Volunteer Community Service Opportunities in Brandon
No experience necessary! At ECHO, anyone can volunteer and make a difference.
Are you new to the area? Do you want to get more involved in Brandon Community Service?
Please review all volunteer opportunities below prior to sending an email.
Volunteer Brandon FL
An in-depth listing of ways to volunteer or serve at ECHO of Brandon. Click on the + to learn more below:
- Listing of Volunteer Openings
- Part Time Volunteer at the Center
Shifts are scheduled from either 8:30 am to 12:30 pm or 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday thru Friday.
Regular weekly volunteers:
There are 4 regular weekly positions:
Clothing Sorter: works in the donation center to receive the donations. They provide the donor with a receipt and monthly newsletter. Other responsibilities include conducting daily clothing inventory to decide what types of clothing are needed. Sorting donations received. Deliver needed clothing to hanging area.
Clothing Hanger/Client Check-out: hangs the clothes received from the clothing sorter and places them on the appropriate clothing rack. Other responsibilities include straightening the clothes, assisting the clients and checking them out when they have finished selecting their items.
Food Bank Volunteer in Brandon: receives and re-packages incoming food. May also be responsible for picking up donated food from various locations. In addition, the food pantry worker stocks the pantry shelves, fills incoming orders and assists the clients with taking food to their cars
Administrative helper: a variety of administrative duties such as data entry, answering the phone, filing and project work
- Special Events/Projects Volunteers
Throughout the year, E.C.H.O. holds special events and projects that also require volunteer assistance. Duties on these projects can range from serving on a committee, planning, working at the event or just helping us spread the news throughout the community. Some of the events include: Children’s Fashion Show, Feed the Bay, Postal Food Drive, Various Fundraisers.
- Hold a Fundraiser
We are so pleased that many individuals or groups wish to hold fundraisers for ECHO.
Fundraiser information sheet coming soon.
- Hold a Food Drive
ECHO serves over 16,000 area residents each year. As a result, our pantry often runs low between scheduled food drives. Your group can conduct a drive and help gather food such as non-perishable items including canned vegetables, macaroni and cheese and peanut butter and jelly.
ECHO also provides basic necessities, so there is always a need for items such as toiletries, shoes, socks and underwear.
Simply check with us as to what is most needed at the time you want to hold your drive.
- Adopt a Thrift Sale
Each month ECHO holds up to three Thrift Sales on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Your group can adopt one of the Thrift Sales and be responsible for setting up, working during the sale and tearing down after the sale. Supervision is provided.
- Work at the Community Garden
ECHO is fortunate to be the recipient of fresh produce from the Winthrop Community Garden located at Winthrop Town Centre in Riverview. Your group can pick a Saturday and work the garden. This would include weeding, watering and harvesting. Supervision is provided.
- Postal Food Drive
In addition to the above, ECHO needs volunteers to help with the Postal Food Drive which is held on the second Saturday in May.
- Brandon Gift Of Hope
Volunteers needed to assist with collection and sorting of donated items at the Brandon Gift of Hope Tent. 216 N. Parsons Avenue, Brandon, FL 33510. Bilingual/Multilingual speakers needed. Ability to lift and carry heavy items helpful. Male volunteers also desired.
- Kit Projects
Since Volunteer Groups are a stronghold of ECHO’s success in the community, we have put together a few “Kit Projects” that make it easy for groups to participate in community service in Brandon:
Hurricane Kit: Given to families after a hurricane
• Flashlight with batteries
• Small transistor radio
• Bottled water
• Food (crackers and cheese, peanut butter, etc.)
• Small cooler (this is an ideal package for all items in the kit)
Children’s Kit: Given to children visiting ECHO with parents
• Fun colorful toothbrush
• Small tube of toothpaste (kids flavor is great)
• 2 packages of fruit snacks
• Little toy (bouncy balls are great)
• Place all items in small bag tied with a ribbon
Homeless Kit: Given to homeless individuals visiting ECHO
• Backpacks or small durable carrying bags
• A note or verse of encouragement
• Can opener
• Bugs spray
• Toothbrush and toothpaste
• Extra small box or small ziploc bags of laundry soap
• Small hand towel