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Community Partner Volunteer Sites

Are you interested in making a difference in your community? Do you want to move from “Member of Society” to “Active Citizen? The following organizations are looking for Clayton State Students to volunteer their time and talents with them...

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 calvincenter.org or contact Gretchen Ahrens, Equestrian Program Director, at 770-946-4276 ext. 222 or gretchen@calvincenter.org

THE CLAYTON COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

The Clayton County Humane Society (CCHS) is a no-kill animal rescue facility located in Jonesboro, which provides a loving, caring environment to our animals until permanent placement in adoptive homes can be achieved. No animal is ever euthanized to make room for another. We receive no local, state or government funding and are entirely funded and operated by donations and volunteers.

If you or your friends and family are interested in volunteering, please contact Yvette Elliott directly at: uvettee@yahoo.com
Be sure to put "CLAYTON STATE VOLUNTEER" in the subject line.

GEORGIA AQUARIUM

The Georgia Aquarium Volunteer Program is comprised of more than 1,500 enthusiastic and extraordinary people who are passionate about aquatic life and conservation. Whether you have a talent for working with people or your strengths are in other areas, we can use your skills. In return for your time, you’ll enjoy a unique volunteer experience. You will work in a fascinating aquarium environment with great people. You’ll also know you’re helping to create an experience that will entertain and educate millions of people each year. If you’re wondering how to give back to your community, this is the opportunity that you’ve been seeking!

For additional information see https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/careers or contact Laura Griesser at volunteer@georgiaaquarium.org or (404) 581-4490

NOAH'S ARK ANIMAL SANCTUARY

Noah's Ark is a Non-Profit Animal Sanctuary dedicated to bringing children and animals together with the purpose of providing unconditional love, unconditional service and a future full of hope. Located on 250 acres; Noah’s Ark is a sanctuary for over 1,500 abused, unwanted and neglected animals in a beautiful "park like" setting with paved pathways, picnic areas and playgrounds. Noah's Ark never charges admission to come and see the animals, however we do accept and appreciate donations to help feed and care for the animals Noah's Ark has over 1,500 animals with 100 different.

Volunteers are a key part of Noah’s Ark. The Ark has many exciting volunteer opportunities available for individuals and for groups. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age for most of our ongoing volunteer opportunities. Some exceptions may be made for individuals that will be volunteering with a parent or legal guardian. Some of the volunteer opportunities and desired services that might be available to you/your group:

To sign-up to volunteer, please fill out the form located at http://www.noahs-ark.org/Ways-to-Help/Volunteer
This will ensures that the right person gets in touch with you and knows how you are looking to help. We value every person that considers giving their time and energy to help us. We will get back to you in a timely manner.

Noah’s Ark Logo

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  • Gift shop
  • Check in small animals
  • Office duties
  • Answer the phones
  • General repairs and maintenance
  • Lawn care and landscaping
  • Plumbing
  • Electrician
  • Construction and building assistance
  • Pick up donated items

Child & Family Services

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
eepps@afriendshouse.org
(678) 432-1630 Ext 216
www.afriendshouse.org

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 randy@arc707.org.

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. EVENTS

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:

Interested volunteers should contact: Sylvia Krow, Owner at 404-465-2004 or theconnectionctc@gmail.com

  • 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

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 calvincenter.org or contact Gretchen Ahrens, Equestrian Program Director, at 770-946-4276 ext. 222 or gretchen@calvincenter.org

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
  • Camp-To-Go
  • Weekend Camps
  • Special Event Opportunities

For additional information about volunteering with Camp Twin Lakes – Will-A-Way Campus, 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

Camp Twin Lakes Logo A sun and kite

CAMINAR LATINO

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 lmartinez@caminarlatino.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 sarah.baldwin@choa.org or via phone at 404-785-5056

DISABILITY LINK

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:

For additional information, contact:

James Turner, Volunteer and Administrative Specialist at 404.687.8890 x102
755 Commerce Drive
Suite 105
Decatur, GA 30030
http://www.disabilitylink.org/

  • 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

EASTER SEALS

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

For additional information or to volunteer please contact Norma Center at 404-943-1070 x114, ncenter@esng.org or Nick Bedoya at 404-277-5258, nbedoya@esng.org

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 directory@thegwn.org

Greater Works

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, Match & Development Coordinator at 470.321.3102 or nadia@heroforchildren.org

www.heroforchildren.org

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 https://www.handsonatlanta.org/

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 relevant 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 https://4hosea.volunteermatrix.com/ 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.

JA BizTown

JA Finance Park

For additional information about these volunteer opportunities please contact Rebecca Brooks at (404) 490-0118 or via email at rbrooks@georgia.ja.org.

  • 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.
  • 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

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 vivia.collins@peoplewithapurpose.org. 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.

People With a PurposeBE 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, ensuring 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 www.scsac.org.
If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact us at (770) 603-4045 or e-mail us at support@scsac.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.

For more information about becoming a mentor email their Volunteer Connect at volunteer@swkey.org. To learn more about Youth Mentoring or any other Southwest Key program, please visit our website at https://southwestkey.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 mhp@keenanskidsfoundation.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:

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.
http://www.ourhopepark.com/hands-for-HOPE-Park-Volunteer-Registration.html

We hope you “LIKE” us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/HOPE-Park-Helping-Other-People-Excel/122684617893607

HOPE Park logo with baseball in place of the O

  • Fundraising
  • Gardening
  • Clean Up Days
  • Miracle League Buddy
  • Community Awareness
  • Helping with Events

Conservation & Beautification

BOOKS FOR AFRICA

Books For Africa has one focused goal: to end the book famine in Africa. Since 1998, they are the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping over 28 million books to 49 different countries since 1988. With warehouses located in both St. Paul, Minnesota and Atlanta, Georgia, they collect, sort, ship, and distribute books to students of all ages in Africa. Volunteers are needed to sort and pack books according to category and age level. No heavy lifting is involved. All participants should be at least 14 years old.

For volunteer information please email jen@booksforafrica.org

Books For Africa Warehouse-Atlanta

2971 Olympic Industrial Drive, Suite B

Smyrna, GA 30080

www.booksforafrica.org

CITY OF MORROW

Community Clean Team
Volunteers can expect projects that include weeding flower beds, park beautification, painting public furniture, and planting. Most of the work is located at City Hall - 1500 Morrow Rd and the Police Department - 6311 Murphy Dr.

Graffiti Team
Partnership between the City and residents to keep graffiti off our streets for a safer cleaner Morrow. Provide assistance to the Public Works team to remove graffiti from public property such as Morrow's underpass tunnel, Parking deck, and retaining wall.

Please contact - Anou Sothsavath, Public Works Director & Information Technology Director City of Morrow at 770.968.5497

GEORGIA AQUARIUM

The Georgia Aquarium Volunteer Program is comprised of more than 1,500 enthusiastic and extraordinary people who are passionate about aquatic life and conservation. Whether you have a talent for working with people or your strengths are in other areas, we can use your skills. In return for your time, you’ll enjoy a unique volunteer experience. You will work in a fascinating aquarium environment with great people. You’ll also know you’re helping to create an experience that will entertain and educate millions of people each year. If you’re wondering how to give back to your community, this is the opportunity that you’ve been seeking!

For additional information see https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/careers or contact Laura Griesser at volunteer@georgiaaquarium.org or (404) 581-4490

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 https://www.handsonatlanta.org/

Hands On Atlanta is an affiliate of the Hands On Network, an association of 250 volunteer service organizations across 16 countries.

MEDSHARE

MedShare is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the environment and healthcare through the efficient recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment to underserved healthcare facilities in developing countries.

Do you ever wonder how all those supplies like dressings, sutures and surgical tools get in the hands of our healthcare recipients abroad? It's thanks to dedicated volunteers that help sort and prepare the medical supplies for shipping. MedShare's operations depend on its volunteers to get these life-saving supplies to people who desperately need them.

Groups or individuals are welcome to volunteer at the Atlanta-Decatur location. No special skills necessary. Individuals can sign-up through the website www.medshare.org/#get-involved. Groups should contact Alvaro McRae at amcrae@medshare.org. Please provide: group name, estimated number of volunteers, and preferred dates/times for volunteering.

TREES ATLANTA

Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new green space. Empowered by its wonderful community of volunteers, Trees Atlanta serves the metro Atlanta area, and has grown to become one of Atlanta’s most widely known and supported non-profit organizations.

Trees Atlanta has volunteer opportunities just about every Saturday year-round. This hands-on, “dig in the dirt” activity is a great way to meet new friends and get to know more about the community while also helping make it a better place to live.

If you have a passion for trees and conservation, there is a perfect volunteer opportunity waiting for you at Trees Atlanta. We offer a wide range of programs and services that provide a fun and rewarding experience for our dedicated volunteers. Join us today! Individuals and Group Volunteer opportunities can be found at http://treesatlanta.org/get-involved/.

Education

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 randy@arc707.org.

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.

BOOKS FOR AFRICA

Books For Africa has one focused goal: to end the book famine in Africa. Since 1998, they are the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping over 28 million books to 49 different countries since 1988. With warehouses located in both St. Paul, Minnesota and Atlanta, Georgia, they collect, sort, ship, and distribute books to students of all ages in Africa. Volunteers are needed to sort and pack books according to category and age level. No heavy lifting is involved. All participants should be at least 14 years old.

For volunteer information please email jen@booksforafrica.org

Books For Africa Warehouse-Atlanta

2971 Olympic Industrial Drive, Suite B

Smyrna, GA 30080

www.booksforafrica.org

BREAKTHROUGH ATLANTA

Breakthrough Atlanta is a six-year, skills-based, enrichment, college preparatory program with a dual mission: 1) to provide a hands-on teaching experience for college students who aspire to be educators. 2) To provide a pathway to post-secondary education for underserved Atlanta public school students.

Breakthrough Atlanta relies on a variety of interns, volunteers, and other support personnel to operate the program. Volunteers are expected to dedicate two Saturdays out of each month during the school year program. Paid summer employment that entails a monthly stipend, practicum hours, and other benefits is available upon application. www.breakthroughatlanta.org/volunteer/

If you have any further questions, contact:

Jeremy Crane, Site Director (404) 262-3032 (Ext. 14443)

JCrane@Lovett.org

Rebecca Hernandez (404) 262-3032 (Ext. 14447)

RHerndez@lovettesch.org

CAMINAR LATINO

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 lmartinez@caminarlatino.org or (770) 873-2534.

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
  • Camp-To-Go
  • Weekend Camps
  • Special Event Opportunities

For additional information about volunteering with Camp Twin Lakes – Will-A-Way Campus, 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

Camp Twin Lakes Logo A sun and kite

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF ATLANTA

Communities In Schools of Atlanta is the nation's largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school! Communities In Schools is a national and award-winning dropout prevention organization that was established in Atlanta, GA in 1972.

Volunteers are needed on an on-going basis to provide academic supports to our students as math and/or reading tutors.

Towers High School Math (Algebra/Geometry) Monday - Wednesday 8:30am-4:45pm (hrs. flexible)
McNair High School Math (Algebra/Geometry), ELA, Science Monday - Friday 8:15am-3:00pm (hrs. flexible)
Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary School Costco Reading Program 15 week program Monday - Friday; 1x weekly for 45 min. 8:30am-2:30pm (hrs. flexible) or after school 2:45pm - 4:45pm
West End Performance Learning Center Math, Science, Social Studies

College Readiness Supports
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Monday - Thursday
10:00am-2:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
Toomer Elementary School Math, Reading, Writing Monday - Friday 8:00am-2:30pm
Cross Keys High School Math, English, Science Monday - Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Westlake High School
Supports Capacity: Tutors, Mentors
Math, Biology, Language Arts, Spanish, French, Latin Monday - Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Creekside High School
Supports Capacity: Tutors, Mentors, clerical
Math, Science, Literature Days are Flexible; 1x-2x weekly 8:00am - 4:00pm
Banneker High School Literature, Science, World History Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm

 

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities or need additional information about the Communities In Schools Program, please contact:

 

 

Ms. Dionne Butler
Partnerships Manager
Communities In Schools of Atlanta
260 Peachtree Street, Suite 750, Atlanta, GA 30303
Direct: 404.724.2414; Mobile: 770.990.9615; Fax: 404.877.1938
Email: dbutler@cisatlanta.org

 

DISABILITY LINK

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:

For additional information, contact:

James Turner, Volunteer and Administrative Specialist at 404.687.8890 x102

755 Commerce Drive

Suite 105

Decatur, GA 30030

http://www.disabilitylink.org/

  • 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

EASTER SEALS

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 throughout North Georgia including 2 in Atlanta very close to Clayton State University

For additional information or to volunteer please contact Norma Center at 404-943-1070 x114, ncenter@esng.org or Nick Bedoya at 404-277-5258, nbedoya@esng.org

GEORGIA AQUARIUM

The Georgia Aquarium Volunteer Program is comprised of more than 1,500 enthusiastic and extraordinary people who are passionate about aquatic life and conservation. Whether you have a talent for working with people or your strengths are in other areas, we can use your skills. In return for your time, you’ll enjoy a unique volunteer experience. You will work in a fascinating aquarium environment with great people. You’ll also know you’re helping to create an experience that will entertain and educate millions of people each year. If you’re wondering how to give back to your community, this is the opportunity that you’ve been seeking!

For additional information see https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/careers or contact Laura Griesser at volunteer@georgiaaquarium.org or (404) 581-4490

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.

JA BizTown

JA Finance Park

For additional information about these volunteer opportunities please contact Rebecca Brooks at (404) 490-0118 or via email at rbrooks@georgia.ja.org.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

For more information about becoming a mentor email their Volunteer Connect at volunteer@swkey.org. To learn more about Youth Mentoring or any other Southwest Key program, please visit our website at https://southwestkey.org/.

SPIVEY HALL

  • Spivey Hall provides many volunteer opportunities for students throughout the year. We host school children (PreK-12) and other community members at a wide variety of musical events throughout the year. My particular mission is to create educational programming such as concerts, workshops, summer camps, and master classes. Listed below are the dates volunteers are needed for our Young People’s Concerts. These concerts are also terrific entertainment and cultural opportunities since we have jazz, opera, classical, and world music offerings.

    Students interested in volunteering for one or multiple events should sign up through Volgistics or contact Melanie E. Darby, Spivey Hall Education Manager at MelanieDarby@clayton.edu

Health & Wellness

CAMINAR LATINO

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 lmartinez@caminarlatino.org or (770) 873-2534.

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
  • Camp-To-Go
  • Weekend Camps
  • Special Event Opportunities

For additional information about volunteering with Camp Twin Lakes – Will-A-Way Campus, 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

Camp Twin Lakes Logo A sun and kite

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 sarah.baldwin@choa.org or via phone at 404-785-5056

DISABILITY LINK

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:

For additional information, contact:

James Turner, Volunteer and Administrative Specialist at 404.687.8890 x102

755 Commerce Drive

Suite 105

Decatur, GA 30030

http://www.disabilitylink.org/

  • 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

EASTER SEALS

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

For additional information or to volunteer please contact Norma Center at 404-943-1070 x114, ncenter@esng.org or Nick Bedoya at 404-277-5258, nbedoya@esng.org

EMBRACING HOSPICE

Embracing Hospice provides their patients and families with comfort and loving care. They currently have excellent volunteer opportunities available for Clayton State Students at one of their 4 Atlanta area locations. Volunteers will offer companionship, socialization, love and support to patients and families. If you are interested in learning how you can become a part of their compassionate circle of support, please contact Patrice Harrison for more information or to register for our training classes. Students from all majors are welcome to volunteer.

Patrice Harrison, Volunteer Coordinator

Office: 404-659-0110

patrice.harrison@americanhospice.com

Embracing Hospice Locations:

Main Office – 5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Suite D580, Atlanta, GA 30342

Embracing Hospice South – 2340 Patrick Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253

Snellville In-Patient Unit – 2160 Fountain Drive, Snellville, GA 30078

Cumming In-Patient Unit – 8013 Majors Road, Cumming, GA 30041

  • Great Hands-on Patient Interaction
  • Flexible Hours
  • Healthcare Experience
  • Give Back to Your Community
  • Recognition, Feedback and Support
  • Personal and Professional Growth
  • Gain a Lifelong Friendship

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, Match & Development Coordinator at 470.321.3102 or nadia@heroforchildren.org

www.heroforchildren.org

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;
  • Serving the 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.

HOSPICE ADVANTAGE

Are you looking for an opportunity that will allow you to be flexible with your time while still touching the lives of others? At Hospice Advantage we take pride in the volunteer program that we have to offer to our patients and their families. You can make a difference by:

Volunteers can also provide a big help in our office:

All volunteers are provided the same training as our staff and we consider you to be part of our interdisciplinary team. Our service area includes the counties of South Fulton, Fayette, Coweta, Lamar, Upson, Henry, Butts, Pike and Meriwether

For more information please contact:

Laynie Humphrey, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 678-817-4180

145 Howard Lane, Fayetteville, GA 30215

  • Visiting a patient or family member
  • Sitting with a patient so that family members can have a much needed break
  • Reading, singing, or helping with leisure activities for the patient
  • Providing a shoulder to lean on during this extremely strenuous time
  • Newsletters
  • Filing, Mail, Database
  • Community outreach activities
  • Fundraising and public relations

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 mhp@keenanskidsfoundation.com or contact Ms. Sloane at 404-223-5437.

Please help us keep this very special family together forever.

MEDSHARE

MedShare is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the environment and healthcare through the efficient recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment to underserved healthcare facilities in developing countries.

Do you ever wonder how all those supplies like dressings, sutures and surgical tools get in the hands of our healthcare recipients abroad? It's thanks to dedicated volunteers that help sort and prepare the medical supplies for shipping. MedShare's operations depend on its volunteers to get these life-saving supplies to people who desperately need them.

Groups or individuals are welcome to volunteer at the Atlanta-Decatur location. No special skills necessary. Individuals can sign-up through the website www.medshare.org/#get-involved. Groups should contact Alvaro McRae at amcrae@medshare.org. Please provide: group name, estimated number of volunteers, and preferred dates/times for volunteering.

OPEN HAND ATLANTA

Project Open Hand began in 1988 when Michael Edwards-Pruitt and a few of his neighbors cooked meals for 14 friends who were too sick to cook for themselves. It was an act of love from a small, grassroots group committed to making a difference in the community. 22 years later, Project Open Hand prepares and delivers over 4,500 meals a day, employs a full-time staff, provides nutrition education from licensed dietitians, and is consistently recognized as one of the most innovative, visionary and fiscally responsible nonprofit organizations in the country.

Open Hand volunteers package meals, drive meal delivery routes, work with our senior health and wellness programs, and serve in leadership positions.

To schedule a volunteer opportunity for you or a group, simply call Volunteer Services at (404) 872-2707. Find out more about Project Open Hand at www.openhandatlanta.org/volunteer/ or on Facebook at Open Hand Atlanta.

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 www.scsac.org.
If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact us at (770) 603-4045 or e-mail us at support@scsac.org.

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:

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.
http://www.ourhopepark.com/hands-for-HOPE-Park-Volunteer-Registration.html

We hope you “LIKE” us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/HOPE-Park-Helping-Other-People-Excel/122684617893607

HOPE Park logo with baseball in place of the O

  • Fundraising
  • Gardening
  • Clean Up Days
  • Miracle League Buddy
  • Community Awareness
  • Helping with Events

UNITED HOSPICE

Through United Hospice, both patient and family will find comfort, support, closure, personal and spiritual peace, self-respect and respect for the fullness of life. United Hospice has volunteer opportunities for students with caring and compassionate hearts.

Direct Care Volunteers

Do you find it easy to care for others? You can make an enormous difference in their lives as a volunteer by providing companionship for our patients and respite for their caregivers. Volunteers that provide companionship visit patients 1-2 times per month for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Volunteer training provided.

Description: Volunteers visit, read, play/listen to music with patients, and support patients and their families.

Skills Needed: An open mind, and a compassionate heart

Coverage areas: Union City, Fayette, Pike, Fairburn, Franklin, Coweta, LaGrange, Greenville, and Griffin

Administrative Volunteers

Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? Are you good with people and details? Are you task oriented and like creative projects? Administrative volunteers are needed to help a busy Union City office.

Description:

Volunteer once a week, once a month, or somewhere in between – whatever fits your schedule. Hospice specific training is provided.

For additional information, contact:

Benita Bowden, Volunteer Coordinator

Cell: 678-524-2569

Office: 770-254-8612

bbowden@uhs-pruitt.com.

  • Typing up daily patient lists
  • Filing, making copies, and answering the telephone
  • Making phone calls
  • Putting together admission packets
  • Helping with special projects
  • Educating the public about hospice

Hospitality

C.T.C. EVENTS

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:

Interested volunteers should contact: Sylvia Krow, Owner at 404-465-2004 or theconnectionctc@gmail.com

  • 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

THE CLAYTON COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

The Clayton County Humane Society (CCHS) is a no-kill animal rescue facility located in Jonesboro, which provides a loving, caring environment to our animals until permanent placement in adoptive homes can be achieved. No animal is ever euthanized to make room for another. We receive no local, state or government funding and are entirely funded and operated by donations and volunteers.

If you or your friends and family are interested in volunteering, please contact Yvette Elliott directly at: uvettee@yahoo.com
Be sure to put "CLAYTON STATE VOLUNTEER" in the subject line.

GEORGIA AQUARIUM

The Georgia Aquarium Volunteer Program is comprised of more than 1,500 enthusiastic and extraordinary people who are passionate about aquatic life and conservation. Whether you have a talent for working with people or your strengths are in other areas, we can use your skills. In return for your time, you’ll enjoy a unique volunteer experience. You will work in a fascinating aquarium environment with great people. You’ll also know you’re helping to create an experience that will entertain and educate millions of people each year. If you’re wondering how to give back to your community, this is the opportunity that you’ve been seeking!

For additional information see https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/careers or contact Laura Griesser at volunteer@georgiaaquarium.org or (404) 581-4490

HARTSFIELD-JACKSON ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

We are in the process of recruiting new volunteers and would love to provide the opportunity for Clayton students to come out and work at the airport.

The Hartsfield Host Volunteer Program has been an integral part of the Department of Aviation since 1996, and provides an invaluable service to our airport community. Our volunteers relay information to our customers pertaining to every area of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (H-JAIA), including ground transportation, where to eat and shop, airlines, baggage claim, security issues, and even where to go for comfort and spiritual guidance. They are considerably knowledgeable about the Atlanta area and are often asked to provide information about conferences/conventions and other events taking place in the city, hotels, and what to do during a layover. They also provide escorts when needed and assist our Landside Operations team during irregular operations. We would provide the students with the necessary training, a uniform, MARTA or parking passes, and bottled water. We ask that our volunteers work one four-hour shift per week.

Students who are interested can go to www.atl.com/community/airport-volunteer-program/ and fill out an application online, or contact:

Volunteer Office at 404-382-2189 or volunteer@atl.com.

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 vivia.collins@peoplewithapurpose.org. 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.

People with a PurposeBE BRAVE AGAINST MENTAL ILLNESS

SPIVEY HALL

  • Spivey Hall provides many volunteer opportunities for students throughout the year. We host school children (PreK-12) and other community members at a wide variety of musical events throughout the year. My particular mission is to create educational programming such as concerts, workshops, summer camps, and master classes. Listed below are the dates volunteers are needed for our Young People’s Concerts. These concerts are also terrific entertainment and cultural opportunities since we have jazz, opera, classical, and world music offerings.
  • Students interested in volunteering for one or multiple events should sign up through Volgistics or contact Melanie E. Darby, Spivey Hall Education Manager at MelanieDarby@clayton.edu

Hunger & Homelessness

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.

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 https://4hosea.volunteermatrix.com/ for easy access to all year round volunteer opportunities, join special interest volunteer groups and connect with other HFTH volunteers.

PROJECT OPEN HAND

Project Open Hand began in 1988 when Michael Edwards-Pruitt and a few of his neighbors cooked meals for 14 friends who were too sick to cook for themselves. It was an act of love from a small, grassroots group committed to making a difference in the community. 22 years later, Project Open Hand prepares and delivers over 4,500 meals a day, employs a full-time staff, provides nutrition education from licensed dietitians, and is consistently recognized as one of the most innovative, visionary and fiscally responsible nonprofit organizations in the country.

Open Hand volunteers package meals, drive meal delivery routes, work with our senior health and wellness programs, and serve in leadership positions.

To schedule a volunteer opportunity for you or a group, simply call Volunteer Services at (404) 872-2707. Find out more about Project Open Hand at www.openhandatlanta.org/volunteer/  or on Facebook at Open Hand Atlanta.

SOUTHERN CRESCENT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY (SCHFH)

Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity is a volunteer-driven organization. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us in building simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with God and families in need. Although the vast majority of volunteers have no construction experience or building skills, volunteers are involved in most phases of construction.

Working side-by-side with the family who will purchase the house, our volunteers experience for themselves the joy created when a family is able to realize their dream of homeownership.

Volunteers are needed for both Construction and Non-Construction Projects.

For Additional Information Contact: Kara Cannon at 770-477-2367

or kara.cannon@schabitat.org

www.facebook.com/schfh

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 randy@arc707.org.

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.

BOOKS FOR AFRICA

Books For Africa has one focused goal: to end the book famine in Africa. Since 1998, they are the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping over 28 million books to 49 different countries since 1988. With warehouses located in both St. Paul, Minnesota and Atlanta, Georgia, they collect, sort, ship, and distribute books to students of all ages in Africa. Volunteers are needed to sort and pack books according to category and age level. No heavy lifting is involved. All participants should be at least 14 years old.

For volunteer information please email jen@booksforafrica.org

Books For Africa Warehouse-Atlanta

2971 Olympic Industrial Drive, Suite B

Smyrna, GA 30080

www.booksforafrica.org

DISABILITY LINK

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:

For additional information, contact:

James Turner, Volunteer and Administrative Specialist at 404.687.8890 x102

755 Commerce Drive

Suite 105

Decatur, GA 30030

http://www.disabilitylink.org/

  • 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

MEDSHARE

MedShare is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the environment and healthcare through the efficient recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment to underserved healthcare facilities in developing countries.

Do you ever wonder how all those supplies like dressings, sutures and surgical tools get in the hands of our healthcare recipients abroad? It's thanks to dedicated volunteers that help sort and prepare the medical supplies for shipping. MedShare's operations depend on its volunteers to get these life-saving supplies to people who desperately need them.

Groups or individuals are welcome to volunteer at the Atlanta-Decatur location. No special skills necessary. Individuals can sign-up through the website www.medshare.org/#get-involved. Groups should contact Alvaro McRae at amcrae@medshare.org. Please provide: group name, estimated number of volunteers, and preferred dates/times for volunteering.

Senior Care

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 randy@arc707.org.

Visit our website and check out how ARC is impacting the South Metro Atlanta Community. www.arc707.org LIKE US ON FACEBOOK EMBRACING HOSPICE

Embracing Hospice provides their patients and families with comfort and loving care. They currently have excellent volunteer opportunities available for Clayton State Students at one of their 4 Atlanta area locations. Volunteers will offer companionship, socialization, love and support to patients and families. If you are interested in learning how you can become a part of their compassionate circle of support, please contact Patrice Harrison for more information or to register for our training classes. Students from all majors are welcome to volunteer.

Patrice Harrison, Volunteer Coordinator

Office: 404-659-0110

patrice.harrison@americanhospice.com

Embracing Hospice Locations:

Main Office – 5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Suite D580, Atlanta, GA 30342

Embracing Hospice South – 2340 Patrick Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253

Snellville In-Patient Unit – 2160 Fountain Drive, Snellville, GA 30078

Cumming In-Patient Unit – 8013 Majors Road, Cumming, GA 30041

  • Great Hands-on Patient Interaction
  • Flexible Hours
  • Healthcare Experience
  • Give Back to Your Community
  • Recognition, Feedback and Support
  • Personal and Professional Growth
  • Gain a Lifelong Friendship

HOSPICE ADVANTAGE

Are you looking for an opportunity that will allow you to be flexible with your time while still touching the lives of others? At Hospice Advantage we take pride in the volunteer program that we have to offer to our patients and their families. You can make a difference by:

Volunteers can also provide a big help in our office:

All volunteers are provided the same training as our staff and we consider you to be part of our interdisciplinary team. Our service area includes the counties of South Fulton, Fayette, Coweta, Lamar, Upson, Henry, Butts, Pike and Meriwether. For more information please contact:

Laynie Humphrey, Volunteer Coordinator, 678-817-4180

145 Howard Lane, Fayetteville, GA 30215

  • Visiting a patient or family member
  • Sitting with a patient so family members can have a much needed break
  • Reading, singing, or helping with leisure activities for the patient
  • Providing a shoulder to lean on during this extremely strenuous time
  • Newsletters
  • Filing, Mail, Database
  • Community outreach activities
  • Fundraising and public relations

UNITED HOSPICE

Through United Hospice, both patient and family will find comfort, support, closure, personal and spiritual peace, self-respect and respect for the fullness of life. United Hospice has volunteer opportunities for students with caring and compassionate hearts.

Direct Care Volunteers

Do you find it easy to care for others? You can make an enormous difference in their lives as a volunteer by providing companionship for our patients and respite for their caregivers. Volunteers that provide companionship visit patients 1-2 times per month for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Volunteer training provided.

Description: Volunteers visit, read, play/listen to music with patients, and support patients and their families.

Skills Needed: An open mind, and a compassionate heart

Coverage areas: Union City, Fayette, Pike, Fairburn, Franklin, Coweta, LaGrange, Greenville, and Griffin

Administrative Volunteers

Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? Are you good with people and details? Are you task oriented and like creative projects? Administrative volunteers are needed to help a busy Union City office.

Description:

 

Volunteer once a week, once a month, or somewhere in between – whatever fits your schedule. Hospice specific training is provided.

For additional information, contact:

Benita Bowden, Volunteer Coordinator

Cell: 678-524-2569

Office: 770-254-8612

bbowden@uhs-pruitt.com.

  • Typing up daily patient lists
  • Filing, making copies, and answering the telephone
  • Making phone calls
  • Putting together admission packets
  • Helping with special projects
  • Educating the public about hospice

Youth Development

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 at (678) 432-1630 Ext 216

or eepps@afriendshouse.org

www.afriendshouse.org

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 randy@arc707.org.

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.

BREAKTHROUGH ATLANTA

Breakthrough Atlanta is a six-year, skills-based, enrichment, college preparatory program with a dual mission: 1) to provide a hands-on teaching experience for college students who aspire to be educators. 2) To provide a pathway to post-secondary education for underserved Atlanta public school students.

Breakthrough Atlanta relies on a variety of interns, volunteers, and other support personnel to operate the program. Volunteers are expected to dedicate two Saturdays out of each month during the school year program. Paid summer employment that entails a monthly stipend, practicum hours, and other benefits is available upon application. www.breakthroughatlanta.org/volunteer/

If you have any further questions, contact:

Jeremy Crane, Site Director (404) 262-3032 (Ext. 14443)

JCrane@Lovett.org

Rebecca Hernandez (404) 262-3032 (Ext. 14447)

RHerndez@lovettesch.org

C.T.C. EVENTS

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:

Interested volunteers should contact: Sylvia Krow, Owner at 404-465-2004 or theconnectionctc@gmail.com

  • 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

CAMINAR LATINO

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 lmartinez@caminarlatino.org or (770) 873-2534.

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
  • Camp-To-Go
  • Weekend Camps
  • Special Event Opportunities

For additional information about volunteering with Camp Twin Lakes – Will-A-Way Campus, 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

Camp Twin Lakes Logo A sun and kite

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 sarah.baldwin@choa.org or via phone at 404-785-5056

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF ATLANTA

Communities In Schools of Atlanta is the nation's largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school! Communities In Schools is a national and award-winning dropout prevention organization that was established in Atlanta, GA in 1972.

Volunteers are needed on an on-going basis to provide academic supports to our students as math and/or reading tutors.

Towers High School Math (Algebra/Geometry) Monday - Wednesday 8:30am-4:45pm (hrs. flexible)
McNair High School Math (Algebra/Geometry), ELA, Science Monday - Friday 8:15am-3:00pm (hrs. flexible)
Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary School Costco Reading Program 15 week program Monday - Friday; 1x weekly for 45 min. 8:30am-2:30pm (hrs. flexible) or after school 2:45pm - 4:45pm
West End Performance Learning Center Math, Science, Social Studies

College Readiness Supports
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Monday - Thursday
10:00am-2:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
Toomer Elementary School Math, Reading, Writing Monday - Friday 8:00am-2:30pm
Cross Keys High School Math, English, Science Monday - Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Westlake High School
Supports Capacity: Tutors, Mentors
Math, Biology, Language Arts, Spanish, French, Latin Monday - Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Creekside High School
Supports Capacity: Tutors, Mentors, clerical
Math, Science, Literature Days are Flexible; 1x-2x weekly 8:00am - 4:00pm
Banneker High School Literature, Science, World History Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities or need additional information about the Communities In Schools

Program, please contact:
Ms. Dionne Butler
Partnerships Manager
Communities In Schools of Atlanta
260 Peachtree Street, Suite 750, Atlanta, GA 30303
Direct: 404.724.2414; Mobile: 770.990.9615; Fax: 404.877.1938
Email: dbutler@cisatlanta.org

EASTER SEALS

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:

For additional information or to volunteer please contact Norma Center at 404-943-1070 x114, ncenter@esng.org or Nick Bedoya at 404-277-5258, nbedoya@esng.org

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 https://www.handsonatlanta.org/

Hands On Atlanta is an affiliate of the Hands On Network, an association of 250 volunteer service organizations across 16 countries.

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.

JA BizTown

JA Finance Park

For additional information about these volunteer opportunities please contact Rebecca Brooks at (404) 490-0118 or via email at rbrooks@georgia.ja.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 mhp@keenanskidsfoundation.com or contact Ms. Sloane at 404-223-5437.

Please help us keep this very special family together forever.

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 vivia.collins@peoplewithapurpose.org. 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.

People with a purposeBE BRAVE AGAINST MENTAL ILLNESS

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:

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.
http://www.ourhopepark.com/hands-for-HOPE-Park-Volunteer-Registration.html

We hope you “LIKE” us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/HOPE-Park-Helping-Other-People-Excel/122684617893607

HOPE Park logo with baseball in place of the O

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.

For more information about becoming a mentor email their Volunteer Connect at volunteer@swkey.org. To learn more about Youth Mentoring or any other Southwest Key program, please visit our website at https://southwestkey.org/.

SPIVEY HALL

  • 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
    • Set up/Tear down
    • Registration
    • Check In
    • Finish Line
    • Children’s Games
    • Balloons
    • Route entertainment
    • Candy/Snack Distribution
    • Water Stations
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Fundraising
    • Gardening
    • Clean Up Days
    • Miracle League Buddy
    • Community Awareness
    • Helping with Events
    • Spivey Hall provides many volunteer opportunities for students throughout the year. We host school children (PreK-12) and other community members at a wide variety of musical events throughout the year. My particular mission is to create educational programming such as concerts, workshops, summer camps, and master classes. Listed below are the dates volunteers are needed for our Young People’s Concerts. These concerts are also terrific entertainment and cultural opportunities since we have jazz, opera, classical, and world music offerings.
    • Students interested in volunteering for one or multiple events should sign up through Volgistics or contact Melanie E. Darby, Spivey Hall Education Manager at MelanieDarby@clayton.edu