In 2009, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale ranked dead last in the nation in percentage of volunteers and volunteer hours. The organization addressed it head on with the creation of the Special Teams Program, a unique volunteer organization that enlists and mobilizes the services of the community with the Miami players, staff, and alumni.
The program offer hands-on services to communities and families in partnership with social, civic, and charitable organizations, particularly in times of emergency.
To date, the program has 3,204 volunteers that have logged 43,835 of community service, making them the most impactful group of its kind.
Members of the awesome leadership team behind this one-of-a kind program, join us to shed light on how organizations can leverage the team's expertise and resources for their special events.
Leslie Nixon, Manager, Volunteer Programs | Twan Russell, Director of Youth Programs | Jason Jenkins, Director of Media Relations
May is National Foster Care Month so we'll wind down the show with a spotlight on how the Special Teams Program has connected with The Heart Gallery of Broward County to help promote the adoption and enrichment of children in care.