Getting Involved

 

Bright Futures

HOW to help

Host a Drive

Community Garden

Group Volunteer

It’s Fun to Volunteer at ECHO!

We always need enthusiastic volunteers to serve and make it possible for the many families who need to be helped with your time and talent.

Come volunteer with us!

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities in the Brandon and Riverview surrounding areas?  There is always a need for volunteers.  ECHO needs people who are excited to volunteer so that we can help as many families in our area as possible.  Are you ready to be a volunteer?  We have something for everyone to do.

If you have never volunteered with ECHO before, you must attend a brief New Volunteer Orientation before your first time volunteering.  Typically, orientations are offered once a month at our office located at 507 N. Parsons Ave. Brandon, FL 33510. Once you register to volunteer, you will be notified when an orientation date becomes available.

Areas of Volunteer Needs

Food Pantry

Time Commitment:  1 day per week @ 4-6 hours per day

Responsibilities:   Greeting clients, helping them shop if requested, weighing outgoing food, stocking shelves, packaging staples

To Consider:  Some heavy lifting required.  High commitment to customer service is a must.

Clothing Room

Time Commitment:  1 day per week @ 4-6 per day

Responsibilities:   Greeting clients, helping them shop if requested, packing up clothing and small household items.

To Consider:  High commitment to customer service and a love for people is a must.

Donation Room

Time Commitment:  1 day per week @ 4-6 per day

Responsibilities:   Greeting donors, labeling and hanging up clothing.

To Consider:  High commitment to customer service is a must.  This room is ideal for a task oriented individual who enjoys working on a team

Welcome Center

Time Commitment:  1 day per week @ 5-6 per day

Responsibilities:   Client intake

To Consider:  Must be comfortable and proficient on a computer.  Must complete an 8 hour database training, and submit to a background check.  High commitment to customer service is a must.  This room is ideal for someone with high computer skills

Classroom Assistant

Time Commitment:  1 day per week @ 3-4 per day

Responsibilities:   Tutoring GED students, conducting mock interviews, or facilitating a small group.

To Consider:  This is a very hands on service opportunity.  You will become attached to our students, yet you must be able to maintain strong boundaries and not enter the volunteer arena with a savior complex.  Must possess expertise in the classroom topic.

Handyman

Time Commitment:  1 day per week @ 1-3 hours per day

Responsibilities:   Completing small maintenance tasks around the ECHO campus such as painting, hanging photos, replacing light bulbs and filters

To Consider:  This position is ideal for a task driven, self-starter

Community Gardener

Time Commitment:  1 day per month @ 2 hours

Responsibilities:   Planting, weeding, and harvesting

To Consider:  Enjoys serving outdoors with an enthusiastic team

Truck Driver

Time Commitment:  1 day per week @ 2-3 hours per day

Responsibilities:   Picks up donations from consignment shops and grocery stores.

To Consider:  May require some heavy lifting.  Ideal for an individual who does not mind serving alone.

ECHO Handmade Artisan

Time Commitment:  1 day per week @ 3 hours

Responsibilities:   Cutting fabric, sewing, jewelry making, gluing or labeling

To Consider:  High commitment to quality craftsmanship is a must.  Enjoys serving on a team.  

Are you interested in hosting a drive for us?

We have flyers to get your started. Sign up online or give us a call at 813.685.0935 ext. 8002

We love to know if you are hosting a drive for us.

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Gift of Hope Sign Up

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NOV

Casino Night

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Nov

Common Table

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Funds donated in excess of need will help us continue to serve the hungry and vulnerable in our community, throughout the year. Echo of Brandon, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization. A copy of the official registration (CH15550) and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state 1-800-435-7352. Registration doesn’t imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. Gifts to ECHO are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.