Congratulations to the Hibiscus Children’s Center 2017 “Volunteer of the Year” winners! (L-R)  Jeff Emmeluth - "St. Lucie County", Jenna Huseinovic - "Student Intern", Debbie Butler - "Community Partner", Shelly & Mark Jones - "Shelter", Rosemary Smith - "Indian River County", Mary Zottoli - "Martin County" and David Huber - "Village".  (Not pictured: MaryJo Christian - "Thrift Store").  

*Click here to read about our wonderful volunteers here!


  Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart -- Elizabeth Andrew

Volunteers have been the backbone of Hibiscus Children's Center for 30 years.  From rocking a little one to sleep; to planning a fundraiser; from washing windows, to tutoring math; from teaching a life skills class, to chaperoning field trips ... there are so many ways to be involved with Hibiscus and each and every "job" helps make a significant difference in the lives of our children. 

We welcome the many talents and resources our volunteers bring to the organization and the children's lives.  As part of the "Hibiscus Family", volunteers greatly assist the staff in so many critical areas.  Opportunities to help include our residential facilities - the Village and the Shelter, Hibiscus Thrift Store, Administrative Offices, Fundraising and Special Events and advocating in our community, just to name a few. 

*For more information about volunteering and to complete a volunteer packet, please contact:

SHELTER (Jensen Beach) - Tiara Stefanik at tstefanik@hcc4kids.org or (772) 340-5750, ext. 208

THRIFT STORE (Stuart) -  Tiara Stefanik at tstefanik@hcc4kids.org or (772) 340-5750, ext. 208 

SANCTUARY4KIDS EMERGENCY SHELTER (Port St. Lucie) - Tiara Stefanik at tstefanik@hcc4kids.org or (772) 340-5750, ext. 208 

VILLAGE (Vero Beach) -  Donna Clements at dclements@hcc4kids.org or (772) 299-6011 x. 334.  

*If you are interested in helping with fundraising and our Guild activities, please contact:

MARTIN COUNTY and ST. LUCIE COUNTY GUILDS Lori Swift at lswift@hcc4kids.org or (772) 334-9311, ext. 404

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY GUILD - Loreto Murray at lmurray@hcc4kids.org or (772) 299-6011, ext. 313

Thank you for helping us ... help abused, neglected and abandoned children in our community.  We could not accomplish our mission without our wonderful Volunteers!