Where People in Georgia Volunteer 2005-2007

Communities in Schools Cobb County
Do you have one hour a week to help a young person in need of a trusted friend? Communities in Schools, our nation's leading dropout prevention organization, is recruiting mentors to help our youth to achieve success in Cobb County. Mentors serve as adult role models helping with post-secondary planning and developing the skills needed to be successful beyond graduation. Mentors listen, laugh, and share positive time with a young person seeking support and friendship. Training is provided and mentor matches are made based on the unique qualities of each adult and student. Please contact Meghan Wilson, Programs Manager, Communities in Schools Marietta/Cobb County for more information or to become a mentor, 678-503-0901 or mwilson@cismcc.org

Veterans
The State of Georgia's Paving the Way Home Veteran's Initiative has developed 6 action areas to benefit the many military families that reside in Georgia. Volunteers are required as soon as possible. Want to be part of the solution? Consider volunteering. See Care for the Troops website where the enrollment process for the entire State will occur. To learn more or to enroll see CFTT


Mentoring
The Hillside/First Presbyterian Partnership Ministry is actively seeking assistance with our tutoring/mentoring program. We need persons willing to donate one hour per week to read and listen to an elementary aged child in 1st through 3rd grades on a one-on-one basis. We also have children in 4th and 5th grades needing assistance with reading in our math lab. For further information, please contact Alice Moore or Rev. Connie Lee at 404-289-3092 or 404-228-7741.



HopeStore
At Hope Store you donate unneeded items and know that the profits from their sale will support God's work in the community! The Hope Store has selected Street GRACE along with the North Fulton ministries of FCA, Flood Student Ministries, Student Venture and Murphy-Harpst (Cedartown) to be the financial recipients of their new store. They offer upscale quality items at thrift prices including designer clothing, furniture, antiques, kid and baby items, electronics and more. The Hope Store is in need of volunteers Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-7p.m., 8560 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 116 Alpharetta, GA 30022. Call to say you can help 678-777-2786

Homeless Census
Volunteers needed for the 2011 Tri-Jurisdictional (Atlanta, DeKalb Co., and Fulton Co.) Homeless Census on January 25, 2011The more we understand about homelessness, the more we can help homeless persons. The Metro Atlanta Homeless Census and Survey is a vital step towards ending homelessness in the area. The community can use the census information to understand better the needs of Metro Atlanta’s homeless population. For nearly a decade, hundreds of devoted volunteer enumerators have been an invaluable part of the homeless census by helping the Tri-J determine the number of homeless persons in Metro Atlanta. With just a few hours of service on a single night, volunteer enumerators perform one of the most important jobs of the entire homeless census. Over 400 volunteers will be needed to cover several hundred miles of street. No prior experience is required beyond the desire to help your community. Please contact Josie Parker with any questions or to register as a volunteer: josie.parker@pcni.org / 404-639-9933 x323.

AADD All About Developmental Disabilities
Since AADD families living with developmental disabilities also live well below the poverty line, the children AADD serves do not have the basic school supplies to start the new school year off right. They need help in creating the first annual Back-to-School Supply Drive. Read more about it atAADD and email emily@aadd.org if you are ready and willing to take on this much-needed, highly rewarding task!

Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services
Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services, one of Atlanta’s oldest community outreach programs serving those in need, was created in 1985 to continue the mission of the Sisters of Mercy who in 1880 established Atlanta’s first permanent hospital, Saint Joseph’s. Mercy Care provides primary health care, social services and health education to the underserved in Atlanta. Volunteers are needed in many positions, such as..
  • Licensed medical and dental providers
  • Interpreters – Spanish and Vietnamese
  • Office & Program Assistants
From students to retirees Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services welcomes you to offer your time and skills. Please consider joining this committed group. For more information call Nicole Smith at 678-843-8510 or email nsmith2@sjha.org

Cross-Cultural Ministries, Inc
serves immigrant families through cultural adaptation assistance and mercy ministries to people in need. Afterschool homework help is just one of the things they offer. There still need some volunteers and have a sport for an ESL tutor. They are in the Norcross area. If you can help call or email 678-469-6088crossculturalmin@gmail.com

Renovacion Conyugal
a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Latinos develop, strengthen and revitalize their families. They are seeking volunteers. The parenting school (Escuela para Padres) and couple’s workshop (Taller de Parejas) have the highest demand from the public and consequently the highest need for volunteers. For more information send an email to renovacionconyugalgeorgia@yahoo.com.

Senior Citizen Services
Fulfilling Community Service
Do you or someone you know need to fulfill a community service project for school, work, social club, sorority/fraternity or scouting? Check out the many opportunities at SCS.
  • Coordinate craft projects for seniors at one of eight Senior Centers.
  • Give an older adult a ride to the doctor or grocery store.
  • Sing and dance with the Adult Day Care program.
  • Deliver meals Tuesday through Saturday once a week/once a month.
  • Put those tools in the garage to good use with a home repair project .
Make a difference in the life of an Atlanta senior!
Contact Mary Hart, Volunteer Coordinator, to sign up: mhart@scsatl.org or 404-351-6194.
Click here to sign up for a volunteer project!

Church of the Holy Comforter
Friendship Center at Holy Comforter has many opportunities to help.

Fulton County CASA
“Men Wanted: Fulton County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is looking for some good men (and women) to train as advocates for children in foster care. No special education or experience is required. Training starts on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 and continues for the next nine Tuesdays from 6 PM to 9 PM. Make a real difference in a child’s life by committing about 15 hours per month working for the child’s best interest. Visit FultonCountyCASA Contact Wm. Ollie Ligon atWilliam.ligon@fultoncountyga.gov or at 404.224.4726. Applications are currently being taken. Article about CASA volunteers

Lutheran Services of Georgia
As an active social service agency serving thousands of people each year, Lutheran Services of Georgia offers many other volunteer opportunities for you to consider. Contact LSG through the web site to get more information at LSG or email Bob Gibeling at bgibeling@lsga.org

Family Literacy Volunteer
Be a Family Literacy Volunteer for Refugee Family Services. Meet once per week for 2 hours with family to tutor on one-to-one basis or in small group setting, for at least 3 months. Contact the Family Literacy Coordinator, Yasmine Bey for More Information
Refugee Family Services 5561-H Memorial Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30083
familyliteracy@refugeefamilyservices.org 404-299-6217 ext 235 Please leave number clearly & slowly!

GIPL
Georgia Interfaith Power & Light is seeking volunteers with professional experience in architecture, engineering, building construction, and related activities who are willing to be trained to conduct energy audits of church buildings, synagogues, and mosques. The energy audits are part of GIPL’s effort to address air pollution and climate change by helping faith communities reduce their energy consumption. GIPL has a matching grant program that will give a congregation up to $25,000 for energy improvements made to its buildings. GIPL will conduct regional training sessions for volunteers. “Teams of newly trained volunteers, each with a volunteer note-taker, will look at a building from top to bottom to list places where energy efficiency improvements can be made,” said the Rev. Woody Bartlett, GIPL’s president. Each walk-through audit takes about two hours. Professionals interested in helping, or who just want to find out more, may contact Bartlett, 404-298-6688 orwbartlett@mindspring.com

Agency on Aging
The Atlanta Regional Commission, Area Agency on Aging is looking for a few dedicated volunteers who are passionate about educating older adults on issues related to retirement. Volunteers are needed to provide one-on-one counseling and/or informal community presentations. Previous experience in these topic areas is not required. Comprehensive training is provided. A volunteer training session will be held on August 19 and 20 for those interested in the Mapping Your Future program. For additional information on this program and volunteer opportunities, please contact Kristie Sharp at ksharp@atlantaregional.com or 404-463-0437.

Clean Street Team
Managed by Samaritan House of Atlanta, Clean Street Team is a transitional employment and training program for motivated homeless men and women who are working their way to self sufficiency. These men and women work throughout the metro area on various street beautification projects, including litter pick-up and general grounds maintenance. Now you can help these team members achieve self-sufficiency by hiring them to keep your property clean and well-maintained, or for special event or festival set up and clean up. Visit CleanStreet for more information, or call Michelle at 404-572-9026.

The Tool Bank
Atlanta Tool Bank has a monthly clean up day and many other opportuniities to help. Visit the site to find out more an dsign up.

Trails & Rails
For a volunteer application or more information on Trails & Rails, contact T & R Coordinator, MLKJr. National Historic Site, 450 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta 30312, (404) 331-6922 ext. 3604. NPS

Road to Recovery
Do you have a few extra hours each month and your own vehicle? Cancer patients from Fulton and DeKalb Counties need your help to get to their medical treatments. Road to Recovery, an American Cancer Society program, needs kind people to volunteer their time and use their own cars to drive patients to and from their appointments. Schedules are flexible. For more information, please contact Erin Elliott, Transportation Solutions Manager, at 404.582.6135 or erin.elliott@cancer.org.

Meeting of the Hearts
Meeting of the Hearts Mentoring Program seeks qualified volunteers for a one-on-one program for children who have a parent, guardian, or caregiver who is or has recently been incarcerated. We know that these children are particularly at risk and here is a chance to help a young person deal with a tough challenge. This is a program of the DeKalb County Human Development Department. We will post information about this program but you can contact Chaplain Will Dixon right now to find out more about how you can make a real difference in a shattered life. wdixon@co.dekalb.ga.us

Journey Hospice of Atlanta
Journey Hospice is currently seeking new volunteers for their program to make a difference in the lives of terminally ill patients and their loved ones. Volunteers make hospice patient visits, run errands, send cards, and help patients in a variety of ways. You might like to be a part of this important service to people with life limiting illness. Patients are scattered throughout the Atlanta area and beyond. If you are interested, please contact, Kary Lewis at 770-329-8962 or email atgators4804@aol.com.

Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless
Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless has several upcoming events for which they need volunteers. Go to their website to find out more and register
1035 Donnelly Ave. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
11am - 4pm

Truancy Project
Volunteers are needed for TIP the Truancy Intervention Project a dropout prevention agency mentoring children on the brink of school failure. Volunteers are paired with children, 5 to 16 years old, and their families to provide them with the services necessary to ensure good attendance and success in school. For information visitTruancy Project.

United Way
United Way needs more 2007 – 08 Community Investment Volunteers, 53 more volunteers are needed for Fulton County. This is an opportunity to help make decisions about how United Way will invest the money entrusted to it in our community. No previous training is required, just someone that is interested in building a stronger community. Community Investment Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, reside in one of the 13 counties in metropolitan Atlanta and attend a Community Investment Volunteer certification seminar. If you are interested in getting involved in Fulton or any metro Atlanta county contactrashison@unitedwayatlanta.org Rhonda Ashison at 404-614-1028 or website at Volunteer.

GeorgiaCares
The GeorgiaCares program at the Atlanta Regional Commission, Area Agency on Aging helps people on Medicare and their caregivers by providing information about health insurance (especially Medicare and Medicaid savings programs), managed care, long-term care insurance, prescription drug coverage and other related areas.
Volunteers are needed to do presentations, participate in community events and/or provide one-on-one counseling regarding the topics mentioned above. The GeorgiaCares program is seeking compassionate individuals who have:
  • An interest in helping people with Medicare
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn about Medicare, Medicaid, supplemental insurance and prescription assistance programs
  • Ability to navigate the internet
  • Access to reliable transportation
Comprehensive training is provided. Licensed insurance agents or anyone who sells products or services to seniors are not eligible to volunteer for this program.
For more information please contact Kristie Sharp at ksharp@atlantaregional.com or 404-463-0437.


Emmaus House
Emmaus House, the Diocese of Atlanta's inner-city community ministry, is seeking volunteers for its after-school program. The one-on-one tutoring program, in which volunteers develop relationships with the children and their families, serves 10 children in elementary grades and meets Monday through Thursday from 2:30-5:30 PM. Volunteers must commit to at least one day per week. Contact Rev. Stephanie Coble for information stephaniecoble@emmaushouse.org or 4045255948 ext 27


Fulton County Juvenile Court
The Fulton County Juvenile Court is seeking adult volunteer mentors for four programs that offer youth involved with the court an opportunity to establish healthy relationships with adults. These programs reduce recidivism and promote self esteem and academic success. They are designed specifically for older children who have typically aged out of Big Brother/Big Sister mentor programs.To volunteer, or for information about any of these programs, please contact Ms Brenda Rolle, 404-224-4577 or via email at brenda.rolle@fultoncountyga.gov.

Sister to Sister
Sponsor: The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
Participants: Females ages 12 - 16 charged with only mild to moderate offenses
Details:Mentors and participants meet from 10 a.m. to noon every second and fourth Saturday of each month at the Juvenile Court Building. For the first time, mentors in the 2007 cycle will be paired in teams to give each girl more attention and to offer mentors opportunities to share the experience. Mentors are not limited to attorneys, but are diverse in profession, background and ethnicity. This mentoring opportunity includes off-site enrichment activities. For example, in 2006 the girls had an opportunity to visit the courtroom and chambers of Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Sears, and have been invited to return. POC Ms Beverly Burton (404) 224 4488

Yes Atlanta The Rising Star / Coaching for Success
Participants: Youth 14-17
Sponsor: Fulton County Juvenile Court
Details:Mentors provide academic coaching with an emphasis on behavioral management. Sessions are held at Juvenile Court on every Tuesday evening and one Saturday a month.Youth are first invited to participate in The Rising Star one-week team building retreat held each June, which serves as a springboard for entry into the Coaching for Success program
POC Ms Ati Cushmeer-Muhammad (404) 224 4476.

Project MARVEL
Participants: Youth 13-17
Sponsor: Fulton County Juvenile Court/Georgia State University
Details:Project MARVEL is a collaborative project between Georgia State University and the Fulton County Juvenile Court System. It will provide mentors for youth needing reading instruction and mentoring. For additional information: Please contact Ms Brenda Rolle at (404 224 4577) or Ms Kimberly Mills (404) 224 4431.

A Guiding Hand
Participants: Youth 12-16
Sponsor: Unity Network and Counseling Center
Details:A Guiding Hand matches volunteer mentors with children for a period of 10 months. Mentors are committed, consistent and have undergone a training and clearance procedure to insure the well being of children involved in the program. Mentors do not take the place of parents and caregivers, but rather, provide support for the youth via a trusting, special, healthy relationship. Mentors make a difference in a youth’s capacity to become competent, confident, happy and successful by providing tutoring, skill building, nurturing, coaching and consistency. POC – Dr. Steven Lee (404) 201 2651/Sydney Robbins, (678) 923 7267

The Open Door Community
has need for volunteers to cook and serve. They need volunteers to help out in the foot clinic on Thursday evenings. People are needed to accompany community members to doctor appointments. Long-term partners in the community need dental care. Contact church Harris at odcvolunteer@bellsouth.net or 770-246-7627.

English for Successful Living
English for Successful Living, a nonprofit organization that helps immigrants learn the English language, needs teachers and other volunteers to help with registration and tasks for the new school term. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturdays September 18-December 15. English for Successful Living is housed at Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, 805 Mount Vernon Highway, Atlanta 30327. For more information call Alex Allen, executive director, or Izabel Blankenship, program manager, 404-531-4155.

Diamond In The Rough
has several volunteer and leadership opportunities available. If you or someone you know is interested in joining a dynamic team of individuals involved in a program that is changing the lives of young women, call Nicole Steele, Executive Director. Both short term and long-term opportunities are available for the 2007-2008 school year. Diamond in the Rough is located in Gwinnett county. If you have a passion for youth, a heart to serve and courage to soar to new heights Diamond in the Rough would like to talk to you. email: info@ditr.org or phone 678-376-9676 Diamond in the Rough

Church of the Holy Comforter
Volunteer Drivers Needed: The Church of the Holy Comforter, 737 Woodland Ave., SE, has an ongoing need for volunteers to drive its 15-passenger vans or its 20-passenger bus for worship services on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings and for its day programs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Drivers would serve the need of parishioners and day program participants, most of who live with mental illness, to worship services and program activities. Call 404-627-6510 for information about this and other volunteer opportunities. Holy Comforter

YWCA of Northwest Georgia
The YWCA of Northwest Georgia is a social service agency in Cobb County providing support for women and families since 1917. Since then, we have helped literally thousands of individuals through our counseling, education and childcare programs. We offer challenging, rewarding and fun opportunities to create a safer and more hopeful future for women and children. We are a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt non-profit agency. Our most important goals are to empower women to achieve self-sufficient and productive lives for themselves and their families and to eliminate racism.

Volunteer Opportunities: Individual, Groups & Internships . All volunteers must be at least 16 years or older to volunteer in the Child Development Program, Health and Fitness/Pool areas. We need volunteers in the following areas:
  • Child Development
  • Wellness Programs-Indoor Pool
  • Family Violence Sexual Assault Program (Call or email about these volunteer positions)
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Maintenance -Landscaping /Gardening
For more information please contact Christine Dunson, Volunteer Services Manager at 770-423-3599 or cdunson@ywcanwga.com

Chapel at Light House Village
The Light House Village brings together three nonprofit organizations on one 27-acre campus in Rockdale County to offer scarce or unavailable specialized care – respite care for special needs children and adults, emergency and temporary housing and support services for displaced families, and residential transitional care for medically fragile children. If you or your Rockdale congregation would like to get involved contact Diane Scarborough at dscarbrough52@yahoo.com
Or Neil Young at 770-560-8601.

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