Punta Gorda Chamber Guide 2022

Punta Gorda Chamber Guide 2022

2022 Members and Visitors Guide for the Punta Gorda Area

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Page 84 2022 Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce Members & Visitors Guide Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center Volunteers can assist in the office, maintain trails, give presentations, work in the gift shop, garden and more. 10941 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda. 941- 575-5435, www. checflorida.org/ Friends Of The Punta Gorda Library This is a non-profit organization that supports the library programs and services.Members support adult, teen, and children's programs, sponsor community programs, publish a newsletter of the library happenings and operate the Friends bookstore. Membership and fees required. 401 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda. friendspg.org/ Loveland Center This nonprofit center helps children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Volunteers teach classes, tutor, do maintenance, help with special events and do administrative work. 4075 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.941- 493-0016, www. lovelandcenter.org/ Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary Many Florida students are required to do Community Service for School Credit to graduate and Octagon is recognized in the area as a place do this.Volunteers help prepare food and feed animals, clean habitats and enclosures and grounds maintenance. 41660 Horseshoe Road, Punta Gorda. 239-543-1130, www. octagonwildlife.org Peace River Wildlife Center The center has over 100 active volunteers contributing more than 12,000 hours a year. People interested in joining them must be at least 16. Volunteers are greeters, tour guides and help with habitat enrichment, gift shop sles and maintenance. 3400 Ponce de Leon Parkway, Punta Gorda. 941-637-3830, www.prwildlife.org Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens Volunteers serve as docents, welcome guests, work in the gift shop, fundraise and help propagate plants. 5800 Riverside Drive,Punta Gorda. 941-621-8299, peacerivergardens.org Port Charlotte Score This group provides free confidential counseling and seminars on business issues. Often looking for subject matter experts for presentations and local chapter support. 1777 Tamiami Trail, Suite 411, Port Charlotte. 941- 743-6179, portcharlotte.score.org Punta Gorda History Center There is a form online for those interested in volunteering for the center which holds a large collection of documents, books, maps and more relevant to the history of Punta Gorda. 512 E. Grace Street (Grace Street Annex),Punta Gorda. 941- 258- 2080, puntagordahistorycenter. blogspot.com/ Punta Gorda Symphony Friends This group organizes social and volunteer activities to benefit, promote, and serve the symphony. Membership and fees required.941-205-5996, www.pgsymphony.org/ community/#volunteer Senior Friendship Centers Senior Friendship Centers is a nonprofit organization serving older adults in four counties in Southwest Florida, including Charlotte County. Volunteers include greeters, teachers, physicians, dance instructors, servers, technology experts, musicians and office assistants. 27420 Voyageur Drive, Punta Gorda. 941- 255- 0723, friendshipcenters.org Special Olympics Charlotte County Volunteers can assist in a variety of programs at a local, regional and statewide level. Some opportunities require long-term commitments and specific skills. 4456 Tamiami Trail A-8, Port Charlotte. 941-391-6906, www. specialolympicsflorida.org Suncoast Humane Society Volunteers are visitor assistants, dog walkers, cat caretakers, foster parents and more. They also can work in the society's thift stores and help with fundraising. 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood. 941- 474- 7884, www.humane.org Team Punta Gorda This is an all volunteer-driven organization committed to making the greater Punta Gorda area a great place to live, work and play. Originally created after the devastation caused by Hurricane Charley in 2004, volunteers focus on a wide variety of projects to enhance this historic waterside community. 27 Sullivan Street, Suite 124, Punta Gorda. 941- 637-8326, teampuntagorda.org Valerie's House This nonprofit organization serves Charlotte, Sarasota, Lee, and Collier County. They provide resources and services for grieving children and families who have lost a loved one. Volunteers assist in facilitating support groups, mentoring, fundraising events, and outreach opportunities. P.O. Box 494514, Port Charlotte, FL 33949, 239-841-0382, christine@ valerieshouse.org, www. valerieshouse.org Visual Art Center Volunteers contribute in various ways including in the gift shop, library, office as well as helping with exhibits and special events, fundraising and membership recruitment. 210 Maud Street, Punta Gorda. 941- 639-8810, visualartcenter.org Yah Yah Girls Inc. — Back Pack Kidz Volunteers help gather supplies, fill backpacks and deliver them to schools every week. 1133 Bal Harbor Blvd. #1139, Punta Gorda. 941- 456- 2537, www.theyahyahgirls.com Sun file photo Volunteers with Special Olympics of Charlotte County may be coaches or serve in other capacities for the organization which require special skills.

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