Volunteer Opportunities

  • MACLAY SCHOOL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITES (This list is comprised of only some volunteer opportunities Maclay students have worked previously.)


    Rowdy Rauder (first weekend in October)

    Volunteer to work on the race course. Adults and students are needed. Click on the link to register http://www.rowdyrauder.com. Contact Sara Merrill at smerrill@maclay.org


    Students can sign up with Mrs. Ashcroft (Middle School) or Mrs. Kiser (Lower School) to tutor younger kids. This may change as we build our academic resource center.

    Maclay Summer Camp Junior Counselor (Sign up in May)

    Volunteer to help at Maclay’s weekly summer camps. Contact Mrs. Harris (lharris@maclay.org )or Mrs. Bas (hbas@maclay.org) for a form to sign up.


    Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) at Children’s Home Society

    Once per week, for 1-2 hours, a volunteer will come into the office and make follow up phone calls to clients to complete satisfaction surveys. Other tasks may include making copies, assembling informational folders, organizing the clothing and snack closets, and light cleaning of the reception area. Contact Kendra Walker or Annalise Spotts at (850) 921-0772.

    Children’s Home Society Back-to-School Drive (July-August)

    Children’s Home Society’s goal is to collect backpacks and school supplies for more than 400 children and teens in the Big Bend area. They can utilize volunteers to assist with organizing inventory, stuffing the backpacks, and assisting case managers with loading the backpacks. They host a distribution event for ages 13-17. Contact Shannon Clement, Volunteer Coordinator with Children's Home Society at shannon.clement@chsfl.org.

    Children’s Home Society FHM Meetings (June & July)

    Every month, Foster Home Management holds a workshop for foster parents, and during these meetings volunteers are needed to supervise the foster children. It lasts only a few hours and is actually really fun. 10 volunteers are needed per meeting. Contact Shannon Clement, Volunteer Coordinator with Children's Home Society at shannon.clement@chsfl.org.

    Daughters of the Nile

    Volunteer at various events to help raise money for Shriner Children’s Hospital. Contact Rachel Roopnarine at (850)591-4917.

    Early Steps at Children’s Home Society

    Volunteers are needed to assist in coordinating services for infants and toddler, from birth to age three, who have developmental delays. This may include direct service and administrative duties. Contact Shannon Clement, Volunteer Coordinator with Children's Home Society at shannon.clement@chsfl.org.

    Gulf Winds Track Club

    GWTC is always in need of volunteers for different races to help at aid stations or course monitors. Contact Coach Droze at gdroze@maclay.org.

    Lee’s Place

    Lee’s Place has many events and always are looking for volunteers. They are a nonprofit grief, loss and trauma-counseling center providing professional mental health counseling and training services. Contact Beth Tedio at (850) 841-7733. 

    The Oasis Center for Women and Girls

    Many volunteer opportunities available. Visit site for more details. http://www.theoasiscenter.net/7.html

    Pace Center for Girls

    This organization is looking for math tutor volunteers. Contact Casey Duncan at (850) 241-0241.

    Salvation Army

    Volunteer at the Salvation Army by ringing the bell during holiday season, sorting items at the thrift store or cooking meals. Contact David Roberts at (850) 893-4414 if interested.


    Children’s Home Society Super Saturday (August)

    Super Saturday is an event that Children’s Home Society along with Boys Town and other community based care agencies provide for their foster parents to receive their mandatory training hours! 15 to 20 people are typically needed for this event.

    Greenwing Field Day with Ducks Unlimited (late February)

    Volunteers will be responsible for helping set up and dismantle the event, as well as a variety of roles throughout the day to keep things running smooth. Contact David Cardman at dwcardman@gmail.com.

    Leon County Reading Council (early March)

    The Leon County Reading Council needs student volunteers (mature middle school students or high school students) to work at this fun, community-wide Dr. Seuss Pancake Breakfast. It is typically at the Applebees on the Parkway.  The students work as waiters or other fun jobs, and they always need a volunteer to dress up as The Cat in the Hat.  They can earn 3 or more volunteer hours plus have a big pancake breakfast at the end.  

    LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts Holiday Show (early December)

    Volunteer to help at the show by clicking on this link http://www.lemoyne.org/2015-holiday-show-volunteers/

    Maclay Annual Soccer Tournament (early December)

    This event is held at FSU and ball kids are needed. Contact Rene Lewis at (850) 228-2141 or rblewis2@me.com or Sarah Grant (850) 294-1400 or Sarahgrant@earthlink.net.

    Modern Language Expo (early spring)

    This expo gives students the opportunity to make impromptu speeches, declaim poetry, and perform one-act plays and musical pieces that are in the language they study. It is held at a different school each year. Contact Mrs. Bas (hbas@maclay.org) or Mrs. Moody (kmoody@maclay.org) to volunteer. Students can earn up to 6 hours of service.

    Second Harvest Food Bank 

    Help harvest potatoes at Lott's Community Garden, about 20 minutes south of Tallahassee at 39 Lott Road, Monticello FL, 32344. They will be working from 8:30 to 11:30 and this event is dependent upon the weather. Contact Turner Barnes at tbarnes@fightinghunger.org

    St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer (late September)

    Visit https://www.stjude.org/get-involved/at-play/fitness-for-st-jude/st-jude-walk-run-to-end-childhood-cancer.html

    Tails and Trails Race with the Animal Shelter Foundation (early May)

    Help is needed on race day for this event. Contact Claudia Machado at claudiaucf08@gmail.com or 787-525-9199.