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Weather Causes Increase In Baby Squirrels Falling From Trees

By on September 9th, 2015 | Last updated: September 9, 2015 at 5:41 pm

Severe rain has caused baby squirrels to fall out of trees. Florida Wildlife Care Inc. has developed a volunteer program dedicated to nursing these squirrels back to health.

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Gainesville’s Citizen On Patrol Program Expands, Deters Crime

By on April 15th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Gainesville’s Citizens on Patrol program, which began in 2010, is working to expand from a modest 10-person unit to the likes of Citrus County’s COP program which currently boasts around 500 volunteers.

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Therapy Dog Shadow Remembered By His Owner, Those He Helped Volunteering

By on March 20th, 2015 | Last updated: March 20, 2015 at 5:58 pm

A black Lab named Shadow died recently after more than a decade of therapy work at the Tower Road Branch Library. The Read With A Dog program will continue to be held every Wednesday afternoon, but Shadow will be missed by those who knew him.

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Hawthorne Volunteer Trash Collector A Fixture In Community

By on January 28th, 2015 | Last updated: January 27, 2015 at 6:05 pm

When a doctor recommended he get more exercise, Hawthorne resident Winford Jenkins, 57, began taking daily walks around the city. After noticing just how much trash cluttered the streets, he decided to do something about it.

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Tis the Season to Give, But Floridians Are Largely Scrooges With Their Time

By on December 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: December 22, 2014 at 1:48 pm

While volunteerism rates in Florida may still be ranked relatively low, people like Bill and Verna Brown try to change that by gathering food and help by giving it out to the rural areas in North Central Florida.

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Cart Program Gives Rural Disabled New Opportunities

By on November 24th, 2014 | Last updated: November 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm

A volunteer workshop outside Jacksonville produces carts for disabled members of rural communities overseas. Designed for those with little to no use of their legs, the carts are propelled by hand-powered handles.

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Volunteers no longer needed in search for missing UF student

By on October 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Police have ended the call for volunteers to participate in the search for UF student Christian Aguilar who has been missing for more than two weeks. The volunteer check-in post at the Florida Farm Bureau in Gainesville, which has been […]

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