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Volunteering in West Alabama:

United Way of West Alabama will get you connected to our community through a choice of meaningful volunteer opportunities. Rock a baby, read to a child, paint a school, mentor a high school student, help a single mom…the opportunities to change a life in our community are endless. United Way of West Alabama will help you find the volunteer opportunity that is right for you. • Call United Way’s 2-1-1 to talk with someone who will search our database of volunteer opportunities for you. • Click here to search our online database yourself. Volunteer now.

Be a part of our Volunteer Allocations Team!

The 2014 Volunteer Allocation Team (VAT) of United Way of West Alabama is currently being formed. This Committee plays a vital part in the fulfillment of United Way’s mission, as they make important decisions about how the United Way’s money is spent in our community. By participating on the committee, not only will you meet some wonderful volunteers, but you will also become deeply aware of the services provided by a few of our agencies. Volunteering has never been easier. This year’s site visits will take place between April 2014 – June 2014. You are only committed to a 1 1/2 hour orientation-week 1, 2 hour pre-meeting-week 2 and 4 hours for site visits in 1 day-week 3 for a total of 8 hours. To Volunteer for the 2014 Volunteer Allocation Team click here. For questions or additional information please email Holly De Ramus Beck, Director of Allocations and Community Partnerships or call 345.6640.

ALABAMA HEAD INJURY FOUNDATION* Volunteers, 18 and over, to play games, socialize or share a special talent with clients. 205-823-3818
ALS (LOU GEHRIG DISEASE) Needs volunteers to help with the Walk to Defeat ALS taking place on April 30th. 1-800-664-1242
BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS* Desperately need adults, over 18 yrs., to mentor children in the program. There are also some volunteer opportunities available for high school students. Please call. 205-758-5734
COMPASSION COALITION OF TUSCALOOSA COUNTY Needs gently used blankets, quilts and white bath towels. Any size disposable baby diapers and a case of photocopy paper are also needed. Volunteers are also needed for this agency. Call for more information. 205-349-2797
EAST TUSCALOOSA SOUP BOWL Needs monetary donations and non-perishable food items 205-553-4588
HANNAH HOME/TUSCALOOSA Need clothing and furniture donations along with volunteers. Call for information. 205-553-0045
HERO (Hale Empowerment & Revitalization Organization) Needs volunteers.  Please call. 205-624-0842
TEMPORARY EMERGENCY SERVICES Non perishable FOOD ITEMS for the food closet needed all year long. Call for more specific information. VOLUNTEERS needed to help in Thrift Store and help make food bags for clients. 205-758-5535
THE ARC OF TUSCALOOSA* Volunteers needed to help with basic needs and social skills. 205-556-4900
THEATRE TUSCALOOSA Volunteers are accepted to help with shows. 205-391-2925
TUSCALOOSA’S ONE PLACE: FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER Needs Easter eggs and candy donations and need volunteers. Call for more information. 205-462-1000
WEST ALABAMA FOOD BANK Accepts non-perishable food donations from the public.  Contact for details 205-759-5519
*Indicates a United Way Member agency