Are you lucky
enough to be retired, or not have to work? Are you experiencing
empty nest syndrome? Do you wonder what to do to help fill your
free time? Well, wonder no more, below are some worthwhile
organizations that would benefit from your experience and help.
Please look over this list, pick one out, and give them a call.
Heritage Foundation & Center - contact Gayle Etheridge
at 334-627-3388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
They will consider volunteers for teaching special classes such
a quilting, basket making, etc.
|The Bargain Box - call
Kitty Eddins at 334-289-4266 or Iona Watts at
334-289-4031. Volunteers are needed to sort through
donated materials, price goods, and work during the opening
hours, 9:00-12:00 Monday-Saturday.
Adult Daycare - contact Annye Braxton at 334-289-2421.
Volunteers are needed to help with activities and serve food to
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Memorial Hospital Ladies' Auxiliary - please contact the
hospital at 334-289-4000. Volunteers offer snacks to
patients, staff the visitor's desk, assist in the Outpatient
Medical enter, staff and operate the Gift Shop, organize several
|The Boy Scouts - for
information on volunteering for local Boy Scouts troops, contact
Larry or Cindy Hay at 334-289-9050.
Players - volunteers are needed to serve on the Board of
Directors of this amateur theater group. A workshop is
held each summer for children sponsored by the Canebrake
Players. Volunteers are also needed for productions roles,
set construction, sound technicians, and routine clean up of the
Old School Theater. Call Buddy Wilburn at 289-1931.
Organization - contact CTO at P.O. Box 1084, Demopolis
36732. Events sponsored by CTO are a Children's Fun Day,
distribute toys to children of low to moderate income families
the Sunday before Christmas. On Christmas morning, 400 low
to moderate income families are the recipients of Christmas
Chamber of Commerce - contact the Chamber at
334-289-0270. Volunteers are needed for committee work for
Chamber events, light office work at various times. Events
include downtown walking tours, River City Rumble, Freedom on
the River, and Christmas on the River.
Habitat for Humanity - please call 334-289-8300.
Volunteers to serve on the governing board, co-ordinate
volunteers, help in all aspects of construction, and raise
Schools Foundation - contact Jan McDonald, Executive
Director at 334-289-2356.
Schools - opportunities to mentor, tutor, or chaperone
students, please contact individual schools or the Board of
Education at 334-289-1670.
Pantry - contact Trinity Episcopal Church at 334-289-3363
for more information. Volunteers are needed to assist with
distribution, help with fund-raising, and to co-ordinate
community food drives.
Singers - contact email@example.com
for more information. The group is a community chorus for
people interested in singing a wide variety of music.
Their goal is to provide educational, cultural, and recreational
experience in a relaxed and fun environment.
Gaineswood - is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that
exists primarily to raise funds for the long-term preservation
of National Historic Landmark Gaineswood. Volunteers
assist with Heritage Appreciation Days, Museum Day, HarvestFest
and Christmas in the Canebrake. Contact Matt Hartzell at
|Friends of the
Demopolis Public Library - volunteers are needed for the
board and to assist with planning and programming efforts.
Please contact the library at 334-289-1595 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Harriet's House - not-for-profit
shelter for victims of domestic abuse. 334-289-8988
|The Marengo County
Historical Society - volunteers are needed or special
projects such as biannual grounds care at the historic
properties, archiving historical materials, and acting as tour
guides. Please contact the MCHS at 334-289-9644 or
Junior Miss Scholarship Program - volunteers are needed to
assist with the organization of the programs, fund-raising, and
hosting judges. For more information, please contact
Lindsy Gardner at 334-216-9464.
of West Alabama, a member of Care Net - contact Barbara
Sessions at 334-289-2273 for more information. In need of
volunteer counselors, receptionist, and clothes closet
Activity Center - call 334-289-2200 or email email@example.com.
Volunteers needed for all phases of the varius programs at the
center. The Center programs include parenting classes,
tutoring, life skills programs and fatherhood programs.
Scout Council - if you would like to help the girls of today
learn life skills, call 205-754-5421.
|Two Rivers Arts
Council - email firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions. This group cultivates appreciation for
the performing and visual arts by sponsoring several events
throughout the year.
|Civic Groups - Business
and Professional Women's Organization, Demopolis Civitan Club,
Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Pilot Club, Rotary Club.
Don't forget about
opportunities to volunteer at your local churches, hospices, school
systems, volunteer fire department. Your local city councilmen or
county commissioners appoint various boards and commissions which aid in
the administration of city government.
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