Make a New Year’s resolution to volunteer in the community

Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 11:46 AM.

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. 

* Volunteers are needed to assist greeting guests and doing office duties at the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge office in Apalachicola.  Introduce visitors to displays and information about St. Vincent Island.  Call (850) 653-8808 and ask for Charlotte if you can help on Mondays and/or Wednesdays.

 * Able-bodied volunteers are needed to help with outdoor work on St. Vincent Island.  You need to be able to tolerate heat and sweat, but the island and wildlife are amazing.  Call Shelley at (850) 527-8535 if you can help on the island.



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