Category Archives: Volunteering

Social Justice Activist Fights to Bridge Gaps in Equality and Create Unity Across Cultures

by Shelby Durden Jacksonville University Intern Chevara Orrin’s earliest memory of activism was as a three-year old, sleeping in concrete building tubes across the street from the White House in support of the Bangladesh Liberation War and protesting famine in … Continue reading

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Volunteer Uses His Love of Sports to Touch Our Community for GOOD

Mike’s countless hours advocating for non-profits
is duplicated by his company’s generous printing
services, giving causes a voice in the community. Continue reading

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Overcoming Obstacles to Serve Others

Mike started a fundraiser to buy new batteries for
his neighbor’s wheelchairs. He installed them all
himself, for free. He does so much to benefit his
community, all from his wheelchair. Continue reading

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Dr. Donates Vision Care to Working Uninsured

Last year Dr. Rose gave 221 hours & provided
$55,250 of physician services to 300 uninsured
patients through Volunteers in Medicine.
Dr. Rose is 85 years young. Continue reading

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Teen Volunteer Promotes Global Literacy

As a child, Katie’s written words advocated for
the homeless. Now, she’s helping promote global
literacy to children in need. Continue reading

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Volunteer Cooks Up Awareness & Funding For Epilepsy

by Shelby Durden Jacksonville University Intern Jeff and Dawn Sedlitz are a very special couple who have dedicated their time and talents to raising money and awareness for the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. Their grandson, Steven, of Port St. Lucie, … 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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Army Veteran’s Mission to Serve the Homeless of Jacksonville

by Shelby Durden Jacksonville University Intern Caitlan Chorbak is an Army veteran with a huge heart. Caitlan has a way of empowering and motivating others to do what they never before imagined. She found her passion working with the homeless … 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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