Counselors needed to assist in this week long summer camp
Garden Explorations is a free program developed by the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens for elementary children ages 6 – 12 enrolled in Birmingham’s Parks and Recreation Board Centers’ summer camps. This program introduces the basics of gardening, incorporates components of outdoor education and emphasizes the Botanical Gardens as an education resource. Garden Explorations implements a distinct curriculum with activities, games, and tours of the Alabama Woodlands, Crepe Myrtle Grove and Bruno Vegetable Garden.
This summer we will work with children from all parts of Birmingham. They will learn about the creation of soil and its components, propagate plants and create their own container garden to care for this summer. Through these interactive activities we hope to instill a lasting appreciation for the Botanical Gardens, gardening and what makes Nature so interesting and valuable to everyone, including our urban children.
Please contact Alice Moore for more information and to volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport’s Ambassadors program is a customer service initiative to make sure all passengers feel at home the minute they arrive at BHM. Currently, we are looking for individuals to join the Airport Ambassadors Program. This volunteer opportunity provides a courteous and friendly welcome as well as general assistance to travelers at BHM. Airport Ambassador duties include:
Engaging patrons in conversation
Guiding people through the terminal
Answering general questions travelers may have
Helping out during events
Telling travelers about new amenities and events going on
Those interested in becoming an Airport Ambassador must have a passion for helping others and the city of Birmingham. Volunteers will learn about Alabama’s busiest airport and how it operates, as well as get to interact with people from all over the world on a daily basis. This is a customer service position with a lot of talking involved so having good communication skills is a must. Each volunteer will attend an orientation session and complete one training shift. To be eligible to become an Ambassador, you must be at least 18 years old and commit to volunteering once a week for a minimum of three months.
Orientation is held every first Monday of the month in the Birmingham Airport Authority Offices.
Volunteers are needed at Alabama Environmental Council's Community Recycling Center Tuesday - Friday from 11-2 and on Saturday from 10-4. We have a variety of opportunities for volunteers, including helping patrons unload their recycling, processing recycling in the warehouse, litter control, landscaping and maintenance, general upkeep, creative reuse, workshop development and facilitation, and more. This is a wonderful opportunity to help your community and to show your support for the AEC!
Please wear closed-toed shoes and be prepared to work in the elements. AEC will provide ear and eye protection, gloves, and safety vests. Don't forget your water!
McWane Science Center is currently looking for several volunteers to work at the information desk in the Grand Lobby. These volunteers will greet guests as they arrive at the center, answer any questions, and offer information. Information desk volunteers should be approachable, friendly, welcoming, and have excellent communication skills and customer service skills.
A list of FAQs and further information about the museum will be provided during training.
McWane Science Center counts on the Science Engagement Interpreters to engage visitors through interactions with the exhibits in McWane Science Center and excite all visitors about science and technology. These volunteers will use demonstrations and knowledge to help accomplish our mission of changing lives through science and wonder. Science Engagement Interpreters should be friendly, have excellent communication skills, be able to interact with adults and children in small group settings, and be able to share science learning in an engaging manner.
To apply, please submit an adult volunteer application (18+): https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1548447941
or a teen volunteer application (students ages 14-17): https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1538259301
Triumph is seeking volunteers to: Manage and file Triumph participant paperwork (progress notes, reports, etc); Create files for new Triumph participants; Update files with new documents and information weekly; Take shredding to Gone for Good once a month.
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.
On average, the Red Cross responds to approximately 64,000 disasters a year. Of these, about 50,000 are single and multi-family fires and other localized events to which the Red Cross Disaster Action teams respond.
We need you to join us on the Disaster Action Team for Jefferson and Shelby Counties!
Requirements to be a Disaster Action Team member:
Willingness to train and learn new skills while assisting clients.
Commitment to respond to clients needs.
Flexible schedule based on volunteers availability
Pass background and Motor vehicle record check.
Basic Computer skills
Contact Sandy Zuiderhoek, Volunteer Specialist for the Red Cross, for more information!
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 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 we need your help! Every volunteer makes a difference and every driver has what it takes to help save lives.
Prior to driving, volunteers will complete a short, online training and criminal/driving record background check.
Shelby Humane supports our community in many ways. Our Quick Fix program provides low cost spay/neuter procedures in collaboration with veterinarians throughout the Birmingham area. It is one of the most important things we do because spay/neuter programs can significantly reduce the severe animal overpopulation problem in Alabama.
We need volunteers to help with client communication and simple data entry. It will involve answering questions from the public, scheduling surgeries with our veterinarian partners, and making reminder calls to clients before their scheduled appointment. The work is not difficult but very important to our program. Our staff will teach everything you need to know. The number of hours you volunteer is completely up to you but having regular days and times will help us plan our day. Please consider helping us build a program that really does save lives.
For more information, please contact Kaylee Ramey at email@example.com or 205-610-0936
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.
• 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
• 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
• 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!
• Variable BUT preferred commitment 2-4shifts/month (1 per week)
• 3 months with the opportunity to recommit
• 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