ATLANTA COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteering is one way meeting and convention attendees can connect with and give back to the local community and create lasting impact. Below are several nonprofits that offer volunteer options, providing everyone the chance to get involved and make a difference in Atlanta:

CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

Atlanta Community Food Bank

Atlanta Community Food Bank

Atlanta Community Food Bank‘s mission is to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community. They work with more than 700 nonprofit partners—including food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, shelters and senior centers—to distribute nearly 70 million meals to more than 1 million people estimated to be food insecure in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia.

ACFB relies on volunteers every day to help with important tasks such as sorting and packing food donations, administrative work and more. Engage in group volunteering opportunities and food drive campaigns. Monetary donations are also welcomed and beneficial, $1 helps provide enough food for 4 meals.

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity transforms communities by acting as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization through education, innovative development, partnerships, and long-term relationships with families. Atlanta Habitat has worked with more than 5,000 family members to achieve the dream of affordable homeownership since 1983.

Volunteers can organize a group event or contribute individually. Each year, about 13,000 volunteers work alongside more than 100 new families to build, renovate, repair and paint homes among other volunteer opportunities. Any amount or type of gift empowers our mission to help a family build and buy their first home, seniors and military veterans to complete critical home repairs, Atlanta Habitat families to achieve education and entrepreneurial goals, revitalize neighborhoods and much more.

Atlanta Mission

Atlanta Mission is the city’s largest and longest-running provider of services to homeless men, women and children. From humble beginnings as a small soup kitchen and 20-bed shelter, to currently operating four facilities serving Metro Atlanta’s large homeless population. Atlanta Mission empowers and coaches people toward excellence by investing in the spiritual, personal, and professional development of people and restoring and equipping them to intentional living.

Services provided are Food and Shelter, addiction recovery, job attainment, counseling and more. There are many ways to give and get involved with the Atlanta Mission community, from supporting annual events like the Atlanta Mission 5K, to shelter donations of all kinds.

Furkids

Furkids operates the largest cage-free, no-kill shelter in the Southeast for rescued cats and Sadie’s Place, a no-kill shelter for dogs. The Furkids mission is to rescue homeless animals, provide them with the best medical care and nurturing environment while working to find them a forever home. Furkids heals the whole animal, physically and emotionally, restoring its health and its spirit. Furkids has rescued and altered more than 55,000 animals since its founding in 2002.

The shelter provides a wonderful volunteer opportunity for groups of all ages and sizes. Furkids is the only animal rescue organization in metro Atlanta that allows children of all ages to volunteer, and is a fun time for all!

Hands on Atlanta

Hands On Atlanta

Hands On Atlanta was founded in 1989 with a mission to mobilize the Atlanta community to tackle the city’s most pressing needs with a vision to make Atlanta the most civically engaged and equitable community in the world. From plug and play group volunteering opportunities to creating completely customizable civic engagement experiences for convention attendees, they offer fun and impactful solutions to do something good. 

Meals on Wheels Atlanta

Meals on Wheels Atlanta

Meals On Wheels Atlanta (MOWA) was founded in 1965 to support seniors struggling with poverty, food insecurity and social isolation. Over more than 50 years, they have grown from a small soup kitchen to an organization serving more than 600,000 meals each year throughout the Atlanta area. They have also expanded our program offerings to respond to other critical needs in our community, and now offer multiple services to support both older adults and veterans, including home-delivered and congregate meals, home repair services and a food pantry for both seniors and their pets.

MOWA offers an array of volunteer opportunities both in-person for individuals or group teambuilding and virtual, including letter writing & meal box decoration, meal delivery, stocking the pantry, and hosting a food drive.

Second Helpings

Second Helpings Atlanta is a nonprofit food rescue organization whose mission is to reduce hunger and food waste in the Metro Atlanta area by rescuing healthy, nutritious, surplus food and distributing it to those in need. The food we rescue every day gets diverted from landfills and is used to feed those in need, making Atlanta a more environmentally responsible metropolitan area.

Second Helpings Atlanta offers a variety of programs and ways individuals and organizations can get involved to support our mission. Our Large Event Food Rescue program provides a year-round source of high quality and nutritious food from Atlanta’s largest venues. Through Corporate Engagement, Second Helpings Atlanta partners with companies that have a passion for serving their communities and provides a variety of ways to get their employees engaged in supporting SHA’s food rescue mission.

Trees Atlanta

Since its beginnings, Trees Atlanta’s goals have been to plant new trees, conserve existing trees, and educate the public on the many benefits of trees. As a proud steward of Atlanta’s urban forest, Trees Atlanta is a unique community resource for sustainable growth and design, educational programs, and volunteer opportunities.

Trees Atlanta pursues their mission through a variety of programs including small and large tree planting, forest restoration, adult and youth education, tree care and advocacy. They have taken a grass roots approach by working directly with residents, neighborhood groups and schools to reach common conservation goals.

Urban League of Greater Atlanta

The Urban League of Greater Atlanta (ULGATL) has been all about economic empowerment since their doors opened more than 99 years ago. A dedicated person-to-person organization invested in the economic success of African-Americans; coaching them to a better life.

ULGATL focuses on 5 key tenets of economic success: Education & Job Skills Training, Employment Careers and Entrepreneurship, Housing & Community Development, Financial Literacy and Wealth Creation, Youth Empowerment and Policy and Legislative Affairs. The League’s Pathways to Empowerment Program serves over 3,200 individuals annually, and donor support for these programs is also welcomed.

ANIMAL WELFARE

Atlanta Humane Society

Offers plenty of opportunities to help animals that work well with your preferences and schedule. Volunteers help with socializing future companions, community engagement, administrative support, fostering animals, and shelter medicine assistance.
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CHILDREN & FAMILY

100 Black Men of Atlanta

Provide support and work to improve the quality of life for youth through academic and cultural enrichment, tutoring, mentoring and scholarship initiatives.
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100 Black Women Metro ATL Coalition

Empowers African American women, through leadership, in seeking solutions to issues concerning the community; offers programs and services to enhance self-sufficiency for women and youth.
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Chris 180

Mission is to heal children, strengthen families, and build community. Service groups and corporate partners all lend a hand by engaging our young people, helping individuals and families out of homelessness and improving the landscaping of homes along with many other activities.
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At Promise Youth Center

The At-Promise Youth Center provides pathways to success for youth in Atlanta and reduce the number of young people who negatively experience the criminal justice system ages 12-24.
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Boys & Girls Club of America

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Boys 2 Men

Programs that provides life skill to young males ages 13 to 25 including crime prevention, anger management, work force development and alcohol/ drug education.
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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Volunteers would assist in one of the following hospital areas: administrative support, customer service, and/or direct patient care.
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Community Council of Metropolitan Atlanta

To develop, coordinate, convene, and utilize programs and resources that empower and improve the quality of life for individuals and communities in the metropolitan area.
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ForeverFamily

Volunteers can spend a couple of hours assisting staff as they prepare children for a prisn visit, or they can commit to a 13-hour shift chaperoning children.
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Foundation for Hospital Art

Volunteers can sponsor and paint their own mural and the murals will be donated to hospitals or healthcare facilities
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Georgia Center for Youth Excellence

Provides high-quality human services programming for youth ages 10-22 who are at risk of being failed by one or more adult-driven system.
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Pajama Program Reading Center

Volunteers read to children who are experiencing homelessness, in foster care, or otherwise vulnerable and help them select a free book and pajamas.
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Soccer in the Streets

Volunteers can help with Soccer events or office duties.
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First Tee

Volunteers will assistant coach-mentors to work with golf instruction for kids, fundraising, publicity, community connections, special project or administrative task.
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Sporty Girls

Event based volunteers and fund development volunteers
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YMCA

Volunteer with a team of your coworkers for exisitng projects or work with us to create an impactful, custom project that aligns with your company’s interest.
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ENVIROMENT/COMMUNITY

Chattahoochee Riverkeepers

Volunteers can paddle on the river in canoes or kayaks to help with weekend cleanups.
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Community Gardens with Food Well Alliance

Volunteers work to support gardens and nonprofit urban farms.
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Park Pride

Volunteers help mulch, clear invasive plants, and pick up litter.
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Piedmont Park Conservancy

Volunteers can help clean the park.
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The National Black Arts Festival

An institution committed to producing and presenting new and existing creative works of art, by artists of African descent, that enrich and celebrate African culture from around the world. Submit volunteer form located on their website in order to get involved.
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HEALTH & DISABILITY

AID Atlanta

Volunteers help at health fairs, answer questions on an info-line, provide community outreach, and help in the office.
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American Red Cross

Volunteers can assist in several different ways with the Red Cross by engaging in meaningful opportunities for education, training, and community service.
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Arms of Care International

A group of medical professionals providing free medical services to the poor, homeless, young, and working poor throughout the state of GA.
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Lekotek of Georgia

Volunteers help children with disabilites gain new skills and self-esteem through playtime with adapted toys, computers, and iPads.
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MedShare International

Volunteers sort items, check expiration dates, prepare products for shipping, and assemble clean birthing kits.
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Sisterlove Inc.

Provides HIV/AIDS prevention education, as well as transitional housing and support social services to HIV positive women and their children.
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HOMELESSNESS & HUNGER

Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency

Volunteers can help with serving meals, hosting a workshop, and computer lab support
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Atlanta Childrens Shelter

Group volunteers can assist admisnistrative support, supply closet organization, donation closet organization, job skills training, and event support.
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Atlanta Mission Ending Homelessness

Volunteers can help with social services, spiritual services, and dining services.
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Covenant House for Georgia

Volunteers can help with cooking a meal, landscaping, gardening, painting and decorating dorm rooms, or simply throwing a party for our youth.
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Free99 Fridge

Volunteers can help by cooking and preparing meals as well as doing breakfast drops at the nearest fridge
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Furniture Bank of Atlanta

Volunteers assemble kitchen and linen kits for families in need and help people who are transitioning from homelessness pick out furniture.
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Gateway Center

Volunteers can assist with organizational tasks, cleaning, yard work, and kitchen services.
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Georgia Citizens Coalition on Hunger

Volunteers can participate by helping with on-going campaigns, fundraising, and events
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Helping Mamas

Volunteers can help with inventory donations by sorting clothing and baby supplies.
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Helping our Veterans

HOV provides I&R services to assist chronically homeless veterans apply for and receive benefits, both mental and physical, supportive services and housing.
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Hosea Helps

Volunteers can assit with feeding the homeless, food drives, preparing food boxes, clothing, and other assistance.
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Nicholas House

Volunteer to help serve meals, youth engagement and education,
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Open Hand Atlanta

Volunteers help with cooking, packing, and delivering meals to clients who are elderly or disabled.
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Safehouse Outreach, Inc

Volunteers can get involved by hosting a drive, impact meal, or join outreach events.
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Solomons Temple Foundation

Volunteers can help conduct various instruction classes that are needed
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The Drake House

The Drake House and The Drake Closets have a variety of volunteer opportunities, including professional services, office assistance, mentors, tutors, program speakers, youth group volunteers, landscaping teams, store cashiers, inventory sorters, fundraisers, marketers, advocates, events volunteers.
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