When Fellows make a commitment to public service, it’s not some idle promise for the future. It’s a steadfast vow to actively assist Floridians here and now. While Florida Fellows already are active in their home communities, they also spend time during their program year doing hands-on service in the Tallahassee area. These service projects allow Fellows to share their interests and strengths while encouraging young people to become involved citizens. Recent service projects led by Gubernatorial Fellows include:
Suits for Session
Suits for Session engages legislators and staff, state agency employees and other local professionals and residents to collect new or gently-worn business attire to help prepare the job-seekers in need in our state. Since the project’s inception in 2016, Volunteer Florida and Uber have been able to donate over 16,000 items of professional wear to organizations across the Sunshine State. Beginning with Class XI, each class of Fellows has worked closely with their agencies and Volunteer Florida to make this annual community service drive a success.