Please read the list of opportunities below and click the one you would like to volunteer for or click the button below. You will be taken to the Meet the Need website where you will put a check mark in the box beside the opportunity you would like to volunteer for. Then click the NEXT button at the top of the list on the right side.
Valentine's Party for Families at New Futures
Project Champions: Cherie Teater, email@example.com,256-883-0801 and Elizabeth McDonald, firstname.lastname@example.org,256-534-3228
Help children and their parents celebrate Valentine’s with a Valentine’s party with paper crafts for children and parents, followed by pizza and cookies. There are five different sign-up listings based on what the volunteers can bring.
Location: New Futures, Inc., 3419 Venona Avenue, Huntsville,AL 35810
Tayna Rains, Director
Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 NOON
*Bring 2 dozen cookies or 24 pieces of valentine candy (3 volunteers needed)
*Bring a large container of Hawaiian Punch (1 volunteer needed)
*Bring Valentine’s-themed paper plates, cups, and napkins for24 (1 volunteer needed)
*Bring red, pink, and white construction paper, paper doilies, glue sticks, crayons, etc. (4 volunteers needed)
*Bring face-painting kit and paint faces (2 volunteers needed)
Greenhouse Seed Planting for First Stop
Project Champion: Dick Titus, email@example.com, 256-653-1937
Plant seeds and work in the First Stop greenhouse.
Location: 206 Stokes Street, Huntsville, AL
Tim Talley, First Stop contact, 256-874-0558
www.firststop.org First Stop: Paving a continuous path from homelessness to independent,sustainable living
Time: 9:00 a.m.-NOON
*All supplies and equipment provided.
GIRLS’ DAY with Girls from Scottsboro’s United Methodist Children’s Home
Champion: Bethany Harrison Sneed, firstname.lastname@example.org,256-533-7711
Spend 3-4 hours of quality time in Huntsville with five teenage girls from the Scottsboro UM Children’s Home. Meet at the church for a quick service project (provided) with the girls in the Fellowship Hall. Then take the girls out to brunch and mani-pedis. No supplies needed. You will provide your transportation to brunch and activity.
The girls are active insports, band, and the local youth group. Some of the girls work part-time jobsand one of the girls is attending classes at a local community college.
Location: Meet at Huntsville First Fellowship Hall.
Melissa Bynum, Program Manager
Time: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Volunteer at Manna House
Champion: Don Riley, email@example.com, 256-883-1025
Work at Manna House, a public charity that provides food assistance to those in need. Our Saturday opportunities include the following: bag diapers, bathroom tissue, wipes, and pet food; organize and sort children’s and the adults’ clothing areas; organize, sort and clean hygiene area; organize and clean backpacks area, prayer room, hospice shelves, and general storage areas; organize and clean dessert serving area and food distribution area.
Location: Manna House
2110 Memorial Parkway SW
Warehouse Building located in the North end of the Office Depot parking lot.
Fran Fluhler, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Manna House website: mymannahouse.com
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
*No equipment or supplies are required, but if any volunteers would like to bring brooms and cleaning supplies, they will be put to use and any supplies that are not used will be donated to Manna House for future use or for Manna House clients.
Huntsville Hospital Thank-you Baskets, Token Give-outs, and Waiting Room Treats
Champion: Donna Payne, email@example.com
In advance: make large gift baskets filled with healthy and fun treats for the nursing stations at Huntsville Hospital. Bring them to the church office between February 1 and February 7. Deliver baskets to various locations at the hospital on Saturday. Give out tokens for the parking garage. Shop for, pack in coolers, and serve treats in the lobby, making small crosses and church brochures available.
The hospital is an equalizer, bringing people together who are hurting, scared, joyful, in grief, and feeling helpless and hopeless. Those whose spirits are uplifted are better able to face their difficult situations and help their loved ones. And those who contribute are blessed in their efforts. They will want to look for more opportunities to show God’s love to others.
Meet at the church at 10:00 a.m., get delivery items and instructions, and go to Huntsville Hospital
Location: various locations at Huntsville Hospital
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
*Needed: transportation from the church to Huntsville Hospital.
Serve Taco Lunch at Pathfinder Halfway House
Champion: Finise Crosby, firstname.lastname@example.org, 256-404-8148
Give the men in recovery at Pathfinder a homemade meal and a time of socializing, hope, and ministry. Pathfinder is a non-profit residential rehabilitation program for men who are serious about recovering from their drug and alcohol addictions. Meet at Pathfinders at 11:30 a.m. to set up the taco bar, and then start serving lunch around noon. You will be providing taco meat, cheese, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, chips, sour cream, salsa, desserts, drinks, and paper products for 40-50 people.
3104 Ivy Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35805
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
*Contact Finise Crosby to discuss what items you will furnish.
Serve Taco Lunch at Stepping Stones Halfway House for Women
Treat the women in recovery at Stepping Stones a homemade meal and a time of socializing, hope, and ministry. Stepping Stones is a non-profit residential rehabilitation program for women who are serious about recovering from their drug and alcohol addictions. Meet at Stepping Stones at 11:30 a.m. to set up the taco bar, and then start serving lunch around noon. You will be providing taco meat, cheese, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, chips, sour cream, salsa, desserts, drinks, and paper products for 25-30 people.
Location: Stepping Stones
3001 9th Avenue SW
Huntsville, AL 35805
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
*You will be contacted to discuss what items you will furnish.
Work for the Lord at Lincoln Village
Champion: Lee Rhoads, email@example.com, 256-683-1811, and Warne Heath
The mission of LincolnVillage Ministry is to share the transforming power of the Gospel of Christ and to serve through educating, sheltering, comforting, and equipping the Lincoln Community for Christ and His glory. Educating children includes the LittleLinc, Lincoln Academy, Lincoln Launch, Learning Lab, Camp LEAD and assisting the public schools in our community. In addition, LincolnVillage Ministry restores houses to provide an affordable and safe environment. The Field Staff disciples neighborhood residents and families of students. Financial/budgeting, healthcare, and mental health services are a few of the resources available to residents.
1110 Meridian Street
Lakshmi Nallamala, ExecutiveDirector
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Build a Wheelchair Ramp for CASA
Champion: Johnny Ozier, firstname.lastname@example.org
Build a wheelchair ramp for a senior citizen. The ramp has been custom designed for the client. Meet on Wednesday night, February 6, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the CASA warehouse to pre-cut and pre-build part of the ramp. Meet at the client’s home Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. to complete the build.
Wheelchair ramps provide CASA clients the mobility necessary for safely entering and leaving their homes, while promoting a sense of independence and freedom and access to the outside world. Clients also know that there are people in the community who truly care about their well-being.
Location: CASA WAREHOUSE—Wednesday, February 6
1320 Grace Street
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
CLIENT’S HOME—Saturday, February 9--to be announced
Johnie M. Keeter, Services Coordinator, 256-533-7775, ServicesCoordinator@vasamadisoncty.org
Time: February 6 at CASA 6:00 - 8:00 pm
February 9 at CLIENT'S HOME 9:00 am
*Supplies needed: gloves, hammer, power screw gun with a T-25 bit and a spare battery, if possible
Children First Packing
Champion: Melea Horton, email@example.com, 256-200-0935
Help Children First pack food and prepare bags for the weekend for students at Morris K-8 and learn more about this home-grown mission, started by Huntsville First members. This is a great opportunityfor children, parents, and grandparents to serve together.
Location:Huntsville FUMC Fellowship Hall
Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Visit Our Homebound Church Members
Champion: Pat McCrory, firstname.lastname@example.org, 256-426-3799
Be the bright spot in someone’s day on Saturday. Pair up with another volunteer and visit some of our homebound church members at facilities like Brookdale, Elmcroft, Magnolia Trace, and Thrive. Take them some chocolates or a Valentine treat of your choice.
Meet at the Fellowship Hall at 10:00 a.m. and get your assignment.
Location: Various locations like Brookdale, Elmcroft, Magnolia Trace, and Thrive
Time: 10:00 am
*You will need transportation and some Valentine treats to give to the persons you visit.
Adopt a Flood Bucket, Fill It and Return It by Thurs., Feb. 7
Champion: Marti Stone, email@example.com, 256-651-5989
Take a Disaster Relief Flood Bucket home with you between now and February 8 and fill it with the requested items. Bring it back to the church by Saturday, February 9, at 11;00 a.m. This is a great project to do with children, parents, and grandparents or with your Sunday School class or small group.
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 11:00 a.m. turn-in
*Pick up a Flood Bucket with a list of items to fill it with at the church.
Assemble Hygiene Kits for Disaster Relief
Champion: Joyce Stringfellow, Donorjoyce@comcast.net (256) 882-9987
Meet in the Fellowship Hall at 10:00 a.m. and assemble hygiene kits as requested by UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief).
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Play BINGO with Veterans at Tut Fann Veterans Home
Champions: Cary Gibbs, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Jerry Fishback
Honor our veterans who are at the Tut Fann VeteransHome. Visit with them, listen to their stories, and play BINGO. You will even be awarding prizes to the winners and handing out Valentines made bythe children at Huntsville First to our veterans. Meet our group in the outer lobby at Tut Fann at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Floyd E. Tut Fann Veterans Home
2701 Meridian Street N.
Huntsville, AL 35811
Time: 10:00 am
Champions: Bart Smith
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Give Blood at the Church
Champions: Kathy Rains, email@example.com,256-461-1216, and Richard Webb, firstname.lastname@example.org,661-547-7632
Get out of your seats and into the blood mobile! LifeSouth will have their blood mobile parked on Greene Street between the historic sanctuary and the Wesley Worship Center on Saturday, February 9, from 9:00 AM until 1:00PM. In as little as 30 to 45 minutes you can save up to 6 lives! No experience necessary. Donors must be 17 or older (16 with written parental consent), must weigh 110 pounds or more, and must have a photo I.D.with them at the time the donation is made. All donors will receive a recognition item.
**For this opportunity you will be directed to a sign up sheet or you can contact Kathy Rains or Richard Webb. Please put your name in a time slot that works best for you. Two (or three) people can sign up for one 15-minute time slot. If you have trouble signing up for a time slot, please email Kathy Rains at email@example.com.