Volunteer Opportunities

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Lend a Hand

Volunteering through the City is a great way to stay involved in the community and invest in it through a donation of personal time and labor. Citizen involvement and volunteer service is important to the City and the need for volunteers continues to increase as resources become even more limited. The Involved Citizens Active in Neighborhoods (ICAN) program allows the community to focus its efforts based on priorities and needs assessment and opportunities focus on education, neighborhood development, environmental conservation, and green initiatives throughout the city.


The City of St. Petersburg is partnering with Somebody Cares Tampa Bay for CareFest to provide community service in your city!

CareFest is a community outreach program that helps homeowners in need with minor home repairs, yard work, and painting through in-kind donations and volunteers. Other projects such as donation drives, and neighborhood cleanups are also encouraged. Each year, volunteers complete more than 400 projects throughout the Tampa Bay Area.

Volunteer at CareFest

The celebration of volunteering and giving back to the community runs from September 1 through Tuesday, October 31, 2023. As a City of Compassion, St. Pete knows that once our own needs are met, we must look to the needs of others. CareFest allows community members to make a direct positive impact by helping their neighbors who live, work and play in St. Pete. 

Ways to Participate

  • Adopt a Project: Visit carefestusa.com to adopt a local project.

  • Organize a Neighborhood Cleanup: Neighborhood leaders can contact the Neighborhood Relations Department at Ivan.Fountain@stpete.org or 727-892-5141 for more information and to schedule. Up to two neighborhood cleanups may be scheduled in the city per weekend.
  • Host a Donation Drive: Collect items to donate to local nonprofit organizations. Contact the Neighborhood Relations Department at ICAN@stpete.org or 727-892-5141 for more information.

  • Donate Funds: Make a donation at a Power of Change Donation Station to support homeless services. Make easy, automatic donations through your utility bill by signing up for the Utility Assistance Program at www.stpete.org/UAP.

  • More: Contact the Neighborhood Relations Department at ICAN@stpete.org or 727-892-5141 for a list of project ideas, partners, local organizations and ways to help.

Track Your Impact

Help the City track your impact. Report back to the Neighborhood Relations Department with how your neighborhood helped the community during CareFest by emailing ICAN@stpete.org. If your neighborhood has helped in ways not listed, let us know!

Annual CareFest Event

The City will hold our annual CareFest event to show appreciation for those who volunteer during CareFest.

Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
City on a Hill Church
4265 13th Ave. N.

Event parking information can be found here.

Any questions about CareFest, contact Reneé Van Sickle at renee.vansickle@stpete.org or 727-892-5087.

Involved Citizens Active in Neighborhoods (ICAN)

The Involved Citizens Active in Neighborhoods (ICAN) program is a working partnership with City departments and local nonprofit organizations to develop an easy route for residents who are interested in volunteering. ICAN promotes City initiatives while offering residents access to a wide range of volunteering opportunities through community partners. 

Volunteer Sign Up

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