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Share our joy in making life better for others.

Volunteer to Help

Children’s Harbor is a magical place, not only for the children and their families who find love and support here, but also for those whose efforts help make the wonder possible.

Many of those you see around the campus are volunteers who find joy in seeing a smile on the face of a child who is battling serious illness or a parent who has had few opportunities for a real respite.

Some of the volunteers are able to spare only a few hours a week; others are here almost every day. Some of them are young people just embarking on a life that includes serving others. Some are adults who carve time from their work week to help make a better world. Others are retirees who long ago learned the truth of Winston Churchill's observation that we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.


There is virtually no activity or special event that is not made better or more efficient by the volunteers' efforts. We're grateful for our volunteers' willingness to share their time, talent, and special gifts with us. Volunteers play an important role in helping us keep our tradition of providing excellent service to the community.

It has been said that volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless. We know ours are.

Above all, we know from experience that volunteers help make a difference in the lives of children and families we serve. We consider Children’s Harbor volunteers our partners.


Volunteering at Children's Harbor

Family Center at Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children

If you would like to contact the Children's Harbor Family Center at Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children in Birmingham, please email Vicki Tuggle or call (205) 638-6612.

Family Center Volunteer Requirements

  • Minimum age of 16
  • Background Check/Health Screening
  • Fire and Safety/Infection Control Training
  • HIPAA/Patient Privacy Training
  • Volunteer Orientation

Children's Harbor at Lake Martin

Boating for Camps on Lake Martin

Contact Jackson Lilly by email or phone at (334) 857-2030.

Boating Volunteer Requirements

  • Minimum age of 21
  • Must have boating license and insurance

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Thrift Store

Contact Kathy Symonds by email or phone at (334) 857-2008.

  • Sorting
  • Cleaning items that are donated
  • Hanging clothes
  • Men needed Saturdays to help in store
  • Baggers needed on Fridays and Saturdays

Events

Contact Vicki Tuggle by email or phone at (334) 857-2021.

  • Photographer
  • Trash/cleanup crew
  • Greeter

Camps

If you would like to volunteer with a camp, please follow this link to contact the camp directly.


Lake Martin Grounds

Contact Jackson Lilly by email or phone at (334) 857-2030.

  • Pine cone pickup
  • Weed eating
  • Cleaning playground equipment
  • Blowing off areas
  • Washing windows
  • Roadside trash pickup
  • Laundry folding
  • Pressure washing

Lake Martin Office

Contact Rachel White by email or phone at (334) 857-2037.

  • Scanning
  • Thursdays - church bulletin
  • Organizing event room
  • Large mailouts - stuffing envelopes, sealing, stamping

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If you would like any other information for our Lake Martin Children's Harbor campus, please contact Rachel White by email or phone at (334) 857-2037