Volunteer Program

Why Volunteer?
To the world you may be on
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e person, but to one person you may be the world.
 ~Anonymous


You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~Unknown





Top 10 Reasons To Become a FICS Volunteer

10. Our kids (ages 5-19) are adorable, especially the teenagers!
9. You want to practice your Spanish, French, English...
8. You will never be bored again.
7. You will meet new people.
6. It gets you away from the TV and X-box.
5. The warm fuzzy feeling you will get after helping us!
4. You love to wash cars!
3. The Fun Events!
2. Eating ethnic foods from events.
1. You know you want to.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please use our sign-up page to send us your request.  Also check us out on Volunteermatch.org!

The Florida Institute for Community Studies (FICS) needs mentors, tutors and volunteers for multiple positions Monday - Saturday throughout the year. We work with the following communities: Wimauma, Ruskin, Plant City/Dover, and Town'N'Country. Our Multicultural Family Center is a great place to start - we are located at 6704 Hanley Road, Tampa, FL 33634 (See Map). See a list of current volunteer positions.

Special Event Volunteer Positions
There are recurring events that we always need help with: Anniversary Parties, Latin Food Festival, Multicultural Festival, 3 Kings Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Puerto Rican Independence Day and Mexican Independence Day.  Email us for more information here:  alayneu@ficsinc.org

FICS volunteers are expected to follow a few basic rules to promote safety and respect. Read the ground rules...

Orientation
Volunteer Orientation is held at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month and only takes 90 minutes, so come attend and get started!!! Email us for more information here:  alayneu@ficsinc.org

View, print and complete important volunteer forms before you attend an orientation. Go to volunteer forms...