Organization: NorthStar Soccer Ministries
Office address: 700 8th Avenue West Birmingham, AL 35204 (location will vary based on where you volunteer)
Contact: Soccer Coach during the week or Game Day on Saturday Soccer contact: email@example.com
Outreach/Administrative Volunteers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: Jones Valley Teaching Farm
Address: 701 25th Street North Birmingham, AL Website: https://jvtf.org/visit-volunteer/
Contact: 205-453-7268 or email@example.com
Times: Seasonal Open Volunteer Hours 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays March – November (vary depending with weather)
Requirements: Sign waiver and closed-toe shoes. Water and hat recommended
Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters
Address: 1901 14th Ave S Birmingham, AL 35205
Website: http://www.bbbsbhm.org/get-involved/volunteer-enrollment-process/ Contact: 205-939-5590
Requirements: Attend information meeting, fill out Application, Background check, and training Also offers E-mentoring
Organization: Desert Island Supply Co.
Description: The Desert Supply Co. offers in-school and after-school programs and workshops to children in the Birmingham area and runs a store that supports these programs. Volunteers can assist with children’s programming or the store’s operation.
Address: 5500 First Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35212
Contact: complete online form
Additional Requirements: submit to a background check
How to Volunteer: complete online form
Hours: during and immediately following the school day (programming suspended due to COVID-19)
Organization: Sozo Trading Co.
Description: Sozo Trading Co. is a thrift store funding Sozo Children, a non-profit organization benefiting children in Uganda. Volunteers help organization donations and keep the store in order.
Address: 4 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Phone Number: (205) 703-0553
How to Volunteer: call (205) 703-0553 to set up a time
Hours: Monday–Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Organization: Unless U
Description: Unless U provides programming to individuals with special needs. Volunteers can assist staff and students with daily activities and events such as field trips and fine arts performances.
Address: 2017 Columbiana Road, Birmingham AL 35216
Additional Requirements: complete a volunteer application, agree to a volunteer code of conduct, and submit to a background check
Volunteer Code of Conduct:
How to Volunteer: email forms and ID to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 7:15am – 6:00pm
Organization: Ronald McDonald House
Description: Ronald McDonald House provides services to children who are receiving medical treatment at local hospitals and their families.
Address: 1700 4th Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone Number: (205) 638-7255
Additional Requirements: volunteering suspending during COVID-19 (still accepting donations)
How to Volunteer: volunteering suspending during COVID-19 (still accepting donations)
Hours: volunteering suspending during COVID-19 (still accepting donations)
Organization: The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham
Description: The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham provides services including food, clothing, shelter, and assistance with essential utilities to individuals in need in the greater Birmingham area. Volunteers can assist with the Clothing Closet and Marketplace food distribution.
Address: Center of Hope, 2015 26th Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35234
Volunteer Contact: Victoria Salinas, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone Number: (205) 328-0743
Additional Requirements: N/A
How to Volunteer: complete online volunteer application and sign up for a shift online
Clothing Closet: Fridays 8:45 am – 11:45 am
Marketplace: Wednesdays 8:45 am – 12:45 pm
Organization: First Light
Description: First Light provides homeless women and their children with shelter, food, and other services. Volunteers can assist with meals, overnight routines, and special activities and events.
Address: 2230 Fourth Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Volunteer Contact: Deborah Everson, Director of Volunteer Services
Phone Number: (205) 323-4277
Additional Requirements: for overnight volunteers – female volunteers preferred
How to Volunteer: complete online volunteer interest form
Hours: all hours depending on activity
Organization: YWCA Central Alabama
Description: YWCA Central Alabama provides housing, child development services, domestic violence services, and other services. Volunteers can assist with after-school children’s programming, domestic violence services, the career clothes closet, and special events.
Address: 309 23rd Street N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Volunteer Contact: Valerie Johnson, Volunteer and Special Projects Manager
Phone Number: (205) 322-9922
Additional Requirements: complete orientation offered monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. and may also be required to submit to a background check
How to Volunteer: call (205) 322-9922 or email email@example.com
In-Person Volunteering: in-person volunteering suspending during COVID-19
Remote Volunteering: opportunities listed on
Hours: in-person volunteering suspended during COVID-19