Hands On Handbook 2009

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Hands On Handbook 2009

  1. 1. HandsOn Greater Huntsville, formerly known as The Volunteer Center of Madison County, is the premier connection between volunteers and community needs. We partner with the community to mobilize volunteers and to provide solutions to local challenges. But it is you, the individual volunteer, who makes HandsOn key to this community. We believe that only people can solve community problems, and we would like to challenge you to help us help our community. HandsOn Greater Huntsville was created in 1969 as a clearinghouse to link new volunteers with non-profit organizations. We build the capacity of partner agencies – most of the non-profit agencies in our community - to involve and manage volunteers and to address local needs through volunteering. HandsOn Greater Huntsville is the only agency in Madison County that acts as a clearinghouse for ALL volunteer services to over 175 non- profit agencies. Over the past year, HandsOn Greater Huntsville has facilitated over 3,000 opportunities for volunteers to serve. We have tripled our volunteer database from 1,500 to over 4,500 registered skilled/ unskilled volunteers who support the tutoring, translating, business and workplace volunteering and overall betterment of Madison County. The national average value for a volunteer, based on research by the Points of Light Institute, is $21.44/hour in 2009. Based on that figure, HandsOn Greater Huntsville provided our community with over $2.4 million in volunteer placements last year. Your gift of time, talent and treasure helps strengthen our community and we thank you. HandsOn Greater Huntsville offers online registration and volunteer opportunities at www.volunteerhsv.org. Our toll free number is 1-877-567- 8723. We provide customized, done-in-a-day projects for individuals and for businesses who promote employee volunteerism. Make it part of your Business Plan to be a member of HandsOn Business Volunteer Council. Please join us. We know we can provide an opportunity for you to better our community. Sheila McFerran President/CEO HandsOn Greater Huntsville
  2. 2. About Us About Us is really About YOU! HandsOn Network Inspires, Equips and Mobilizes People to Take Action that Changes the World. Through our network of more than 250 HandsOn Action Centers, you can find volunteer projects and programs that align your passion with real needs in your local community. You can get trained to become a volunteer leader, or you can use your professional skills to get a local non-profit on track. The options are endless. Our Action Centers are in more than 250 communities across the country and 11 international locations. They reach 83% of the population, facilitating more than 30,000 projects a month. Our network also includes more than 70,000 nonprofit, faith, school and community-based organizations. There truly is something for everyone. If you don’t see something you like, don’t worry - your local Action Center will help you design, develop and manage a project that really gets your blood pumping! In 2007 alone, HandsOn volunteers delivered more than 30 million hours of service! The call to engage in your community is stronger than ever. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to Be The Change. We are here to help! HandsOn Network is the leading business unit within the Points of Light Institute portfolio and is the activating arm. HandsOn Network equips, mobilizes and inspires people to take action that changes the world. At the center of the network are our more than 250 affiliates serving 83% of the American population and 12 international communities. It is also a “network of networks” that includes our partnering nonprofits, government agencies, faith-based organizations, and companies seeking to engage in service. The strategy of HandsOn Network is to build a “network of networks” with diverse connection points for citizen action, offering many ways for people to align their interests with community needs. Anchored by our 250 linked HandsOn Action Centers, this strategy includes creating a new national culture of service through public policy, advocacy, thought leadership and utilization of media and 21st century social networking technology. The Network also includes an expanded base of thousands of corporate partners, nonprofit, community, faith-based and government organizations. HandsOn Network is the activating, volunteer-focused arm of Points of Light Institute and is the leading business unit.
  3. 3. Ability Foundation www.abilityfoundation.com Our primary long term goal is to install automatic handicap-accessible doors in all elementary, middle, and high schools by raising money and creating awareness for children with mental and physical disabilities. 2025 Sewanee Drive Huntsville, AL 35801 256-489-4421 abilityfoundation@gmail.com Georgina Chapman: Ability Foundation Director 256-604-9838 Ability Plus www.ability-plus.org We offer homes, education, socialization, and a better quality of life for individuals with special needs. We aim to provide each individual the opportunity to reach his or her highest potential in a community setting that enhances dignity, self-esteem, and quality of life. P.O. Box 11604 Huntsville, AL 35814 256-489-4696 Fax: 256-489-4665 info@ability-plus.org A New Leash on Life www.anewleash.org A New Leash endeavors to promote humane animal treatment in our community and elsewhere, to educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering in order to put an end to pet overpopulation and euthanasia, and to provide medical assistance and foster care for homeless, abandoned, injured, or unwanted animals all over Alabama. P.O. Box 221 Brownsboro, AL 35741 256-489-7387 pets@anewleash.org 1
  4. 4. Alabama Center of Military History www.memorialmuseum.org We are dedicated to promoting and disseminating the accomplishment of American military men and women. Our emphasis in on participants of World War I and subsequent conflicts. Survivors and families can use the museum facilities to reminisce on their own experiences and on those of parents, grandparents, and other close relatives. 2060-A Airport Rd. Huntsville, AL 35801 256-883-3737 info@memorialmuseum.org Adult Vocational Rehabilitation Services This agency provides services to enable people with disabilities to obtain employment. 3000 Johnson Rd Huntsville, AL 35805 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-650-1795 or 800-418-8823 Fax: 256-650-8250 Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 18+ • Receptionist • Shredding materials • Transportation • Household arrangements Material Donations: • Printer • Printer cartridges • Microwave • Refrigerator • Kitchen paper products • Office chairs • Bookcases • Display Board • Brochure Stand • Copier paper 2
  5. 5. Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Wrap presents Age 18+ • Website development & maintenance • Assistants for children’s and adult programs • Grant research • Grant writing • Publicity • Special events coordination & participation AGAPE of North Alabama, Inc. We provide adoption, foster care, medically fragile foster care, maternity counseling, and family counseling. P.O. Box 3887 2813 Mastin Lake Rd. Huntsville, AL 35810 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm www.agapecares.org Material Donations: • Arts & Crafts supplies • Children’s books & toys • Clothing: adults, children, and infants • Computers & peripheral equipment • Food • Kitchen paper products • Microwave • Refrigerator • Household goods • Hygiene products • Office equipment and furniture • Office paper products • School supplies • Seasonal party items • Tools and yard supplies Volunteer Contact: 256-859-4481 Fax: 859-4483 ireba@agapecares.org 3
  6. 6. AIDS Action Coalition www.aidsactioncoalition.org Alabama Hispanic Association Our mission is to assist and facilitate the Hispanic community in North Alabama with the information and resources available for education, scholarships, medical and legal guidance, families in the process of relocating, tutoring, and translation services. 3921 Broadmor Rd. Huntsville, AL 35810 256-325-4242 leisler@earthlink.net Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 18+ • Medical screening • Health educators • Medical record filing • Computer support • Board members • Agency training • Volunteer nurses and physicians • Assistants for health fairs Our mission is to end the suffering caused by HIV/AIDS through education, prevention, and direct service. PO Box 2704 (35804) 600 St. Clair Avenue Bldg 6 Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Thurs: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Fri: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Attorneys & paralegals • Speakers for board luncheons & special events • Special events committees • Grant research • Grant writing • Publicity Material Donations: • Laptop Computer Volunteer Contact: 256-536-4700 Fax: 536-4117 www.alabamahispanicassociation.org 4
  7. 7. Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind www.aidb.org The AIDB Regional Center provides training for families of infants and toddlers who are sensory impaired, educational development for young children who are sensory impaired, adjustment and support services for adults who are sensory impaired, and assistance to public and private agencies. 600 St. Clair Ave., Bldg 2 Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Arts & crafts • Beep-ball games Age 18+ • Assist at special events • Tour guides Special Event or Holiday Needs: • Technology Enrichment Camp for blind high school students (June) • Market Place Field Trip sighted guides (Nov) • Christmas Shopping partners (Dec) • Christmas for the Birds- field trip for children Volunteer Contact: 256-539-7881 fax: 256-532-0942 smith.karla@aidb.state.al.us ALS (Fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease) We provide help and hope to people in Alabama living with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s) and to their families and caregivers. Services are provided at no cost and include support groups, medical equipment loans, home medication, transportation assistance, and information. www.ALSAlabama.org Volunteer Contact: 256-519-9030 Fax: 205-449-9330 Info@ALSAlabama.org P.O. Box 2888 Huntsville, AL 35804 5
  8. 8. Alzheimer’s Association www.alzmidsouth.org Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s Disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. 117-A Longwood Dr. Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Data Entry • General Office Work • Bulk Mailing assistance • Assist with planning & carrying out special events Age: 21+ • Receptionist Volunteer Contact: 256-880-1575 fax: 256-539-6716 Debbie.zinser@alz.org American Cancer Society www.cancer.org Our mission is to eliminate cancer through prevention, research, education, advocacy, and service. 2515-B Memorial Pkwy. SW Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Office cleanup Age: 21+ • Assistants for health fairs • Special events: planning, check-in and registration 6
  9. 9. American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org Our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by the disease. 117-C Longwood Dr. Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-539-4404 fax: 256-539-8285 dlewis@diabetes.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Assistance in planning, decorating, setup and take down, check-in for special events • Office cleanup and mailings Age: 21+ • Assist with planning, coordinating and participation in special events • Food service for special events • Publicity • Assistants for children’s and adult programs Material Donations: • Printer and print cartridges • Display board • Copier paper • Colored paper 7
  10. 10. American Heart/Stroke Association www.americanheart.org Our mission is to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease and stroke. 1019 Old Monrovia Rd., #242 Huntsville, AL 35816 Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-533-8500 fax: 256-533-8501 Camille.burgan@heart.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Assistance in planning, check-in, and decorating for special events Age: 21+ • Speakers: Heart / Stroke survivors • Speakers for school or student groups • Speakers on childhood obesity • Assistants for health fairs • Assistants for children’s and adult programs • Health educators • Blood pressure checks Material Donations: • Arts & crafts supplies • LCD projector • Calculators • Camera or video equipment • Tickets or passes to community events • Gift certificates • Paper (colored or white) • Binders (3 ring) • Cleaning supplies • Liquid soap • Office furniture and bookcases • Display board • Brochure stand • Pencils and pens 8
  11. 11. American Lung Association www.alabamalung.org Our mission is to prevent lung disease and to prompt lung health through research, education, community service, and advocacy. P.O. Box 3188 Bessemer, AL 35023 Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: K. Perry Phone: 205-933-8821 fax: 205-930-1717 info@alabamalung.orgVolunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Data Entry Age: 18+ • Assistants - health fairs • Health educators • Computer support • Website development & maintenance • Receptionist • Data entry • General office work and mailings • Assist with planning, check-in, food service, and decorations for special events Age: 21+ • Volunteer nurses or physicians • Grant research & writing • Publicity Material Donations: • Laptop computer • Printer and print cartridges • LCD projector • Camera or video equipment • Tickets or passes to community events • Gift certificates • Copier paper • Colored paper • 3-ring binders • Pencils and pens 9
  12. 12. Volunteer Opportunities: Age; 8+ • Clown Troupe Members Age 14+ • Data entry • Hospital volunteers • Receptionists • Record-keeping volunteers • Project volunteers • Fund-raising volunteers Age; 16+ • Volunteer Presenters • Armed Forces Emergency Services Office Aides • Bloodmobile volunteers Age; 17+ • Blood donors Age; 18+ • Blood pressure screening • Armed Forces Emergency Service Caseworkers • Instructors: First Aid, CPR, water safety, baby-sitting, basic aid training, & HIV/ AIDS education American Red Cross Our mission is to provide community service in five major areas: disaster, military, health, blood, and volunteer services. Volunteer Contact: 536-0084 x210 Fax: 536-9018 mary@helpcantwait.org www.huntsvilleredcross.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age; 21+ • Volunteer Nurses for Disasters • Disaster volunteers • First Aid volunteers in school rooms Material Donations: • Laptop computers • Tickets and passes to community events • Gift Certificates • Ziploc sandwich bags • Paper Products • Copier paper • Colored paper • Construction paper • Brochure Stand 1101 Washington St. Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 8:00-4:30 10
  13. 13. The Arc of Madison County www.hsvarc.org We are committed to securing the opportunity for all people with mental or developmental disabilities to choose and to realize their goals. 1100 Washington St. Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 6:30 am - 4:30pm Group Home operates all year. Volunteer Contact: 256-539-2266 fax: 256-539-2836 sklingel@thearcofmadison.com Facilities: Lowe Center, Opportunity Center and McKemy Center Volunteer Opportunities: Ages 21+ • Lawn care/grounds care • Vehicle cleaning • Arts & crafts • Entertainment • Music or art education • Board members • Special events planning and coordination • Agency training • Volunteer nurses or physicians • Blood pressure checks • Health education • Medical support • Volunteer coordination • Assist at special events • Decorate for holidays • Tutors for adults with disabilities • Publicity Material Donations: • Arts & crafts supplies • Office supplies • Children’s books andtoys • Seasonal party items • Household goods • Professional services: medical, dental, legal, accounting, hair care • Tickets and passes to community events 11
  14. 14. The Ark www.arkinc.org Our mission is to rescue as many homeless animals as possible and to promote the humane treatment of animals through a humane education program. PO Box 198 Toney, AL 35773 139 Bo Cole Road Huntsville, AL 35806 Tue-Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-851-4088 fax: 256-851-9280 ninaark@aol.com Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 14+ with adult, otherwise 16+ • Walking and bathing animals • Shelter cleanup • Grooming cats • Transportation • Shelter services • General office work and cleanup • Grant research • Publicity • Special events: check-in, food service, decorations, and publicity Material Donations: • Printer and cartridges • Copier paper • Canned dog food • Dry & canned cat food • Towels and paper towels • Pet shampoo • Cat litter (scoopable) • Litter pans • Stainless steel feeding bowls • Liquid soap, laundry detergent, and bleach • Collars and leashes • Cleaning supplies • Baby wipes and toilet paper 12
  15. 15. The Arts Council, Inc. www.artshuntsville.org or www.panoply.org We produce, promote, coordinate, and advance the arts in order to enrich the quality of life, economic development, and education of the greater Huntsville/Madison County community. 700 Monroe St, Suite 2 Von Braun Center Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-519-2787 Fax: 256-533-3811 tac@panoply.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 14+ • Front desk receptionist during Panoply (April) • Data entry • Concerts in the Park (June-Sept.) • Panoply volunteers (last weekend in April): concessions, entrance gates, Panoply Store, and children’s activities Material Donations: • Art supplies • Any item that could be used for children’s crafts Arthritis Foundation of North Alabama Region Our mission is to improve the lives of people with arthritis through leadership in the prevention, control, and care of arthritis and related diseases. P.O. Box 4864 Huntsville, AL 35815 Volunteer Contact: 256-837-5177 Fax: 256-837-5177 rallison@arthritis.org www.arthritis.org 13
  16. 16. Autism Chapter of North Alabama www.northalabamaautism.org Our mission is to provide information, referral, and support to families of persons with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders. P.O. Box 2902 Huntsville, AL 35804 Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-424-7915 tntntwhite@msn.com Volunteer Opportunities: • Tutors who have experience with persons with Autism & Autism Spectrum disorders • Experienced volunteers to provide sitter service on-site during Autism meetings • Fund-raising Walk for Autism (April - Autism Awareness Month) Better Business Bureau www.northalabama.bbb.org Our mission is to promote ethics in business through business self- regulation and consumer education. 107 Lincoln Street Huntsville, AL 35801 PO Box 383 Huntsville, AL 35804 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-533-1642 fax: 256-533-1177 info@northalabama.bbb.org Volunteer Opportunities: • Office work: mailings • Data entry • Office assistant Material Donations: • Laptop computer • Office equipment and furniture • Tickets and passes to community events • Colored paper 14
  17. 17. Big Brothers Big Sisters www.bbbsna.org Our mission is to match children in one-on-one relationships with volunteers who serve as caring role models. 3322 South Memorial Pkwy, Suite 617 Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-880-2123 Fax: 256- 880-2177 camilles@bbbsna.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 13+ • Presenters to children’s groups • Mentoring: Working one- on-one with a child (training provided) • Reading and teaching aide • Recreational aide • Agency training • Computer support • Office assistance • After school programs: Crime prevention, drug or alcohol abuse, youth at risk Age: 15+ • Tutors • Receptionist • General office work and cleanup • Data entry Age: 18+ • Special events: planning, coordination, check-in, food service, decorations Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Sports coaches • Grant research and writing • Board members Material Donations: • Laptop computer • LCD projector • Printer and cartridges • Phones • Fax machine • Software • Office equipment and furniture • Copier paper • Colored and construction paper • Arts & crafts supplies • Children’s books and toys • School supplies • Food stamps or gift certificates • Tickets and passes to community events • Cleaning supplies 15
  18. 18. 16 Blount Hospitality House www.blounthospitalityhouse.org We provide a “home away from home” for family members of out-of-town patients at any of Huntsville’s hospitals. Volunteer Contact: 256-534-7014 fax: 256-512-5872 bhouse@bellsouth.net Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Host or Hostess (hours are flexible) • Grounds care • Decorate for holidays • Make Christmas gift and food baskets Material Donations: • Cleaning supplies • Laundry detergent and bleach • Liquid soap • Light bulbs • Toiletries and personal care items • Turkey and fruit baskets • Kitchen paper products • Food and kitchen supplies • Diabetic-appropriate food • Copier paper • Business envelopes 601 Madison Street Huntsville, AL 35801 Open daily, 24 hours Office hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  19. 19. Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Huntsville Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive and caring citizens. PO Box 73 Huntsville, AL 35804 Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Club Hours: During school year: Mon-Fri: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm During summer: Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-534-6060 fax: 256-534-0079 mparker@bgchsv.com Material Donations: • Computers and software • School supplies • Arts and craft supplies • Office supplies • Printers • Nonperishable food for Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 18+ • Arts & crafts • Entertainment • Music or art education • Gardening and lawn care Age: 21+ • Reading and teaching aides • Recreational aides • First Aid volunteers for classroom • Childcare during meetings • Babysitting at homes • Foster parenting • Shelter services • Outreach • Assistants for health fairs • Building maintenance • Food preparation Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 25+ • Presenters to children’s groups • Special events committees • Agency training • Speakers for group meetings • Medical support • Sports coaches Age 30+ • Attorneys and paralegals • Volunteer nurses and physicians • Board members • Speakers for luncheons and special events 17 www.bgchsv.org
  20. 20. 18 Boy Scouts of America Our mission is to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in order to achieve their full potential. Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Receptionist • Recreational activities leaders • Committee members for special events • Cub Scout and Boy Scout leaders and volunteers • Special event planning and coordination • Publicity Material Donations: • Office supplies • Office equipment: tables and chairs • Laptop computer • Copier paper • Tickets and passes to community events • Party items: Gifts for adults and stocking stuffers 2211 Drake Ave. Huntsville, AL 35805 Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-883-7071 fax: 256-883-2193 dhill@1bsa.org Brookdale Place at Jones Farm www.brookdaleliving.com 2815 Carl T. Jones Dr. Huntsville, AL 35802 24 hours / 7 days Our mission is to provide seniors with additional support while still fostering an active lifestyle. Volunteer Contact: 256-881-6111 Fax: 881-8748 rshafer@brookdaleliving.com Volunteer Opportunities: • Assistance with scheduled activities www.1bsa.org
  21. 21. Brookshire Healthcare Facility We are committed to compassion. We strive for excellence and serve responsibly. 4320 Judith Lane Huntsville, AL 35805 24 hours / 7 days Volunteer Contact: 256-837-1730 Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 13+ • Arts & crafts • Reading/teaching aide • Provide child care during meetings • Grounds care • Decorate for holidays • Assist at special events • Mailings • Musicians/Music programs Age: 16+ • Play an instrument or lead singing • Babysitting at homes • Food preparation • Assistants for health fairs • Christmas gift and food baskets • Religious services • Tutors for adult students Material Donations: • Laptop computer • Arts & crafts supplies • Children’s books and toys • Adult clothing • Tickets and passes to community events • Gift certificates • Colored and construction paper, pens, pencils Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 18+ • Foreign language speakers Age: 21+ • Speakers for luncheons, meetings, and events • Patient chaperones 19 www.brookshirehealthcare.com
  22. 22. Burritt on the Mountain www.burrittmuseum.com 3101 Burritt Drive Huntsville, AL 35801 Tue-Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Sun. 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Closed on Monday Volunteer Contact: 256-536-2882 Fax: 256-532-1784 Cynthia.burrittvolunteers@yahoo.com Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 15+ • Mansion docents • Summer camp assistants • Museum store attendants • Gardeners/ landscaping • Arts & crafts • Play an instrument and/ or lead singing • Barnyard chores Special events or holiday needs: • Farm Day (Apr) • City Lights Concerts (May-Aug) • Indian Heritage Festival (Oct) • Harvest Fest (Nov) • Candlelight Christmas (Dec) Holiday Magic in the Mountian (Dec) CAJA www.caja4kids.org Our mission is to advocate for abused and neglected children in court through investigation, interface with the Dept. of Human Resources, and court report writing. Madison County Courthouse 100 North Side Square Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-532-6988 fax: 256-532-1583 cajadir@co.madison.al.us Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Computer support • Website development and maintenance • Data entry • Receptionist • Fund-raiser and grant writing assistance Volunteers are sworn in and become a “voice in court” for abused children. Advocates are screened and are provided 40 hours of training. We interpret the history and environs of the Southern Cumberland Region. • Special events: planning, check-in, decorations, food service, publicity • Agency training Age: 25+ • Court Appointed Juvenile Advocates: 20
  23. 23. CASA of Madison County www.casamadisoncounty.com Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound: Our mission is to assist elderly and homebound persons with activities of daily living, enabling them to maintain their dignity through independent living. 701 Andrew Jackson Way Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-533-7775 fax: 256-553-7544 amber@casamadisoncity.org Volunteer Opportunities: • Board members • Gardeners • Drivers • Food & vegetable delivery • Friendly visitors • Grocery shoppers • Handymen • Skilled carpenters • Yard work • Painting Material Donations: • Tickets and passes to community events • Food stamps or gift certificates • Fans and heaters - new • Air conditioners (room) - new • Smoke alarms • Non-perishable food • Kitchen paper products • Laundry and cleaning supplies • Seasonal party gifts for adults • Depends (adult diapers) Calhoun Community College Adult Education www.calhoun.edu/ABE/ Anyone 16 years of age or older and not enrolled in school is eligible for Adult Education. 102 Wynn Drive Huntsville, AL 35805 Mon-Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-306-2831 Fax: 256-306-2952 bbh@calhoun.edu Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Aides in computer classrooms • Tutors 21
  24. 24. 22 Catholic Center of Concern Our mission is to provide direct emergency assistance to individuals and families regardless of religious beliefs. This includes emergency rent, utilities, prescription payment, and clothing. PO Box 745 (35804) 1010 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35805 Mon-Thu: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Fri: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-536-0041 Fax: 256-534-3141 shgcctr@knology.net Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Receptionist • Grant research • Sorting donated clothing and household goods • Clothing room staff Material Donations: • In-season gently worn or new clothing (adults, children, and infants) - no shoes please • Baby items and diapers Central North Alabama Health Services, Inc. www.cnahsi.com Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our community by providing access to quality health care services. P.O.Box 18488 (35804) 110 Waller Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-534-8659 Fax:256-533-0276 ccrutcher@cnahsi.com Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 14+ • Decorate for holidays Age: 16+ • Help with arts & crafts • Presenters to children’s groups • Reading/teaching aides • Website design & maintenance Age: 21+ • Speakers • Agency training • Volunteer coordination Material Donations: • Arts & crafts supplies • Children’s books (all ages) • Bookcases • Brochure stand Volunteer Opportunities: • Assist at special events • Grant writing & research • Instructors for first aid, babysitting, water safety, etc. • Health educators • Medical screenings
  25. 25. Child Life Program Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children Our mission is to provide pediatric patients with psychological preparation and support for hospital experiences and normalization through play, entertainment, and activities. Huntsville Hospital-East 911 Big Cove Road Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-265-7979 fax: 256-265-7976 bethd@hhsys.org Volunteer Opportunities: • Create craft project kits for patients • Collect toiletries and gifts for patients • Sponsor holiday party • Christmas decorations Material Donations: • Arts & crafts supplies • Board games • Gifts and toys for all ages • Colored and construction paper • Digital camera • Polaroid camera and film • Party decorations • New stuffed animals • AA, C or D Batteries The Charge Keepers www.thechargekeepers.com Our mission is to improve lifestyles and strengthen families through educational, social, and community development. PO Box 1004 (35758) 30175 US Hwy. 72W Madison, AL 35758 Mon-Fri: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-771-7571 fax: 256-771-1977 battlecrew4@aol.com Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Blood pressure checks • Website development and maintenance Age: 18+ • Food bank and soup kitchen volunteers • Assist at health fairs and screenings Age: 21+ • Attorneys and paralegals Material Donations: • Clothing: adults, children, and infants • Tickets or passes to community events • Toiletries and personal care items • Diapers and baby wipes • Brochure stand www.huntsvillehospital.org/womenchildren/childrenservices/childlife/ 23
  26. 26. Choose Life of North Alabama, Inc. www.chooselifehuntsville.org Our mission is to change lives and strengthen families by educating people to make choices that will have a positive effect on their lives, their families, and their communities. 220 Rands Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Wed 9 am - 4 pm Thu 9 am - 6:30 pm Fri 9 am - 12:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-534-1996 Fax: 256-534-1994 info@chooselifehuntsville.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Provide childcare during meetings • Carpentry and building Maintenance • Plumbing • Office work: mailings • Grant writing • Make Christmas gift and food baskets • Decorating for special events Material Donations: • Children’s toys • Infant clothing • Refrigerator • LCD projector • Printer and cartridges • Fax machine • Liquid soap • Diapers and baby wipes • Office tables and chairs, bookcases, display board, and brochure stand • 3-ring binders • Pens and pencils • Copier paper • Colored paper 24
  27. 27. 25 Children’s Rehabilitation Service 3000 Johnson Rd. Huntsville, AL 35805 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-518-8640 fax: 256-518-9702 ann.robertson@rehab.alabama.gov Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 14+ • Readers to children • Lead sing-a-longs for children • Play partners with children • Sponsor a party (holiday or special season) Age: 21+ • Mentors • Tutors • Board members • Attorneys and Paralegals • Eligibility/Intake workers Material Donations: • Coloring books • Crayons • Bean bag chairs • Party crafts and treats • Large rockers Volunteer Opportunities: • Grant writing • Receptionist • Special events committees • Sorting of donations • General office: mailings • Data entry • Teaching assistants Christian Women’s Job Corps www.cwjc.net Our mission is to equip area women with the life and employment skills needed for them to obtain self-sufficiency. 600 Governors Dr. Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-428-9435 Fax: 256-428-9402 cwjc@cwjc.net Volunteer Opportunities: Age 21+ • Mentors • GED tutors • Grant writing • Computer teacher helpers Material Donations: • Makeup • LCD projector • Digital camera Material Donations: • Kitchen paper products • Stamps • Toiletries • Gifts for adults • Gift certificates • Stocking stuffers • USB flash drives • 20lb copier paper • Resume quality paper • Packages of big tab write-on dividers www.rehab.state.al.us
  28. 28. Christmas Charities Year Round www.christmascharitiesyearround.org Our mission is to help people who are facing difficult times by providing clothing, furniture, utilities, and household items as well as toys and food at Christmas. 2840 Jordan Lane Huntsville, AL 35816 Mon-Fri: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-837-2373 Fax: 256-837-5498 violet@christmascharitiesyearround.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 15+ • Sort and hang clothes • Clean toys • Typing • Make Christmas gift and food baskets • Wrap presents • Help with special events Age: 21+ • Speakers for luncheons and special events • Grant writing Material Donations: • New underwear, socks, and clothing for adults, children, and infants • Board games and books • Non-perishable food • Hygiene products • School supplies • Gifts for adults • Stocking stuffers 26
  29. 29. Circle of Hope www.circleofhopehuntsville.com Our mission is to provide compassionate support, services, and advocacy to families of children diagnosed with a serious or life- threatening illness. P.O. Box 4921 Huntsville, AL 35815 Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-759-2178 circleofhopehuntsville@gmail.com Volunteer Opportunities: • Family support - write cards or make phone calls to families, visits to home or hospital (will vary according to each family’s unique situation) • Bereavement support - cards or calls • Publicity • Grant research and writing • Fundraising assistance and participation • Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony coordinator/assistance (Dec) Material Donations: • Gifts for children and adults • Stocking stuffers • Holiday meals • Food baskets • Office paper products (copy paper, envelopes) • Printer and cartridges • Gift cards to local restaurants • Gift certificates • Gas cards • Phone cards • Tickets to community events • Display board • Diapers and baby wipes 27
  30. 30. 28 Community Action Partnership / Head Start Our mission is to alleviate poverty and social deprivation by offering the means to achieve a life of decency and dignity through education and training. PO Box 3975 (35810) 3516 Stringfield Road Huntsville, AL 35810 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-851-9804 Fax: 256-851-9862 ahumphrey@caa-htsval.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Arts & crafts • Reading/teaching aide • Recreational aide • Play an instrument or lead singing • Decorate for holidays • Foreign language speakers Age: 21+ • GED tutors • Paint and repair of playground equipment • Carpentry and building maintenance • Health educators • Speakers for luncheons, meetings and events Material Donations: • Arts & crafts supplies • Children’s books & toys • Camera or video equipment • Clothing: adults, children, and infants • Microwave & refrigerator • Professional services: medical, dental, legal, accounting, hair care • Hygiene products • Office furniture • School supplies • Stocking stuffers www.communityactionpartnership.com
  31. 31. 29 The Community Free Clinic Our mission is to provide free, excellent healthcare to those in our community who do not have access to healthcare benefits. 711 Franklin Street Huntsville, AL 35801 Office: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Acute Care Clinic: Tue & Thu: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Chronic Care Clinic: Wed: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-533-2910 fax: 256-533-6890 Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 18+ • Patient registration Age: 21+ • Receptionist • Volunteer physicians and nurses Material Donations: • Professional services: medical, dental, legal • Kitchen paper products • Plastic ware, • sandwich bags, • brown paper bags • hand sanitizer • Hygiene products • Copier paper C.I.T.Y. Program of Madison County www.hsv.k12.al.us Community Intensive Treatment for Youth - we bridge the gap to success. 104 Spacegate Drive Huntsville, AL 35806 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-852-1224 fax: 256-859-5447 cfoley@cityprograms.com Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 25+ • Mentors • GED tutors • Board members Material Donations: • Laptop computer and software • School supplies
  32. 32. 30 Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Our mission is to cure and prevent Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the quality of life of children and adults with these diseases through education and support. www.ccfa.org 244 Goodwin Crest Dr. Suite 120 Birmingham, AL 35209 Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 205-941-9900 or 800-249-1993 fax: 205-941-1411 ptalty@ccfa.org Volunteer Opportunities: • Volunteer coordination • Project planning • Special events committee: planning, assistance, food service, publicity, and decorations Material Donations: • Laptop computer • Camera or video equipment • Copier paper • Tickets and passes to community events • Gift certificates Crisis Services of North Alabama www.csna.org Our mission is to respond to individuals and families in crisis. PO Box 368 Huntsville, AL 35804 Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-716-4052 ext 106 fax: 256-716-0663 Martha@csna.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Wrap presents at the local malls Age: 18+ • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner • HOPE Place advocates • Shelter services • Crisis line counselors • Rape response advocates • Domestic violence First Responders • Office assistants Material Donations: • Hygiene products • Copier paper • Household cleaning supplies • Paper products • School supplies • Cell phones • Community event tickets • Gift certificates • Children’s board games
  33. 33. Downtown Rescue Mission www.downtownrescuemission.org Our mission is to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless through Christian ministries by providing food, clothing, and shelter. 2411 9th Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805 24 hours / 7days Volunteer Contact: 256-536-2441 fax: 256-534-2441 ted@downtownrescuemission.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Shelter services • Outreach • Thrift Shop • Sapp Shelter • Kitchen Age: 21+ • Food preparation and service • Reading/Teaching aides • Recreational aides • Babysitting • Foster parenting • Building repair • Landscaping • Holiday decorating • Computer support • Website development and maintenance • Legal advocates • Drug prevention education • Assistants for Drug or Alcohol Abuse -Youth at Risk programs • Vocational assistance • Child mentoring • Tutors: GED, adults, children • Receptionist • Office assistance • Sports coaches • Teaching assistants Material Donations: • Arts & crafts supplies • Children’s books and toys • Clothing: adults, children • Laptop computer and software • LCD projector • Camera or video equipment • Printer and cartridges • Phones and fax machine • Food and kitchen supplies • Microwave and Refrigerator • Professional services: medical, dental, legal, accounting, hair • Tickets to community events • Gift certificates • Household cleaning supplies • Laundry supplies • Personal hygiene items • Diapers/baby items • Office furniture • Copier paper • Colored and construction paper • School supplies • Gifts for adults and stocking stuffers • Tools and yard supplies Volunteer Opportunities: • Senior programs: Arts & crafts, music, religious services, transportation, medical services • Youth programs: Instructors for First Aid, water safety, etc. 31
  34. 34. EarlyWorks www.earlyworks.com Our mission is to showcase and interpret history in a manner that educates, motivates, and entertains the visitor and to promote an awareness and appreciation of Alabama history. 404 Madison Street Huntsville, AL 35801 Tue-Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-564-8119 fax: 256-564-8151 margo.alford@hsvcity.com Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 14+ • Help with arts & crafts • Museum assistant Age: 16+ • Decorate for holidays • Museum attendants • Assist at special events: Santa’s Village • Office work: mailings • Wrap presents Age: 18+ • Play an instrument or lead singing • Docents for historical sites • Presenters to children’s groups • Computer support Age: 21+ • Music or art education • Special events committee: planning, assisting Material Donations: • Arts & crafts supplies • Laptop computer • Camera or video equipment • Copier paper • Colored and construction paper 32
  35. 35. Family Services Center www.fsc-hsv.org Our mission is to strengthen and support individuals and families in our community. 602 St. Clair Ave., Bldg 3 Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Th: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Fri: 8:00 am - Noon Volunteer Contact: 256-551-1610 fax: 256-551-0722 vgoodman@fschsv.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age:14+ • Recreational aides • Assemble luminaries for holiday events Age: 16+ • Newsletter mailings • Assemble scrapbook • Special events: check-in, food service, and decorations • Wash and detail cars Age: 21+ • Board members and Advisory Board members • Committee members: special events, planning and assessment, finance • Fix and clean donated cars • Help clients find good used cars Material Donations: • Cars • Car wax and cleaning supplies • Arts & crafts supplies • Children’s books and toys • Printing services • Office supplies • Bathroom supplies • New laundry baskets • Nonperishable food items • School supplies Volunteer Opportunities: • Childcare during support group meetings • Special events: planning and publicity • Plant flowers • Computer support • Website design and update 33
  36. 36. Food Bank of North Alabama www.alfoodbanks.com FBNA solicits, warehouses, and distributes food products in support of North Alabama’s needy, ill, and children. The FBNA is a regionally based organization proactively committed to finding solutions to help end hunger and poverty. PO Box 18607 (35804) 2000 B Vernon Ave. Huntsville, AL 35805 Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-539-2256 Fax: 256-539-1437 rhartz@hiwaay.net Volunteer Opportunities: • Thanksgiving and Christmas food pickup Material Donations: • Nonperishable food Items Friends, Inc. www.friendsinc.net Friends, Inc. provides volunteer support for people with serious illnesses or disabilities and for their families in order to preserve independent living through transportation, errand assistance, access to resources, and respite care. Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Volunteer physicians and nurses • Screenings, health fairs, and blood pressure checks • Patient support services • Friendly visitors and patient chaperones • Errand runners • Medical record filing • Speakers for special events • Transportation Material Donations: • Laptop computer • LCD projector • Printer and cartridges • Brochure stand • Tickets to community events • Copier paper Volunteer Opportunities: • Food preparation and delivery • Special events: planning, publicity, and assistance • Grant writing PO Box 608 Huntsville, AL 35804 Volunteer Contact: Office: 256-534-4079 friends@friendsinc.net 34
  37. 37. Girl Scouts of North Alabama www.girlscoutsofnorthalabama.org Girls Scouts is the world’s predominant organization dedicated solely to girls where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls can build character and skills for success in the real world. 1515 Sparkman Dr. Huntsville, AL 35816 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-883-1020 fax: 256-882-1750 Karen.peterlin@girlscoutsofnorthalabama.org Volunteer Opportunities: • Troop/group leaders • Program consultants • Public relations assistant • Service team members • Short term volunteers to share careers/interests • Head Start Program • Community organizers • Trainers • Sailing, canoeing, and backpacking instructors • Geocaching enthuiasts Girls Inc., of Huntsville www.girlsinc-huntsville.com Our mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. PO Box 3066 4600 Blue Spring Road Huntsville, AL 35810 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-859-0011 fax: 256-851-9651 robina@hiwaay.net Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Reading/teaching aides • Program instructors • Recreational aides • Childcare during meetings • Assist at special events • Computer support • General office work Age: 18+ • Special events committees • First aid volunteers • Website design and maintenance • Computer classroom aides • Assistants for after- school programs • Receptionist Age: 21+ • Music or art education Volunteer Opportunities: • Volunteer coordination • Computer networking • Child mentoring/tutors • Transportation • Teaching assistants Material Donations: • Arts & crafts supplies • Children’s books and toys • Children’s clothing • Laptop computer • LCD projector • Camera or video equipment • Household cleaning supplies • Bookcases and display board • Copier, colored, and construction paper • Towels and blankets • School supplies • Party items/stocking stuffers 35
  38. 38. Greater Huntsville Humane Society www.huntsvillehumanesociety.petfinder.com The GHHS is dedicated to furthering the humane care and treatment of animals. 2812 Johnson Road Huntsville, AL 35805 Tue-Sat: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-881-8081 Fax: 256-881-5210 ghhsvolunteers@knology.net Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Walking and bathing animals • Animal care/groomers • Shelter cleanup • Landscaping and grounds care • Decorate for holidays • Bulk mail preparation • Assist with special events Age: 21+ • Animal therapy handlers or escorts • Transportation • Building maintenance • Grant writing • Publicity • Special events: planning, check-in, publicity Material Donations: • Cleaning supplies • Laundry detergent and bleach • Liquid soap • Terry cloth towels • Blankets • Pet shampoo • Collars and leashes • Light bulbs • Copier paper • Colored and construction paper 36
  39. 39. Habitat for Humanity www.hfhmc.org Habitat for Humanity of Madison County builds houses in partnership with families in need. 400 Pratt Ave. NW Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-533-2282 ext. 116 fax: 256-533-2228 kmullikin@hfhmc.org Habitat Restore 256-533-3267 Fax: 256-533-2228 restore@hfhmc.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 14+ • Landscaping and grounds care • Thrift store • Construction projects • Special events assistance • Receptionist • Data entry • Help with recycled goods at resale store • Restore: cleaning, stocking • Painting Age: 16+ • Help with recycled art projects • Carpentry and building maintenance • Warehouse cleanup and organization • Volunteer coordination • Computer support • Website design and maintenance • Special events check-in Material Donations: • Tools • Construction equipment • Construction services • Printing services • Meals for volunteers Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 18+ • Family Service Committee • Outreach • Family P.A.L. • Tutors • Help lead projects Age: 20+ • Project planner • Special events planning Age: 25+ • Lead beginner carpentry class • Publicity 37
  40. 40. Hands On Greater Huntsville Material Donations: • Laptop computer • LCD projector • Printers & cartridges • Copier paper • Colored paper • Office supplies • Tickets to community events • Gift certificates • Cleaning supplies Corporate Neighbor: www.volunteerhsv.org Our mission is to mobilize volunteers in order to deliver creative solutions to community needs. 109 A Jefferson St., Suite 8 Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-539-7797 Fax: 256-539-7806 info@volunteerhsv.org Volunteer Opportunities: • HOGH recruits volunteers to serve in a wide variety of positions at over 150+ nonprofit organizations Age: 16+ • Receptionist • Data entry • Assist with kids’ summer programs • Special events: check-in and decorations • Office support & cleanup Age: 18+ • Grant writing & research • Publicity • Assist at special events and holiday projects Age: 21+ • Speakers for luncheons or special events • Board members • Agency training • Computer support Special Volunteer Needs: • Bilingual • Publications • Web design Promotes organized internal employee volunteer programs in member companies and promotes corporate community service by linking the resources and knowledge of businesses to the need of non-profit and public agencies serving Madison County residents. Sponsors monthly educational programs and network opportunities. Contact Hands on Greater Huntsville for more information. 38
  41. 41. Harris Home for Children www.harrishomeforchildren.org Our mission is to provide full time residential foster care and therapeutic and educational services to help the children of Alabama achieve maximum potential. PO Box 5183 (35814) 1210 Church St. Huntsville, AL 35806 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-837-0332 Fax: 256-837-2837 lpatterson@harrishomeforchildren.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 14+ • Decorate for holidays • Wrap presents • Assist at special events Age: 16+ • Tutors • Arts & crafts • Play an instrument or lead singing • Landscaping and grounds care • Computer support • Website design and maintenance • Office work: mailings Age: 18+ • Music or art education • Reading/teaching aides • Recreational aides Age: 21+ • Mentors • Speakers for special events • Presenters to children’s groups • Board members • Building maintenance • Drug prevention education • After-school programs • Vocational assistance and education • Teaching assistant • Educational program support • Special events: planning and assistance • Instructors for first aid, babysitting, water safety, etc. Material Donations: • Arts & crafts supplies • Children’s books & toys • Clothing: adult, children • Shoes (all sizes) • Laptop computer and software • LCD projector • Camera or video equipment • Printer & cartridges • Scanner • Non-perishable food, juice, fruit • Kitchen supplies and paper products • Food stamps or gift certificates • Microwave • Refrigerator • Professional services: medical, dental, legal, accounting, hair • Tickets to community events • Household cleaning supplies • Personal care items • Office furniture • Copier paper • Colored and construction paper • School supplies • Tools and yard supplies • Seasonal party items 39
  42. 42. Harrison Brothers Hardware www.harrisonbrothershardware.com Our museum store, provides a general merchandise store experience focused on the years starting at its establishment in 1897 until 1950. 124 South Side Square Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 9:00-5:00 Sat: 10:00-4:00 Volunteer Contact: 256-536-3631 fax: 256-536-3631 hbh@hiwaay.net Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Help with cleaning and display • Special events: check-in, decorating, and food service • Clerks • Data entry • Wrap presents Age: 21+ • Museum assistant • Docents • Committee members • Decorate for holidays • Receptionist • Grant writing & research • Publicity • Special events: planning, decorating, publicity Material Donations: • LCD projector • Camera or video equipment • Printer and cartridges • Point-of-Sale system • Historic display items 40
  43. 43. HEALS Inc. www.hsv.k12.al.us Health Establishments at Local Schools is dedicated to providing accessible quality, school-based primary health care for children through collaborative efforts with the city school system and the medical community. HEALS, Inc Admin Office 308 Fountain Circle Huntsville, AL 35801 HEALS Dental Clinic 1110 Meridian Street Huntsville, AL 35801 256-428-7276 HEALS at Terry Heights 2840 Barbara Drive Huntsville, AL 35816 256-428-7428 HEALS at Lincoln 1110 Meridian St. Huntsville, AL 35801 256-428-7268 HEALS at West Hsv 3001 9th Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805 256-428-7488 Volunteer Opportunities: Age 14+ • Landscaping and outside work • Medical record filing • Patient chaperone • Computer support Age 16+ • Receptionist • Office cleanup Age 18+ • Carpentry and building maintenance • Assist children • Special events: planning and publicity • Website assistant Age 21+ • Volunteer physicians and nurses • Dental assistants • Assistants for health fairs • Special events committee Material Donations: • Tickets to community events • Gift certificates • LCD projector • Printer and cartridges • Digital camera • Copier paper and colored paper • Hand sanitizer • Small toys • Kids’ socks and underwear • Dental supplies • Office supplies • Clinic supplies Volunteer Contact: 256-428-7560 fax: 256-428-7561 abymum@ hsv.k12.al.us 41
  44. 44. HeartMenders, Inc. www.hrtmndrs.com 823 A Cherry Tree Road Gurley, AL 35748 Mon-Sat: by appointment Volunteer Contact: 256-694-5830 pdrewney@eearthlink.net We provide accessible recreational and therapeutic horsemanship opportunities with a focus on teaching and practicing life skills for children and adults. Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 11+ • Walking and bathing animals • Shelter cleanup • Grounds care • Office cleanup • Decorate for holidays Age: 14+ • Assist at special events Age: 16+ • Data entry • Side walking and leading horses Age: 21+ • Carpentry and building maintenance • Volunteer coordination • Special events: planning and publicity Material Donations: • Adult & children’s riding clothes and boots • Laptop computer • LCD Projector • Camera or video equipment • Laundry detergent and bleach • Cleaning supplies • Bookcases and brochure stand • Horse feed and cat food • Shampoo (Mane & Tail) • Chain saw • Copier & colored paper 42
  45. 45. 43 Hospice Family Care Our mission is to meet the physical, social, and spiritual needs of terminally ill persons and their families and to provide bereavement and education services to the community. 3304 Westmill Drive Huntsville, AL 35805 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-650-1212 fax: 256-880-2929 drich@hospicefamilycare.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Receptionist • Office work: mailings • Data entry • Grant writing and research • Special events: planning and implementation • Professional Services: medical, dental, legal, accounting, hair care Huntsville Adventist Community Services Center 1705 Pulaski Pike Huntsville, AL 35816 Volunteer Contact: 256-539-3626 adventistcom@bellsouth.net Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Board members • Food bank/soup kitchen volunteers • Food Service • Computer support • Data Entry • Office work Material Donations: • Commercial cooler • Non-perishable food • Fruit and juice • Meat - fresh or frozen • Kitchen paper products • Cleaning supplies and bleach • Laundry detergent • Toiletries • Liquid soap • Diapers and baby wipes Material Donations: • Smocks • Hospital gowns (urgent need) • Tickets to community events • Gift certificates • Food stamps • Juice • LCD projector • Children’s books & toys • Stocking stuffers • Blankets (lap, twin) • Slippers • Thinking of you cards • Twin bedding www.hospicefamilycare.org
  46. 46. Huntsville Animal Services www.huntsvilleanimals.com Our mission is to assist citizens & the animal control staff with the goal of alleviating suffering, combating animal overpopulation, and fostering responsible pet ownerships. 4950 Triana Boulevard Huntsville, AL 35805 Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-883-3794 fax: 256-883-3677 mary.ultz@hsvcity.com Volunteer Opportunities: (Ages 12-14 must volunteer with a parent) Age: 12+ • Adoption counseling • Shelter cleanup • Exercise & bathe animals • Decorate for holidays • Office help: mailings Age: 15+ • Assist at special events Age: 18+ • Transportation Age: 21+ • Presenters to children’s groups • Volunteer coordination • Educational program support Material Donations: • Canned & dry pet food • Animal shampoo • Pet toys and treats • Collars & leashes • Old towels • Cat litter (clay only), pans • Children books/pet care • Arts & crafts supplies • Digital camera • Tickets to community events • Gift certificates • Laundry detergent & bleach • Buckets and pails • Bookcases, display board, brochure stand • Hammers, nails, staples 44
  47. 47. www.home.hiwaay.net/~bwg/safekids.html 45 Huntsville Area Safe Kids Coalition Our mission is to prevent unintentional injuries to children and to provide education on child safety issues. 910 Adams St., Suite 100 Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-265-7288 fax: 256-265-7304 kareni@hhsys.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Assist with health fairs and special events Age: 21+ • Speakers for luncheons and special events • Presenters to children’s groups • Grant writing & research • Publicity • Board members • Special events committee • Agency training Material Donations: • Arts & crafts supplies • Gift certificates • Copier paper • Colored paper Huntsville Art League www.huntsvilleartleague.org Our mission is to cultivate local artists and friends of the arts through exhibitions, education, and community outreach. L&N Office Building 3005 L&N Drive Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sun: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Help with Arts & crafts Age: 21+ • Music or Art education • Special events: planning and assistance • Grant writing & research • Publicity Volunteer Opportunities: • Volunteer physicians and nurses • Volunteer coordination • Project planner • Website design & maintenance • Instructors for first aid, babysitting, water safety, etc. Volunteer Contact: 256-534-3860 hal351@hiwaay.net
  48. 48. Huntsville Community Chorus www.thechorus.org Our mission is to promote and encourage participation in understanding, appreciation, and study of musical arts. 3312 Long Ave. Huntsville, AL 35805 Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-533-6606 Fax: 256-533-6668 info@thechorus.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Scene design • Committees • Events: planning and assistance • Set construction & props • Publicity • Lighting and sound • Make-up • Ushering 46 Huntsville Hospital Foundation www.huntsvillehospital.org/foundation To develop relationships and financial resources to support the health care programs, projects, and services of Huntsville Hospital 101 Sivley Road Huntsville, AL 35801 Volunteer Contact: Susan Ready 256-265-8077 Fax: 256-265-9456 Susan071@hhsys.org
  49. 49. Huntsville Hospital Volunteer Services www.huntsvillehospital.org/volunteer We provide a centralized system for incorporating volunteers effectively into all aspects of Huntsville Hospital. We support and enhance the mission of Huntsville Hospital and provide quality care to improve the health of those we serve. 101 Sivley Road Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-265-8013 fax: 256-265-6945 patri084@hhsys.org * Training is provided for all volunteer positions Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 14+ • Gift shop assistants • Patient assistants • Provide physical comfort/nourishment/ refreshment to patients • Provide activity & entertainment • Companionship to patients • Provide advocacy on behalf of patients • Receptionist • Medical record filing • Data entry, clerical support, mailings • Take surveys & assessments from patients • Assist with special events • Board members • Special events committee Material Donations: • VHS movies • New blank stationary & greeting cards 47
  50. 50. Huntsville/Madison Co. Botanical Garden www.hsvbg.org and www.huntsville.org Our mission is to establish a world class botanical garden for the purpose of education and enjoyment. 4747 Bob Wallace Ave. Huntsville, AL 35805 Labor Day-Memorial Day: Mon-Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Memorial Day-Labor Day: Mon-Sat: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-430-3572 x238 fax: 256-830-5314 bwilliams@hsvbg.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 12+ • Landscaping, grounds care, park cleanup Age: 14+ • Help with arts & crafts • Presenters to children’s groups • Reading/teaching aides • Recreational aides • Assist at special events Age: 16+ • Decorate for holidays • Special event committee • Carpentry and building maintenance • Computer support • Website design & maintenance • Receptionist • Data entry & office work Material Donations: • Arts & crafts supplies • Children’s books & toys • School supplies • Laptop computer & software • LCD projector • Camera & video equipment • Printer & cartridges • Gift certificates • Office furniture & equipment • Tools & yard supplies Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Volunteer coordination • Grant writing & research • Publicity • Speakers for luncheons and special events • Board members 48
  51. 51. 49 Huntsville/Madison Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau www.huntsville.org Our mission is to promote Huntsville/Madison County as a convention site and tourist destination. 500 Church St., Ste 1 Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Visitors Center hours: Mon-Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-551-2293 fax: 256-551-2324 cindy@huntsville.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Visitor Center assistant • Receptionist • Data entry www.hpl.lib.al.us Our mission is to enrich the educational, recreational, and cultural life of our community. Volunteer Contact: 256-532-5950 fax: 256-532-5997 askus@hpl.lib.al.us Volunteer Opportunities: • Shelve books & talking books • Assist visually and physically impaired department • Youth service activities • Experienced transcribers • Setup for special programs (e.g. author luncheons) Huntsville/Madison Co. Public Library Material Donations: • New books may be donated in honor of a loved one or a special event. PO Box 443 915 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801 Tue-Thu: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Fri-Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Main Library 915 Monroe St. 256-532-5940 Bailey Cove 1409 Weatherly Plaza 256-881-0257 Bessie K. Russell 3011-C Sparkman Dr. 256-859-9050 Richard Showers 4600 Blue Spring Rd. 256-851-7492 Eleanor Murphy 7910 Charlotte Dr. 256-881-5620 Gurley 225 Walker St. 256-776-2102 Madison 130 Plaza Blvd. 256-461-0046 Monrovia 1960 Jeff Road 256-837-6153 Oscar Mason 149 Mason Court 256-535-2249 Tillman Hill 131 Knowledge Dr. 256-828-9529 Triana Youth Center 280 Zierdt Rd. 256-772-3677
  52. 52. Huntsville Museum of Art www.hsvmuseum.org Our mission is to bring people and art together. 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801 Tue-Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Thu: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-535-4350 Fax: 256-532-1743 sdriesbach@hsvmuseum.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 20+ • Assistants for special events, schools, and various groups • Museum membership assistants for blockbuster exhibitions and other fundraising activities Age: 21+ • Special events: planning and assisting • Publicity • Assist Guest Services Museum Academy: Age: 15-18 • Assistance in overseeing younger children’s art classes in the summer Art Krewe: • Help fundraise with events such as BBQ Bluegrass and movies in the park Material Donations: • Ink cartridges for children’s hands on paint station, Picture Perfect: Konica Minolta model (black ink) (1710580-001) Konica Minolta model (yellow) (1710580-002) Konica Minolta model (magenta) (1710580-003) Konica Minolta model (cyan) (1710580-004) Women’s Guild: • Help with fundraising events such as Wine Weekend, Decorator Showhouse, Art in Bloom, and Wedding Party 50
  53. 53. 51 Huntsville Rehabilitation Foundation Our mission is to assist individuals, primarily those with disabilities, to improve the quality of their lives. 2939 Johnson Road Huntsville, AL 35805 Mon-Fri: 7:00 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-880-0680 fax: 256-880-2149 clanier@hsvrehab.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Speakers for group meetings • Assist at special event: Antique and Collectible Show (Feb) Interfaith Mission Service www.interfaithmissionservice.org Our mission is to unite communities of faith to promote religious, racial, and cultural harmony; to respond to human needs; and to facilitate communication within the community. 701 Andrew Jackson Way Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Thu: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Fri 8:30 am - 12:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-536-2401 fax: 256-536-2284 ims@arilion.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Office assistant • Receptionist • Computer support • Special events: planning, assistance, food service, publicity • FOODline: telephone screening & referral to pantries Volunteer Opportunities: • First Stop: shelter services, outreach, medical support, food preparation and service, transportation, medical support www.hsvrehab.org
  54. 54. 305 8th Street (Jehovah Jirah) Our mission is to improve the quality of life for the homes’ residents by creating a stable environment where they can prosper for a lifetime. 305 8th Street Huntsville, AL 35805 24 hours a day Volunteer Contact: 256-489-9414 eigthstreet@knology.net Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Music or art educators • Building repair and maintenance • Patient chaperones • Arts & crafts programs • Religious services • Transportation • Decorate for holidays • Make Christmas gift and food baskets Material Donations: • Camera or video equipment • Phones • Fax machine • Copier paper • Diapers and baby wipes • Depends (adult diapers) • Adult clothing • Gifts for adults • Stocking stuffers • Tickets to community events • Food stamps or gift certificates • Refrigerator • Non-perishable food • Fruit and juice • Meat - fresh or frozen • Diabetic-appropriate food • Kitchen supplies • Laundry detergent & bleach • Cleaning supplies • Toiletries and personal care items • Dental products 52
  55. 55. Junior Achievement of Northern Alabama, Inc. Material Donations: • Laptop computer • LCD projector • Camera or video equipment • Fax machine • Professional services: medical, dental, legal, accounting • Tickets to community events • Gift certificates • Office equipment and furniture • Copier paper • Colored paper www.janaonline.org Our mission is to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics, and to improve the quality of their lives. 2809 Newby Rd. SW, Ste 116 Huntsville, AL 35805 Volunteer Contact: 256-533-4661 Fax: 256-533-2100 Kathy-jaofnal@bellsouth.net Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 15+ • Office support & cleanup Age: 19+ • Presenters to children’s groups • Special events committee • Speakers for schools and student groups • Vocational assistance and education • Receptionist • Data entry • Teaching assistants • Educational program support • Grant writing & research • Publicity • Special events: planning and assistance Age: 21+ • Board members • Computer support • Website design & maintenance • Classroom presenters 53
  56. 56. Kids To Love www.kidstolove.org Our mission is to meet the immediate needs of foster children. P.O. Box 4871 Huntsville, AL 35815 Volunteer Contact: 256-880-3455 info@kidstolove.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Assist with special events • Wrap presents for holidays • Pack school supplies Age: 21+ • Grant writing & research • Work holiday donation centers or info booths Age: 25+ • Foster parenting Material Donations: • Arts & crafts supplies • Childrens books (all ages) • Clothing: infants & children • Fax machine • Copier paper • School supplies • Tickets to community events • Gift certificates • Diaper & baby wipes • Gifts for children Land Trust of Huntsville & North Alabama www.landtrust-hsv.org Our Mission is preserving and stewarding North Alabama’s natural lands, watersheds, wildlife corridors, and scenic acres for the public to enjoy now and in future generations. 907 Franklin Street Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-534-5263 Fax: 256-536-6141 Cynthia@landtrust-hsv.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 14+ • Trail Care Crew Age: 18+ • Office work • Tour guides • Grant research • Membership telethon • Special events volunteer • Seasonal hike series • Hike leaders • Sweeps Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Hike leaders Material Donations: • TV/VCR • Riding lawn mower • Heavy-duty chain saw • Shovels & rakes • Mattocks • Garden gloves • Off road vehicle 54
  57. 57. Legal Services Alabama, Inc. www.legalservicesalabama.org Our mission is to represent low-income people in civil matters. PO Box 2465 (35804) 2000-C Vernon Ave. Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-536-9645 fax: 256-536-1544 gmclaughlin@alsp.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 19+ • Eligibility/intake worker • Data entry Age: 20+ • Receptionist Age: 21+ • Research Material Donations: • Computer software Lend an Ear Foundation Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Website design & maintenance Age: 21+ • Mentors for adults • Tutors for adult students • GED tutors www.lendanear.org Our mission is to promote the reunification of families participating in the Madison County Family Drug Court by training and assigning mentors to the adult participants. 200 West Side Square Suite 5000 Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-535-1100 Fax: 256-533-9322 shh@lfsp.com Volunteer Opportunities: • Grant writing and research • Publicity Material Donations: • Tickets to community events • Seasonal gifts for adults 55
  58. 58. LIFE, Inc. Lifting and Inspiring Families Everywhere (LIFE) is an innovative, holistic, community-based organization that will empower and encourage families in the Cavalry Hill, Northwood, Northwood Addition, Greenside, and Love subdivisions to be motivated to become self- sufficient members of the social and economic fabric of our community. P.O. Box 5604 Huntsville, AL 35814-5604 Mon-Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-536-4383 Fax: 256-536-4823 lifeinc35816@bellsouth.net Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 18+ • Board members • Mentors • Tutors • Agency training • Reading/teaching aides • Computer support • Website design & maintenance • Teaching & assisting in computer classroom • Grant writing and research • Community outreach & marketing (newsletters, flyers, etc.) Material Donations: • Laptop computer & software • LCD projector • Camera or video equipment • Printer and cartridges • Phones • Fax machine • Copier paper • Colored paper • Brochure stand • Children’s books (all ages) 56
  59. 59. 57 Life Unlimited Animal Charity Our mission is to rescue abandoned animals, restore them to good health, provide shots, spay/neuter, and provide a place for them to live if not adopted. PO Box 5185 Huntsville, AL 35814 Mon-Fri: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-837-6694 Volunteer Opportunities: • Walk the dogs • Clean • Pick fruits and vegetables • Rescuing animals • Caring for animals Material Donations: • Pet food • Straw • Dog houses, beds • Cat litter • Collars • Pet medication (Frontline) • Towels MADD: Mothers Against Drunk Driving Our mission is to stop drunk driving, to support victims of this violent crime, and to stop underage drinking. PO Box 403 Madison, AL 35758 Volunteer Contact: 256-881-6528 Fax: 256-824-7571 rushb@email.uah.edu Volunteer Opportunities: • Victim Impact Panel members • Court monitoring • Assisting victims • Distributing red ribbons Material Donations: • Educational literature for schools www.madd.org
  60. 60. 58 Madison County Dept of Human Resources Our mission is to partner with communities in order to promote family stability and provide for the safety and self-sufficiency of vulnerable citizens of Alabama. 2206 Oakwood Ave. Huntsville, AL 35810 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-535-4575 Fax: 256-535-4553 ldjenkins@dhr.state.al.us Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Mentors • Tutors • Foreign language speakers • Foster parenting • Recreational aides • Transportation aides (requires background check, liability insurance, and Alabama driver’s license) • Publicity • Food preparation and delivery • Office cleanup • Data entry • Decorate for holidays • Wrap presents Material Donations: • Arts & crafts supplies • Clothing: adults, children, infants • School supplies • Camera or video equipment • Microwave • Professional services: medical, dental, legal, accounting, hair care • Tickets to community events • Hygiene & dental products • Liquid soap • Diapers and baby wipes www.dhr.state.al.us
  61. 61. 59 Madison County R.S.V.P. www.seniorview.com or www.cns.gov The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program engages persons age 55 or better in volunteer service to meet community needs. Senior Center 2200 Drake Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805 Mon-Thu: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Fri: 7:30 am -12:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-880-7080 x208 Fax: 256-880-7055 pdonald@seniorview.com Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 55+ • RSVP is partnered with over 80 local non-profit organizations, providing a variety of opportunities and matching client skills, work experience, or interests to community service needs. Material Donations: • Laptop computer and software • LCD projector • Camera or video equipment • Phones & fax machine • Copier & colored paper • Tickets to community events • Gift certificates • Arts & crafts supplies • Toiletries, personal care, and liquid soap • Office furniture and equipment • Microwave • Meats - fresh or frozen • Kitchen paper products
  62. 62. 60 March of Dimes www.marchofdimes.org Our mission is to save babies together by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. 502 Cleveland Ave. Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-532-0500 Fax: 256-532-0503 HuntsvilleAL@ marchofdimes.com Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 15+ • Office work: mailings • Special events: check-in and decorations Age: 18+ • Data entry • Special events: planning and carrying out Age: 21+ • Board members Volunteer Opportunities: • Special event committee • Grant writing and research • Publicity Material Donations: • Digital camera or video equipment • LCD projector • Laptop computer Meals on Wheels Our mission is to provide hot nutritious meals each weekday to the homebound elderly in the Huntsville community. Senior Center 2200 Drake Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805 Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-382-0920 Fax: 256-382-5692 jglynn@seniorview.com Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Meal delivery • Post-meal cleanup www.seniorview.com
  63. 63. Mental Health Center Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 18+ • Volunteer physicians and nurses • Recreational aides • Speakers for meetings • Food preparation • Office work: mailings and appointment reminder • Decorate for holidays www.mhcmc.org Our mission is to provide quality behavioral health services with a caring heart. 4040 South Memorial Pkwy. Huntsville, AL 35802 Mon-Thu: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm Fri: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-533-1970 Fax: 256-705-6312 Nomi.cook@mhcmc.org Material Donations: • Children’s books & toys • Clothing: adults and children • Laptop computer • Office furniture: desks and bookcases • Office supplies • Toiletries, personal and dental care items • Laundry detergent 61
  64. 64. • Recreational aides Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Special events committee • Research • Speakers for schools or student groups • Data entry • Office work: mailings • Grant research • Publicity • Help with special events Age: 18+ • Speakers for Board luncheons, special events, and group meetings • Board members Mercy Flight Southeast www.mercyflightse.org Our mission is to remove transportation as an obstacle to those seeking medical and compassionate care. 11 Norfolk Cr. Madison, AL 35757 Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (after hours on call) Volunteer Contact: Blake Mathis (Board Member) 256-479-1000 Fax: 256-882-1485 blakemathis@yahoo.com Volunteer Opportunities: • Outreach • Legal advocates • Lawyers and paralegals • Grant writing • Assist with special events planning, food service, and publicity Material Donations: • LCD projector • Camera or video equipment • Printer and printcartridges • Fax machine • Software • Tickets to community events • Gift certificates The Miracle League of North Alabama www.huntsvillemiracleleague.com We are dedicated to providing the mentally or physically challenged children in North Alabama with the opportunity to participate in organized sports. 507 Bain Drive Huntsville, AL 35803 Volunteer Contact: 256-880-4017 jlfrank@bellsouth.net Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Player buddies Age: 25+ • Sports coaches 62
  65. 65. National Children’s Advocacy Center www.nationalcac.org Our mission is to promote excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership. 210 Pratt Ave. Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 8:30-5:00 Volunteer Contact: 256-327-3776 Fax: 256-534-6883 bjackson@nationalcac.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 14+ • Summer puppeteers • Office work: mailings • Wrap presents, make gift and food baskets Age: 18+ • Research • Child abuse prevention education • Telephone mentors for mothers with newborns • Receptionist • Data entry • Speakers for schools or student groups • Library clerk • Assist with special events Age: 19+ • Provide childcare during meetings • Assist with holiday parties • Foreign language/sign language intepreters • Supervise games & craft activities for kids Material Donations: • Arts & crafts supplies • Books & magazines for teens and children • Clothing: toddlers and infants • Diapers and baby wipes • Professional services: medical, dental, legal, accounting, hair care • Tickets to community events • Gift certificates • Gifts for teens • Printing/copying service • Copier paper • Colored paper • School supplies • Juice/juice boxes • Non-perishable food • Individually wrapped snacks 63
  66. 66. National Multiple Sclerosis Society www.nationalmssociety.org/alc We work to end the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis. 3840 Ridgeway Dr. Birmingham, AL 35209 Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 205-879-8881 fax: 205-879-8869 alc@nmss.org Volunteer Opportunities: • MS Ambassadors • Action Alert Team • Peer support • Administrative support • Brochure distribution Volunteer Opportunities: • MS Walk • MS 150 Bike Tour • Stand Against MS • Children’s Camp North Alabama Medical Reserve Corps www.alabamamamrc.com Our mission is to organize and train healthcare professionals and non- medical volunteers to support existing community organizations by providing health services, health education, emergency preparedness systems; and to respond to public health needs during times of crisis. 3330 L&N Drive, Suite I Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-881-7321 Fax: 256-881-7424 ashleymcms@bellsouth.net Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 18+ • Medical professionals for disasters or emergencies • Non-medical professionals for administrative duties Material Donations: • Copier paper • 3 ring binders • Pen and pencils • Posters • Medical supplies 64
  67. 67. 65 North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence Our mission is to assist low-income and first generation students through high school and college by providing assistance with financial aid, scholarships, and career awareness. 4900-B Century St. Huntsville, AL 35816 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-372-4600 Fax: 256-722-9795 dee.nelson22@email.aamu.edu Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Speakers for luncheons and special events • Presenters to children’s groups • Reading/teaching aides • Computer and network support • Web design and maintenance • Receptionist • Tutors for college level math, science, and English • Foreign language speakers • Grant writing and research • Publicity Material Donations: • Laptop computer • Educational software • School supplies • Dictionary/thesaurus • Board games • Office supplies www.aamu.edu
  68. 68. 66 Operation Green Team Our mission is to provide environmental education and proper waste practices and to make the city of Huntsville litter free. PO Box 308 (35804) 308 Fountain Circle Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-427-5049 Fax: 256-427-5172 dee.hill@hsvcity.com Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Outreach & cleanup at homeless camps • Food bank/soup kitchen volunteers • Speakers for luncheons and special events • Presenters to children’s groups • Landscaping and grounds care • Decorate for holidays • Educational programs support • Park restoration • Park cleanup • Nature trail cleanup • IIlegal dump site cleanup Material Donations: • Flowers • Mulch • Tools and yard supplies • Professional services: medical, dental, legal, etc. • Tickets to community events • Gift certificates • Laundry detergent, bleach, and cleaning supplies • Hygiene products • Diapers and baby wipes • Food and kitchen supplies • Microwave/refrigerator • School supplies • Arts & crafts supplies www.hsvcity.org
  69. 69. 67 Pajama Program www.pajamaprogram.org Our mission is to deliver warm sleepwear and nurturing books to children in need. Volunteer Contact: 256-651-0473 pajamakristin@yahoo.com Volunteer Opportunities: • Sorter and packer • Delivery driver • Publicist • Drive leader • Gift wrappers Youth are welcome to volunteer under adult supervision Family and Group Opportunities: • Host a dinner party (encouraging guests to bring pajamas and books) Material Donations: • Any item needed to wrap books or pajamas • Books • Pajamas (any size/gender) • Large plastic storage containers Partnership for a Drug Free Community, Inc. www.partnershipforadrugfreecommunity.org Our mission is to prevent youth substance abuse through awareness, education, and action and to serve as a clearinghouse for alcohol/drug programs and information. PO Box 2603 (35804) 312 Randolph Ave. Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer contact: 256-539-7339 fax: 256-539-7386 dsoule@hiwaay.net Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 18+ • Reading/teaching aides • Special events: food service • Help with children’s activities Age: 21+ • Speakers for events • Presenters to children’s groups Volunteer Opportunities: • Health/Drug educators • After-school programs Material Donations: • Laptop computer & software • Colored paper and crayons • Pencils, pens, and markers • Office furniture: desks
  70. 70. Our mission is to help chemically dependent men and women return to a productive, independent, clean, and sober role in society. The Pathfinder, Inc. 3104 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-426-2576 Fax: 256-533-0760 thepathfinder@knology.net tpbaldwin@knology.net Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 14+ • Landscaping and grounds care • Building maintenance Age: 21+ • Volunteer physicians and nurses • Health educators • Medical screenings • Blood pressure checks • Receptionist • Grant writing and research Material Donations: • Professional services: medical, dental, legal • Tickets to community events • Adult clothing • Tools and yard supplies • Toiletries, personal care and dental products • Cleaning supplies • Laundry detergent and bleach • Liquid soap • Non-perishable food • Meat - fresh or frozen • Copier paper 68 www.thepathfinder.org
  71. 71. Redstone Village www.redstonevillage.org Our mission is to provide an active, independent lifestyle for our residents in an atmosphere of comfort, security, and exceptional service. We have a commitment to provide a holistic service approach for the physical, spiritual, intellectual, and social needs of our residents. 12000 Turnmeger Dr. Huntsville, AL 35803 Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-881-6717 Fax: 256-881-6082 hcrutcher@restonevillage.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 10+ • Music and games Age: 14+ • Arts & crafts programs Age: 21+ • Religious services • Animal therapy handlers or escorts • Music or art education • Health educators • Speakers for group meetings Material Donations: • Tickets to community events • Gift certificates • Toiletries and personal care items • Gifts for adults • Stocking stuffers • Piano 69
  72. 72. 70 The Salvation Army Material Donations: • Canned & nonperishable food items • Toys • Styrofoam boxes for mobile soup kitchen • Snack packs • Hygiene products • Professional services: medical, dental, legal, etc. • School supplies (July) • Baby food • Diapers & baby wipes • Tickets to community events • Gift certificates • Gifts for adults • Stocking stuffers • Laundry detergent & bleach • Cleaning supplies • Snacks and juice • Napkins, plasticware • Toiletries We are an international movement of the evangelical part of the universal Christian Church, motivated by the love of God to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. PO Box 3799 2114 Oakwood Ave. Huntsville, AL 35810 Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-536-5576 Fax: 256-536-5769 salvationarmyvols@hotmail.com Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 12+ • Make Christmas & Easter gift and food baskets • Decorate for the holidays Age: 16+ • Work at holiday donation centers or information booths • Senior parties & nursing home visitors Age: 21+ • Disaster volunteers • Receptionist • Office work & cleanup • Data entry • Youth activities • Food bank & Soup Kitchen • Thrift shop volunteers • Mobile Soup Kitchen • Christmas Kettle bell ringers • Angel Tree volunteers • Youth activities www.salvationarmy.org
  73. 73. Sci-Quest www.sci-quest.org Our mission is to be a gateway to science awareness, a model for excellence in science education, and an innovative center for experiential learning. 102-D Wynn Drive Huntsville, AL 35805 Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-837-0606 Fax: 256-837-4536 mdunlap@sci-quest.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 14+ • Museum assistants • Teaching assistants • Summer camp assistants • Spring break camp assistants Volunteer Opportunities: • Parents’ night out (Third Friday of every month) • Maintenance work on exhibits (skilled only) • Special events assistance Material Donations: • Arts & crafts supplies 71 SARTEC K-9 Unit Inc. Provide trained search dog teams in missing person searches (alive or dead) and community awareness classes for groups through “Lost in the Woods” program – what to do if you get lost. Focus on children and parents. 121 Autumn Oak Lane Harvest, AL 35749 Volunteer Contact: 256-859-5550 Fax: 256-539-7846 EKNSAR@knology.net Needs: volunteers to assist with programs on as needed basis
  74. 74. Senior Horizons of Huntsville Hospital www.huntsvillehospital.org/seniorhorizons Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of men and women ages 55 and older. 101 Sivley Dr. (mail) 101 Governor’s Dr. Huntsville, AL 35801 Mon-Thu 9:00 am- 3:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-265-7950 Fax: 256-265-7360 andre065@hhsys.org Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 55+ • Assistance with health fairs • Medical screenings • Blood pressure checks • Pillow and magazine • Deliveries to patients • Receptionist/Office work • Special events Material Donations: • Fabric • Sewing machines • Scissors/cutting shears • Magazines • VHS movies Semper Fi Community Task Force www.SFCTF.org We, the Semper Fi Community Task Force (SFCTF), are an organization of Marines and their families and friends who have come together to continue to apply our core values of courage, honor and commitment to the service and growth of our community. We believe the skills, experience, leadership and resourcefulness that the Marine Corps instilled in us are a lifelong trust that we choose to proudly extend to our communities and fellow citizens so that all can continue to enjoy the freedoms, joy and quality of life that we hold dear. P.O. Box 2291, Madison, AL 35758 Days & Hours of Operation: 24 / 7 / 365 Volunteer Contact: Jay E. Town 256-532-6995 jaytown@districtattorney.org 72 Volunteer Opportunities: • Fund raising activities for wounded warriors • Disaster response / relief preparedness • Various committee projects • Planning for “Heroes Weekend” Event Material Donations: • Fund raising opportunities of every variety to fund our main goals as an organization
  75. 75. SNAP - Spay/Neuter Action Project Our mission is to provide low-fee spay/neuter programs for pets and to educate the public on pet overpopulation. 2112 Raincreek Trail Huntsville, AL 35811 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-539-5346 256-533-8163 phylrichall@msn.com Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Off-site adoption counselors • Special events committee • Eligibility/Intake worker • Computer support • Website design & maintenance • Grant writing & research • Publicity • Solicitation of donations and auction items for special events • Special events: planning, assistance, decorating • Thrift Shop volunteers: sorting, displaying and pick-up of items Material Donations: • Auction or raffle items • Door prizes/gift certificates • Tickets and passes to community events • Laptop computer • LCD projector • Microwave • Copier & colored paper • Display board • Brochure stand Thrift Shop address: 3312B Bob Wallace Ave. Huntsville, AL 35801 73
  76. 76. 74 Special Olympics Special Olympics is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive, and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Adult Population Volunteer Contact: Mona Moorer H 256-536-1035 W 259-539-2266 Huntsville City Schools Volunteer Contact: Aileen Finley W 256-428-7780 Email: afinley@hsv.k12.al.us Madison County Volunteer Contact: Amanda Garvin H 256-230-6387 W 259-509-4932 Madison County City Schools Volunteer Contact: Kay Scott H 256-828-4401 W 256-859-3667 Volunteer Opportunities: • Sports coaches • Grant writing & research • Publicity • Assist with planning & carrying out special events Year round sports: • Bowling • Equestrian • Golf • Ice skating www.specialolympics.org
  77. 77. Still Serving Veterans www.stillservingveterans.org Our mission is to assist wounded veterans and their families by helping them reintegrate into the workforce and community via counseling, coaching, guiding, job transition, and assistance in obtaining all benefits to which they are entitled. 2939 Johnson Rd. Huntsville, AL 35805 Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-883-7054 Fax: 256-883-7166 wbaker@stillservingveterans.org Volunteer Opportunities: • Spring event volunteers • Golf tournament help • Office relief • Training assistance Material Donations: • Money TARCOG: Area Agency on Aging www.tarcog.org Our mission is to address identified needs of the elderly through a system of in-home and community services. 5075 Research Dr. Huntsville, AL 35805 Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-716-2456 Fax: 256-830-0843 Marilyn.Mccork@adss.alabama.gov Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Website design & maintenance Age: 21+ • Speakers for luncheons or special events • Special events committee • Receptionist • Visit nursing home residents • Health Insurance counseling • Office work • Senior programs Volunteer Opportunities: • Special events: check-in and coordination Material Donations: • Professional services: medical, dental, and free eyeglasses • Food boxes • Adult diapers • Christmas Gifts for seniors 75
  78. 78. Tennessee Valley Family Services Material Donations: • Arts & crafts supplies • Adult clothing • Board games • Laptop computer • LCD projector • Printer & cartridges • Personal hygiene & dental products • Liquid soap • Gift certificates • Juice and fruit • Non-perishable food • Meat - fresh or frozen • Kitchen paper products & sandwich bags • Professional services: medical, dental, legal • Tickets to community events • Laundry & cleaning supplies • Light bulbs • Brochure Stand • Copier, colored, and construction paper • School supplies • Gifts for youth and stocking stuffers www.tvfsahome.com PO Box 952 408-A Gunter Ave. Guntersville, AL 35976 24 hours / 7 days We operate two teen shelters (Guntersville and Huntsville), a weekend program for acting-out youth (TRIPP), a street outreach program (SWOOP), and housing for youths 16-21. Volunteer Contact: 256-582-0377 Fax: 256-582-4315 Hotline: 1-800-753-4269 tvfspr@hiwaay.net Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 14+ • Arts & crafts assistance • Make gift & food baskets • Wrap presents/decorate • Special events: planning, check-in, food service, decorations, publicity • Recreational aides Age: 18+ • After-school programs Age: 21+ • Special events committee • Landscaping & grounds care • Carpentry & building maintenance • Shelter services • Transport for Safe Place • Health educators • Foreign language speakers • Grant writing & research 76
  79. 79. 77 Terry Heights and Hillandale Org. Inc. Material Donations: • Hospitality baskets for sick, shut in, and bereaved • Toiletries and stationary • Toys • Blankets for elderly • Candles Our mission is to bring restoration, representation, and wholeness to the neighborhood of Terry Heights. We focus on improving living conditions and and providing job opportunities. P.O. Box 2531 Huntsville, AL 35804 Volunteer Contact: 256-533-2766 Fax: 256-533-2799 Volunteer Opportunities: • Help pass out fliers • Community Clean-up Day • Summer painting (youth) Theatre Huntsville Material Donations: • Gift Certificates for door prizes at plays • Bookcases • Copier & colored paper • Household paper products • Paper plates & cups • Plastic utensils • Lawn Mower • String trimmer or brush cutter www.theatrehsv.org Our mission is to support and strengthen interest in theater and the dramatic arts through the production of performances, training programs, stage craft, and educational outreach. PO Box 654 (35804) 500 Plummer Road Huntsville, AL 35810 Volunteer Contact: 256-536-0807 thhsv@hiwaay.net Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 12+ • Ushers Age: 16+ • Grounds care • Carpentry & building maintenance • Theater set: construction, painting and moving Age: 18+ • Publicity Age: 21+ • Receptionist terryeheights-hillandale@comcast.net
  80. 80. Therapy Partners, Inc. www.therapypartners.org Our mission is to honor the human-animal bond in order to enhance the quality of life for all. 1015 A Cleaner Way Huntsville, AL 35805 Mon-Fri: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and by appointment Volunteer Contact: 256-536-7123 director@therapypartners.org Material Donations: • Arts & crafts supplies • Children’s board games and puzzles • LCD projector • Computer software • Camera or video equipment • Print cartridges • Cleaning supplies • Light bulbs • Copier & colored paper • School supplies: 3-ring binders, pencils, & pens • Brochure stand Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 21+ • Speakers for luncheons and special events • Special events committee • Computer support • Office cleanup • Escorts for PAL program • Assistants for children’s and adult rehabilitation • Grant writing & research • Publicity • Special events: planning, food service, decorations, and publicity 78
  81. 81. Tut Fann Veterans Home - Alabama Dept. of Veterans Affairs www.va.state.al.us/tfhome.htm We are dedicated to providing a warm and stimulating environment with the goal of enhancing residents’ quality of life. 2701 Meridian Street Huntsville, AL 35811 Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Volunteer Contact: 256-852-5170 x1126 Fax: 256-854-4115 hallocksharon@yahoo.com Volunteer Opportunities: Age: 16+ • Assist with group activities • Bingo game leaders • Sing-a-longs • One-on-one visitors • Reading to residents • Taking walks on the grounds with residents • Community Center outings • Adopt-A-Vet • Chapel services • Decorate for holidays • Make Christmas gifts and food baskets • Table games • Pet therapy • Holiday visits • Sponsor a fishing trip • Sponsor a block party • Help with the flower garden Material Donations: • Floral arrangements • Bingo prizes • Holiday decorations • Bird and fish food • Arts & crafts supplies • Gifts for adults • Camera or video equipment • Flowers & flower pots 79

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