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National Volunteer Week

During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of difference makers. Join us during this week as we host unique volunteer opportunities for those looking to get involved, but aren’t sure where to start. These opportunities will give you a sneak peek into what it is like to volunteer with The Foundry. You will have the opportunity to serve alongside staff and other volunteers as we work to restore hope and rebuild lives.

To get started:

  1. Choose one of the opportunities below that interests you the most
  2. Call Erin Bentley at (205) 432-1089 or email to reserve your spot and learn more details about where to report to, when to arrive, etc.

National Volunteer Week Opportunities

Tuesday, April 17th

Community Lunch

  • Serve lunch to impoverished members of the community in need of a hot meal and Christ’s love
  • Ideal for someone interested in serving through our Rescue department
  • 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Bessemer

Wednesday, April 18th

Thrift Store Fellowship

  • Serve alongside participants of our men and women’s recovery programs
  • Ideal for someone interested in becoming a Mentor or Employment Readiness Coach
  • 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Fairfield

Friday, April 20th


  • Pack food bags to help ensure students at a local elementary school have food to eat over the weekend
  • 11:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m., Bessemer

Friday, April 20th

Mobile Food Pantry

  • Deliver food to a local Bessemer neighborhood where families lack basic pantry staples
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Bessemer

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