Non-Profit and Volunteer Organizations

McCabe Connections Center of the Mental Health Collaborative of Indian River County

2345 14th Avenue, Suites 4 and 5, Vero Beach, Florida 32960
ph: (772) 217-3663

The Mental Health Collaborative is an organization whose sole mission is to ensure that people in need of mental health and substance abuse services gain access to those services.  In January 2017, the Collaborative established the non-profit McCabe Connections that serves residents of Indian River County.

We Care Program Indian River County Medical Society

4675 28th Court, Vero Beach, FL 32967
ph: (772) 794-7422

The “We Care” program, founded in 1991, provides free specialty medical services to an average of 2000 qualified Indian River County residents each year, not including radiological and surgical procedures, through the dedication of volunteer physicians, dentists and other health care professionals. 

Mental Health Association Walk-In & Counseling Center

820 37th Place, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 569-9788

The MHA is dedicated to serving the community by offering mental health services. The Walk-In & Counseling Center is designed to meet the emerging and imminent mental health needs along with providing crisis intervention and individual therapy to people of all ages. The Center offers psychotherapy, group therapy, case management, and psychiatry services on an appointment basis for clients seeking ongoing mental health services.   *An Affiliate of Mental Health America*


A Caring Center for Women

1986 31st Avenue , Suite 100, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 257-5390

If you

 • are a woman, age 18 or older

 • have NOT had a physical or wellness exam in the past year

 • have a state issued ID (from any state)

 • DO NOT have private health insurance or Medicaid

then you may be eligible for a FREE Well Woman Exam including Pap Exam, Flu and Tetanus vaccines and lab work.

Women interested must call for a consultation appointment to verify eligibility.


Sunshine Physical Therapy Clinic

1705 17th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 562-6877

Sunshine Physical Therapy Clinic is non-profit, independent outpatient rehabilitation, governed by an all volunteer board of directors, providing services to the residents of the Treasure Coast since 1953. They are dedicated to proving personalized care to improve function and health though Physical, Occupational and Massage Therapies; Personal Fitness programs; Pilate's Classes; and Community Education. Their goal is to enhance the quality of life, and offer professional services by a friendly, caring and well qualified team.

Main Street Vero Beach

2036 14th Ave, Suite 103, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 643-6782

Main Street Vero Beach (MSVB) works to revitalize, preserve and create a vibrant, historic downtown community in which to live, work, shop and play.

Cultural Council of Indian River County

2041 14th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 770-4857

The Cultural Council of Indian River County represents cultural organizations, artists, authors & musicians by providing information on local cultural events as well as tickets for select performances through our concierge service. Stop by the office to find the latest information on entertainment and things to do in Indian River County.

United Way of Indian River County

1836 14th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 567-8900

United Way of IRC is a locally governed and managed nonprofit organization. United Way volunteers run an annual campaign, coordinate a Community Investment Process, manage a Foundation, provide emergency and special project grants to agencies, coordinate volunteer programs like Day of Caring and Santa's for Seniors, and manage the United Way Center which houses our Community Room, Board Room and a Nonprofit Incubation Center.

IRC Sheriff's Office (Indian River County)

4055 41st Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 569-6700

The Indian River County Sheriff's Office (IRCSO) is located in Vero Beach, Florida. The Sheriff's Department is a public service facility providing a range of services for a county of over 150,000 citizens.  The IRCSO employs more than 450 employees and provides an array of services for the community.

Senior Resource Association

694 14th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 569-0760

Senior Resource Association (SRA) has provides nourishment, supervised socialization, transportation and information referral services for seniors and their families. The goal is to help keep older adults healthy and in their own home for as long as safely possible. SRA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization serving all of Indian River County, Florida.

Auxiliary of Indian River Medical Center

1000 36th St, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 567-4311 x 1133

The 500 plus members of the Auxiliary serve in more than 30 departments and service areas. These include various offices and waiting rooms, outpatient endoscopy, emergency department, cancer center, recovery room, reception/escort/courier services, Stork Club, the Pink Corner Gift Shop and the Thrift Shop at 1855 14th Avenue, and many more.

The Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital Auxiliary welcomes dedicated men, women and teenagers who are interested in sharing their time and talents as a volunteer.

Friends of St. Sebastian River, Inc.

P.O. Box 284, Roseland, FL 32957
ph: (772) 202-0501

The Friends of St. Sebastian River is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, with the mission to maintain and improve the health and beauty of the St. Sebastian River and its watershed.

Redlands Christian Migrant Association - RCMA

111 North Maple St, Fellsmere, FL 32948
ph: (772) 571-9015

RCMA opens doors to opportunities through quality child care and education from crib to high school and beyond. Click to see how you can help!

Environmental Learning Center

255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963
ph: (772) 589-5050

Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower all people to be active stewards of the environment and their own well-being.

19th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem

584 NW University Blvd, Suite 600, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
ph: (772) 871-7269

This is a volunteer organization who advocates for precious children in our communities that are abused, neglected or abandoned. The child’s interest is the organization's ONLY interest. Their goal is to find each child a safe and permanent home! 

The Arc of Indian River County

1375 16th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 562-6854

The Arc is the oldest local 501 (c) 3 non profit dedicated to meeting the needs of people with developmental disabilities in Indian River County. The Arc was founded by a group of parents, friends, volunteers and professionals.

Refuge Recovery

at Center for Spiritual Care, 1550 24th Street, Vero Beach , FL 32960
ph: (203) 815-9129

Refuge Recovery is a community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones. The Refuge Recovery community feels confident in the power of the Buddha’s teachings, if applied, to relieve suffering of all kinds, including the suffering of addiction.

Hope For Families Center

720 4th St, Vero Beach, FL 32962
ph: (772) 567-5537

The Homeless Family Center provides Emergency and Transitional Shelter for Homeless Families from Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties. 

The 4th Street facility can accommodate seven families in the Emergency Shelter and twelve families in the Transitional Shelter which translates into a total of 72 individuals that may be housed on any given day. In addition, three stand-alone homes are occupied by families who have transitioned from the Center to greater self-sufficiency.

Camp Haven

3256 US Hwy 1, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 999-3625

Camp Haven, Inc. is an innovative and transformative residential program for Indian River County's homeless men who are able and willing to work to effect change in their lives and the lives of those they effect. This program is designed to help them transition into a life of self-sufficiency through counseling, support, educational, psychological, social, rehabilitative and job training opportunities.

VNA Hidden Treasures Thrift Store

656 21st St., Miracle Mile Plaza, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 563-0010

VNA Hospice’s Hidden Treasures thrift stores offer high-quality merchandise at low prices. Proceeds from the stores help to offset the day-to-day operating expense of the VNA Hospice House and benefit VNA Hospice’s mission of providing compassionate care for any Indian River County resident facing a life-limiting illness.

Gifford Youth Achievement Center

4875 43rd Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32967
ph: (772) 794-1005

Gifford Youth Achievement Center is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization which provides children a place to go after school to help with their studies and homework while parents are at work and adults and seniors may attend classes and invaluable programs in the Gifford/Indian River community.

ORCA's Center for Citizen Science

2515 Airport N Drive, Building B, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 467-1600

Founded by internationally renowned deep sea explorer Dr. Edie Widder, ORCA (Ocean Research & Conservation Association) focuses on preserving the Indian River Lagoon through science, restoration, advocacy and education.  The Citizen Science Center is located in Vero Beach.

Shining Light Garden Foundation

6865 33rd Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32967
ph: (772) 539-3752

Since September 2010, Shining Light Garden Foundation, Inc. has distributed thousands of bushels of bushels of fresh produce to those in need in our community. You can help!

The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum

3300 N. Highway A1A, Fort Pierce, FL 34949
ph: (772) 595-5845

The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the U.S. Navy SEALs and their predecessors. Located in Fort Pierce, Florida, the Museum resides on the training grounds of the original Navy combat divers. The Museum promotes public education by providing hands-on opportunities for all ages to explore the history of the Navy SEALs through interactive exhibits.

Dogs For Life, Inc.

1230 16th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 567-8969

Dogs For Life specializes in training Hearing Dogs, Mobility Assistance Dogs and Service Dogs for veterans & non-veterans to assist with daily challenges, as well as the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress. Dogs for Life also operates a  Dog Park at 12th Street and 16th Avenue that provides a clean and safe environment for dogs to exercise and socialize. Annual membership is $100 for dogs that are inoculated, neutered and social.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

2701 Maitland Ctr. Pkwy, Suite 100, Maitland, FL 32751
ph: (407) 478-8880

MS is one of the most common diseases of the nervous system, afflicting people of all ages around the world, although it has a special preference for young people, especially women, and for those who grew up in northern latitudes. The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of MS.

Hibiscus Children's Center

P.O. Box 1742, Vero Beach, FL 32961
ph: (772) 299-6011

Hibiscus Children’s Center is a non-profit organization that is successfully breaking the vicious cycle  of child abuse with the support of local community. The mission of Hibiscus Children's Center is to maintain a safe shelter for children who are abused, abandoned and neglected by providing prevention, early intervention, and advocacy in quality residential, assessment and recovery programs.

Laura Riding Jackson Foundation

P.O. Box 643786, 1914 14th Avenue (Writing Center), Vero Beach, FL 32964
ph: (772) 569-6718

Inspired by the life and work of poet Laura (Riding) Jackson, the foundation, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, promotes a passion for the written word through literary programs for writers of all ages in Indian River County. In addition, with its focus on history, literature and the relationship of man to the natural world, the foundation preserves Laura’s home as an example of environmentally sensitive Florida architecture.

211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast

10 SE Central Parkway, Suite 101, Stuart, FL 34994
ph: 211

The mission of 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast is to assist people by providing crisis intervention. information, assesment and referral to community services and by providing infrastructure support to the health and human service delivery system. 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast is recognized as the central linkage point in our community providing individuals with the information and support services they need to solve their problems. Office: (772) 567-8900, ext.26

Service Corps of Retired Executives (S.C.O.R.E.)

3220 S. US Hwy 1, Suite #2, Fort Pierce, FL 34982
ph: (772) 489-0548

SCORE is a national organization of volunteer business entrepreneurs and executives which was founded in 1964. Nationally there are almost 400 chapters and over 10,000 counselors. The Treasure Coast Chapter has been assisting businesses since 1972.

Gifford Youth Orchestra

8 Vista Gardens, Trl #102, Vero Beach, FL 32962
ph: (772) 778-5118

In the youth orchestra, children quickly make friends. While they are learning  music, they are learning teamwork and pride in the community. New children are welcomed with open arms and feel at home right away.

Volunteer Indian River County

ph: (772) 567-8900

Volunteer Indian River County is an online volunteer and donor opportunity system offered by United Way. This website serves to connect volunteers with over 80 not-for-profit organizations and volunteer opportunities in Indian River County. This site is presented to the community free of charge in an effort to increase the collaboration, connections, and relationships among local non-profits and community members.

Habitat for Humanity (Indian River)

4568 U.S. Hwy 1 N, Vero Beach, FL 32967
ph: (772) 562-9860

Indian River Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian ministry that works in partnership with people from all walks of life and faiths to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness by constructing simple, decent homes with those in need.

Center for Spiritual Care

1550 24th St, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 567-1233

The Center for Spiritual Care's mission is to provide individual and small group spiritual and holistic growth experiences leading to personal clarity, emotional empowerment, freedom and authenticity. They do this in an interfaith setting, through spiritual direction, psychological counseling and programs and services that strengthen the relationship between body, mind, spirit and creativity. 

Florida Public Relations Assoc, Treasure Coast

P.O. Box 2678, Stuart, FL 34997
ph: (772) 223-2600 ext. 3605

The FPRA is the largest association for public relations professionals in the state of Florida. More than 1,000 professionals work together to enhance and promote the public relations profession by providing a variety of services, benefits and opportunites to grow in the field of public relations/communications/marketing.

American Red Cross - Florida's Coast to Heartland Chapter

2506 17th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 562-2549

To make donations for national and international disasters, contact our local Florida's Coast To Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross for more information.

Vero Beach Power Squadron

301 Acacia Rd, Vero Beach, FL 32963
ph: (772) 231-9543

The VBPS with a stake in Vero Beach, located at 301 Acacia Road, Vero Beach, FL is a non-profit boating safety education organization. Most of the activity takes place at the squadron building located in Mac Williams Park boat basin, on the Indian River and in the Indian River in Vero Beach.

Indian River Genealogical Society

P. O. Box 1850, Vero Beach, FL 32961
ph: (772) 231-0203

The Indian River Genealogical Society, Inc. had its beginnings when the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century met and discussed forming a genealogy society to help their members and increase membership. On 6 April 1983, the first meeting and founding members met---Louise Auten, George Wilson, Freda Hoppe, Carolyn Scagnetti, Ruth McConathy, Edward Hungerford, Martha Dodd, Burton Holt and Mabel Lutz. The original meeting place was the social hall of the Roseland United Methodist Church. Since 1991 when the new library was built, the Society has met in the large meeting room at the Indian River County Main Library.

Coastal Connections, Inc.

1006 Beachland Blvd., Vero Beach, FL 32963
ph: (214) 676-0011

Coastal Connections, Inc. (CCinc) was founded because there was a need to implement engaging and educational programs that connect people to coastal wildlife, particularly to protect and conserve sea turtles. Fostering a connection with wildlife is important for invoking conservation minded behavior changes in our daily lives and in our community.

Junior League of Indian River

999 US Hwy 1, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 226-0799

The Junior League of Indian River, Inc. (JLIR) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. It's purpose is exclusively education and charitable.

Archive Center & Genealogy Department

1600 21st St, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 770-5060

The Archive Center and Genealogy Department is specialized and unique from the rest of the Indian River County Main Library. Since the department was voted the 'Best Genealogy Library in a small town' people travel a long way to use the collection.In addition, the Florida and local history collection is very extensive. Since the hurricanes of 2004, the library has received 10-15,000 photographs and 50,000+ documents.

Youth Sailing Foundation of Indian River County, Inc.

P.O. Box 612, Vero Beach, FL 32961
ph: (772) 925-2521

Youth Sailing Foundation’s mission is to provide Indian River County with educational, recreational, and competitive sailing programs for all ages in a fun and safe environment. We offer a variety of programs, including group classes, private lessons, and boat rentals through the new YSF Sail Club.

Manatee Observation and Education Center

480 N. Indian River Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
ph: (772) 466-1600 x3339

The Manatee Observation and Education Center is a waterfront wildlife observation and nature education center located on Florida's east coast in downtown Fort Pierce. The endangered Florida manatee, also called sea cow, is the main attraction. Manatees can be viewed at The Center year-round! Stand along the covered observation walkway or climb the second story observation tower to see Florida's "Gentle Giants" resting or playing in Moore's Creek. These are wild, not captive manatees, so one never knows when they might swim by.

The Salvation Army of Vero Beach

2655 5th Street SW, Vero Beach, FL 32962
ph: (772) 978-0265

The Salvation Army’s religious and social-service activities serve millions of men, women and children in more than 125 nations. Volunteers, contributors and other supporters make those services possible in local communities. 

The Source

1015 Commerce Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 564-0202

THE SOURCE is a fulltime resource center and Christian outreach mission for the homeless and less fortunate.

Epic Missions, Inc.

6025 12th St, Vero Beach, FL 32966
ph: (772) 618-5777

There are many types of short term mission teams that serve through Epic Missions. They accommodate your team based upon its' average age, talents, desires, skill sets, size and level of missions experience. They will invest a great amount of resources listening to the team leader and Epic Missions will produce a top notch missions trip custom made to your team!

Music Angels

PO Box 650489, Vero Beach, FL 32965
ph: (484) 885-7492

The Mission of Music Angels Fund, Inc. is to “Lift Children Into the World of Music” by providing scholarships for music lessons and musical instruments to talented, committed children between the ages of 4 and 17 with a financial need. 

Humane Society Volunteers

6230 77th St, Vero Beach, FL 32967
ph: (772) 388-3892

Any person age 16 and up may apply for volunteer work. Minors must have a release form signed by their guardian, and a consultation will be requested with their guardian. All minors must have their parents accompany them to the orientation. Children ages 12 through 15 may apply for the Care Cadet volunteer program.

United Against Poverty

2746 US Highway 1, Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 564-9365

United Against Poverty’s primary objective is to provide programs that improve the income levels of participants living below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, increase the number of people lifted to self-sufficiency each year, and provide access to nutritious food products, personal care, and household items which allows participant families to save up to 65% of their budget on these items. The four main programs include our Member Share Grocery Program, Workforce Development Program, Education Program, and Crisis Stabilization Program.

Keep Indian River Beautiful

1596 Old Dixie Hwy., Vero Beach, FL 32960
ph: (772) 226-7738

Keep Indian River Beautiful (KIRB) is a community improvement 501c3 organization whose mission is to empower individuals to take greater responsibility for our community by involving volunteers in litter prevention, beautification, recycling, and conservation education.

For The Love of Paws

12198 County Road 512, (1/2 mile west of I95, exit 156), Fellsmere, FL 32948
ph: (772) 539-2417

For The Love Of Paws provides a sanctuary or new homes for pets left behind by senior citizens who can no longer care for them. There is also a Paws Pet Food Pantry to provide pet food to food banks, veteran and senior citizen organizations.  

Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County

6230 77th St, Vero Beach, FL 32961
ph: (772) 388-3331

The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County (HSVB) enhances the quality of life in the community. They provide humane care and shelter for homeless animals; place adoptable pets in loving homes, promote spaying and neutering of companion animals; promote responsible pet ownership and the respect for all life through humane education; protect animals from cruelty, and advocate for animal protection.


612 SE Dixie Highway, Stuart, FL 34994
ph: (772) 569-7233 Vero Beach

SafeSpace provides a refuge where victims can heal from the devastating effects of domestic violence and build their self-esteem while they are working towards a future free from violence.

McLarty Treasure Museum

13180 North A1A, Sebastian Inlet State Park, Vero Beach, FL 32963
ph: (772) 589-2147

Interesting and educational small museum about the Spanish treasure fleet, laden with gold, silver and other precious cargo that sank off our coast in 1715.  After 300 years, treasure is still washing ashore.

Operation Hope

12285 Fellsmere Rd, Fellsmere, FL 32948
ph: (772) 571-0003

Operation hope was created to make a difference in the lives of hard working migrant laborers and their families. With numerous diverse individuals and corporate partners, Operation Hope seeks to improve the sometimes-desperate living conditions of those that labor so tirelessly. Operation Hope accepts donations of food, clothing and other household necessities and distributes these to migrant workers and their families.

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

4055 Wildlife Way, Vero Beach, FL 32963
ph: (772) 581-5557

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is a United States National Wildlife Refuge located just off the western coast of Orchid Island in the Indian River Lagoon east of Sebastian, Florida. The refuge consists of a 3-acre island that includes an additional 2.5 acres of surrounding water and is located off the east coast of Florida of the Indian River Lagoon.

Drawing of men killing mammoth representing the Old Vero Ice Age Site Committee Vero Beach Florida

Old Vero Ice Age Site Committee

PO Box 351, Vero Beach, FL 32961

You may have heard about "Dig Old Vero". In 1913 while digging the Main Relief Canal, the Indian River Farms Company found fossils belonging to an extinct Ice Age animals.  The Old Vero Ice Age Site Committee (OVIASC), a non profit organization, is working to uncover details about the past here in Vero Beach and establish permanent exhibit to house the findings. They want your help!. Make a donation! Join the committee!

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach - Samaritan Center

3650 41st St, Vero Beach, FL 32967
ph: (772) 770-3039

The Samaritan Center is an inter-faith transitional, temporary shelter for homeless families in Indian River County. Families experiencing ‘homelessness’ are often plagued by a variety of financial, emotional, social, interpersonal, medical, legal and parenting problems. In addition to giving a family temporary housing, the Samaritan Center provides intensive case management to address the factors that have caused the ‘homeless’ problem.

Clean Water Coalition (CWC)

, Vero Beach, FL
ph: (772) 473-8475

CWC is an independent, unifying voice to protect and restore the surface and ground waters of Indian River County; connecting and coordinating with community partners to maximize effort toward this shared vision. Our vision is for the waters of IRC, both surface and aquifer, to be clean and safe to support a healthy ecosystem for current and future generations.


13700 Ruffner Ln, Sebastian, FL 32958
ph: (772) 589-8826

Stouthouse Corporation was founded as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit to preserve the home and stained glass installations designed and executed by Weldon.J. Stout, to maintain the STAF (Seth Theolonius Alvin Foster) Art Collection, to provide an artist residency for interdisciplinary creative individuals, to focus on environmental stewardship. STOUTHOUSE is open for tours by appointment.