Wear cool t-shirts. Have fun. Make a difference!

volunteers.jpgRealize Bradenton engages volunteers to support fun downtown events, including the Bradenton Blues Festival, ArtSlam, Bradenton Farmers' Market, Pickin' Picnic, Music in the Park, and many others.

Complete our online form to join the fun and volunteer at one of our many events!

Volunteer Profiles

Miguel Malcolm

Originally from Louisiana, Miguel and his wife moved from Brooklyn, NY, to Bradenton when his wife received a job offer in the area. Read Miguel's interview for his favorite spot to work remotely in downtown Bradenton. Meet Miguel.

Lucero "Lucy" de la Espriella

Lucy is from the city that hosts one of South America's most famous carnival celebrations. What city? Read her interview to meet our Spanish-speaking Blues Fest ambassador-in-chief. Meet Lucy.

James "Skip" Prior

Skip Prior visited Bradenton with his best friend to watch season after season of spring training baseball. Which team? Read Skip's interview for more about Volunteer #0001, the man who's been with RB since the beginning.Meet Skip.

Olivia (Blunt) Hamilton Nelson

The lady in purple once visited Bradenton's most famous manatee at City Pier before he moved to the South Florida Museum. A local graduate - class of 1970 - read Olivia's interview and learn about her friend's ground-breaking "first" for Manatee County. Meet Olivia.

Colleen Gray

After traveling the world with the Navy, Colleen loves Bradenton's laid-back charm and friendly neighborhoods. Her neighbor for many years was actually a blues music "great" who played at Bill Clinton's inauguration. Read Colleen's interview to find out who. Meet Colleen.