Social Services And Community Projects
BEAM is a community based organization serving low income residents in Jacksonville's beaches communities and relying heavily on community support to assist our neighbors in time of need. We envision a future in which no beaches resident goes hungry or is haunted by the fear of eviction.
Beaches Habitat for Humanity partners with families and individuals in the Jacksonville Beaches community to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Recognizing the importance of education in empowering people to build strength, stability and independence, Beaches Habitat also offers college scholarships, after-school tutoring, and incentives for academic excellence to our homeowners and their families. Through financial support, volunteering and lending a voice in support affordable housing, everyone can help families to build better lives for themselves.
Those who are interested in helping with New Home Construction projects may be asked to frame, paint, landscape, shingle or participate in other activities. No construction skills are necessary, however, safety standards require that all volunteers are at least 16 years of age if they wish to participate. Staff and Crew Leaders will be on site to train volunteers in the various duties.
Please visit http://www.beacheshabitat.org/volunteerpolicies/ for detailed information on what to wear, what to bring, etc.
All volunteers must either sign up online or email email@example.com prior to volunteering.
The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide services to anyone in need, regardless of race or religion; to advocate justice, human dignity and quality of life; and to call all people to join in these efforts; thereby reflecting the compassion of God in Christ.
The mission of Changing Homelessness is to guide the community effort to prevent and end homelessness by providing leadership, advocacy, support, standards, and funding. Changing Homelessness conducts a downtown street count on the fourth Tuesday of every month. This count helps to collect accurate data and encourage those experiencing homelessness to begin or continue a housing plan. Volunteers are put in small groups that reach out to individuals downtown to complete a survey.
For those interested in volunteering, please contact Rebecca Entwistle, Community Outreach and Development Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-352-2828.
Children’s Home Society (CHS) was founded in 1902 with the mission to build bridges to success for children, a vision of a world where children realize their potential, and the goal to provide opportunities for healthy family development. Children’s Home Society aims to break the generational cycle of abuse and neglect through three key program focus areas: Prevention, Intervention, and Community services. Locally, the Northeast Florida office serves more than 3,000 children and families every day in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties through more than 20 programs including case management for dependents in foster care, Community Partnership Schools working to provide services for children in four local area public schools, outpatient therapy, and adoptions.
Volunteers with Children’s Home Society can help out with grounds maintenance and beautification or sorting and organizing donation items so the program staff can distribute much needed clothes, toiletries, and supplies to our children and families.
For those interested in volunteering, please contact Kerri Cook, Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com
City Rescue Mission, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation that provides food, clothing, shelter, emergency services and residential recovery programs to homeless men, women, and women with children.
The Clara White mission is to prevent and reduce homelessness through advocacy, housing, job training, employment and working in partnership with the community.
Community Health Outreach is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to providing accessible, free, and quality emergency Dental and Primary Medical care services at the Healing Hands Clinic.
Downtown Ecumenical Services Council - DESC - was founded in 1981 by churches in urban Jacksonville to provide emergency assistance to people in need.
ElderSource serves as the focal point to which elders, adults with disabilities, caregivers, Northeast Florida seniors and the general public can receive information, referral, assistance and answers on all aging issues.
Empowerment Resources Inc. (ERI) provides programming for children and their parents that builds personal resiliency through education, awareness, and hands-on discovery.
Family Promise of Jacksonville is a non-profit, interfaith hospitality network providing temporary assistance, hospitality and case management for families with children experiencing homelessness.
Through community-based care, FSS provides services and programs to help prevent child abuse and neglect, to promote a healthy family environment and to care for our community's children in foster care
Feeding Northeast Florida (FNEFL) feeds local children & families, seniors and veterans that struggle to put food on the table. We're committed to providing a first-class volunteer experience that is not limited to traditional food banking. As we grow, we will rely on volunteers to play key roles in operations, distribution, fundraising and keeping us innovative.
Gabriel House of Care is an affordable extended-stay hospital hospitality house for caregivers and cancer and organ transplant patients receiving medical care away from home.
Goodwill® strives to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by helping people reach their full potential through education, skills training and the power of work.
The Guardian ad Litem Program's sole mission is to advocate for the best interests of dependent children.
HabiJax (Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville) is one of the largest non-profit affordable housing builders in Duval County, having provided homeownership opportunities and other housing services to more than 2,300 families.
The HabiJax Construction team needs volunteers on construction sites to assist with projects in house wrap, vinyl siding, window installation, caulking, painting and landscaping. No prior experience is necessary and both individual volunteers and group volunteers are welcome.
Ongoing opportunities are available Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p .m. Volunteers should arrive at 7:45 a.m. at the HabiJax Main Office located at 2404 Hubbard St. Jacksonville, FL 32206 and park in the parking lot across the street. After checking in, volunteers will drive to HabiJax construction sites in a nearby neighborhood. There will be a break from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., however, lunch is not provided.
Please pre-register at https://habijax.org/volunteer/ and contact Anya Denbow, Community Engagement Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-209-6676 with any questions.
The HabiJax ReStores are home improvement retail outlets where new and refurbished building materials, cabinets, appliances, furniture, lighting, and accessories are sold to the public at reduced prices. Proceeds from the store go towards the homebuilding program.
HabiJax ReStores depend on enthusiastic volunteers to assist with sorting and organizing donations, helping customers, and arranging merchandise. No prior experience is necessary and both individual volunteers and group volunteers are welcome. Ongoing opportunities are available Monday through Saturday, with two shift options offered at both locations: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Volunteers may sign up for one or both shifts and should arrive 15 minutes prior to the shift start time. HabiJax ReStores will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1
Please pre-register at https://habijax.org/restore/volunteer/ and contact Gabrielle Bellamy, Community Engagement Coordinator at email@example.com or 904-209-6645 with any questions.
The two HabiJax ReStores are located at 5800 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32207 and 6260 103rd St. Jacksonville, FL 32210. Parking is available in the store parking lot.
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Haven Hospice is a non-profit, community hospice providing the gold standard in hospice services and programs for over 35 years. These programs and services are all-encompassing and provide assistance with the physical, medical, emotional, and spiritual challenges associated with advanced illnesses.
Heartland Hospice provides care to patients wherever they call home: in the house they've lived in for years, a skilled nursing center, an assisted living facility or independent living facility.
The Justice Coalition works hard to reach out to victims, the community, law enforcement, legislators, the faith-based organizations and local officials.
Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida is a faith-based social service ministry focused on improving the quality of life for people in need in the Jacksonville, FL, area.
Mission House was created, and is the only day facility to help meet the needs of the homeless adults at the beaches through compassion, faith and programs designed to provide assistance at an individual level.
Quigley House is a comprehensive Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center serving the Clay County Area in Northeast Florida.
River Garden Senior Services is a not-for-profit, mission-driven agency sponsored by the organized Jacksonville Jewish Community.
Since 1988 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville has provided a "home away from home" for over 33,000 families who utilize Jacksonville's hospitals and medical facilities for treatment of trauma, premature births, cancer, cardiac conditions and other specialty pediatric diagnoses.
Rethreaded is a social entrepreneurship that is breaking the cycle of the sex trade by offering viable and creative work to those affected by the sex trade (i.e. human trafficking prostitution, drug addiction, and pornography and strip clubs).
Sulzbacher Center is Northeast Florida's largest provider of comprehensive services for homeless men, women and children
The VITAS healthcare hospice care and palliative services provide comfort to patients and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness.
Carefully designed to support and empower women, the programs and services offered by the Women's Center of Jacksonville focus on nurturing the mind, body and spirit.
World Relief Jacksonville serves two vulnerable people groups in our city: Refugees and Victims of Human Trafficking, while also advocating for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.