If your student group (e.g. college sorority or fraternity, high school or middle school honor society, athletic team, club, etc.) is looking for meaningful and rewarding volunteer opportunities within our community, review the options listed on this webpage from the Junior League of Huntsville. JLH seeks to promote voluntarism by connecting area nonprofit organizations with students who want to volunteer.
Apple Annie Day – This is the 40th anniversary for the Junior League of Huntsville and its signature fundraiser: Apple Annie. On Apple Annie Day, Friday, October 28th, the Junior League will deliver apples to every elementary student who attends public school in Madison County, Huntsville City, and Madison City. If you or your group would like to help Junior League members deliver apples and present a program on healthy eating and nutrition, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Butterfly Project – The Junior League’s Butterfly Project provides scholarships, prom dresses and accessories to area high school seniors who have overcome adversity and who want to continue their education beyond high school. The Butterfly Project also has provided prom dresses and accessories to students affected by the recent tornadoes of April 2011.
Prom Accessory Drive (shoes, jewelry, purses)
Your student group is invited to help further the mission of this committee by holding dress or accessory drives at your school or at a local business. Of particular need are shoes, jewelry, purses and dresses in smaller (size 0-2) and larger (size 14 and above) sizes. Your group will need to plan ahead to promote the event with local media and receive the items. A Junior League member will assist you by speaking to your group in advance, help plan and promote the event on our website and facebook page, provide donation forms, and arrange for receipt of the items collected. Please contact email@example.com if you would like more information.
Operation Education – Operation Education is an ongoing initiative by the Junior League of Huntsville to support schools, students, and other educational programs in our community. Some of the educational programs we are currently involved in include: supplying tornado affected schools with back-to-school supplies, assisting the Arts Council of Huntsville with their Creative Teaching Workshop, hosting a Teacher School Supply Drive in conjunction with Pump It Up! of Huntsville, and exploring college prep programs for high school students and their parents. We are dedicated to supporting public education throughout Madison County and providing teachers and students the tools for success.
Teacher Supply Drive
The Junior League of Huntsville would like to invite your student group to conduct Teacher Supply Drives to help launch the community’s first teacher store called Free 2 Teach so teachers in Huntsville City, Madison City, and Madison County can all receive basic supplies that they need. Seven core items will be available for free to teachers: #2 Pencils, Pens, Crayons, Washable Markers, Glue Sticks, Copy Paper, Loose Leaf Paper.Additional items such as construction paper, notebooks, rulers, scissors, highlighters, books and backpacks are also requested. If your student group would like to conduct a Teacher Supply Drive, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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American Cancer Society – Relay For Life 2012
Relay For Life is a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Student groups are encouraged to form a team at the Relay For Life event closest to you. Your team can register online at: http://www.relayforlife.org/index. If you would like to contact your local American Cancer Society Office: 2745 Bob Wallace Ave. Suite A Huntsville, AL 35805; Office: 256-535-1088, Fax: 256-534-0843, and email: Celia.Werner@cancer.org.
American Cancer Society – Quidditchto Find the Cure
Quidditch to Find the Cure is a new fundraiser for Relay for Life. This is the first Quidditch tournament to occur in North Alabama. There will also be activities for those who are not participating in the tournament. Onsite registration will begin at 9. The tournament begins at 10. Awards will be given at 3. For more information: click here. Student groups can form a team to compete and raise money for the cause or individual students can help staff the tournament. Contact: Kalyn Polatty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Huntsville Madison County Public Library – All branches
The Junior League partners with HMCPL to conduct its Summer Reading Program at all branches. Each branch holds a kick off and end-of-program parties, as well as fun and educational events throughout the summer to promote reading. Junior League and student volunteers work with Library staff and assist with activities at scheduled programs. It is a great way to volunteer in the summer when you have the time.
Volunteer Positions available at Main (915 Monroe St, Huntsville, AL)
- Audio Visual Shelver Transferring material from the discharge carts or counters in Audio Visual to the displays in AV. Adults and Teens 14+ needed daily: mornings, afternoons or evenings.
- Concierge Be a welcoming greeter at the front door and help patrons with the self-service checkout machines. Adults and Teens 14+ needed daily: mornings, afternoons or evenings.
- Local Obituary Indexer Heritage Room Volunteer needed to help create a local obituary index from microfiche archives or area newspapers. Adults and Teens 14+ needed daily: mornings, afternoons or evenings.
- Special Set-Up Aide Help the library staff get ready for special events on an “As needed” basis. Adults and Teens 14+.
- Youth Services Aide Tasks vary, responsibilities include shelving books and preparing crafts. Adults and Teens 14+ needed daily afternoons, evenings or on weekends.
Volunteer Positions available system-wide
- Teen Summer Reading Volunteer Assist in the Youth Services areas of most of our branches during Summer Reading (July – August of each year) Tasks and hours vary, responsibilities include shelving books, preparing crafts, assisting children with the Summer Reading program, and participating in library programs. Sign-ups for Teen Summer Reading Volunteers are usually held in May, contact your local branch for more information. Teens 14+ needed daily: mornings, afternoons or evenings.