Group Volunteers

If you’re seeking a hands-on team building experience where you can make a difference in your local community, then The Mustard Seed of Central Florida is the place for you.

Whether you are a church, club, business or organization, you can have fun with your team while volunteering with us. Tasks vary by day depending on the needs of our organization, but typical tasks include: donation sorting, warehouse organizing, mattress recycling, assisting in our Seed Boutique & Community Shop, organizing our dish and linen rooms and assisting clients. If you have a special skill set and would like to schedule a specific task with us, feel free to contact the community engagement manager to coordinate that special project. We are always open to new ideas and improving our operations with the help of the local community!

The Mustard Seed of Central Florida accepts groups as few as five people with a maximum of 65 people at a time. Dates and times are flexible and are scheduled on a first come, first-served basis with the community engagement manager. Our hours are M-F between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and occasional Saturday mornings from 9 a.m.-Noon are available. We ask groups do a minimum of three hours in order to ensure we can finish projects started by the group. Typical shifts during the week are either morning (9 a.m.-Noon) or afternoon (1 p.m.-4 p.m.), but shifts are scheduled uniquely for each group in conjunction with the group and community engagement manager. To schedule a volunteer shift email: volunteer@mustardseedfla.org with the name of your organization, a phone number, point of contact’s email address, the number of volunteers you plan to bring and two dates and time options. Please allow one month in advance to schedule your group.

Client Story: Ronnie

Thanks to you, Ronnie has much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Ronnie had been sleeping on the floor for two weeks after moving out of a hotel room and into his own home for the first time in seven years. Ronnie had an empty home, but your support of The Mustard Seed’s furniture program enab…

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Client Story: Jessica

Jessica fled an unhealthy relationship and lived out of her car with her young daughter and then in homes with several different families. With the help of kindhearted people, Jessica and her daughter regained stability and dignity. A year ago, friends introduced the 24-year-old to her now boyfrien…

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Client Story: Lionel and Chyrisse

Lionel and Chyrisse lost their Tampa home of nine years in 2018 when they couldn’t keep up with rental payments. The couple’s income dropped after the call center Chyrisse worked at cut her hours because business slowed. Chyrisse said she offered to make partial payments to cover a portion of t…

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Latest News

Furniture Pickup Delays

December 5, 2019

Due to an unusually high volume of calls for service and holiday closures, we are experiencing delays in our furniture pickups. If you need a furniture pickup, please schedule it four to six weeks in advance. Delays are expected to subside in January. Furniture pickups typically need to be scheduled… read more

Save the Date! – #GivingTuesday, Dec. 3, 2019

November 4, 2019

Mark your calendars for Dec. 3 when the Mustard Seed of Central Florida will be part of #GivingTuesday! GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the United States) and the widely recognized … read more