Volunteer

Involvement with IMPOWER can be a rewarding experience. By becoming a volunteer or intern, participating in a group project or hosting a wish list drive for our clients, you are not only giving back to the community, you are sending a message to IMPOWER clients that someone cares. Often times, this message can be the catalyst for change that will last a lifetime.

Given the wide variety of services IMPOWER provides, you should be able to find the level of involvement that interests you. Whether you are interested in on-going weekly volunteer work, seasonal involvement or a one-time project, we are happy to have you as part of the IMPOWER family.

For more information about volunteering, please contact Amber Bachura, Development/Volunteer Coordinator at (407) 215.0095 x215 or abachura@impowerfl.org.

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  1. Ongoing Individual Volunteer Opportunities
    IMPOWER has volunteer positions to meet every level of time commitment and experience. Opportunities may include but are not limited to:

    • “The Village” Volunteer (Transitional Housing Program for young adults who have “aged out” of the foster care system):
      • Welcome Home Volunteer: Help program staff ready a new resident bedroom prior to their move-in date.  This would include cleaning, moving furniture, and decorating a room.
      • Tutoring: Tutors are needed to assist youth in a variety of subject areas and/or in preparation for GED testing. Most tutoring is done during weekend and evening hours.
      • Life Skills Training: Help organize and/or host monthly life-skills training courses for youth who have aged out of foster care.  Possible subjects are budgeting, cooking, job skills, fitness, etc.  Classes are approximately an hour long once a week.
      • Facilities Volunteer: Help repair and maintain The Village so it feels like home for the residents.
    • Special Event Volunteers: Throughout the year, IMPOWER hosts fundraising and recognition events for our clients. Volunteers are needed to help plan and organize these events as well as assist with day of activities.
      • Serve as a Table Captain: Help us share our mission and host a table at our annual breakfast.
      • Auction Item Facilitator: Aid development staff in soliciting auction items for fundraising events.
    • Office/Clinic Assistants: Assist with various administrative tasks in our program offices to include data entry, filing, greeting clients, answering phones, etc.
    • IMPOWER Ambassador: Represent IMPOWER at community fairs and events by educating the public about the important work that we do.
    • Donations Volunteer: Help sort and organize all incoming donated items at various locations to help them get into the hands of our clients sooner.
    • Adoption Match Event Volunteer: Assist with activity stations or help organize an event for children and families to connect and potentially find a forever family match.

    Note: Because of our commitment to client confidentiality, volunteers working in our offices with our clients must attend orientation, complete a criminal background check, and possibly attend additional volunteer training.

  2. Ongoing Group Volunteer Opportunities
    IMPOWER offers corporate, civic, church and other groups the opportunities to work together to create change. Some ideas for a group projects include:

    • Adopt and set up a bedroom for a new resident at The Village, our transitional housing program for homeless and/or former foster youth
    • Sort donations and assist with assembly of backpacks, care packages, etc.
    • Host and prepare a holiday meal for the young adults at The Village
    • Serve as an elf and wrap holiday gifts during our Holiday Hero’s Campaign (December)
    • Provide crafts and activities for children and adoptive families at adoption recruitment events (Brevard County)
    • Assist with spring or fall clean-up projects (grounds clean up, washing windows, etc.)
    • Adopt and remodel a therapy room
    • Organize a wish list donation drive

    If you are interested in a group project or have an idea for a project not listed, please contact us at info@impowerfl.org

  3. Internships & Service Learning
    IMPOWER offers internships for students interested in developing their skills and talents. Interns gain hands-on experience and have the opportunity to earn academic credit. We offer internships in Information Technology, Social Work (Bachelor’s Level), Life Skills Training Curriculum, Graphic Design, Human Resources, Marketing/Communications, Event Planning and more. For more information on available internships, email interest and completed application to info@impowerfl.org.

    IMPOWER further offers Service Learning opportunities for students seeking actively enrolled in credit bearing academic programs. To download a list of available opportunities, click here.

    To download a volunteer/intern application (PDF), click here.