2-1-1/ First Call for Help provides the most up-to-date information available to people who call
We strive to:
Maintain the professionalism in the provision of this service according to the United Way of America/AIRS National Standards and 2-1-1 Connects Alabama;
Promote 2-1-1 and United Way in the community
Answer 2-1-1/First Call for Help phone calls and using the Resource Library database (iCAROL) referring clients, as appropriate, to resources that will meet their needs.
Learn and update resources available to people of Etowah County on a regular basis
Serve as an advocate, as needed, in linking clients to services
Make a new friend by making simple phone calls each week. Check on patients, making sure they have the necessary medications and supplies that they will need throughout the weekend. It's an easy task, and a very important one, so help make weekends less frightening and chaotic for some cherished people. Volunteers 18+ are welcome to inquire.
If you have clerical skills waiting to be tapped into, we need you! Answering phones, filing, faxing, and hopefully some computer entry work are all waiting for a conscientious volunteer. Weekly help would be greatly appreciated! Adults 16+ are welcome to inquire.
Have you ever wondered where all the money goes that is donated to United Way? Members of our Allocations Panel, as a team, review agency programs and financing, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors as to how the collected funds will be distributed each year. We need community volunteers to assist in this important task. You will attend panel orientation, then with your partner you will
Plant lovers! Come share some time with our teens, teaching them gardening skills with flowers or vegetables. Lead a group project to plant a vegetable garden and follow its progress throughout the season to the tasty results! Perhaps flowers or other plants are your passion. Teach some basics of planting and caring for plants. Connecting with the Plant World can be very therapeutic, so share your
Bring some craftiness into the lives of our youth! Teach any kind of hobby or craft, or provide any form of art training and open up a world of creativity to these 11 -17 year olds. Your help is needed year-round, but especially during the summer months. We have a variety of supplies, and we can purchase more as needed. Adults 19+ are welcome to inquire; various background checks are required.
Break out your bows and arrows and teach our older Girl Scouts the basics of Archery. Volunteers are needed to set up an archery field, as well as to assist the girls in developing the skills of this precision sport. We need people during the regular school year, as well as during our Day Camp in June, so we can work out convenient times for you.
Have a favorite book or favorite author approprate for youth? Spark literary interest in our girls by introducing your book or author to them, through any age-appropriate activities you can dream up! Use crafts, puppets, costumes, music, what ever you wish, to hook these youth into your book. Even take them on a trip to the public library to teach some library skills; we'll provide the girls' transp
Volunteers in the food room are shopping buddies to the guests. The volunteers guide the guests with a cart around the mini mart to choose their foods. It's like grocery shopping with a friend. Other duties are re-plenishing any shelves that need to be stocked. Sort and mark food donations.
A month before school begins each fall, we need volunteers to purchase, donate, and organize items to help children get prepared for school. We collect school clothes , paper & notebooks, pencils & crayons, and other general school supplies. Come lend a hand and help the children of our county be ready for school.
UNITED WAY OF ETOWAH COUNTY DAY OF ACTION - WHY I VOLUNTEER!