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12 Fun & Exciting Volunteer Opportunities in Bonita Springs & Estero

Aug 16, 2018 01:30PM ● By Emma Eldridge
As the summer winds down and the kids head back to school, now's a good time to get involved in the community. From the Estero Historical Society to the Alzheimer's Support Network, we searched far and wide to find some of the best places in the Bonita Springs and Estero area that are currently seeking volunteers.

Below are 12 opportunities, broken down by category, which include working with animals, the environment, and arts & culture, as well as some places in nearby Naples and Fort Myers.


Do you have a heart for animals? These organizations in Bonita Springs and nearby Fort Myers give you the perfect opportunity to help and work with some incredible animals in need of TLC.

Gulf Coast Humane Society - Fort Myers FL

Gulf Coast Humane Society - Fort Myers, FL

Gulf Coast Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, no-kill, animal welfare organization established as the first non-profit animal welfare organization in southwest Florida in 1947.... Read More » 

Hollydogs Greyhound Adoption - Bonita Springs FL

Hollydogs Greyhound Adoption - Bonita Springs, FL

Our greyhounds enjoy a piece of native Florida in Bonita Springs. It is a 5 acre fenced Greyhound Paradise, where several critters also call it home, such as small rabbits, gopher tortois... Read More » 


With all of the devastation surrounding our coasts due to the red tides, these organizations are in need of some passionate and hardworking volunteers to maintain and care for our everglades, coastlines, and water resources. Here are the organizations local to Bonita Springs and Estero.

Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve - North Naples FL

Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve - North Naples, FL

Barefoot Beach Preserve is a 342 acre Collier County park and Florida State Preserve containing a nationally recognized beach and one of the largest gopher tortoise preserves in Southwest... Read More » 

Everglades Wonder Gardens - Bonita Springs FL

Everglades Wonder Gardens - Bonita Springs, FL

In 2014, a group of local residents formed the Bonita Wonder Gardens Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. With generous financial assistance, in the form of a loan from the City of ... Read More » 

CREW Land  Water Trust - Estero FL

CREW Land & Water Trust - Estero, FL

The CREW Land & Water Trust was established in 1989 as a nonprofit organization to coordinate the land acquisition, land management, and public use of the 60,000-acre Corkscrew Region... Read More » 


Arts & Culture

Ever wonder what it takes to keep an arts or culture organization running? Consider getting involved behind the scenes and see where you can be of help. 

Center for Visual Arts Bonita Springs - Bonita Springs FL

Center for Visual Arts Bonita Springs - Bonita Springs, FL

We began over 20 years ago with a small group of artists, providing free art programs to local youth in our schools. Across the years we’ve kept pace, becoming a cultural heart to our com... Read More » 

Estero Historical Society - Estero FL

Estero Historical Society - Estero, FL

Our mission is to learn, teach, and preserve the history of Estero. It is our hope and vision that by our continuing efforts we will help secure a rich historical legacy for future gen... Read More » 


Quality of Life

There are so many ways we can help our fellow man. Wether you prefer volunteering as a tutor for kids, connecting with seniors suffering from alzheimers or serving a good meal to those in need, these organizations seeks to improve peoples lives and make our community a better place to live.

Literacy Council Gulf Coast - Bonita Springs FL

Literacy Council Gulf Coast - Bonita Springs, FL

To assist adults and children to acquire the literacy skills necessary to improve their quality of life. Read More » 

Caf of Life - Bonita Springs FL

Café of Life - Bonita Springs, FL

Founded in 1998, in its formative months the Café of Life offered coffee to its clients. From this humble beginning, the Café of Life has become a fixture in Bonita Springs, serving lunch... Read More » 

Alzheimers Support Network Inc - Naples FL

Alzheimer’s Support Network Inc - Naples, FL

Alzheimer’s Support Network, Inc. is a non-profit serving families affected by Alzheimer’s in Collier County, Florida. We serve over 5,600 families with support groups, educational train... Read More » 

United Way of Lee Hendry Glades and Okeechobee Counties - Fort Myers  FL

United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties - Fort Myers , FL

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee is a volunteer organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people in our community. Read More » 

Bonita Springs Assistance Office - Bonita Springs  FL

Bonita Springs Assistance Office - Bonita Springs , FL

Our mission is to provide temporary assistance to residents of Bonita Springs who have been affected by an unexpected crisis. Our goal is to foster independence and self-reliance through ... Read More »    

  As always, if we're missing any of your favorites, tell us in the comments below!