Madison County is has many volunteering opportunities across the county. Huntsville, Alabama is host to a variety of choices. Whether you enjoy helping people, animals, or land there is always a place for you to share your time and expertise. Some opportunities are continuous service whereas others are part-time or annual. So it does not matter what your schedule is, there is something for everyone.
Huntsville Hospital is home to the largest volunteer staff in the state of Alabama. Without the volunteers, Huntsville Hospital admits they wouldn't be able to function. Some of the volunteer positions include General Office Assistant, Patient Escorts and Assistants, Critical Care Waiting Room, Gift Shop, and Information Clerks. If you are interested in volunteering you can apply online and be assigned to a volunteer coordinator.
Habitat for Humanity of Madison County is always looking for volunteers to help with a variety of projects. These projects include construction crew, serving lunches, helping in the store, family services, and so much more. Volunteering is available for individuals as well as groups. Their goal is to help put an end to poverty by helping create affordable homes for families.
The Huntsville-Madison County Library has two types of volunteers. One is considered Star Volunteers. These are the volunteers that truly volunteer their time to the community on a frequent basis. Another type of volunteer at the library is Community Service volunteers and is generally court ordered to do so. All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and can fill out an application at any branch in Madison County.
This another great place to volunteer your time. You can choose to volunteer to work with the animals or choose activities where you won't come in direct contact with the animals. As far as age requirements are concerned; teens between the age of 12-14 can volunteer but only if they have an adult volunteer with them. If you are interested in volunteering with Animal Services, you can contact the Humane Educator at (256) 883-3794.
Located at 2300 South Memorial Parkway, the Manna House is a community outreach of The Rock. The Manna House provides food, clothes, and more to needy families with a no questions asked approach. They are always looking for volunteers to help sort clothes and hand out food on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Try to arrive between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm to help get things ready to open the doors between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm. Volunteers range in age. Most volunteer are adults with their children and teen groups.
Perhaps you would like to mentor a child? There is a long waiting list of children looking for a Big Brother or Big Sister. Unfortunately, there aren't too many adults willing to volunteer. Many of these children come from broken homes and live in poverty.
Each year Panoply needs 2,000 volunteer to help make it a success. Panoply is an arts festival that occurs each April in Big Spring International Park. So if you would like to do some volunteering but don't have the time to do it frequently, this may be of interest to you. Panoply comes around once a year and by volunteering you will be helping the community as well as receiving free admission for the day you volunteer. If you are interested, visit the website or call (256) 519-2787 if more information on how you can volunteer your time.
Sci-Quest is a hands-on science museum for kids. They are always looking for volunteers ages 14 and older who love science and willing to help enrich the learning experience of children. There are several volunteering positions available such as a Sci-Guide, Program Assistant, Office Assistant, Party Helper, and much more. There is a volunteer application at their website that you could print off and send in. If you have any questions you can contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (256) 837-0606.
The Huntsville Land Trust is always looking for teens and adults to volunteer with the many projects needed to be done to keep the land looking great. They also have a variety of events each year that is only a success do to dedicated people willing to volunteer. Aside from volunteering outdoors, there are indoor positions as well. For more information, take a look at their website or call Kim at (256) 534-5263.
If you are interested in helping build character in the youth of Huntsville through Christian principles, the Rocket City Students is looking for volunteers. Rocket City Students is the vision of Lee and Robyn Barnett to help build faith in our city's youth. They also work with local churches and offer training to ministers. For more information visit their website or email Lee Barnett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CASA is the Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound. Individuals and groups are welcome to volunteer by helping the elderly and homebound with minor home repairs, grocery shopping, medicine delivery, lawn care, and more. For more information on how you can help touch the lives of others, call Amber at (256) 533-7775.
Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are always looking for individuals to help mentor boys and girls. Volunteers are crucial to both organizations. Troop and Den leaders are in high demand as well as people to assist them. Both organizations focus on character development, values-based learning, and community work. If you are interested in helping children you can visit the Girl Scouts of North Alabama website or the Boy Scouts of America website.