Category Archives: HOJ Events

Volunteer Lives His Faith By Serving Others

Sherrick’s volunteer service is not only helping to
clothe the needy, but also putting pride
& confidence back on their faces. Continue reading

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Volunteer Inspires Teens With Passion for Service to Others

Christine encourages teens to volunteer, helping create a passion for service that will follow them for the rest of their lives! Continue reading

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Volunteer is Dedicated to Keeping Jacksonville Beautiful

by Shelby Durden Chris Buckley is the recipient of the 2016 HandsOn Earth Award for her work with the Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission. The Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission is a local, grassroots affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s largest … Continue reading

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12-Year Old is Bound for Mars, but Leaving Footprints of GOOD Here On Earth!

    by Shelby Durden Jacksonville University Intern Taylor Richardson  is the 2016 HandsOn Youth in Action Award recipient. With more than 100  community service hours and more than 700 books donated to children through the community, Taylor is truly … Continue reading

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Clyde Garrett – Committed to Preserving Our Land

Clyde Garret is a full-time volunteer at North Florida Land Trust where he handles administrative and accounting services. In 2013 alone, Clyde volunteered more than 1,500 hours of his time with North Florida Land Trust. Clyde’s background as a commercial … Continue reading

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JT Townsend – Paying it Forward for People With Disabilities

JT Townsend, Jr. was a senior at Episcopal High School in 2004 when he was hit on the football field and suffered a near-fatal spinal injury. After undergoing multiple surgeries and months of physical therapy, JT was ready to return … Continue reading

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City Year Volunteers Help Struggling Students Get Back on Track

City Year Jacksonville AmeriCorps members are serving full-time at Andrew Jackson High School and Matthew Gilbert Middle School during the 2012-2013 school year. Teams of 10 City Year members per school are collaborating with teachers and other organizations to address … Continue reading

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Love of Gardening Blossomed into Volunteering

Tim Armstrong’s love of growing food has led him to, in the very literal sense, plant seeds in our community that grow into ways to nourish people. Through his efforts, the North Florida School of Special Education transformed their backyard … Continue reading

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Jack Diamond – Touching our Community for GOOD

Since coming to Jacksonville in 1970, Jack Diamond, Principal at Diamond Architectural Group has left an indelible print of GOOD in our community. Just a few of the well-recognized projects Jack is responsible for include the Prudential Tower and Complex, … Continue reading

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Job Corps Students – Committed To Be Part of the Solution!

The Jacksonville Job Corps is an educational, technical career and volunteering organization for students between the ages of 15 – 25.  Students volunteer their time to community service after their training days and on weekends. They have built raised flower … Continue reading

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