UAH provides service opportunities for students that promote development of life skills that prepares successful citizens of the world.
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: email@example.com
Sci-Quest - Parents Night Out
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.artshuntsville.org/our-programs/panoply-arts-festival/ or call 256-519-2787 to register today.
To Volunteer - please contact Camille Solley by phone 256-533-1642-Extension 103 or by email email@example.com.
Burritt on the Mountain
Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain: GRAND OPENING! Saturday, March 22: Help kick off this exciting new adventure on the mountain that’s based on the 1830 Alabama Gold Rush (yes, there WAS an Alabama gold rush!). Dress in the historic clothing to volunteer as an 1800s interpreter in the Historic Park (costumes provided). Work the mining sluice, churn butter, card wool, greet guests, play historic games with kids, and more! Gold Mountain continues through September, so you can volunteer Tuesday - Sunday all the way to Labor Day! If you enjoy history, being outdoors, and working with kids, then you’re a perfect fit for Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain. Historic costumes are provided.
Gold Mountain Adventure! Nature Rangers Spring Camp!!!: Camp counselors are needed (ages 15+) for our spring break kids' camp, Monday-Friday, March 24-28. Two shifts are available each day (8:30am-2:30pm or 1:45pm-5:30pm), or we’ll work with your schedule. Required orientation is Saturday, March 15, from 10-11am, or Thursday, March 20, from 4-5pm.
Spring Farm Days: Spring Farm Days will have an old-fashioned county fair theme this year on April 5, & 6, Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers are needed for Historic Park tasks such as butter churning, wool-washing, running errands, playing historic games, and more! Historic costumes are provided.
Earth Day: Volunteers are needed from 10am to about 4pm. Shifts can be from 10-1 and 1-4, or just let us know when you’re available. This is a great opportunity to earn service hours! Volunteers will stroll through the Historic Park demonstrating simple historic tasks such as rug beating, butter churning, and playing horseshoes, marbles, and sack races. Historic costumes provided.
Easter event: Saturday, April 19. Volunteers needed from 11am - 3pm to help with crafts, games, handing out eggs, and more. Historic costumes are provided.
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!
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.
Volunteers will be helping to save the lives of animals in our
Teach For America
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