Each year, United Way of Central Alabama joins with hundreds of other United Ways around the world to mobilize citizens in service to their local communities These volunteers come in the form of individuals, students, senior citizens and workplace employees from surrounding companies, and participate in a wide range of projects-anything from painting or gardening, reading to children or serving the senior population.
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Project Manager Position
Hands On Birmingham (HOB) is looking for a qualified Project Manager of Community and Corporate Engagement. The Project Manager is responsible for expanding volunteer opportunities in key program areas; identifying the programming needs of agencies and volunteer needs of companies while sustaining current programming. Qualified candidates should have experience working with volunteers and community members.
The Project Manager is also in charge of scoping, planning and executing laborious volunteer projects. Projects can consist of gardening, painting, playground refurbishments and neighborhood revitalizations. A background in carpentry, painting and construction are highly sought out skills. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in project management, social service, public administration, business or a related field.
The Project Manager should be energetic, enthusiastic, personable and professional while working well in a fast-paced and high energy environment. Qualified candidates should work well in a collaborative setting and be looked to as a team player. Candidates must also be flexible and able to work weekends and evenings.
For one day, Project Homeless Connect (PHC) gives people experiencing homelessness the opportunity to access an array of services (housing, medical services, ID services, employment services, haircuts, etc.) in a system which is often difficult to understand and navigate.
This year, PHC will have a part II taking place on Saturday, July 23rd. PHC part II will allow homeless clients who were unable to attend February’s event the opportunity to receive services. PHC part II will also ensure that clients already served are able to continue their journey to bettering their circumstances by receiving additional or follow-up services.
With the partnership of Faith Chapel Christian Center, Hands On Birmingham will continue to provide “Smiling Face Client Guides” to host homeless clients. We are excited to continue engaging our volunteers in social change.
For more opportunities later in the year, please visit our Community Events page. Here are upcoming events:
Are you looking for a meaningful way to impact the community? United Way of Central Alabama's 2-1-1 is looking for volunteers to work in their Call Center. These volunteers will answer calls and provide information on resources in the community such as food pantries, homeless shelters, support groups, summer education programs for children, and many other resources for individuals and families. This is a great opportunity for volunteers to learn about hundreds of social service agencies in the area as well as help families in the Birmingham area.
Shifts are available days and evenings, weekdays and weekends. Training is only offered Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm.
Hands On Birmingham is looking for professional/amateur photographers who would like to volunteer their time to take pictures at our annual events and projects. Please note that this is not a paid opportunity.
For information contact Tawanna Willoughby at