Volunteers Needed to Build a Stronger Community

On June 6, United Way’s Hands On Birmingham will join hundreds of communities around the world to mobilize volunteers with its annual Day of Action sponsored by EBSCO Industries.

The day begins at  9:00 am with volunteers from four United Way affinity groups: the Tocqueville Society, Women United, Young Philanthropists and 50 Year Donors assembling senior care kits for Meals on Wheels clients at the New Hope Senior Center, 1310 17th Way SW, Birmingham, AL 35211.

Hands on Birmingham still needs 125 additional volunteers to participate in eight other projects at local nonprofit agencies.  To volunteer as an individual or organization, visit www.handsonbirmingham.org, email  info@handsonbirmingham.org or call 205.251.5849.

Volunteers may choose from projects such as cleaning and organizing books for Better Basics, sorting food donations for the Community Food Bank of Central Al and cleaning the trails at Red Mountain State Park. Other volunteer locations include the Salvation Army, United Community Center, J.S. Abrams Elementary School and the ACIPCO/Finley neighborhood.

Hands On Birmingham, a United Way initiative, connects people with organized and meaningful volunteer opportunities to help bring about positive social change in their communities.  Hands On Birmingham sponsors over 150 projects throughout the year and plans and implements large scale community projects and days of service to include: MLK Day, Family Volunteer Day, Project Homeless Connect, Day of Caring and 9/11 Week of Service and Remembrance.