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How to help during the COVID-19 public health crisis

Join the Vinik Sports Group in getting involved in the community

The Vinik Sports Group and Lightning Foundation asks the community to join the team in helping those in need during the COVID-19 public health crisis. From volunteering to monetary donations, or contributing food and supplies, there are several ways you can get involved to help serve in the Tampa Bay area.

Listed below are some local nonprofits that are open for volunteering and could use your support. Also, take a look at how our employees are staying active in the community!


Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa have issued a "Safer at Home" order to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19. You can find more information on what that means here. Get Connected. Stay Alert. For more information on COVID-19, and any other potential emergency in the county, along with an updated list of County closures and cancellations, visit and sign up for the HCFL Alert system. Additionally, you can follow Hillsborough County on social media at Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor for updates. For general County information, call (813) 272-5900, the County's main information line. A list of County cancellations and closures can be found online.

Get Involved:

Meals on Wheels
Deliver Meals as a Volunteer Driver - While Social Distancing!

Volunteers are the heart of Meals on Wheels of Tampa. Caring and compassionate individuals deliver hot healthy meals to recipient's homes five days a week.

One of the many benefits of volunteering is helping the growing population of Tampa's homebound and senior members continue to live independently in their own homes. Volunteers also offer caregivers/family members peace of mind that their loved ones will receive a meal.

To fill out a volunteer application, click here.

Feeding Tampa Bay

Volunteer at Feeding Tampa Bay!

Feeding Tampa Bay is considered an essential facility during this critical time and we are working hard to ensure hundreds of thousands of our neighbors have the food they need during this pandemic. Volunteers are crucial in these efforts and we need you to #standwithFTB now more than ever. Until the situation stabilizes, the need for our services will continue to increase - and we need your help to deploy these programs. Check our schedule below to find the shift that's right for you and sign up today!

Please Note. If you are willing and able to volunteer in the face of a pandemic - or other crisis situation like a hurricane - become a part of their emergency response volunteer team by clicking here.

Humane Society

Volunteers are essential to our success!

Our incredible volunteers are helping us to care for thousands of animals every year, especially during these difficult times. Would you like to join our team and play a role in saving lives?

Check out our different volunteer programs below to see which might be the right fit for you by clicking here.