Wisdom of Life

Volunteers Needed

We LOVE our volunteers!

We are grateful for the volunteers who continue to help us. However, we are always in need of people to help with our growing Outreach to continue to meet the needs of encouraging our servicemen and women overseas.

We are located in Palm Beach County, Florida. If you’re in our area and would like to become a volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Information Sheet (Click Here), and fax it directly to FSO at 561-493-9819 or email it to volunteer4events@forgottensoldiers.org

Volunteer Opportunities Listed Below (AT BOTTOM)

OFFICE HOURS AT NATIONAL OPERATION CENTER

located at:
3550 23rd Ave. S., Suite #7,
Lake Worth, Florida 33461

Hours of Operations:
Monday & Wednesday 9:AM – 6:PM

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday  9:AM – 4:PM

Saturday  10-2pm

Sunday – Closed

Donations will be accepted during these hours.  Volunteers are needed during these hours too!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER, Please Click Here  to obtain the Volunteer Information Sheet, and print out and either mail or fax to FSO’s Office, attention Gina at 561-493-9819

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If you join our mailing list, you’ll receive updates regarding our organization and upcoming volunteer events every Friday.

**ALL VOLUNTEERS THAT ARE GOING TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY OUTSIDE EVENTS, MUST GO THROUGH FSO VOLUNTEER PRE-EVENT TRAINING!  WHETHER YOU HAVE VOLUNTEERED FOR YEARS, OR ARE NEW, IT’S A WAY TO BE BROUGHT CURRENT AND UP TO DATE WITH OUR PROCEDURES AND FACTS!

IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE AT 561-369-2933 AND MAKE YOUR RESERVATION or Email Gina Abbananto VOLUNTEER MANAGER at gina@forgottensoldiers.org

2014 SCHEDULE

February 22  11am-1pm

April 12           10am – Noon

June 14            10am – Noon  (time may change)

August 9          10am – Noon (time may change)

October 11      10am – Noon (time may change)

Volunteer Opportunities Available

***SEEKING NOW FOR SOUTH FLORIDA:

  • Office and Admin Assistance
  • Computer assistance with posting events on media calendars (can work from home)
  • Event Booths
  • Warehouse
  • Fundraisers
  • Thrift Store
  • Manpower for Thrift Store/assist with deliveries and pick ups

if interested, please contact the FSO office at 561-369-2933 or volunteer4events@forgottensoldiers.org

  • Fundraising and Marketing, Community Relations, Sponsored Packing Events contact John Oldham at john@forgottensoldiers.org or call 561-503-5819

All Retirees are WELCOME!!!

Outside of Florida Volunteer Opportunities:

DON’T WORRY IF YOU ARE NOT IN FLORIDA,  YOU CAN STILL JOIN OUR EFFORTS AND HERE ARE SOME WAYS:

 

  1. Writing Letters of Encouragement yearly….around the different holidays, gear it to those times (Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas, etc.)…see our Educators link for more details for schools.  Great education tool for children, as they learn grammar, spelling, geography, history and current events!

Fundraisers for schools/organizations:  Coin Drives (i.e., Penny Wars, A little Change Goes A long Way)….See Educators Link:  http://www.forgottensoldiers.org/help/for-educators/ for previous schools that have done similar campaigns….also, Salem Elementary in Utah raised over $2,500 for FSO!  Or you can see the attached example page to use for the schools under the Educators Link….

1.  Fundraisers for businesses: Popular among corporations is “dress down day for the troops” …..$5 to wear jeans or dress down….or Chili-Cook Off Fundraisers…this is just an example

2.  Collection drives, although, you would have to ship the items to our National Operation Center in Lake Worth, Florida, so keep the items small (i.e, phone card drive)

Other Fundraisers:  Bingo for Bravery (Popular in active adult living facilities and schools), Bowling for the Troops, Golf Tournaments, etc.,etc.

If you are seeking to do any of these endeavors or a creative one of your own, please let us know, so we can provide you with brochures and appropriate material to solicit this event.  We can also assist with press releases for media and will post on website.

If you hear of a soldier or group of soldiers returning home in your area or leaving for deployment and there is a “send off”, please let us know, so we can post on site for people to attend for the send off or welcome home.

Creativity is the Key….businesses host “Jean drives” – for $5 on a particular day employees can wear jeans, etc. ,

Schools can go to our Educator’s Link http://www.forgottensoldiers.org/help/for-educators/

  • Volunteers are needed for different  facets of the organization….locally and abroad. to accept the challenge of being part of the team
  • Any organization or business that holds events, we will post on our website and certainly will acknowledge such efforts! For more information to volunteer, please call 561-369-2933 or email volunteer4events@forgottensoldiers.org

 

About Author: Lynelle

Forgotten Soldiers Outreach is a non-profit organization that ships care packages filled with donated items and letters to the United States military men and women actively serving overseas.

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