The week of September 11 – 15, 2013, will be “Empowerment Week”, in Birmingham. During this time, the City will look to its past and to its future in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement.

More than 5,000 volunteers will spread across Birmingham, Wednesday, September 11th, to help improve parks, libraries and more. Volunteers are encouraged to work at least 50 minutes or more on this day.  Corporate service groups, churches, community organizations and individuals are encouraged to sign up and play an active role in moving Birmingham 50 Years Forward.

No technical skills are required

* Volunteer assignments are available for persons of all ages and skill levels.

* Volunteer assignments include but are not limited to: neighborhood and        park clean-ups, basic cleaning, shelving library books, light housekeeping,      basic tree planting and landscaping.

*  Job sites are available throughout the city

Please Click on this link to register for:
 Community Clean Sweep Projects, Library and School Projects, Park Refurbishment Projects and/or Landscaping Projects.


For more information on empowerment week and the year-long 50th anniversary commemoration, please  visit

To register for a 50 Years Forward Project please click on the links below: