CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)  
When: August 15 & August 16, 2014; 9:00am-6:00pm
Where: America's Carmart- 1221 Florence Blvd, Florence, AL
What: America's Carmart is celebrating it's 1-year anniversary in Florence and in conjunction with their celebration, they are hosting a car-wash/cook-out for the community with all proceeds from the car wash being donated to CASA. CASA would ask that Volunteers assist in this event by helping with the car wash event. Volunteers can work in two hour shifts during the two-day event.
10-20 volunteers needed
Contact: Andrea Holt, 
(256) 765-0041

The Healing Place, A Center for Grieving Children
When: September 5-7, 2014
Where: UNA Campus
What: The Healing Place is holding a pop-up putt putt tournament on the campus of UNA on September 5-7. Volunteers are needed to help set up the course on the morning of the 5th and then to work the "check-in" table to hand out golf balls and putters. Volunteers are also needed on the 7th after the course closes to load up the putt putt holes.
2-10 Volunteers needed
Contact: Emily Wingfield,
(256) 383-7133

Successful Aging Initiative
When: Friday, September 12, 9:00am-2:00pm
Where: Florence/Lauderdale Coliseum 
What:  The Cooperative Extension System is hosting the Northwest Alabama Senior Conference on Friday, September 12 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Florence/Lauderdale Coliseum. We are planning for 500 individuals age 50 and above to attend and participate in the conference. Lunch is provided for this event and as you would imagine it takes a lot of time and help to serve 500 individuals. We need a lot of volunteers to help prepare plates of food and serve the seniors drinks, meals, and desserts at their tables. We also usually provide breakfast food for the attendees but they serve themselves. We always need extra hands to help the seniors to and from their seats with food/drinks, checking in on vendors, manning other tables (registration), etc. We would be happy to have any students that are interested in volunteering.
5 or more volunteers needed
Contact: Carrie Jordan, 
(256) 810-5720


Shoals Animal Advocates
When: Monthly pet adoption events (Saturdays)
Where: Petco in Florence & Tractor Supply in Muscle Shoals
What: Volunteers are needed to help with set up and break down, walk the dogs, socialize with the pups and cats, etc. at the monthly adoption on Saturdays at Petco, Florence and Tractor Supply, Muscle Shoals. Volunteers are also needed to help at the weekend fundraisers such as yard sales, jewelry sales, bake sales, etc. and to help with set up and break down, display, sale, etc.
2-4 volunteers needed
Contact: Cadie Palmer,
(256) 712-4414

Children's Museum of the Shoals
Where: 2810 Darby Drive, Florence, AL
What: We will have reoccurring field trips that require extra staffing. We also need help with clean up days.
Contact: Cynthia Carnes,
(256) 765-0500

OCR Heritage Organization
Where: 3596 County Road 136, Lexington, AL 35648
What:  We have a Historic Site & Pioneer Home place Museum and a old Indian campground that needs raking, cleaning & clearing throughout the year.  We also need some planting and re-planting of various plants as well as some weed pulling and flower bed cleaning & other odd outside jobs.
10 or more volunteers needed
Contact: Kimberley Glover,

Cramer Children's Center
Where: 404 W. Tennessee St., Florence, AL
What: I need 5 or so people who can help move furniture and large items to the street or load in vehicles to be taken to the dump. I also could use people are "experienced" painters to paint offices.
5 or more volunteers needed
Contact: Kim Bevis, 
(256) 760-1140 Ext. 20


To request volunteers for a one-time or reoccurring opportunity with your organization, please fill out this form: 
Volunteer Request Form


On the following days, UNA will be going out into the community to provide volunteer services for various
organizations. We will meet behind the Guillot University Center at 8:45am before departing for the assigned agencies. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join!

September 20
October 18
November 15

February 14
March 14
April 11


Fall 2014:
Thursday, August 21st
Guillot University Center Atrium
11:00am - 1:00pm
*Free lunch for all community partner representatives.
Register for a booth at the volunteer fair here.


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