April is national volunteer month! Here are some great options in Birmingham that can help you get more involved in volunteering and giving back to our community!
Helping out animals in need is a great way to get involved in the community. The humane society has general, youth, group, court-ordered, and home volunteering. They have many opportunities for all ages including teenagers. They have a Humane Teen Club that helps get kids and teens a chance to get some volunteer time. If you enjoy caring for furry friends, then this volunteering option might just be for you!
FeedBHM (Food Rescue Program):
Food insecurity is not only a problem we face in Birmingham but everywhere around the world. FeedBHM is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending hunger by rescuing food from local restaurants, grocers, and cafes and ending food waste. FeedBHM has many volunteer opportunities such as food box delivery drivers, making meals for families in crisis, food distribution, and more. In 1 hour, you can help fight food insecurity in Birmingham.
Fire Houses Shelter:
FireHouse Shelter is one of the many homeless shelters open to volunteering in Birmingham. The Firehouse Shelter now operates 6 facilities ranging from transitional housing, a Safe Haven for men with serious mental illnesses, and permanent supportive housing, to affordable low-income permanent housing in various neighborhoods throughout the Birmingham metro area. Jobs for volunteers would include cleaning, transportation drivers, cooking and serving meals, and kitchen help.
The Mcwane Center has many volunteer opportunities for not only adults but teens as well. They offer a variety of rewarding volunteer experiences such as acting as models and mentors guiding young campers in STEM-related activities, presenting hands-on science activities for public audiences, and experiencing public speaking, customer service, and leadership.