Miami-Dade County offers residents and visitors various opportunities to give back to those in need as well as volunteer to strengthen our community.
Your money helps the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking breast cancer research, provide free information and support, and help prevent breast cancer and find it earlier when it’s easier to treat.
100% of all donations to Operation Helping Hands will go directly to supporting response efforts in the affected areas. We will work with local United Ways and nonprofit agencies in the affected areas to support both immediate and long-term recovery needs.
The best contributions are those freely given from the heart. Support the programs and services you value -- like animal welfare, libraries, police and fire -- with a tax-deductible donation.
Learn basic disaster response skills to prepare yourself for hazards that may impact your community.
Volunteer with the Miami-Dade Citizen Corps Council to help you prepare your community for a disaster.
Miami-Dade C.O.R.E. strives to better engage faith-based and community organizations in handling disasters that affect the community.
Take part in creating long-lasting positive change in our community through a wide range of volunteer opportunities with United Way.
Making strides in the fight against breast cancer
Sign up for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Oct. 26 at Marlins Park.
Operation Helping Hands
Operation Helping Hands is helping Miami-Dade County in supporting the response, relief and recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.
Carlos A. Gimenez is the Mayor of Miami-Dade – Florida’s most populous county. He is Miami-Dade's highest-ranking elected official and chief administrator, who oversees a metropolitan government with 28,417 employees, an annual budget of approximately $7.8 billion, and serving 2.7 million residents.
Since assuming office in 2011 after a special election, Mayor Gimenez has continued to consistently hold the line on tax increases and to date, the average homeowner has saved approximately $1,400 in property taxes. He championed and secured approval for the largest tax cut in County history six years ago, and collectively Miami-Dade taxpayers have saved approximately $2 billion during his tenure.
Gimenez was re-elected as Mayor in 2012 and again in 2016 for two consecutive four-year terms. He brings with him over 40 years of public service experience.