Guide to Giving

John Murphy Puts His Organizational and People Skills to Work at All Faiths Food Bank

In just the first half of 2019, Murphy had volunteered 725 hours.

09/02/2019 By Olivia Letts

Guide to Giving

Jay Traverso Found a Passion For Habitat for Humanity

“You get so lucky, there comes a time where you need to give back,” he says.

09/02/2019 By Hanna Powers


Nominate Now for Sarasota Magazine's 2019 Volunteer of the Year!

Please take a moment to tell us about a volunteer in your organization who deserves special recognition.


Volunteer Heroes

These Volunteers Help Make Sarasota a Better Place

Four men and women who inspire.

08/29/2018 By Staff


2015 Volunteer of the Year

Sarasota Magazine's 2015 Volunteer of the Year is retired teacher Ruthie Maass, who founded the Rockin' Reader program.

09/01/2015 By Hannah Wallace


Volunteer of the Year: Sarasota Dolphin Research Program's Nigel Mould

Our Volunteer of the Year helps keep local environmental organizations afloat.

08/26/2014 By Hannah Wallace


Volunteer of the Year: Harriett Palotto

Sarasota Magazine's 2013 Volunteer of the Year: Harriet Palloto.

09/02/2013 By Hannah Wallace