Become a Volunteer

The information below identifies how TEAM involves volunteers. If you wish to sign up, click VOLUNTEER, print the form, complete it, and submit it to the TEAM office, 227 W. Sullivan, Punta Gorda. To learn more about volunteering, email

TEAM Punta Gorda is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to making the Punta Gorda area a great place to live, work, and play.  We focus on projects vital to our community in partnership with local businesses, government, and other community organizations.  Whether you have a little or a lot of time to contribute, we invite you to participate!  TEAM has grown exponentially since our 2004 inception so there are plenty of ways to get involved.

We need your enthusiasm and expertise at TEAM both in administration and communications

  • Office Administration:  These volunteers work under Corinne Carlson, our Administrative Assistant who is responsible for managing the TEAM office located in the Charlotte Community Foundation building.  The volunteer staff is needed to provide a friendly face to the public while performing typical office duties.  The admin staff also provides organizational support to committees and their events or projects. 
  • Communications and Marketing:  The Communications Committee is responsible for internal and external communications, for advocating and protecting the TEAM brand, and for insuring that TEAM’s message is a positive and cohesive one. 
  • Fund RaisingTEAM has diverse fundraising strategies used to fund TEAM Punta Gorda programs and events. We are currently seeking a volunteer to oversee and help coordinate these various activities.

Are you looking for a community service opportunity?

  • Paint Your Heart Out:  Paint Your Heart Out encompasses service projects done in collaboration with local organizations providing affordable housing and is supported by local contractors, tradesmen, businesses and service clubs.  Each year, a number of houses are painted by volunteers for homeowners who need a helping hand.  Initiated in the spring of 2014, PYHO helps elderly, disabled, and deserving residents while beautifying Punta Gorda. PYHO sends a message of pride and builds a sense of community spirit and unity that lasts long after this day of service is over. 


  • TEAM Builds: TEAM Builds is a service project in collaboration with Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity. Prospective volunteers are provided a detailed schedule of the tasks and dates along with a description of the activities for the day. Signup is conducted via an online database. Once the home is complete, TEAM Build volunteers attend the Home Dedication with the homeowner enabling them to truly understand the significance of their volunteer efforts.


If you are interested in helping others “Join the TEAM,” please consider the following ways to help

Friends of TEAMThe Friends of TEAM committee is responsible for increasing TEAM Punta Gorda’s financial contributions by effectively promoting TEAM’s work.  A tax-deductible annual contribution helps TEAM offset operational costs and provides financial support for worthwhile community initiatives that are not easily self-funded.  Becoming a Friend of TEAM provides an effective way to become involved in the TEAM effort, but does not imply an obligation to volunteer.

Outreach: This committee is responsible for various outreach functions during the year intended to raise the visibility of TEAM and its initiatives. TEAM mixers are a good example of the types of outreach events provided by providing an opportunity for current and prospective volunteers to mingle socially.  Outreach volunteers also staff a table at each of TEAM’s events to attract new volunteers and supporters. 

Annual Community Meeting: The annual meeting provides an opportunity for TEAM to share with the community its accomplishments and financials, visually and in the form of an Annual Report. It also provides an occasion for volunteer recognition, and allows members, volunteers and the community at large to mix and mingle.  The committee for this event is responsible for planning the event, overseeing the program, inviting speakers, promoting, and staffing the event.

Do you like to work in the garden? We have several opportunities for you!

  • Community Gardens: The goal of this committee is to establish small community gardens that allow citizens to grow their own vegetables. The gardens are located throughout greater Punta Gorda.  Our largest and first organic garden is at the History Park.  This committee works collaboratively with the city of Punta Gorda and the Master Gardeners.
  • School Gardens: The goal of this committee is to establish school gardens that give students a firsthand experience in growing their own fruits and vegetables. There are a number of school teaching gardens located throughout Punta Gorda. 

There are lots of opportunities to work on improving the bicycling experience in our community:

  • Pedal & Play in Paradise: Pedal and Play in Paradise is a highly successful annual event which began in 2010. Pedal & Play is about having fun and supporting TEAM Punta Gorda’s Bicycle Friendly and other Community Initiatives. We have something for everyone – the casual bike rider, more serious cyclists, mystery lovers, families, and folks who just want to tour our beautiful city. 

  • Bicycle Friendly Communities: This committee represents a broad based coalition of citizens, groups and government agencies all committed to improving the bicycling & pedestrian experience in the greater Punta Gorda area. While the primary goal is safety for all, this committee is also seeking the League of American Bicyclists’ national designation of “Bicycle-Friendly Community” for greater Punta Gorda. The committee works on bicycle & pedestrian infrastructure, public education and special events.
  • Bicycle Loaner Program: The committee keeps the wheels rolling on TEAM Punta Gorda’s free-to-the-public bicycle loaner fleet. If you like to work outdoors and can operate a bicycle pump, you would be a perfect fit to serve as a volunteer for the Bicycle Loaner Program. Minimal duties are easy to learn. 

If you are interested in harbor conservation, boating, and fishing, here are two committees that might be for you.

  • Water Quality: The Water Quality committee concentrates on programs and events which focus on stewardship and promotion of Charlotte Harbor and in particular, the Punta Gorda waterfront. The Committee works closely with the City of Punta Gorda and the Punta Gorda Boaters Alliance and is involved in harbor conservation projects in partnership with local environmental groups.  It also promotes local harbor related events to encourage boaters to visit Punta Gorda, such as the new nature and paddling event.
  • Paddle Punta Gorda:  This committee is responsible for organizing an annual paddling event. Paddle Punta Gorda is about having fun kayaking our scenic waterways while being guided by local naturalists.

Are you a golfer? Help us continue to make our annual Golf  Scramble a special event for golfers.

  • Golf Scramble: The annual golf tournament is TEAM’s primary fund raiser. Proceeds from the event help offset the cost of office and administrative expenses and provide funding for other committee activities that are not self-funding.  It has historically been held in March at the St. Andrew’s South Golf Club in Punta Gorda Isles. This committee is responsible for organizing, promoting and orchestrating the event.


Further explore our programs.   Then let’s talk further.  Email us at or call 941-637-8326.