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Make independence a reality. Be matched with homebound elderly or disabled adults and make a difference in their quality of life.
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Got an hour? Give an hour. RSVP volunteers choose how, where and how often they want to serve.
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Be a cherished mentor. For many children, a grandparent fills a role no one else can. Tutor and mentor students in a school near your home.
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Operation: Veteran Connect provides support for veterans and military families. Our “Veterans Serving Veterans” model creates meaningful impact for Tampa Bay.

Live Your Legacy. Be a Hero. Volunteer.

Our mission is to provide solutions to community challenges by engaging volunteers age 55+.

Founded in 1984, we connect volunteers, age 55 and over, to meet the needs and challenges of at-risk seniors, veterans and children in our community. We serve Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk counties and help more than 2,500 individuals annually, making a difference and changing lives through community service. Learn More.

Live your legacy now. Be a valued helper to a homebound senior, a cherished mentor to a struggling child or an appreciated companion to an at-risk veteran. We help you create meaningful volunteer opportunities. You have unique skills, abilities and interests, and we strategically match you up to where you can most benefit and benefit your community. Gear up. Be a hero.

Gear Up and get involved! Explore volunteer opportunity ideas here, or check out current volunteer events below! Click on a date to see scheduled events.

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News and Updates

Geared Up To Serve-August 2021

Geared Up To Serve-August 2021

Highlights: 10 Tampa Bay Features Seniors in Service Operation Veteran Connects Feeds Hundreds Together We're Better RSVP Volunteers Show Appreciation for Our Veterans The Next Generation Of Volunteers Support Our Current Generation Volunteer Receives Salt and Pepper...

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Geared Up To Serve-August 2021

Highlights: 10 Tampa Bay Features Seniors in Service Operation Veteran Connects Feeds Hundreds Together We're Better RSVP Volunteers Show Appreciation for Our Veterans The Next Generation Of Volunteers Support Our Current Generation Volunteer Receives Salt and Pepper...

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Help Community Members Access Essential Resources as a RESOURCE ADVOCATE!

Purpose: Resource Advocate volunteers provide support virtually or in-person following guidelines to keep participants healthy and safe.  Resource Advocates connect, transform and empower individuals by helping them successfully access essential community resources to...

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Veterans Helping Veterans through Whole Health!

Operation: Veteran Connect engages AmeriCorps members who are veterans and feel a special calling to help others who've served our nation. In partnership with James A. Haley and Bay Pines VA Hospitals, this veterans-helping-veterans model helps implement Whole Health,...

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Thank you to our Funders!

To see a full list of our financial partners, click here!

Show Your Support Today

$25Foster Grandparent for
One Student for a Week





$50Food for 100 Meals
Prepared by RSVP





$125Homebound Senior
Companion for a Month