Volunteer Power

Volunteer Help Spikes During the Holidays, but Local Nonprofits Rely on It Year-Round

"Ninety-eight percent of our power relies on volunteer labor,” says Victoria Hasselbring, manager of donor stewardship at All Faiths Food Bank

11/20/2023 By Kim Doleatto


The Demand for Local Volunteers Often Exceeds the Supply

Our unpaid workforce hasn’t completely bounced back from the pandemic’s upheaval.

06/28/2023 By Jim DeLa

Hurricane Heroes

These Sarasotans Stepped Up to Help Their Neighbors After Hurricane Ian

We asked our readers to share their hurricane heroes. Here are their responses.

11/04/2022 By Isaac Eger

Hurricane Ian

How to Help People in Florida Affected by Hurricane Ian

Check out this list of local and national organizations mobilizing to help those who suffered most.

10/03/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Gift Guide

Father's Day Gifts For the 'Do-Gooder' Dad

This year, we've put together an extra special gift guide for the Sarasota dad who wants to give back.

05/24/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis


Florida State Parks Foundation Recognizes Volunteer Contributions

The recognitions include volunteers in Sarasota-Manatee.

04/07/2022 By Staff

The giving season

Christmas Gift Drive Organizers Say It Can Be a Struggle to Serve Teens

It may be more fun to buy a shiny toy fire engine than earbuds, but Christmas gifts are important for older children, as well.

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto


Conservation Foundation Honors 2021 Volunteer of the Year, Partner of the Year

Rob Harlan and Susan Lowy Harlan received the Conservation Partner of the Year award, and Rich and Jane Huhn received the Volunteer of the Year award.

10/28/2021 By Staff


Eleven Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Young people can improve their community this summer by giving back and gain new skills along the way.

03/24/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

Sertoma Club of Greater Sarasota Opens First Permanent Location in 60 Years

The service group was established in 1956.

03/10/2020 By Staff

Say thanks

Nonprofits Looking for Volunteer Help This Thanksgiving

Both HOPE for North Port and Meals on Wheels Sarasota say they could use some help on Thanksgiving.

11/21/2019 By Shelby Schwartz


The Ringling Seeks Docents

Docent training runs March 2020 through February 2021.

09/23/2019 By Staff


Venice Man Honored for Volunteer Work with Investment Education Nonprofit

Phil Crocker was recently recognized for his volunteer service with BetterInvesting.

07/20/2018 By Staff


Sarasota Attorney Receives Rare Boy Scouts Honor

Bradley Ellis was recently selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award from the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America.

06/01/2018 By Staff


Nonprofit Hosts Food, Craft Beer Festival

The Sertoma Club of Greater Sarasota is hosting its second annual My Hometown Fest from noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday, April 15.

04/10/2017 By staff


Nonprofit Leader Elected to National Board of Directors

Sertoma Club of Greater Sarasota member Tim Self was recently elected to serve as a director at large on Sertoma Inc.’s national board of directors.

10/13/2016 Research by staff


From the Editor: Sarasota Magazine's 2013 Guide to Giving

Pam Daniel on the gift of self.

09/02/2013 By Megan McDonald