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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National Christian Forensics and Communications Association



Event: Montgomery Speech and Debate Tournament

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): Thursday, January 10, 2019, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 Friday, January 11, 2019, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 Saturday, January 12, 2019, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Taylor Road Baptist Church, 1685 Taylor Road, Montgomery, AL 36117

Purpose: High School Speech and Debate Tournament

Volunteers Requested: We are recruiting 400 community judges

Duties/Tasks: We need people to judge a speech and debate tournament.

No previous experience is necessary. Each slot takes three hours, which includes judge orientation, the round itself, and time to fill out a ballot. Please go to www.ncfca.org/Montgomery-AL to see the schedule of specific rounds.

Age Requirements: All volunteers must be eighteen years old and not currently enrolled in high school.

Special Skills:  N/A

Arrival Time: TBD

Deadline to Sign Up: January 4, 2019

To Signup: Go to www.ncfca.org/Montgomery-AL

If interested or for more information, please contact;

Melinda Speece at montgomeryjudges@gmail.com


 Also, after signing up, please contact;

Paula Wooke, paula.wooke.ctr@us.af.mil



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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


Also, after signing up, please contact;

Paula Wooke, paula.wooke.ctr@us.af.mil  


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42 ABW Legal Office


Event: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): January 28, 2019 - April 15, 2019

Location: TBD

Purpose:  To assist military service members and other eligible persons with tax preparation and filing


Volunteers Requested: 20


Greeter (2 people); Interview/Intake Specialist (5 People); Tax Preparers (10 people); Tax Reviewer (3 people)


Age Requirements: 21 + years

Special Skills: Accounting and or filing skills

Arrival Time: TBD

Deadline to Sign Up:  Friday, January 20, 2019


If interested or for more information, please contact;

Capt Simone Genus  simone.genus@us.af.mil  334-953-6433 or 334-953-2786


Also, after signing up, please contact;

Paula Wooke, paula.wooke.ctr@us.af.mil

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The Salvation Army Montgomery, AL



Event: Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): November 16, 2018 to December 24, 2018

 Monday thru Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 pm

Location: Various locations- Please call for exact availability

Purpose:  To help bring awareness of and support for The Salvation Army.


Volunteers Requested: Open to an individual, family, and group

Duties/Tasks: To be able to stand to ring bells for the Red Kettle Campaign for two or more hours

To be able to withstand cold and rainy weather conditions. The location will be setup with kettle and stand as well as bell and apron

Age Requirements: Anyone under the age of 17 MUST be accompanied by a parent/adult

Special Skills:  N/A

Arrival Time: Depending on volunteer availability

Deadline to Sign Up: volunteers may arrive without notice on the day of (preferably with advance notice)


If interested or for more information, please contact;




 Also, after signing up, please contact;

Paula Wooke, paula.wooke.ctr@us.af.mil



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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;

Paula Wooke, paula.wooke.ctr@us.af.mil <mailto:paula.wooke.ctr@us.af.mil>



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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


 Also, after signing up, please contact;

Paula Wooke, paula.wooke.ctr@us.af.mil



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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


 Also, after signing up, please contact;

Paula Wooke, paula.wooke.ctr@us.af.mil



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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


Also, after signing up, please contact;

Paula Wooke, paula.wooke.ctr@us.af.mil



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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


Also, after signing up, please contact;

Paula Wooke, paula.wooke.ctr@us.af.mil






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;

Paula Wooke, paula.wooke.ctr@us.af.mil

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