The importance of volunteers is indescribable. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Down Syndrome/Special Needs - West Florida is made of wonderful, passionate, hard-working volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. We couldn't successfully serve the Greater Tampa Bay area without our Board Officers and Program hosts. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. will recognize our Volunteers each October at the Buddy Walk.

Thank you so much for your service and dedication to our F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Mission.


1 yr Adilene Breheney - Baby Friends Host  

1 yr Craig Wangberg – Dance, Events Volunteer  

1 yr Lisa Wangberg – Dance, Events Volunteer  

1 yr Colleen Weimer – Dance, Buddy Walk Volunteer  

1 yr Leidy Villegas – Dance, Events Volunteer  

1 yr Christina Morales – Dance, Events Volunteer 

2 yr Lawrence Bach - Baby Friends Host  

2 yr Mark Girdwood – Dance, Events D.J. Volunteer 

2 yr Paula Marsell - Baby Friends Host, Parent Packets  

2 yr Tammy Whatley - Baby Friends, Parent Packets 

2 yr Barbie Feger - Baby Friends Host  

3 yr Barbara Westdyk – Dances, Events Volunteer 

4 yr Jeff Green – Raymond James, Events Volunteer 

4 yr Judy Henry – Events Volunteer

6 yr Julie Hirsch – Events Photographer 

6 yr Lawrence Clipper – Events Photographer 

6 yr Sherry Whitley – Events Volunteer, Raymond James, Dance Volunteer 

7 yr Kathy Boisseau – Baby Friends, After School Specials, Events volunteer 

7 yr Tish Knotek – Events volunteer  

7 yr Paul Foyt – Volunteer Extraordinaire