One-time:

The Healing Place, A Center for Grieving Children
http://www.thehealingplaceinfo.org
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, ewingfield@healingplaceal.org
(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, carrie.jordan@hospiceofnorthalabama.com 
(256) 810-5720

Singing River Equine Rescue
http://www.srer.org/
When: September 13, 9:00am-3:00pm
Where: Blue Water Polo Clob Hwy 72E, Killen, AL
What: The Singing River Equine Rescue needs 10 volunteers for an event called
"Hoedown for the Horses". "Hoedown for the Horses" is an annual fundraising event for SRER and is being hosted at the Bluewater Polo Club this year. Volunteers will help with setup, serving food, answering questions about SRER & the Silent Auction, and cleanup, etc.  Volunteers should expect hot temperatures and wear casual dress.
Contact: Kristi Mitchell, srer.laud.al@gmail.com
256-415-7701

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, mbmaschal@una.edu
256-765-4303

BEST Robotics
http://nwalabamabest.org
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, snewland@shoalschamber.com
256-764-4661
 

Reoccurring:

Shoals Animal Advocates
http://www.shoalsanimaladvocates.org
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, shoalsanimaladvocates@yahoo.com
(256) 712-4414

Children's Museum of the Shoals
http://www.shoalschildrensmuseum.org
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, director@shoalschildrensmuseum.org
(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, lampmusic@cs.com
256-229-8814
 

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, kbevis@cramerchildrenscenter.com 
(256) 760-1140 Ext. 20
 

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Shoals
http://www.bbbsshoals.org
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, samantha@bbbsshoals.org
(256) 248-1931
 

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, ncabler@mhnrc.com
(256) 740-5462

Shoals Crisis Center: Rape Response
http://www.shoalscrisiscenter.org/
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.
Prevention Volunteer:
• Assist at community health fairs,
university events, sponsored events, etc.
• Present programs to school and community audiences.
• Attend periodic volunteer in-service trainings.
Office Volunteer:
• Assist with copies, victim packets,
and any other offices duties.
Contact: Tina Scott, tinascottss@gmail.com
256-765-0025

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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