See how good it feels to give of your time and talent.

At the Teaching Tools Store

The Teaching Tools Store  is a real brick-and-mortar store offering free school supplies to any teacher from the Hillsborough County Title I schools we serve. Title I school teachers can select up to $3,000 in free supplies each year, which help fill the gaps in classroom needs without having to reach into their own pockets. Likewise, teachers in non-Title I schools can volunteer their time in exchange for free supplies. The Teaching Tools Store relies on volunteers to keep its doors open and the shelves stocked with donated supplies. 

At Events

Each year, HEF hosts many community events that recognize and inform educators and involve the community in our mission.  Volunteers are the life-blood of these events, making it possible for us to attract and welcome even more people to participate, year after year.  Each year, we host a Teaching Tools Luncheon, the Excellence in Education Awards and numerous other events. Volunteers are paramount to making these events run smoothly.

To see what exciting things we have coming up, visit our events calendar. 


To learn more about volunteering please contact
Melanie Jimenez
Phone: (813)574-0260
Email: [email protected]


Complete the online volunteer application today.