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Join Thrive By Five

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Be Part of the Change

There are over 8,000 babies born every year in Pinellas County. Getting every one of them ready for kindergarten by the time they’re five years old is a job that takes every one of us living alongside them — from friends, families, teachers, and neighbors, to the folks who live and work with them and their caregivers.

Volunteer with Thrive By Five

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Would you like to lend a hand? We need committed community members for a wide variety of opportunities to help us achieve our goal of getting every young child ready for kindergarten. Can you:

  • Share your early childhood story?
  • Inform your friends and neighbors about early childhood priorities?
  • Help families and caregivers find and register for programs and services?
  • Or JUST SHOW UP - click here to see upcoming meetings and events.

Learn More about Volunteering

We'll match you with the perfect opportunity to make change in Tampa Bay and support our kids.

Learn More about Joining a Project Team

We'll be in touch to learn more about you and share info on how to get started volunteering with a project team.

Join a Project Team


Roll your sleeves and get involved in the granular work of Thrive By Five with one of four Project Teams. Project Team members are helping inform decisions and helping execute action items that translate into real change. A range of skills and knowledge bases are needed and welcomed, time commitments can be flexible, and many team members bring value back to their organizations, alongside strengthening the wider early development network in Pinellas.


Click here to see our Project Teams.

Volunteer With Kids

For more opportunities including working directly with young people in the community, please check out volunteersuncoast.org.

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Stay Informed

Want to stay on top of exciting opportunities to help Thrive By Five? Share your email and we'll send you notifications about future opportunities.