People Helping People is at the Heart of our Mission
Our Success is Built on a Network of Volunteers
Since 1973, Senior Friendship Centers volunteers have worked more than 1.7 million hours, with an in-kind value of over $49 million. Our volunteers are greeters, teachers, instructors, servers, technology experts, musicians, friendly visitors for the homebound, and more. They affirm our belief that when people give part of themselves to help others, they set in motion a continuum of compassion that extends beyond ourselves, to our neighbors, our community, and the world.
How Do You Become a Volunteer at Senior Friendship Centers?
In Sarasota, Charlotte, DeSoto, and Lee counties, the easiest way to become a volunteer is to print out, complete, and return the Volunteer Application. After the application has been received, you will have an opportunity to learn about current organizational needs and opportunities before selecting the area that most appeals to you.
Volunteer Contacts by County
Sarasota Friendship Center
1888 Brother Geenen Way
Sarasota, FL 34236
Venice Friendship Center
2359 Scenic Drive
Venice, FL 34293
Call (941) 255-0723 or mail/drop off application:
Charlotte County Friendship Center
27420 Voyageur Drive
Harbour Heights/Punta Gorda, FL 33983
Call (863) 494-5965 or mail/drop off application:
DeSoto Friendship Center
917 North Arcadia Avenue
Arcadia, Florida 34266