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News Celebrating Our Volunteers and the Benefits of Volunteering

Want ideas for volunteering in the Tampa Bay area? Enjoy newsletters offering program and upcoming event updates and volunteers’ firsthand experiences with our programs.

Past Issues

The Good News, September 2017


  • Foster Grandparents Post HUGE IMPACT Results
  • Positively Tampa Bay Features Seniors in Service
  • Bridging Generations Breakfast – THANK YOUs!
  • New Seniors in Service Munchkins!
  • Expansion and Name Change for Readers in Motion
  • We Offer a Volunteer Experience for EVERYONE
  • Calling All Veterans – A NEW Chance to Serve
  • Board Chair Herma White Challenges Tampa Bay to Help Our Community
  • President/CEO Tammy Criollo Announces Expansion
  • Our New Staff Members Sound Off About Working at Seniors in Service

The Good News, July 2017


  • Hillsborough County Public Schools Exemplary Program & Head Start Partner Awards
  • Grandma Sees Her FIRST In-Person Rays Game
  • Our Senior Companion Program Featured on Fox 13’s “What’s Right With Tampa Bay”
  • LPNI Sunset Safari, Graduation and Scavenger Hunt
  • Older Americans Month and Seniors Corps Week
  • 2 Volunteers Enter St. Pete’s Senior Hall of Fame
  • CEO Corner: Senior Corps Volunteering Brings Better Health
  • 2 New Board Members & Marina Goes to Harvard!

The Good News, May 2017


  • WE WON! The WEDU Be More Knowledgeable Award
  • Bridging Generations Luncheon – Keynote Speaker Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Grego
  • “Hats Off to Volunteers” Recognition Event to Honor Our Devoted Volunteers
  • Teacher Terry Rodriguez talks about Volunteer of the Year “MeeMaw” Hendrix
  • So What Does Seniors in Service Do?
  • CEO Corner … 2017 is Rocking and Rolling
  • Oak Grove Kindergartners Read a Ton of Books
  • Welcome … New Board Chair Herma White

The Good News, October 2016


  • Commendation from Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners
  • Letter from President Obama
  • WINNER … 2016 Heroes at Work Award Goes to Senior Companion Wilbur Wiggins!
  • So What Do Senior Companions Do?
  • 32nd Annual Bridging Generations Breakfast
  • New Volunteers and Satellite Office in St Pete
  • CEO Corner … 2016 Was Quite a Year!
  • Oak Grove Kindergartners Met a Tarantula!
  • New Board Member Dr. Valerie Brimm

The Good News, June 2016


  • WINNER … 2016 Non-Profit of the Year for Family Services and Head Start Honors Too!
  • Foster Grandparents Gets an Expansion and a New Leader
  • So What Do Senior Companions Do?
  • Our Volunteers Celebrated Senior Corps Week By Becoming Ambassadors!
  • Volunteer Opportunities Abound … Call Us!
  • Intergenerational Impact. Volunteer Together Like Our Mother-Daughter Volunteers
  • Congratulations to Our New Leader Glarisol Traspalacios
  • 32nd Annual Bridging Generations Breakfast
  • Welcome, Board Member Debbie Arias!

The Good News, December 2015


  • A Volunteer 36 Years Strong
  • New Training Technology Thanks to the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
  • “Got an Hour? Give an Hour!” with our Retired Senior Volunteer Program – 1 hour events going on now!
  • Veteran Volunteers Honored This November
  • Foster Grandparent Program Adds Another School
  • CEO Corner – Your Chance to Join In!
  • Congratulations to Board Chair Susan Boyd
  • Retired Senior Volunteer Program Needs YOU!!
  • Our 31st Annual Bridging Generations Breakfast

The Good News, October 2015


  • A Bumper-Crop of Child Care Plans!
  • Surpise Delivery! School Supplies! – Thanks, Delta and United Way Suncoast
  • Our Newest Supporters – Fresh Babies!!
  • Our Foster Grandparent Volunteers Nominate Their Classroom for Classroom of the Year
  • Senior Companion Stories That Warm The Heart
  • Welcome, New Foster Grandparent Volunteers!
  • Congratulations to Board Member Tracye Brown
  • Retired Senior Volunteer Program Needs YOU!!
  • Our 31st Annual Bridging Generations Breakfast

The Good News, August 2015


  • Our Head Start and Early Head Start Volunteers Were Honored at the 50 Years of Opportunity Volunteer Appreciation Banquet
  • Maximo Elementary LOVES Their Foster Grandparents
  • We Went Luau Crazy for Older Americans Month
  • Student’s Mom Nominates Yvonne “Mee Maw” Hendrix for 2015 Excellence in Action Awards
  • Retired Senior Volunteer Program Needs YOU!!
  • A Senior Companion Goes Above and Beyond
  • We’re Winning Awards!

The Good News, May 2015


  • Pinellas Bridging Generations Luncheon
  • Teachers Fall in Love with Their Foster Grandparents
  • A Senior Companion Gets A Lifetime Achievement Award AND His US Citizenship
  • Lions and Tigers and Bears … The Lowry Park Zoo’s Neighborhood Initiative Brings the Wild Kingdom to the Kids and Their Parents
  • Retired Senior Volunteer Program Graduates a Whole Class from CATCH Healthy Habits Class
  • We’re Winning Awards!


Amy Manning
Outreach and Communications Coordinator
(813) 492-8918