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: Kimberly

Kimberly and her dog, Hasani, a shih tzu poodle mix, lived in a car for two months after moving to Orlando from California. Kimberly, originally from Orlando, worked at a motel in California but had to leave the state after struggling to pay her bills. She contacted homeless shelters in Orlan…

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Client Story: Vidette and Christopher

Vidette and her husband, Christopher, 4-year-old son, Micah, and Vidette’s mother, Dorothy, were upstairs in their townhome dancing to oldies music when their dog started barking downstairs. It was about 2 p.m. on a Saturday in March when the family heard a knock on the door but ignored it, assumi…

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Client Story: Maritza

Maritza, 46, survived the Pulse nightclub shooting that killed 49 victims and wounded 53 others on June 12, 2016. For Maritza, her emotional scars run deep having lost her dear friend, Stanley, who was 23 years old when he was killed at Pulse. “I saw him earlier that night right before the bullets…

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Latest News

TMS Receives Third Place for Best Local Charitable Group

August 30, 2021

Orlando Weekly’s Best of Orlando 2021 results are out, and The Mustard Seed is honored to have received third place for Best Local Charitable Group! Congratulations to first place winner Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and second place winner Zebra Coalition!

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Vote for The Mustard Seed!

June 18, 2021

The Mustard Seed is honored to be nominated for Best Local Charitable Group in Orlando Weekly’s Best of Orlando poll among so many wonderful nonprofit organizations!
We’d appreciate your vote! Vote here.

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