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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.

We’re Here for You. Because Together, We’re Better.

The last few months have been hard on all of us. COVID-19 has spread more than disease: it has spread isolation, loneliness, and fear. Usually, we talk about this trifecta in terms of seniors. Now, we know it’s wreaking havoc on everyone. It is easy in times like this...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Growing Hope with Tomatoes

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that good begets good. In a time of crisis, loneliness and fear, Seniors in Service volunteers have found ways to bring sunshine. Our volunteers Don and Connie Smith are a great example. They, along with their neighbor, Jackie...

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Click below to learn why!Seniors in Service volunteers experience both emotional and physical health benefits from staying active and fulfilled, delaying their own need for services. Our volunteers feel a true sense of purpose from using their existing skills – and...

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Match Campaign: EXTENDED!

Here's how Seniors in Service is helping Tampa Bay Seniors stay healthy, safe, and connected: TelePals offers friendly conversation and wellness checks that tells a lonely senior, “You have a friend who cares.” Your gift helps someone’s elderly parent or widowed...

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Readers in Motion Helps Kids & Parents Adapt to New Reality

Readers in Motion has been offering close, personal support during this time of mandatory social distancing. Classrooms are our usual arena, but with that being paused for now, we went directly to the source to see how we could help. The result? Over 1,000...

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INTRODUCING: Intergenerational TelePals!

Because when we bridge generations, MAGIC happens! https://youtu.be/M1F0lBnsnkE Introducing...Intergenerational TelePals! High school/college students who offer comfort to elders with telephone reassurance while simultaneously building their own self-confidence and...

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TelePals Feature from CARES Connection Newsletter!

TelePals is gaining momentum! Thank you CARES (Community Aging and Retirement Services) for featuring TelePals in your recent newsletter! For a LIMITED TIME ALL Donations to Seniors in Service are DOUBLED!  Help even MORE lonely seniors know that Someone...

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Thank you, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Konan’s BBQ!

We live in a time of uncertainty.  One thing that IS certain is our ongoing commitment to our community, which includes our dedicated senior-aged volunteers. 232 senior-aged volunteers generated 203,878 hours of community service last year.   But now, suddenly, they...

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Suncoast Credit Union Matches All Donations!

“Helping elders age with dignity, particularly low-income elders, demands urgent attention. Now with COVID-19 it’s even more complex.  It’s easy to underestimate the danger of isolation. Loneliness in elders eclipses obesity and even smoking in factors contributing to...

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