You can make a difference!

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is a volunteer-led nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the Down syndrome and special needs community across west Florida. Our diverse range of programs caters to individuals of all age groups. Occasionally, we require volunteers to assist in running these programs, as well as for larger events throughout the year.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer* and being notified of future opportunities, please complete the following form. Your support and involvement are invaluable in helping us make a positive impact in our community. Thank you for considering joining our team!

*Must be 14 years or older to volunteer.

Have you ever been convicted of a crime (felony or misdemeanor) other than a minor traffic violation?
I understand the privacy and dignity of participants, donors, volunteers, and staff will always be respected. I will follow F.R.I.E.N.D.S. policies, standards, and guidelines. I give F.R.I.E.N.D.S. permission to take photographs and/or video of me, and I grant F.R.I.E.N.D.S. full rights to use such photographs and/or video of me, and any reproductions or adaptations thereof, for fundraising, publicity, or other purposes, including but not limited to the right to use them in printed and online publicity, social media, and press releases. Furthermore, I agree to release, defend, hold harmless and indemnify F.R.I.E.N.D.S. from any and all claims involving the use of my picture or likeness. I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to volunteers providing and/or engaging in volunteer activities, and I voluntarily agree to assume the risk of all injuries, death, damages, or loss, regardless of severity, that I may sustain as a result of such volunteer activities arising out of or in the course of my participation as a volunteer for which I choose to participate. I furthermore agree to waive and relinquish all claims I may have as a result of such volunteer activities against F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Down Syndrome Special Needs West Florida, or any of F.R.I.E.N.D.S.'s respective officers, sponsor(s), agents, and/or other volunteers, collectively or individually. . I release F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Down Syndrome Special Needs West Florida on account of any assistance, first-aid, or medical services in connection with any emergency while volunteering. By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
By submitting this form, you consent to receive future communications via email from F.R.I.E.N.D.S.. These communications may include updates, newsletters, event invitations, and other relevant information related to our organization's activities and initiatives. You may opt out of these communications at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the emails. Your information will be handled in accordance with our privacy policy.

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