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SEPTEMBER 2020

 

YWCA CENTRAL ALABAMA

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: americorps@ywcabham.org. Phone calls are discouraged. Contact: Angela Abdur-Rasheed, Director of AmeriCorps, 205-322-9922 ext.206, angelasar@ywcabham.org, YWCA Central Alabama, 309 23rd Street North Birmingham, Alabama 35203


SHELBY BAPTIST MEDICAL HOSPITAL

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, lisa.driver@bhsala.com

COMFORT CARE HOSPICE
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, qthompson@comfortcarehospice.org

IMPACT AMERICA

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 impactamerica.com/corps

HEART OF DIXIE RAILROAD MUSEUM

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
 

LINKS UP MENTOR PROGRAM

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: chodett@campfire-al.org
 

OWENS HOUSE

Volunteer

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 shelbycountycac@bellsouth.net