Can Employee Volunteering Boost Your Business? That answer is a resounding “Yes!” according to a recent article, “How Can Employee Volunteering Boost Your Business?” published by Robert Half, one of our nation’s largest staffing firms which recruits employees in finance, law, technology and more. “Giving your employees volunteer time can have positive impacts on your firm,” stated Paul McDonald, senior executive director at Robert Half. “Managers may find that encouraging their employees to volunteer is a beneficial recruitment and retention tool. Happy workers may stay longer with your organization.” Employee morale has a direct influence on employee productivity. The article also points out that 61% of U.S. workers believe that taking part in activities outside the office enhances their wellness.
Short-term and single-day volunteers are needed to assist with upcoming events. Business teams and groups are welcomed!
- Back-to-School Block Party (The Webster School, A Community Partnership School)
- COA Annual Gala (St. Johns County Council on Aging)
- 1st Annual Wing Off & Sign Off (Kids Bridge)
- Click on the links above to view the full details or our complete online listing of volunteer needs at StJohnsVolunteers.org
SAVE THE DATE! View our Nonprofit Special Events Calendar where volunteers and residents can view upcoming charitable events taking place throughout the year. To add a nonprofit event, email full event details to email@example.com
St. Johns Volunteers! is thrilled to have an opportunity to promote our newest Nonprofit Partners!
- Guardian ad Litem. Help serve as an advocate and mentor for abused and neglected children by working as a volunteer with Florida’s Guardian ad Litem Program.
- Kids Bridge. Kids Bridge provides local children and families with a safe, supportive environment for court-supervised visitation. Kids Bridge has a need for special event volunteers.
- Life Services. Life Services of St. Johns County serves the community through the operations of an Image Clear Ultrasound Mobile Pregnancy Center (ICU) and offers parenting and life skills classes. Administrative and advocacy volunteers are needed.
Get Connected Today. St. Johns Volunteers! features nearly 100 different ways you can make a difference right here in our community. Consider one of the following featured service opportunities:
- Mechanical Instrument Demonstrator. Musical talent is not required, as the instruments are mechanical. Ideal volunteers will appreciate history and feel comfortable speaking to large groups. (Lightner Museum of Hobbies)
- Host a Supply Drive. Help one of our local nonprofits to stock up on items needed by their clients. (Betty Griffin House, Home Again St. Johns, St. Augustine Humane Society)
- Reading Tutors. Accelerate the academic success of young students by becoming a reading pal or tutor. (RSVP / INK!)
- Drivers. Support our local homebound food delivery programs. (Pie in the Sky; St. Augustine Christian Service Center; COA Meals on Wheels program).
- Thrift Shop Volunteers. Welcome customers and help stock inventory. Thrift shop retail stores raise funds for local needs. (Betty Griffin Center; Spectrum Thrift Store; Sertoma Club; Alpha Omega Miracle Home)
- Math Teacher. Instructor needed for a program serving teen mothers. (St. Gerard Campus)
- Lawn Care Pro. A volunteer or group is need to assist with a once-per-month, large-scale lawn maintenance project. (Alpha Omega Miracle Home)
- Patient/Family Support. Compassionate volunteers are needed to help with a wide array of support services offered to individuals and families. (Community Hospice & Palliative Care; Haven)
- Join the Hospital Auxiliary. Make new friends and support patients and staff in our local healthcare system through a variety of different service assignments. (Flagler Hospital)
Returning the Favor – Nominate a local “Do-Gooder”
Volunteerism is getting a boost nationally as a result of the “Returning the Favor” series hosted by actor & producer Mike Rowe. Rowe is best known for his hit show “Dirty Jobs” and as a spokesperson for skills-based vocational education. His “Returning the Favor” series has generated over 200 million views. Each episode profiles volunteers making a difference in their local community. He recently featured volunteers for “Health in the Hood,” a Miami-based nonprofit that supplies fresh vegetables to urban food deserts. Rowe encourages viewers to nominate local “do-gooders” to be featured on his show via The Returning the Favor Effect FaceBook page.
In June, Flagler Hospital held the groundbreaking ceremony for its new Flagler Health Care Village in Murabella. The health village, which will include 20,000 square feet dedicated to urgent care, advanced imaging, laboratory services, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, primary care and specialty care is anticipated to open in Summer of 2019. Additionally, plans for the site include a 25,000 square foot healthy lifestyle center with fitness, prevention and education program offerings for all ages. “As we broaden our reach into new markets, we do so with great enthusiasm. It is important for us to heal people when they are sick and also to support a healthier, more vibrant community,” said Flagler Hospital President and CEO Jason Barrett. “This includes a focus on physical health and also the emotional and economic health of area residents. Our commitment to value includes care offerings that are convenient, accessible and affordable. At the same time, we will never lose sight of Flagler Hospital’s unwavering focus on quality, which places us among the top 100 hospitals in America.”
“We appreciate the incredible support and ongoing collaboration we enjoy with all our community partners,” added Barrett. “When it comes to improving the health and well-being of St. Johns County, there is no organization with more experience or commitment than Flagler Hospital. In fact, we will celebrate 130 years of caring for our area residents, as this project comes to life in 2019.”
Visit the Volunteer Center
Interested in volunteering? Looking to increase employee morale and productivity through a team-building service opportunity? Call us today to schedule a Volunteer Center visit and one-on-one consultation. Let our friendly staff and volunteer “matchmakers” connect you with resources to help you reach your personal or professional volunteering goals. Call 904.584.9600 or email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org
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