Volunteer Opportunities for Airmen

The advertising of these events does not constitute endorsement by the Federal Government or the U.S. Air Force or the information, products or services contained therein.  If military personnel want to volunteer during duty hours, they must receive permission from their supervisor prior to volunteering.  Additionally, military personnel cannot perform service in uniform unless approved in advance by Maxwell Air Force Base Wing Commander.  To receive approval from the Wing Commander, coordinate with the 42 ABW Judge Advocate (JA) and Public Affairs (PA) offices.




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Alabama Wildlife Federation



Event: Critter Crawl 5k and Yeti Dash

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Location: Alabama Nature Center, 3050 Lanark Road Millbrook AL, 36054

Purpose: To promote the use and conservation of Alabama’s Natural Resources

Volunteers Requested: 15


1. Food Station: 2 persons, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon), ensure oranges and bananas are stocked for race participants

2. Registration Station: 2 persons, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon), assist with checking race participants in and handing out race packs

3. Water Station: 6 persons, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon), fill and pass out cups of water to race participants

4. Parking Team: 5 persons, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon), guide guests to correct parking areas and direct to registration station

Age Requirements: 16 years of age or older and must have own transportation

Special Skills:  N/A

Arrival Time: 7:00 a.m.

Deadline to Sign Up: February 20, 2019


If interested or for more information, please contact;

Matt Vines, mvines@alabamawildlife.org or 334-285-4550

Also, after signing up, please contact;




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Habitat for Humanity of Autauga and Chilton Counties



Event: Habitat Build in Prattville, Alabama

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from January 12, 2019 to the end of March 2019

Location: 431 West Fourth Street, Prattville, AL 36067

Purpose: To build a home that is safe, decent and affordable for a low income elderly person in need.


Volunteers Requested: Up to 15 volunteers needed

Duties/Tasks: 15 people to help with construction of a house.  Duties including hanging vinyl siding, painting, installing trim, closet racks, hardware, flooring. 

Age Requirements: Age 16 and above.

Special Skills:  N/A

Arrival Time: 7:45 a.m. to fill out paperwork. 8 a.m. to start work

Deadline to Sign Up: There is not a deadline.


If interested or for more information, please contact;

Daon Johnson daon.johnson@habitatautaugachilton.org 334-365-4132

Also, after signing up, please contact;




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Maxwell Gunter Thrift Shop


Event: On Going Volunteers

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): On Saturday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Bldg. 850 on Ramp Road, Gunter AFB, 36114

Purpose:  To get the Thrift Shop in order


Volunteers Requested: 6

Duties/Tasks: Sizing clothes, separating items into category, throwing out non-serviceable items

Age Requirements: 14 and up however children under 18 need parental consent

Special Skills: N/A

Arrival Time: 11:00 a.m.

Deadline to Sign Up: N/A


If interested or for more information, please contact;

Maxine Harvey, maxine.harvey@us.af.mil, 334-657-8346

Also, after signing up, please contact;




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Montgomery City-County Public Library



Event: Homework Assistance Program

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): Program resumes January 7, 2019

Mondays:  Rufus Lewis Library ● 3095 Mobile Hwy.  ● 6:00PM-7:30PM ●334-240-4848

Tuesdays: Coliseum Library ● 840 Coliseum Blvd. ●5:00PM-6:00PM ●334-271-7005

Tuesdays: Morgan Library ●245 High St. ●6:00PM-7:30PM ●334-240-4982/4992

Wednesdays: E L Lowder Library ●2590 Bell Rd. ●6:00PM-7:30PM ●334-244-5717

Thursdays: Governor’s Square ●2885-B East South Blvd. ●4:00PM-5:45PM ●334-284-7929

Location: See above

Purpose: To provide supplemental homework assistance for students in grades K-12 in core subjects (Science, English, Math, History)

Volunteers Requested: varies by branch

Duties/Tasks: Volunteers are needed to provide assistance to students in grades K-12. All volunteers must fill out an Application and abide by the Homework Assistance Program guidelines.

Age Requirements: 18+

Special Skills: Patience, comfortability working with all ages, and dedication to consistently showing up

Arrival Time: 10-15 minutes before the start of the program at specified branch

Deadline to Sign Up: N/A


If interested or for more information, please contact;

Khalilah Hayes khayes@montgomeryal.gov 334-240-4982/4992

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American Red Cross



Event: Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) Site Worker

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): Mondays and Tuesdays 9 a.m.-10 a.m. at Maxwell AFB,

Gunter Annex, or anytime from Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Red Cross office, or at home

Location: Maxwell Air Force Base, Gunter Annex or

American Red Cross 5015 Woods Crossing, Montgomery, AL 36106

Purpose: Liaise with MEPS staff to determine the best means for the Red Cross to connect with the recruits and their families


Volunteers Requested: 1+

Duties/Tasks: Provide Red Cross preparedness information to the recruits and their families

Age Requirements: 18+

Special Skills:  Strong interpersonal communication and listening skills, enjoy working directly with others, able to work with diverse populations, able to use a computer or willing to learn

Arrival Time: The MEPS briefer would be present at Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex from 9 a.m-10 a.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays. If only doing MEPS casework, anytime.

Deadline to Sign Up: N/A


If interested or for more information, please contact;

Lauren White lauren.white@redcross.org <mailto:lauren.white@redcross.org>


Also, after signing up, please contact;




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Family Sunshine Center



Event: Receptionist Volunteers Needed


Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): Need volunteers who are available at least one day per week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.  Normal volunteer hours will be 11:45 to 13:15 unless the receptionist is on vacation, sick, or attending training.  In those instances, it will be all day:  08:00 to 17:00.

Location: Contact volunteer coordinator for directions.

Purpose:  The Family Sunshine Center exists to end family violence and sexual assault and foster hope and healing.


Volunteers Requested: 5

Duties/Tasks: Provide relief for the receptionist, as well as administrative tasks (as needed) such as copying and filing.

Age Requirements: 18 years and older.

Special Skills:  None required.

Arrival Time: Based on assigned hours.

Deadline to Sign Up:  Ongoing.


If interested or for more information, please contact;

Sandy Smith, Volunteer Coordinator, ssmith@familysunshine.org, 334-206-2128

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Service Dogs Alabama



Event:  Ongoing

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): Ongoing

Location: SDA Training Complex, 8365 Mobile Hwy, Hope Hull, AL 36043

Purpose:  To train (socialize and puppy-raise) service dogs for disabled Veterans and children


Volunteers Requested: Varies (3-12)

Duties/Tasks: Some tasks are listed below for complete duties/task contact Frances McGowin

The No. 1 objective to puppy-raising/ dog socializing is LOVE and exposure to lots of things. We want your dog exposed to lots of people, places, noises, and new sights.

You will need to provide your puppy with safe chew toys and teach him what he can and can’t chew on.

You will need to housebreak your puppy.

You will teach him to walk on a leash, sit, lie down, and stay. Depending on how much progress you make, you may be teaching more advanced commands before you know it!

Age Requirements: N/A

Special Skills: Must love dogs! Willing to dedicate daily training time to a dog.

Puppy-raisers need a family that has a parent who stays home much of each day.

Socializers (partially trained dogs) need to be able to take a dog everywhere that they go.

Arrival Time: N/A

Deadline to Sign Up: N/A


If interested or for more information, please contact;

Frances McGowin, fmcgowin@servicedogsalabama.org , 334-462-2463

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Maxwell & Gunter Fitness Centers


Event: Aerobics Instructors

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): On-going

Location:   Maxwell Fitness Center   50 West Ash Street   Bldg. 841   Maxwell AFB, AL 36112

Gunter Fitness Center   155 N. Turner Blvd   Bldg. 811   Gunter Annex, AL 36114

Purpose: Maxwell and Gunter Fitness Centers are looking for Volunteer Aerobics

instructors to instruct classes at the fitness centers. We are looking for individuals to teach our lunch time aerobic classes (timeframe 11am -1pm). Looking to teach Step, Spin, PUMP, Functional Fitness, etc.


Volunteers Requested: 3 Volunteer Aerobics Instructors

Duties/Tasks: N/A

Arrival Time: Based on duty

Age Requirements: 18 years and older

Special Skills:

Aerobics instructor MUST have the following:

1. Group exercise instructors must have and maintain a primary instructor certification by an AF recognized organization. Instructors must obtain the additional necessary specialized training/certifications for step and kickboxing fitness classes

2.  Group exercise instructors also maintain current First Aid and either the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support/Automated External Defibrillator (BLS/AED) or the Red Cross's Cardiopulmonary

Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification.

Deadline to Sign Up: On-going until slots are filled


If interested or for more information, please contact;

Melanie Gess  melanie.gess.ctr@us.af.mil 953-6654

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Montgomery Area Food Bank


Event: Volunteering

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): Monday thru Thursdays 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. & Fridays 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Location: 521 Trade Center Street, Montgomery, AL 36108

Purpose: To assist in our mission in the battle against hunger sorting and repacking product for distribution to those in need in our 35-county coverage area.


Volunteers Requested: 1-40

Duties/Tasks: sorting, re-packing, working produce, etc... for distribution

Arrival Time: based on duty: Depends on their preference of available hours

Age Requirements: our youngest age is 13 with a 21 or older adult, we have a 1:6 ratio for teenage groups.  Closed toed shoes are required, reasonable dress code, no shorts

Special Skills: N/A

Deadline to Sign Up: N/A


If interested or for more information, please contact;

Teressa Vigneault Millwood, teressamillwood@montgomeryareafoodbank.org, 334-263-3784x307

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Airman & Family Readiness Center:


Event: Disaster Evacuee Program

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s):  Year Round

Location: Based on situation/need

Purpose: To provide support and assistance in the event of a major disaster.


Volunteers requested: Unlimited


Translators: multiple languages needed, must be fluent in language to read, write and translate

Transportation: must have a valid state driver’s license, 21 years and older, unless active duty.

Arrival Times: During a disaster, request can come anytime day or night.  We ask that you try to be understanding in these times and be as accommodating as possible.

Age Requirements:

Translators; 18 and older

Transportation: 21 years and older, unless active duty

Special Skills: Translators: Must be fluent, Transportation: Valid State Driver’s License

Deadline To Sign Up: Open/Year Round


If interested or for more information, please contact;

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