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scrub jay
Calling Citizen Scientists to assist with documenting data on the Florida Scrub Jay, the state's only endemic bird. Training provided on May 13 at Shamrock Park in Venice. Documentation occurs between June 15-July 15. Apply on Volunteer Sarasota or for more information call 861-5000.

 Value of Volunteer Contributions


Sarasota County volunteers are actively engaged in volunteerism. They keep our beaches, parks and roadways cleaner, our library shelves filled with books, our preserves protected and so much more. From October 2014 to March 2015 our volunteers contributed 33,825 hours to our quality of life. Our community partners added another
46,485 hours. The combined value $1,686,510.00!
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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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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or 1-800-955-8771
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