Volunteer Opportunities


“Christ is present in His word”.

Readers at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church are responsible to proclaim the scriptures during the celebration of the mass.  God speaks to our congregation through our Readers. The impact of God’s message depends on our conviction, preparation, and delivery.

If you wish to use your time and talent to serve in this ministry, you are entrusted in this holy responsibility.  There is an initial training, and as well as follow-up trainings to continue to grow in this ministry.  If you are interested in hearing more, please contact Lynn Graniero at 727-372-6181.


One Community Now is a faith based organization of local churches that work together to provide for the needs of our community.  We sponsor the annual “Hunger Walk”, the “Stand Down for Homeless and At Risk Veterans”, and the “Neighborhood Impact” initiative.  (www.communitynow.com)


Gulf Middle School
6419 Louisiana Avenue, New Port Richey, Florida 34653
Telephone (727) 774-8000       Fax (727) 774-8091


Gulf Middle School welcomes regular volunteers as well as occasional volunteers to help with a variety of projects.  All volunteers must complete an online application and be approved before beginning.


Guest Speakers for our AVID Program. AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing students for college. We are looking for individuals who attended college to speak to our students about how hard work and a college degree have helped them in their career.

Teachers’ helpers are needed to:

  • Correct students’ papers with use of answer key
  • Photocopy and/or assemble packets
  • Assist with small group instruction
  • Provide one-on-one tutoring and/or listening as a student reads aloud

ABC Clothes Closet – Washing and drying clothes. Organizing clothes and school supplies. Staffing the “store”  for students to come in and “shop”.

Cafeteria help is always welcome with food preparation and serving.

English Classes – Gulf Middle School has a significant Spanish-speaking population.  We are in need of adult volunteers to teach English to parents. This would be a once a week commitment in the evening for one hour. No experience speaking Spanish is needed.

Occasional volunteer opportunities include:

  • Sorting prizes before incentive festivals
  • Manning game stations at incentive festivals
  • Cutting and counting Box Tops for Kids
  • Helping with special events such as the GTE Financial Literacy Program

WATCH D.O.G.S. is a nationwide program designed to provide positive male role models at school.  The presence of Watch D.O.G.S. can help reduce bullying and increase security by providing an extra set of eyes and ears on campus.  The program also facilitates mentoring relationships between selected students and the volunteer.  WATCH D.O.G.S. can volunteer anywhere from 1 hour to a full day. For more information visit fathers.com/watchdogs.

Donations are always welcome. We accept shoes, jackets and clothing appropriate for 11-14 year olds (new or used- if used recently laundered is helpful) hygiene items, school supplies, recycled plastic newspaper or produce bags, gift cards or gift certificates to be used for staff incentive.

Volunteer Application Process: Go to http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/comm/volunteer/. When complete please contact Liz Kuhns at 727.774.8018 or email her at ekuhns@pasco.k12.fl.us.