Putting AmeriCorps members
to work in schools and nonprofits.
Transforming Florida communities.

Volunteer Florida administers $32 million in funding to deliver high-impact national service programs in Florida. We put 1,300 AmeriCorps members to work in communities across the state to serve students, veterans, families, and job-seekers.

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Latest News

Service Spotlight: Florida Reading Corps

Wednesday / February 03 / 2016

Volunteer Florida is excited to spotlight one of our newest grantees, Florida Reading Corps. With a focus on early childhood development, Florida Reading Corps is putting 20 AmeriCorps members to work in seven at-risk Miami-Dade elementary schools and one pre-K site. Volunteer Florida is proud to administer $638,094 in funding... Read More

Volunteer Florida Announces $212,000 in Grants to Florida Nonprofits

Friday / January 29 / 2016

Tallahassee – Volunteer Florida announced today that it is awarding $212,000 in grant funding to 20 nonprofits and service organizations across the state. The Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF), funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, will be administered by Volunteer Florida. The nonprofits and service organizations will match... Read More

Comcast Newsmakers: Chester Spellman discusses volunteerism

Tuesday / January 26 / 2016

Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman sits down with Candace Kelley to discuss volunteerism.

"All Floridians have the potential to transform communities and change the lives of Florida families through volunteering. When Floridians work together, we can accomplish anything and I encourage everyone from the Keys to the Panhandle to lend a helping hand and give back to our state."

Governor Rick Scott


"Our state's students are ranked among the best in the nation, evidence that our investment in education is truly paying off. I am proud of DOE's partnership with Volunteer Florida - they play a critical role in preparing our state's future workforce."

Pam Stewart / Florida Education Commissioner


"Volunteer Florida's AmeriCorps members work with some of our most at-risk students and their families, mentoring and tutoring them during and after school and helping them graduate. We couldn't do what we do without them."

Alberto M. Carvalho / Superintendent / Miami-Date County Public Schools

How Can We Help You?

Whether you're interested in applying for a grant or looking for a volunteer opportunity, we're here to help. As the Governor's lead agency for national service and volunteerism in the Sunshine State, we encourage every Floridian to serve. Volunteer Florida is responsible for administering $32 million in federal, state, and local funding to deliver high-impact national service and volunteer programs in Florida. We are the state’s advocate for volunteerism and philanthropy in Florida, connecting individuals, families, and businesses with opportunities to serve their communities and recognizing Florida’s outstanding service leaders. Additionally, Volunteer Florida serves as the state’s lead agency for volunteers and donations before, during, and after disasters, working closely with the Florida Division of Emergency Management and our local partners. We hope you'll join our mission to make Florida communities smarter, safer, and stronger!