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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Thursday's in Summer - Family Science Night 5:00-8:00pm​

Families are encouraged to come out and enjoy a night of science together! Volunteers are needed to help at station activity and game tables, assist with demonstrations, and interact with visitors on the exhibit floor.

Saturday, June 14th - Parents' Night Out 5:30-10:00pm
Theme: Rockets' Red Glare is the theme this month! Children will learn how rockets launch and make a rocket to take home. Children will learn how rockets launch and make a rocket to take home.  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 10 pm.  Pizza will be available for volunteers after all children have eaten.

June 16th to August 1st - Summer Camps at Sci-Quest!
Volunteers are still needed to assist our educators in the classroom, monitor visitors on the exhibit floor, supervise children during before/after camp care, or help at station activity tables. Next summer volunteer orientation is June 11th @ 11:00am or by appointment.

Volunteer slots are available Monday-Friday, shifts include:

Morning care- 7:30am-9:00am
Camp sessions 1- 8am-12:30pm
Camp sessions 2- 12:30pm-4:30pm
After care- 4:00pm-5:30pm
Or All Day!

Saturday & Sunday, June 14 & 15th - Science Weekends
This weekend and every weekend, Sci-Quest will be offering a variety of hands-on activities, shows, and learning labs for visitors. Volunteers are needed to assist at station activity tables and with demonstrations, as well as with monitoring the exhibit floor and Pre-K room.  A schedule of activities can be found here and will be updated weekly:

Friday, July 4th - ​Red, White, & Fun! 1:00-5:00pm​
​Visitors are invited to celebrate Independence Day at Sci-Quest and learn all about fireworks. Volunteers are needed to help at station activity tables.​


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.


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. 

They need help at their Thrift Shop located at 2905 Bob Wallace Ave. Some of the needs are sorting, pricing, helping customers and picking up donations. Hours are 11:00 - 4:00 Tuesday through Saturday.  They 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. You can also visit their website for more information:

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


Teach For AmericaTFA

Teach For America is building the national movement to change this. We know it’s possible to give all kids a great education and the opportunities that come with it. By teaching for two years in Teach For America’s corps, you will join thousands of leaders helping students in low-income communities make the academic progress that will expand their opportunities for the future. You’ll develop the leadership skills, insights, and commitment that will drive you to be a lifelong advocate for kids. And you’ll build relationships with fellow corps members and others in your community working to meet this challenge.

Hear from 2001 Teach For America corps member Hunter Pierson who currently works for one of our partners, Goldman Sachs, and works to improve the education in New Orleans on the board of a charter school organization:

You have the power to change things.  Open an application to the 2014 corps here:

 FIRST Application Deadline: August 16th, 2013

Initial online application is non-binding and brief – just a resume and short answer questions – so there’s still plenty of time to complete a strong application by next Friday. See full timeframe for all deadlines here:

There are several benefits to applying at this deadline

  • Greater likelihood of being placed in your top choice region and subject
  • Knowing you have a job for next year by November 1st
  • More time to prepare for your transition to Teach For America

To learn more, visit

Full salary and benefits. Federal student loans deferred. All majors and career backgrounds.