Current Volunteer Opportunities

                      Volunteer Opportunities                        

With RSVP

UAB Highlands (SPOONS) – Assist patients and families on the ACE (Acute Care for Elders) unit  during meal times.  Help ranges from feeding a patient to encouraging patients to eat.

A.H. Parker High School – Mentor high school students/Greet and direct visitors through the school.

A.M.Brown – Assist with cultural programs/Grounds maintenance

Alabama Veterans Memorial Park – Greet and direct visitors. Help with special events.

Alacare Home Health & Hospice – Call to talk and check on hospice patients. Provide respite forcaregivers.  Administrative duties.

Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama – Participate in this organizations special events throughout the year (Walk/Run in Nov., Night golf tournament, Candle Lighting Service, Thanksgiving Arbor).

American Cancer Society – Assist with clerical duties.

American Diabetes Association – Assist with periodic mail-outs.

American Red Cross – Register and assist with blood drives. Help with disaster relief.

AWARE Program – Make follow-up calls to clients looking for employment to determine their progress in finding a job. Teach a 1 hour Microsoft WORD computer class once a week.

Better Basics – Reading activities with 4th and 2nd graders in participating Birmingham and Jefferson County schools.

Birmingham Airport – Greeter “Ambassador” to help travelers navigate the terminal.

Birmingham Children’s Theatre – Usher children in/out of performances. Help with seating.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute – Greet visitors/assist with exhibits/conduct tours.

Birmingham Museum of Art – Greeters at the galleries. Tour guides.

Birmingham Urban League – Answer the phone and light clerical duties.

Cahaba Heights Senior Gardens/New Merkle – Assist during lunchtime at the center.

Children’s Hospital – Take activity cart around to children’s rooms. Assist at information desk.

Christian Service Mission – Answer phone and light clerical duties. Participate in special events throughout the year.

Crisis Center – Trained as “counselor” to take calls from people in crisis.

Easter Seals of Birmingham – Answer phones and greet/direct visitors.

Exceptional Foundation – Assist in activities with clients and participate in field trips.

Fox 6 Call for Action/WBRC – Take initial calls from individuals to document problems.

Gentiva/Odyssey Hospice – Make “tuck-in” calls to clients for the weekend. Light clerical duties.

Greater Birmingham Ministries – Food and clothing distribution to homeless.

Jefferson Co. Council on Aging   Meals on Wheels driver.

Jefferson County EMA – Participate in Community Awareness Day event in October.

Jefferson County Jail – Literacy tutoring with adults.

Jefferson Co. Office of Senior Citizens – Help seniors enroll and understand Medicare plans and benefits. Attend health fairs. Data entry. Light clerical duties.

Keep Birmingham Beautiful – Trained to conduct seminars on: environmental awareness, beautification, recycling. Help with mail-outs. Distribute supplies/souvenirs.

Lovelady Center – Mentor or tutor women/children. Help with grounds, housekeeping or kitchen.

McCoy Older Adult Day Care – Visit and assist clients with activities. Help with events/fundraising. Light clerical duties.

McWane Science Center – Assist with exhibits (behind the scenes or out with the public). Help with homeschool classes.

Norwood Resource Center – Assist with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Help with Neighborhood Garden Plot maintenance. Administrative/Receptionist duties.

Senior Talk Line UWCA – Call homebound seniors from the United Way building to check on their status and visit with them.

St. Vincent’s East – Clerical duties. Patient education.

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham – Assist in taking clients to area stores for shopping.

United Way of Central Alabama – Light clerical duties. Assist with the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program during tax season.

V.A. Medical Center – Information desk and greeter. Light clerical duties. Visit patients anddeliver new admission kits/reading material. Make customer service calls.

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care – Respite for caregivers.

Washington Elementary School – Mentor and tutor children.

Yellow Dot/Positive Maturity – Sign up participants in the Yellow Dot Program.

Youth Serve, Inc. – Mentor youth.

YWCA My Sister’s Closet – Sort donated clothing and other items and tag for sale in the store.

Birmingham Municipal Court – Greet and direct visitors. Customer service duties.

Disability Rights and Resources – Help build ramps for people with disabilities. Building  materials provided.

Triumph Services, Inc. – Clerical duties at front desk (Tuesday mornings 9am – 12:30pm).

 

 

 

 

Updated: 12/02/2013