Looking for a way to volunteer in the Hoover community? Here are a few organizations based here in Hoover to help you find a place to serve.

1. Hoover Helps

Their Mission: Numerous Hoover children that are food insecure and eat breakfast and lunch provided at school. During the weekends, many children do not have food or enough food. Hoover Helps is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is actively engaged with school leaders, churches, businesses, and other organizations to help match community resources to address current unmet needs such as food insecurity.

How You Can Get Involved: There are volunteer opportunities to help local feeding projects and backpack feeding programs at Hoover schools. Faith-based organizations or businesses can help sponsor feeding projects by volunteering as a group or by providing monetary donations.

  • Reach Out: Greg Bishop, hooverhelps@gmail.com
  • Website: hooverhelps.org
  • Facebook: @hooverhelps

2. Neighborhood Bridges Hoover

Their Mission: Neighborhood Bridges engages the community in a campaign for kindness using technology to quickly identify and fill basic needs of children and families in need. Hoover residents simply visit the website and enter their email address. Once this happens, weekly emails and social media posts go out that identify a specific need of someone in the community. Instructions are then sent to the donor on how to get the items to the individual in need. It’s all anonymous acts of kindness that helps neighbors in Hoover.

How You Can Get Involved: Visit neighborhoodbridges.org/community/hoover-al enter your email address and then confirm your email.

  • Reach Out: hoover@neighborhoodbridges.org
  • Website: neighborhoodbridges.org/community/hoover-al
  • Facebook: @neighborhoodbridgeshoover

3. Hoover Cop Stop

Their Mission: Cop Stop’s vision is to honor the heroes who protect the community every day by serving those that serve us. Its volunteers deliver fellowship and goodwill by serving a meal each month to the Hoover Police Department and encourage personal relationships between residents and local law enforcement. It’s also is a local chapter of the national Cop Stop organization.

How You Can Get Involved: Contact Hoover Cop Stop organizer Brandi Guthrie for more details. Volunteers sign up to bring food for meals potluck style as well as other opportunities.

  • Reach Out: Brandi Guthrie
  • Facebook: Hoover Cop Stop

4. Grace Klein

Their Mission: Grace Klein Community is a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to build relationships that mean something and that can encourage and spur people on to be better. Their mission is to show people that they are loved and to spread the idea that everyone has something to give. Local efforts include food drives, emergency needs and serving hot meals. Grace Klein also has global outreach to Senegal, South Africa, and India.

How You Can Get Involved: Grace Klein has a need for volunteers to serve at their various drive-through locations packing food boxes, loading boxes into cars, and collecting information.

  • Reach Out: Natalie Spronk, natalie@gracekleincommunity.com
  • Website: gracekleincommunity.com/all-event-list/ways-to-serve/
  • Facebook: @GraceKleinCommunity

5. Hoover R.I.S.E

Their Mission: Hoover R.I.S.E works to leverage the expertise and compassion of Hoover community members toward ensuring that Hoover City Schools students maximize academic achievement, personal development, and a sense of belonging through Mentoring and other programs.

  • Reach Out: Kandace VanWanderham, kvanwanderham@hoover.k12.al.us or rise@hoover.k12.al.us
  • Website: hoovercityschools.net/Page/2657

6. Neverthirst

Their Mission: Neverthirst is a faith-based nonprofit that works to bring clean drinking water to areas with no access to clean water. More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes. Nearly all deaths, 99 percent, occur in the developing world. Neverthirst networks with professionals to install wells in areas such as India, Cambodia, Napal, South Sudan, and Chad with belief that where there is clean and living water, life flows.

How You Can Get Involved: Volunteers and donations are always needed. People can also help with thank you notes and other various tasks.

  • Reach Out: admin@neverthirstwater.org.
  • Website: neverthirstwater.org
  • Facebook: @neverthirst

7. Kitty Kat Haven

Their Mission: This organization is focused on saving abandoned, stray, and injured cats and kittens. Kitty Kat Haven provides the cats with complete vetting in a safe and loving environment and cats are available for adoption to loving homes. Cats from Kitty Kat Haven are also up for adoption at Gatos and Beans Cat Cafe.

How You Can Get Involved: Kitty Kat Haven is looking for cat lovers to help keep the their facility clean and feed, and socialize the many cats and kittens in their care.

  • Reach Out: kittykathaven1@gmail.com
  • Facebook: KittyKatHavenRescue
  • Website: kittykathavenrescue.org

8. Laura Crandall Brown Foundation

Their Mission: In 2009, Laura Crandall Brown passed away at the age of 25 from ovarian cancer. Her loving and courageous spirit inspired her friends and family to create the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation to honor her life, memory, and vision of helping others. LCBF works to fulfill a threefold mission: offering hope through early detection research of ovarian cancer, empowering communities through gynecologic cancer awareness and enriching lives through support.

How You Can Get Involved: During GYN Cancer awareness month in September the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation will host its 11th Annual Head Over Teal race. You can take part in the tradition of running or walking in LCBF’s Head Over Teal 5K or 10K race on Sept. 26 virtually.

  • Register: runsignup.com for Head Over Teal 5K, 10K
  • Reach Out: Irene Goddard, Development Director, igoddard@thinkoflaura.org
  • Website: thinkoflaura.org
  • Facebook: @LCBFoundation