Meals on wheels, local food pantry in serious need of volunteers

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Want to make a difference in the Burg? Now is your chance. Neighborly, which offers Meals on Wheels, announced that they’re in serious need of volunteer drivers. The organization provides meals to nearly 3,000 senior citizens in the area, according to a report by Bay News 9.

The organization has lost more than 25 percent of its volunteer drivers. This dip could result in seniors not getting their meals.

Delivery routes take anywhere from one hour to 90 minutes to complete. Want to help out at one of Neighborly’s 8 locations in the area? Call 727-573-9444 or head to neighborly.org.

That’s not the only bit of good you can do in the community.

Food pantry in need of volunteers

The St. Pete Free Clinic is in need of volunteers to help organize the shelves and help with visitors. Lines form outside the clinic well before it opens its doors. It could take hours for just one visitor to get all of their food for the month, according to Bay News 9.

They’re currently looking for 40 more volunteers to help expedite the visitor experience. You can learn more about volunteer opportunities with the St. Pete Free Clinic here.

St. Pete Free Clinic, 3115 44th Ave North.

More volunteer opportunities to consider 

Want to further your impact in the St. Pete community? You can always work with Keep Pinellas Beautiful is always looking for residents to join in on their community improvement and cleanup projects.

Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA) is also always seeking help from the St. Pete community to help them stand up to silence. The organization provides support services and prevention education for, and advocates on behalf of victims of abuse.

If you’d like to help with their thrift store or work in the outreach programs you can begin by filling out the volunteer form on CASA’s website.

The Literacy Council of St. Pete provides tutoring for adults who want to learn how to read. Their efforts are made possible by committed volunteers — and if you’re 18 years or older you can help now. The nonprofit provides training for new tutors, of course.

Love to help animals get healthy and find new forever homes? You can get directly involved in the process with Friends of Strays in St. Pete. They offer a monthly volunteer open house and training sessions for both new and seasoned volunteers.

Most volunteers help Friends of Strays’ homeless animals by socializing cats and dogs, counseling adopters, and performing numerous other tasks at our center. You can learn more on Friends of Strays’ website.

These are just a few of the ways you can get involved in the city of St. Petersburg. If you are a nonprofit in need of volunteers please send an email to info@ilovetheburg.com. We’d love to continue to connect our followers to more volunteer opportunities in the area.

*Featured image courtesy of the St. Pete Free Clinic

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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