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High School Students - Volunteer in Our Teaching Tools Store for Community Service Hours

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Hillsborough Education Foundation

The Teaching Tools Resource Center relies on dedicated volunteers to help us run the store when it's open for shopping. We are looking for reliable and friendly volunteers to help us greet teachers, check-in & check-out teachers, help stock shelves, and more. You may volunteer once, regularly, or a couple of times throughout the year.

- Volunteers Needed for Afternoon Shifts:

  • Mondays - 2:30PM-5:30PM
  • Wednesdays - 3:00PM-6:00PM
  • Thursdays - 2:30PM-5:30PM
High school students are encouraged to sign up to volunteer! Students 14 years or older can volunteer without a parent and/or guardian present as long as they submit a parental consent form. Students 11-13 must volunteer with a parent or guardian.

Teaching Tools Resource Center Information

At our Teaching Tools Resource Center, teachers in Title I schools can shop for core school supplies and other resources needed for their classrooms.

Because of the community’s support, our Teaching Tools Resource Center provided Hillsborough County teachers and students with more than $2.7 million in supplies last year.

Our resource center is located at Hillsborough Education Foundation: 2306 N. Howard Avenue in Tampa and is open throughout the school year, July-May.

Qualifying teachers can shop twice per semester per our current policy. Last year, one monthly shopping trip averaged $257 in free supplies for a teacher.


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About Hillsborough Education Foundation

Location:

2306 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to strengthen public education in Hillsborough County through advocacy, investment of resources and programs that empower every student to achieve both academic and personal success.

Description

Hillsborough Education Foundation is dedicated to deepening our impact on students and teachers to ensure every student receives a high-quality education. We are particularly focused on creating equity and leveling the playing field in our highest needs schools. Together with our partners, we are investing in a prosperous future for our community.

Our work centers around making an impact, engaging our community to invest in education and ensuring our teachers have the necessary resources to provide all students with an equal opportunity to graduate and achieve success. By strengthening public education, we strive to build a better community to positively impact the lives of individual teachers and students, regardless of background or economic status.

We pride ourselves in collaborating with our supporters to ensure your gifts are used in the most impactful way possible. For every dollar our partners invest, 92 cents is used directly for programs supporting teachers and students. It is due in part to our dedication to be responsible stewards of donors’ contributions that we have earned a 4 Star Charity rating from Charity Navigator.

As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Foundation provides Hillsborough County Public Schools with funding that is typically more flexible than restricted tax dollars. The funding and extra resources for the students, teachers, and schools helps to cover the gap that exists between what school budgets can cover, and what is needed to ensure the academic success of our students.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2306 N. Howard AvenueTampa, FL 33607

(27.96179,-82.48341)
 

SKILLS

  • Retail / Sales
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Volunteer shifts are 3 hours long. Volunteers can sign up for one shift or multiple.
  • Parental consent form for students 11-17 years old.

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