One-time:

Shoals Sav-A-Life
http://www.shoalssavalife.com
When: Saturday, March 28, 2015,  6:00 AM- 10:00 AM
Where: 990 Sunbelt Pkwy, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
What: We need volunteers for the marathon, half marathon, and 5K run that is organized and promoted by a sponsor of our non-profit organization. We need volunteers to man the water stations and point runners along the course. The run begins at 7 am so the early arrival time is so that we can explain responsibilities and get everyone in place along the course before the run starts.
20 Volunteers are needed
Contact: Beth Grisham, director@shoalssavalife.com
(256) 740-0640

Shoals Chamber of Commerce- Reality Check
http://www.shoalschamber.com
When: Friday, Feb. 13, 2015,  7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Needed at least for 2 - 3 hours at a time.
Where: Florence Middle School Gymnasium, 648 N. Cherry St., Florence, AL 35630
What: Reality Check is a fun, financial education program for youth, simulating life at age 25. Each participant chooses a career & is given a simulated family situation & given a monthly salary relative to their career. Each must visit all the booths, staffed by VOLUNTEERS (auto dealer, realtor, grocery store, utilities, child care, "life happens," clothing, insurance, "just for fun," bank & charity) and makes decisions about how they will spend their money. Volunteers staff the booths and help the students make their buying decisions, using a list of options. This exercise is a great eye-opener for the kids, who think that once they get our on their own, they can do and have and buy anything they want, anytime. This shows them that their efforts in education are directly connected to their career opportunities, which are connected to their quality of life. It's a TON of FUN for VOLUNTEERS as well as the kids. We will feed any volunteers at the event during lunch time and will have snacks available all day.
50 Volunteers are needed
Contact: Stephanie Newland, snewland@shoalschamber.com 
(256) 764-4661

Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments (NACOLG)
http://www.nacolg.com/
When: March 17, 2015, 6:30 p.m. (5:30 if volunteer wishs to eat, must RSVP by 3/10/15)
Where: South Oak Street, Florence, AL 35630
What: We are requesting volunteers to dance and socialize with older adults at this event. The event lasts until 9:00 p.m. If a volunteer wants to eat, he or she can come at 5:30 p.m.; however, if this is the case, the volunteer needs to RSVP by 3/10. In other words, we need a list of how many volunteers wish to eat by the 10th of March. Volunteers who just wish to volunteer and not eat should be there by 6:30 p.m. The dress code is casual. The event is labeled "Shamrock Shindig" so anything fitting that theme would be preferred. All clothing must be appropriate. Jeans are fine as casual wear.
25-50 Volunteers are needed
Contact: Jacob Ezell, jwallace5@una.edu
(256) 483-0730

Shoals Master Gardeners
http://www.shoalsmastergardeners.org
When: March 14, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Where: Weeden Elementary School (East side of School), 400 Baldwin Street, Florence, AL
What: We will be filling a large raised bed garden for the "outdoor classroom" at the school. Composted leaves, topsoil and composted paper pulp have all been donated and are ready to be moved, by wheelbarrow, from the stockpiles into the garden area about twenty five feet away. Shoveling, wheelbarrowing and raking will be required. Gloves and all tools will be provided, as well as drinking water. We anticipate four hours of work will get the job done.
10 Volunteers are needed
Contact: John Norton, john_norton35633@yahoo.com
(256) 648-0361
 

 


  

Reoccurring:

Shoals Animal Advocates
http://www.shoalsanimaladvocates.org
We have monthly adoptions at Petco-Florence as well as fundraisers.
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

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- clwood@una.edu, (256) 762-5497
Jolene Perry- (256) 718-0901

Camp Smile-A-Mile
http://www.campsam.org/ 
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- madison.monday@campsam.org 
(205) 323-8427

Shoals Special Needs Hub Inc.
http://www.shoalspecialneedshub.com
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- shoalsspecialneedshub@gmail.com
(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- tina.pitt@lhcgroup.com
(256) 314-1204

Florence First Fridays
http://www.firstfridaysflorence.org
What: They could use volunteers in the day to day organizational operations that go into putting on an event of this size. This would include errand running and possibly making phone calls. On the day of First Fridays we could use volunteers to help collect money, work the information tent, and help with vendor relations. They need around 8 volunteers.
Contact: Andy Frith- info@firstfridaysflorence.org  
(256) 483-6825

Room in the Inn-Shoals
http://www.roomintheinnshoals.com/
Where: First Presbyterian Church of Florence- 224 E. Mobile Street, Florence, AL 35630
What: Room in the Inn Shoals is a concept that believes in an interfaith effort that provides warm shelter and sustenance during the coldest months of the year (typically this is November 1st thru April - Because this is our first year, we will be open from January 3rd through March 13, 2015. Room in the Inn does Shoals not believe in "warehouse sheltering". It believes in creating an experience for both the homeless guests and the congregations that are hosting the guests. It is a number of different congregations hosting a night in which they provide the shelter, the food and the company at their own location. The Room in the In Shoals is currently looking for volunteers to help with these operations.
Contact: Beth Howard, roomintheinnflorence@gmail.com

One Place of the Shoals
Where: 200 W. Tennessee Street, Florence, AL 35630
What: One Place is a centralized, collaborative, community effort that provides victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, child physical and sexual abuse, and elder abuse with necessary services under one roof and ensures the safety of victims and offender accountability. Volunteer Services are needed within our agency for routine cleaning of our building as well as projects. Our most recent project coming up, is a rummage sale at Earth Day Fest on April 4, 2015. We need volunteers to organize, price, and transport the donated items for the event. They need around 10 volunteers. 
Contact: Leann Ford, lford@daconnolly.com 
(256) 284-7600

 

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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!

February 14
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