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.




--------------------------------Opportunity 1--------------------------------



American Foundation for Suicide Prevention



Event: Montgomery Out of the Darkness Walk

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): November 11, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: 2239 Marler Rd, Pike Rd, AL 36064

Purpose:  To help bring awareness of suicide prevention


Volunteers Requested: 10


  1. Set Up (10 People), 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Assisting in table setup, tents, decorations,

 apparel, DJ equipment

  1. Registration (4 people), 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  –Registering newcomers
  2. Take down (10 people), 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  – Taking down any and all that was setup

Age Requirements:  16 +

Special Skills:  N/A

Arrival Time: August

  1. Set Up – 11:00 a.m.
  2. Registration – 12:00 p.m. 
  3. Take down – 4:00 p.m. 

Deadline to Sign Up:  October 5, 2018


If interested or for more information, please contact;

Cheryl Vinson, cherylwvinson@gmail.com , 334-322-5988


 Also, after signing up, please contact;

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



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Maxwell Fitness Center


Event: Amazing Race

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): Friday, September 14, 2018, 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Aviation Cadet Pool

Purpose:  The purpose of event is to promote fitness in a fun and family friendly atmosphere.   The 5k is a non-competitive run enjoyed by all ages.  Competitors compete in physical and mental challenges across FSS activities.


Volunteers Requested: 20


  1. Activity/Challenge Monitors (18 people) , 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Assist in monitoring a station to make sure competitors complete obstacle/challenge

  2. Food Servers (2 People) 5:30 p.m.: Serve food to the participants.

Age Requirements:

Activity/Challenge: 16 & above

Food Servers: 16 & above

Special Skills:  N/A

Arrival Time:

  1. Activity/Challenge Monitors, 3:00 p.m.

  2. Food Servers, 5 pm

Deadline to Sign Up:  September 12, 2018


If interested or for more information, please contact;

Melanie Gess, melanie.gess.ctr@us.af.mil , 953-5953


 Also, after signing up, please contact;

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



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FSS Outdoor Recreation



Event: Base Luau

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): Friday, August 24, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Location: Aviation Cadet Pool, Bldg. 89, Maxwell AFB

Purpose:  Family Friendly, Morale Boosting Event


Volunteers Requested: 39


  1. Set Up/Decorate: 6 people, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.; Volunteers will help Set up and Decorate the pool area

  2. Ticket Collectors/Line Expediters: 2 people, 4:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m.; Making sure the line does not get out of hand, and that people are getting through the line quickly

  3. Floaters: 2 people, 4:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; Moving around the event, helping where needed, could be refilling coolers, helping with games or heling taking tickets

  4. Food Servers: 18 people, 4:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; Helping serve the food at the event (Special Considerations – Must wear a baseball cap, closed toe shoes, and a t shirt (no tank tops or anything without sleeves)

  5. Game workers: 8 people, 4:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; helping expedite the various kid’s games we have at the Luau

  6. Tear Down and Clean Up: 3 people, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; helping clean up after the event


Age Requirements:  18 and up

Special Skills:  N/A

Arrival Time: See Above

Deadline to Sign Up:  Wednesday, August 22, 2018

If interested or for more information, please contact;

Sarah Darden, sarah.darden.1@us.af.mil, 334-953-8241


 Also, after signing up, please contact;

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




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The Salvation Army Montgomery, AL



Event: Buckmaster Expo 2018

Day(s)/Date(s)/Time(s): Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 and Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: 900 Maxwell Blvd, Montgomery AL – Soup Kitchen

Purpose:  To help sort and box canned goods donated from this event.


Volunteers Requested: 15 - 20

Duties/Tasks: On going all day - on each day build boxes, sort canned goods, box up canned goods and store the boxes.

Age Requirements:  13 and older / lot of standing, lifting and bending

Special Skills:  N/A

Arrival Time: August 18 and 19 starting at 8:00 a.m.

Deadline to Sign Up: Advance notice preferred; volunteers may arrive without notice on the day of but advance notice preferred


If interested or for more information, please contact;

Tina Golson, tina.golson@uss.salvationarmy.org or 334- 265-0281 ext. 10


 Also, after signing up, please contact;

Paula Wooke, 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


   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




--------------------------------Opportunity 8--------------------------------



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



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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;

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

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