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American Red Cross: Frontline Families (FLF)


Event: My Little Lending Libraries Construction Project

Event Day/Date(s)/Time(s): Saturday, April 22 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Location:  5015 Woods Crossing Road, Red Cross, Montgomery, AL  36106
Purpose: Build 20 “My Little Lending Libraries” to help increase literacy, one lending library at a time.  Celebrating “Month of the Military Child”, the libraries will be donated to Maxwell Elementary, Ft Rucker Elementary School, and other local Elementary Schools on a first come first serve basis.

Volunteers Requested: 100
Duties/Tasks: Carpenters, painters, youth (hand prints on libraries)
Arrival Time: 10:00 a.m.
Age Requirements: Youth (12 and up) with parents
Special Skills: Will train volunteers on-site
Deadline to Sign Up: Saturday, April 15 2017

If interested or for more information, please contact;

 

Brenda Cherry, Brenda.cherry@redcross.org, 334-546-9501

Also, after signing up, please contact;

Ruben Aguilar, ruben.aguilar.ctr@maxwell.af.mil

 

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Gunter School Age Center: (Child and Youth Programs)

 

Event: Spring Carnival

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): Friday, April 28, 2017: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Location: 203 South Turner Blvd, Bldg. #854, Maxwell-Gunter Annex, AL 36114

Purpose: to celebrate the Month of the Military Child

 

Volunteers Requested: 10-13

Duties/Tasks: operating/monitoring games, face painting, bouncy houses

Arrival Time: 2:00 p.m.

Age Requirements: 18 years or older

Special Skills: N/A

Deadline to Sign Up: Monday, April 24, 2017

 

If interested or for more information, please contact;

 

James Traylor, james.traylor.1@us.af.mil, 334-416-1427

Also, after signing up, please contact;

Ruben Aguilar, ruben.aguilar.ctr@maxwell.af.mil

 

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Halcyon Elementary:

 

Event: Halcyon Elementary Spring Clean- Up Day

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): Saturday, April 29, 2017

Location: Halcyon Elementary, 7000 Parkview Drive Montgomery, Al 36117

Purpose: School Clean-up Campus Day

 

Volunteers Requested: 10-15

Duties/Tasks: Indoor/Outdoor work

     Outdoors: Build raised bed frames for 4th and 5th grade Vegetable Garden, cut grass, cut hedges, put out Pine straw, power

     wash sidewalks and re-do flower beds outside

 

     Indoors: Paint school hallways, classrooms and other inside school small projects

Arrival Time: 8:00 a.m.

Age Requirements: No Age Restrictions

Special Skills: N/A

Deadline to Sign Up:  Wednesday, April 26, 2017

 

If interested or for more information, please contact;

 

Paula Lyman, Clean Campus Chair

plyman2@myexcel.com, 334-354-0937

Also, after signing up, please contact;

Ruben Aguilar, ruben.aguilar.ctr@maxwell.af.mil

 

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American Cancer Society:

 

Event: Jubilee Run for Cancer

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): Saturday, May 6, 2017, 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Location: Old Alabama Town, 301 Columbus St, Montgomery, AL  36104

Purpose: To raise awareness and support for the American Cancer Society

 

Volunteers Requested:  12

Duties/Tasks: To pass out water to the runners/point the runners in the right direction and help in the children's area.

Arrival Time(s): By 6:30 a.m. for those passing out water, they have to be driven to their appointed stations before the race starts.

Age Requirements: 16 years and older

Special Skills: N/A

Deadline to Sign Up: Monday, April 24, 2017 in order to receive a Volunteer t-shirt

 

If interested or for more information, please contact;

 

Terrie Crowe, tcrowe@alfains.com, 334-613-4569

Website: http://www.jubileerun.org/home/

Also, after signing up, please contact;

Ruben Aguilar, ruben.aguilar.ctr@maxwell.af.mil

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Montgomery Area Food Bank:

 

Event: 25th National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): Saturday, May 13th, 2017. Times vary depending on station and shift

Location: This will be provided based on number of volunteers/best location, US Postal Service local area branches

Purpose: To bring awareness to the issue of hunger in our local communities

 

Volunteers Requested: 2 groups of 8-10 would be great.  2 shifts; one for each group

Duties/Tasks: Assist in unloading postal carrier trucks and sorting/separating foods into our totes for Montgomery Area Food Bank

Arrival Time(s): all but one location has arrival times of 1:30 p.m.  One of the stations, the one we like to have 2 sets of groups, 1st shift: 11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 2nd shift 3:30 p.m.-7:30/8 p.m.

Age Requirements: Must be 18 years and older for all postal locations

Special Skills: N/A

Deadline to Sign Up: ASAP

 

If interested or for more information, please contact;

 

Teressa Vigneault Millwood, Fund/Food Drives-Events & Volunteer Coordinator

teressamillwood@montgomeryareafoodbank.org, 334-263-3784 x307

Website: http://www.montgomeryareafoodbank.org

Also, after signing up, please contact;

Ruben Aguilar, ruben.aguilar.ctr@maxwell.af.mil

 

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Jelani Girls Inc:

 

Event: Jelani 5K

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): Saturday, May 20, 2017, 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Location: 460 Doster St (Pratt Park) | Prattville, AL 36066

Purpose: To bring awareness and support to Jelani Girls Inc.

 

Volunteers Requested: 20

Duties/Tasks: make motivational race signs, give directions, hand out water, hand out medals

Arrival Time: 7:00 a.m.

Age Requirements: 13 years and older

Special Skills: N/A

Deadline to Sign Up: Thursday, May 18, 2017

 

If interested or for more information, please contact;

 

Lynette Yarbrough, lynettew@jelanigirls.org, (334) 202-6853

Also, after signing up, please contact;

Ruben Aguilar, ruben.aguilar.ctr@maxwell.af.mil

 

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Montgomery Symphony Orchestra:

 

Event: Montgomery Symphony Orchestra concerts and community engagement opportunities

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): Rehearsals are every Monday evening from 1915-2130, with additional dates for concerts and community engagement events at local schools, etc.  The next scheduled concert is 20 Feb 2017.

Location: Practices are held at the Davis Theater, 251 Montgomery St, Montgomery, AL, 36104

Purpose: To promote music education and appreciation through a variety of concerts and programs and to provide a performing outlet for local musicians.

 

Volunteers Requested: As many as possible

Duties/Tasks: Musicians of a variety of orchestral instruments; opportunities may also be available to help at the concerts as well.

Arrival Times: Varies

Age Requirements: N/A

Special Skills: Musicians of a wide range of skill and ability are welcome.

Deadline to Sign Up: N/A

 

If interested or for more information, please contact:

 

Thomas Hinds, Music Director and Conductor, 334-240-4004

Email: montgomerysymphony@gmail.com

Website: http://www.montgomerysymphony.org

Also, after signing up, please contact;

Ruben Aguilar, ruben.aguilar.ctr@maxwell.af.mil