As a Junior Ambassador of Goodwill – or J.A.G. for short – high school students in Pinellas County, Tampa, Ocala and Lakeland can earn community service hours in a fun and meaningful way. Goodwill-Suncoast’s week-long summer program introduces teens to the organization’s daily operations. Each day students volunteer in a different setting, helping others in the community while earning 35 volunteer hours in one week.
Depending on location, the volunteers will learn about, and lend a helping hand in, Goodwill’s retail stores, outlets and warehouse operations and in Goodwill’s Life Skills Development program for adults with disabilities. They may also visit Goodwill’s BookWorks book room, helping in all facets of the childhood literacy program.
The summer program runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Upon completion of the one-week program, additional volunteer hours may be available.
To learn more or to register online, go to www.goodwill-suncoast.org/junior-ambassadors
Goodwill Industries-Suncoast is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. The organization’s successful donated goods retail operation helps support its human services in 10 counties in West Central Florida including employment services, training and job placement for people with disabilities, a children’s literacy program, affordable apartment communities for seniors and people with disabilities, and community corrections programs. For more information, visit www.goodwill-suncoast.org.Goodwill Industries-Suncoast is a 501(c)(3)