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C.H.A.R.G.E. Employee Volunteer Program

Lightning employees are passionate about giving back to the community we call home, and each year all full time Lightning employees volunteer a minimum of a full week (40 hours) at non-profits throughout the Tampa Bay community. In the past seven years, Lightning employees have completed over 30,000 hours of volunteer service at over 200 charitable organizations through the Lightning C.H.A.R.G.E. (Contributing Hours Across our Region through our Generous Employees) employee volunteer program. 

Volunteerism in Action:

Organizations where staff have volunteered include:

1Voice Foundation

2nd Chance Center 4 Boyz

A Brighter Community

A Kid's Place of Tampa Bay

AFP Suncoast

ALS Association

Always Wear Your Seatbelt Foundation

American Cancer Society

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

American Red Cross

Athena Society Inc.


Balance Tampa Bay

Bay Area Legal Services

Because of Ezra Foundation

Bess the Book Bus

Best Buddies International

Big Brothers Big Sisters Pinellas County

Big Brothers Big Sisters Tampa Bay

Boys & Girls Club

CASA-Community Action Stops Abuse

Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation

Children's Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay

Children's Cancer Center

Children's Dream Fund

Children's Home Society

Clearwater for Youth

Community Coalition on Homelessness

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

Community Law Program in St. Pete

Community Services Holocaust Survivor Program

Community Stepping Stones

Community Tampa Bay

Computer Mentors Group

Course of Action Foundation

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Cure On Wheels, Inc.

Current of Tampa Bay


Defeat Diabetes Foundation, Inc.


Derrick Brooks Charities

Disability Achievement Center

Diversity Arts, Inc.

Dress for Success

Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County

Eckerd Youth Alternatives

Epilepsy Services Foundation

Equality Florida Institute, Inc

Faces of Courage


Feeding Children Everywhere

Feeding Tampa Bay

First Tee of Tampa Bay

Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation

Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Florida Dream Center

Florida's Children First

Fostering Hope in Florida

Frameworks of Tampa Bay

Friends of Joshua House Foudnation

Friends of Tampa Firefighters

Gift of Adoption

Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation

Gigi's Playhouse

Glazer Children's Museum

Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough

Habitat for Humanity of Pasco

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas

Hands Across the Bay

Heart Gallery of Pinellas-Pasco

High Risk Hope

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Charities

Homeless Empowerment Project

Hope Youth Ranch


Humane Society of Tampa Bay


John Hopkins All Childrens Hospital

Junior Achievement

Junior League of Tampa

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Tampa Bay

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful

Kiwanis Club of Greater Brandon

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

LiFT Academy

Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

MacDonald Training Center Foundation


Make-A-Wish Foundation

March of Dimes

Mayors Hispanic Heritage - Latinos Unidos

Meals on Wheels

Metropolitan Ministries

Moffitt Cancer Center

Muscular Dystrophy Association

National Pediatric Cancer Foundation

New Beginnings of Tampa, Inc.

New Life Village

Pack-A-Sack 4 Kids

Paint Your Heart Out Tampa

Paralyzed Veterans of America


Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg

Police Athletic League of Tampa

Positive Coaching Alliance

Powerstories Theater

Quantum Leap Farm

Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay

Redefining Refuge

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Salvation Army

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Southeastern Guide Dogs


Special Olympics Florida

Starting Right, Now

Support the Troops

Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Foundation

Tampa Bay Dream Center

Tampa Bay History Center

Tampa Foster Kids Camps

Tampa General Hospital (TGH) Foundation

Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative

Tampa Hispanic Heritage Inc.

Tampa Jewish Family Services

Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA

Tampa Police Benevolent Association

Tampa Pride

The Centre for Women

The Children's Home

The Dream Center

The Spring of Tampa Bay

The V Foundation for Cancer Research/Don't Ever Give Up

Trinity Café

United Way

Voices for Children- Guardian Ad Litem

Wheelchair 4 Kids

Wheels of Success

Where Love Grows

Wounded Warrior Project

YES of America United