Volunteering is something I have always had a passion for. Growing up in a community where the spirit was instilled to give back and help out when needed, I developed a service heart. I have a spirit of giving and I do my best to utilize it as often as I can. Volunteerism is a service we value in our home, and we are teaching our children the same. Throughout the year, we spend time giving back to the community. Here are a few organizations you can consider serving.
3 Places to Volunteer as a Family in Birmingham
Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank
Bundles of Hope was established by a group of women who discovered a need for diapers in the Birmingham area. Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank provides diapers and wipes to families who are experiencing hardship. Back in March, a friend of mine invited me and my daughter to volunteer with Bundles of Hope. It was such a great experience to be able to give back with my daughter and the other group of moms and their daughters. We were able to bond with our daughters and also have a discussion about the importance of community service and diaper banks.
United Way of Central Alabama, Inc.
United Way has been around for years giving back to the community by providing resources to better serve others. They provide services such as food and shelter, assistance for veterans, and much more for those who are in urgent or temporary need during difficult times. The United Way has several opportunities to serve the community from their regularly scheduled events like Meals on Wheels to their yearly events like Santa’s Workshop. If you would like to browse some other opportunities to volunteer click here and type in your zip code.
Community Food Bank of Central Alabama
The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama is a foundation that serves individuals in the community who have a lack of food and household items. There are several opportunities to donate and volunteer. You and your family can serve by providing food items, donating a monetary gift, or giving your time to serve this mission and purpose. Other initiatives the Community Food Bank offers for you to get involved would be being a host of a food drive, inspecting the items, packing, and/or giving supplies. Check out their FAQ for more information.
With our world being in a global crisis, volunteering may be a little different. If you aren’t able to volunteer in person, there are still opportunities. Please visit the websites or contact those organizations if you are interested in volunteering in order to know how to prepare during this time. There are several areas to volunteer as a family in Birmingham and serve our community. Don’t hesitate to do more research to find the right opportunity for you and your family. Volunteering can be a great way to enjoy some family fun while giving back to the community.