Volunteers are Needed!

Updated on July 17th, 2019 Written by Turning Points

Bradenton, FL – Join the volunteer team Turning Points for a great experience, meet new friends, and for the chance to make an important and positive impact in our community.

At Turning Points, our vision is to live in a community where everyone has an opportunity to have a home. We provide, coordinate, and facilitate services to reduce and prevent homelessness in Manatee County. These services can only be completed with the compassionate work of our volunteers. Our amazing volunteers logged over 52,000 hours this past year while assisting over 10,000 men, women and children in need. We couldn’t do what we do and provide the quality level of service that we do without them.

Volunteers are needed in several areas. The hours that are covered are up to the volunteers. Volunteers can come in a few hours a day or a few hours a week. A comprehensive tour is given to each interested volunteer and the positions that the volunteer is interested in, is fully discussed with the Volunteer Coordinator, Cheryl Hedger.

The Open Door Day Resource Center provides a variety of services, assisting our clients with improving their living situation and helping them move along a path of stability and independence. Services range from hot showers, laundry, mail, legal documents, haircuts, clothing, food programs, bike repair and public assistance application.  Volunteers assist with many aspects in this program.

Florida licensed, medical professionals are needed in the Medical & Dental Clinic. These medical services are available to help clients with primary care and specialty care concerns. Medical specialty services include: Audiology, Cardiology, Dermatology, ENT, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Nephrology, Optometry, Ophthalmology, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Pulmonology, plus more. The Clinic needs a wide range of volunteers – Physicians, Dentists, Dental Assistants, RNs, LPNs CNAs, Nurse Practitioners, Physician’s Assistants, and more. Our medical volunteers work on Sovereign Immunity through the state, so liability insurance is covered through the state because Turning Points is a free and charitable clinic.

Here are a few (of the many) of the volunteer opportunities that are available –

Receptionist                                                                         Physicians (in any field)

Security Monitor                                                                Dentists

Bilingual Support                                                               Nurse Practitioners

Food Stamp Application Volunteer                                Medical/Dental Assistants

Shower Monitor                                                                 Nurses (RN, LPN)

Barber                                                                                  Dental Hygienists

Mailroom Clerks                                                               Data Entry

“Our volunteers are the backbone of our organization. Only because of their dedication and service, we are able to provide these important services in our community”, says Cheryl Hedger, Volunteer Coordinator. Interested volunteers should contact Cheryl Hedger at 941-747-1509 x 308 or or go to