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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off cover school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Volunteer Award

Everest Academy is proud to announce the availability of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a prestigious national honor offered in recognition of volunteer commitment.  This award is given by the President of the United States and honors individuals, families and groups who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service over the course of 12 months.   Everest Academy is proud to recognize the volunteers who consistently take the time to make a difference in the lives of others.  

Service hours can be accumulated through work on the volunteer projects of your choice throughout the school year.  To be eligible to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award, applicants' service hours must be confirmed by Everest Academy. 

Participation in this program is FREE!!!  Awards will be at participant's expense (about $3 - $4) and will be awarded at the end of the school year. 

There are three levels of the Award varying by hours of service completed within the school year:

Kids - 14 and younger                                       

Bronze Award       50 - 74 hours
Silver Award         75 - 99 hours
Gold Award          100 or more hours

Young Adults - Ages 15 - 25

Bronze Award       100 - 174 hours
Silver Award         175 - 249 hours
Gold Award          250 or more hours

Adults - Ages 26 and up    
Bronze Award       100 - 249 hours
Silver Award         250 - 499 hours
Gold Award          500 or more hours

Families (two or more people)*

Bronze Award       200 - 499 hours
Silver Award         500 - 999 hours
Gold Award           1,000 or more hours
*Each member contributing at least 25 hours towards the total

You can keep a record of service hours on your own, or you can use the on-line log using the Everest Academy "Record of Service Key"  MKM-32481.

Volunteer Opportunities!!!

Birmingham Museum of Art Volunteer Opportunity - This program enables 14 - 19 years olds to experience the diverse world of the Birmingham Museum of Art. During the year, Teen Volunteers have the opportunity to volunteer as Gallery Attendants, Family Day Assistants or as Special Events Assistants. Contact Kristen Greenwood at kpgreenwood@artsbma.org or call (205)254-2571.

Humane Society Teen Club - The Humane Teen Club is for teens aged 12 - 15 years who have a sincere interest in learning about animal companionship.  Due to the nature of training and skill involved, the age requirement for volunteering is 16.  As a result, the Human Teen Club was create to give students the opportunity to learn and engage in topics focused on the benefits of animal companionship and animal welfare.  While many of the monthly activities include animal handling experiences, it is not the primary focus of the program.  Students must attend 9 out of 12 meetings which will be held the third Saturday of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  For an application, please contact the Greater Birmingham Humane Society at 780-7281.

Serve the Homeless Volunteer Opportunity for Teens - Agape in Pinson has partnered with a ministry called THE NEST for several years now.  It is a non-profit non-denominational ministry that cooks and provides meals for Birmingham's homeless community.  They serve a hot meal every Tuesday and Thursday evenings and possibly Sundays as well downtown between the BJCC and Boutwell under the bridge.  They need help serving food and collecting and handing out blankets and gloves.  For more information, please contact Hal Wycoff  at 205-680-6599.  Thanks Sue!

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Volunteer Orientation - Learn about The Gardens and ways you can volunteer to support Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Orientations are for current and potential volunteers and take place from noon - 1:00 p.m. in the upstairs East Room of The Garden Center at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Volunteer orientations take place the third Tuesday of the month: August 21 & September 18. For more information visit call (205) 414-3962.

Check Out These Opportunities!
Listed below are other volunteer activities you might want to give a try!  If you have a good idea for a volunteer activity, please let us know.
  • Alabama Red Cross
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Lung Association/Asthma
  • Big Brothers-Big Sisters
  • Boy Scout Projects
  • Girl Scout Projects
  • Brookwood Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Church Mission Projects
  • City Stages
  • Exceptional Foundation in Homewood
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Humane Society
  • Jesse’s Place
  • Jimmie Hale Mission
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Libraries
  • McWane Center
  • Medical Center East Hospital
  • Mercedes Marathon
  • Museum of Art
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Ruffner Mountain
  • St. Vincent’s Hospital
  • Salvation Army
  • School Clean-Up Projects
  • Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure
  • SVHS Club Service Activities
  • Toys for Tots
  • UAB Hospitals
  • United Way
  • Urban Ministries
  • YWCA - Birmingham's YWCA needs your help with several programs: Tutoring on Tuesdays, After School Enrichment Program, My Sister's Closet, or Santa's Workshop.  Visit their website at www.ywcabham.org/opportunities/volunteer.asp