When I get a chance to be free I do like to volunteer some of my time to BEAM.
Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry serves the Beach area in Jacksonville Florida.
Address: 850 Sixth Avenue South, Ste 400, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Administration and donor line: (904) 241-7437
BEAM Hours: M thru TH – 9:00AM to 4:00PM, F – 9:00AM to 1:00PM
BEAM, or Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry, was founded in 1985 by area churches to help folks in need of the basic necessities of life.
The beaches communities-Mayport/Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, and Ponte Vedra-are unique in metropolitan Jacksonville/Duval County. This area is a lot like a small town. Neighbors know and help neighbors, and the community takes care of its own.
As a result of this support, BEAM is able to offer one stop shopping for social services. Churches, clubs, schools, businesses and individuals donate food, dollars, and volunteer support to BEAM every year.
Volunteer with the BEAM team!
BEAM is blessed with 90+ hard-working weekly volunteers as well as hundreds more who help with outreach events, fund raisers, food drives, and more. Join the BEAM TEAM and help families in need at the Beaches!
BEAM volunteers sort, shelve, pick, pack and bag food for about 800 clients each month. In addition, volunteers help our families apply for food stamps and Medicaid, meet with families to determine eligibility for financial assistance, and much more! We always have openings!
VOLUNTEER JOBS AVAILABLE
Front Desk: Answer phones and greet and assist clients at window
General office work: Filing, copying, etc.
Data entry / record keeping
Interview clients for financial assistance
Food pantry: Fill food orders, replenish shelves as needed with food and/or personal care items.
Assist clients with Food Stamp / Medicaid applications
Letter Writers: Thank you letters
REAL$ense Prosperity Campaign: Free tax prep for qualified clients (requires special IRS training)
SPECIAL PROJECTS including but not limited to:
Back to School with BEAM, August-our largest and most comprehensive outreach effort
Holiday Food baskets for families at Thanksgiving
Holiday Party for Beaches children in December
Christmas toys for families with children 0-15
Organizational help for fund raisers