Congratulations to the Hibiscus Children’s Center 2016 “Volunteer of the Year” winners! (L-R) Isabel Engel – Thrift Store, Angel Pietsch (Little Birthday Angels) – Community Organization, Denise Way – Village, James Arthur – Shelter, Pam Gardner – Martin County, Linda Teetz – Indian River County, Andi Brennan – Shelter, and Kori Benton – St. Lucie County.  Not pictured:  Sharon Laskey – Student Intern.

*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) - Barbara Goycochea at bgoycochea@hcc4kids.org or (772) 334-9311, ext. 602.

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

THRIFT STORE (Stuart) -  Neil Poirier at thriftstore@hcc4kids.org or (772) 692-5730


*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!