United Way of Northwest Alabama
When: November 3-7. 9-11am; 11am-1pm; and 1-3 pm each day
Where: 1518 Florence Blvd, Florence, AL (Next to Walmart Neighborhood Market)
What: The first week of November will be the week of our annual Toys for Tots registration. They need at least one volunteer and one staff member to operate the registration table at all times. They have the shifts broken up into 2 hour shifts, but volunteers can work several shifts if they would prefer. They will provide the volunteers with a United Way t-shirt, but you will need to pick up the t-shirt from the office (118 E Mobile St, Suite 300) before your designated shift.
12 volunteers needed
Contact: Beth Haddock,
(256) 764-5892 


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,
(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,
(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, 
(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,
(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,
(256) 740-5462

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.
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,
(256) 765-0025

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-, (256) 762-5497
Jolene Perry- (256) 718-0901

Camp Smile-A-Mile 
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- 
(205) 323-8427

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-
(256) 412-4200

Keller Hospice 
Where: 404 W. Avalon Ave. Suite 102, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
What: Keller Hospice provides physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of patients during the final stages of their lives. Volunteers are a very important part of Keller Hospice. They are looking for volunteers to visit patients and their families to provide companionship or to provide respite care for the caregiver. They need at least two volunteers!
Contact: Tina Pitt-
(256) 314-1204


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!

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