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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Big Bend Cares and Care Point Health & Wellness Center!

Big Bend Cares and Care Point Health & Wellness Center rely on the selfless effort and dedication of volunteers to ensure the success of their programs. We want you to know that your generosity and donation of time does not go unnoticed and is very much appreciated.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please fill out the form below.

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Serene Smallwood email: ssmallwood@bigbendcares.org / 850-656-2437 ext. 224

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Volunteering Details

  • Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. No regular weekend or evening shifts, except only a few special events.
  • Minimum 2 hour shifts, but they can be scheduled as long or as frequently as fits within availability.
  • We only schedule a couple volunteers during any given time, and accept them on a rolling basis based on capacity, first come first served.
  • Volunteers who need court-mandated hours will be accepted depending on the charge, and at the discretion of the Chief Development Officer.

Event Volunteering

  • We need volunteers for special events throughout the year, including Artopia, AIDS Walk, and the Client Holiday Party.
  • These events are the only time we accept larger groups of volunteers.
  • To volunteer as a group, there will be a field to put the group name, and you’ll get info closer to the events.

What do Volunteers Do?

  • The main role for volunteers is administrative tasks and management of the front desk.
  • Every month, this includes assembly and distribution of food bags to our clients.
  • Front desk volunteers are responsible for liaising information between the public/clients and the staff.
  • Volunteers also help in other departments, from Development and Finance, to Education and Quality Control.
  • Duties include data entry, scanning documents, folding and cutting printed materials, assembling educational materials, food bags, administering surveys over phone, inventory and organization, and more.
  • There are opportunities for down time during shifts that are ideal for student volunteers, as studying is possible.
Volunteers

11/14/22: We currently have a waitlist for volunteer openings. New volunteers will be scheduled in the order they applied.

Volunteer Questionnaire

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