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We would like to invite you to share an exciting opportunity with your students, friends, and colleagues. Your Birmingham Zoo is currently accepting applications for our Adult Volunteer Program. This is a great opportunity for learners of all ages to gain real world experience and sense of community in a conservation organization. We welcome and encourage all interested parties to apply.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Adult volunteer applications are now open! Apply to join a dedicated team of Volunteers! We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available. We are currently focusing recruiting efforts on our growing Interpretation & Learning Volunteer Team.

What are the roles of Interpretation & Learning Volunteers? Participate in in-depth trainings to learn all about species who live at the Zoo, our residents, and the conservation efforts underway to protect them in their natural habitats. Once trained these volunteers engage with guests out in the Zoo to advocate about our animals, provide excellent customer service, and carry out our mission to inspire passion to conserve the natural world!

Are you excited to learn about our amazing animals, build public speaking skills, and connect our local community to wildlife and conservation?


Contact: Donata Lorenzo (she/her), Volunteer Manager
205.909.4561 | | |
Birmingham Zoo | 2630 Cahaba Road | Birmingham, AL 35223




Spring Interns


Opportunity: Spring 2023 Internship Opportunities at the Birmingham Zoo. We are excited to offer 4 different internships within the Education Department: Interpretation, Nature Play, Citizen Science, and Volunteer Services/Special Events. These internships provide engaging real world career experiences within a conservation organization. They can be a good fit for people in a varying of majors and career paths.  Current college students and those who have graduated within the past year are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply, please visit our Internship page on our website:

Contact: Donata Lorenzo (she/her), Volunteer Manager | 205.909.4561 | | | Birmingham Zoo | 2630 Cahaba Road | Birmingham, AL 35223






Opportunity: My name is Zelma-Mae Cable, and I am the Volunteer Coordinator here at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama, located in downtown Birmingham. I am also a proud alumna of Montevallo’s Communication Studies program (Class of 2020); Montevallo played an integral role in preparing me for my current career, including coordinating an internship with RMHCA in Summer 2019.

We are seeking internship candidates for three open positions in Spring 2023, and I wanted to pass along the information in case your current students might be interested in applying! While all interested students are encouraged to apply regardless of major, we have found certain majors find the experience most rewarding.

Marketing/Special Events Intern: Most aligned with marketing, business, communication studies, and other similar majors.
Family Programming Intern: Most aligned with social work, child life, family studies, and other similar majors.
General Nonprofit Intern: Most aligned with general business, communication studies, nonprofit management, and students who express an interest in nonprofit work but aren’t yet sure how they want to tailor their careers.

Job descriptions and applications are available on our website: Jobs/Internships | Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (

Contact: Zelma Mae Cable | Volunteer Coordinator | | 205-638-7372 | | 1700 4th Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35233-1810






Volunteer Opportunities at Birmingham Bulls Games!  If your clubs or teams needs volunteer hours and/or would be interested in receiving funds in exchange for volunteer hours to help support your group please contact me at their earliest convenience. We are in need of individuals to work concessions and to be ushers at upcoming Birmingham Bulls Hockey Games.

Clubs and Teams will receive $12/hour for each individual that works the games, the hours are from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm most games, and opportunities are first come first serve. Individuals would need to be 16 and older and we need an adult chaperone/advisor/coach/point of contact with the group.

If you are interested I will email you a copy of our Non-profit Volunteer Food Service Agreement for your review, along with the Bulls Schedule.

Contact: Susie Gray, Skating Director, Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena,




AmeriCorps Members

Description: YWCA Central Alabama AmeriCorps program is looking for dedicated women and men interested in a year of full-time, paid community service. Qualified applicants interested in serving through the YWCA’s Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program are welcomed to apply. Remaining positions include opportunities to serve in Birmingham and Pell City.  Available YWCA AmeriCorps positions: YWCA After School Enrichment Program, Build UP Ensley, Firehouse Shelter, Kikstart, Inc., Our Place-Pell City

Notes: AmeriCorps positions start in September and conclude August 31, 2021. All positions are full-time, Monday through Friday during normal business hours.  Benefits include: Stipend of $1200/month (pre-taxes). An educational award of $6000+ upon completion. Student loan forbearance and interest accrual. An opportunity to serve with some of Birmingham’s premier nonprofit organizations. Extensive personal and professional development.

More Info/To Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to: Phone calls are discouraged. Contact: Angela Abdur-Rasheed, Director of AmeriCorps, 205-322-9922 ext.206,, YWCA Central Alabama, 309 23rd Street North Birmingham, Alabama 35203


Patient Volunteer

Description: Volunteer to provide great customer service by interacting with visitors and escort them to their destination at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, Alabama.  Schedule: 4 hours per week.

Qualifications: Self Motivated, Great Communicator, Be able to do a lot of walking

More Info/To Apply: Contact Lisa Driver,



Hospice Volunteer

Description: A Hospice Volunteer is such an important role to our hospice here at Comfort Care. Whatever your talents, interests, and skills, Hospice has a need that you can fill using them. Hospice volunteers visit with patients, make crafts for or with patients, attend special events, help with projects, address cards/ letters, assist in answering phones, recruit other volunteers, send out surveys, provide relief to caregivers of patients, assist with housekeeping, plant a garden or flowers, and many more! Consider this opportunity and take action by volunteering with us!  Hours per week/Salary: Dependent upon student availability.

Qualifications: Must be 18 years old or older (Junior Volunteer must be 14 years old or older). Satisfactory completion of the Hospice training course. Must hold a valid current Alabama Driver's License and Automobile Liability Insurance. Humanitarian attitude and an understanding of hospice philosophy. Acceptance of the goals, mission, and philosophy of Comfort Care Hospice.


More Info/To Apply: Contact Quincy Thompson,


AmeriCorps Member

About: The Impact America Corps Program is a yearlong service and leadership program designed to place talented, committed recently college graduates directly into communities of need. Corps members plan and execute FocusFirst, a high-tech vision care initiative; SaveFirst, a tax-preparation initiative; and SpeakFirst, an academic-debate initiative. They also produce and edit a short film portraying a family living at or near the poverty line. Corps Members learn about poverty through lenses of education, health, and economics—while making a real difference in the lives of families facing poverty’s challenges.


Description: Conduct (and lead students as they conduct) vision screenings for preschoolers using high-tech digital screening cameras. Assist in processing vision-screening results to ensure high-quality follow-up care is provided to all children failing the screenings. Obtain certification as an IRS Advanced Tax Preparer. Train college students on tax law and manage their service at community-based sites. Implement marketing strategies to encourage families to utilize free tax preparation. Serve as a debate coach and mentor for middle schoolers (AL only). Learn how to use film equipment and editing software. Conduct an interview and produce a short film sketching the unique story of a family living at or near the poverty line.

Benefits: Monthly stipend. $5,815 education award (available at year's end). Health insurance. Mileage reimbursement. Lodging & meals during overnight trips. On-going professional development and training.

To Apply: Submit a resume and transcript at


Car Attendees

Description: Seeking volunteers to be car attendees helping families and to drive the train for the North Pole Express (train to meet Santa). Must become a member in order to volunteer.

More Info/To Apply: Email info@hodrrm.og


Volunteer Mentor

Description: Volunteer as a mentor for elementary and middle school youth discuss topics such as self-esteem, teamwork, bullying, conflict resolution, decision making, social development and family.

More Info/To Apply: Contact Program Manager, Celie Hodnett, 205.324.2434 x105, email:



Description: Compiling informational packets, organizing donations, assist with fundraisers, organize a drive for a wish list items general repairs, participate in social media videos, bravery messages for kids Junior Advisory Board

More info/To Apply: Contact (205) 669-3333 or