Community volunteer opportunities

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

All volunteers are provided course “kits” that have everything you need to teach a class, as well as training that will help you feel more comfortable in the classroom. All kits have hands-on activities that keep the students engaged and interested.

A class lasts 5-7 weeks, depending on the age group, and meets once each week, during the school day, for an hour. The amount of commitment time is 5-7 hours to teach the class, two hours for training, and your preparation time which varies from person to person.

The classes are sponsored by individuals and businesses in the community, and by the Tapper Foundation and Port St. Joe Capacity Building Fund. There is no cost to the school or the volunteer.

Junior Achievement of NW FL is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to teaching students K-12 about entrepreneurship, personal finance, and work readiness skills. We provide 13 classes at the 5th, 8th, and high school levels in Port St. Joe, and 6 classes at the 8th and high school levels in Wewahitchka.

For information about volunteering for fall or spring classes, please contact: Jackie Brooks at or call at 850-624-0524.

* Are you interested in making a difference in someone’s life? Covenant Hospice is in need of volunteers in Gulf County.  Covenant Hospice provides a special kind of caring for persons with life-limiting illnesses, their families and loved ones. We offer many volunteer opportunities for all ages, to fit into any schedule.  Our volunteers are the heart of the Covenant Hospice team.  They receive free specialized training to provide companionship and support to patients and families, or to assist with fundraising, administrative support, and community outreach.  If you, your church, or organization, would be interested in becoming a part of our Covenant Hospice team, please call Shelley Frazier, Volunteer Services Manager at 850.785.3040.  We would be happy to bring the training to you.

* Abused and neglected children need a voice in court!  There are currently several children without volunteer advocate representation in Gulf County.  The 14th Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Program wants these children spoken for.  Be a strong, dependable voice, appointed by the court, to support these children.  Training classes are starting in August.  Please call 747-5180 for more information and an application. 

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