Information for KSU Students
Who are Volunteering for ECE 3590


SPRING 2012 - OPPORTUNITIES

Students must register with VKSU and select a site by FEBRUARY 20 unless your professor has set an earlier date. It is vital that 3590 students begin ASAP during the semester and not wait until the last minute, as delaying the opportunity may result in agencies filled to capacity with volunteers. The deadline to submit your service hours to the VKSU office is APRIL 20.

Notes to Students:

  • Don't forget to come by the VKSU office to pick up your Service Verification Form.
  • Agency contact info will be provided with your Service Verification Form.
  • Students must then contact agency directly for days/times of volunteering availability.
  • Some agencies that deal directly with people on a one-on-one basis require their own background check in addition to the one you get through the Education department.
  • No credit will be given for performing administrative duties.
  • You cannot get credit for volunteering at your place of employment.

 

Opportunities Available in:

BARTOW COUNTY

Advocates for Children Cartersville Volunteers are needed for a number of programs, including Peer Educators, Bartow CASA, Project Safe Place, etc. Minimum length of service for CASA volunteers varies from one month to years. More Information

CHEROKEE COUNTY

Boys & Girls Club - Cherokee Canton Youth guidance organization for kids 6-12 years. Open after school and during the summer to give youth a positive place to receive education help and recreational activities. Help build children's self-esteem and self worth by providing fun activities with a purpose.
Cherokee Learning Center

Canton Offers adult literacy programs including GED test preparation, GED testing, basic math and English skills, reading skills, ESL, computer skills, typing skills, and job and life skills. More Information
Feed My Lambs Austell
Atlanta
Canton
Marietta
Volunteers are needed to help tutor and mentor at-risk children. Complete background check will be done by agency. Volunteers needed Monday - Saturday from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm.
MUST Ministries Canton Volunteers are needed to help serve as translators, assist with education and employment assistance for adults, serve in the clothing closet, and assist in the food pantry. Please note: You will not get volunteer credit for administrative duties or laundry service.
YMCA - Cherokee County Canton & Woodstock Volunteers needed for a number of programs, including sport activities, mentoring, after-school, and pre-school programs.

COBB COUNTY

Acworth Parks and Recreation Acworth Acworth Achievers Program. Volunteers are needed to tutor students in various subjects, help facilitate activities, and serve as mentors.
  • Monday and Thursday afternoons from 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Must be 21 or older
  • Roberts School Community and Education Center
  • All volunteers must complete a volunteer application and background check that will be provided by Acworth Parks and Recreation
  • This program will end on May 27
Boys & Girls Club Marietta
Austell
A program that helps develop skills in children. Volunteers are needed to tutor children, help with homework and programs.
Brown Elementary School 
Note change of volunteer needs effective 1/17/2012.
Smyrna Volunteers are needed to assist with the after-school program. Student will tutor and/or assist elementary school students with homework and/or assigned subject. Monday - Friday from 2:30 pm until 6:00 pm. Please note: The school is not responsible if your assigned student is not present during your scheduled day of service!!
Cobb Head Start 

NOTE: Spring 2012 - Accepting volunteers starting January 17.
Marietta Volunteers will read to the children, interact with the children on the playground, and be an extra set of eyes and ears for 3- and 4-year-old children. Please note the school follows the Marietta City School Calendar. More Information - note dress / food code.
Cobb Literacy Council Marietta Assist adult learners in the subjects of reading, writing, and mathematics as they prepare to take the GRE. Minimum length of service may be required.
Fair Oaks Elementary School Marietta Volunteers are needed to tutor students during regular school hours and/or after school with various subjects, mainly focusing on math and reading. Opportunities might also be available to work in the actual classroom with students directly. Spanish interpreters will also be needed for various PTA events. Volunteers generally needed Wednesday-Friday.
Feed My Lambs Austell
Atlanta
Canton
Marietta
Volunteers are needed to help tutor and mentor at-risk children. Complete background check will be done by agency. Volunteers needed Monday - Saturday from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm.
Frey Elementary School PTSA Acworth Volunteers are needed to assist with the reading program that is offered to 2nd graders. The PTSA would like to increase and expand the reading program and create a focus on math due to the new rigorous requirements of the Common Core Standard tests. The expansion of this program will be determined by the PTSA.

Volunteers would be needed to come in the morning or during school hours any of the days that school is held. Children are recommended by the teacher to participate, so the schedule depends on the number of volunteers and teacher recommendations.
Hollydale Elementary School Marietta Volunteers are needed Monday-Friday during the hours of 8:00 am - 1:30 pm to tutor students with various subjects, mainly focusing on math and reading. Opportunities might also be available to work in the actual classroom with students directly. Background check is required - Cobb County Schools can conduct.
Omosaze Mableton Tutoring program for children under age of 18. Minimum length of service is a 9-week commitment.
One Child, Inc. Mableton One Child is looking for tutors, mentors, clerical assistants, fundraisers, writers, and project coordinators. The tutoring/mentoring program works with African-American males ages 9 and up.
Pitner Elementary School Acworth Volunteers are needed to assist in the actual classrooms and/or serve in the after-school program (APS). Volunteers in the classroom will assist the teachers with the various day-to-day activities. APS volunteer duties will include:
  • Supporting the APS staff as needed
  • Reading to the K and 1st grade students
  • Offering help with homework
  • Assisting with the tutoring program
REACH Marietta Volunteers are needed to assist with the "i can" program. Volunteer duties may include the following:
  • Leading games
  • Leading small group discussion on selected topics
  • Facilitating crafts
  • Facilitating interviews with guest speakers in the community
  • Leading songs or dances
Volunteers would not necessarily function in all of these roles, but would be utilized in their area(s) of interest. More info on the "i can" program here.
Stark Trades Marietta Volunteers are needed to assist with the after-school program. Volunteers will tutor K-6th grade in the subjects of math, reading, and science. Opportunities are also available to help develop and implement a physical education program for the after-school program, assist with the production of plays, and assist with the business development.
  • Volunteers are needed Monday-Friday from 2-6 pm
  • Volunteers must complete a background check
  • Orientation willl be held the first day of service
The Adaptive Learning Center Marietta Assist instructors and teachers with therapy and pre-school program that is geared toward helping children with developmental disabilities.
The Sheltering Arms Various Metro Atlanta Locations Works with parents to increase their understanding of child development and reduce parenting stress. Connects families with local resources. More Information
The Literacy for Youth Foundation Marietta Volunteers will teach kids from grades K-12 the importance and essentials of financial literacy, healthy lifestyles, nutrition, exercise, and going green. Mentors will assist other volunteers with children during program activities, games, fundraising events, and special events. Note: Limited opportunities at this agency.
YMCA McClesky
Northeast
Northwest
Children's programs.
YWCA of Northwest Georgia Marietta Children's programs - after school / working with children while parents are attending group sessions (DV shelter)
YELLS Marietta Youth Empowerment Through Learning, Leading, and Serving. Volunteer are needed to tutor to help youth, grades K-5, with their homework and educational activities. Volunteers are also welcome to bring their unique talents and expertise to lead activities or workshops for the youth. Overall, volunteers serve as positive role models and mentors to the youth. Background check will be provided by the agency. Orientation is scheduled on an individual basis and help immediately before the first volunteer session. Volunteers should serve a minimum of 15 or more hours in order to develop a relationship with the youth served. Volunteer hours: Monday - Friday (during school year) from 3:45 - 6:30 pm.

DEKALB COUNTY

Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) Main Office: Atlanta

Youth opportunities at:
Chamblee
Clarkston
Doraville
Marietta
Norcross
Sandy Springs
CPACS offers health and social services to Asians and Pacific Islanders (API) in the greater-Atlanta area.

Volunteer opportunities are available to assist with Youth Programs. Volunteers will serve as tutors/homework assistants at various locations in Clarkston, Marietta, Atlanta, Norcross, and Chamblee.
Volunteers opportunities to also enter data into the agency database, assist with administrative duties around the office, and work directly with the clients if possessing Asian language skills.
More Information
Chris Kids, Inc. Atlanta A volunteer organization that provides services to children and families, including assisting children that are emotionally and physically abused; transitioning from foster homes to independent living; and helping to preserve families by providing them with resources.
Family Heritage Foundation Stone Mountain A volunteer organization that provides services to refugee families, including after-school tutoring, computer training, mentoring, assistance with English as a Second Language program, and office support.
FOCUS Atlanta Individuals needed to assist with respite care for children who have been diagnosed with a variety of developmental delays. Volunteers are also needed to provide administrative assistance. Minimum length of service is 5 hours per week.
Fugees Family Scottdale Fugees Family, Inc. is a non-profit organization devoted to working with child survivors of war. They build upon the power of soccer to galvanize these kids by giving them the support and structure they need to realize their potential. Their programming has grown to include year-round soccer for 86 boys aged 10-18, after-school tutoring, a private academy, and an academic enrichment camp. Volunteers are needed to provide weekly tutoring sessions for one and one-half (1.5) hours each week to middle school and high school students. Note, you will need to speak with the agency to determine what day(s) during the week you would like to volunteer. Background check is required by agency; agency will complete. All volunteers must attend an orientation that will be scheduled by the agency.
Good Shepherd Services Chamblee A volunteer organization that provides services to refugee families, including after-school programs, English classes, cultural enrichment programs, parenting and children classes, and classes on immigration. Please note this agency works mostly with Asians living in the metro area.
International Rescue Committee (IRC) Decatur Volunteers are needed to be ESL tutors, translators, etc. Minimum length of service is 2-3 hours per week.
Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta Decatur Literacy program that teaches basic literacy or English for speakers of other languages.
Refugee Family Services Stone Mountain Help students complete their homework and improve reading and writing skills - class setting. Assist class supervisors in creating and implementing educational and social enrichment activities. Minimum length of service is 3 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months.
St. Vincent de Paul Chamblee
Stone Mountain
Volunteers are needed for a number of programs, including food pantries, clothing closets, counseling services, after-school programs, health care needs, housing, and English as a Second Language classes. Programs vary according to the location.
Tapestri Tucker Provides direct services to immigrant and refugee survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence.
The Hirsch Academy Decatur Special needs school for children ages 5-13 who have social, emotional, or learning challenges. Also provides therapeutic support in addition to the academic program. Volunteers will assist in the special education classroom and therapeutic recreation program. Open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Volunteers must complete a background check, attend an orientation, and possibly receive some special training.
The Sheltering Arms Various Metro Atlanta Locations Works with parents to increase their understanding of child development and reduce parenting stress. Connects families with local resources. More Information
YMCA - Cowart Family Atlanta Volunteers needed for a number of programs, including sport activities, mentoring, after-school and pre-school programs.

DOUGLAS COUNTY

Boys and Girls Club Douglasville A program that helps develop skills in children. Volunteers are needed to tutor children, help with homework and programs.
Douglas County Literacy Council Douglasville Help provide free, private, confidential tutoring to functionally illiterate adults in Douglas County. Minimum length of service is 2 hours per week.
The Sheltering Arms Various Metro Atlanta Locations Works with parents to increase their understanding of child development and reduce parenting stress. Connects families with local resources. More Information

FULTON COUNTY

Actoday Foundation, Inc. Atlanta Actoday provides mentoring, tutoring, and counseling to young men and young women ages 5 and up. Volunteers will tutor, counsel, and/or mentor. Minimum length of service is one full semester.
Agape Community Center Atlanta Mission is to help low income neighborhoods build community. They also have an after-school program.
Alexsander Academy Alpharetta Accepting volunteers starting September 1. Volunteers will work with students one-on-one on reading or math skills, support teachers in classrooms while working with the students in a group, create lesson ideas, make copies, and create materials for students. Volunteers are needed Monday-Friday from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm.
Andrew P. Stewart Center Atlanta Provides programs (self-esteem, life enrichment) for women, youth, and young children in the Reynoldstown community.
Anti-Prejudice Consortium, Inc. Atlanta
  • Need facilitators and general volunteers to assist with the 2011 Power Over Prejudice (POP) Summit.
  • Tuesday, November 15 - Thursday, November 17
  • Location: Georgia Tech
  • Facilitators have the responsibility of leading a group through the Summit activities and discussions. Each facilitator is trained on the tools and group activities prior to the Summit. Groups are typically composed of 10 -15 students.
  • General volunteers will perform assigned duties as determined by the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Note: Facilitators must go through a training session that lasts 3.5 hours! Facilitators, on the day of service, must be present from 8:00 am - 3:00pm! General volunteers must serve a minimum of a three (3) hour shift. You can volunteer for multiple shifts.
  • 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Training Sessions for Facilitators: Wednesday, October 26 (evening) and Saturday, November 5 (morning). Hours served during the training session can be applied towards the total number of hours served.
Atlanta Children's Shelter Atlanta Help homeless families in an effort to return them to self sufficiency. Child care from one month to five years and support for their parents.
Atlanta Youth Project Atlanta Volunteers are needed to help with tutoring grades 6 - 12 in all subjects as well as oversee and aid in recreational activities which include voice, dance, cheerleading, flag football, etc.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Atlanta Volunteers must be willing to make a long-term commitment to become a child's mentor and friend.
Blaze Sports Atlanta This organization delivers programs and services to youth and adults living with a disability. Volunteers help in organizing sports events, teaching sports skills, organizing physical activites, and administrative capacities.
Boys & Girls Club Atlanta Provides programs that promote leadership, values, and achievement to young people.
Breakthrough Atlanta Atlanta Breakthrough Atlanta Program. Breakthrough Atlanta provides an academically intense pathway to college for motivated metro Atlanta public school students to encourage academic success, as well as an intensive hands-on teacher training experience (internship) for high school and college students, inspiring a new generation of teachers.
  • Where: The Lovett School, 4075 Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30327
  • Day and Time: Saturdays 8:30 am to 12 noon (two Saturdays a month for middle school and one Saturday a month for high school)
  • Curricula is provided
  • Outcome:
    • Teaching experience
    • Certificate of appreciation
    • Educational reference letter
    • Volunteer hours
    • Practicum or internship hours (if approved by your department)
Catholic Charities Atlanta Tutoring program for children and provides resources to a variety of those in need. Example - pregnant women, low income individuals and families, and the homeless. Note: Minimum length of service is one (1) day per week per semester.
Children's Restoration Network Roswell Volunteers are needed to assist with their Project One-on-One Mentoring Program. Volunteers will serve 1 and 1/2 hours a week to help children with their academic needs. Ideally you will be matched with that student for the full academic school year. Volunteer opportunities are also available for special events that are scheduled throughout the year. Please see the Dated Events section on the VKSU website to get more information about any special events volunteer opportunities.
Cool Girls Atlanta Provides after-school care, tutors, etc.
Down Syndrome Atlanta Volunteers needed to work in the following areas, including clerical support, advocacy, patient assistance, and special projects/events.
Dream Weavers Alpharetta Agency that provides various resources to children in the foster care system.
Dress for Success Atlanta Work one-on-one with a client to assist her in selecting the appropriate business suit for her interview. In addition, volunteers are needed to organize special events and mentor clients.
English for Successful Living Atlanta Volunteers are needed to work in the following areas: substitute teachers, registration assistants, conversation partners, office volunteers, graduation hosts, tutors, teen and children mentoring, front desk volunteers, and publicity.
Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia Atlanta Assists individuals with epilepsy/seizure disorders to develop job skills and obtain employment. Education program provides seminars to schools and other civic/professional organizations. Client services coordinates support groups and assist the parent/family network.
Families First Atlanta Help provide counseling as well as other supportive services to individuals and families, striving to promote the well-being of children and to conserve and strengthen individual and family life.
Feed My Lambs Austell
Atlanta
Canton
Marietta
Volunteers are needed to help tutor and mentor at-risk children. Complete background check will be done by agency. Volunteers needed Monday - Saturday from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm.
Fulton Families Matter Roswell Agency that tutors young people with reading, math, language arts, social studies, and science.
Genesis Shelter Atlanta Volunteers are needed to work in the following areas: Child Development Center, Store Room, Weeknight Playgroups. More Information
Human Rights Campaign Atlanta Volunteers serve as advocates for the LGTB community by participating in community outreach and educational programs. Additionally, volunteers are needed to work on special events/projects that are scheduled throughout the year. Must be LGTB or an advocate for the LGTB community.
Istanbul Center Atlanta The Istanbul Center is a non-profit, non-governmental, and non-partisan organization that advocates for the following causes: cultural dialogue, cultural awareness, education, and social work. Members of the Turkish community are encouraged to volunteer.
Jacob's Ladder Roswell Jacob's Ladder Neurodevelopment Learning Center is a non-profit private school established to provide children with the services they need in order to realize their full potential. Opportunities are available to work with children, help with technology, or assist in fundraising efforts. All volunteers working with children will be required to complete the volunteer screening process. Hours volunteers needed: M-F 10 am - Noon and 2:30 - 4:30 pm.
Jars of Clay Atlanta This agency runs a day and night shelter. Also a summer camp for high risk children from May to August. Volunteer opportunities in the shelter range from assisting with GED classes to helping in the soup kitchen. Volunteers in the summer camp read to children, play games, and participate in other camp related activities.

Volunteers are needed in the shelter 7 days a week. Orientations are required and will be held the first day of service.
Jewish Family Services Atlanta Assist family service counseling and programs with the "lifecycle of services" for individuals and families in 12-county metro-Atlanta area.
Junior Achievement of Georgia Metro Atlanta Help in providing services to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, understand business and economics and be workforce ready. Kindergarten through 6th grade students are involved with learning economic concepts which are presented in a series of 7 themes. Opportunities available throughout the Metro Atlanta area.
Kate's Club Atlanta Volunteers are needed to work directly with children who have recently lost a parent or sibling by providing support and serving as a role model. Additionally, volunteers will supervise the kids and engage them in a variety of actively programmed events. Please note: Volunteers must be 21 years or older!
Latin American Association Atlanta Organization that focuses on assisting the Latin-American community and promoting awareness of the Latin-American culture.
Lazarus Ministries Atlanta Volunteers are needed to assist with counting inventory, direct client interaction and services, event planning, serving at special events, and conducting research for the agency. More Information
Mary Hall Freedom House Atlanta Agency that helps displaced women with children suffering from addiction, poverty, and homelessness find the resources needed to become productive citizens.
N. Fulton Community Charities Roswell Pack groceries for families coming for assistancae, restocking shelves, hanging and sorting clothing and assisting families in thrift store. Minimum length of service is 3 hours per shift.
Sheltering Arms Atlanta Volunteers assist teachers in the classroom, provide children one-on-one attention as they participate in learning activities, and read to children.
Shepherd Center Atlanta Hospital devoted to the medical care and rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injury and disease, acquired brain injury, and multiple sclerosis. Volunteers needed to help spinal cord injury patients with school work. More Information
STAR House Foundation Roswell Volunteers are needed to tutor and mentor children who are currently attending Mimosa Elementary School. In addition to tutoring and mentoring, volunteers will assist with snack distribution during their study time. More Information
Stark Trades Alpharetta Volunteers are needed to assist with the after-school program. Volunteers will tutor K-6th grade in the subjects of math, reading, and science. Opportunities are also available to help develop and implement a physical education program for the after-school program, assist with the production of plays, and assist with the business development.
  • Volunteers are needed Monday-Friday from 2-6 pm
  • Volunteers must complete a background check
  • Orientation willl be held the first day of service
Task Force for the Homeless Atlanta Represent the dignity and rights of people who are homeless.
The Center for the Visually Impaired Atlanta Please check here to review their volunteer opportunities and description of each volunteer assignment. Please bring into VKSU the name of the exact volunteer opportunity in which you are interested.

Please note: Background check is required by the agency, and all volunteers must attend an orientation. The orientation is held whenever convenient for both staff and potential volunteer. Minimum required volunteer hours are 4 per month.
The Drake House Roswell The Drake House is a crisis residential assessment center for homeless women and children in North Fulton. Volunteers are needed in the following areas: office assistance, food pantry, childcare/tutoring, fund raising, IT coordination, and public relations. Minimum length of service is twice per month or once per week.
The Japan American Society Atlanta The JAS mission is to promote mutual understanding between the people of Japan and the State of Georgia through establishing and promoting ties and programs in the areas of culture, customs, education, commerce, and politics.
The Sheltering Arms Various Metro Atlanta Locations Works with parents to increase their understanding of child development and reduce parenting stress. Connects families with local resources. More Information
YMCA Alpharetta
Atlanta
Assist with children's programs..

GWINNETT COUNTY

Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) Main Office: Atlanta

Youth opportunities at:
Chamblee
Clarkston
Doraville
Marietta
Norcross
Sandy Springs
CPACS offers health and social services to Asians and Pacific Islanders (API) in the greater-Atlanta area.

Volunteer opportunities are available to assist with Youth Programs. Volunteers will serve as tutors/homework assistants at various locations in Clarkston, Marietta, Atlanta, Norcross, and Chamblee.
Volunteers opportunities to also enter data into the agency database, assist with administrative duties around the office, and work directly with the clients if possessing Asian language skills.
More Information
The Sheltering Arms Various Metro Atlanta Locations Works with parents to increase their understanding of child development and reduce parenting stress. Connects families with local resources. More Information
Wheat Mission Norcross Volunteers are needed to help with the disabled in the Asian community - tutoring after-school, sign language, etc.