Creating Community Connections

FAQ

Thank you for your interest in helping a neighbor in need. Make selections from the drop down menu and enter keywords/tags to tell us what you enjoy doing, who you want to help, and how you want to help. Opt in for email notifications and you'll get a list of projects that fall within your interest areas every Saturday. Knowing what you like to do and how you want to serve our community will help us find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!

  • What is the idea behind Helping Feels Good?

    We are committed to empowering every person in South Florida with the knowledge that they have something of value to share with a neighbor in need.



  • I'm not sure how I can help. What types of volunteers are you looking for?

    Anyone that is willing to donate their time is a valuable partner in the growth and support of our community. If you're looking for a one-on-one volunteer experience or have specific talents, skills and abilities to help neighbors in need, you're in the right place! You can register your interest and skill areas here or view FAQ #9 for a quick look at the types of projects available through Helping Feels Good.
    If you would like to arrange a large-scale project or corporate volunteer drive in Broward, Miami-Dade or Monroe counties, please contact our partners at; contactus@handsonbroward.orge or call (954) 233-1300.

  • What is the registration process?

    Once you have entered your basic information and preferred availability, Helping Feels Good will provide you with volunteer options that most closely match your geographic area and the type of cause that match your selected interests. Using your login information, you will be able to access your unique account to select and fulfill projects, register comments on your experience and refer friends to Helping Feels Good.

  • What is the volunteer process?

    Once you register as a volunteer and select a project in your interest area, Helping Feels Good will send your contact information to the caseworker overseeing that project. They should contact you within 24 business hours to discuss the details of the project, and their agency's volunteer requirements. If all requirements are met and you confirm your participation you will continue to work directly with the caseworker throughout the duration of your project. When the project is complete, you will be asked to fill out a brief survey about the experience. Your feedback is valuable to us and helps ensure the success of this collaboration. 

  • Are there any volunteer requirements?

    Volunteers must adhere to the volunteer requirements of the agency overseeing their project. Volunteers must acknowledge a basic user agreement and complete a 5 minute online training as part of their registration process. Additional details are available on the volunteer registration page.
    All nominees for assistance are submitted by non-profit social service agencies and NOT Neighbors 4 Neighbors. Some agencies may require a background check, proof of license/bonding/insurance or other documentation.


  • How are projects selected for Helping Feels Good?

    Neighbors 4 Neighbors has existing relationships with many of the most well known and respected registered non-profit organizations in South Florida. Our non-profit partners have caseworkers submit projects appropriate for helping feels good to the website. Please visit our Who You Support page to see a full list and register now to see the individual projects they need your help with. We do not accept self-applications or other non-registered groups at this time.

  • How can I submit projects on behalf of my non-profit organization?

    Non-profit organizations wishing to participate in Helping Feels Good, be listed on the website and have volunteer opportunities posted must first be approved by Neighbors 4 Neighbors and complete the registration and training process. If you know of a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization in South Florida that is interested in being included, please direct an authorized management level representative to email us at katy@neighbors4neighbors.org or call us at (305) 597-4404. 

  • What types of projects can I get involved in through Helping Feels Good?

    Helping Feels Good gives volunteers the opportunity to help non-profits better serve those in need by assisting with projects that fall beyond the non-profit's scope of services. Projects range in size, skill set and category. For example a non-profit may post a project about someone with special needs requiring assistance with yard work, a teen looking for a seamstress to hem a dress for prom, a senior citizen who may need help walking their pet, or a veteran looking for a haircut before a job interview. 
    Aesthetician/Beauty
    Animal Services
    Art, Culture, Recreation & Sports
    Business: Accounting & Finances
    Civic Partnership
    Disaster Relief & Recovery
    Education & Child Support
    Entertainment
    Family Services & Counseling
    General Contracting
    Health & Counseling
    Mechanic
    Mental Health
    Transportation
    & More

  • I don't have the time to volunteer. Do you accept monetary donations to support Helping Feels Good?

    Donations can be made online through Neighbors 4 Neighbors here. Funds received go to fully support programs and infrastructure of Neighbors 4 Neighbors in their role of administration and oversight of Helping Feels Good. In-kind gifts from corporations are also very much appreciated and can be matched with projects through the volunteer registration process.

  • How can I organize a corporate volunteer drive?

    If you are interested in mobilizing a large-scale project or volunteer drive for the benefit of our community, please contact us our partners at HandsOn Broward at (954) 233-1300 or send an email to contactus@handsonbroward.org.

  • What is Neighbors 4 Neighbors?

    Neighbors 4 Neighbors is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that harnesses the power of television to focus attention on vital South Florida causes thanks to staff support and pro bono airtime from CBS4 and its sister station myTV33. Originally created by WFOR-TV in 1992 to help storm victims in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, Neighbors 4 Neighbors has since logged over 5 million calls in the phone bank, provided over $10.5 million in donations of cash, foods and services to those in need and supported over 300 local social service agencies by engaging more than 550,000 South Florida citizens. Led by Executive Director Lynne Cameron, the full team of employees and volunteer board members is available here.