Kilby Laboratory School- Dragon Boat Race
When: October 18, 2014, 7:00am
Where: McFarland Park
What: Volunteers are needed to assist with Dragon Boat Race Activities. This is an annual event and volunteers are needed to help with concessions, clean-up, games etc.
10 or more volunteers needed
Contact: Mary Maschal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheffield City Schools
When: October 20-24 @ Anytime
Where: Threadgrill Primary School- 900 Annapolis Avenue, Sheffield, AL 35660
What: Their afterschool program is planning a "lights on afterschool" event in October. They need help cleaning up the outdoor classroom. They could also use some students to play games during the event.
5-10 volunteers needed
Contact: Sherri Baker, email@example.com
When: Oct. 30 & 31 (Marketing Judging), 12 noon - 6 p.m.; Oct. 31 (Engineering Notebook Judging), 5 - 8 p.m.; Nov. 1 (Robotics Competition), 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Northwest-Shoals Community College, 800 George Wallace Blvd., Muscle Shoals, 35661
What: The on-line Registration at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/26ZP6R5 will give more details.
BEST is an exciting design-engineering & business-marketing competition for middle & high school students. We need all types of volunteers (marketing & mechanical / technical / engineering judges, game referees, pit police, hospitality, registration, score keeping, set-up, take-down, etc.)
Go to http://nwalabamabest.org and watch "The BEST Reason" 2:49 min. video for a great overview, as well as our local game videos on the Home Page & Gallery Page to get a see the competition in action.
125 volunteers needed
Contact: Stephanie Newland, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shoals Animal Advocates
We have monthly adoptions at Petco-Florence as well as fundraisers.
SATURDAY 9 AUGUST - Adoption and fundraiser at Petco, Florence. 10am - 2pm
FRIDAY 15 AUGUST 5pm-830pm and SATURDAY 16 AUGUST 9am-830pm - SAA Fundraiser at the Watermelon Festival in Russellville.
SATURDAY 23 AUGUST - National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) 1st Kids Fund Day 10am-6pm. Adoption & Fundaiser.
SATURDAY 30 AUGUST - Auction/Fundraiser/Adoption at the Florence Moose Lodge, 4270 Chisholm Road. 8am-until . Vendors, band, plate lunches and so much more.
SEPTEMBER 6 - Yard Sale sponsored by Stephanie at 209 Twin Oak Drive, Florence from 8am to 2pm. To donate items please contact Stephanie Flanagan 256-415-7155.
2-4 volunteers needed
Contact: Cadie Palmer, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
(256) 760-1140 Ext. 20
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Shoals
What: Our agency is looking for positive role models to be matched with children in our community. The volunteer (Big Brother or Big Sister) must be 19 years of age and able to commit to 1 year with the program. They will also be required to meet with their Little Brother or Little Sister for approximately 4-10 hours a month. One hour a week. The volunteer will be screened by application with references and a criminal background check. This is for the safety of the children. This is a very rewarding experience for the Bigs and the Littles.
1-50 volunteers needed
Contact: Samantha Hamilton, email@example.com
Mitchell-Hollingsworth Nursing & Rehab Center
Where: 805 Flagg Circle., Florence, AL
What: Need 10-20 volunteers to interact with the residents at the center. The residents truly enjoy the interaction with the students. Students could sing, play piano, or do activities with the residents.
Contact: Nancy Cabler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shoals Crisis Center: Rape Response
Where: 1222 Helton Drive, Florence, AL 35630
What: The Shoals Crisis Center needs 15 volunteers to do various tasks such as:
Crisis Line Volunteer:
• Attend a 20-hour victim services training.
• Take calendar time as able each month.
• Respond to crisis calls and hospital calls when scheduled.
• Fill out paperwork and deliver forms to office.
• Attend volunteer in-service trainings.
• Maintain confidentiality.
• Assist at community health fairs,
university events, sponsored events, etc.
• Present programs to school and community audiences.
• Attend periodic volunteer in-service trainings.
• Assist with copies, victim packets,
and any other offices duties.
Contact: Tina Scott, email@example.com
St. Vincent de Paul Society/ Thrift Store
Where: 659 S. Poplar St., Florence, AL. 35630
What: The St. Vincent de Paul Society is requesting volunteers to help work at the thrift store. The greatest need for volunteers is on Saturday from 10:00am-2:00pm. The work would include receiving, sorting and displaying items received in the store. Also, there could possibly be some cleaning periodically. Volunteers are mainly needed monthly, or every other month. The store manager, Jolene Perry will coordinate and keep track of your time.
Contact: Cindy Wood- firstname.lastname@example.org, (256) 762-5497
Jolene Perry- (256) 718-0901
Where: 1510 5th Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35233
What: Needs 10 volunteers to staff our seven camp sessions during May-August 2015. Camp Smile-A-Mile serves the entire family.There are two family camp sessions, one for only siblings and four for patients. There is an application process opened from January to March that includes an application, background check and interview. In order to volunteer you must be 19 years of age or 21 to work with teens. As a counselor at Camp Smile-A-Mile you would be assigned 1-3 campers and would participate in all activities with them during the session.
Contact: Madison Monday- email@example.com
Shoals Special Needs Hub Inc.
Where: 615 Thompson Street Florence, AL 35630
What: They have several volunteer opportunities from after school to monthly activities that involve special needs children and adults. The volunteers will be required to participate in training specific to the volunteer activities which can vary. They need 5-25 volunteers!
Contact: Stuart Ausborn- firstname.lastname@example.org
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!