Volunteer Services of Manatee County, Inc.
Volunteer Opps
Cornhole Classic
Tidewell Hospice
Westminster Manor
Exchange Students
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We recommend you check out GREAT teen service initiatives too:
The Manatee
Youth Commission
Now accepting applications!

The Red Cross
Youth Corps

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How to Create a Service Portfolio
Don't forget to keep your own record of ALL
your service in a
Service Portfolio.  
What is a service portfolio?
A notebook which you keep track of EVERYTHING you do with detailed information
. This is a crucial part of your volunteer experience.
Even when you sign-in somewhere, have school forms completed or get a letter from the organization you help ... be sure to keep the same records for yourself.
Your Service Portfolio should consist of all (or most) of the following information:
Name of Volunteer Project 
Location of Project 
Date(s)  Time(s) 

Description of what you did as a volunteer.

List any leadership positions you may have held.

Materials from event.
Pictures of you
volunteering at event

Copies of emails regarding event / Correspondence 

Name of Volunteer
Contact / Coordinator


Their email
and phone number
You may even want towrite about the volunteer experience: about what you liked, didn't like, why you thought it was meaningful, what you may have learned
about yourself or your community.  
This will help you in the future when you are applying for scholarships/awards.
Hundreds of applications require essays and reflections
about passed volunteer experiences.

Service Portfolios are not required but they become a great resource for you when you are researching service scholarships and awards. Please always be responsible for your service experience. 
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Bradenton, FL 34209
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Volunteer Opportunities!
Cornhole Classic at McKechnie
NEXT Sunday! May 5th

The Kiwanis Club of Bradenton needs volunteers to help out with their Cornhole Classic at McKechnie Field on Saturday, May 5th. Volunteers will be provided with lunch and drink vouchers.

If any ManaTEENS would like to help out they can sign up at:

Click on find an event and enter the e-mail address of wiley_nina@yahoo.com. Then click on Kiwanis Club of Bradenton and the various assignments and time slots will appear.


Tidewell Hospice - Thrift Shop
Tidewell Hospice is looking for volunteers (14 and older) to help at their Bradenton Treasures Thrift Store, particularly during the summer months (but now is OK too!).
The ManaTEENs really helped out last summer!!!

Please contact Stacy Groff at sgroff@tidewell.org or call 941-552-5945. One hour of training is required- flexible days/times/hours!! Yay!


Westminster Manor of Bradenton
Westminster Manor in downtown Bradenton is looking for teen volunteers to help with all kinds of various activities. Flexible scheduling with an opportunity to get lots of service hours and engage in something meaningful :o)

If you are interested call Karrie Richmond at 748-4161 Ex. 263!



Hi, ManaTEENs and family volunteers! We got an awesome tour of the Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (SMART) Facility! What a neat place! We have known about their agency for many years but never had the
opportunity to truly see all the wonderful things they do :o) If you are looking for a great volunteer experience this summer (or right now!) check them out! They have opportunities to fit anyone's schedule and interests!

Call or email Diana Stabb , You'll be happy you did! :o)
941-322-2000, Diana@smartriders.org  


Kids Camp at Art Center Manatee

KidsCamp at Art Center Manatee is recruiting volunteers! This is a great opportunity! June 10th - August 9th! Design your own schedule!

To sign up call email Slade Nash at slade@artcentermanatee.org
Looking for host families!

July 6 - 31 Education First exchange student company will be bringing French and Spanish students to the Bradenton/Sarasota Area. They need families to host the 50 students. Host families will earn 60 community service hours. You can also earn travel credits with our EF tours division so you can travel too!

Host families get to pick the student they host! EF does not just hand you a student. They match students to your family based on your families life style and hobbies. You can even pick age and gender.

What are the host families responsibilities?
Host families provide the student a bed, 3 meals a day and transportation to EF led weekly field trips. Host families can join EF on the field trips. Some of the fun they have planned is Livingston's for Go Karts and arcade, International Mall in Tampa for a day to shop 'til you drop! South Florida Museum for a scavenger hunt in the dark with flash lights after watching the movie, "Night at the Museum" in the planetarium.

If you are taking French or Spanish at school what a cool way to practice this summer!

If this sounds like the most fun way to get your service hours contact Sherree Bowman at Hstakid@aol.com
or call 941 545 7300.