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 2020-2021 year, the JLGO is partnered with four organizations:
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Volunteer Services/Child Life: The Junior League partners with Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children where JLGO volunteers support patients and caregivers by hosting patient parties and by volunteering at patient support events. Further, JLGO volunteers help support the wider Orlando Health community at fundraisers and other 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 Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children’s Child Life Department here.
Coalition for the Homeless: The JLGO and Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida have partnered for several years. JLGO volunteers support the Coalition’s mission to transform the lives of homeless men, women and children by providing crucial services to end their crisis of homelessness. The JLGO focuses our volunteer efforts on supporting women and children in line with our vision to be catalysts for lasting community change by empowering trained volunteers to enhance the lives of children and families. This partnership aligns with the Junior League’s mission as well as the JLGO’s focus area: childhood health, hunger, and poverty. Learn more about the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida here.
Girls on the Run: In partnership with Girls on the Run, the JLGO supports the positive growth and development of girls in the community through a character-based curriculum with a fitness component. Junior League volunteers assist with coach support and training, as well as provide Girls on the Run support for fundraisers and events. Girls on the Run trains JLGO members on the impact of the investing in the potential of adolescent girls 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 Girls on the Run 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.
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!
To learn more about our Community Action Team and how the JLGO might provide volunteers for your community organization, please email EVP@jlgo.org. To support the Community Action Team, please click here.