Branches depends on the generosity of individuals, churches, foundations and businesses to provide financial resources – and the donations of goods, services, and time by thousands of individuals like you every year.
Volunteering is a great way to change not only the lives of others in the community, but it is also a great way to change your own life. When you volunteer, you become a critical partner and ally in the health of the community. You also get the opportunity to practice and strengthen current skills, learn new ones, and build lasting relationships while making a positive impact.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where can I volunteer?
- What volunteer opportunities are there?
- How much time must I commit to volunteer?
- How do I become a volunteer?
To join the Branches Volunteer Team, please click this link and Submit Your Volunteer Interest Form!
If you have any questions, please contact Jim Walter at 305-442-8306 x2016 or
Where can I volunteer?
Branches has four locations in South Florida: North Miami (Lakeview), North Miami Beach, South Miami, and Florida City.
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What volunteer opportunities are there?
Grow Program – There are opportunities to work with elementary students such as mentoring, tutoring, providing homework help, leading enrichment activities and contributing your own unique skills and talents to extracurricular activities.
Climb Program - There are opportunities to work with middle and high school students such as mentoring, providing academic tutoring, leading life skills workshops, participating in service projects and retreats, serving as a guide for college discovery, and contributing your own unique skills and talents to extracurricular activities.
Achieve Program - There are opportunities to provide financial stability services to individuals and families. Volunteers with a background in financial education are needed to help with or lead presentations for small groups, mentor small business owners and join a Ways to Work car loan program committee. Volunteers can also provide free tax prep services by becoming certified through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. A law background or paralegal skills are also in demand to help serve our immigrant families.
Special Events -
- The Thanksgiving Meal Delivery program provides many opportunities to volunteer, including food donation collection, meal preparation, and meal delivery from several sites in Miami-Dade County. There are also more involved positions such as site coordinators, donation organizers, and registration leaders.
- The Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction also needs volunteers to procure donation items and help set up the silent auction, participate on the registration and check-out teams, and serve as greeters, ushers and runners.
How much time must I commit to volunteer?
Each volunteer activity varies in regards to the amount of time which may be required or suggested. However, any amount of time that can be volunteered consistently is needed and greatly appreciated. Once you submit the “Volunteer Interest Form” and choose your preferred volunteer opportunity, someone will contact you to discuss details, including the amount of time suggested.
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How do I become a volunteer?
It’s easy! Just follow this link: Submit Your Volunteer Interest Form. Once that is submitted, a Branches’ Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to arrange and discuss your volunteer activities! Thank you!
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