Local nonprofit agencies are looking for volunteers to fill the community’s needs. A list of different agencies is published every other week. Email Volunteer requests to myra.arnold@TimesDaily.com. Include a complete address — street number and name and city — with all locations, along with a daytime telephone number or email address for publication.

• Memory Meal — The Salvation Army requests volunteers bring a meal in memory of a loved one to the Center of Hope at 1601 Huntsville Road, Florence, about 5 p.m. to feed 30-plus homeless people. For details, call 256-764-4432.

• Coast Guard Auxiliary — Volunteers are needed to become members to teach safe boating classes, perform vessel safety checks and distribute safety material to marinas and boat dealers in an effort to make waterways safer. betttjack@att.net

• Shoals Habitat for Humanity ReStore — The Shoals Habitat for Humanity ReStore appreciates volunteers. Volunteers provide support to Habitat ReStores in a wide variety of ways. ReStores strive to keep operating costs as low as possible to maximize the amount of money that goes directly to benefit your community, and volunteers are one of the ways to achieve this. Volunteers also help ensure every ReStore is a great experience for donors and shoppers. Volunteers can help by: creating decorative displays, DIY projects, customer service, stocking store shelves, unloading trucks, furniture repair and refurbishing, helping with donation pickups, pricing inventory, organizing the ReStore and the warehouse, cashier, sales floor associate, and merchandiser. shoalshabitat.org/volunteer

• Helen Keller Hospital — The department of volunteer services is seeking adult volunteers in several areas including: dial-a-volunteer errand service; emergency room information desk; and main lobby information desk. Volunteers work a minimum of one four-hour shift per week. Shifts: 8 a.m. to noon and noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The hospital is at 1300 S. Montgomery Ave., Sheffield. Details: Sharyn Blanton, benefits and volunteer manager, 256-386-4476

• Crossroad Community Outreach — The organization assists the homeless through its street outreach and a homeless day center which is open 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. These services include a safe place to go, food, water, necessities, clothing, crisis counseling & case management to include information & referral to help their clients obtain housing & other benefits they may qualify for. They also design and facilitate community events, programs and workshops geared to invoke social change and encourage individuals, families, community and economic development and growth. A food pantry is also available by appointment to anyone in need.Volunteers are needed for free community programs and events, street outreach, food pantry and homeless day center. Located at 318 S. Court St., Florence. Details: Dr. Kimberly Jackson, 256-284-2218, email: crossroadsagencyllc@gmail.com or websitecrossroadsco.org.

• Keller Hospice LHC of Tuscumbia — Volunteers are needed to serve as: patient volunteers, sitting with patient while caregiver runs errands; administrative volunteers, perform office type duties such as answering phones, making copies, filing; craft/hobbies volunteers, help patients with sewing, knitting, crafting, scrapbooking, etc.; and community outreach/event planning/fundraising volunteers, assist volunteer coordinator in planning local events/fundraisers that educate community about hospice, assist in fundraising events, and raise money for Hospice Promise Foundation. If making a donation to the foundation, 100% goes to patients and families. Office is at 1404 E. Avalon, Suite C, Tuscumbia. Barbara Johnson, 256-314-1204 or Barbara.Johnson3@LHCgroup.com

One Place of the Shoals — The organization provides victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, child physical and sexual abuse, and elder abuse with necessary services under one roof while ensuring the safety of victims. Volunteers are needed to answer phones, do clerical work, clean the building and assist with special events and fundraisers. Applications available at office, 200 W. Tennessee St., Florence. 256-284-7600

• Foster Grandparent Program — The program is accepting applications for ages 55 and older in Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale counties to work 15-40 hours weekly with special needs children in the school systems. Participants receive a small, nontaxed stipend twice a month, mileage reimbursement and lunch for each day of service. Stipend does not count as income according to Public Law 93-113 under Older Americans Act. Covered with accidental and personal liability insurance while working with program. Details: 256-332-6800

• Mama’s Educational Turtle Haven and Rescue — The chartered and not-for-profit program needs volunteers to bathe and oil large 200-pound tortoises, clean stalls in tortoise house, put down new bedding, transplant plants, weed, spray weed killer and clean water and food dishes. The haven accepts all turtles, well or sick. There is a drop bucket at the haven at 157 E. Lee Ave., Florence. Debbie Marsh, 256-217-9025

• Loaves and Fishes — The ministry operates four thrift stores in Colbert and Lauderdale counties. Each store needs volunteers to sort and hang donated clothing, stock shelves, assist customers, help with general cleaning and appearance of stores and sort clothing and items that have been donated. Volunteers are needed in the warehouse to assist clients carrying to and placing food in cars, assisting food staff in preparing distributions and loading and unloading trucks. In the warehouse offices, volunteers are needed to answer messages and schedule clients. Volunteers also are needed for prayer ministry to pray with clients. Dave Davis, 256-712-1835, or email dave.davis@loavesfishesshoals.org.

Lauderdale County Retired and Senior Volunteers — The program allows individuals ages 55 and older a chance to share their skills, talents, interest and knowledge through community service. RSVP needs volunteers to work with the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department, Lauderdale County District Attorney’s office, community centers, St. Vincent DePaul and the Help Center, etc. Volunteers are needed to answer the phones, greet visitors, file and do other clerical work. Sewing and quilting volunteers also needed. The RSVP office is in the City/County Government Building, next to Lauderdale County Courthouse, Suite 300, Florence. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 256-760-5888. Peggy Wallace, RSVP director.

Court-Appointed Special Advocate — CASA investigate cases involving abused and neglected children. Volunteers require no special background; interested individuals attend 30 hours of online and in-class training and spend an average of 5-10 hours per month working on the child’s behalf. After speaking with everyone who touches the life of the child, the volunteer reports to the judge and makes recommendations. CASA, 102 Jackson Court, Sheffield, AL 35660 or 256-765-0041

Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama — Individual or groups are needed to deliver meals to homebound individuals from 11 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for the Meals on Wheels Program. 256-766-4330

• Girl Scouts — The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama is looking for volunteers in various capacities within the non-profit organization. Opportunities in Lauderdale and Colbert Counties. Please contact Briana Butler at 256-764-0331 or bbutler@girlscoutsnca.org.


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