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Miami-Dade County in Action

Whether you're passionate about volunteering, supporting local causes or growing your small business, Miami-Dade County offers ways for you to make an impact. Here, you can explore our diverse volunteering opportunities from helping orphaned and abandoned pets, preserving our environment and other ways to get involved in your community.
Together, we can create a brighter future for all who call this vibrant County home.


Dog and Cat

Your donation to the Animal Services Trust Fund is a great way to express your love and compassion for animals and ensure that orphaned and abandoned pets have the best chance at a better life.

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You can learn about pet care, make new friends that share a passion for animals, and have tons of fun, all while making a positive impact on the lives of animals.

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Tiny, orphaned newborn kittens need round-the-clock care. You can help them by becoming a kitten cuddler.

Two people at the animal shelter.

As a pet foster parent you can help save lives by caring for dogs and cats in your home.

Business & Economy

Mom and Pop

Small owned and operated businesses can apply to receive Mom and Pop Small Business Grant funds.


Check out the dashboard to stay informed with Miami-Dade's economic health and opportunities for growth.

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The Strive305 program is designed to accelerate the growth of small businesses countywide and support budding entrepreneurs as they launch and grow new businesses.

Join the conversation with other small business owners, every Friday at 10 a.m. via Zoom.

View more small business resources

Health & Safety

Project green light

Project Green Light is a ground-breaking crime-fighting partnership between private business owners and the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD).

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Addresses the underlying causes of gun violence and poverty.

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Our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events bring our community together and give people a voice to fight back against the disease.

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Victims of domestic violence can receive assistance through a wide range of intervention and prevention services.

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The Getting 2 Zero is a movement to reduce new HIV/AIDS infections, increase access to care, reduce stigma and to promote health equality in the community.

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Volunteer with Miami-Dade Citizen Corps to receive the training, skills and team environment to help you prepare your community for a disaster.

Lifefaurd on the beach.

The Junior Lifeguard Program introduces youth to safe marine and aquatic recreational opportunities.

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This initiative provides free decals to community members to be placed on either vehicles or homes.

Recreation & Culture


Play a role in greening our community and demonstrate your commitment to parks and open spaces.

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Your contribution will help support parks and programs for people of all ages, backgrounds and socio-economic incomes.

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You can apply for an internship at Parks or businesses can apply to hire an intern.

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Volunteer or be an intern with Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces to learn new skills and share your knowledge about the environment.


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Miami-Dade County’s Climate Action Strategy is a communitywide strategy to cut greenhouse gas emissions, create jobs, improve health and make life better.

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The collaboration between Miami-Dade County and the cities of Miami and Miami Beach was created to respond to 21st century challenges.

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Explore how sea level rise is affecting Miami-Dade County, as well as ongoing efforts to mitigate and adapt.

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Read the 2021 Biscayne Bay Report Card and learn about important efforts we're making to address our community’s environment and future.

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Led by Miami-Dade County, the ClimateReady Tech Hub was designated as a technology hub by the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration.

Visit the Resilience Website

Social Services

Active older adult.

Persons age 55 can help keep an active lifestyle while helping residents in our community in meaningful ways.

No Wrong Door

No Wrong Door (NWD) is a community-focused initiative designed to connect residents to government resources and community-based organizations.


The plan includes a full suite of programs that provides relief to struggling homeowners and renters.

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A county-wide initiative to assist our immigrant residents overcome any barriers on their path to full citizenship.

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Income-qualifying households can get assistance with expert tax preparation.

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We fight to build a stronger Miami, we’re keeping our most vulnerable families from being swept into a recurring cycle of poverty.

Visit the Housing & Social Services Directory


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Vision Zero is Miami-Dade County’s commitment to reduce all traffic fatalities and severe injuries to zero, while increasing safe, equitable, and healthy mobility for all.

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The Better Bus Network, a community-led redesign of our County's bus system, has launched.

Smart Plan rendering of a bus station.

The strategy involves expanding public transit into six rapid transit corridors and supported by a bus express rapid transit network.

Visit the Transportation Website


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Miami-Dade County offers you several programs and tips on water wise usage.

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Every year thousands of Miami-Dade County elementary students participate in the Kids Poster Contest, sharing messages about water and energy conservation.

Donate to a fund that will provide financial assistance to qualified customers to pay their water and sewer utility bill.

Visit Water and Sewer Website