Looking for a place to find volunteer opportunities, or are you a nonprofit needing volunteers. Look no further, at Give A Day Foundation we connect people with people. Join us as we work together to make a difference in our community through volunteer efforts.
How does Give A Day Foundation recruit their volunteers?
GADF recruits volunteers using social media, public relations, family, friends and volunteer referrals.
What do Give A Day Foundation volunteers do?
GADF volunteers serve the communities using their time, talents and energy to help.
Why was Give A Day Foundation founded?
GADF was founded to help connect people for volunteer service who enjoy giving back to their community and helping those in need. To assist our nonprofit sectors who need volunteers to help accomplish their mission. And to help people in the community through our programs like Assist at Home, Champion Circle and our South Lake Think Tank programs.
Otis was awesome to work with.
Another example of great organizations collaborating to make a difference in our community! Thanks GADF volunteers!
What an amazing gift you guys bring to the community.
You guys are amazing!
So happy to have Otis Taylor receive this award! (2021 Outstanding Volunteer of the year) He truly has a servants' heart and selflessly serves our community!
Mr. Taylor deserves every bit of this award. He is an excellent mentor, community activist, and volunteer. CONGRATULATIONS!
Incredibly deserved!!! He’s a wonderfully inspiring man! Congratulations
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Volunteers are a diverse group of individuals from all walks of life who enjoy giving back. Some volunteer once a week, some once a month, and some once a year; however, volunteers share one thing in common...they want to help improve the lives of individuals and families and help build a stronger community.
The voices of our volunteers
I thoroughly enjoy volunteering with Give A Day Foundation as an adult. GADF provides great opportunities that simulate hope in humanity once again; from cleaning roadways, feeding those that are hungry, assisting the elderly, to encouraging selflessness in the youth. This foundation's safe and genuine in its efforts to help those in need as well as the community.
My name is Riley, I am 17 years old. I attend East Ridge High School. I'm a senior, I started volunteering in ninth grade. The main reason I started volunteering was for the bright futures scholarship. I needed 100 hours for the full ride scholarship. I've already reach that goal of 100 hours but I continue to volunteer, because volunteering is overall a great experience, especially volunteering with Give A Day Foundation. It's fun, I get to make new friends and meet new people. I get the chance to do all that while making a difference in my community and having the feeling of being productive. I really enjoy volunteering and I am going to continue doing it, thanks.
My name is Isabel, I have been volunteering with Give A Day Foundation for over a year now. Every time we're out there, we are making a difference in our community. We clean the environment, we assist in community events, we help those in need and so much more... There are many volunteer events available for you! Give A Day has amazing, hard working volunteers and a passionate founder to lead us. Volunteering with Give A Day has been a great experience for me. The people you meet, the friends you make, the hours and experience you earn are just some of the great reasons for volunteering at Give A Day Foundation. Volunteering is also a great way to acquire work experience and references you need for future employment. Join us at Give A Day Foundation, earn those hours, have fun, and help your community be a better place for all of us. See you at the next event!
Give A Day Foundation
3686 Caladesi Road
Clermont, Florida 34711
When was GADF founded
What is the mission of GADF
Helping with needs in the community through volunteerism.
What is the area GADF services
We are currently covering the South Lake County area.
As a nonprofit organization, how is GADF funded
We are funded by monetary donations from people like you, groups and businesses and grants.
Do volunteers need special skills to participate
No special skills are needed, but if you have certain skills we'd love to know about them and possibly utilize those skills for a specific volunteering need.
Does GADF set the minimum age of participation for volunteers
No, the minimum age is set by the agencies that benefit from our efforts, factors include liability, work quality, and quantity. However, all GADF projects welcome youth and adults.
Is GADF part of a faith-based organization
No, GADF is not part of any faith-based organization, but we strongly believe in God that's how this organization was founded.
How can I support GADF
You can help by monetary donations (cash or checks); by donating gift cards from places like Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Lowes, etc. These gift cards are helpful when purchasing items needed for many of our volunteer projects.
Behind The Scenes - Meet our Board Members
Otis Taylor Founder and CEO
Otis has been a resident of Clermont since 2011, relocating from Orlando. He was born and raised in Chicago but moved to Orlando in 1989. He was in the automotive industry for over 35 years. Otis operated his own automotive repair shop and later in his career working for Chrysler Dodge dealerships as service manager and parts manager. He retired from automotive in 2011 as he and his wife made the decision to take care of his disabled mother-in-law in their home for the last five years of her life, until her passing in 2016.
During those five years of caregiving Otis gained a great awareness of compassion, patience and selflessness. His eyes were opened to the realization that there were needs in the community and his heart wanted to fill those needs. As a result, Otis founded Give A Day Foundation. His purpose in doing so was to help bridge the gap with people that were in need and also help nonprofit organizations whose mission was to help people in the community.
Other programs Otis started under the GADF: Champion Circle - Youth empowerment mentoring program for young men ages 14-19, South Lake Nonprofit Think Tank - Vision sharing community impact and nonprofit collaboration.
Sandra retired as executive assistant with Disney Parks & Resorts after 38 years. She spent the last 34 of those years with the Media Relations and Public Relations department. Sandra brings her knowledge and experience to the team as she is very hands on in all aspects of this non profit. From engaging in many volunteer activities, helping with administration and website and social media, to sharing and promoting the mission of GADF, Sandra happily donates her time and energy to this cause.
Ray Kennard II currently serves as an academic advisor for the Bridges to Success program at Valencia College in Orlando, FL. His primary responsibilities include developmental advising and guiding young men from underserved populations. He has served as a tutor, coach, and mentor in the Central Florida community for many years. Ray graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. He is originally from Chicago area but currently resides in Orlando with his wife of 21 years and their three children. He enjoys watching sports, reading, 90s music, and sugar in his grits.
Sterling brings to the table his expertise on the latest technology and currently mentors both youth and adults. Being a board member of Give a Day Foundation, Champion Circle, and South Lake Nonprofit Think Tank will significantly contribute to the success of our program now and in the future. Keeping our kids and adults abreast on the latest technology through mentorship, interactive programs, and preparing them for real-life employment.
David L. Taylor
As a husband, father, licensed mental health therapist, author, business owner, speaker, self-help and relationship coach, and consultant, David L. Taylor has committed his life to working to add value to others.
Drawing from the inspiration that he has received from many of the great leadership forerunners (John Maxwell, Jack Canfield, Myles Munroe, Napoleon Hill, Andy Andrews…to name a few), David has worked relentlessly to refine his gift so that he can remain productive and effective when working with others.
Ebo is a first generation American whose parents immigrated to the states from Ghana, West Africa. Ebo attended Florida State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Sociology and a minor in Psychology. He also played on the FSU football team and was a member on the 2013 National Championship team. Ebo later worked as the Legislative Aide to then Congressman, Ron DeSantis.
Upon receiving his Juris Masters from Florida State University’s College of Law, Ebo Entsuah decided that he wanted to help service his community. He ran for office and was elected to serve the residents of Clermont, Florida in January 2020 in a special municipal election. Ebo is the youngest African American ever elected to Clermont’s City Council. He currently sits on the Lake County Tourist Development Council in an effort to better serve the county’s tourism needs. Aside from his electoral duties, Ebo currently works in Central Florida on behalf of the advanced energy industry and sits on a number of non-profit boards including the Lake Sumter Seminole Club and the Give-A-Day Foundation.
Ebo lives in Clermont, Florida with his wife, Morgan and their two dogs, Milo and Maverick. He enjoys working out, hiking, traveling and watching the Seminoles.