Community volunteer opportunities

Published: Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 04:36 PM.

With the holidays nearly upon us, the need for volunteers grows.

This column offers a rundown of volunteer opportunities to allow folks to invest in the community.

Contact the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, Trish Petrie at Turtle Beach Inn or Tim Croft at to provide additional opportunities for this column.

Here are a number of opportunities:

* Goodwill Career Training Center is asking retirees and volunteers to share their expertise and skills by volunteering to tutor or mentor. Many participants at the Center need help completing their GED, including language, writing, mathematics and computer skills. Please contact Tandra Burns at 229-1273.

* Be a part of making a difference in your local schools! Volunteer to teach a Junior Achievement class at the fifth-, eighth- or high school-level, and help teach students real LIFE SKILLS. Junior Achievement teaches our children about running businesses, managing money, and preparing to get a job.

All of our classes are taught by volunteers from the community. Whether you are an employee, employer, retiree, or stay-at-home parent, Junior Achievement values the life experiences you can share with the students while teaching the Junior Achievement courses.

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