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Daystar Life Center, Inc.

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Founded in 1982, Daystar Life Center is a community-supported non-profit organization that assists our neighbors in need with basic necessities in times of hardship. We do this by providing services with compassion, dignity and respect and advocating for those who would otherwise go without.

Due to COVID-19, we are offering limited services. We currently have the following volunteer opportunities available:

(URGENT NEED) Receptionist - The Receptionist answers phones and helps clients through the services and/or referral process.

CHOICE Food pantry volunteers needed to help sort, rotate and stock the food and fill grocery bags for clients. There is no in-person contact with clients at this time.

Grocery runners take carts of food to clients' vehicles or give bags directly to clients. There is in-person contact with clients at this time.

Organic garden and composting - Our new facility has 625 sq. ft of raised garden beds. Gardeners and those wanting to learn are needed for planting, maintaining, harvesting and prepping for distribution. Our lead volunteer will guide the process. Produce is distributed to clients.

Receptionist - SPECIAL NEED The receptionist answers Daystar's main phone line between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and directs the call to the correct staff or provides information about services. There is no direct client contact.

Data Entry - The Data Entry volunteer enters the demographic information recorded by the Interviewer on each client into Daystar’s client database system. Accuracy of records is vitally important.

Interviewers - The Interviewer conducts phone interviews with clients seeking financial assistance to assess their situation and determine how the agency can meet their needs. If Daystar is unable to assist the client, the Interviewer will work to provide referrals to community providers that may be able to help. Training will be provided. There is no in-person contact with clients at this time.

Mail Clerk - The Mail Clerk receives and processes client mail. This individual is responsible for sorting and placing mail in client folders and distributing mail to clients who come to pick it up daily. There is no in-person contact with clients at this time.

Maintenance/Clean-Up - Volunteers needed for indoor and outdoor maintenance. Help is needed for general cleaning and up-keep in and around the building. This may include vacuuming, mopping, dusting, and picking up trash outside.

Group opportunities available!

Marketing & Social Media Assistant- This volunteer assists Daystar's Marketing and Community Engagement Manager with campaigns, brand management, promotions and communications. Experience with all social media platforms and SEO is welcomed. Great opportunity for a secondary school or college student, or a retired professional to expand Daystar's audience.

Join our dedicated family of 200 volunteers to help our neighbors in need.

Information sessions are held the first and third Monday of every month at 1:30 p.m. at 1055 28th Street South St. Petersburg. This session reviews the history of the organization, the clientele we serve, and the job opportunities available.

For more information about volunteering, please contact Leanne Scalli at leanne.scalli@daystarlife.com

More opportunities with Daystar Life Center, Inc.

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About Daystar Life Center, Inc.



Mission Statement

Daystar Life Center provides the necessities of life to our neighbors in need in order to alleviate hunger, homelessness, and hopelessness.


Started as an outreach ministry by St. Mary, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in St. Petersburg, Florida, Daystar Life Center provides temporary, emergency intervention to individuals and families in need. In addition to the basic necessities of food, clothing, and personal hygiene items, Daystar also offers innovative programs and services that address specifically identified needs in our community. These include: Florida I.D. and birth certificate assistance, secure mail service, financial assistance for utilities, rent and local transportation, access to telephones and computers, pet food assistance, SNAP and WIC assistance and authentication, organic, sustainably cultivated community garden, blood pressure screening, Health Navigator assistance, free tax services, and individual advocacy and referral service.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


1055 28th Street SouthSt. Petersburg, FL 33712



  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Administrative Support
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Resource Development / Management


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Monday - Friday. Client services take place Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Must have patience, compassion and a desire to serve our "neighbors in need".

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