Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

The Helping Exchange

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

The Helping Exchange

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The Nassau County Council on Aging will host a Circle of Friends volunteer meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Eastside Senior Center, 1367 S. 18th St., Fernandina Beach.

Officials will discuss volunteer opportunities with the Circle of Friends. Current volunteers are encouraged to attend to get an update on ongoing activities.

For more information, call Volunteer Coordinator Frances Bartelt at 261-0701.


The Nassau County Volunteer Center places volunteers with agencies and organizations.

Volunteers are needed in the following areas: clerical/ receptionist, yard work, pressure washing/exterior painting, docents, greeters/reception, pantry help, clerical help in Hilliard, medical clinic help, costume seamstresses and tour guides.

For more information, call 261-2771, e-mail or stop by the center at 1001 Atlantic Ave., Suite B, in Fernandina Beach.


Take Stock in Children is recruiting volunteers to be mentors for middle- and high-school students.

Each mentor must agree to be fingerprinted, attend a three-hour training session in August and commit to being a mentor for a full school year.

For more information, contact Director Jody Mackle at 548-4464 or


Communities in Schools of Nassau County seeks volunteers for programs in Nassau County middle and high schools. Tutors, interview and career coaches, interview challenge judges, mentors and speakers are needed.

For more information, call RoseMary Collins, director of community volunteers, at 321-2000 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.


The Nassau County Council on Aging needs a volunteer to create and maintain its database.

The volunteer must be proficient in Access or Excel and able to work two to three hours a day for a couple of weeks. …

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