Volunteers at The Bell Center can get involved in a variety of ways, including assisting at fundraising events, volunteering directly at the Center, or working with us during the summer. The Bell Center is not currently accepting classroom volunteers or student observations.
The Bell Center has volunteer openings for administrative assistance. Said volunteer will assist answering phones and the front doors for a few hours a week. This volunteer will also help address letters, post mail with the mail machine, help with filing and copying etc., as needed by the administrative staff. You must be 16 years old to volunteer at The Bell Center.
The Bell Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is privately funded through grants, donations, and fundraisers. Our fundraisers offer something for everyone, from the Mercedes Marathon in February to the Tailgate Challenge in August. We are in need of one-time volunteers for each event that we host. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for The Bell Center’s special events, please email Janie Smith or call (205) 879-3417.
Community volunteers provide one-to-one assistance to children served in our All About Me program. This two hour program operates very much like a typical preschool classroom. Children participate in circle time, snack time, art activities and music activities. The classroom is lead by a team of professionals including an early childhood special educator, speech and language pathologist, occupational therapist and physical therapist. The classroom schedule and activities are therapeutic in design and promote growth and learning. However, children participating in the program are simply having fun participating in a preschool environment.
Community volunteers at The Bell Center commit to working with a child for 2 hours once a week. The experience of volunteering at The Bell Center is both meaningful and rewarding and our volunteers are vital to the success of our program.
If you are interested in becoming a Bell Center Volunteer, please download and fill out the application below. Then, contact Janie Smith to reserve your spot in our next volunteer orientation.Download Volunteer Application