Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
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.
|American Red Cross Blood Services Southern Region||Douglasville||Purposes are to improve the quality of human life; to enhance self-reliance and concern for others; and to help people avoid, prepare for, and cope with emergencies. Volunteers needed to assist with blood drives and occasional special projects such as disaster relief, communication to military personnel, support for blood donors, first aid and CPR training, HIV/AIDS education, youth programs, health fairs, safety and disaster presentations. If completing hours for school, you must volunteer a minimum of 60 hours!!! More Information|
|Boys and Girls Club||Douglasville||Volunteers are needed to tutor children, help with homework and recreational programs.
|Douglas County Literacy Council||Douglasville||Help provide free, private, confidential tutoring to functionally illiterate adults in Douglas County.
|Douglas County Resource Alliance (Retardation Association)(DCRA)||Douglasville||D.C.R.A.’s purpose is to provide individualized, community-based quality services to people with developmental disabilities in way that will allow them to participate with their family, friends, and other natural support systems as they strive to reach their maximum potential and build their own way of life.
|Douglas County Task Force on Family Violence and Sexual Assault||Douglasville||Volunteers are needed to answer the crisis calls and serve as office volunteers. Office volunteers will come to the office and help by answering phones, doing research, and assisting the director. Crisis volunteers must complete 24 hours of training and attend a one-hour meeting each month. Crisis volunteers are needed during the week and on weekends. Volunteers are assigned victims to contact during their shift. On-call shifts during the week are 6 pm - 8 am and weekend shifts are 24 hours.
|Inner Harbour Hospital||Douglasville||Assist staff at this facility, which specializes in treating children and adolescents with significant psychiatric illness and impairment in behavioral, cognitive, familial and/or social functioning. Minimum length of service is 1 hour per week for a period of 6 to 9 months of service. Orientation (held once a month) and background check is required. Additionally, volunteers must get fingerprinted!|
|The Sheltering Arms||Various Metro Atlanta Locations||Volunteers assist teachers in the classroom, provide children one-on-one attention as they participate in learning activities, and read to children. By giving a young child your undivided attention, you help them to see the connection between block building and math, between feeding fish and science, between hearing a story and learning to read.
|Warehouse of Hope||Douglasville||Food pantry and clothing closet. Volunteers will collect, sort, and distribute food and clothing to the clients.