Coosa County
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Sponsored by

Montgomery Area Council On Aging

115 East Jefferson Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36104

(334)-265-9204

Map provided by The University of Alabama Cartographic Research Laboratory

Map provided by The University of Alabama Cartographic Research Laboratory

COOSA COUNTY RSVP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


County Coordinator: Shelia Hardy

100 Main Street   Box 2   Rockford, AL 35136

Phone: (256) 377-4935

Email: shardy@macoa.org

  

Coosa County Food Drop: Volunteers meet the last Friday of each month at Equality UMC to distribute food to approved DHR recipients.

Coosa County Historical Society: This organization offers the opportunity for persons to research the history of the county and residents’ family histories. The Historical Society has an office in Coosa County Courthouse Annex where historical records are maintained and kept. They oversee the Old Coosa County jail Museum where volunteers are needed as tour guides for museum visits and to help in museum gift shop. Volunteers are also needed for clerical work.

Coosa County Salvation Army: Coosa volunteers team up with Tallapoosa volunteers during the holiday season to be a bell ringer in Alexander City. Various assignments are also available at the clothes closet.

Goodwater Baptist Church: Volunteers perform office duties, give aid to the homebound, and do telephone reassurance and friendly visiting both in person and by phone. Other opportunities include fellowship activities, library work, and lawn/building maintenance.

Goodwater Garden Club: Club members work to educate the public about taking care of our environment. They work to beautify the community by planting flowers, shrubs, and trees. Opportunities are available for volunteers to promote educational information to students and residents.

Goodwater Rotary Club: This organization is a great opportunity for civic minded volunteers who enjoy doing community projects and fundraisers. Some activities include Coats for Kids, scholarships, and maintenance of the Historic Depot in Goodwater.

Poplar Springs Baptist Church: Volunteers perform office duties, give aid to the homebound, and do telephone reassurance and friendly visiting. They help with lawn maintenance, church upkeep, and special events in the community.

RSVP Special Coosa:

  1. Coosa Tutoring: Volunteers meet in Goodwater and Rockford to give GED classes. Volunteers may have opportunity to conduct individualized tutoring.

  2. Coosa Crisis Disaster Relief: Volunteers are needed in times of disaster to assist the county with aid during a crisis situation within the county.

  3. Coosa Community and Economic Development: This is an area where volunteers can participate in making their community a better place to live. There are volunteer opportunities for community revitalization, community improvement, community–based volunteer programs and business development.

  4. Coosa Environment: Volunteers are making a difference in the environment in Coosa County by cleaning up the roadsides and beautifying their towns and neighborhoods by planting flowers, shrubs, and trees.

  5. Coosa Human Needs: Volunteers meet the needs of people by providing services that make their lives more productive, such as providing companionship, making friendly phone calls, providing transportation, sending friendly cards, making friendly visits, They also provide support for their friends and neighbors in times of crisis and illness.

Sardis Baptist Church: Volunteers perform clerical duties, aid the homebound, and make friendly calls and visits to the sick. They provide support to community members during illness or family crisis. Other opportunities include fellowship activities and lawn/building maintenance. Volunteers plan and host special events for the community.

Weogufka Center : An organization of Weogufka Alumni and friends dedicated to saving and preserving Weogufka High School Buildings and Campus for the purpose of Arts, Entertainment and Education. All officers and staff members are volunteers. There are no paid employees. There are opportunities for volunteers to chair or serve on several committees that plan, advertise, and implement events.

West Coosa Senior Center: The center volunteers perform typical center services. The center features a wide variety of programs each month on topics such as health, education and public awareness of current events. Quilting and many other crafts and activities are popular with these members. Many of these senior volunteers give aid to the less fortunate, pick up litter, and plant flowers in the community.