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Tales of Our Volunteer Heroes and Life-Changing Community Service Programs

Want ideas for volunteering in the Tampa Bay area? Enjoy articles and volunteer and contributor spotlights that offer insights and firsthand experiences with our programs.

If You Have Friends, You Don’t Have to Quit Smoking

If You Have Friends, You Don’t Have to Quit Smoking

You’ve been told that the worst thing you can do for your health is smoke cigarettes, right? Well, I have great news … it turns out, there’s something even worse. From the Tampa Bay Times on July 23, 2016 … in a 2015, Psychologist Julianne Holt-Lunstad from Brigham... read more
2016 Heroes at Work Award to Our Own Wilbur Wiggins

2016 Heroes at Work Award to Our Own Wilbur Wiggins

http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2016/08/19/heroes-at-work-honorees-for-2016-named.html Wilbur Wiggins is a hero. And we’re not the only one who thinks so! Wilbur Wiggins, a devoted volunteer for Seniors in Service, has been named a 2016 Heroes at Work... read more
Foster Grandparent Volunteers Featured in The Weekly Challenger

Foster Grandparent Volunteers Featured in The Weekly Challenger

http://theweeklychallenger.com/spotlighting-foster-grandparents-at-fairmount-park Our Foster Grandparent Volunteers from Fairmount Park were featured in the Weekly Challenger! Congratulations, Grandma Fletcher, Grandma Hall, Grandma Ingram and Grandma Fikes! Grandma... read more
Veteran Volunteers Honored This November

Veteran Volunteers Honored This November

Volunteers who are veterans and volunteers who serve veterans were honored with special pinning ceremonies at their November in-service trainings. We can’t do enough to thank our veterans for their military service and for their volunteerism. And we thank our... read more
Congratulations to Board Chair Susan Boyd

Congratulations to Board Chair Susan Boyd

On November 19th, Board Chair Susan Boyd was honored as the winner of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Outstanding Director Award for the Small Non-Profit category. She shared the stage with Theron “TD” Hawkins of Achieva Credit Union and Charles Adair of Tech Data... read more
A Bumper-Crop of Child Care Plans!

A Bumper-Crop of Child Care Plans!

Seniors in Service sends a warm, sincere, THANK YOU! to all of our classroom teachers and school administrative staff for their tremendous work and diligence in seeing that completed Child Care Plans for the 2014/2015 school year were submitted to our Foster... read more
A Volunteer 36 Years Strong

A Volunteer 36 Years Strong

Margaret Goodson has been volunteering with Meals on Wheels for 36 years. As part of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), she has done every job at Meals on wheels from food prep to office administration. Now, at the age of 93 she helps out in the office on... read more
New Training Technology from the Children’s Board

New Training Technology from the Children’s Board

We advanced our monthly training technology by leaps and bounds by adding a Promethean Touchboard to our training room. Now, monthly volunteer trainings can be more collaborative and user-friendly.   Thank you, Children’s Board of Hillsborough... read more
Foster Grandparent John Papi Tragon

Foster Grandparent John Papi Tragon

John Tragon, or “Papi” as the students at B.T. Washington Elementary like to call him, has been a foster grandparent for more than 15 years. His favorite thing about volunteering is teaching the children to read and about respect. So how does he do it? Well according... read more
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