A FRIEND'S HOUSE
All children need a home to provide a sense of security and unconditional love. Unfortunately, for many children, “home” is a place devoid of these necessities. A Friend’s House operates as a home for children in the custody of the Department of Family and Children Services or the Juvenile Court System.
Residents stay for an unspecified length of time while a best course of action is determined based on a child’s assessment needs. Individuals or small groups can work directly with the children or assist the staff behind the scenes. Volunteers must be 21 years of age to work directly with children, required to complete an orientation class, and must pass a police background check.
For more information contact:
Elaine Epps, Volunteer Coordinator
(678) 432-1630 Ext 216
ANGKOR RESOURCE CENTER, INC.
Angkor Resource Center, Inc (ARC) is a Social Services Center/Multi-Cultural Non-Profit 501 (c)(3) Organization that serves low-income Asian-Americans, Hispanics and other ethnic groups in Clayton & Henry Counties.
Volunteers are needed to assist with the Senior Services programs, English Literacy and Citizenship Preparation Courses, translating/interpreting, clerical work, computer instruction and other services. Volunteers are essential to the success of our programs and offer a great chance to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors. If you are interested, or need additional information please contact Mr. Randy Muth at 404-988-0428 or email@example.com.
Visit our website and check out how ARC is impacting the South Metro Atlanta Community. www.arc707.org LIKE US ON FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/arc707.
ATLANTA COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
Founded in 1979, the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) currently distributes nearly two million pounds of food and other donated grocery items each month to more than 700 nonprofit partner agencies in 38 counties in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. ACFB supports a wide range of people in need, from children to the working poor. Food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers are among the agencies that receive product from the Food Bank and provide food and other critical resources for low-income Georgians who suffer from hunger and food insecurity. The Food Bank also operates several community projects to aid our agencies in community building, technical assistance and advocacy efforts. ACFB relies on more than 15,000 volunteers every year. Individual volunteers and volunteer groups lend support to our day-to-day operations as well as lending their time and talents to special events and other opportunities.
For information about individual and group volunteer opportunities at the Atlanta Community Food Bank or other ways you can support, please contact Ms. Vilma Wallace at Vilma.Wallace@acfb.org.
C.T.C stands for Connecting Through Christ. We are a new, Christian based networking and event planning business that hosts upscale corporate events, youth events, business mixers, gospel showcases, clean comedy shows and professional networking events to help raise funds for community agencies. Our events are designed to create positive, uplifting events where individuals can enjoy fellowship with one another, connect with other businesses, churches, speakers, enjoy entertainment & a variety of Christian based performances.
Volunteers or Interns are needed in the following areas:
Assist with negotiations for space contracts and book event space, arrange food and beverage, order supplies and audiovisual equipment, to meet the quality expectations.
Aggressively gather information on each project to achieve quality event productions.
Contact performers/artists and secure contracts
Conduct research, make site visits, and find resources to help staff make decisions about event possibilities.
Identify potential venue locations
Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process.
Serve as liaison with vendors and identify vendors who are appropriate fit for events.
Assist with managing on-site production and clean up for events as necessary.
Assist with event needs the day of the event
Prepare nametags, materials, notebooks, packages, gift bags, registration lists, seating cards, etc. for the day of the event
Be knowledgeable and able to maintain social media sites for events, send press release if necessary, post event on local event sites, contact media when necessary
Interested volunteers should contact: Sylvia Krow, Owner at 404-465-2004 or firstname.lastname@example.org
THE CALVIN CENTER
Located in Hampton, Georgia, the Calvin Center offers a variety of equestrian programs including therapeutic, recreational and summer camp riding programs. Volunteers are needed to serve in many roles such as: horse leaders; side walkers; grooming; arena assistant; feeding, training and other administrative tasks.
Help take care of the horses, the equipment and facilities, and also assist in the riding classes by serving as "leaders" - whose primary responsibility is the behavior of the horse - and as "sidewalkers" - whose primary responsibility is the safety of the participant. Volunteers also support the program by providing other important services, such as clerical assistance, construction and maintenance assistance, fund-raising assistance, grant writing assistance, trail development, etc. Volunteer training sessions are scheduled throughout the year. For additional information and volunteer applications and forms go to www.calvincenter.org/equestrian or contact Gretchen Ahrens, Equestrian Program Director, at 770-946-4276 ext. 222 or email@example.com
CAMP TWIN LAKES
Camp Twin Lakes provides life-changing, therapeutic, recreational and medically-supportive camp experiences for children with serious illnesses, disabilities and other life challenges.
From event planning and coordination to being a counselor and working directly with our kids, our volunteers provide hundreds of hours of service and play an important role in the success of our organization. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals with a range of interests and abilities.
Some of our opportunities include:
- One Week Summer Camps
- Weekend Camps
- Special Event Opportunities
Click here for the volunteer brochure.
For additional information about volunteering with Camp Twin Lakes, contact: Ashley Henderson, Volunteer Coordinator at Ashley@camptwinlakes.org or (770) 867-6123, ext. 223
Find us at www.camptwinlakes.org / Facebook https://www.facebook.com/camptwinlakes / Twitter https://twitter.com/camptwinlakes / YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/CampTwinLakes
Caminar Latino is a local comprehensive domestic violence program who serves the Latino community and families in the metro Atlanta area. Recently, Caminar Latino has begun a music program for youth witnesses of domestic violence aged 7 to 16 because we believe in the transformational qualities of music in healing and in the prevention of violence in future generations as well as assisting youth in goal setting and completion of school. We are currently seeking volunteers for the youth music program on Wednesday nights, ideally from 5:30pm-7:00pm but volunteers may also come in from 6:00pm-7:00pm. The ideal candidates are those who possess skills with piano, drums, guitar, bass, and mandolin. We believe this is a great opportunity for students to make change in the community and youth’s lives as well as for students to gain experience in teaching youth. Knowledge of Spanish is not a requirement. For further information and coordination you may contact Leo Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (770) 873-2534.
CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE OF ATLANTA
The Camp Department at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is recruiting interns and volunteers to participate in their nine different camps for children with different medical conditions or disabilities. These include:
- Camp Courage for Craniofacial patients
- Camp Carpe Diem for children with Epilepsy and other Seizure Disorder
- Camp No Limb-itations for children with a Limb Deficiency
- Camp Krazy Legs for children with Spina Bifida
- Camp Independence for children who have been diagnosed with kidney disease, are on dialysis, or have received a life-saving organ transplant
- Camp Second Chance Family Camp for transplant recipients, candidates and their immediate families
- Camp Braveheart for children that have had a heart transplant or are affected by heart disease
- Camp You B You for children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Camp Strong4Life for children who are overweight
It is a wonderful opportunity for students to gain experience and to help us in our mission to provide a memorable camp experience for the children.
For additional information about the Camps at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta, contact:
Sarah Baldwin, Patient Activity Specialist and Assistant Director of Camps at email@example.com or via phone at 404-785-5056
disABILITY LINK is a grassroots organization committed to promoting the rights of all people with disabilities. It is designed to increase independence, access and equal rights for everyone through the empowerment of people with disabilities. disABILITY LINK has openings for volunteers and for interns from Clayton State University to make a positive difference through helping to implement disABILITY LINK programs and events.
Volunteer and Intern opportunities at disABILITY LINK include the following:
- Online Research
- Data Entry
- Data Management
- Administrative Support
- Creative Brainstorming
- Event Staffing
- Event Planning
- Scheduling Meetings
- Organizing Meetings
- Preparing Documents & Emails
- Participating in Meetings with Consumers, Constituents, Community Leaders & Business Leaders
- Community Outreach
- Marketing & Public Relations Activities
- Legislative Research
- Issue Advocacy
- Possibly More
For additional information, contact:
James Turner, Volunteer and Administrative Specialist at 404.687.8890 x102
755 Commerce Drive
Decatur, GA 30030
Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical and mental disabilities and other special needs. Easter Seals North Georgia provides high-quality services to ensure that all children with disabilities, or other special needs, and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Easter Seals has been providing services to children in Georgia for more than 50 years.
Each day, Easter Seals North Georgia delivers comprehensive education and child care to more than 2,500 children (birth to five years old) with disabilities and special needs. We provide programs to low-income children to ensure that they have equal opportunities in their communities.
Children with disabilities and special needs find high-quality services designed to meet their individual needs when they come to Easter Seals. Teams of therapists, teachers and other health professionals help each child overcome obstacles to independence and reach his or her personal goals. Easter Seals also includes families as active members of any therapy program, and offers the support families need.
Monday-Friday Volunteer Opportunities:
- Assisting the teachers
- Reading to the kids
- Playing with the kids
- We have 12 child development centers through out North Georgia including 2 in Atlanta very close to Clayton State University
Treak or Treat Trot 5k Run
Easter Seals North Georgia’s 6th Annual Trick-or-Treat Trot event and fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 9:00am. The 5K and Fun Run unite hundreds of Atlanta-area participants at Gwinnett Convention Center to raise funds and awareness for young children with disabilities. This event is a fun way to bring awareness to the many issues affecting North Georgia’s disability community.
This family-friendly event is also an opportunity to provide a safe trick-or-treating experience for all children, including those with disabilities and special needs. In addition to the 5K and Fun Run, Trick-or-Treat Trot will have costume contests, arts and crafts, face painting, prizes and more.
Volunteers are needed to assist with:
- Set up/Tear down
- Check In
- Finish Line
- Children’s Games
- Route entertainment
- Candy/Snack Distribution
- Water Stations
Trick-or-Treat Trot is the perfect occasion for families, friends, neighbors and colleagues to walk together for fitness and a common purpose—to help children with disabilities. We count on all of our sponsors and volunteers to help make this event a blast for all that attend. To register for the run or to find out more about this event, go to www.trickortreattrot.com
THE GREATER WORKS NETWORKS
The Greater Works Networks is a Christian community service organization that provides science based social programs that connect communities, strengthen families, and empower at-risk individuals to do greater works. We are in need of interns and volunteers to assist with program implementation and fundraising efforts.
We provide necessary training, uniform, for all program and fundraising opportunities. We ask that our volunteers dedicate four six-hour shifts (24 volunteer hours) to fundraising events on the calendar in addition to program implementation dates. Paid summer employment positions will be available summer 2017 a monthly stipend, practicum hours, and other benefits are available upon application.
We look forward to working with you to achieve our goal of connecting communities, strengthening families, and empowering individuals to do greater works. For additional information, contact Minister Tribes Elliott, President and Executive Director at (470) 275-4896 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc.
Established in 2003, H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS through enriching programs, unforgettable experiences and connections with the community. We currently have several volunteer opportunities currently available for students.
For additional information, contact Ms. Nadia Eliacin, Program & Development Associate at 404.236-7411 or email@example.com
HANDS ON ATLANTA
The mission of Hands on Atlanta is to tackle Greater Atlanta's most pressing needs by igniting a passion for service and creating lifelong community volunteers.
Hands On Atlanta helps individuals, families, corporate and community groups strengthen Greater Atlanta through service at more than 400 nonprofit organizations and schools. Hands On Atlanta volunteers are at work every day of the year tutoring and mentoring children, helping individuals and families make pathways out of poverty, improving Atlanta’s environment, and more.
Information about upcoming events and a volunteer opportunity calendar can be found on their website at http://www.handsonatlanta.org/HOC__Affiliate_Home_Page
Hands On Atlanta is an affiliate of the Hands On Network, an association of 250 volunteer service organizations across 16 countries.
HEALTHY MOTHERS, HEALTHY BABIES COALITION OF GEORGIA
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHB) is a 501(c)3 with the mission to improve access to healthcare for Georgia's women and children.
We accomplish our mission in the following ways:
- Advocating at Georgia’s State Capital for improved preventive and curative health services and programs for women, children and families;
- Servingthe community through the PowerLine, Georgia’s statewide, toll-free, bi-lingual telephone information and referral line for free and reduced-cost healthcare services;
- Collaborating through forums where legislators, policymakers, healthcare professionals and advocates can share ideas for improving the health of Georgia’s women, children and families;
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHB) has periodic needs of volunteers (general areas of support are below). We are willing to consider fulfilling internship requirements for relevent Master Degree programs.
1. OUTREACH ASSISTANT - Coordinate promotion of call center. Reports to Program Manager.
2. CALL CENTER ASSISTANT- Assist with conducting surveys, new provider research, find new lost cost, free or specialized healthcare resources for specified geographic regions of Georgia and assist call center manager with projects. Reports to call center manager.
Please contact Susan Milne, Operations Manager at (770)451-0020 or email: Susan.Milne@hmhbga.org for more information.
HOSEA FEED THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS
Founded in 1971 by civil rights icons Rev. Hosea and Juanita T. Williams, Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless Food (HFTH), has distributed more than $3 billion in food, clothing, medical, educational, toiletries, furniture and cleaning supplies to 16 Georgia counties, three states, the Philippines, the Ivory Coast and Uganda. HFTH prevents homelessness by providing rent, mortgage, and utility assistance, financial literacy and GED classes, distribution of school supplies and book bags to children, annual Christmas children's party, intensive case management and support to programs to teach recipients how to develop small businesses and co-ops while providing leadership training to independent farmers.
Groups or individuals interested in volunteering can register at http://4hosea.org/page/volunteer-updates for easy access to all year round volunteer opportunities, join special interest volunteer groups and connect with other HFTH volunteers.
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF GEORGIA
Junior Achievement has volunteer opportunities at our Chick-fil-a Foundation Discovery Center. This would be a wonderful way to engage Clayton State University staff and students as JA aims to help middle school students see the relevance of their education as it relates to financial literacy and work readiness. Junior Achievement’s Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center houses two interactive simulations, JA BizTown and JA Finance Park. These simulations provide metro Atlanta middle school students with a dynamic learning experience designed to enhance financial literacy and build skills for professional success. During their visit, volunteers guide students as they progress through the program and discover how these vital skills with help prepare them for future success.
- Students go to ‘work’ for the day at one of 18 businesses to apply the knowledge they gained in the classroom through an authentic and immersive simulation. Here students discover a deeper understanding of careers, the economy, and basic business concepts.
- Volunteers are assigned to a business and guide a group of 5-7 students as they complete a day’s work.
JA Finance Park
- Students receive a ‘life situation’ and work to design a balanced household budget living within the means that are assigned to them as part of their adult persona.
- Volunteers serve as personal financial advisors for the day, coaching students through the decisions they need to make.
For additional information about these volunteer opportunities please contact Rebecca Brooks at (404) 490-0118 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PEOPLE WITH A PURPOSE
People With A Purpose Clubhouse is a non-profit organization that is membership-based; where those living with persistent mental illness come to rebuild their lives. Participants—who are called members, not patients—share ownership and responsibility for the success of the organization. They work in a unique partnership with a small staff, building on strengths instead of focusing on illness. The Clubhouse provides an accepting place to spend the day, valuable work to perform within the organization, opportunities to socialize with friends and co-workers, and access to employment within the wider community. Membership is for life and provides ongoing support.
We have recently partnered with our Hometown Atlanta Braves and will be at the New Braves Suntrust Park Stadium for this amazing opportunity.
We are looking for energetic, engaging, customer friendly volunteers to aide us in fundraising for a New Clubhouse for our members. Volunteer training sessions are being scheduled for those who want to take advantage of this fun and fulfilling opportunity to contribute to a great cause by assisting us with food and beverage services at our dedicated concession stand. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! For additional info, please contact Vivia Collins at (404) 396-5390 or email her directly at email@example.com. You will need to fill out a volunteer application form, go thru 4 hours volunteer training ONCE and get an alcohol permit (Cobb County). We look forward to hearing from you very soon.
BE BRAVE AGAINST MENTAL ILLNESS
SOUTHERN CRESCENT SEXUAL ASSAULT AND CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER
The mission of Southern Crescent Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center is to provide a collaborative, coordinated, community response in an effort to reduce the incidence of child maltreatment and sexual violence through prevention, intervention, and education.
Volunteers are essential to our efforts to assist sexual assault and child abuse victims. Our volunteers can assist with ongoing projects or one-time events. Additionally, volunteers are needed to assist with prevention education and awareness programs, insuring our message reaches all audiences. Volunteers may also participate in local health fairs and community events.
Interested in becoming a volunteer? Simply download the volunteer application or complete the online application found here http://scsacinc.wix.com/scsac#!volunteer-corner.
If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact us at (770) 603-4045 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOUTHWEST KEY PROGRAMS
Southwest Key Programs works with community partners to recruit a culturally diverse population of committed mentors. Our organization utilizes our extensive community network to recruit mentors from within the youth’s surrounding community reaching out to extended family, neighbors, teachers, coaches, religious and community leaders and employers.
Mentors commit to serve as role models for their assigned mentee for a minimum of one year, providing support, encouragement and pro-social lifestyle development opportunities. They act as a resource and confidant to youth when personal and education problems occur and may coordinate meetings with Southwest Key staff and parents, teachers, and other natural supports. Mentors also provide transportation for mentees to and from mentoring activities, as needed.
Click here for additional information about becoming a mentor or contact Kelly Graham, Program Director directly at (678) 646-4863 or email@example.com. To learn more about Youth Mentoring or any other Southwest Key program, please visit our website at www.swkey.org/mentor
Sweet Serenity Inc.
Sweet Serenity SSI, Inc. is dedicated to fighting hunger and poverty within Georgia communities by distributing hot nutritious meals to the homeless, elderly and children and to assist the homeless population with sustainability resources and mainstream services in order to migrate back into society.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all sectors of society in the Georgia by providing emergency aid and referral service for medical, educational, and social services to people in need as well as provide opportunities for career building and training.
We are in search of volunteers to join our organization in Atlanta and surrounding areas for our year round services. Volunteers will have the opportunity to express their talents and ideas as well as giving back to the community. We are looking for volunteers for following areas:
- Event Planning and Development
- Cooking and/or serving meals to the homeless
- Administrative Support
- Web Development (Newsletter, Media, Website/Tech)
- Volunteer Coordinator - (Lead position)
- Outreach Development
If you are interested in volunteering and/or internship opportunities with Sweet Serenity, Inc. or if you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Deborah Sims at 678-650-2552 or 678-301-0390. www.sweetserenityssi.org
KEENAN'S KIDS FOUNDATION
Keeping children safe is the primary mission of Keenan’s Kids Foundation, an established non-profit located in Atlanta, Ga. The Foundation is seeking community support for a special project called the Murphy House Project, named after a local family who has adopted 23 special needs children; many with Down syndrome, autism, blindness and other fragile medical conditions.
Currently 17 Murphy children live in the home that the Foundation and the community helped to build five years ago. Keenan’s Kids Foundation’s needs your help in securing the future of the Murphy children by retiring the mortgage on the home so trust funds can be established for each child, thereby, eliminating the possibility of these siblings ever being separated. We are launching a “Dining to Donate” campaign in October, nationally recognized as Down syndrome month. Additionally, by shopping on-line using the iGive app at over 1400 participating stores, you are also helping support this cause.
For participating restaurants and to find out ways you can volunteer to help with these two campaigns, please email email@example.com or contact Ms. Sloane at 404-223-5437.
Please help us keep this very special family together forever.
Southern Crescent Sports Foundation (H.O.P.E. Park- Helping Other People Excel)
Southern Crescent Sports Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is building a 26 acre park in Clayton County open to everyone in the Southern Crescent area. This park when completed, will have eight ball fields, one of which will be a competitive wheelchair softball field to help reintegrate wounded veterans and citizens into competitive sports. This field will double as a Miracle League field so that children and adults with special needs can play baseball in a safe environment. There will be a 30,000 square foot all accessible playground, a community garden, a certified commercial kitchen, and youth work development programs.
We are in search of volunteers to help us build the park. There are many opportunities to help throughout the year.
Other ways to volunteer for H.O.P.E. Park:
- Clean Up Days
- Miracle League Buddy
- Community Awareness
- Helping with Events
Please contact Lori Harris @ 231-360-3469 for more information, or register on line to be a volunteer. We will add you to our volunteer email list and you will be notified when there is a volunteer opportunity.
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