Please look below at the volunteer opportunities offered to you throughout the community!

One-Time Volunteer Opportunity:

United Way of Northwest Alabama
www.rocktheriver.net
Where: 118 East Mobile Street, Suite 300 Florence, AL 35630
When: June 4th, 2016
What: Publix & Wellspring are hosting a fundraiser for United Way's 211 Information & Referral program on June 4th. This event will begin at 10am and will feature local musical acts, children's activities until 9pm that evening. We need volunteers to work in 2 hour shifts at various places throughout the day--ticket booth, bouncy house, 211 information table, etc...(Volunteers who work six hours or more receive a free event shirt).
Contact: Myra Childs, 211@uwshoals.org
256-764-5892

Camp Conquest
www.campconquest.com
Where: Memphis, TN
When: One week to two weeks long (contact Mark Price for a time that is best)
What: Camp Conquest is a weeklong, overnight camp for children and adults with special needs and disabilities. The camp is situated on 94 rolling acres with a lake, 12 air conditioned cabins, large dining room, 3 story rock climbing wall, zip line, canoeing, swimming pool, high rope swing, horseback riding, lake slide, archery, and much more.To assure that all campers have the best experience while at camp, we require a 1:1 ratio (counselor: camper). We are always in need of Counselors, between the ages of 16 – 30, to volunteer for a week or two. Counselors will be trained in all areas before the campers arrive and get to participate in all the activities with their camper.
Contact: Mark Price, markp@campconquest.com
(901) 490-7164

Reoccurring:

Alabama Renaissance Fair
Where: 102 S. Court Street (2nd Floor), Florence, AL 35630
What: We need approximately 20 adults to assist as food servers. A professional caterer is responsible for all food preparation and will be responsible for directing the servers in the presentation and dispensing of food items. This is a multi-course sit down dinner with intermittent entertainment presentations throughout the evening. Volunteers would be needed from approximately 5:30 until 10:00. Other volunteer opportunities are available throughout the month of October, however, feast servers are our greatest need.
Contact: Lori Woolfolk, LW@mscs.k12.al.us
256-394-7281

 

Reoccurring:

The Help Center
Where: 621 S Court St, Florence, AL 35630
What: The Help Center is a ministry that gives out food, clothing, and money vouchers for dental work, electricity, and prescriptions. Volunteers are needed to help with hanging clothes, moving food and bagging food, interviewing clients etc. About 10 volunteers are needed.
Contact: Kay Jones, kjcol316@comcast.net
256 766-7663

R.E.A.L. Rehome Educate Adopt love
http://www.rehomeandeducate.webs.com
Where: Locations in Tuscumbia and Florence
What: For adoption events, volunteers are needed to help with setup and breakdown, meet and greet potential adopters, distribute flyers, interact with people and animals, and socialize with animals on location. For fundraisers, volunteers are needed to help with setup and breakdown, interact with people, make sales, and bag purchases. Both adoption and fundraiser events are either in Florence or Tuscumbia.
Contact: Leo Palmer, rehomeandeducate@yahoo.com 
256-712-4414

Loaves & Fishes Food Ministry and Thrift Stores
Where: 3102 Northington Court, Florence, AL 35633
What: Loaves and Fishes is a Food Ministry supported by 4 thrift stores. We distribute food and sort donations out of the warehouse. About 10 consistent Volunteers are needed in the warehouse to sort and hang clothes to be distributed to the stores as well as loading trailers with items to go to the thrift stores. In store volunteers are needed to place items on the shelves and racks, help clean and waiting on customers.
Contact: Dave Davis, ddavis@christchapelflorence.com
(256) 712-1835

Safeplace Inc.
http://www.nwalsafeplace.org/
Where: Must contact Safeplace Inc. before volunteering.
What: At this time Safeplace Inc. needs a few volunteers with website design and maintenance experience. Specifically in WordPress. One to three volunteers needed.
Contact: Leah Heathcoat, lheathcoat@nwalsafeplace.org
256-767-3076

United Way of Northwest Alabama
http://www.uwnwal.org
Where: 118 E Mobile St, Suite 300; Florence, AL 35630
What: We could use 4 volunteers on a recurring basis to help our 211 Information and Referral update out 211 resource database. We anticipate this project could take several weeks with 1-2 hours/week spent making calls to existing resources in our 6 county coverage area to verify and update information. This is something we have to do on a yearly basis so any assistance would be greatly appreciated. We could also use a few volunteers with event planning expertise and/or desire to help plan our 2016 Annual Meeting to take place on Tuesday, April 5th.
Contact: Beth Haddock, bhaddock@uwshoals.org
256-764-5892

Keller Hospice
Where: 404 W. Avalon Ave. Suite 102, Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661
What: Hospice Volunteers are special and a very important part of the hospice team. Patient Care Volunteers visit with patients and their families. These visits might include reading to the patient, relieving the caregiver for a short time or "just being there". Volunteers are also needed in the office to assist staff with answering the phone and general office duties. In different ways, each volunteer touches the lives of patients and families. Found out how YOU can make a difference in someone's life!!
Contact: Tina Pitt, tina.pitt@lhcgroup.com
256-314-1204

Heart of Alabama Save Rescue Adopt (HASRA)
http://HASRA.org
Where: 4101 Highway 72, Killen, Al. 35645
What: Cleaning pens, cleaning play areas, washing dishes, doing laundry, walking dogs, spending quality time with the animals
Contact: Debbie Rappuhn, drappuhn@aol.com 
256-810-8170

MAMA's Turtles
What: Owner needs help cleaning out rooms, and also possibly cleaning up sanctuary.
Contact: Debra Marsh, turtlelady157@gmail.com 
256-217-9025

Boy Scouts of America
http://www.1bsa.org
Where: 2211 Drake Ave SW Huntsville, AL
What: We have a Cub Scout Pack that meets at Kilby School on Wednesday afternoons after school, 3:15 PM. All volunteers will need to fill out a BSA Adult Volunteer Application, pass a background check and take Youth Protection Training. No experience in Scouting is necessary, but would be helpful. 2-4 Volunteers needed.
Contact: Daniel Giles, daniel.giles@scouting.org
256-810-8170

Shoals Theatre
http://www.shoalstheatre.org
Where: 123 N. Seminary Street, Florence, Alabama 35630
What: We need volunteers for a variety of jobs: backstage during shows, set building and construction, maintenance, etc.
Contact: Steve Price, steve@shoalstheatre.org
256-764-1700

Dogs on Deployment
http://www.dogsondeployment.org
What: For information on how to help, please contact Lara Knight.
Contact: Lara Knight, larabeth.pm@gmail.com
205-527-5235

SouthernCare Hospice
http://www.southerncarehospice.com
Where: 239 Azalea Dr Florence, AL 35630
What: We are currently seeking motivated individuals to become a huge part of our team. We need volunteers to help us out by providing companionship to our patients when they just need to be lifted up, as well as helping with events and activities. We go to various facilities and do activities with not only our patients but the other residence as well. We also do individual crafts for our patients just to let them know someone is thinking about them. There are so many possibilities with our company.
Contact: Ashlyn Glenn, aglenn@curohs.com
256-366-1654

United Way of Northwest Alabama: Success By 6
http://www.uwnwal.org
Where: 118 E. Mobile St. Suite 300
What: We send volunteers to read in local pre-schools who request them. We will provide the books. We have pre-schools in both Lauderdale and Colbert Counties. Time needed is around 30mins to 1 hour.
When: When schools request. Contact below for more information.
Contact: Emily Rhodes, successby6@uwshoals.org
256-764-5892

 

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