Huntingdon students, faculty and staff serve to benefit a wide range of community organizations, action groups, and ministries. If you’re looking for service opportunities for yourself or for a group, get in touch with these important causes:
212 Adullam Road, Wetumpka, AL 36092; (334) 514-3070
Adullam House provides a safe haven for the children of incarcerated parents.
Alabama Rural Ministry (ARM)
3831 Pepperell Pkwy, Opelika, AL 36801; (334) 745-5996
ARM is an interdenominational ministry that coordinates home repair efforts and children’s day camps in rural parts of Alabama.
Alabama Science Olympiad
Huntingdon College hosts the state finals for middle school and high school Science Olympiad on campus annually in March or April. Teams of middle- and junior-high school students—given an hour, a few materials, and several teammates—perform such tasks as designing and building a bridge, an energy-transfer device, a robot, or a receptacle to catch a dropped egg. Huntingdon students, faculty, and staff volunteer to host and help with this event. See the Office of Academic Affairs for more information.
Common Ground Ministries
1516 Mobile Road, Montgomery; (334) 593-5803
Common Ground Ministries’ mission is to create a “safe haven” of love and grace, along with structure and discipline, for the children of this neglected and impoverished community.
Community of Hope
2403 East South Blvd., Montgomery, AL 36116; (334) 235-2634
Community of Hope is a Multi-Housing Church Planting Ministry, working in cooperation with the Hope Community Church, the Montgomery Baptist Association, the Alabama Baptist State Convention, and the North American Mission Board.
Faith Rescue Mission
108 Camden Street, Montgomery, AL 36104; (334) 262-6024
Faith Rescue Mission facilitates programs, such as a food ministry and a clothing ministry, that serve as a source of hope for individuals and families in need.
Family Sunshine Center
P.O. Box 5160, Montgomery, AL 36103; (334) 206-2100
Family Sunshine Center provides shelter for victims of family violence.
Floyd Elementary School
630 Augusta Ave., Montgomery, AL 36111; (334) 284-7130
Floyd Middle Magnet School
3444 Le Bron Road, Montgomery, AL 36111; (334) 284-7130
Forest Avenue Elementary School
1700 West 5th Street, Montgomery, AL 36106; (334) 269-3673
The Friendship Mission
3561 Mobile Highway, Montgomery, AL 36108; (334) 281-2395
Habitat for Humanity (HFH)
123 Julia Street, Montgomery, AL 36104; (334) 832-9313
HFH is an organization dedicated to eliminating substandard, poverty housing and homelessness. By living the “theology of the hammer” the organization attempts to bring to reality the motto, “No more shacks!”
Hawks for a Healthier Planet Recycling Club was created by and is run completely by students. Recycling bins can be found on each floor in the residence halls, and community recycling bins are located on campus near the dining hall. Paper, cardboard, plastic, and metal cans are recycled.
1150 John Overton Drive, Montgomery, AL 36110; (334) 409-0622
The Montgomery Humane Society prevents cruelty to animals by operating an animal shelter and adoption center; by investigating cruelty and abuse cases; and by educating the public in animal owner responsibility.
Jingle Bell Run
Benefiting the Arthritis Foundation, the Jingle Bell Run begins and ends at Huntingdon the second Saturday of December each year. It is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday-themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Run or walk a 5-kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving. Volunteers are needed for this annual community service project that is co-sponsored by Alpha Omicron Pi women’s fraternity.
Montgomery Area Food Bank (MAFB)
521 Trade Center St., Montgomery, AL 36108; (334) 263-3784
MAFB provides food to nearly 2,000 households in Montgomery County each month. The Manna Food Center helps the working poor stretch their limited dollars and gives families the opportunity to share their day over a healthy, home-cooked dinner.
Montgomery Area Non-Traditional Equestrian (MANE) Center
3699 Wallahatchie Road, Pike Road, AL 36064; (334) 213-0909
MANE is a nonprofit organization formed in 1994 that provides safe and effective therapeutic horseback riding for area children and adults who have physical, cognitive, emotional, and developmental disabilities. Huntingdon College students, faculty, and staff have cleared paths, cleaned horse stalls, groomed horses, and performed myriad general office tasks for MANE during the past 10 years.
Montgomery Zoo 2301 Coliseum Pkwy., Montgomery, AL 36110; (334) 240-4900
Nellie Burge Community Center
1226 Clay Street, Montgomery, AL 36104; (334) 264-4108
Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the good news of God’s love. This program of Samaritan’s Purse is a simple, hands-on mission project that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas. Organized by various student organizations each year, students work together to fill small shoe boxes with toys, school supplies, and other gifts; a personal note can introduce a hurting child to God’s love. Contact the Office of Student Life for more information.
Rebuilding Together Central Alabama 1125 East Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104; (334) 625-9062
Rebuilding Together Central Alabama mobilizes teams of volunteers to revitalize neighborhoods by repairing homes and renovating nonprofit facilities and schools free of charge to homeowners and communities.
The American Red Cross
Resurrection Catholic Missions
2815 Forbes Dr., Montgomery, AL 36110; (334) 263-4221