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Transition Program New Employee Preparation

The Employment Services program of United Ability offers job coaching, job placement, and job training for adults with disabilities. In recent years, the program has begun creating these connections and experiences with high school students in special education programs to prepare them for opportunities after graduation. Each summer, United Ability Employment Services partners with a community company to offer skill-building job placements for these students. In the interim period between the end of the school year and the beginning of their employment, all Transition Program participants must complete new hire paperwork and pass a Food Handler Card test. Volunteers will pair one-on-one with students to watch the instructional video for their Food Handler Card and assist with administering the test (no prior knowledge of food handling or food safety required). Volunteers may also be utilized to help guide students and their parents through the completion of new hire paperwork.

Bessemer, AL

5/22/19 11:30 AM

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!

Birmingham, AL

5/25/19 5:30 PM +more


June 3rd through August 2nd, the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens will host weekly Children's Summer Camps with topics including: art, theater, gardening, cooking, yoga, storytelling, and technology! We need Camp Counselors for the Summer! Volunteer for a week long camp or volunteer for multiple days during the summer. Great for College students and Teens! Contact Alice Moore, Volunteer Coordinator at amoore@bbgardens.org

Birmingham, AL

6/3/19 8:30 AM +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

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

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

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

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

Tour Guides Wanted

Do you know a great deal about the Birmingham Area? Like talking to tourists and visitors to the area? Do you want to volunteer for a local non-profit but don't think your schedule would allow it? The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens seeks Tour Guides for 2019. Schedule can be very flexible! Requirements include: Attend one 3 day training session in 2019 Lead 3 tours during 2019 Have a fun attitude! We will teach you about Plants the cultural history of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens tour techniques Come spend some time at the Gardens!

Birmingham, AL

Through 5/31/19

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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