Community Action Team (CAT)
The purpose of the Community Action Team is to provide trained volunteers in support of selected nonprofit organizations that align with the Junior League of Greater Orlando’s mission and focus area. During the 2017/2018 year, the JLGO partnered with three organizations:
Florida Abolitionist: The JLGO’s partnership with Florida Abolitionist seeks to end human trafficking in Orlando through training and awareness efforts. Junior League volunteers provide support at The Gathering, a monthly training and celebration for local first responders, by attending coordinated outreach efforts to train and educate hotels and conference venues, and by supporting Florida Abolitionist fundraisers and events. Florida Abolitionist trains JLGO members on the issue of human trafficking in our local community. This partnership aligns with the JLGO focus area of childhood health, hunger, and poverty as well as the Junior League mission. Learn more about Florida Abolitionist here.
Harbor House: In partnership with Harbor House, the JLGO supports families and children who are survivors of domestic abuse. Junior League volunteers host monthly sessions for mothers and children and provide support for Harbor House fundraisers and events. Harbor House trains JLGO members on preventing domestic abuse in our Central Florida community. This partnership aligns with the Junior League’s mission as well as the JLGO’s current focus area: childhood health, hunger, and poverty. Learn more about Harbor House here.
Orlando Health: The Junior League partnered with Orlando Health for the “Adopt A Unit” pilot program where JLGO volunteers support the staff of the Acute Pediatrics Department. Additionally, Junior League volunteers support Orlando Health by hosting patient parties and by volunteering at patient events. This partnership aligns with the JLGO’s focus area of childhood health, hunger, and poverty as well as the mission of the Junior League. Learn more about Orlando Health here.
Previous “Done in a Day” (DIAD) volunteer activities through our Community Action Team have served local organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House, Quest Inc., Make-A-Wish, Clean the World, United Against Poverty, Second Harvest Food Bank, and more!