Volunteer Organizations

 

 

 

Volunteer Opportunity Database

 

Hands On Atlanta

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.

HandsOnAtlanta.org

 

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Community Assistance

 

 

Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta

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.

Furniturebankatlanta.org

 

Second Helping

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.

Urbanministrycenter.org

 

Hosea Helps

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.

4hosea.org

 

Open Hand Atlanta

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.

Openhandatlanta.org

 

Community Bucket

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.

Communitybucket.com

 

Atlanta Moms Making a Difference

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.

ATLmomsmakingadifference.com

 

One Good Deed

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.

Jfcsatl.org

 

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Children and Schools

 

Atlanta Friends Junior Committee

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.

Choa.org

 

Ronald McDonald House Charity: Atlanta 

A nonprofit family & children’s charity dedicated to supporting families with sick children in their time of need.

Armhc.org

 

Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta

Nationally-known organization that engages with young professionals (through the Club Blue program) looking to devote their time to good and connect with kids.

Bgcma.org

 

Forever Family

Providing assistance to children of imprisoned mothers. Volunteers can sign up for shifts to chaperone kids, or assist with preparation for prison visits.

Foreverfamily.org

 

Pajama Program Reading Center

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.

Pajamaprogram.org

 

Soccer in the Streets

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.

Soccerstreets.org

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta

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.

Bbbsatl.org

 

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Food Pantries

 

Atlanta Community Food Bank

acfb.org

 

Feeding GA Families

Feedinggafamilies.org

 

HOPE Atlanta

HopeAtlanta.org

 

FreeFoodCommune

FreeFoodCommune Facebook Page

 

Sconiers Homeless Preventive Organization – Food Pantry

Shpoinc.org

 

Atlanta Inner-City Ministry Food Pantry 

Aimatlanta.org

 

REDEEMED Community Outreach Food Pantry 

Redeematlanta.org

 

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Animal Care

 

Humane Society of Atlanta

AtlantaHumane.org

 

Fulton County Animal Services

Fultonanimalservices.com

 

Furkids

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

furkids.org

 

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Environmental and Community Organizations

 

Trees Atlanta

Working hard to prevent further tree loss in Atlanta, protect its forests, and create new green spaces.

TreesAtlanta.org

 

The Atlanta Beltline

Beltline.org

 

Chattahoochee Riverkeepers

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.

Chattahoochee.org

 

Park Pride

Keeping Atlanta’s parks beautiful. Volunteers help with many tasks such as spreading mulch, clearing invasive plants, and picking up litter.

Parkpride.org

 

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Community Building

 

Back On My Feet

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.

Backonmyfeet.org

 

Friends of Refugees

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.

Friendsofrefugees.org

 

Norcross Cooperative Ministry

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

Ourncm.org

 

LaAmistad

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.

Laamistadinc.org

 

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Medical and Health

 

Lekotek of Georgia 

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.

Lekotekga.org

 

AID Atlanta

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.

AIDAtlanta.org

 

American Red Cross

Redcross.org

 

American Cancer Society

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.

Cancer.org

 

Plus many more…
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