9 summer volunteer opportunities in Birmingham—sign up now

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YPS members volunteering for Salvation Army toy drive. Photo United Way of Central Alabama

Volunteer opportunities are popping up across the Greater Birmingham Area. Get pumped and lend a hand to one of these local nonprofits and organizations seeking help now.

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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.​
Volunteer Needs:
help with blood drives, drive blood from donor centers to area hospitals, help people with fire, flood and tornado relief
Volunteer Application

2. Better Basics Inc.

Mission: to make a positive difference in the lives of children and their families by advancing literacy through mathematics and reading intervention and enrichment programs.
Volunteer Needs:
reading mentors + academic tutors
Requirements: background check
Volunteer Application

The Modern Green Book, Bundles of Hope
Help families by volunteering with Bundles of Hope. Photo via The Modern Green Book

3. Birmingham Barons

Volunteer Needs: help with managing concession stands at Regions Field. 
Requirements: ages 18+, valid government ID + nonslip black pants/tennis shoes
Volunteer Application

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4. Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank

Mission: to offer hope to families during times of financial hardship by providing their infants + toddlers with diapers.
Volunteer Needs:
bundling diapers, filling orders for partner agencies, warehouse organization, + inventorying
When: Recurring Event – Saturday, July 10, August 10, November 6, December 4
Where: The Changing Station downtown, 1430 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
Requirements: wear comfortable shoes + appropriate clothing based on the weather. Volunteers under 13 years old must be accompanied by and supervised by a parent or guardian.
Volunteer Application

5. The Crestwood South Neighborhood Association + The Freshwater Land Trust

Mission of The Crestwood South Neighborhood Association: to work together to protect + enhance the quality of life in Crestwood South | Mission of Freshwater Land Trust: to conserve, connect + care for land + water in Central Alabama, creating dynamic green spaces for future generations
Volunteer Needs: clean-up + maintain the Clairmont Avenue Walking Trail
When: Saturday, June 19, 8-11AM
Where: Amphitheater in the 5200 Block of Clairmont Avenue
Requirements: Bring tools you want to work with
No registration required

Sidewalk Film Festival
Help the 23rd Annual Sidewalk Film Festival be a success by volunteering. Photo via Sidewalk Film Festival’s Facebook

6. Sidewalk Film

Mission: to encourage, inspire + support filmmaking and the appreciation of independent film in Alabama.
Volunteer Needs:
help during the 23rd Annual Sidewalk Film Festival presented by Regions Bank. Volunteer Committees include: Production, Street Team, Signage, VIP Lounge + more.
Volunteer Application

7. Space One Eleven

Mission: a fine art gallery centered around promoting appreciation of and engagement through the arts in Birmingham.
Volunteer Needs: help with events and classes.
Responsibilities: aiding teaching artists during studio classes, assisting with students, helping at special events, or office/clerical work.
Volunteer Application

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels volunteer delivering a meal. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

8. United Way of Central Alabama

Mission: to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another to improve our community.
Volunteer Needs: participation during United Way Day of Action
Description: Individuals/groups/families will participate in several projects at local agencies + partners throughout the day.
When: Monday, June 22-Saturday, June 26
For more information, contact twilloughby@uwca.org or call 205.251.5849

Full list of UWCA volunteer opportunities available now.

9. Wild Alabama

Mission: to achieve program work, engage the public + protect the forest in the public lands they administer.
Volunteer Needs: War of the Roses Volunteer Work Day
What: removing invasive plants and vegetation
When: Saturday, June 19, 9AM
Where: Sipsey Wilderness Recreation Area
Requirements: wear protective clothes + sturdy shoes with treads and closed toes
To learn more + sign up, email janice@wildal.org

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