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Spring Ahead and Get Involved

Although the time to make New Year’s resolutions has passed, it is not too late to set a new 2018 goal to get more involved. Volunteering and “plugging in” has a variety of benefits including learning a new skill, meeting new people, and being a part of a community. Over 1,600 Pinellas volunteers donated 218,199 hours in 2017. Below is a list of some organizations in the county that you connect with OR support!

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There are many different environmental organizations to get involved with including local preserves and parks.

Ways to get involved in the environment:

Brooker Creek Preserve

http://www.friendsofbrookercreekpreserve.org/

Weedon Island Preserve

http://friendsofweedonisland.org/

Ways to get involved locally:

Volunteer with Pinellas County

http://www.pinellascounty.org/volserv/default.htm

Pinellas County 4-H

http://pinellas.ifas.ufl.edu/4-H/

Keep Pinellas Beautiful

http://www.mykpb.com/

 

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Volunteering at food pantries and food banks can be a great way to give back to your community.

Ways to get involved in food systems:

RCS Food Bank (Clearwater)

http://www.rcspinellas.org/

FEAST Food Pantry (Palm Harbor)

http://www.feastfoodpantry.com/

Heaven Works Food Pantry (St. Pete)

http://www.foodpantries.org/li/heavens-works-inc

Ways to get involved politically:

Contact your local representative:

Depending on the issue, contact your local congressman or senator. Click here to search for your local representative.

Election Service Center
13001 Starkey Road Largo, FL 33773
(727) 464-VOTE (8683)

 

These are just some examples of organizations in the county you can get involved with. There are plenty of other wonderful organizations to get involved with that could not be listed here.