Volunteering in and Around Ft. Myers, FL

January 09, 2018

Happy volunteer looking at donation box on a sunny day.jpegLiving in Fort Myers provides many opportunities to help others. In fact, for many people, it just wouldn't be the same without being able to volunteer. To help you out, we've rounded up some volunteer opportunities that might be of interest. Whether you reside in one of our Fort Myers-area Springs Apartment communities or not, the staff here encourages you to volunteer and make our corner of the world a better place. 

1. Animal Refuge Center

The Animal Refuge Center (ARC), located in North Fort Myers, is a natural for inclusion on this list. As pet-friendly communities, Springs at Gulf Coast in Estero and Springs at Six Mile Cypress in Fort Myers have residents who love animals. With about 450 canine and feline residents, ARC is a non-euthanasia center that funnels every dollar donated back to the animals. There are lots of ways to volunteer with them that work well with busy schedules, too. 

2. Happehatchee Center

If volunteering in Estero is on your to-do list this new year, consider Happehatchee Center. With more than five acres of natural foliage as well as a rich history of harmony and diversity, Happehatchee Center has opportunities for a range of volunteer activities. Whether you want to work in the office, help set up for events, perform yard work or lead tours, the Happehatchee Center can match you with a fantastic opportunity. 

3. Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida

At the Harry Chapin Food Bank, their motto -- Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope -- sums up their mission. While the non-profit organization is instrumental in helping the Southwest Florida region recover from catastrophic events like Hurricane Irma, it also provides food to underserved communities by supporting soup kitchens, pantries and other methods. If you have teens that are interested in volunteering, the Harry Chapin Food Bank allows 16-year-olds to work in their warehouse and 14-year-olds to volunteer on Saturdays with a parent. 


At RCMA, their mission is to provide high-quality child care and other support services to families and children. These are designed to improve the general welfare and health of the entire family, especially those who are the rural poor, migrant workers and seasonal farm workers. A non-sectarian, non-profit organization, RCMA has ongoing volunteer opportunities for mentoring and more, as well as holiday-specific ones such as sales of Christmas cards. 

Living in Estero and Fort Myers provides many opportunities to both prosper and give back. At Springs Apartments. Contact us today for more information about our latest specials or our available floor plans if you are planning a move soon. 

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