What is Ignite?
Each year, thousands of volunteers spend countless hours working to better communities throughout Central Alabama, largely without recognition. United Way Hands On honors these tireless, unsung heroes, their outstanding service and incredible impact at the annual Ignite Volunteer Awards. We know that these volunteers are truly the heart of the community. Nominees come from all ages and backgrounds but are bonded through their passion and commitment to service.
Join United Way Hands On, the volunteer center of United Way of Central Alabama, as they host IGNITE – Citizens Volunteer Celebration.
United Way Hands On’s, formerly Hands On Birmingham, mission is focused on connecting people with organized and meaningful volunteer opportunities to help bring about positive social change in their community. We make it easy for you to make a difference! You have the opportunity to browse hundreds of hands-on service activities in every area of interest. United Way Hands On partners with over 150 nonprofits, Birmingham Parks and Rec. and schools in five different counties.
Individuals are eligible for an award if they satisfy the following conditions:
1. S/he is either self-nominated for an award or is nominated for an award by another person.
2. S/he submits a complete nomination application or has one submitted on their behalf by the nominator.
3. S/he is a resident of Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount or Walker County or completed his or her volunteer work in one of those counties.
Check out the award categories here!
Thank You, Event Sponsors!
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