Public Life

Civic events, support groups and volunteer opportunities

Support for Victims of Incest
This support group meets at noon the first and third Sunday of each month at St. Anthony's Hospital in the P.O.B. Building, Fifth Floor, 1201 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 727-526-4240.

St. Petersburg Free Clinic Volunteers
Saturday, Jan. 26
9-11 a.m.
The SPFC seeks caring people to assist those people in the community in need of help. The next volunteer orientation takes place at the clinic, 863 Third Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Call 727-821-1200, ext. 118.

SAT Prep for Minority Students
Saturday, Jan. 26
9:30 a.m.
USF-St. Pete has slots open for high school minority students (sophomores and juniors) who need help preparing for the SATs. The nine-week program begins Sat., Jan. 26, at the Prayer Tower Church, 1137 37th St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 727-553-3148.

Moffitt Intern Program
Moffitt is accepting applications from high school graduates and college undergrads interested in pursuing science or medical careers. Students work 40 hours per week for a stipend, and duties vary. Fifteen to 20 Tampa Bay applicants will be chosen. Call 813-979-3887.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
VITA is looking for volunteers to help taxpayers who cannot afford professional tax assistance, including those with disabilities, non-English-speaking persons and older taxpayers. Accounting backgrounds are helpful but not necessary; all volunteers will be trained. Call 727-570-5505 or e-mail [email protected].

African-American Celebration
VolunteersThe Florida African-American Heritage Celebration is coming to Pinewood Cultural Park in Largo on Sat., Feb. 23. Volunteers are needed to complete tasks ranging from visitor surveys to stage managers, and are needed for three-hour shifts or less. Each volunteer gets a T-shirt, parking pass and refreshments. Deadline is Fri., Feb. 15. Call 727-464-3945.

Moffitt Volunteer
Recruitment Fair
Thursday, Feb. 14
9:30 a.m.
Prospective volunteers can stop by the Moffitt Cancer Center for a behind the scenes tour of the facilities. Help is needed anytime from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and duties range from staffing carts to escorting patients. Moffitt's at 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa. Call 813-972-8434.

Long-Term Foster/Adoptive Families
Saturday, Feb. 23
2-4:15 p.m.
The Children's Home Inc. offers an orientation for potential foster families to learn about the agency, the children and the foster-parent process. The Children's Home's at 10909 Memorial Highway, Tampa. Call Ellen Fisher at 813-855-4435, ext. 2037.

—Compiled by Kelli K