are available. To register to volunteer, contact Mickie at (954) 489 - 3256.

The Alzheimer's Family Center which provides respite services and counseling to families affected by Alzheimer's disease and other memory-related disorders, is looking for volunteers for the Holiday Fantasy of Lights, the annual holiday drive-through light show at Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., from November 18 through December 30. Volunteers are needed to direct traffic. Corporate, civic, school groups and families are invented to participate! Must be 17 years of age, unless accompanied by an adult.Community service hours are available. To schedule time please call (954) 971 - 7155

Broward Partnership for the Homeless will be observing National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 12 -18. The agency's goal is to find a sponsor for every meal served duringthis week. Special events include: Thanksgiving Barbecue and Children's Games, Saturday, November 17, at 1:00 p.m.; End Hunger and Homelessness- Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive, Sunday, November 18, 12 noon, at the Center, with all donations of non-perishable foods benefiting Daily Bread Food Bank; Broward Coalition for the Homeless; andThanksgiving Day - brunch 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner 2:30 p.m.to 7:30 p.m., at the Center. To sponsor a meal or volunteer for any ofthese events please call (954) 779 - 3990 ext. 311.

Children's Brian Trust, an agency that coordinates special events to support the creation of South Florida's first comprehensive Pediatric Brain Tumor Center at Miami Children's Hospital, is sponsoring a fundraiser event, Holiday on Ice, November 9th through January 6th from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday and Sunday, from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. at the Aventura Mall Center Courtyard in Aventura Volunteers are desperately needed for the following: Staff Information Booth, Staff Sales Booths, Ice Rink Safety Monitors, Greeters, and Clean-up. Individuals, corporate, civic and student groups are needed to assist in the great event! Please contact Tina Pace at (954) 677 - 9150 after 6:00 p.m. for more information.

Daily Bread Food Bank, needs volunteers to collect canned goods and donations at the following food drives: Florida Panthers Food Drive on Saturday, November 10th at the National Car Rental Center; the Holiday of Lights Show FREE sneak preview at Tradewinds Park on Friday, November 16th, at 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Cars will be admitted free of charge by just bringing five Winn-Dixie Thrifty Maid Canned Food items for donation; the Miami Dolphins Food Drive on Sunday, November 18th at Pro Player Stadium as the Miami Dolphins battle against hunger and the New York Jets; and 94.9 Zeta FM Marathon Food Drive on November 19th through the 21st at 6:00 a.m. at Bass Pro Shops and Outdoor World in Dania, hosted by the hilarious morning show host Paul Castronovo, Young Ron Brewer and Toast. If you would like to participate in one of the above food drives, please call the Daily Bread Food Bank at (954) 522 - 2447 or (305) 633 - 9861.

Starlight Children's Foundation Expansion Committee for Florida,an agency seeking to improve the quality of life for sick children and their families by delivering distractive entertainment therapies and in-hospital and outpatient programs and services, needs volunteers to assist in public relations, registration, mailings, clerical support and publication design. Current opportunities are available for our unique upcoming Ball-Drop event in November: Silent Auction, Dinner Event, and RaffleTickets and Public Relations. Please contact Kimberly Courtland at (954) 545 - 3335 for more information.

Children's Diagnostic; Treatment Center, serving the needs of infants, children and youth with medical and/or developmental problems due to birth complications, HIV/AIDS, genetic disorders, abuse and neglect, is hosting its 9th Annual Basket Brigade on Sunday, November 18th, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. A $20.00 donation will feed a family of 4 - 6 with turkey and trimmings. Volunteers are needed to assemble and deliver these much-needed meals. Be a part of this community effort by calling Dianne Batchelder, (954) 728 - 1040 or e-mail at for information.

Salvation Army of Broward County, is sponsoring their annual Angel Tree Program at Broward County malls, coordinating purchases of Christmas toys, gifts and clothing for Broward County's needy children. Angel Tree volunteers are needed in the following areas: Angel Tree Attendant, Toy Shop Evaluator, Angel Tree Coordinator, Toy Shop Assistant, Bell Ringer and Direct Mail Assistant. Call Jennifer Baker at (954) 524 - 6991 ext. 2533 to volunteer during this holiday season!

City of Plantation Parks & Recreation, is sponsoring its Annual Santa's Visit. As Santa rides through the City of Plantation, December 24th, Christmas Eve, on a fire truck from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Elves are needed to assist Santa by handing out candy canes and Christmas cheer to all children. Students 14 years and older will earn community service hours, but must have a signed parent waiver in advance. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.Contact Marilyn Horowitz, (954) 452 - 2522.

Young At Art Children's Museum, needs volunteers to assist with it's Wonderful Winterbreak Art Camp. Camp will be held December 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, 2001, and January 2 - 5, 2002, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Student volunteers must be 14 years of age. Contact Mary Lynn Perrino, (954) 424 - 0085, ext. 23, for more information.

Memorial Manor Nursing Home would like volunteers to assist the residents during the Christmas holiday meal. Volunteers are also needed as "friendly visitors" for residents who receive no family visitation during the holidays. A donation of small gifts, such as combs, brushes, mirrors, change purses, costume jewelry, slippers socks, game cards, board games, video movies and sweatshirts are welcomed! Student groups accompanied by an adult are welcome! Contact Margaret Diaco, (954) 431 - 1100, for more information.

Broward Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is looking for volunteers to be "friendly visitors"; for senior residents during the Christmas holiday season. If your are musically inclines or just enjoy entertaining others, please consider sharing your talents. There will be sign-a-longs, board games, BINGO and many other activities for all to enjoy! Student groups accompanied by an adult are welcome! Please contact Nicole Millman, (954) 524 - 5587 ext. 34, 1 - 2 weeks in advance, to schedule a visit.

Winterfest, a non-profit organization contributing to the aesthetic, cultural, economic and tourist development of the Greater Ft. Lauderdale area, is making preparations for the The Cingular Wireless Winterfest Boat Parade, presented by Nokia. Volunteers are needed during the Boat Parade to help set up and man Purina Grandstand Viewing Area on Saturday, December 15. Community Service hours will be given for office work, 3 - 5 p.m., at the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Ft. Lauderdale. Please contact Dawn Read at (954) 767 - 0686 for more information.

Broward Partnership for the Homeless has scheduled several special events in connection with the Christmas season. These include: Saturday, December 15 - Holiday Barbecue and Santa's Party, 1 - 6 p.m.; Christmas Eve, December 24 - Dinner, 2:30 - 7:30 p.m.; Christmas Day, December 25 - Brunch, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; Dinner, 2:30 - 7:30 p.m.; New Year's Eve, December 31 - Volunteers needed to help with a party with special snacks, music a DJ and/or BINGO or other games and prizes, 10:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Please call (954) 779 - 3990, ext. 311 to help out.</font></P>

Providence Place, a transitional residence for homeless women &amp; children, is looking for experienced cooks to prepare holiday meals for about 10 - 15 families. Some training will be necessary. Please contact Diane Liles at (954) 568 - 6610, for more information.

Broward House, Inc., a major AIDS service organization providing a variety of services topeople with HIV/AIDS, is having a client Holiday Picnic, December 8.Volunteers are needed to help set up, clean up decorate, cook, serve, and act as Santa and Clowns. Donations of socks, underwear and pajamas for both men and women, and toiletry articles would be appreciated.Please contact Maxine Lemarr at (954) 522 - 4749.

4 Children's S.A.K.E.offers volunteers opportunities in a number of areas for Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa. The agency is looking for people to collect gifts valued between $10 - $20, to donate gift certificates in the same amounts to places such as music stores, book stores, video stores,etc., to make and fill stockings for foster children, to provide homemade baked goods for foster families and to organize children's holiday parties or activities. To make arrangements for any of these activities, contact Barbara Haley, (954) 721 - 8206.

Starting Over, Inc.committed to providing the homeless with food, shelter, clothing, job training, and placement within the theme event, scenic design, construction and cultural arts field, would like volunteer help in putting together 300 Christmas baskets for children during the month of December. The agency also needs help in the new thrift store with duties such as assisting customers, cashiering, pricing , stocking and cleaning. Interested persons should contact Thad Pilot, (954) 523-6222.

Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital, which provides environmental education for children and adults and cares for sick injured and infant wildlife, is sponsoring Holiday Pet Photos, Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m., at the Pet Supermarket, 2446 University Dr. Coral Springs. Bring your favorite pets, whether they walk, crawl, slither or fly, to have their pictures taken with a holiday theme and help support our wildlife friends for a nominal donation.

Family Central, which provides services for improving the quality of life for children and families, needs volunteers to help with a number of holiday activities sponsored by American Express to help children. Volunteer opportunities include: November 23- December 24, evenings and Saturdays- Barnes and Noble Holiday Gift Wrapping, Oakwood Shopping Plaza; Sunday December 2 Motor cycle Toy Drive (collect &sort toys); Lou Bachrodt's Holiday Toy Drive, Coconut Creek- Saturday, December 8, 11 am - 6p.m. (act as Santa's Helpers and cashiers); Wednesday, December 19- American Express Holiday Party, 5:30-8:00 p.m.- a party for 35 children from Family Center with dinner, singing, meeting Santa and receiving gifts. Please contact Heidi, (954) 724-7578, to sign up.

Northeast Focal Point, providing information, outreach, health support, counseling, transportation, nutrition and recreational services, is looking for volunteers to help with a Holiday Craft Sale and Celebration, Friday, December 7, 9 am &emdash;12:30 p.m., both in staffing and in providing donations of baked goods and craft items. Friday, December 14 help will be needed for a Holiday Party, games from 9-11 am with lunch following. In addition, volunteer entertainers, performing school groups and food donations to the food bank for needy seniors would be welcome. To volunteer, contact Laura Newman or Ilean Sylk, (954) 480-4447.

Florida Breast Cancer Resource Network, providing breast cancer education and grass-roots advocacy for funding for local breast cancer programs, would like some volunteers to help with Holiday Gift Wrapping, December 1-24, evenings and weekends, at Barnes and Noble, Boca Raton and Border 's Books and Music, Fort Lauderdale. Please call Sandra Blank, (954) 418-1654, if you wish to help.


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