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Volunteer Opportunities

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Click here to view a Directory of Participating Businesses from the 2023 Career & Community Service Fair for high school students in Highlands County, Florida. Careers, scholarships, volunteer opportunities and more. 

Locations in your community, where you can make a difference

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4200 Sun ‘N Lake Blvd
Sebring, FL 33872
Contact: Lisa Cooper
From greeting guests to providing crucial support on patient units, and many more opportunities.
Must be 16+ years of age or older to volunteer.

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Archbold Biological Station

123 Main Drive
Venus, FL 33960

Contact: Dustin Angell -
Ecology Summer Camp Volunteer. Teens can earn 35 hours in one week as Team Leaders for children ages 7-12 years old at our Monday-Friday day camps. Volunteers act as role models, assist in leading activities, and help with setup and cleanup each day.

Applicants should enjoy the outdoors and

expect to leave each day sweaty and dirty.

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Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands

419 E. Center Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870

Contact: Carissa Marine

Fundraising event volunteers (Fall & Spring)
Circle Theatre greeters and volunteers (various community events on evenings/weekends)
Childcare support (Tuesday afternoons/evenings, on-site while caregivers attend class/trainings)

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Children’s Museum of the Highlands

219 N Ridgewood Drive
Sebring, FL 33870

Contact: Kelly Dressel
Volunteers are tasked with museum floor duties to include: exhibit & play toys pickup, playing with the children, assisting with arts & crafts, and light cleaning/disinfecting. Volunteer shifts are 4 hours normally on Saturdays/Sundays as well as school holiday breaks such as Winter/Spring Breaks. 
Must be 16+ years of age to volunteer.


Gatorama is looking for volunteers to help the last few weeks in August. It is the Gatorama Hatching Festival. Play Wild or Dirty? Wanna play with gators? GO TO:

Genesis Center

Volunteer opportunities for a variety of tasks, including ushering, parking team, sound, media, lighting, kitchen crew, security team, hospitality team, and much more!

For more information call our event planner Katie Wilson at  (863) 840-4729

Or email her at

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Heartland Food Bank

928 State Road 17 N
Sebring, FL 33870
Contact: Sharon Frade-Antonsen
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sorting food and stocking shelves. 
Must be 16+ years of age

or older to volunteer.

Heartland Horses Equine Activities and Learning

Looking for volunteers!

Provides Free Equine-Assisted Riding & Interaction to significantly improve the lives of children & adults with mental, physical, or developmental challenges. 
We are always in need of dedicated volunteers age 13 & up, to help with all aspects of our programs 7 days a week, from horse care, feeding, horsemanship, tacking, grooming, facility & grounds maintenance, assisting with special events, sessions, as well as office work.
No experience necessary, as we will train you for the positions you have interest.
For more information about this wonderful opportunity to have fun, learn, & give back to the community.

Please visit our website at or call Julie Ard at (863) 452-0006.

Highlands Art League and Museum of the Arts

The Highlands Art League and Museum of the Arts is always looking for qualified volunteers to help us bring its mission to life by connecting people through art. We need volunteers for our Annual Sebring Arts & Crafts Festival each November! 
For more information please visit: or call our office at 863-385-5312

Highlands County Habitat for Humanity

159 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
863-385-7156 · Cell: 863-633-0537

Blair Pakowski

Highlands County Teen Court

590 South Commerce Ave.
Sebring, FL 33870

Contact: Darren Whidden/Cathy Truelove
Teen Court is a Juvenile Diversion program run by teens for teens between the ages of 12 and 17 who have committed a crime in our County and meet certain criteria that qualify them to have their cases heard by a jury of their peers. Teen Court needs volunteers to perform the roles of prosecuting or defense attorneys, and Jurors. Court hearings are conducted on Mondays from 5-7 p.m. a few times a month. Volunteer participants must demonstrate an ability to treat each case individually with objectivity and without prejudice, the ability to communicate with people and work in a group process. Participants must be in grades 6-12 and in good academic standing. Participants are required to be law abiding citizens and agree to the Philosophy of the Teen Court Program.

Highlands County Teen Court
Humane Society in Sebring

Needs people for a variety of tasks, including walking dogs & socializing cats.

They offer a monthly orientation. 

Director: Judy Speigel

863.655.1522 or 863.214.6508

New Testament Church & Mission

604 Lemon Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870

Contact: Katie Beatty

Food preparation, yard maintenance, meal service, clothing organization and many other items.
No age restrictions for volunteers. 

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Ridge Area Arc, Inc.

4352 Independence Street
Avon Park, FL 33825

Contact: Kathleen Border -
We have volunteer opportunities working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at our Adult Day Training Facility in the subjects of music, art, exercise and much more. We also have a need for volunteers at our fundraising events including our 5K. We are familiar with the paperwork necessary for a student to receive Bright Futures volunteer credit and would love to help students complete these forms after their volunteer service.
Must be 16+ years of age or older to volunteer. 

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Samaritan's Touch Care Center, Inc.

3015 Herring Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870

Contact: Bill Stephenson

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Sebring Airport Authority

128 Authority Lane
Sebring, FL 33870

Contact: Scott Carkett -
Greeter to Incoming Aircraft

Thrift Stores

Mon.-Fri. 9-4; Sat. 9-2
6424 US 27 S Sebring 
Contact: John Anthony 863-314-4441

Mon.-Fri. 9-4; Sat. 9-12
103 S. Main Ave. Lake Placid 
Contact: Elaine White 863.699.0814

In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.

Isaiah 61:3

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