Ways to Give Back This Spring
Down here in Lower Alabama we love to give. No matter the need we are there to hand out food, money and our time. Volunteering is a great way to help those in the community who need an extra helping hand. Give your time this spring to any one of these worthy causes.
Ronald McDonald House volunteers truly make a difference in the lives of families with children receiving care at the University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital. Volunteers have a variety of opportunities to help including providing a meal to the families, assisting with in-house duties and volunteering in the Ronald McDonald House Family Room.
Give your time while helping clean and keep the Mobile waterways beautiful by volunteering with the Mobile Baykeeper. This organization has events throughout the year and is in need of volunteers to help with community cleanups, fundraising and office work.
Every summer, Camp Rap-A-Hope provides a week full of outdoor summer activities for children diagnosed with cancer. Because no child battling the disease should miss out on the fun, volunteers are needed for a variety of activities planned. Counselors and lifeguards are needed for the first week of June. Volunteer opportunities are also available throughout the year as well.
If you’re handy with a hammer (or not but it’s probably better if you at least know what one is), then volunteer your time with Habitat of Humanity of Southwest Alabama. This organization provides affordable and sustainable housing for people in the community. Organize your friends and coworkers for a day of homebuilding or help the staff at the organization’s ReStore shop.
Volunteering with the Mobile SPCA is more than just playing with all the adorable puppies and kitties that are available for adoption. There is a lot of help needed to care for the animals but it’s rewarding and fun. Volunteers can help with the organization’s bake sale, adoption clinics, kennel cleaning, office work and fundraising.
Feeding the Gulf Coast has several ways for you to get involved with the organization. There is always a need for warehouse and office help as well as community food drives.
Make a difference in a child’s life by offering your time at the Boys and Girls Club of South Alabama. There are many ways to help out including tutoring, chaperoning field trips, assisting the front desk and you can even coach a sports team!
Use your skills and abilities to help the homeless at the Waterfront Mission. This organization makes a huge impact in our community by providing food, clothing and encouragement for the those who have fallen on hard times. Volunteers are welcomed to organize canned food and essential items for the nonprofit.
Give your time while helping others and you’ll see the ripple effect on your community. You will not only help those in need but you inspire others to do the same.