Service Opportunities

UAH provides service opportunities for students that promote development of life skills that prepares successful citizens of the world.

For a list of local contacts for volunteer opportunities click here.


VOLUNTEER CHARGERS is an organization of students at UAH that plan service opportunities that allow our students, faculty, and staff members to give back to the community. They also facilitate our annual Helping Hands for Huntsville event during the fall Week of Welcome and Can Creations during Homecoming week. Volunteer Chargers also plans our Alternative Fall and Spring Breaks, which provides a select number of students the opportunity to spend their breaks giving back to a community outside of Huntsville.

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You can also find us on Facebook at Volunteer Chargers and on Twitter @UAH_Volunteers.

Email us with your questions or feedback:



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Parents Night Out is a program we offer twice a month -1st Saturday and 3rd Friday of every month.  Parents drop their kids off for about 4 hours, and Sci-Quest provides activities and dinner for the children.  There are usually 50-70 kids for the night.  Volunteers are asked to help keep kids on task and out of trouble, as well as serve dinner.  To volunteer, please contact Stephanie Tolbert by email

Friday, April 25th - Parents' Night Out - 5:30-10pm
Theme:  Colorful Weather, children will explore meteorological phenomena that paint the sky!  Children will learn about auroras using an iPad and explore how they are formed and why they can be different colors.  Volunteers are needed to assist educators and children in the classrooms, monitor the exhibit floor and transition times, and serve dinner.

Check-in time for the kids begins at 5:30 pm.  Classes start at 6 pm with PNO running until 10pm.
Pizza will be available for volunteers after all children have eaten.

Saturday, May 10th - Hands-On Trucks - 9:30am-2:00pm
It’s time for our annual Hands-On Trucks event!  Visitors will be able to get behind the wheel and explore a variety of vehicles and meet the men and women who drive them!  Volunteers are needed to help with set-up/break-down, parking, and monitoring the exhibit floor.

May 28 to August 1 – SUMMER CAMPS!
We need volunteers for each camp to assist our educators in the classroom, monitor visitors on the exhibit floor, supervise children during before/after camp care, and help at station activity tables.

  • 5 Morning camp sessions from 8am to 12:30pm
  • 4-5 Afternoon camp sessions from 12pm to 4:30pm
  • Before Camp Care from 7:30am to 9am
  • After Camp Care from 4pm to 5:30pm

A detailed description with dates and times for each camp can be downloaded from our website at

If you are interested in volunteering, please send me the dates and times you are available, along with your grade range and camp preferences.  I will do my best to accommodate your request but please note that this is not always possible.

All summer camp volunteers are required to attend a short training/orientation session.  Choose ONE from the list below or by appointment.

  • Saturday, April 26 @ 10am
  • Saturday, May 17 @ 10am
  • Tuesday, May 27 @ 3pm

*Completed volunteer application on file*
*Mandatory training session*


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The Panoply Arts Festival, Huntsville’s largest downtown festival, needs you! Over 1,000 volunteers are needed for the event, held in Big Spring Park April 25-27. There are opportunities to help with interactive activities, work the gates, and more. Please visit The Arts Council’s website at or call 256-519-2787 to register today. 



Shred Day

The Better Business Bureau, along with others, sponsors Shred Day (Secure Your ID Day) on Saturday, April 26th from 9 to noon in the Davidson Center parking lot at the US Space and Rocket Center.
What this entails is: people drive up (like you are going through a drive through), open the back doors or trunk of their cars and volunteers reach in and get the bags or boxes of papers to be shredded. The papers are dumped into a bin. When the bins are full, they are dragged on wheels (these are like garbage cans) over to the shred truck where the papers are shredded on site.
Volunteer jobs are: directing traffic, greeting the public, taking papers out of cars and dumping into bins, pulling the bins over to the shred truck to shred the papers. The event is outside in the parking lot of the Davidson Center at the Space Center.
Volunteers can wear t shirts and pants / shorts and tennis shoes and bring a light jacket, depending on the weather.  There will be coffee, soft drinks, water and snacks available for the volunteers as a treat for their community service.

To Volunteer - please contact Camille Solley by phone 256-533-1642-Extension 103 or by email


Burritt on the Mountain

City Lights & Stars: Our Friday nights summer concert series begins May 9. Volunteers help direct cars in the parking lot from 5:30to 8/8:30pm. Concerts are May 9 & 23, June 13, July 4 & 25, and August 15. Parking positions are great for earning service hours, and you're welcome to enjoy the concert when your shift ends!

Email or call 256-533-1365
Shifts may vary, so please call or email for details.
Historic costumes are provided.

Downtown Huntsville - Huntsville Classic in support of the Huntsville Hospital Foundation

Thursday May 8 Doobie Brothers concert volunteer opportunities:

Decorations, 9am-12:  need 6
Clean up, 10:30: need 5
Sell centerpieces, 10:30:  need 8

Saturday May 10 RTJ golf tournament volunteer opportunities:

Set up dinner buffet, 1:00pm – 3:30pm, need:  15
Help serve dinner, 3:00pm – 5:30pm, need:  5
Breakdown buffet and dinner, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, need:  14

To register, click here!



SNAP | Spay/Neuter Action Project

SNAP  (Spay/Neuter Action Project) is a 501 c3 non-profit

organization that provides spay/neuter surgeries for pets of low income
families in order to lower the number of homeless animals killed in our
community. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities and would like
to let UAH students know about them.

We need help at our Thrift Shop. Some of the needs are sorting,
pricing, helping customers and picking up donations. (We provide the
van.) We're located at 2905 Bob Wallace Ave. Hours are 11:00 - 4:00
Tuesday through Saturday.

We also need help with adoption events.

Anyone who is interested can call 256-539-8163 and leave a message or
they can call our Thrift Shop directly at 256-535-6060.

Volunteers will be helping to save the lives of animals in our


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