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Bright Futures Student Volunteers

Family Volunteer Night

Volunteer Opportunities

UP Orlando changes lives.

We empower and inspire good people experiencing bad situations to uplift themselves and their families from poverty to self-sufficiency. It is never easy, but it is immensely rewarding and the most important work we can do. So we do it with joy, passion and a strong belief in our purpose.

Our work would not be possible without you, our valued volunteers. Team UP 360 volunteers support our UP Orlando Grocery Program, which allows people living in poverty to purchase food, hygiene and household items for up to 70% off regular prices. These savings mean that people can purchase enough food – quality food – without having to choose between feeding their families or paying other bills.

We rely on volunteers to keep our prices low, our shelves stocked and our store clean and organized for shoppers. The valuable work you do in collaboration with our staff ensures that our members – your neighbors– have a dignified shopping experience, just like you. We believe everyone deserves that.

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Volunteers Lift Us UP!

It is the only through generous investment of time and talent that we are able to lift the lives of struggling families in our community.

Volunteers ensure the smooth daily operations of our campus, so that our financial resources can be utilized in the most effective way possible. In 2015 a remarkable 69,623 hours of service, valued at $1.53 Million*, were recorded by our volunteers. We simply could not operate without you! *According to Independent Sector’s 2015 Florida Value of Volunteer Time Report.

  • LEAD UP Student Volunteers

  • Family Night

  • Court Ordered Volunteers

Volunteering Starts Here

Step 1: Watch Video

Complete the video to access the volunteer application.

Step 2: Fill Out The Application

Select which volunteer group you would like and fill out the form.


Need Bright Futures Hours?

Are you a middle, high school or college student in need of community service hours?

United Against Poverty welcomes student volunteers! LeadUP provides an opportunity for young volunteers to connect with their community as they prepare for the future. Flexible hours and unique volunteer projects are available. Become a volunteer today by watching the video above and filling out the application!


Our monthly Family Volunteer Nights bring families together in the spirit of service. Join us from 5-8pm on the second Friday of every month for a memorable evening spent learning the joy of giving back. Pizza is provided and all ages are welcome! To sign up, please visit our Eventbrite page.

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Court Ordered Volunteers

United Against Poverty is an organization that believes in second chances. We are proud to offer a community service program, and hope that you find your volunteer experience rewarding. Court-ordered volunteers are required to attend Volunteer Orientation before they are able to volunteer with our organization.

Please be advised: no violent or sexually based offenses are accepted into our program.

United Against Poverty does not accept donations of any kind (monetary, food, etc.) in exchange for volunteer hours. United Against Poverty reserves the right to deny or revoke volunteer privileges at any time, for any reason.

Volunteer Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Stocking Shelves

  • Sanitation & Clean-Up

  • Produce

  • Freezers

  • Bulk/Wholesale Product

Court Ordered
Volunteer Shifts

Volunteers must register for a shift in advance.
Please plan to volunteer for the entirety of the shift that you selected.

  • M-Sat
    • 8:30-12:00
    • 12:00-3:30
    • 3:30-7:00
  • Sun
    • 8:30-12:00
    • 10:00-1:00
    • 1:00-4:30



Below Are Some Frequently Asked Questions

Group Volunteering

Individual Volunteering

Court Ordered Volunteering