Department of Psychological Sciences

Outreach Opportunities

Why volunteer your time in psychology?

Volunteering your time at a community agency can help to increase your chances of getting into graduate school and can be a wonderful way for you to “give back” to the community. These volunteer or internship experiences can also help you to determine which area of psychology you would like to pursue for your future career.

Below is a list of organizations and agencies (and corresponding phone numbers) that seek volunteers to assist in their delivery of their services.

Children and Adolescents

  • Auburn Day Care Center: 821-4060
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lee County: 821-6020, 749-4115 or 745-2582
  • Children First: 502-7008
  • Heavenly Dove Learning Child Care Center: 826-2284
  • Impact: 844-4275
  • Lambert Child Care Center: 821-1127
  • Lee County Youth Development Center: 749-2996
  • Lifesavers Ministries
  • Project Uplift: 844-4430
  • The Little Tree Preschool: 826-1847
  • University Day Care: 826-7337

Hospitals and Clinics

  • East Alabama Medical Center: 749-3411
  • East Alabama Mental Health and Retardation Center (children, substance abuse, hospice, etc): 742-2700
  • His Place (substance abuse): 742-0777

Geriatric Care

  • Area Agency on Aging: 749-5264
  • Atria Park of Auburn: 826-9857
  • Auburn Adult Daycare: 826-9144
  • Camellia Place Assisted and Independent Living: 502-6002
  • Morningside of Auburn: 887-1061
  • Wesley Terrace Retirement Center: 826-7200

Crisis Centers

Children:

  • Child Advocacy Center of East Alabama: 705-0770
  • Family and Children’s Services: 742-2112

Pregnancy and Rape:

Domestic Abuse:

  • Battered Women East Alabama Task Force: 749-1515

General:

  • Crisis Center of East Alabama (pregnancy, abuse, suicide, etc): 821-8600

Human Service Organizations and Departments

  • East Alabama AIDS Outreach: 749-2050
  • American Cancer Society: 821-2748
  • Lee County Department of Human Resources: 749-8164

Specific Volunteer Sites

Alabama Counsel on Human Relations -- Head Start

Alabama Counsel on Human Relations—Head Start volunteers are eligible for a variety of volunteer opportunities based on the individual's desires and interests. Contact ACHR at (334) 821-8336.

Auburn University Program for Students with Disabilities

The Program for Students with Disabilities has several different kinds of student volunteer activities available including reading texts onto audiocassettes, walking with students to class, and assisting with the Dixie Wheelchair Regional Games. Please contact Tracy Donald or Kelly Haynes at (334) 844-2096 or drop by the PSD office located in 1244 Haley Center.

BraveHeart Center for Place and Purpose (BCPP)

BraveHeart Center for Place and Purpose provides an opportunity for Auburn students to enhance the quality of life for young adults with disabilities through daily health and wellness activities, and support community inclusion efforts on Auburn’s campus and throughout East Alabama. Contact Professor Angie Burque at burquad@auburn.edu or Angela Powell at azp0043@auburn.edu.

Camp ASCCA

Camp ASCCA volunteers work under experienced staff in assisting campers with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and mental retardation in various areas of the camping experience. Contact Dan Gilliland or Tom Collier, Camp ASCCA - P.O. Box 21, Jackson's Gap, AL 34841, (205) 825-9224 or IN-STATE ONLY 1-800-843-2247.

Camp Civitan-Easter Seals

Camp Civitan-Easter Seals volunteers work as counselors under an experienced staff in assisting people with mental disabilities. Contact John Stephenson at (205) 825-9014 or Tom Collier at (205) 825-9224.

Camp Smile-A-Mile

Camp Smile-A-Mile volunteers work as counselors under experienced staff and medical personnel at this camp for children with cancer. Contact Camp Smile-A-Mile, P.O. Box 550155, Birmingham, AL 35255, (205) 323-8427.

Lee County Literacy Coalition

The Lee County Literacy Coalition (LCLC) is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing literacy programs at no cost to the community. The LCLC offers tutoring for reading, writing, math, computer, and GED preparation to individuals in the Lee County area. (334) 705-0001.

Lee County Youth Development Center

Lee County Youth Development Center volunteers are eligible for a variety of opportunities based on the individual's desires and interests. Contact Lee County Youth Development Center, 1101 Spring Drive, Opelika, AL 36801, (334) 749-2996.

Project Uplift

Project Uplift volunteers work as mentors and role models for underprivileged children around the Lee County area. Each volunteer is assigned a child with whom he or she is responsible to spend time. Call 844-4430 for more information.

Sav-A-Life

Save-A Life volunteers are asked to perform pregnancy tests and counsel women who are pregnant. Call 821-2112 for more information.

The Little Tree Learning Center

The Little Tree Learning Center is a preschool program designed for children with autism and their peer mentors. Volunteers may sign up to work for course credit or simply for volunteer experience. Contact Holly Rogers or Kim Smith at (334) 826-1847.

Last Updated: November 11, 2019