We need individual volunteers to assist in the following areas:

Seed Boutique & Community Shop: sorting donations, hanging clothes, restocking shelves and organizing items by size. This opportunity is available for volunteers ages 12-15 accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and volunteers ages 16+ without supervision. Volunteers will bend, stand and move items (no more than 5 pounds), though volunteers can be accommodated with a seated job in this location.

Warehouse: lift and move furniture, unload incoming donations, organize donations in the loft, assist with loading furniture for clients. Volunteers in this location must be 16 or older and able to lift 30 pounds. Additional training in proper lifting techniques will be provided.

Mattress Recycling: The Mustard Seed recycles 95 percent of an unusable mattress’s components. Volunteers in this area will help cut and pull apart mattresses and move recycled materials into sorted piles. Volunteers in this area must be 18 years of age or older and be able to lift 25 pounds.

If you are considering our site for court-mandated service, click here.

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Client Story: Natalia

Natalia walked into The Mustard Seed feeling sad and defeated. However, after receiving clothing assistance, she left smiling with her spirits lifted, thanks to YOUR kind support. A storm destroyed a large portion of Natalia’s Sanford home after a tree crashed through the roof. She shares the hom…

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Client Story: Nicholas

Nicholas had been living in an apartment with only an air mattress for five months and used it to sleep and eat on. Thanks to YOUR kind support, Nicholas doesn’t have to choose between buying food or furniture. Nicholas, who was born blind in one eye, works at Lighthouse Central Florida – a…

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Client Story: Tyisha

Tyisha, 29, and her three children, ages 11, 10 and 7, and her 14-year-old sister, had been living out of her car for seven months. The family had been homeless for about five years and lived temporarily with various friends. Tyisha’s mother died from cancer in 2015 and her sister, 18 at the time…

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Latest News

Drop off donations on July 30

July 29, 2020

The Mustard Seed will not be accepting drop off donations on Thursday, July 30, due to an onsite community event. We will accept drop offs again on Friday, July 31, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Thank you for your understanding!… read more

Chairs 4 Charity Postponed

June 26, 2020

Chairs 4 Charity has been postponed until Saturday, Sept. 19. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 circumstances and will adjust the event accordingly. Thank you for your support! … read more