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.
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
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 County!read more
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
A team of employees from Delta surprised us with a delivery of school supplies! The team was given 150 minutes and $20 to do the most good they could think of in the community. When they called our friends at United Way Suncoast, they said, “We have the perfect...read more
At the end of the 2014-2015 school year, we asked our Foster Grandparent Volunteers to nominate our Classroom of the Year. The entries demonstrated the close ties that develop between the teacher and a Foster Grandparent Volunteer, not to mention between the...read more
Tracye Brown was appointed Assistant Superintendent for Academic Support and Federal Programs for Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) (Florida) in July 2015. Before this appointment, she served as General Director, Federal Programs (Title I) and was also Project...read more