Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Important 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.
- Most agencies that deal directly with people on a one-on-one basis require a background check.
- You cannot get credit for volunteering at your place of employment.
- You cannot get credit for volunteering at any religious institution.
Administrative/Clerical Volunteer Opportunities
|No opportunities in this area at this time.|
|Cherokee County Animal Shelter||Canton||An animal shelter promoting prevention of cruel treatment of animals and humane education. More Information|
|Cherokee County Humane Society||Acworth||Work in the animal shelter and in a Certificate Program to promote spaying and neutering of pets. More Information|
|Dog Pack Rescue||Canton||Volunteers are needed to assist with cleaning, feeding/watering, walking and socializing with the animals. More Information|
|Georgia Animal Project||Ball Ground||This agency sponsors low-cost medical and spay/neuter clinics. Opportunities are available in the following areas: customer service, website development, data entry, scheduling, animal handling, cleaning, and fundraising projects. More Information|
|Iron Gait Percherons, Inc.||Waleska||IGP rescues horses from abuse, neglect, abandonment, slaughter, or victims of the economy, refurbishes all their medical, nutrional, and emotional needs, retrains them for new careers, and finds them safe, loving forever homes. Volunteers will help with the daily care of the horses (grooming, feeding, etc.) and facilities, help with marketing, assistance with community outreach, adn other duties based upon horse related skills and experience. All new volunteers must attend an orientation that is held monthly or as needed!|
|Misfit Haven Animal Rescue||Acworth and Canton||Volunteers will unload the crates and set them up, walk the dogs, water / feed them, clean the cages, and speak to potential adopters about the animals. More Information|
Arts & Exhibits
|Children's PEACE Center||Acworth||Volunteers are needed for a number of programs, including puppeteers/play directors, peace guides, peace instructors, camp counselors, marketing coordinators, development/fundraising coordinators, grant writers, financial planners, educators-in-training to develop lesson plans, writers, graphic designers, artists, clerical/data entry, administrative assistants, webmasters, and individuals to maintain their Facebook page.
Background check required - volunteer needs to get. Training (1-2 hours) and orientation (1 hour) required - held when volunteers are available.
Volunteers must volunteer minimum of 2 hours for regular volunteering and 8 hours for a camp.
|Cherokee County Family Violence Center||Canton||The Cherokee Family Violence Center is a non-profit organization located in Canton, GA, that provides services to clients, mainly women and their children, who are victims of domestic violence. We are looking for volunteers for groups that meet weekly. More Information|
|Goodwill of North Georgia||Atlanta
|Volunteers are needed to assist in the Career Centers. Volunteers will help clients seeking jobs and micro-business owners by assisting them with office-related needs. This may include: internet access, faxing, making copies/phone calls, and any other resources they might need for job searches or business development. More Information|
|MUST Ministries||Canton||Volunteers are needed to help with administrative needs, serve as translators, assist with education and employment assistance for adults, and serve in the clothing closet. More Information|
|The Salvation Army||Canton||Volunteers are needed to assist in the warehouse. Duties include the following: receiving donations, sorting, cleaning, possibly pricing donations, stocking the store, learning the system of rotating items, and other duties as assigned by the Volunteer Coordinator. Monday - Saturday from 10 am - 6 pm.|
|United Way in Cobb & Cherokee
No volunteers needed at this time.
|Marietta||Volunteers needed to work on various special projects that are scheduleed to take place in the Cobb and Cherokee County areas.|
|Woodstock Jaycees||Canton||Volunteers are needed to work on special projects that are sponsored by the Jaycees. Must be a member to volunteer.|
|YMCA - Cherokee County||Canton||Volunteers needed for a number of programs, including office support, sport activities, mentoring, after-school, and pre-school programs. Must complete volunteer application, background check (agency will do), and provide 3 references.|
|YMCA - Cherokee Outdoor||Woodstock||Provides environmental education programs for schools and community groups to emphasize earth stewardship, nature study, outdoor recreation, and appreciation of the environment. Help with preparation and presentation of workshops and educational materials. Must complete volunteer application, background check (agency will do), and provide 3 references.|
|BEATS, Inc.||Canton||Therapeutic riding program designed for children and adults with physical and learning disabilities. More Information|
|Cherokee County Senior Service||Canton||Volunteers are needed for a number of programs, including Adopt-A-Senior program, Meals on Wheels, and Activities Assistant.|
|Dreampower Therapeutic Equestrian Center||Canton||Equestrian program for physically and mentally challenged children and adults. Volunteers are needed to assist riders and lead the horses during therapy sessions. More Information|
|End of Life Hospice Care. Flexible volunteering times: evenings, weekdays, and weekends. Background check required - agency will do. TB test required. 3-hour training, then additional as needed.|
|Volunteers serve by visiting patients in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and homes. Volunteers provide encouragement through listening, companionship, and giving patients the opportunity to talk about what is important to them. More Information|
|Manely Kids||Woodstock||Therapeutic riding program designed for children with special needs. Volunteers are needed to assist riders and lead the horses during therapy sessions. More Information|
|Transitions Hospice Care||Bartow
Work with hospice patients, family members, and staff members through direct care, running errands, reading, housework, or clerical/administrative support. Several locations in 21 counties in North Georgia area.
|VistaCare Hospice||Woodstock||Provides care for those who are terminally ill. Volunteers provide companionship support and can also provide administrative support. Minimum length of service is 4 hours per month. More Information|
|Woodstock Nursing & Rehab||Woodstock||Assist residents living in an assisted living home by reading, sitting, socializing, playing games, or cleaning. More Information|
|Habitat for Humanity
North Central Georgia
|Canton||Volunteers are needed to stock shelves, move furniture, clean donations, set up displays, and assist customers at the Habitat ReStore. They are not currently accepting volunteers to assist with builds. More Information|
Mentoring/Tutoring Activities - Adults
|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|
|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. Hours: Monday - Friday from 2:30 - 8:00 pm.
Register for required orientation here.
|Cherokee Charter Academy
|Canton||CCA serves students in grades K-8. Volunteers would tutor one-on-one or small groups of students in math or langauge arts instructions. Volunteers would also be responsible for keeping attendance and managing responsible behavior within the groups. Need volunteers Monday - Thursday from 2:45 pm until 4:30 pm. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of 10 days of service during the semester.|
|Cherokee County Foster & Adoptive Parents Association||Canton||Volunteers are needed to assist with respite care events for foster children. Respite care is defined as giving a caretaker a break from their everyday routine so they can do what they want to do on their own time. Volunteers are also needed to assist with special events and fundraisers. No background check required. Orientation held first day of volunteering. Events are held monthly - typically on Saturdays. Please check the Dated Events link for more information on scheduled events.|
|Feed My Lambs||Austell
|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.|
|The Lionheart School||Canton||Volunteers are needed to assist with routine farm maintenance such as starting seeds, planting, weeding, harvesting, building beds, amending soil, building farm infrastructure. Lionheart may offer opportunities to volunteer on the farm with children or other children from the community during class time or summer camps.|