The Miami Dolphins Special Teams is a unique volunteer organization created to enlist and mobilize the ongoing services of the community with the Miami Dolphins staff, players, and alumni. The mission of the Special Teams is to offer hands-on services to communities and families in need, to partner with existing organizations on worthwhile social, civic and charitable programs, to provide assistance at Miami Dolphins Foundation events, and to support community efforts in times of emergency.
Special Teams Powered by AARP Foundation contributions to the Community:
- More than 254,000 community service hours completed.
- $5,611,080 – Value to the South Florida and Mexico communities.
- 20,000-plus individuals have volunteered with our program.
- More than 3 million meals packed and distributed to the South Florida community.
- Contact us via email at Volunteers@Dolphins.com or call 305-943-7900
One Million Meal Packing Event presented by AARP Foundation
In football, winning or losing can come down to one play, one yard, one inch. In Florida, one-in-seven seniors live in poverty. The difference for those struggling can come down to one volunteer, one conversation, one hot meal. AARP Foundation and the Miami Dolphins have teamed up to help South Florida older adults meet their basic needs. By being a force for change on the most serious issues Americans 50+ face today—housing, hunger, income and isolation—and working with local volunteers and organizations, we can help reach more people, strengthen communities and help make resources go further for those struggling.
In 2016, with the help of over 5,000 volunteers, and in just 8 hours, the Miami Dolphins and AARP Foundation were able more than 1,070,000 meals for South Florida seniors.
Dolphins Cancer Challenge
The Miami Dolphins Special Teams volunteers have supported the Dolphins Cancer Challenge since its inception in 2010. This Tri County cycling and 5k Walk event continues to grow and involves over 2,600 cyclists/walkers and 500+ volunteers who join together in an effort to help tackle cancer one mile at a time. The DCC has risen over $11.5 million for cancer research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
For more information regarding the Dolphins Cancer Challenge and how to get involved please visit DolphinsCancerChallenge.com.
Community Service Academy
The Miami Dolphins Community Service Academy (CSA) presented by AARP Foundation is a week-long “camp” like volunteer experience for high school students. The CSA is specifically for high school students to gain community service hours for graduation or for any potential scholarships. At the end of each we students will have completed 40 hours of community service.
For more information on the Community Service Academy and where to sign up please visit Dolphins.com/CSA or call (305) 943-7900.