Volunteer Opportunities near Panama City FL

Spending time with family and loved ones over the holidays reminds us of how much we have to be thankful for. Unfortunately, many families don’t spend the holidays with gifts, a home-cooked meal, or even with a roof over their heads.

If you’d like to give back to the people and pets of Panama City this holiday season, volunteer with one of these outstanding organizations in the area!

Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida


Since 1928, Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida (CCNWFL) has been providing those in need across the Florida Panhandle with food, shelter, support, and a sense of community.

CCNWFL is a multifaceted organization that operates a food pantry, transitional housing for families with young children, a thrift store, and so much more. You can donate your money to help fund these initiatives, such as their holiday giving program, or donate your time as a volunteer. A variety of opportunities are available from maintenance and landscaping assistance to helping with food delivery.

Family Service Agency of Bay County

Family Service Agency of Bay County is a non-profit organization that helps provide eligible, in-need families with comprehensive care and assistance. Qualifying families may receive medical equipment and supplies, baby clothes and diapers, weekly meals, or assistance with rent and utilities when funds are available.

The agency’s needs are ever-changing, but if you would like to donate, view and like their Facebook page to see a needed list of items. Adopt a child or family for Christmas, or sponsor a grandparent today.

Habitat for Humanity of Bay County

There’s no place like home, but for many families under Panama City’s median income, making ends meet and owning a home doesn’t seem to be in the cards. Thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Bay County, dozens of Bay County families have been able to afford a home, laying the foundation for a strong family.


You could be part of the building or rehabbing process for a family in need this holiday season. There are also openings for clerical work, as well as working in Habitat’s ReStore Retail & Donation Center located in Panama City.

Humane Society of Bay County

With their own personalities and plenty of love to give, pets quickly become members of the family. If you’re looking to add a fur baby to your crew, consider adopting your next four-legged friend from the Humane Society of Bay County (HSBC).

The HSBC is the only no-kill shelter in all of Bay County, FL, providing care, nourishment, and play to local stray cats and dogs, and connecting them with loving, to-be pet parents in the area.

United Way of Northwest Florida

As part of the longest running charitable organization in the United States, United Way of Northwest Florida helps to fund local non-profit agencies that give back to the community in the areas of education, income, and health. United Way’s many programs and initiatives mean your donation can go to a cause that you’re passionate about helping, like aiding brain injury survivors or supporting education programs for new parents and young children.

With so many agencies under United Way’s wing, there are abundant volunteer opportunities available. Volunteer today.

The Best Gift of All? Helping Your Community!

Get out to and give back today!