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Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Research Volunteer - researches and gathers outreach information on events in Citrus, Hernando, Lake & Sumter counties.
Statistics Volunteer - reports generation, updating indicators board and analyzing data relative to contact center calls. Extract data and generate trend charts using several sources of information.
Follow Up Volunteer - places follow up calls to callers from Citrus, Hernando, Lake & Sumter counties with the objective of collecting data about effectiveness of services in these counties.
2-1-1 English Web Services Volunteer - engages the community in our social media channels and web portals. Responsible for planning and executing campaigns and media for all appropriate channels.
2-1-1 Spanish Web Services Volunteer - engages the community in our Spanish social media channels and web portals. Responsible for planning and executing campaigns and media for all appropriate channels.
Office/Receptionist Volunteer - assists with general office/reception duties.
Volunteer Program Assistant - assists the Volunteer Program Manager with coordinating the volunteer program.
Outreach & Events Ambassador - represents 2-1-1 TBC at various community events/fairs. Helps to organize materials, and displays for a table display or presentation.
Special Projects Volunteer - on an as needed basis throughout the year.
If you are interested in volunteering, you are required to complete an application and participate in the interview and screening process. We provide comprehensive training for all positions. Must be 18 years of age.
Please visit our website to complete a Volunteer Registration form.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
We are very proud to announce that this year we have four volunteers who earned "The President's Volunteer Service Bronze Award". Please meet Paul Wood, Lygia Lostal, Carol Ann Wuyckhuyse, and Cassandra Valley.
Carol Ann VanWuyckhuyse
Thank you for your dedication and commitment to 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares and to our community.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
- Outreach Investigative Assistant - this position assists the Call Center Supervisor by researching and gathering outreach information from health & human services in Pinellas, Citrus, Hernando, Lake & Sumter counties. Need background in marketing, public relations or journalism.
Our new Intern Program has the following non-paid positions available.
Follow Up Assistant Intern (4 positions) - this position places follow up calls for callers from Citrus, Hernando, Lake & Sumter counties with the objective of collecting data about the effectiveness of services in these counties. Minimum 5th semester Social Services student, good communication skills, typing, analytical, pro-active.
- Call Center Statistics Intern - this position assists the Call Center Manager on reports generation, updating indicators board and analyzing data relative to call center calls. Minimum 5th semester Business Administration, statistics or math student, Excel proficient (formulas, charts).
- 211 English Web Services Intern - this position assists the Data & Web Services Department Manager engage the community in our social media channels and web portals. The intern is responsible for planning and executing campaigns and media for all appropriate channels. Superior communication, writing, and listening skills. Intermediate knowledge and skills with social media and content management systems.
- 211 Spanish Web Services Intern - this position assists the Data & Web Services Department Manager engage the community in our Spanish social media channels and web portals. The intern is responsible for planning and executing campaigns and media for all appropriate channels. Must be fluent in Spanish, superior communicatin, writing and listening skills. Intermediate knowledge and skills with social media and content management systems.
If you are interested in volunteering, you are required to complete an application and participate in the interview & screening process. We provide comprehensive training for all positions. Must be 18 years of age.
To inquire about these or other volunteer opportunities, please complete a Volunteer/Intern Registration Form or e-mail to email@example.com.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
211 Tampa Bay will be here providing you the latest information on storm preparation and recovery efforts. We work closely with local Emergency Management officials to ensure residents have the most current information. Stay informed by subscribing and reading our blog for the most current information. You can always live chat, Facebook or Tweet your questions and help during normal business hours or call or email 24 hours a day.
It's still not too late to finalize your disaster plans. Make sure you and your family have a plan on when and how you will evacuate if needed. Get prepared & staying informed are your best way to help your family and friends. Get information from FEMA on how to prepare. You can also watch the informative videos below from our friends at Common Craft that explain how to create an emergency plan and what to put in your emergency kit. .
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The challenge is that there are many ways to search for information using our online database therefore it can seem very daunting, but really our online database is deceptively simple. Here are some key things to know about our on-line database so you can successful get the search results you desire.
1. Simple Searches.
- Common Searches. When you get to the front page of our online database, below our video and live chat links on the left hand side of the page, you will see a list of common searches. These are a list of the most common items people search and call us for information. If you simply click one of those links, you will be taken to a list of providers who can help with that topic.
- Search Box. When you get to the front page of our online database, you will notice an empty search box. If common searches are not your thing or what you are looking for is not there, simply type in the box the name of the item you are looking for. You can type a name of an organization, a topic, or a keyword to start your search.
You can start an advanced search: (a) from within a profile choosing advanced search from under the Refine By Distance box as noted in image 1.1, or (b) by selecting Search as noted in image 1.3 and choosing Advanced Search from the main page.
5. Personalized Settings. You can also begin to personalize your 211 Tampa Bay Online Database search experience. To do that, you must create an account as noted in image 1.3 below.
- Create An Account. To create an account or access your account, click on the My Account link as noted in image 1.3. When creating an account, please click on Create A New Account link and complete the registration form. Please note, you must have immediate access to the email address you register your account with to verify your account or you will not be able to use your new account right away. After registration, a verification link is sent to your email asking you to click on the link to verify that address before you can start using your account. Once you have verified your account and then click on the My Account link, you can sign-in using the Existing Users Sign-in box on the right of the My Account page.
- Save Favorites. Once you log into your account, you can create groups and save search results to groups you create. After your log into your account, a new box will appear on the bottom right hand corner or each page called the Resource Groups box as noted in image 1.4 below. After your create a group, you can add any profile or list or resources from your search results to a group by using the pull down as noted in image 1.4 by selecting a group name and clicking the add button. Anytime you want to access this group information, you just need to log into your account and click on the group to access your list. The most relevant information on the profile will always appear. This is a easy way to get to your favorite or most used resources without having to do a search.
We hope these tips on searching our online database provides you with useful information that gets you the results you need and connects you to the services you desire. We would love to hear from you about this post or your experience using our online database. You can provide us feedback on how to improve our online tools by clicking on the red feedback button on any of our websites or on our on-line database. You can comment about this blog or your experience post by leaving comments here.
If you need help with your search or would like to talk with someone about your situation, 211 Tampa Bay is available 24 hours a day by phone (call 211) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also engage with us through live chat, Facebook or Twitter during business hours.
To start your search on our on-line database, click here to get started. For a simple video showing a simple search, clicking here to check our video. Happy searching!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Facebook or on Twitter. This provides an opportunity for individuals to contact us in the manner in which they are most comfortable using the tools they most prefer. 2-1-1 Tampa Bay is here when you need us and we look forward to talking with you soon.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
This press release was published today from the one of the co-sponsors who introduced this legislation. You can help support all information and referral providers in the United States by calling your senator today and ask them to support bill number is SR 241.
Menendez Press Office 202-224-4744
“Especially in this current economic crisis, information and referral services can be a lifeline to provide critical assistance to families across New Jersey and the nation,” said Senator Menendez. “I am proud to introduce this resolution to recognize their important role and encourage communities to promote these services.”
“Connecting families with information and referral services is so important, especially as so many of them continue to struggle to get the support they need in these tough economic times,” said Senator Patty Murray. “That’s why I have championed federal efforts to expand information and referral services across America. And I am proud to cosponsor this resolution with Senator Menendez to highlight the important role these critical services play across the country.”
Resolution language is below.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Come out and meet with your local community organizations and find out about programs and services available to you and your family! Legal assistance programs, Florida KidCare, Pinellas County Human Services, counseling programs, family programs, and many more!
Saturday, July 30th
10:00 am - 2:00pm
Childs Park YMCA, 691 43rd Street South, St. Petersburg
FREE TO ATTEND
Prize drawing & Agency Giveaways!
Friday, July 22, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
This program is for children who qualify for free and reduced-price school meals; school breakfast, lunch, and snacks. The "Summer Food Service Program" is a federal nutrition program meant to fill the nutrition gap when these meals become unavailable during the summer.
This program will be operational from Tuesday, June 14th through Tuesday, August 9th. For more information about the "Summer Food Service Program", please call 2-1-1 or visit www.summerfoodflorida.org.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Clearwater, FL - 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares has been selected by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as a finalist in the “Crisis Resource” category for the “2011 Nonprofit of the Year Award”.
These awards recognize Tampa Bay-based 501(c)(3), non-foundation community organizations benefiting residents of Greater Tampa Bay who are fiscally responsible and accountable with regard to program outcomes.
The winners will be announced at a luncheon held at the Embassy Suites in Tampa on June 23rd.
2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares is honored to be selected as a finalist for this award.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
2-1-1 TBC has been re-certified by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) through April 2016. 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares has been evaluated and found to meet all the criteria established by this Association for Accreditation as an approved Crisis Intervention Program. Please visit our 2-1-1 Connects services site for more information.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
accept the award on behalf of 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares.
2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares received a Community Service Leadership award for our participation in the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program) from the Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service. The award was given at the Recognition Ceremony hosted by the Wealth Building Coalition of St. Petersburg and held at the Museum of Fine Arts on Friday, April 22nd.
The Wealth Building Coalition of Pinellas County helps to improve individual quality of life and the local economy by bringing in and circulating more money into the community through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
The Wealth Building Coalition/Pinellas Prosperity campaign is a collaboration of the public, private and nonprofit sectors working together to:
- Promote awareness and increase understanding of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program through an ongoing and coordinated marketing campaign.
- Expand and improve community access to free income tax preparation at sites throughout the county in partnership with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and local organizations.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
On April 12th, we honored our volunteers with a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon celebration. The program began with a message from Micki Thompson, Executive Director thanking the volunteers for their time and dedication to our agency and our appreciation for all they do. The volunteers enjoyed a video presentation from the 2-1-1 TBC staff with "Thank You" messages to our volunteers. 2-1-1 TBC Board Chair, Grant Petersen read each volunteers' accomplishments while Geri Costello, Volunteer Program Manager presented each volunteer with a gift and Certificate of Appreciation.
Additonally, Major George Steffen and Candy Duff-Bardill, 2-1-1 TBC Board members, presented gift cards/certificates provided by 2-1-1 TBC local business partners.
We are very proud to celebrate each and every volunteer who bring a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, talent and flexibility to our agency and community every time they volunteer.
2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares would like to thank our local business partners for supporting our volunteers and helping to make their Volunteer Appreciation luncheon a great success.
Special Thanks To:
Edible Arrangements, Dali Museum, Honeybaked Ham-Clearwater, Mosi Museum, O'Keefe's, Panera Bread, Publix, Sam's Club-Clearwater, and the Tampa Bay Rays.
Friday, March 11, 2011
There are several resources available to aid in contacting or located family and friends in Japan.
The Google Person Finder site is available at: http://japan.person-finder.
If you have the mobile phone number of your family member in the affected areas, you may utilize the following services to check whether he/she has registered his/her message(s) on this service. Services are available in English and Japanese.
Please note that when you enter the mobile phone number for search on the webpage, you should remove the country code 0081 and add 0 at the beginning. For example, if you dial the number internationally as follows, 0081-90-8877-6655, enter it into the website as: 090-887-6655