Volunteer Today!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for The Mustard Seed of Central Florida. For individual opportunities, our hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For individual opportunities, please fill out an application, and our team will reach out to you! For group volunteer opportunities, please email us at volunteer@mustardseedfla.org to get started.

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 complete their paperwork, give general information, and answer 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, and clothing warehouse and for special events. For immediate assistance please contact call  407.875.2040 or email Volunteer@mustardseedfla.org.

Tell us about your experience volunteering with us: Fill out a volunteer survey

Methods of Volunteering

Groups

Corporations, organizations, churches and clubs between 5-65 volunteers are invited to help us in our warehouse with hands-on volunteer opportunities. Tasks are assigned by need of The Mustard Seed and size of the group. No experience needed, scheduling flexible. Limited weekend opportunities.

Individuals

If you’re looking to give back, socialize, gain leadership skills, network, or do some community service* hours, then TMS is the place for you. Must be 16 years of age or older. Opportunities available M-F from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

*Court ordered community service must be discussed on a case-by-case basis with the volunteer coordinator.

Check out these volunteer steps for success!

Spanish Speaking Volunteers

Bilingual Spanish-English volunteers are desperately needed. People whose first language is Spanish are moving to Central Florida fleeing disaster. Spanish speaking volunteers are needed now more than ever. Flexible days and times; remote opportunities available.

Youth (under 16 years old)

Volunteers must be 16 or older to work in the warehouse. Volunteers 13-15 may still work without adult supervision in other areas. Volunteers under 13 are able to sign-up for special family volunteer events with adult supervision. Opportunities may vary; scheduling is flexible.

Media Volunteers

Talented with photography and/ or videography and own your own equipment? Help us highlight our amazing client stories, as well as show the public the beauty of what we do. Creativity is encouraged, and schedules are flexible!

Outreach Volunteer

Join TMS Street team and become an advocate of our organization. Promote TMS through placing marketing materials, social media outreach, and represent TMS at local events. Occasional days and times, flexible; remote opportunities available.

Court-Mandated Volunteers

For those in need of completing court-mandated community service hours, please note each volunteer is considered on a case-by-case basis.

See our volunteers in action!

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