Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome individual volunteers, or assist you in coordinating a group effort by your business, club or social organization. Our generous volunteers help keep our operating expenses down, but we are in constant need of more volunteers to assist our staff in serving our client families. Some typical volunteer opportunities include:

  • Mustard Seed Boutique – Volunteers assist our clothing manager in sorting, counting, hanging and displaying the thousands of items of clothing that we receive each month. Volunteers are also needed to work directly with families to help in completing their paperwork, as well as giving general information and answering telephone questions related to the clothing bank.
  • Furniture Bank – Volunteers are needed to help receive, clean, refurbish and inventory furniture as well as assist families in selecting furniture and loading it into their vehicles.
  • Toys, Linens and House wares – Each of these areas needs volunteers for counting, cleaning, sorting and arranging the items on shelves in each of the departments.
  • Maintenance – Are you handy with tools or a paintbrush? Can you help with plumbing, electrical, or landscape maintenance? Contact our office to sign up as a volunteer.
  • Recycling – Manually deconstruct mattresses for recycling. Sort other recyclable items to support our “Green Initiatives”

If you are interested in volunteering and would like to be contacted please fill in all information and someone will contact you shortly. The Mustard Seed needs volunteers in our furniture, clothing warehouse and for special events. For immediate assistance please contact call  407.875.2040 or email Volunteer@mustardseedfla.org.

Client Story: Catherine

Hurricane Irma obliterated the Eatonville apartment Catherine lived in for 19 years. When a tree crashed on her home during the storm she ran outside and took shelter in her truck until the storm had passed. “The whole apartment was leaking so I said I can’t stay here because the ceiling…

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Client Story: Joseph

Joseph lost his leg in a motorcycle accident when he was 25 years old and walks with a prosthetic leg. He became addicted to pain pills over the years while coping with his injury. He spent more than two months in a drug addiction treatment program to get his life and health back on track. Joseph, 4…

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Client Story: Randy

Randy, a supply officer in the Navy during the Vietnam War, said he lost his wife 1 1/2 years ago after 44 years of marriage. That’s when things took a turn for the worse. “I couldn’t handle the funeral and walked out,” he said. “She was my best friend.” Randy sai…

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Thank you City of Orlando – Nov. 12, 2018

November 13, 2018

The Mustard Seed is honored to be one of 39 organizations receiving a grant from the City of Orlando Community Investment Program. Thank you City of Orlando for investing $20,000 in The Mustard Seed’s Furnishing Basic Stability for Individuals and Families program.… read more

Taste of Orlando – Nov. 10, 2018

November 1, 2018

Come out and support The Mustard Seed at Taste of Orlando at Waterford Lakes Town Center on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We’ll be serving beer and wine by the man cave. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Mustard Seed! Details here.… read more