Working to mobilize the Atlanta community to tackle the city’s most pressing needs. Visit the website to see a wide variety of opportunities to help out – such as tutoring kids or community cleanups.
Assisting those that are transitioning from homelessness. Volunteers assemble kitchen or linen kits, build tables and dressers, or help assist customers. Hours are normally 10 am – 6 pm from Tuesday to Thursday.
This organization efficiently connects food banks with restaurants and stores around Atlanta. Drivers are given 90-minute tasks to retrieve and deliver food to various charities. Volunteers also assemble bag lunches and generate reports.
During Thanksgiving, Hosea Helps feeds more than 5,000 people in need of a warm meal and companionship. This event was started in 1971 by civil rights activist Hosea Williams. Hosea Helps also hosts other large events throughout the year, providing food boxes, clothing, and other items to those in need.
Delivering more than 5,000 meals every day to the elderly or disabled. Such an ambitious undertaking requires a large force of volunteers for cooking, packing, and delivering these meals seven days a week. Volunteers sign up for three-hour shifts, and OpenHand also welcomes children volunteers.
During monthly events, young professionals are given the opportunity of multiple volunteer projects, such as working in an urban garden or collecting food from restaurants and stores to give to food banks. Each project is followed by socializing at a nearby brewery or restaurant.
Since 2015, this organization has mobilized more than 400 families to participate in activities ranging from collecting snacks for a homeless shelter of women and children, to decorating canvas bags for children in foster care.
Older people living alone often need help with certain household tasks and running errands, and also lack companionship. Volunteers can make a big difference in their lives, even by occasionally having lunch with them. This program includes two visits per month over the course of a full year.
A young professionals organization that provides opportunities to volunteer at select Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta events, using the money and the time of its members toward fundraising events, social gatherings, and hands-on opportunities to benefit the patients and families at CHOA.
A nonprofit family & children’s charity dedicated to supporting families with sick children in their time of need.
Nationally-known organization that engages with young professionals (through the Club Blue program) looking to devote their time to good and connect with kids.
Providing assistance to children of imprisoned mothers. Volunteers can sign up for shifts to chaperone kids, or assist with preparation for prison visits.
During 1-hour pajama parties, volunteers read to kids who are experiencing homelessness, in foster care, or or otherwise vulnerable. Children receive a free book and pair of pajamas.
Encouraging underserved children to help them succeed “on and off the field”. This organization reaches more than 5,000 kids every year. Volunteers can assist as a coach, site manager, mentor, or by helping with events or office duties.
After being matched with a child between the ages of 6 and 18, big brothers and sisters take their littles on outings to play games, read together, go hiking, and become a friend and mentor. Volunteers must commit to two visits per month over the course of a year.
Kids and adults of any age can volunteer at that organization which runs some of the largest no-kill cat and dog shelters in Georgia
Working hard to prevent further tree loss in Atlanta, protect its forests, and create new green spaces.
Helping to maintain healthy water streams in the Chattahoochee river basin. Volunteers can help monitor water quality in urban streams through sampling, or can help with weekend cleanups on canoes, kayaks, or by foot.
Keeping Atlanta’s parks beautiful. Volunteers help with many tasks such as spreading mulch, clearing invasive plants, and picking up litter.
Operating in 12 major cities, this organization transforms lives through a long-distance running and workforce development program. Volunteers can help by running 1 to 5 miles with homeless individuals at least one morning per week. Those in the prgoram run three days per week for at least 30 days and also receive job skills training and other support.
Aims to help newly-arrived individuals settle into life in Atlanta. Arriving in a new country can be overwhelming, especially if you do not speak the language. So you can make a big difference by volunteering your time and helping. Volunteers can help refugees with job searches and readiness, tend to a community garden, provide tutoring, and advise small business owners.
Providing extensive services to families in need in southwest Gwinnett. Volunteers can help by sorting donated clothing, assisting clients, or teaching classes / trainings. Opportunities are on Tuesdays and Saturdays
Meaning “the friendship”, the rpogram seeks to build relationships while promoting academic and life enrichment. Volunteers can help with afterschool tutoring, homework assistance, and adult ESL classes.
Providing a place for children with disabilities to learn new skills and gain self-confidence with adaptive toys and electronics, such as computers and tablets. Volunteers can help in many ways and are most needed on weekends.
Since 1982, AID Atlanta has provided services and education related to HIV/AIDS. Volunteers can help by performing community outreach, answering questions at health fairs, and serving in the office. Volunteers go through a required training / orientation and must commit to helping for 6 months.
Volunteers can honor a survivor or a loved one lost to cancer, help save the lives of people in your local community, and around the world.