The UNA Human Performance and Research group needs approximately 50 volunteers to help with the "Bad Kitty-Trail City 10K" on Saturday, April 19th.  They need people willing to be on the road and trail directing the runners, as well as at the registration table helping the runners get signed in. If you can volunteer to help, contact Ashton Waddell at asmith22@una.edu.

The UNA Athletics Department is hosting the first “UNA Color Run” on Saturday, May 3rd.  Volunteers are needed from 7:00am-11:00am to help throw out color during the race.  If you can help, please contact Megan Lovelace at smlovelace@una.edu.

The Shoals community’s first Renaissance Man Triathlon is going to be held on Sunday, July 13th.  Volunteers are needed to assist with registration, start/finish line, course placement, etc.  Contact Bethany Oliver at 256-765-4693 or bloliver@una.edu for more information.

The 2014 W. C. Handy Festival is looking for volunteers to assist with this year's festival. It will require approximately two weeks of service beginning Friday, July 18th through Monday, July 28th. The festival offers the volunteers many unique and diverse opportunities that fall into the category of a "once-in-a-lifetime experience." Some of the areas with which we need assistance are management & marketing, sales, public relations, accounting, computer information systems, digital media, mass communications, entertainment industry, interior design, merchandising, and so forth. If interested, contact Kathy McClelland at klmcclelland@una.edu.

Florence/Lauderdale Tourism is seeking "Visitor Experience Volunteers" for its new Visitor Center which will open this month. Duties will include working the Visitor Information Desk, welcoming and assisting visitors, giving directions, and providing information on accommodations, dining, attractions and events. Volunteers will also conduct facility tours and organize materials for the information desk. Shifts will be four to six hours per day. Volunteers will need to be flexible, including working weekends. Training and familiarization tours will be provided of area attractions, hotels and restaurants as preparation for this position. To apply, please go to www.visitflorenceal.com.

Volunteers are needed to assist in answering calls for 2-1-1 Information and Referral of Northwest Alabama. 2-1-1 is a statewide network of regional call centers whose mission is to provide easy access to health and human services available throughout Alabama. By making services easier to find, the 2-1-1 network strives to empower individuals with the information they need to “Get Help or Give Help” in their local communities. They serve individuals from all walks of life, but more importantly, the vulnerable populations such as the indigent or elderly, who often slip through the cracks. For more information please call Peggy-Sue Griffin, 2-1-1 Program Director at 256-349-2946. 

The Florence Lauderdale Animal Shelter is in constant need of volunteers to assist in various areas such as walking dogs visiting dogs in the kennels or outside pens, photographing the animals, visiting the cat rooms and helping to keep the kennels clean and sanitized. If you can help at any time, please contact Dianne Letson at dletson@hofts.org.

Hospice Advantage volunteers help by providing “Care, Comfort & Compassion for the Whole Family.” Patients and family members benefit from the many supportive services that volunteers can provide. Some of the areas that volunteers are needed include visiting a patient or family member, reading to a patient, sitting with a patient so caregivers can have personal time and providing bereavement support as well as some basic office duties.  For additional information contact Brooke Vanderford at 256-764-0935 or bvanderford@hospiceadvantage.com.

Shoals Sav-A-Life is looking for volunteers with WordPress skills that can assist in creating and maintaining a website.  Contact Cala Flippo at ptc@shoalssavalife.com or 256-577-8686 for more information.

Hospice of the Shoals needs volunteers on a continuous basis to help with running errands, visiting with patients, helping with yard work and working in the Hospice office.  Contact Amanda Simpson
 at 256-767-6699 or asimpson@hofts.org for more information. 


2014/2015 Service Saturdays

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


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