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Summer Service Opportunities

Check out these wonderful opportunities to serve this summer! 

ABF - American Baseball Foundation

In its 23rd year in offering the ABF BASIC program to under-served children, the American Baseball Foundation seeks to improve reading and math through the vehicle of sports. Students in the two ABF summer programs rotate from a reading or math station related to sports to a sport-skill station—soccer, volleyball or baseball/softball every fifty minutes during a 6.5 hour day, for one month.  

The Central Alabama programs for 2019 are 4-week sessions filled with ports and reading/math, soccer, softball/baseball, volleyball for girls & boys ages 7 - 14.

Sessions:

June 4 - June 29 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Split venue program:
June 4 - June 15 at John Carroll Catholic High School
June 18 - June 29 at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium

ABF needs are:

  • Soccer instructor for one of the programs.
  • Experience in teaching youth soccer and desire to help children are requirements.
  • Volunteers for at least one day for both programs. 
  • In general JCCHS volunteers need three days to fulfill their annual services requirements.
 

Requirements:

  • Volunteers below 18 years of age need to take the two-hour child protection course  (free) on the Diocese of Birmingham website.
  • Volunteers 18 years of age and any instructional staff must allow the ABF to make a police background check and also take the child protection course.
 

Contact:  
David Osinski
(205)558-4235
abf@asmi.org

A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club

Individual volunteers serve as support staff, lending a hand to help facilitate after-school programs and activities that enrich the lives of our Club members.
 
205-923-3377

Bell Center

Since 1984, The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs has provided quality early intervention services in a center-based program in Birmingham.
 
They have limited spots available for students to volunteer this summer!
 
Contact:
 
*Complete the Bell Center Summer Volunteer Application located on the right sidebar of this page.

Habitat for Humanity - Students for Change

Students for Change is designed to give students ages 14-22 an opportunity to serve in our community during summer break. No prior construction experience necessary. A trained Habitat Construction Site Supervisor will be on site offering instruction, safety orientation, and guidance throughout the project. Anticipated tasks will be painting, landscaping, and much more!

You will receive notification of your job site assignment, site supervisor, and contact information by email each Tuesday before your shift. Bottled water, tools and safety equipment are provided. Wear clothes you don't mind getting paint on, closed toe shoes, and bring a lunch. A signed waiver is required for all volunteers ages 14-17. Please bring waiver (signed by a parent/guardian) to your first day of service. 

A Letter of Service documenting your hours is available by request at the end of the summer. YOU MUST SIGN IN AND OUT ON THE JOB SITE DURING EACH SHIFT TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR YOUR HOURS. Registering online will not serve as proof of attendance, it will only hold your spot for the day. ​
 
CLICK HERE for more information!

Mitchell's Place

Mitchell’s Place specializes in improving the lives of children affected by autism and other developmental disabilities. We use quality diagnostic, educational and therapeutic services provided by highly skilled therapy teams to unlock each child’s potential. These teams work to remediate social, communicative, adaptive and academic functioning while simultaneously reducing and decelerating maladaptive behavior.  
 
Mary Vintson
Director of Advancement
 

Special Equestrians

Special Equestrians is a therapeutic horseback riding program located on the campus of Indian Springs School, is looking for new volunteers from the community for the 2019 Summer Season. The program serves over 100 children and adults with physical, cognitive, and emotional special needs each week through equine assisted activities. Volunteers serve as sidewalkers, walking next to riders and supporting them during therapeutic riding lessons. Advanced opportunities working with the horses are also available for seasoned and experienced volunteers. This is a great opportunity for service hours for students 14 and older!

Special Equestrians New Volunteer Training sessions will take place on the following dates. Interested persons may contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteer@specialequest.org.

May 22nd 5-7pm

June 26th 5-7pm

*New volunteers only need to attend one session.

YouthServe

YouthServe’s Urban Service Camp is a five-day residential summer camp in downtown Birmingham. We bring together a diverse group of youth, ages 13 -18, to get to know each other as well as our city.
 
Email Contact:
 
CLICK HERE to visit their website for more information.

Lakeshore Foundation

Assist in sports with physically handicapped children, as well as special events and touraments.  Age requirement 16 years old.  
 
Contact: 
Amy Belcher  205-313-7432

Oaks on Parkwood

Work with elderly patients doing crafts, visiting, and other activities.  
 
Address:
2651 Laurel Oak Drive, 
Bessemer 35022
 
Contact:
Corderius Smith  (205)497-4579