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Birmingham Area Opportunities

Working Outdoors

Organization: NorthStar Soccer Ministries

Office address: 700 8th Avenue West Birmingham, AL 35204 (location will vary based on where you volunteer)

Phone: 205-322-9296


Contact: Soccer Coach during the week or Game Day on Saturday Soccer contact:

Outreach/Administrative Volunteers:


Organization: Jones Valley Teaching Farm

Address: 701 25th Street North Birmingham, AL Website:

Contact: 205-453-7268 or

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


Children Organizations

Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Address: 1901 14th Ave S Birmingham, AL 35205

Website: 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)

Miscellaneous Organizations

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 Application: f3ef71da3dd8a6.pdf

Volunteer Code of Conduct: b35fa41bb964353.pdf

How to Volunteer: email forms and ID to

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

In-Person Volunteering: in-person volunteering suspending during COVID-19

Remote Volunteering: opportunities listed on ss

Hours: in-person volunteering suspended during COVID-19