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How To Help


Why do people become volunteers of Children's Aid Society? Many people want to make a difference that will change a child's life forever. But, the truth is, when you invest in children, your efforts echo through entire families and communities. People like you are making a real difference. Your time not only helps a child today, but ensures a stronger future for Alabama.

Volunteer opportunities are available for counselors at camps for adopted and foster youth; organizing and conducting a drive for toiletries and diapers; providing office support; assisting in community events and trainings; or serving on our Junior Board. Your time ensures a remarkable impact.

Volunteer Opportunities

Take action today by clicking any of the below volunteer opportunities to learn more about how you can help children and families in Alabama.

  • Children's Aid Society of Alabama's Junior Leadership Board is looking for dynamic individuals 21-40 years old in the Birmingham area to help share our story and assist with volunteering and fundraising to support our mission. If you have questions, please email

  • Each summer, CAS hosts a 4-day camp for youth who have been adopted from foster care. We are looking for energetic counselors to work directly with the youth at a fun-filled camp experience.

  • The Independent Living program hosts two 3-day camps for youth who are currently in foster care. Join us for the opportunity to build self-confidence and independent living skills among youth.

  • With offices around the state, office volunteers are needed for processing mailings, assisting with event preparation, and other general office duties. Opportunities are available in Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery and Huntsville. Email for current opportunities.

  • Many of our programs can use items for children and families that are in need. Consider hosting a drive among your personal network to collect new toiletries, diapers/wipes, and/or suitcase & backpacks.

  • CAS coordinates special activities for adoptive families to connect with and support one another. Volunteers are often needed around the state to assist in respite events for adopted youth; family group activities such as picnics, movie nights, holiday festivities; and many more. Contact to learn more.

  • CAS partners with colleges and universities around the state to provide intern opportunities. Contact to learn more.

Ready to take the next step? After reviewing the above volunteer opportunities, please click here to submit your volunteer application and indicate the support you would like to provide.

If you have any questions, please email

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