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This list includes virtual, as well as in-person service opportunities.

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Please note that iCED DOES NOT encourage students, faculty, or staff to break with any requirements by the CDC, the State of Florida, and local governments’ measures of social distancing and self-isolation. If you choose to volunteer somewhere in-person or to run grocery errands for a neighbor in need, please be cautious and only do so if you are able, healthy, taking care to prevent infection and do not live with someone at risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19. Here are the CDC’s recommendations for preventing yourself from a COVID-19 infection, and here are MDC’s comprehensive updates and FAQ on the college’s response to the pandemic.

1. BuddySystems MIA

Contact: Kristin Guerin , BuddySystems MIA Rep 203-858-4653; , ; E-mail: buddysystemmia@gmail.com
Description: BuddySystems MIA hopes to encourage neighbors-helping-neighbors across our Miami-Dade community. Senior citizens and those at-risk for complications from COVID-19 should stay home. This program pairs them with someone able to safely run grocery errands for them. Once you're paired with a "buddy" in your area, you'll be expected to check in on them regularly and provide assistance when needed. Volunteer commitment is initially only while the shelter-in-place is in order. Check out the articles on this initiative in the Miami New Times and on WLRN!
Opportunities: This program pairs them with someone able to safely run grocery errands for them. Once you're paired with a "buddy" in your area, you'll be expected to check in on them regularly and provide assistance when needed. Volunteer commitment is initially only while the shelter-in-place is in order. Check out the articles on this initiative in the Miami New Times and on WLRN!
Comments: How to Serve: Begin by filling out this short online form. Questions? Email buddysystemmia@gmail.com.

2. Feeding South Florida

Address: 2501 SW 32 Terrace ; Pembroke Park , FL 33023 See Map
Contact: Ruth Bonet, Volunteer Coordinator 954-518-1824; Samuel Randle, Regional Coordinator - Miami ; Fax: 954-983-1313; E-mail: volunteers@feedingsouthflorida.org
Website: http://www.feedingsouthflorida.org
Description: Feeding South Florida is committed to serving families in need of assistance and we are preparing to do more for our community.
Opportunities: Volunteers in good health, who have not been in contact with individuals showing signs of illness related to COVID-19, are needed to assist with the inspecting, sorting and repacking of donated food. Volunteers will also be building meal boxes for distribution. In order for us to ensure a constant and consistent flow of food for our neighbors in need of assistance, we rely on the support of thousands of volunteers every year to inspect and sort donated food to ensure it's safe for distribution. Volunteers must register online at www.feedingsouthflorida.foce.com
Comments: How to Serve: Begin registering by contacting Ms. Ruth Bonet at (954) 518-1824 or email Volunteers@feedingsouthflorida.org
Special Requirements or Features at this Worksite 3 Hours Minimum Commitment * 16 is Minimum Age * Job Training Included

3. Good Karma Pet Rescue

Address: 3601 W Commercial Blvd unit 19; Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309 See Map
Contact: Oda Seleix, Volunteer Coordinator 305 912 2632; ,
Description: Good Karma Pet Rescue is a network of foster homes in South Florida dedicated to providing dogs and cats in need with the love and care they deserve. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. GK was started in 2011 by Stacey Tollackson, who decided that she could best provide for her foster animals by starting a rescue that aims for high quality care rather than high volume. We are dedicated to ensure that every one of our foster animals is treated with the same care and respect we show our own furry family. ? GK is based in Fort Lauderdale and is supported by wonderful, dedicated foster parents throughout the South Florida area. If you are interested in helping to save lives through volunteering, fostering, or adopting, please get in touch with us!
Opportunities: Our volunteers make all the difference Do you love animals? Do you want to help in a way besides being a foster? It takes a lot of work to help all the furbabies in the Good Karma rescue, and there are many opportunities for you to pitch in. See volunteer opportunities: https://www.goodkarmapetrescue.org/volunteer

4. Hands On Miami  Wheelchair Accessible Worksite

Address: 2103 Coral Way #202; Miami, FL 33145 See Map
Contact: Cindy Ariza, 305-504-4510; , ; E-mail: cindy@handsonmiami.org
Website: http://www.handsonmiami.org and http://www.handsonmiami.org/HOC__Volunteer_Opportunity_Calendar_Page
Description: In an effort to provide meaningful ways for people to support our community in the wake of COVID-19 concerns, HandsOn Miami and our partners at HandsOn Broward have joined together to develop HandsOn at Home, a digital toolbox filled with ways to share and promote kindness.
Opportunities: Make a Coloring Book for Seniors! Due to efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect one of our most vulnerable populations, visitation at assisted living facilities is no longer permitted. These efforts can mean that they will experience minimal human contact in the days and weeks that lie ahead. Our HandsOn Pen-pals program will provide seniors with necessary social interaction, since they do need activities to participate in to pass the time. Coloring books for seniors are a great way to practice fine motor control for seniors!
Comments: How to Serve: For step-by-step instructions, click "Coloring Books for seniors at SignatureHealthCARE" in the DIY section of the Hands On Miami Hands At Home page Questions? Contact Cindy Ariza at cindy@handsonmiami.org or 305-504-4510 Want this on your service transcript? Be sure to register here under "Hands on Miami" as the agency and don't forget to record your hours on the hour log! Max 2 hours per coloring book made and sent in. Questions? Contact Cindy Ariza at cindy@handsonmiami.org or 305-504-4510 Want this on your service transcript? Be sure to register here under "Hands on Miami" as the agency and don't forget to record your hours on the hour log! Max 2 hours per coloring book made and sent in.
Special Requirements or Features at this Worksite * 13 is Minimum Age * Wheelchair Accessible

5. Heartland Hospice - Miami-Dade County  Wheelchair Accessible Worksite

Address: 5975 Sunset Drive Suite 301; South Miami, FL 33143 See Map
Contact: Yasu Moro, Volunteer Coordinator 786-913-4764; , 786-227-8990; Fax: 305-234-9271; E-mail: Yasusnay.moro@hcr-manorcare.com
Website: http://www.heartlandhospice.com/
Opportunities: We are flexible and will work around your school schedule. We need volunteers to visit our patients and offer social stimulation and companionship .
Comments: We are flexible and will work around your school schedule. We need volunteers to visit our patients and offer social stimulation and companionship .
Special Requirements or Features at this Worksite * 16 is Minimum Age * Criminal Background Check * Fingerprinting * Tuberculosis (TB) Testing * Must Speak Spanish * Must Speak Creole * Computer Literacy * Job Training Included * Wheelchair Accessible

6. Lotus House

Address: 217 NW 15th Street ; Miami , FL 33136 See Map
Contact: Margo Hannah Hannah, (305) 438-0556; , ; E-mail: ISABELLA@LOTUSHOUSE.ORG;margo@lotushouse.org
Description: Lotus House is a residential facility & resource center for women and children experiencing homelessness. They are looking for help in serving meals, cleaning, and helping out with activities for children and teens. Their education team has been hosting “homeschooling” Monday-Thursday from 9:30am-12pm.
Opportunities: The Lotus House is serving meals for Overtown residents experiencing food insecurity and hunger, there is an additional need for help in meal prep and food items distribution.
Comments: How to Serve: If you’re healthy and up to the task, email love@lotushouse.org. And if you can’t help in person at the shelter, the organization is also accepting donations.

7. MDC Hialeah Campus Sherri's Awareness Project

Address: 1780 West 49th Street; Hialeah, FL 33012 See Map
Contact: Sherri Sinkoff, (305) 237-8813; , ; E-mail: ssinkoff@mdc.edu
Description: This organization has students interviewing people in the community, researching their topic and creating a presentation that will be used to teach awareness to our college community.
Opportunities: This agency is only open to speech students in Sherri Sinkoff's SPC. 1017 course.Agency created- As part of the service-learning hours the students are doing at agencies, they are creating documentaries and products that will be used by Professor Sinkoff and MDC, for the greater benefit of our campus es and local community-
Comments: Before choosing this agency you must clear this with Professor Sinkoff

8. MDC Homestead Campus Community Health Nursing

Address: 500 College Terrace; Homestead, FL 33030 See Map
Contact: Janis Walsh, Lead Faculty (305)237-5018; , ; E-mail: JWalsh1@mdc.edu
Description: This "agency" is ONLY for MDC Homestead Campus students taking Community Health Nursing Class 2680. CHN students should follow the guidelines provided by their instructor and keep track of the agencies and hours that they serve.
Opportunities: CHN Students will complete a variety of virtual service-learning activities focusing on women and children. Agency will serve as an umbrella for CHN Students Service-learning hours.
Comments: This "agency" is ONLY for MDC Homestead Campus students taking Community Health Nursing Class 2680
Special Requirements or Features at this Worksite 23 Hours Minimum Commitment

9. MDC Medical Campus Community Health Nursing

Address: 950 N.W. 20th Street ; Miami, FL 33127 See Map
Contact: RASHIDA STEWART, CHN Program Coordinator (305) 237-4519; , ; E-mail: rstewar1@mdc.edu
Description: This "agency" is ONLY for MDC Medical Campus students taking Community Health Nursing. CHN students should follow the guidelines provided by their instructor and keep track of the agencies and hours that they serve.
Opportunities: AGENCY TO SERVE AS UMBRELLA FOR CHN STUDENTS SERVICE-LEARNING HOURS
Comments: This "agency" is ONLY for MDC Medical Campus students taking Community Health Nursing

10. MDC West Campus Prof. Silva Civic Engagement

Address: 3800 NW 115st; Doral, Fl 33178 See Map
Contact: Harold Silva, 786 664-7417; , ; E-mail: hsilva@mdc.edu
Description: This agency was created for Professor Harold Silva class. Based on Bob Graham's book America The Owner's Manual, showcase how the hope for a better democracy begins with individual citizens, not political candidates. The book challenges ordinary citizens to be victorious participants rather than tranquil spectators.
Opportunities: As SL project students will achieve the 8 steps proposed by the book offering civic engagement opportunities. 15 hours.

11. MDC West Campus Professor Maria Mozon Vaping Project

Address: 3800 NW 115th Ave; Doral, FL 33178 See Map
Contact: Maria Monzon, Lead Faculty (305)237-4938; , ; E-mail: mmonzonm@mdc.edu
Description: This agency was created for Professor Maria Mozon class. It explores the impact that Vaping has on MDC students, this project belongs to the Chemistry course.
Opportunities: Vaping impact on MDC students Brief description in this project, students will participate in different aspect of research (bibliography research, distributing a survey, hands on experiment), participate in research team meeting, and prepare abstracts and presentations. Hours: it will required a minimum of 50 hours. As part of the survey, students will provide awareness about the public health concerns of vaping. This is the most important mission of our project.
Comments: Only students from Chemistry class for Professor Maria Monzon will participate in the project.
Special Requirements or Features at this Worksite 50 Hours Minimum Commitment

12. MDC Wolfson Campus Fighting Prejudice through Holocaust Education
         This project is restricted to Professor Carmen Lopez’ students only.

Contact: Carmen Lopez, (305) 237-3186; , ; E-mail: clopez2@mdc.edu
Description: Students will be making videos/presentations on Holocaust-related topics which will be shared with Holocaust educators.
Opportunities: Special Project for Professor Lopez's students only. Open to other faculty to incorporate into their syllabi. For inquiries please email clopez2@mdc.edu

13. Miami Climate Alliance

Contact: Jeanette Ruiz , 3052371820; , ; E-mail: miamiclimatealliance@gmail.com
Description: Miami Climate Alliance is seeking volunteers to get plugged into ongoing initiatives around Miami-Dade County. Early in the crisis, the Community Emergency Operations Center or CEOC phone banked elderly and at-risk community members.
Opportunities: The CEOC will be assisting The Smile Trust by making phone calls to community members who applied for their stipends. The CEOC will be assisting The Smile Trust by making phone calls to community members who applied for their stipends.
Comments: How to Serve: Start by completing this form: https://tinyurl.com/uvc63qz the CEOC Online Volunteer Form. A representative from Miami Climate Alliance will then be in touch with more instructions. Miami Climate Alliance is not utilizing their phone number at this time. The way to reach them is via email

14. Miami-Dade Area Health Education Center  Wheelchair Accessible Worksite

Address: 1200 nw 78th avenue; Miami, FL 33126 See Map
Contact: Marilyn Roman , Program Coordinator 3059949268 ; , ; E-mail: MRoman@mdahec.org
Website: https://www.mdahec.com/
Description: Miami-Dade AHEC strives to change healthcare through education. We guide students on the path to careers in healthcare, we provide Healthcare professionals with opportunities to grow within their field, and we inform our community on today’s most critical health topics. Our Mission is to improve access to quality, comprehensive health care and education for the underserved, uninsured, economically needy and other vulnerable individuals through academic-community partnerships.
Opportunities: We provide a vast number of health education programs in Miami Dade County. During the summer, tobacco and opioid prevention are offered
Comments: Please visit http://www.mdahec.org for further instructions and questions.
Special Requirements or Features at this Worksite * Florida Driver's License * Wheelchair Accessible

15. Planned Parenthood  Wheelchair Accessible Worksite

Address: 585 NW 161st St; Miami, FL 33169 See Map
Contact: Aurelie Colon, Regional Organizer Miami-Dade 9548818595; , ; E-mail: Aurelie.Colon@ppsenfl.org
Website: http://ppsenfl.org
Description: Planned Parenthood aims to protect reproductive freedom through the provision of clinical services, education and advocacy.
Opportunities: On May 27th, there will be a virtual phone bank, where we will call our communities members to ask them important questions surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic! Please email at aurelie.colon@ppsenfl.org for more information.
Comments: Hours are extremely flexible due to remote work. Please feel free to email me and we can work out when you can do hours/what goals you want to accomplish! I look forward to working with y'all :)
Special Requirements or Features at this Worksite * Criminal Background Check * Fingerprinting * Computer Literacy * Job Training Included * Wheelchair Accessible

16. Pridelines

Address: 6360 NE 4th Court; Miami, Florida 33138 See Map
Contact: Ken , (305) 571-9601; , ; E-mail: volunteer@pridelines.org
Description: Pridelines' mission is to support, educate and empower South Florida’s LGBTQ youth and community in safe and diverse spaces to promote dialogue, wellness, and to foster social change. Pridelines was founded in 1982 and became one of the first community-based HIV testing sites in Miami-Dade County. More than 35 years later, they continue to provide a safe space, social support, skills building, leadership development and referrals to mental health, health care, and support services for LGBTQ youth and their straight allies throughout South Florida.
Opportunities: Pridelines is currently accepting virtual volunteers!
Comments: How to Serve: Begin by checking out Pridelines' programming on their website and then fill out the Pridelines Virtual Volunteer Recruitment Form. Questions? Email volunteer@pridelines.org.

17. SOBE Cats Spay and Neuter

Address: 751 NE 83rd Terrace; Miami , FL 33138 See Map
Contact: Melissa Grossman, Service Learning Manager ; Linda Diamond, Director ; E-mail: info@sobecats.org
Website: http://www.sobecats.org
Description: Special project hosted by Melissa Grossman (Faculty Facilitator). Our mission is to raise awareness about the thousands of feral and stray cats, also called community cats, living outdoors throughout Miami Beach. We help to prevent the number of homeless cats from increasing by facilitating TNVR (trap, neuter, vaccinate, return) and monitor the health and safety of existing colonies through our Registered Feeder Program. We love cats and are here to help them live peacefully within the Miami Beach community.
Opportunities: 1. Our goal is help community cats Live Outside with Care through feeding and watering them in the parks. This is our greatest need. Cats must eat! 2. We also host Park Clean Ups in the areas the cats reside to foster a positive relationship with the community. 3. Skilled students may help create social media content and mini-films for our Facebook and Instagram. 4. Pre-veterinary students or those with clinical experience can help administer medical treatment in colony and perform in-home check ups for fosters. 5. Responsible students who submit to a home inspection and are looking for a more in-depth experience may foster medical recovery cats or those awaiting transport.
Comments: Cat Lovers and Environmental Enthusiasts will love this opportunity! Students who perform above and beyond may be considered for an Internship.
Special Requirements or Features at this Worksite 8 Hours Minimum Commitment

18. The Dream Defenders, SMASH, Smile Trust, & the Miami Workers Center Coalition

Address: 720 NW 55th St; Miami, FL 33127 See Map
Contact: Rachel Gilmer, 541-556-0376; , ; E-mail: rachelgilmer@gmail.com
Description: The Dream Defenders, SMASH, Smile Trust, & the Miami Workers Center urgently need volunteers to assist with providing services to Miami’s unsheltered. Spread the word: Individuals and families experiencing homelessness can visit the site and may receive donations of clothing, hygiene products, and access to medical doctors. There are porta potties, showers, and hand washing stations as well.
Opportunities: This community coalition is looking for dedicated volunteers to take on a weekly shift (minimum 3 hours a week). Your role will be providing direct service and displaying a warm and welcoming presence to the people being served. Gloves and masks will be provided.
Comments: How to Serve: To sign up for a shift, please go to bit.ly/DDvolunteers. Questions? Contact Rachel Gilmer at 541-556-0376 or email rachelgilmer@gmail.com Want this on your Service Transcript? Be sure to register here under "Pandemic Mutual Aid Relief" as the agency and remember to record your hours on your Service Hour Log!

19. The Women's Breast & Heart Initiative

Address: *County Wide Opportunities* Office Address:14125 NW 80th Avenue, Suite 306; Miami Lakes, FL 33016
Contact: Madeline Clem, Volunteer Coordinator (305) 825-4081; Andrea Ivory, Founder and Executive Director (786) 378-2650; Fax: (305) 825-4082; E-mail: madeline@flbreasthealth.com
Website: http://www.flbreasthealth.com
Description: The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative (WBHI) is an outreach organization dedicated to the education, early detection, and prevention of breast cancer and heart disease. Their virtual program empowers college students to be disease prevention and health promotion advocates through civic engagement using social media platforms.
Opportunities: What You’ll Gain as a Virtual Volunteer with the WBHI: • Knowledge about breast cancer and heart disease prevention, early detection and disease deterrent lifestyles • The power to educate your family, peers and community about breast and heart health, and correlated COVID-19 risk factors • Meaningful and impactful social media engagement experience • A certificate of completion • Service-learning hours and/or course credit
Comments: How to Serve: Register online at flbreasthealth.com/volunteer Questions? Reach out to Madeline at madeline@flbreasthealth.com
Special Requirements or Features at this Worksite 4 Hours Minimum Commitment * Job Training Included

20. United Way of Miami Dade

Address: 11380 NW 27th Avenue; Miami, Fl 33167 See Map
Contact: Nhung Tran, 305-646-7118; , ; E-mail: trann@unitedwaymiami.org
Website: https://portal.unitedwaymiami.org/Volunteer/VolOpInfo.jsp?nbr=893*0
Description: School closures impact programs that support mentorship, early literacy and social-emotional development, like ReadingPals. In lieu of a one-on-one reading opportunity, we are calling all volunteers to share their passion of reading with any child in our community. Pick up your favorite book and don't be camera shy. Your video will be shared with over 500 low-income families from United Way's Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership.
Opportunities: Sign up online by clicking on the "Register" button on United Way Miami's Volunteer Portal. After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on submitting your videos. United Way will award you a service letter that recognizes one hour for every 4 videos you submit.
Comments: How to Serve: Sign up online by clicking on the "Register" button on United Way Miami's Volunteer Portal. After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on submitting your videos. United Way will award you a service letter that recognizes one hour for every 4 videos you submit. Questions? Contact Ms. Nhung K Tran at (305) 646-7118 and trann@unitedwaymiami.org

21. Urban Paradise Guild
         UPG  Wheelchair Accessible Worksite

Contact: Sam Van Leer, President & Founder 305-758-5119; , ; E-mail: sam@urban-paradise.org
Website: http://www.urban-paradise.org
Description: Urban Paradise Guild (UPG) was founded to protect Miami from Climate Change through projects that make Miami a better place for people and wildlife. We should be surrounded by butterflies and birds... we should have access to organic foods... all children should grow up strong, fed body, mind and soul to reach their full potential. Sadly, access to the means of success are NOT open to all. UPG is working to change this. Our city was Paradise before it was paved. With enough dedicated effort we can transform it into Urban Paradise, where the human and natural worlds are more harmonious... for the benefit of both. When we make an investment by making small accommodations for nature, we gather a bounty that improves our quality of life. By adding native plants, we create new habitat and protect human infrastructure. Plants and trees clean our air. Mangroves calm and filter our water, shelter our coastlines, and as estuaries provide us with fish to eat. By helping members of the community build vegetable gardens and plant food forests in their spaces, they can feed their families, save money and fight climate change... at the same time!
Opportunities: HOW TO GET STARTED: Visit http://www.urbanparadiseguild.org/servicelearning. Read this step-by-step guide... and then follow the steps. CALENDAR: http://www.urbanparadiseguild.org/calendar We may have anywhere from 1 to 9 Volunteer Opportunities per week. Due to CoronaVirus, we are shifting our missions and methods, both to serve the community better and to keep our Volunteer Staff and Volunteers safe. WARNING: Changing the world can be habit-forming. Some students start out doing a few hours of S-L, and become addicted. They become Team Leaders or Interns, build their skills and their muscles, take ownership of problems... A year later they look back and go "Damn... I did that." ========================= DEEPER COMMITMENTS: All members of the Urban Paradise Guild's Volunteer Staff are ENVIRONMENTAL HEALERS. We are working to protect Miami from more damage, while working to fix what is already broken. For students who wish to get their careers started while still in school, UPG has Team Leader (3+ hours per week, 120+ hours per year) positions (good for super-busy students). Internships (10 hours per week, 500 hours per year) are for those who can invest more... and gain more. UPG Internships are customized to the Intern, and ***most Majors*** will find big growth opportunities. This level of immersion will change your life. You will absorb deep ecology, and will literally learn to see the world in new ways. Many MDC students have discovered their true calling, leading to fulfilling careers. Some have discovered that they were on the wrong path, and adjusted to the right one. We invest in you, so you can serve the community this year... and into the future. Ready to grow? Ready to be the change? To learn more visit: http://urbanparadiseguild.org/staff/
Comments: UPG Volunteer Opportunities can change from month to month, and we don't maintain it here. Please visit: http://www.urbanparadiseguild.org/calendar
Special Requirements or Features at this Worksite 3 Hours Minimum Commitment * Wheelchair Accessible

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