A growing number of companies are implementing business practices centered on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Group meetings, conferences and incentives can be an extension of these efforts.

St. Augustine | Ponte Vedra - Florida's Historic Coast is committed to providing meeting professionals with just the right CSR opportunity for your group. The local visitor and convention bureau embraces conservation and sustainability from both a people and planet perspective, and they are happy to have you join them by adding a rewarding CSR project to your meeting or incentive agenda. For assistance, please contact Glenn Graham at GGraham@FloridasHistoricCoast.com or 904.209.4432.

The following organizations in the area offer worthy volunteer opportunities for groups:

Nonprofit Organizations

St. Francis House
Mission: The mission of the St. Augustine Society, Inc. d.b.a. St. Francis House, is to create an atmosphere and lifeline of hope that minimizes the suffering of the homeless and the less fortunate.
Address: 70 Washington Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 829-5400
Website: www.stfrancisshelter.org

Audubon Society
Mission: St. Johns County Audubon Society promotes the protection, preservation, and restoration of birds, other wildlife, and their habitat through science-based advocacy and education.
Contact: Ned Shuler
Address: PO Box 965, St. Augustine, FL 32085
Phone: (904) 819-5860
Website: www.stjohnaudubon.org
Email: [email protected]

Mission: Dedicated to rehabilitating injured and orphaned wild birds, mammals, and reptiles including endangered species.
Contact: Melanie Cain Stage
Address: 5285 St. Ambrose Ch. Rd., Elkton, FL 32033
Phone: (904) 692-1777
Website: www.hawkewildlife.org
Email: [email protected]

St. Johns County Wildlife Care
Mission: Dedicated to the Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release of St Johns County's Native Wildlife.
Contact: Karen Inman
Address: 5705 CR 208, St. Augustine, FL 32092
Phone: (904) 829-8291
Website: www.sjwildlifecare.org

Keepers of the Coast
Mission: Dedicated to building a community of volunteers to protect the coasts of St. Johns County for future generations.
Contact: Tara Dodson
Address: 2175 Mizell Road, St. Augustine, FL 32080
Phone: (904) 209-3740
Email: [email protected]

Marineland Right Whale Survey Project
Mission: Citizens team with scientists in conservation efforts and stewardship for endangered North Atlantic Right Whales on their calving and wintering grounds in coastal waters of northeastern Florida.
Contact: Joy Hampp
Address: 9741 Ocean Shore Blvd., Marineland, FL 32080
Website: www.aswh.org
Email: [email protected]

Friends of Anastasia State Park
Mission: Works for the preservation, protection, interpretation and promotion of Anastasia State Park.
Contact: Shelly Young
Address: 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080
Website: www.friendsofanastasia.org
Email: [email protected]

Friends of the GTM Reserve
Mission: Works for the preservation, protection, interpretation and promotion of the GTM Research Reserve.
Contact: Mr. Angel Gonzalez
Address: 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Phone: (904) 823-4500
Website: www.gtmnerr.org
Email: [email protected]

Friends of Faver-Dykes State Park
Mission: Works for the preservation, protection, interpretation and promotion of Faver-Dykes State Park.
Contact: Park Specialist
Phone: (386) 446-6783
Website: www.faver-dykes.org
Email: [email protected]

Social Services Organizations

Betty Griffin House
Mission: Provides emergency shelter to abused women and their minor children and temporary shelter for rape victims in danger after the crime.
Contact: Beth Hughes
Address: P.O. Box 3319, St. Augustine, FL 32085
Phone: (904) 808-8544
Website: www.bettygriffinhouse.org
Email: [email protected]

Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Mission: Our Mission is to assist individuals and families impacted by substance use disorders and mental health concerns through Education, Prevention, Intervention and Counseling.
Contact: Patti Greenough
Phone: (904) 829-9986
Website: www.epiccommunityservices.org/bbbs.html
Email: [email protected]

Catholic Charities Bureau
Mission: Homeless prevention for families with children: emergency financial services.
Contact: Becky Stringer
Address: 225 W. King St., St. Augustine, FL 32085
Phone: (904) 829-6300
Website: www.ccbstaug.org
Email: [email protected]

Catholic Daughters of America
Mission: The purposes of the organization are to participate in the religious, charitable and educational Apostolates of the Church. Catholic Daughters of the Americas engages in creative and spiritual programs which provide its members with the opportunity to develop their God-given talents in meaningful ways that positively influence the welfare of the Church and all people throughout the world. Catholic Daughters of the Americas strives to embrace the principal of faith through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.
Contact: Cleo Masters
Address: 124 King St., St. Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 824-9225
Website: www.catholicdaughters.org

Epic Community Services
Mission: Our Mission is to assist individuals and families impacted by substance use disorders and mental health concerns through Education, Prevention, Intervention and Counseling.
Contact: Patti Greenough
Address: 1400 Old Dixie Hwy. #C, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 829-2273
Website: www.epiccommunityservices.org
Email: [email protected]

Family & Community Educators
Mission: The Mission of HCE is to strengthen individuals, families and communities.
Contact: Betty Kimes
Address: 240 Palmetto Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32095
Phone: (904) 825-1163
Website: http://fycs.ifas.ufl.edu/areas/fahce/pdf/fahcestatejan2007.pdf
Email: [email protected]

Habitat For Humanity
Mission: Provide homes for lower income families.
Contact: Diane Quick
Address: Seven Hopkins St., St. Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 826-1886
Website: www.habitatstjohns.org
Email: www.co.st-johns.fl.us/BCC/growth_mgmt_services/Housing_1_Community/SJC_Affordable_Housing/Emergency.aspx

Learn to Read (St. Johns Co.)
Mission: Volunteer-based organization that provides free literacy skills assessment and instruction to underserved people in St. Augustine, Fla., and surrounding cities.
Contact: Elizabeth Cote
Address: 70 South Dixie Hwy., St. Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 826-0011
Website: www.ltrstjohns.org
Email: [email protected]

Second Harvest Food Bank, LSS
Mission: Each year, the America's Second Harvest Network provides food assistance to more than 25 million low-income hungry people in the United States, including more than 9 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.
Contact: Patrick Colley
Address: 1502 Jessie St., Jacksonville, FL 32206
Phone: (904) 353-3663
Website: www.lssjax.org
Email: www.stfrancisshelter.org/5.html
Email: [email protected]

St. Gerard House
Mission: Provides pregnant teenagers with time and education to meet the physical, psychological, and spiritual challenges of responsible parenthood with self-confidence and self-esteem, and to equip them with the technical skills they need to compete in the marketplace.
Contact: Caroline Wolff
Address: P.O. Box 4382, St. Augustine, FL 32085
Phone: (904) 829-5516
Website: www.stgerardhouse.org
Email: [email protected]

St. Johns Council on Aging, Inc.
Mission: The St. Johns County Council on Aging is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the elders in our community.
Contact: Cathy Brown
Address: 180 Marine St., St. Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 209-3700
Website: www.stjohnscoa.com
Email: [email protected]

United Way (St. Johns County)
Mission: To increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another.
Contact: Ann Breidenstein
Address: PO Box 625, St. Augustine, FL 32085
Phone: (904) 829-9721
Website: www.firstcoastunitedway.org
Email: [email protected]

Young Life Of St. Johns County
Mission: Non-denominational youth Christian organization for middle and high school students.
Contact: Carey Cramer
Address: P.O. Box 9012, St. Augustine, FL 32085
Phone: (904) 824-9388
Website: www.younglife.org
Email: [email protected]

Youth Crisis Center, Inc.
Mission: Children and adolescents 10-17 years of age who exhibit any type of youth-related problem that disrupts the stability of the family.
Contact: Tom Patania
Address: 3015 Parential Home Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone: (904) 720-0002
Website: http://youthcrisiscenter.org
Email: [email protected]