Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who spent their time making United Way Day of Action a huge success!
Southern Summer Night
The Junior Board of Hands On Birmingham is proud to host their annual summer fundraiser Southern Summer Night on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 5:30-8:30p.m.
The festivities will take place at Tavern on 1st located in Birmingham’s Historic Loft District. The evening will include fabulous food from Pranzo, a live auction with fantastic items for bid and the opportunity to win a cabinet of cheer donated by Ashley Furniture filled with wine and spirits. Guest will enjoy food and two drinks with the purchase of a ticket.
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:
Visiting Allocations Team (VAT) Volunteers Needed
United Way of Central Alabama is in need of 500 volunteers to serve on the Visiting Allocations Team.
The responsibilities of team members include:
A total time commitment of approximately 10-12 hours between September and early November;
Reviewing agency programs;
Attending and actively participating in agency site visits; and
Providing input in the development of the team findings to be forwarded to the Allocations Committee.
Your Allocations Team will be chaired by an experienced volunteer who will guide you and your fellow team members through the process. United Way staff will provide training and general assistance to the Team.
To register or for more information visit www.uwca.org/vat
Bundles of Hope
Bundles of Hope Diaper bank needs your help! Volunteers are needed on June 25th from 9:00-11:00 at Christian Service Mission. During this time, volunteers will be bundling diapers in groups of 25 in preparation for them to be passed out to clients in need in our local community. Volunteers will also be filling monthly orders for organizations with whom they partner.
This is a great volunteer opportunity for families!
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.
One of the biggest barriers to cancer care is transportation, because even the best treatment cannot work if a patient is unable to get there... That is why the American Cancer Society's (ACS) Road to Recovery program provides patients with free rides to/from their cancer-related treatments. For those who cannot drive themselves or have no other means of getting to treatment, volunteers donate their spare time and the use of their personal vehicle to give patients a much-needed ride. And ACS needs your help! Every volunteer makes a difference and every driver has what it takes to help save lives.