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Getting Involved

 

Bright Futures

HOW to help

Host a Drive

Garden

Group Volunteer

It’s Fun to Volunteer at ECHO!

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

Be a part of the ECHO team  . . . 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.

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.

Areas of Volunteer Needs

Food Pantry

Time Commitment:  1 morning per weekday @ 4-6 hours per day starting between 8:30 and 9:00AM
Responsibilities:   Greeting neighbors, helping them shop if requested, weighing outgoing food, stocking shelves,
repackaging bulk items.
To Consider:  Some heavy lifting required.  High commitment to customer service is a must. Sign Up Here Today!

Clothing Room

Time Commitment:  1 morning per weekday @ 4-6 hours per day starting between 8:30 and 9:00AM
Responsibilities:   Greeting neighbors, helping them shop if requested, packing up clothing.
To Consider:  High commitment to customer service and a love for people is a must. Sign Up Here Today!

ECHO Thrift

Time Commitment:  2-4 hours during Store hours 10am to 6pm – Tuesday thru Saturday
Responsibilities:   Receiving clothing donations, sorting clothing, 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. Sign Up Here Today!

Welcome Center

Time Commitment:  1 morning per weekday @ 5-6 hours per day starting between 8:30 and 9:00AM
Responsibilities:   Neighbor intake – administrative work, ensuring that our records are correct and paperwork is filled out correctly, in addition to working one-on-one with neighbors to help provide resources and connections.
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. Sign Up Here Today!

Facilitators (workshop presenter)

Time Commitment:  Varies, but typically 2-3 hours once a week.
Responsibilities:   Looking for subject matter experts willing to share their knowledge with neighbors.
To Consider:  Please include subjects you might be able to teach.  Especially interested in selling online, how to start a business, couponing, English as a second language, customer service skills, etc. Please feel free to offer other subjects you might be willing to teach. Sign Up Here Today!

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, filters etc.
To Consider:  This position is ideal for a task driven, self-starter. Sign Up Here Today!

Community Gardener

Time Commitment:  Seasonal – October thru June. Occurs the second Saturday of the month from 8am to 10am
Responsibilities:   Planting, weeding, and harvesting
To Consider:  Enjoys serving outdoors with an enthusiastic team
Location: 1017 Kingsway Rd, Brandon FL 33510. Sign Up Here Today!

Truck Driver

Time Commitment:  1 morning per weekday @ 3-4 hours per day starting at 8:00 or 8:30AM
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 and likes to drive. Sign Up Here Today!

ECHO Handmade Artisan

Time Commitment:   3 hours during Thrift Store hours 10am to 6pm – Tuesday thru Saturday
Responsibilities:   Cutting fabric, sewing, jewelry making, gluing or labeling
To Consider:  High commitment to quality craftsmanship is a must.  Enjoys serving on a team. Sign Up Here Today!

Advocacy Care

Time Commitment:  1 morning per weekday @ 4-5 hours per day starting at 9:00AM
Responsibilities:   Computer Proficient, Data Entry, Resource Researching on Internet. Must complete training and background check.
To Consider:  Will be assisting neighbors in crisis – Must be empathetic and have active listening skills. In most cases you will be working one on one with our neighbors. Sign Up Here Today!

Back to Work Job Coach

Time Commitment:  1 morning per weekday @ 4-5 hours per day starting at 9:00AM
Responsibilities:   Computer Proficient, Data Entry, Job Coaching
To Consider:  You’ll be assisting neighbors with resume creation/editing, filling out job applications, improving interview skills and connecting neighbors with employment opportunities. Sign Up Here Today!

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.

 

Mia is just one of the many children whose parents come to ECHO Food Bank

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