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Birmingham Reads October 18 @ 1:00

Better Basics invites you to participate in Birmingham Reads which is the largest children's literacy event in our community. A reading volunteer will be placed in every Pre-k through fifth grade class in The Birmingham City School System. Better Basics staff select an age-appropriate book for each grade level. A volunteer reads the book to their assigned classroom, engages the class with a reading comprehension question, and finally gives each student the book to take home to add to their own home library. This is a great opportunity for our community to connect with the students of Birmingham and encourage them to become enthusiastic readers!

Birmingham, AL

10/18/18 1:00 PM

Front Desk Receptionist Volunteer

Come join an amazing team while gaining office experience. This position is vital in order to assist with our mission to help adults in Birmingham with developmental disabilities achieve independence! Triumph is seeking a Front Desk Receptionist Volunteer. Duties include: - Greet individuals as they come in - Inform staff of appointments - Answer phone and record messages - Data entry - Filing Open for volunteers according to his/her availability during our office hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM *Email Jena Ward if interested at jward@triumphservices.org

Birmingham, AL

Through 1/31/19

Administrative / Front Desk Receptionist Volunteer Position

Come join an amazing team while gaining office experience. This position is vital in order to assist with the mission of Triumph Services to help adults in Birmingham with developmental disabilities achieve independence! Triumph is seeking volunteers to assist administratively. There are various opportunities to help, and we can tailor a position to interested individual's interests/capabilities. We are seeking a front desk receptionist that will help: - Greet guests as they come in, - inform staff of their appointments - Answer main phone line and record messages - Light data entry - Light office duties as assigned Open for volunteers according to his/her availability during our office hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM *Email Jena Ward if interested at jward@triumphservices.org

Birmingham, AL

Through 3/31/19

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

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

Blood Services Transportation Services - Hospital Deliveries

Save a life ... be a part of the process... Becoming a Transportation Specialist with the Red Cross! Transport life-saving blood and blood products throughout the region to area hospitals in a safe and timely manner. Responsibilities: • Distribute blood to area hospitals as routine or "stat" deliveries in Red Cross vehicles • Pick up empty boxes from the hospitals and return them to our Donor Center • Complete required paperwork and obtain signatures • Communicate and share feedback between Red Cross employees and fellow volunteers • Drive in a safe and responsible manner Qualifications: • Willingness to support Red Cross Mission • Valid state driver's license with 3+ years driving experience • Familiarity with geographic area and driving routes • Able to verify safe driving records with state or insurance • Experience to demonstrate reliability • Ability to lift up to 40lbs for some deliveries, but will have a dolly Requirements: • Orientation to American Red Cross – Get Connected • Defensive Driving course with on site training with our Transportation Coordinator • Pass a background check as well as a DMV background check • Commitment to driving and saving lives while doing so! Time Commitment: • Variable BUT preferred commitment 2-4shifts/month (1 per week) • 3 months with the opportunity to recommit Development Opportunities • Gain valuable training and experience while providing an invaluable service to the community • Validate driving experience for resume • Opportunity to become a volunteer leader Become a Red Cross volunteer today by applying online at redcross.org/deliver or by contacting Sandy Zuiderhoek at sandy.zuiderhoek@redcross.org call/text 334-201-1620

Birmingham, AL

Through 2/1/19

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

Volunteer Intake Processing (VIP) Volunteer Screener

Volunteer with the Alabama Region of the American Red Cross as a VIP Volunteer Screener! Responsibilities: • Schedules and conducts volunteer screenings over the phone with prospective volunteers. • Studies and learns each volunteer position description. • Prepares for each screening interview (i.e. reads a candidates application questionnaire and the corresponding position description they are applying for) • Asks identifying questions, during the screening interview, appropriate to the responsibilities and qualifications for the volunteer position requested. Provides prospective volunteers with information about the intake, referral and placement process. • Matches volunteers to positions for which they are best suited, based on skills, interest, availability and available options. • Updates Volunteer Connection, our online volunteer management system, with candidate information and makes referrals as required. Time Commitment: 8 hours per week This volunteer position can be done remotely. Apply at : https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=vms_regional_global_entry_points# or email sandy.zuiderhoek@redcross.org

Birmingham, AL

Through 1/1/19

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 12/31/18

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