It starts in our communities, towns, and cities. We need to strengthen our volunteer efforts and make it a common practice in large cities such as Miami, Orlando, and Tampa until we see it as a commonplace activity throughout Florida.
What's Awesome About Our Goals:
At Informed Families we believe that the way to raise safe, healthy and drug-free children in Florida is through education, training and support in homes, schools and communities.
Volunteer Florida's mission is to strengthen Florida's communities through national service, fostering volunteerism and leveraging resources."
We both understand that the best way to reach our goals is with the help of volunteers: Moms, dads, teachers, coaches, and other role models play integral roles in strengthening our local communities. It takes people like you to really make Florida a better place for everyone!
Different Ways We Are Working to Reach Our Goals:
We believe that education is the key to reaching our goals. We are working towards our goals through educating and mobilizing the community, parents and young people. We can't do it without your help, and that is why we diversify our strategies.
Volunteer Florida facilitates connections to opportunities for all Floridians to serve the community. They have a variety of funding opportunities and a proven track record of success, investing in programs such as Americorps programs and Florida nonprofits working to educate Florida residents.
Opportunities to Volunteer in Florida
Learn more about the Informed Families Ambassador program today!
Every month, Informed Families hosts fun and educational webinars for parents, teachers and community members on a variety of topics related to helping kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free. You can view our upcoming events here and organize a group of your friends, parents, PTAs at your house or place of business for a Viewing Party. Contact your Central Florida Director, Christine Stilwell, to set up a webinar viewing party today!
There is always room to improve
What's Awesome About Volunteering:
Volunteering is great for your local community in many ways. For every $1 invested in drug & alcohol prevention, $18 is saved in treatment and other services. The benefits are not only economic. Volunteering is also proven to be good for your health, both mental and physical. Volunteers creates stronger ties to their community through programs such as mentorships. Our ambassador program is set up to educate both youth and parents in local communities. By volunteering you create stronger ties to your community and create a better community with more informed and active citizens.