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Looking to make a difference? Here are some local nonprofits in Birmingham seeking volunteers right now.
1. American Red Cross
Mission: to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors
Currently Seeking: Volunteers to help support blood donations and deliver much-needed services to the community. Remote opportunities are also available.
To volunteer with American Red Cross, apply here.
2. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham
Mission: to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth
Currently Seeking: Big Brothers and Big Sisters to mentor Littles.
To volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham, fill out an application.
3. Black Warrior Riverkeeper
Mission: to protect and restore the Black Warrior River and its tributaries
Currently Seeking: a variety of volunteer opportunities are open. Search the list here.
4. Community Food Bank of Central Alabama
Mission: to supply food to pantries, shelters and children’s programs in Central Alabama
Currently Seeking: group and individual volunteers
To volunteer with Food Bank of Central Alabama:
- Fill out this form.
- Sign up with the calendar below.
- Show up for your volunteer slot.
5. Crisis Center Birmingham
Mission: to serve the unmet needs of people experiencing personal crisis or mental health issues and respond with services that promote coping, emotional health and well-being
Currently Seeking: conscientious and reliable volunteers for areas including: crisis intervention and prevention, mental health services and sexual assault services.
To volunteer with Crisis Center Birmingham, fill out an application here.
6. Greater Birmingham Humane Society
Mission: to promote the humane treatment of people and animals through education, advocacy and services.
Currently Seeking: general volunteers and foster parents
Did you know the pandemic sparked an increase in animal fostering and adoption around Birmingham? Learn more about it, plus other local shelters seeking volunteers.
7. Hand in Paw
Mission: to improve human health and well-being through Animal-Assisted Therapy
Currently Seeking: volunteers seeking to volunteer with or without an animal
8. Make-A-Wish Foundation
Mission: to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses
Currently Seeking: volunteers for a variety of opportunities. View the full list here.
To volunteer with Make-a-Wish Alabama:
- Attend a volunteer information session.
- Fill out an application.
- Chat with a volunteer.
- Submit your paperwork.
To get the process started, click here and select “volunteering” in the dropdown menu.
Want to discover even more volunteer opportunities in Birmingham? Check out our nonprofit guide.
9. Mitchell’s Place
Mission: to provide comprehensive, research-based services for children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities
Currently Seeking: volunteers for Early Learning Preschool and the Advancement Office
To volunteer with Mitchell’s Place:
- Complete this form.
- Upon completion, you will be contacted by a Mitchell’s Place employee for scheduling and next steps.
10. One Roof
Mission: to equip and empower our community to prevent and end homelessness through advocacy, education and coordination of service
Currently Seeking: event volunteers
11. STAIR of Birmingham
Mission: to increase the reading skills and self-esteem of second graders through one-on-one tutoring
Currently Seeking: virtual tutors
To volunteer with STAIR of Birmingham:
- Sign up to tutor.
- Complete an online orientation.
- Get paired with a student.
12. The Birmingham Zoo
Mission: to inspire passion to conserve the natural world
Currently Seeking: adult, teen, group/community, special event volunteers. View volunteer opportunities here.
To volunteer with The Birmingham Zoo, fill out an application.
13. United Way of Central AL, Inc.
Mission: to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another to improve our community
Currently Seeking: volunteers for a variety of programs
To volunteer with United Way Hands On, click here to find opportunities near you.