Tampa Bay Fellows is largely dependent on help from volunteers! Please view the information below to learn more about the many volunteer opportunities and needs.
We have many hospitality needs. Hospitality volunteers may choose one of five ways to serve as described below. If you are interested in any one of these opportunities, please contact our Hospitality Director Suanne Barlow ( ).
1) ROUNDTABLE HOST + MEAL PROVIDER
This includes providing a meal and opening up your home to the Fellows class along with the teacher for that evening. Our weekly Roundtable is our main event in the program. Roundtables occur weekly on Monday evenings from 6-9 PM. The typical group size is 10 plus the host's family who is encouraged to join us for dinner and discussion. Typically, a family or individual will volunteer for a month (3-4 Roundtables) at a time, but we would welcome anyone to host even if it is only 1 Roundtable at a time.
2) ROUNDTABLE HOST
This option is for those individuals or families who would like to open their home to the group of Fellows, but would like to find other arrangements for providing the meal.
3) ROUNDTABLE MEAL PROVIDER
This is for anyone who finds that they are in a position to provide a meal for the group of Fellows on a Monday night, but would rather drop it off and have someone else host the meal and discussion.
4) SEMINAR MEAL PROVIDER
Over the course of the program, there will be 9 seminars. These will occur on Saturdays (one per month) from 9 AM to 12 PM. This responsibility includes providing breakfast for the group of Fellows and seminar speaker.
5) RETREAT HOST
We have two retreats during the course of our program year - one at the beginning and one at the end and are looking for potential affordable retreat sites.
Another key aspect of Tampa Bay Fellows is the mentorship component. Each Fellow is matched with a mentor with whom they will synthesize the curriculum material, address vocational challenges, and cultivate genuine Christian friendship. The expectation is that the mentor and Fellow meet at least monthly. This can take shape in a variety of different forms, but it is intended to be an intentional well-planned time together. Prior to the program start-date, mentors will attend two training sessions that clearly lay out the expectations of a mentor. If you are even slightly interested in this opportunity, please contact our Mentor Director David Brownlee ( ).
All other questions can be directed to Leslie Hall ( ).