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 Beginning Reader Book Club needs volunteers!

How important is learning to read?
Apply on-line and select LPS Beginning Reader Book Club volunteer. Opportunities exist at several library locations; North Sarasota, Selby, Jacaranda and North Port.
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How much fun could it be?
With the start of the libraries’ summer reading program for kids, we want to encourage those just becoming readers! 
If you like fun, books, and engaging young children, we can give you a role in this great adventure. We can train or use your skills and experience with books, children, or fun of all kinds.
For more information, please call the Contact Center at 941-861-5000.

 Value of Volunteer Contributions

Engaged in volunteerism, Sarasota County volunteers  keep our beaches, parks and roadways cleaner.  Volunteers keep our library shelves filled with books, our preserves protected and much more.
From October 2014 to April 2015 our volunteers contributed 39,026 hours to our quality of life. Our community partners added another 52,415 hours. The combined value $1,920,61.00!
For a complete list of volunteer opportunities, please click the OPPORTUNITIES button to find the right one for you and then complete the APPLICATION. Because Sarasota County is dedicated to providing excellent customer service, all volunteers are required to apply.

 Volunteer Sarasota County


Together we can create a community that actively cares for the health and well-being of the environment and the people who live here. 
We welcome your participation in making Sarasota County the best place to live or visit.

Volunteering ... It's Your Community. Join the Team!

                 Share your skills
Reap the reward and have a 
Quality experience

The benefits are endless. Volunteering connects you to others, increases self-confidence, improves your outlook, helps you to stay physically healthy, and it brings fun and fulfillment to your life.

  • The application provides a list of all volunteer opportunities.
  • All volunteers are subject to a background check including Florida Statutes Chapter 943.043.

Court Ordered Community Service Hours

  • To coordinate your court ordered community service hours,  call the County Contact Center at 941-861-5000. 
  • You will be connected to staff who can assist you.



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 Staff Contact


General Volunteer Questions:

Vickie French, Volunteer Program Coordinator
1660 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, FL  34236


 "Done in a Day" Opportunities



Demographics Chart.pdf
Handbook Volunteer Sarasota County.pdf
Volunteer Program Resolution 2014-51.pdf
Volunteer Service Agreement for Group Leader.pdf
Volunteer Service Agreement for Youth.pdf

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