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AEC "Green Team" Volunteers Needed!

AEC is in need of Volunteers for our Green Team! We need help tabling and managing recycling bins at the Birmingham Legion Soccer League Home Games. The bins and bags are already set up prior to our arrival, so Volunteers just need make sure full bags get placed in one spot near the field for UAB to pick up after the game. Please wear clothes that are weather appropriate and that you don't mind getting a tad dirty. We will provide gloves and a few ponchos if it rains. You will help us get great exposure, strengthen partnerships and recycling education is a main factor in our goals as an environmental nonprofit! THESE GAMES ARE LOCATED AT BBVA Compass Field, 11th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205

Birmingham, AL

6/22/19 5:30 PM +more

Metro Changers

Assist in painting, roofing or building wheelchair ramps for low to moderate income homeowners in the Birmingham Metro Area.

Birmingham, AL

Through 12/31/22

Science Engagement Interpreter

Science Engagement Interpreters are an integral part of the visitor experience at McWane. They present hands-on science activities and demonstrations at interpretive stations throughout the science center and enhance visitor interaction and engagement with exhibits in the Adventure Hall. Science Engagement Interpreters should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a desire to learn, and a willingness to work with visitors of all ages. We expect a volunteer commitment of one-year of service with 8 volunteer hours per month. If you are interested in applying for the Science Engagement Interpreter position, click the application link below. Science Engagement Interpreter Application

Birmingham, AL

Through 9/1/19

Spontaneous Science Volunteers

Are you interested in sharing your love of science with the public, but cannot make a regular weekly commitment? Have you considered volunteering for our public events like LEGO Day, Maker Day, or Noon Year’s Eve? What about our adults-only nights, McWane After Dark? McWane has a variety of one-time events that are all a little different! Spontaneous Science Volunteers assist with the set up and take down of events, help facilitate science activities and demonstrations, and much more! The flexible time commitment makes this a great option for college students or anyone with busy or unpredictable schedules. Volunteers are notified at least monthly when a McWane event needs support and can choose which opportunities fit into their schedules. If you are interested in applying for the Spontaneous Science Volunteers position, click the application link below. Spontaneous Science Volunteer Application

Birmingham, AL

Through 9/1/19

Science Engagement Docent

Docents engage visitors through hands-on science activities and exhibit interpretation. Docents are also trained to present public programs like McWane’s Combustion and Lightning Strikes programs in the Rushton Theater or Animal Encounters in NatureScope. Science Engagement Docents should have significant experience in a STEM field including, but not limited to, graduate work and career experience. Docents must also have communication and interpersonal skills, a desire to learn, and a willingness to work with visitors of all ages in small and large group settings. We expect a volunteer commitment of one year of service with 12 volunteer hours per month. If you are interested in applying for the Science Engagement Docent position, click the application link below. Science Engagement Docent Application

Birmingham, AL

Through 8/1/19

Aquarist Volunteer

Aquarist Volunteers assist the McWane Aquarists in the maintenance of fresh and saltwater fish, invertebrates, and reptile species, as well as the systems these animals inhabit. They learn daily, weekly, and monthly husbandry duties required to sustain our aquatic collection and keep the exhibits looking great. Aquarist Volunteers should be self motivated with a desire to learn and a willingness to get wet and dirty while cleaning the tanks and preparing food. Aquarist volunteers should also be able to stand, stoop, or kneel for extended periods of time. If you are interested in volunteering for this opportunity, you may submit an application by clicking the application link below. Aquarist Volunteer Application

Birmingham, AL

Through 9/1/19

Visitor Experience Volunteer

Make a great first impression and help visitors navigate the science center. Visitor Experience Volunteers are stationed at our Information Desk or roving the lobby to ensure that our visitors feel welcomed and have an enjoyable experience at McWane. They greet visitors and answer visitor questions, inform guests about any happenings at the science center, and direct guests to various points of interest. Visitor Experience Volunteers should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. We expect a minimum commitment of 6 months of service with 8 volunteer hours per month. If you are interested in applying for this volunteer position, click the application link below. Visitor Experience Volunteer Application

Birmingham, AL

Through 9/1/19

Corporate and Group Volunteers

Do you represent a group or organization looking for opportunities to get involved in your community? McWane Science Center has one-time volunteer projects that might be perfect for your group. Tasks vary depending on need, but can include the following: exhibit cleaning and event help. From keeping our Adventure Halls spick and spain to making buckets of slime and polymer snow for special events, we have a place for your group.

Birmingham, AL

Through 12/31/19

Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Volunteer

SMP Volunteers empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers to prevent, detect and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse. SMP is a National program for people of all ages with Medicare. Volunteers will assist Medicare beneficiaries on how to read their Medicare Summary Notices (MSN) and Explanation of Benefits (EOB) by providing education on how to prevent, detect and report health care fraud. Volunteers will be working with beneficiaries, their family members, and caregivers on the importance of protecting personal health information as well as safeguarding their Medicare number. Other functions as an SMP volunteer include outreach, public speaking/education, administrative assistance such as data entry, phone calls, etc. Requirements: • Must volunteer a minimum of 10 hours monthly • Attend quarterly SMP trainings • Become SMP Certified • Must be willing to travel occasionally to events in Jefferson County

Birmingham, AL

Through 7/1/19

SHIP Volunteer Administrators

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) offers personalized, unbiased counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their families. SHIP can help Medicare beneficiaries make informed decision and answer questions about Medicare coverage, benefits and coinsurance. SHIP can also assist beneficiaries with Medicare Savings Programs available through the state. SHIP Volunteers and Counselors are not affiliated with any insurance company and does not attempt to sell insurance. SHIP Volunteer Administrators work closely with the SHIP Coordinator to help with daily tasks in the office at United Way. Volunteer Administrators implement and maintain procedures for effective scheduling of SHIP appointments, volunteers, presentations, health fair events, etc. They are responsible for arranging staffing by communicating with volunteers to attend community events. They provide logistical support and maintains records in SHIPmates. Requirements: • Must volunteer a minimum of 10 hours monthly • Must attend monthly trainings • Completion of SHIP Volunteer Training • Become SHIP Certified • Must be willing to travel occasionally to events in Jefferson County • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance

Birmingham, AL

Through 12/31/19

SHIP Volunteer Marketers

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) offers personalized, unbiased counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their families. SHIP can help Medicare beneficiaries make informed decisions and answer questions about Medicare coverage, benefits and coinsurance. SHIP can also assist beneficiaries with Medicare Savings Programs available through the state. SHIP Volunteers and Counselors are not affiliated with any insurance company and does not attempt to sell insurance. SHIP Volunteer Marketers promote awareness in the community about SHIP Services. These volunteers are the face of SHIP in the community. They are responsible for building relationships with our community partners and developing new community contacts. They work with the SHIP Coordinator to develop a marketing plan to reach both Medicare beneficiaries and local agency leaders. Requirements: Must volunteer a minimum of 10 hours monthly Must attend monthly trainings Completion of SHIP Volunteer Training Become SHIP Certified Must be willing to travel occasionally to events in Jefferson County Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance

Birmingham, AL

Through 12/31/19

SHIP Volunteer Counselor

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) offers personalized, unbiased counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their families. SHIP can help Medicare beneficiaries make informed decisions and answer questions about Medicare coverage, benefits and coinsurance. SHIP can also assist beneficiaries with Medicare Savings Programs available through the state. SHIP Volunteers and Counselors are not affiliated with any insurance company and does not attempt to sell insurance. SHIP Volunteer Counselors provide health insurance information and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers, family members and other advocates. SHIP Volunteer Counselors are responsible for providing information about traditional and nontraditional Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Supplemental insurance and long-term care insurance based on client’s needs. Requirements: • Must volunteer a minimum of 10 hours monthly • Must attend monthly trainings • Completion of SHIP Volunteer Training • Become SHIP Certified • Must be willing to travel occasionally to events in Jefferson County • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance

Birmingham, AL

Through 12/31/19

SHIP Volunteer Recruiters

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) offers personalized, unbiased counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their families. SHIP can help Medicare beneficiaries make informed decisions and answer questions about Medicare coverage, benefits and coinsurance. SHIP can also assist beneficiaries with Medicare Savings Programs available through the state. SHIP Volunteers and Counselors are not affiliated with any insurance company and does not attempt to sell insurance. SHIP Volunteer Recruiters are individuals that recruit volunteers to become a part of SHIP. These volunteers strategize about what groups they want to target for recruitment and set-up presentations to speak with organizations, community groups and businesses. They also disseminate information in the community at local venues about SHIP volunteer opportunities. Volunteer Recruiters will work with the new volunteers to help them understand the different volunteer roles and help them find their niche as to where they would like to serve. Requirements: • Must volunteer a minimum of 10 hours monthly • Must attend monthly trainings • Completion of SHIP Volunteer Training • Become SHIP Certified • Must be willing to travel occasionally to events in Jefferson County • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance

Birmingham, AL

Through 12/31/19

SHIP Volunteer Educators

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) offers personalized, unbiased counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their families. SHIP can help Medicare beneficiaries make informed decisions and answer questions about Medicare coverage, benefits and coinsurance. SHIP can also assist beneficiaries with Medicare Savings Programs available through the state. SHIP Volunteers and Counselors are not affiliated with any insurance company and does not attempt to sell insurance. SHIP Volunteer Educators are responsible for educating the community and volunteers on SHIP’s purpose and goals, changes in Medicare and current issues affecting people covered by Medicare. Working with the SHIP Coordinator, Volunteer Educators develop an education plan to increase community knowledge of SHIP and Medicare. Requirements: • Must volunteer a minimum of 10 hours monthly • Must attend monthly trainings • Completion of SHIP Volunteer Training • Become SHIP Certified • Must be willing to travel occasionally to events in Jefferson County • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance

Birmingham, AL

Through 12/31/19

SHIP Specialized Volunteers

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) offers personalized, unbiased counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their families. SHIP can help Medicare beneficiaries make informed decisions and answer questions about Medicare coverage, benefits and coinsurance. SHIP can also assist beneficiaries with Medicare Savings Programs available through the state. SHIP Volunteers and Counselors are not affiliated with any insurance company and does not attempt to sell insurance. SHIP Specialized Volunteers are responsible for providing topic-specific counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers, family members and other advocates. Specialized Volunteers are responsible for knowing the details about Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D Drug Plans, and Medigap (Supplemental) Plans. These volunteers are knowledgeable about the various insurance companies and benefits they offer and changes in Medicare that will affect beneficiaries. Requirements: • Must volunteer a minimum of 10 hours monthly • Must attend monthly trainings • Completion of SHIP Volunteer Training • Become SHIP Certified • Must be willing to travel occasionally to events in Jefferson County • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance

Birmingham, AL

Through 12/31/19

Blood Services Transportation Services - Hospital Deliveries

Want to help save lives? Drive life-saving blood from Blood Drives to area hospitals Red Cross vehicle provided A clean driving record required Must have three years driving experience The ability to lift and move 40 pounds Commitment to the Red Cross mission and a positive attitude Become a Red Cross volunteer today by applying online at redcross.org/deliver or by contacting Sandy Zuiderhoek at sandy.zuiderhoek@redcross.org or call/text 334-201-1620

Birmingham, AL

Through 1/20/20

Make-A-Wish Intern

Interns for Make-A-Wish® Alabama give of their time and talents to help bring hope, strength, and joy to children who are battling life-threatening medical conditions. All internships are unpaid; however, in return for hard work and dedication, our interns receive valuable training, knowledge, hands-on non-profit work experience, a chance to meet others, and the gratification of making a difference in the life of a child. All internships must be done for academic credit (specific criteria/requirements of the student's educational institution apply). Successful candidates are typically students or recent graduates over the age of 18 with excellent written and oral communication skills, good organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, computer proficiency, and internet research ability.

Vestavia Hills, AL

Through 8/31/20

Basic Computer Skills 1-on-1 Class

Workshops, Inc. is seeking a volunteer to conduct 1-on-1 basic computer skills training for adults with disabilities at our Avondale community location. Basic computer skills include Word for resumes, job applications, and cover letters plus creation of appropriate job search criteria. Request that volunteer commit at least one hour per session as needed by client availability. Please contact Herb Jackson, Volunteer Coordinator at herb.jackson@workshopsinc.org or 205-592-9683.

Birmingham, AL

Through 6/24/19

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