Volunteerism in Orlando

There is a lot you can do on an Orlando vacation, and that includes helping others. There are hundreds of organizations in the Orlando area that need volunteers. If you'd like to add a bit of philanthropy to your fun Orlando vacation, take a look at these volunteer opportunities in Orlando. Spread the smiles!

Orlando Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities to volunteer in Orlando are abundant. Here is a list of organizations that need volunteers divided by category.

Children & Family 

A Gift For Teaching, (407) 318-3123, A Gift For Teaching works to ensure that underprivileged students in Orlando have the basic tools necessary to succeed in school and life.

B.A.S.E. Camp Candlelighters Children's Cancer Foundation/Central Florida Candlelighters, (407) 673-5060, B.A.S.E Camp provides a year-round base of support for children and families who are facing the challenge of living with cancer and other life-threatening hematological illnesses.  

BETA Center, (407) 277-1942 x113, BETA Center's mission is to give children and parents the knowledge and support needed for strong and healthy families, with a focus on teen moms and at-risk families.

Big Brothers & Big Sisters, (407) 478-2996, Big Brothers & Big Sisters improves the lives of children through professionally supported one-on-one mentoring relationships with measurable impact.

The Boggy Creek Gang, (352) 483-4200, The Boggy Creek Gang enriches the lives of children who have chronic or life-threatening illnesses by creating camping experiences that are memorable, exciting and empowering.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, (407) 841-6855, The Club inspires and enables all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

Catholic Charities, (407) 658-1818, Catholic Charities provides vital social services to people in need, regardless of their religious, social or economic backgrounds.

Central Florida Children's Home, Inc., (407) 277-7441, The Central Florida Children's Home cares for abandoned, neglected and abused children between the ages of 3 and 18, and is dedicated to creating a nurturing, fostering environment that helps these children grow into responsible and productive adults.

Central Florida Miracle League, Inc., (407) 619-0280, The Central Florida Miracle League helps children with disabilities build self-worth, overcome boundaries and achieve their dreams by participating in America's past-time: baseball.

Central Florida YMCA, (407) 896-9220, The Central Florida YMCA offers a variety of programs and services to members and the community. The programs are designed to promote the development of spirit, mind and body. They promote fitness, positive values and behavior.

Central Florida Kiwanis Club Foundation, (407) 353-5321, Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers committed to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

Child Rescue Network, Inc., (877) 209-5437 ext. 81, Child Rescue Network is dedicated to protecting children. Through private donations and corporate sponsorships CRN offers a variety of free community outreach programs and family advocacy services.

Children's Home Society of Florida, (321) 397-3000, Children's Home Society of Florida delivers a unique spectrum of social services designed to protect children at risk of abuse, neglect or abandonment.

Children's Rights Foundation, Inc., (407) 834-9797, The Children's Rights Foundation promotes and encourages an abuse-free environment for children. 

Child Watch of North America, (407) 290-5100, Child Watch of North America works with parents and children to prevent abductions through the distribution of the Kidguard Safety Program. This program includes photo ID cards complete with a child's vital information.

Edgewood Children's Ranch, (407) 295-2464, The Edgewood Children's Ranch rehabilitates at-risk youth and their families.

Every Kid Outreach (EKO), (407) 629-4507, EKO hosts programs and special events to teach and promote positive values while encouraging its young participants to break cyclical barriers and become successful and productive members of the community.

Freedom Ride, Inc., (407) 293-0411, Freedom Ride provides therapeutic riding to adults and children ages 4 and older with learning and physical disabilities.

Give Kids the World, 1-800-995-5437, Give Kids the World provides week-long vacations to children from around the world who have life-threatening illnesses and want to visit Orlando's world-famous attractions. 

The Golden Rule Foundation, (407) 647-4047, The Golden Rule Foundation inspires children to better themselves and the world through service-learning projects that enhance academic achievement, self-esteem and the value of community involvement.

Hi-Tech Tutoring Center, Inc., (407) 872-1200, Hi-Tech Tutoring is dedicated to providing a highly-needed social service to at-risk, educationally-deficient students.

House of Hope, (407) 843-8686, House of Hope is a non-denominational Christian home for troubled teenagers ages 12 to 18.

The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families, (321) 841-8285, Howard Phillips is a center of excellence helping children, healing families and strengthening communities.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando, (407) 645-5933, The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando provides the resources, planning and commitment necessary to promote Jewish identity and strengthen Jewish life in Orlando.

Make a Wish Foundation of Central & Northern Florida, (407) 622-4673, Make-a-Wish Foundations grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

The Mustard Seed, (407) 875-2040, The Mustard Seed Furniture and Clothing Bank provides household goods, furniture, clothing, toys and books to those who have suffered from natural and personal disaster.

S.T.A.R.S of West Orange (Supplies To Assist Our Students), (407) 292-3559, S.T.A.R.S. provides back-to-school supplies to economically disadvantaged elementary school children in west Orange County.

Teen Challenge of Florida, Inc. (407) 330-9600, Teen Challenge helps at-risk youth become whole and live productive lives in society.

Variety Club of Orlando, Inc., (407) 422-5437, Variety Club helps individuals to become whole and to live productive lives in society. 

Winter Park Day Nursery, (407) 647-0505, The Winter Park Day Nursery builds stronger communities by providing high-quality, affordable child care and preschool education to working families.  

Homeless & Needy Service Organizations

Central Florida Family Health Center, Inc., These centers establish, maintain and specialize in the delivery of primary health care services and preventive education services to the community.

Central Florida Woman's Resource Center, Inc., (407) 628-3700, The Central Florida Women's Resource Center supports the community by identifying, impacting and supporting women's social, educational, health, political, economic, spiritual and artistic issues.

Christian HELP Foundation, (407) 834-4022, Christian HELP is devoted to preventing homelessness by helping the unemployed find jobs while providing for them materially and spiritually.

Coalition for the Homeless, Inc., (407) 426-1250, The Coalition is the largest provider of homeless services in Orlando, helping those in hopeless situations re-establish themselves.

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, (407) 857-0659, Goodwill provides vocational and job placement services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

Hands On Orlando, (407) 740-8652, Hands On identifies, plans, manages and leads high-quality volunteer projects that engage thousands individuals, families, groups and companies in meaningful hands-on experiences.  

Orlando Union Rescue Mission, (407) 422-4855, The Orlando Union Rescue Mission serves the primary need of the homeless by providing hot meals, clean clothing and safe shelter. 

The Salvation Army, (407) 423-8581, The Salvation Army helps those in need with comprehensive services for families, children and adults, while also providing spiritual guidance. 

Total Restoration Transformation Center, Inc., (321) 276-0322, The Transformation Center provides food, shelter, clothing, and other resources to help the homeless rebuild their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. 

United Way - Heart of Florida United Way, (407) 835-0900,  The United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.

Women's Residential & Counseling Center, Inc., (407) 425-2502,  The Women's Residential & Counseling Center is a transitional living facility for working single women and mothers with children.

Food Banks

Catholic Charities, (407) 658-1818, Catholic Charities improves the lives of individuals and families to strengthen the community. 

Coalition for the Homeless, Inc., (407) 426-1250, The Coalition is the largest provider of homeless services in Orlando helping those in hopeless situations re-establish themselves.

The Salvation Army, (407) 423-8581, The Salvation Army helps those in need with comprehensive services for families, children, and adults, while also providing spiritual guidance.

Second Harvest Food Bank, (407) 295-1066, Second Harvest collects, stores and distributes donated food to more than 450 nonprofit partner agencies in Orlando.

Total Restoration Transformation Center, Inc., (321) 276-0322, The Transformation Center provides food, shelter, clothing and other resources to help the homeless rebuild their lives and achieve self-sufficiency.   

Health & Safety Organizations

American Heart Association, (407) 481-6300, The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency that builds healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

American Red Cross of Central Florida, (407) 894-4141, The American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Easter Seals Florida, (407) 629-7881, Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 80 years.

Harbor House of Central Florida Spouse Abuse, Inc., (407) 886-2856, The Harbor House provides abused spouses with guidance, shelter and a chance at recovery for a new beginning.

Hispanic Health Initiatives, 1-866-377-2583, HHI educates and connects medically under-served families with health education and services in the community.

Hubbard House, (407) 649-6886, Hubbard House serves as "a home away from home" for the families of patients in the critical care areas of Orlando Health hospitals. 

Lighthouse Central Florida, (407) 898-2483, Lighthouse offers comprehensive vision rehabilitation services to Orlando residents of all ages with low vision or blindness.

Mended Hearts #296 Orlando, 1-888-432-7899, Mended Hearts partners with hospitals and cardiac rehabilitation centers to offer services through visiting programs, support group meetings and educational forums for heart disease patients, families and their caregivers.

Perry Pavilion At Orlando Regional Sand Lake Hospital, (321) 842-8844, The Perry Pavilion offers families the opportunity to remain close to loved ones during serious medical situations requiring prolonged hospital stays at Orlando Regional Sand Lake Hospital. 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida, (407) 581-1289, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida finds, creates and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children and families.

Shepherd's Hope, Inc., (407) 876-6699, Shepherd's Hope establishes facilities that provide free medical care to working persons and their families who do not have health insurance through their work place.  

Specialized Treatment, Education and Prevention Services, (407) 522-2144, This service offers comprehensive substance abuse prevention, intervention, education and treatment services to women, men, and their children.  

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida, Inc., (407) 852-3300, UCP provides support, education and therapy to the disabled and their families.

United Way - Heart of Florida United Way, (407) 835-0900, The United Way mproves people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.

Women's Residential & Counseling Center, Inc., (407) 425-2502, The Center is a transitional living facility for working single women and mothers with children.

Animal Charities & Organizations

A New Beginning Pet Care and Rescue, (407) 251-5458, A New Beginning provides safe, temporary housing and medical care, as needed, to rescued pets until permanent placement with new families can be found. 

Pet Rescue by Judy, (407) 302-4497, Pet Rescue By Judy is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to rescue cats and dogs, and housing rescued animals in private homes until they find loving homes.

The SPCA of Central Florida, (407) 351-7722, The Society is Orlando's oldest and largest animal welfare agency.


Clean the World, Inc., (407) 574-8353 ext. 112, Clean the World's mission is about: Recycling Soap. Saving Lives. 

Keep Orlando Beautiful, (407) 246-2752, Keep Orlando Beautiful empowers individuals to take greater responsibility for enhancing their community environment through litter prevention, waste reduction/recycling and beautification. 

Other Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando, (407) 648-4567 ext 402, Habitat bring together families in need and volunteers of all faiths to enhance lives by building homes, strengthening neighborhoods and improving the community. 

Latino Leadership, Inc., (407) 895.0801 ext 102, Latino Leadership is the largest enrichment service-providing Hispanic organization in Orlando.  

New Hope Center, Inc., (407) 331-3059, New Hope Center is a specialized community resource for grief and loss, which recognizes that illness and death are a part of life.

Recovery House of Central Florida, (407) 323-5857, Recovery House provides effective, affordable alcohol and substance abuse treatment for those with limited resources. 

Red Chair Project, (407) 872-2382, The Red Chair Project is a public service designed to increase participation in the Orlando arts and cultural community by building awareness.

United Arts of Central Florida, Inc., (407) 628-0333, United Arts of Central Florida is a dynamic collaboration of businesses, governments, foundations, arts and cultural organizations, school districts, artists and individuals.  


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