EDUCATION 2120 OPPORTUNITIES


Spring 2014

Below are recommended 2120 opportunities. Careful consideration is given to interacting with individuals who are culturally and/or linguistically diverse from EDUC 2120 students. Please keep in mind that opportunitites to work in an educational setting, in particular with school-aged students, is highly recommended and encouraged but is not required.

It is vital that 2120 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.

You must register with VKSU by February 5!

All forms must be returned to the VKSU office by April 16!!

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.
  • You cannot get credit for volunteering at your place of employment.
  • You cannot get credit for volunteering at any religious institution.
  • Students must 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.
  • Students may not complete 2120 FE in their 2110 classroom - must be two different classes/sites.
  • Students may only complete 2120 FE at a site on already approved list below.
  • No credit will be given for performing administrative duties.
  • You cannot have family members to serve as your site supervisor!

 

Volunteering Locations:

ON CAMPUS

Museum of History & Holocaust Education

KSU Center The MHHE offers KSU students an opportunity to work with the staff of the Museum as they communicate the lessons of diversity and character to the public. Volunteers will schedule and give tours of MHHE exhibits, greet visitors to the exhibits, assist staff with exhibit maintenance and resource development. Volunteers are expected to dedicate 4-8 hours weekly to MHHE. Business casual is the accepted attire.

Disclaimer:

This opporunity is only for on-campus residence students who have no transportation.

BARTOW COUNTY

Advocates for Children Cartersville Advocates for Children is a non-profit organization devoted to serving children and families in Bartow County and surrounding North Georgia counties. Through our umbrella of programs including Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter, A Better Way Children’s Advocacy Center, and Court Appointed Special Advocates, we strive to one day help create a world where all children are respected and loved, happy and thriving. More Information
Amedisys Hospice Cartersville Work with hospice patients, family members, and staff members through direct care, running errands, reading, yard or house work, or clerical/administrative support.

Requirements:

  • Orientation is required and held when the volunteers are available!
  • Background check is required and agency will complete!
  • TB test required annually!

Hours:

  • Monday - Sunday
  • Daytime and evening hours available!
Boys & Girls Club Cartersville Adairsville A program that helps develop skills in children. Volunteers are needed to tutor children, help with homework and recreational programs.

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday
  • 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm (hours may vary by day!)
Good Shepherd Foundation of Bartow Cartersville Good Shepherd is a sheltered work center for developmentally disabled adults. Services provided to the clients at the center include the following; training on living skills, work behavior, assisting with job searches, etc. Volunteers are needed to work with the clients one-on-one and in groups by assisting them with work-related tasks and the achievement of their personal goals. Additionally, volunteers are needed to assist staff with basic operations of the organization.

Hours & Requirement:

    • Monday - Friday
    • 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Must submit a character reference - a letter from a non-family member attesting to the individaul's character!
Goodwill of North Georgia Catersville
Duties include the following:
  • Placement Call Specialist - contact particpants to document the progress they've made with the job search.
  • Computer Support Assistant - format resumes, covers letters, search online, and fax/copy documents.
  • Class Instructor - teach basic skills classes, including basic computers, how to upload resumes, and other job skills and search courses.
  • Assist with special projects like job fairs and job research projects.
  • Special need for volunteers that speak Spanish.

General Information:

  • Background check by the agency
  • All volunteers must complete a drug screen provide by the agency!
  • Service hours will vary by assignment and center hours!
Heartland Hospice Cartersville Volunteers are needed to help in the office and visit patients who are terminally ill. Hours are flexible!

Requirements:

  • Orientation is required - training days and orientation time is flexible to accommodate student's schedule!
  • Background check is required and agency will complete!
  • TB test is required and agency will provide!

CHEROKEE COUNTY

BEATS, Inc. Canton Therapeutic riding program designed for children and adults with physical and learning disabilities. Volunteers will lead, sidewalk, and prepare the horses for their sessions. Volunteers are also welcome to aid with cleaning and painting. Qualified people will assist with training and exercising the horses. Requires a regular commitment for direct program assistance. 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.

Requirements:

  • Complete a volunteer application and waiver form
  • Once your background check has been completed then you can schedule an orientation with the Director.

Hours:

      • Monday - Friday
      • 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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.

General Information:

  • Monday - Thursday
  • 2:45 pm until 4:30 pm
  • Volunteers must commit to a minimum of 10 days of service during the semester.
Cherokee Day Training Center Canton Training and support services for adults with developmental disabilities. Volunteers will assist staff with recreational activities and other assigned training tasks.

Requirements:

  • Must be 21 or older
  • Background check by agency is required
  • Must attend an orientation

Hours:

      • Monday - Friday
      • 10:00 am - 4:00
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
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.

Requirements:

    • Sign a volunter waiver
    • Attend an orientatation
    • Hours will vary by assignment!
Feed My Lambs Canton
Mission of FML is to empower at-risk children academically, physically and socially; to impact families and communities.

Requirements:

  • Orientation is required and determined by the School Director!
  • Must bring in a copy of your EDUC 2120 background check!

Hours:

      • Monday - Friday
      • 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Goodwill of North Georgia Woodstock
Duties include the following:
  • Placement Call Specialist - contact particpants to document the progress they've made with the job search.
  • Computer Support Assistant - format resumes, covers letters, search online, and fax/copy documents.
  • Class Instructor - teach basic skills classes, including basic computers, how to upload resumes, and other job skills and search courses.
  • Assist with special projects like job fairs and job research projects.
  • Special need for volunteers that speak Spanish.

General Information:

  • Background check by the agency
  • All volunteers must complete a drug screen provide by the agency!
  • Service hours will vary by assignment and center hours!
Path to Shine

 

Canton Volunteers are needed to serve as a tutor/mentor for children in an after-school program during the school year and summer camp during the summer semester. You will be outside and around children, so please dress appropriately! No shorts, tank tops, or open-toe shoes allowed.

Requirements:

  • Volunteers must complete child abuse training and attend an orientation.
  • Volunteers are also responsible for covering the less than $10 background check!!!
  • You must make a commitment to stay with the program for an entire semester!!!
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.
YMCA - Cherokee County Canton Woodstock Volunteers needed for a number of programs, including office support, sport activities, mentoring, after-school, and pre-school programs.

Requirements:

  • Submit volunteer application
  • Complete a background check that the agency will conduct
  • Provide three (3) references
  • Not all programs will require the information above
  • Dates & Times of events/assignments will vary!

COBB COUNTY

Acworth Parks & Recreation Acworth Volunteers needed to assist with the after-school program, special event, and special needs leagues. Special Events will be listed under the Dated Events section on the VKSU webiste when open for volunteers.
  • Mentoring & After-School Program:
    • Tuesday & Thursday
    • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Requirements:

  • Background check is required for mentoring & after-school program and agency will complete!
  • Background check is required to be completed a week prior to first day of service!
Amedisys Hospice Service Kennesaw Work with hospice patients, family members, and staff members through direct care, running errands, reading, yard or house work, or clerical/administrative support.

Requirements:

  • Orientation is required and held when the volunteers are available!
  • Background check is required and agency will complete!
  • TB test required annually!

Hours:

  • Monday - Sunday
  • Daytime and evening hours available!
Boys & Girls Club

 

 

Marietta Mableton
Austell
A program that helps develop skills in children. Volunteers are needed to tutor children, help with homework and recreational programs.

Hours:

    • Monday - Friday
    • 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm (typically)

Requirements:

  • Must complete an Boys & Girls Club application and consent to a background check!
  • Orientation is required and held at various times!
Campbell Middle 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.

Days & Times:

  • Monday - Friday
    • 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Saturday
    • 9:00 am - Noon

Requirement:

  • Orientation is required and held as needed, depending on the situation!
Campbell High School Smyrna Volunteers will be assigned to a classroom and/or teacher to assist with various day-to-day activities.

Hours:

      • Monday - Friday
      • 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) Metro Atlanta 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 Dekalb, Fulton, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties.

Requirements & Hours:

  • Must get fingerprinted at a local courthouse so the agency can run a FBI background check! You are responsible for the check!
  • Orientation is required - typically held during the workday
  • Monday - Friday
  • 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Looking for ongoing volunteers and not short-term volunteers!!!
Choices, Inc. Various locations in Cobb Volunteers are needed for office work, interact with parents and children in program, assist at expos and health fairs, and make signs and banners.

Important Information:

  • Events are held throughout the Metro Atlanta area!
  • Some assignments require volunteers to complete a minimum number of hours!
Cobb/Douglas Community Service Board Smyrna Help provide mental health, mental retardation, and substance abuse services to persons with serious disabilities in Cobb and Douglas Counties.

Requirements:

  • Orientation is required - held at various times.
  • Regular volunteers must complete a background check - agency does.
  • Some assignment require a TB test and drug screen. Agency will provide the drug screen but volunteer is responsible for getting TB test.
Cobb Head Start 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. Students must provide a copy of their completed background check on the first day of service!! Students must purchase the $52.00 fingerprint kit! More Information - note dress / food code.
Cobb Literacy Council Marietta Assist adult learners in the subjects of reading, language arts, and mathematics to help them prepare for the GED exam.

Important Information:

  • Background check by agency
  • Orientation is required
  • Requires six (6) month or one (1) semester commitment!
  • Monday - Friday
  • 9am - 4pm and/or 6pm - 8pm
Cobb Mentoring Matters

 

Currently not accepting volunteers at this time!!!
Cobb County Volunteers are matched one-on-one with students attending different schools in Cobb County and serve as a mentor for the school year.

Requirements:

  • No cost background check is required; includes fingerprinting!
  • Must attend a 90 minute orientiation/triaing session
  • Must meet with your mentee at least once a week!
  • Program is Monday - Friday and you meet during school hours!
Cobb/Paulding Adult Education Center Marietta School program that helps all students 16 and older who are not enrolled in a conventional high school program learn the educational skills they need to become successful adults. Volunteers will tutor students in the areas of math, reading, languages, and GED prep classes.

Requirements:

  • All volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation so they can observe the different grade levels.
  • Once you have determined what grade level you would like to help teach, you must commit to meet with your group one (1) time a week for six (6) months.
  • Classes are typically held Monday-Thursday mornings (9:00 am-Noon) and evenings (6:00-9:00 pm).
Communities in Schools Marietta
Cobb County
Volunteers are needed to help at-risk high school students graduate using a computer-based curriculum and service learning projects. Program is located in many Cobb County schools!

General Information:

  • Monday - Friday
  • 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Background check required - agency does.
  • Orientation is required for tutors and mentors.
  • Orientation is held as needed!
Corrigan Care, Inc. Kennesaw Marietta Need volunteers for the following programs:
  • Mom's Morning Out - Volunteers with interact with special needs children in a one-on-one setting. Volunteers will help kids with craft projects and music therapy.

Requirements & Hours:

    • Background check is required - volunteers are responsible for completing this request.
    • Must pass a drug screen that is provided by the agency!
    • Mondays & Wednesday
    • 9:15 am - 12:45 pm
    • Site: Marietta
  • Respite Night - Volunteers play and supervise children while the parents get a much needed break.

Important Information:

    • Held once a month in Kennesaw
    • Times vary each month
    • Typically held on a Friday evening between 5:30pm - 10pm!
Culture Connect This is a year long program. You must commit to one (1) year of service! Various Locations in Metro Atlanta Become a mentor to an immigrant youth! You will be matched with a 7-17 year old of your same gender who comes from a similar cultural background and speaks the same home language as you. You will be a role model and trusted friend to a child in need, participating in various fun and educational activities as well as helping with school work and just hanging out. More Information
Feed My Lambs Austell
Marietta
Mission of FML is to empower at-risk children academically, physically and socially; to impact families and communities.

Requirements:

  • Orientation is required and determined by the School Director!
  • Must bring in a copy of your EDUC 2120 background check!

Hours:

      • Monday - Friday
      • 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
FOCUS Acworth Marietta FOCUS understands and supports the unique needs of families with children who are medically fragile or have significant developmental or physical disabilities. Need individuals to assist with respite care for children who have been diagnosed with a variety of developmental delays and volunteer with the Teen & Adult Groups.

Important Information:

  • Backround check is required and agency will complete!
  • Teen & Adult Group meets once a month on a Saturday for 1 or 2 hours
  • Respite Care meets once a month on a Saturday from 10am - 2pm
Frey Elementary School PTSA Acworth Volunteers are needed to serve as "Homework Helpers" before and after school.

Hours:

    • Monday - Friday
    • Before or after regular school hours!
Program is currently not taking volunteers! Please check back for updates!
Girls, Inc. Marietta Assist staff in teaching girls in an after-school program that involves homework that covers various subjects! Volunteers can also assist with coaching girls in various recreational activities. In addition, volunteers are needed to work in the administrative office.

Requirements:

  • Agency will complete background check
  • Orientation is required and held at various times!
  • Must be 18 years or older and some programs require volunteers to be 21 years or older!

Hours:

  • After-School Tutors & Homework Helper
    • Monday - Friday
    • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Work with students one-on-one or in small groups of three students max!
  • After-School General Program Support
    • Monday - Friday
    • 3:00 pm - 5:00 or 6:30 pm
    • Assist staff with daily programs!
  • Administrative Volunteer
    • Monday - Friday
    • 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Must volunteer a minimum of six (6) months for this assignment!
Hands on Atlanta - Discovery Program Metro Atlanta Saturday tutoring and enrichment program. The Discovery Program reinforces weekday learning through academic assistance, educational games, service-learning projects, and other enrichment activties. Students are engaged in a variety of subjects depending on the needs of their particular schools.

Requirements:

  • Meets twice a month at designated school
  • 10:00 am - Noon
  • Must complete a sexual registery check by the agency
  • Commit to a minimum of two (2) Saturdays a month!
  • Program starts in September & ends in May!
  • Schools are limited in Cobb County!!!
Hayes Elementary School Kennesaw Two opportunities open:
  • Media Center - assist students locate books, check books out, serve as a mystery reader (Currently Full)
    • Monday - Friday
    • 7:15 am - 2:00 pm
    • Request minimun two (2) hours each visit!
  • After-School Program - help tutor students and assist them with homework in various subjects
    • Monday - Friday
    • 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Must interview with the ASP Director prior to starting!
Hollydale Elementary Marietta Volunteers needed for tutoring, mentoring, and helping the teacher in the classroom.

Important Information:

  • Orientation scheduled as needed
  • Background check required - must provide the school a copy of your EDUC 2120 background check!
  • Monday - Friday
  • 8:00 am - 1:50 pm
Hope Atlanta Marietta Program dedicated to the prevention of homelessness in our community and combating it whenever it arises.

Information:

  • Service hours will vary according to assignment!
  • Background check and orientation may be required depending on the assignment!
International Academy of Smyrna Smyrna Volunteers will assist teachers with remediation, assessments, small groups, and other classroom activties. Additionally, volunteers are needed to assist with the after-school program.
  • Classroom:
    • 8:00 am - 2:30 pm (M-F)
  • After-School:
    • 3:15 pm - 6:30 pm (M-F)
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. Opportunities are also available to assist with the Discovery Day that is held at the GA World Congress Center!

Requirement:

  • Get a background check (EDUC 2120 background checks will be accepted)
  • Attend an orientation/training session
  • Minimum lenght of service = 1 hr lesson at a local school once a week for 5 weeks + training
  • No time commitment is required for the Discovery Days and no training is required.
Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy Kennesaw Four opportunities are available:
  • Need volunteers with a background in IT/TECH to show kids how to use Raspberry Pi devices and Kano Computer Kits.
    • Monday - Friday
    • During school hours
  • Assistant members of the Administration with various office duties.
    • Monday - Friday
    • During school hours
  • Volunteer for the after-school program
    • Monday - Friday
    • 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Build the new community garden and assist with the outdoor learning classrooms
    • Monday - Saturday
    • Hours vary by day

Requirements:

  • Background check is required by the school and KSCMA will conduct the check!
Kennesaw Dream Foundation Kennesaw Volunteers are needed to lead and assist students in various school related activities. Volunteers will also assist staff members with weekly program and other duties as determined by the Teen Center Staff.

Requirements & Hours:

  • Complete an application and background check that is provided by the agency
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
  • 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Kids Enabled Marietta at Brumby Elementary School Kids Enabled is a not-for-profit organization which offers guiding information, support and encouragement to parents and support networks to navigate the complicated journey from awareness to success, thus enabling children with learning differences to reach their full potential. Students are needed to provide one-on-one support to elementary school students with learning differences.
  • Requirements to volunteer:
    • Orientation is required and typically held on Saturdays or by appointment.
  • Hours:
    • Monday - Friday
    • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • 2:20 pm - 4:00 pm
L.E.A.D. Metro Atlanta L.E.A.D. connects with at-risk youth by using baseball as common ground. Through the Human Enrichment program, they provide tutoring, time management, and goal setting courses.

General Information:

  • Events are held throughout Metro Atlanta area!
  • Must complete application
  • Minimum length of service may be required for some assignments!
Lockheed Elementary school Marietta Lockheed Elementary School Leadership Academy is a Title I public school in the Marietta City Schools district. Volunteers are needed in the following areas: media center support, classroom support, serve as interpreters for parent/teacher conferences, assist with math fairs and other school wide events when they are schedule.

General Information:

  • Monday - Friday
  • Need volunteers during regular school hours
  • Some special events will be held on the weekends! These events will be listed under the Dated Events section on the VKSU website when open for volunteers!
Marietta Homeless Authority Marietta Assist elementary & middle school children in an after-school/tutoring program.

Need volunteers:

  • Monday - Friday
  • 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
  • EDUC 2120 can only get VKSU credit for working in the after-school program!!!
Marietta Mentoring for Leadership Marietta Need after-school tutors - tutor children in various subjects at schools located in Marietta.

Schools and Hours:

  • Marietta High School
    • Need tutors for alegbra & geometry
    • Monday - Friday after 2:30 pm
  • Marietta Sixth Grade Academy
    • Tutors for all subject areas
    • Once a week after 4:00 pm
  • Marietta Middle School
    • Tutor for all subject areas
    • Once a week after 2:30 pm

Requirements:

  • Background check by the Marietta City Police
  • Commit to 15 - 20 hours of service!
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy Marietta Looking for volunteers to serve in a variety of different roles ranging from working with music class, art class, serving as classroom assistants, helping with phycial education class, or the after-school program.

General Information:

  • New volunteers must complete a background check that the school will provide!
  • Hours vary during and after school!!!
McClure Middle School Kennesaw Looking for volunteers to assist with the following volunteer duties:
  1. Tutoring before/during/after school
  2. Helping with special student celebrations
  3. Working in the media center
  4. Mentoring high risk students

General Requirements:

  • Agency will accept EDUC 2120 checks, but new volunteers will be responsible for getting their own background check!
  • Orientation is required for all new volunteers!
Omosaze Mableton Tutoring and reading program for elementary school children. Work with children one-on-one or two-on-one.

General Information:

  • Must complete an applciati0n and background check that is provided by the agency.
  • Attend a two (2) hour training session
  • Minimum length of service is three (3) Saturdays per month
  • Program is offered on Saturday mornings
Path to Shine

 

Smyrna Marietta/Austell Volunteers are needed to serve as a tutor/mentor for children in an after-school program during the school year and summer camp during the summer semester. You will be outside and around children, so please dress appropriately! No shorts, tank tops, or open-toe shoes allowed.

Requirements:

  • Volunteers must complete child abuse training and attend an orientation.
  • Volunteers are also responsible for covering the less than $10 background check!!!
  • You must make a commitment to stay with the program for an entire semester!!!
Pine Mountain Middle School Kennesaw Volunteers are needed to assist in the classroom, after-school program, and other various areas.

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday
  • 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pitner Elementary School

 

Classroom option is closed until futher notice!
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
Reach for the Stars Program Acworth Help students with homework, assisting teachers with class projects, assisting and mentoring students in a variety of classes such as athletics, science, math, reading, technology, engineering, and many more.

Important Information:

  • Volunteers must complete a background check by the agency!

Locations & Hours:

  • Baker Elementary & Acworth Intermediate
    • Monday - Thursday
    • 2:15 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Barber Middle
    • Monday - Thursday
    • AM session: 7:30 am - 9:00 am
    • PM session: 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Right in the Community Marietta Agency that works with children or adults with disabilities. Volunteers are needed to assist respite home staff members with a variety of different tasks, including but not limited to the following: cleaning, socializing with the clients, recreational activities, special projects, and field trips.

Requirements & Hours:

  • Must complete a volunteer application and meet with the Volunteer Coordiantor!
  • Friday from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sunday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Adaptive Learning Center Marietta Assist instructors and teachers with therapy and pre-school program that is geared toward helping children with developmental disabilities.

Requirements:

  • Hours vary according to locations!
  • Background check required - agency will complete.
  • Brief orientation required - agency tries to schedule at volunteer's convenience.
The Salvation Army Marietta Volunteers are needed for the after-school program that serves children grades K-8 with their homework, arts & crafts, or reading, etc.

General Information:

  • Program operates Monday-Friday
  • 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Follows Marietta School calendar!!
  • All volunteers must complete a background check as well as a Safe From Harm training program. Agency will complete both requirements.
  • It can take a few weeks to get approved!
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.

Requirements:

  • Background check is required!
  • Students must purchase the $52.00 fingerprint kit!
  • TB test (might be required)
  • Monday - Friday
  • Morning and Afternoon Hours
YELLS

(Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading, and Serving, Inc.) 

Marietta Youth Empowerment Through Learning, Leading, and Serving. Volunteer are needed to tutor or help youth and teens, grades K-5 & 9th -12th, 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. 

Important Information:

  • Complete a volunteer packet that includes a background check
  • Orientation is required - scheduled around the volunteers' availability!
  • Monday - Friday (during school year)
  • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
YMCA McClesky
Northeast
Northwest
Need volunteers for a variety of different projects and events that center around families, sports, and health related activities!

Important Information:

  • Some programs require a background check. If necessary, the YMCA will complete the check at no cost to the volunteer!
  • Days & Times vary according to the event or assignment!
YWCA of Northwest Georgia Marietta Looking for volunteers for the following program area:
  • Children's Program Group Support - supervise children while their mother is attending group sessions

Important Information:

  • Background check by agency - requires you to get fingerprinted!
  • Attend an volunteer orientation & interview with the Volunteer Services Manager
  • Must complete 40 hours of online training for the YWCA and 20 hours of training to work in the Children's Program! Must be done prior to volunteering!!!
  • Program is Monday - Friday

DEKALB COUNTY

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, and organizing physical activites. Hours will vary by event!
Boys & Girls Club Brookhaven Lithonia A program that helps develop skills in children. Volunteers are needed to tutor children, help with homework and recreational programs.

Hours:

    • Monday - Friday
    • 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Requirements:

  • Must complete an Boys & Girls Club application and consent to a background check!
  • Orientation is required and held at various times!
Catholic Charities Chamblee Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to teaching English classes or training inmates in thoughful decision making, etc.

Current needs:

  • Looking for English teachers in Chamblee!
  • Monday & Wednesday
    • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday
    • 9:00am - Noon
  • Must commit to three (3) hours a week until the end of the program!
  • Program ends November 21!!!

Requirements:

  • Attend a new volunteer orientation
  • Complete a volunteer application & background check
  • Some programs require a minimum length of service!
Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) Metro Atlanta 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 Dekalb, Fulton, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties.

Requirements & Hours:

  • Must get fingerprinted at a local courthouse so the agency can run a FBI background check! You are responsible for the check!
  • Orientation is required - typically held during the workday
  • Monday - Friday
  • 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Looking for ongoing volunteers and not short-term volunteers!!!
Children's Wish Foundation Atlanta Individuals assist the agency by providing terminally ill children with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for their dream.

Important Information:

  • Background check is required and agency will complete!
  • Minimum age to volunteer is 18 years or older!!!
  • Monday - Friday
  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Choices, Inc. Various locations in DeKalb Volunteers are needed for office work, interact with parents and children in program, assist at expos and health fairs, and make signs and banners.

Important Information:

  • Events are held throughout the Metro Atlanta area!
  • Some assignments require volunteers to complete a minimum number of hours!
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.

Requirements & Hours:

  • Volunteer is responsible for completing the background check!
  • Must attend an orientation!
Cool Girls DeKalb County Opportunities in the following areas:
  • Cool Girls Club - after-school program for girls in 2nd - 8th grade
  • Cool Fitness - fitness and nutrition program that fosters activity and healthy lifestyles
  • Cool Sisters - mentoring program to act as a role model and provide friendship/personal support
  • Cool Connections - chaperone monthly off-site field trips
  • A Beautiful Me! - programs geared towards health and wellness and raises awareness about prevention of pregnany, abuse, etc.
  • Cool Scholars - leadership program for high school girls

Requirements:

  • Background check by agency
  • Orientation is required
  • Reference check - 2 people
  • Partner elementary and middle schools in DeKalb & Fulton!
Decatur Cooperative Ministry Decatur Volunteers will assist with homework, childcare, and help out in the computer lab. Volunteers are also needed the second weekend of the month to serve as the overnight host - more information provided as needed by the agency. 

Important Information:

  • Background check is provided by the agency.
  • Orientation is required and usually held the third Mondays at 7 pm.
  • Minimum length of service is 4 months. The time can be divided into weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly commitment.
  • Monday - Friday evenings from 5 - 9 pm
  • Special training is required for lead volunteers and overnight hosts.
Family Heritage Foundation Clarkston A volunteer organization that provides services to refugee families. Following opportunities are available:
  • After-School Tutor - assist children with homework, tutor children in math, science, social studies, or language arts.
    • Monday - Thursday
    • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Reading Teacher - perform reading assessments to determine their grade-level reading skills. Teach children reading using books and/or reading manipulatives. Select books and organize the reading library.
    • Monday - Thursday
    • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Chef Nutritionist - prepare and serve food to children in the after-school program. Plan weekly or monthly menus, buy ingredients or snacks, ensure the pantry is stocked.
    • Monday - Thursday
    • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Requirements:

  • Volunteers must complete an application
  • Volunteers must complete $5.00 background check by the agency
FOCUS Chamblee FOCUS understands and supports the unique needs of families with children who are medically fragile or have significant developmental or physical disabilities. Need individuals to assist with respite care for children who have been diagnosed with a variety of developmental delays and volunteer with the Teen & Adult Groups.

Important Information:

  • Backround check is required and agency will complete!
  • Teen & Adult Group meets once a month on a Saturday for 1 or 2 hours
  • Respite Care meets once a month on a Saturday from 10am - 2pm
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.

Requirements:

  • Complete a background check (Agency asks volunteers to donate $15 to cover the cost)
  • Must attend an orientation & complete an volunteer application
  • Commitment of one (1) evening a week for the duration of a semester

Volunteers needed:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays
    • 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
    • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Georgia Coalition for Physical Activity and Nutrition (GPAN)Cooking Matters Stone Mountain Cooking Matters collaborative program model connects families with food by teaching them how to prepare healthy, tasty meals on a limited budget. Professional chefs and nutritionists volunteer their time and expertise to lead hands-on courses that show adults, teens, and kids how to purchase and prepare nutritious foods in healthful, safe, and tasty ways. This can mean the difference between feeding families for just one night and making sure they have the knowledge, skills, and resources to prepare healthy meals for a lifetime.

General Information:

  • Volunteers are needed to teach classes, serve as a class assistant, or help with non-teaching positions.
  • Monday-Friday from 10 am - 7 pm; Saturday hours vary!
Goodwill of North Georgia Atlanta
Decatur
Duties include the following:
  • Placement Call Specialist - contact particpants to document the progress they've made with the job search.
  • Computer Support Assistant - format resumes, covers letters, search online, and fax/copy documents.
  • Class Instructor - teach basic skills classes, including basic computers, how to upload resumes, and other job skills and search courses.
  • Assist with special projects like job fairs and job research projects.
  • Special need for volunteers that speak Spanish.

General Information:

  • Background check by the agency
  • All volunteers must complete a drug screen provide by the agency!
  • Service hours will vary by assignment and center hours!
International Rescue Committee (IRC) Decatur Opportunities are available in the following areas:
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages - help refugees learn English
  • Computer Lab Assistant - help individuals with computer skills
  • Youth Tutor - after-school program for grades 7 to 12
  • First Things First Assist - women's literacy council

Requirements:

  • Background check is required and agency will complete at a $20.00 cost to the volunteer!
  • Orientation is required - held at different times of the month
  • Hours vary by assignment
  • Each assignment has a minimum commitment times!
Jerusalem House Atlanta Need volunters to work in a variety of different areas that range from: child mentoring, clothes closet coordinator, gardener, general volunteer, hospitality volunteer, house assistant, home improvements, one-on-one partner, transportation, childcare services, serving as a tutor to a child or adult, and providing office support. Days and times of service will vary according to the volunteer assignment.

Requirements:

  • Complete a background check that the agency will provide!
  • Attend an orientation that are held in a group setting bi-monthly and can be viewed on the website.
  • Volunteers must be in good health standing due to some of the conditions of the clients.
  • EDUC 2120 students can only get VKSU credit for working in an area that deals directly with the clients!
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. Opportunities are also available to assist with the JA BizTown and/or JA Finance Park that is held at the GA World Congress Center!

Requirements for Classrooms:

  • Get a background check (EDUC 2120 background checks will be accepted)
  • Attend an orientation/training session
  • Minimum lenght of service = 1 hr lesson at a local school once a week for 5 weeks + training

Requirements for BizTown & Finance Park:

  • No time commitment is required!
  • No training is required!
  • Hours are typically 8:00 am - 2:30 pm (exact times depend on school schedule)
  • Days are Monday - Friday
Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta Decatur Literacy program that teaches basic literacy or English for low-income children ages 4-13, enhancing their reading comprehension skills, as well as homework help as needed.

General Information:

  • Complete an application
  • Attend an orientation session that is held each month
  • Must attend and complete 16-hour training program and pay small fee for tutor workbook and other materials
  • After training session and orientation you will be given a volunteer schedule!
Little Debbie's Family Services, Inc. Decatur Provides residential care for troubled and homeless adolescent females between the ages of 15 and 18. Looking for trainer or tutors to help students in all academic areas to pass the GED test.

Requirements:

  • Background check is required - volunteer will be required to pay!
  • Orientation is required - held first day of service or prior to service date at the main office in Decatur.

Hours:

  • Monday - Wednesday
  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Math Is My Friend, Inc. Stone Mountain Math Is My Friend, Inc. is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing math skills training to Elementary, Middle, and High School students. Our programs help students improve their Math scores on standardized tests and grades in Math.

General Information:

  • Volunteers must complete an application
  • Complete a background check by the agency
  • Attend an orientation
  • Need volunteers on Mondays
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Refugee Family Services Stone Mountain Two opportunities are available:

Afterschool Program Classroom Assistant

  • Work directly with refugee children in grades 1 -8 who have been in the US for less than 5 years.
  • Tutors help students complete their homework and improve reading and writing skills.
  • Tutors also assist the Classroom Supervisor in creating and implementing educational and social enrichment activities, including: sports, arts, multi-cultural education, etc.
  • Monday - Thursday
  • 2:45 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Commitment of 2 - 3 hours, one day a week, for one (1) semester!

One to One Tutor

  • Work one-on-one with a refugee youth in grades 1 - 8 struggling with English or any language based subject.
  • Provided with a student evaluation and individually designed curriculum that introduces and reinforces core skills needed to succeed in school.
  • Monday - Thursday
  • 2:45 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Commitment of two (2) hours, one day a week, for one (1) semester!

Requirements:

  • Background check is required and agency will complete
  • Orientation is required and held weekday afternoons, but sometimes on Saturday mornings!
Soccer in the Streets Atlanta Soccer in the Streets empowers kids who lack opportunity by using soccer as a medium to make them employable adults. With their youngest participants, they teach basic life skills such as respect, communication, and teamwork in order to prepare them for success both on and off the field. Older participants take part in workshops and community projects that prepare them for the workforce and help them gain valuable work experience.

Volunteers are needed in the field working directly with kids, typically weekdays after school hours, as well as in the office helping out with administrative tasks. Volunteers in the field will support trained staff in administering programming. 

Requirements:

  • Background check required - agency does!
  • Orientation required - typically held each month.
  • Minimum length of service is one semester!
Tapestri Tucker Provides direct services to immigrant and refugee survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence

Information Important:

  • Volunteers needed Monday - Friday
  • 8 am - 5 pm
  • Background check required - agency will do.
  • Orientation required - held on ongoing basis.
  • Bilingual needed: Spanish, Russian, Amharic.
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.

General Information:

  • Volunteers will assist in the special education classroom and therapeutic recreation program.
  • Monday-Friday
  • 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 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.

Requirements:

  • Background check is required!
  • Students must purchase the $52.00 fingerprint kit!
  • TB test (might be required)
  • Monday - Friday
  • Morning and Afternoon Hours
YMCA - Bransby Outdoor Lithonia Need volunteers to work in a vareity of different outdoor programs that range from playing sports, horseback riding, and special events. Homework helpers are needed during the regular school year!

Homework helpers:

    • Monday - Friday
    • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Requirements:

  • New volunteers must complete a background check that the agency will provide!
YMCA - Cowart Family Dunwoody Volunteers needed for a number of programs, including office support, sport activities, mentoring, after-school and pre-school programs.

Hours:

  • After-School Program
    • Monday - Friday
    • 2:15 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Soccer & Basketball Program
    • Monday - Saturday
    • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Requirements:

  • Background check is required and agency will complete!
  • Orientation is required and is determined by the program you are interested in volunteering with!
YMCA South Dekalb in Decatur Need volunteers to work in the pre-school (children range in ages from birth up to 5 years old.) Opportunities include: assisting teachers, reading to students, helping with snack time, etc.

Important Information:

  • You must be 21 years or older to volunteer at this location.
  • Background check is required by the agency!
  • Fingerprint check is required and you are responsible for any fees associated with this process!
  • Monday - Friday
  • 6:30am - 6:30pm

DOUGLAS COUNTY

Boys & Girls Club Douglasville Volunteers are needed to tutor children, help with homework and recreational programs. 

Hours

      • Monday - Friday
      • 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Requirements

  • Orientation is required - coordinated around the volunteer's schedule
  • Background check is required - included in B&G application
  • Volunteers must be 19 years or older!!!
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.

Requirements:

  • Background check is required!
  • Students must purchase the $52.00 fingerprint kit!
  • TB test (might be required)
  • Monday - Friday
  • Morning and Afternoon Hours

FULTON COUNTY

ACTODAY Foundation College Park Agency that provides rewarding work and fun activities with youth ages 5 and up. Agency currently has a Saturday Tutoring & Mentoring Youth Program with Hands on Atlanta.

Important Information:

  • Meet every other Saturday
  • 9:00 am - Noon
  • Must complete a background check by the agency and provide a copy of your driver license!
Agape Community Center Atlanta Mission is to help low income neighborhoods build community through a variety of different programs. Currently looking for volunteers to assist with the after-school program working with children in grades K - 12.

General Information:

  • Agency will complete background check
  • Orientation is held on-site at different times during the month
  • Monday - Friday
  • 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Alexsander Academy Alpharetta 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. Additionally, some administrative tasks might be available.

Important Information:

  • EDUC 2120 students must provide the school with a copy of your current background check!

School Hours:

      • Monday - Friday
      • 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Andrew P. Stewart Center Atlanta Provides programs (self-esteem, life enrichment, after-school program) for women, youth, and young children in the Reynoldstown community.

Requirements:

  • Complete $20.00 background check - the volunteer is reponsible for covering the cost!
  • Attend an orientation that is scheduled with the Program Director!
  • Commit to volunteering once a week for at least one semester!

Hours:

  • Summer: 9:30am to Noon and/or 1pm to 3:30 pm on Monday thru Thursday
  • School Year: 2:30pm - 5:00pm on Monday thru Friday
Atlanta Children's Shelter Atlanta Atlanta Children's Shelter, Inc. has provided loving day shelter for Atlanta homeless children and support for their family's efforts to be self-sufficient.

General Information:

  • Background check is required - volunteer is responsible for completing this task!
  • Orientation is required - held 1st day of service
  • Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - Noon
Atlanta Community Food Bank Atlanta Need volunteers to assist with the following program:
  • Kids in Need - The mission of KIN is to provide learning supplies for students whose academic success is threatened by poverty. KIN is a year-round free store for educators!
    • Restock Assistant - sort items and restock shelves, etc.
      • Tuesday - Friday
      • 9:00 am - Noon
    • Shopping Assistant - assist teachers locating supplies!
      • Monday - Thursday (3pm-5:30pm)
      • Tuesday & Wednesday (5:30pm - 8pm)
      • One Saturday per month (9am - Noon and/or 1pm - 4pm)
  • Volunteers are asked to volunteer 3 hour shift once a week or once every two weeks for one or more semesters! Semesters are Aug- Dec & Jan - May!
  • Orientation is held the first day of service!
Atlanta Union Mission Atlanta Atlanta Mission provides people in Atlanta and the metropolitan area with emergency shelter, residential discipleship, job attainment services and transitional housing.Volunteer options are available to work in Men's & Women's/Children's Services. The duities will vary in each area.

Information:

  • Must complete an application & background check
  • Orientation is required
  • Service time will vary by assignment!
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. Program requires a one to two year commitment!
BEEP Baseball Atlanta Volunteers needed to help guide visually impaired players, serve as safety monitors during play, and assist players with drills.
  • Most players are from The Center for the Visually Impaired in Atlanta!
  • Baseball sessions are held every Saturday from 9:00 am - Noon
  • If possible, agency would like for you to commit to at least three (3) Saturdays!
Boys & Girls Club Atlanta Volunteers are needed to tutor children, help with homework and recreational programs. 

Hours

      • Monday - Friday
      • Most clubs operate between the hours of 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Requirements

  • Orientation is required - coordinated around the volunteer's schedule
  • Background check is required - included in B&G application
  • Volunteers must be 19 years or older!!!
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 Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to teaching English classes or training inmates in thoughful decision making, etc.

Current needs:

  • Looking for English teachers in Sandy Springs!!
  • Tuesday & Thursday
  • 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Must commit to three (3) hours a week until the end of the program!
  • Program ends November 21!!!

Requirements:

  • Attend a new volunteer orientation
  • Complete a volunteer application & background check
  • Some programs require a minimum length of service!
Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) Metro Atlanta 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 Dekalb, Fulton, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties.

Requirements & Hours:

  • Must get fingerprinted at a local courthouse so the agency can run a FBI background check! You are responsible for the check!
  • Orientation is required - typically held during the workday
  • Monday - Friday
  • 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Looking for ongoing volunteers and not short-term volunteers!!!
Central Night Shelter Atlanta Central Night Shelter offers a meal, shelter for the nigh, and bagged lunched the next morning to those individuals in need. Volunteers can choose to cook a meal, make lunches, spend the night or do all three. Only men stay at this shelter but women are more than welcome to volunteer. Overnight volunteers help set up, eat the evening meal with the men and take turns staying awake through the night. Dinner coulnteers makde the meal ahead of time and deliver and serve the men. Lunch volunteers will create the bagged lunches before the men leave the shelter in the morning. Volunteers must attend an orientation that is held when you arrive the first day of service.
Chastain Horse Park Atlanta Our therapeutic program is part of each rider’s (disabled adult or child) treatment program to achieve functional goals. Volunteers assist riders and lead the horses during therapy sessions.

Requirements:

  • Attend an orientation that is held once a month or every 3rd Saturday from 10:00 am to Noon
  • You may participate as a volunteer for any one (1) hour lesson or multiple lessons. We ask that you consider volunteering for
    at least one lesson each week.
  • Sessions are held during the week/weekend at various times of the day!
Children's Restoration Network Roswell Volunteers are needed to assist with their Project One-on-One Mentoring Program - mentor students and assist with homework. Children affliated with this program are homeless or in a transitional stage.

Information:

  • Volunteers will serve 1 and 1/2 hours a week to help children with their academic needs.
  • Minimum of 4 month commitment!
  • Background check and orientation is required for all new volunteers!
  • Opportunities are available in areas outside of Fulton; including most of Metro Atlanta!
Choices, Inc. Various locations in Fulton Volunteers are needed for office work, interact with parents and children in program, assist at expos and health fairs, and make signs and banners.

Important Information:

  • Events are held throughout the Metro Atlanta area!
  • Some assignments require volunteers to complete a minimum number of hours!
Cool Girls Fulton County Opportunities in the following areas:
  • Cool Girls Club - after-school program for girls in 2nd - 8th grade
  • Cool Fitness - fitness and nutrition program that fosters activity and healthy lifestyles
  • Cool Sisters - mentoring program to act as a role model and provide friendship/personal support
  • Cool Connections - chaperone monthly off-site field trips
  • A Beautiful Me! - programs geared towards health and wellness and raises awareness about prevention of pregnany, abuse, etc.
  • Cool Scholars - leadership program for high school girls

Requirements:

  • Background check by agency
  • Orientation is required
  • Reference check - 2 people
  • Partner elementary and middle schools in DeKalb & Fulton!
Corrigan Care, Inc. Roswell Need volunteers for the following program:
  • Respite Night - Volunteers play and supervise children while the parents get a much needed break.

Important Information:

    • Held once a month in Roswell
    • Times vary each month
    • Typically held on a Friday evening between 5:30pm - 10pm!
Create Your Dreams Atlanta CYD is a youth development program that supports students emotionally, academically, and socially from elementary school through high school, college, and young adult. Volunteers are needed to serve as tutors assisting with daily activities, and helping out with the many clubs that are available - art, book club, and chess. All volunteers must complete a background check through the agency and attend an orientation session that is held quarterly.

Current needs (during school year)

  • Monday - Thursday from 4pm-7pm for tutoring
  • Friday from 4pm-7pm for extra hours events
  • Saturday from 11am-1pm for club activities
DreamWeavers/ Giving Children A Chance Alpharetta Agency that provides various resources to children in the foster care system. Fall semester opportunities will be posted very soon! Please check back for more information!
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, sort clothing, and mentor clients.

Requirement & Hours:

  • Attend an orientation that is held in a group setting every 3 months, but orientations can be scheduled before the group setting!
  • Monday from 9am - 3pm to sort clothing
  • Tuesday - Friday from 9am - 3pm to serve as image consultant and career coach
  • 4th Saturday of the month volunteers are needed for the Professional Women's Group
  • EDUC 2120 students will not receive VKSU credit for sorting clothing!
English for Successful Living Atlanta (Buckhead) English for Successful Living is an English as a Second Language program that meets the needs of Latinos (Spanish and Portuguese) who seek to make a better life for themselves, their families, and their community. Volunteers are needed to work in the following areas: substitute teachers, conversation partners, office volunteers, graduation hosts, tutors, teen and children mentoring.

Requirements:

  • Complete the online application
  • Attend the orientation that is held two (2) weeks prior to the beginning session!

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Saturday from 9:00 am - Noon
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.

Reqirements:

  • Attend an orientation that is held on a bi-monthly basis
  • Complete a background check
  • Minimum length of service might be required depending on the service area!

Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday
  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Feed My Lambs Atlanta Mission of FML is to empower at-risk children academically, physically and socially; to impact families and communities.

Requirements:

  • Orientation is required and determined by the School Director!
  • Must bring in a copy of your EDUC 2120 background check!

Hours:

      • Monday - Friday
      • 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
FOCUS Atlanta Alpharetta FOCUS understands and supports the unique needs of families with children who are medically fragile or have significant developmental or physical disabilities. Need individuals to assist with respite care for children who have been diagnosed with a variety of developmental delays and volunteer with the Teen & Adult Groups.

Important Information:

  • Backround check is required and agency will complete!
  • Teen & Adult Group meets once a month on a Saturday for 1 or 2 hours
  • Respite Care meets once a month on a Saturday from 10am - 2pm
Genesis Shelter Atlanta Volunteers are needed to work with children and mothers in the following areas: Child Development Center, Store Room, Weeknight Playgroups.

Requirements:

  • Complete a background check that the agency will provide
  • Attend an orientation that is held at various days and times throught the month both during the week and on Saturdays

Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hands on Atlanta - Discovery Program Metro Atlanta Saturday tutoring and enrichment program. The Discovery Program reinforces weekday learning through academic assistance, educational games, service-learning projects, and other enrichment activties. Students are engaged in a variety of subjects depending on the needs of their particular schools.

Requirements:

  • Meets twice a month at designated school
  • 10:00 am - Noon
  • Must complete a sexual registery check by the agency
  • Commit to a minimum of two (2) Saturdays a month!
  • Program starts in September & ends in May!
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.

Important Information:

  • Orientation required - scheduled at various times.
  • Minimum length of service is 10-15 hours per week.
  • Monday - Friday
  • 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.
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.

Requirements & Hours

  • Volunteers must complete a $9.00 background check
  • Monday - Friday
  • 10am - Noon and/or 2pm - 4pm
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 tutoring children to helping in the soup kitchen. Volunteers in the summer camp read to children, play games, and participate in other camp related activities.

Information:

  • Volunteers are needed in the shelter 7 days a week.
  • Background check is required - by agency!
  • Orientations are required and will be held the first day of service.
Jewish Family Services Atlanta Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta provides health, career and human services to support and enhance the well-being of individuals and families across all ages, faiths, cultures and lifestyles. Assist family service counseling and programs with the "lifecycle of services" for individuals and families in 12-county metro-Atlanta area.

Requirements:

  • Background check and drug screen required - agency will cover the cost
  • Orientation is required - held during lunch time or early evening
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Minimum of six (6) month commitment is required!
  • Days & Hours of service will vary pending the volunteer assignment!
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. Opportunities are also available to assist with the Discovery Day that is held at the GA World Congress Center!

Requirement:

  • Get a background check (EDUC 2120 background checks will be accepted)
  • Attend an orientation/training session
  • Minimum lenght of service = 1 hr lesson at a local school once a week for 5 weeks + training
  • No time commitment is required for the Discovery Days and no training is required.
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.

Requirements & Hours:

  • One Saturday & One Sunday per month
  • Background check is required - agency will complete!
  • Orientation is required and held once a month during 6pm-9pm!
  • Must be 21 years or older to volunteer!!
  • Must commit to one four (4) hour shift per month!
LaAmistad Atlanta (Buckhead) LaAmistad supports the academic success of Latino students through tutoring, mentoring, and programming that promotes academic, physical, and personal growth. LaAmistad provides students with one-on-one tutoring opportunities, reading and math enrichment, sports programs, and a variety of personal development programs. Program is available for grades 1 - 8.

Hours:

  • Elementary School:
    • Monday & Wednesday
      • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Tuesday & Thursday
      • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Middle School:
    • Monday
      • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Tuesday through Thursday
      • 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Sunday Study Hall, all grades:
    • 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Time for students to get extra help or work on projects!

    Requirements:

    • Agency will complete background check!
    • Orientation is required and held at various times during the week!
Latin American Association Atlanta Organization that focuses on assisting the Latin-American community and promoting awareness of the Latin-American culture.

Program Areas:

  • Employment Services
  • Community/Family Services
  • Langauage/Adult Education
  • Youth Services

Requirements:

  • Complete an application
  • Attend an orientation that is held:
    • 2nd Tuesday of the month at Noon
    • 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm
Lazarus Ministries Atlanta Lazarus Ministries assists the homeless living in the Atlanta area. 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.

Hours

  • Events and opportunities are held at various times during the week. However, they are predominately week night opportunities!
L.E.A.D. Metro Atlanta L.E.A.D. connects with at-risk youth by using baseball as common ground. Through the Human Enrichment program, they provide tutoring, time management, and goal setting courses.

General Information:

  • Events are held throughout Metro Atlanta area!
  • Must complete application
  • Minimum length of service may be required for some assignments!
Lutheran Services of Georgia (LSG) Atlanta LSG offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities within each of their program areas. This includes: Foster Care, Family Visitation, Adoption, Development Disabled Services, Refugee Resettlement, and Disaster Response. For more information, please visit their website.

General Information:

  • Complete a volunteer application
  • Background check is required - agency will complete.
  • Orientation is required - at the convenience of the volunteer.
  • Must provide a copy of your driver's license and auto insurance card with application - if you have transportation!
  • Must list three (3) people as a reference who are not family members.
  • Must sign a Consent/Confidentiality Agreement
  • Special training for refugee services only - held every 2 months!
Math Is My Friend, Inc.

 

Alpharetta & Johns Creek Math Is My Friend, Inc. is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing math skills training to Elementary, Middle, and High School students. Our programs help students improve their Math scores on standardized tests and grades in Math.

General Information:

  • Volunteers must complete an application
  • Complete a background check by the agency
  • Attend an orientation
  • Need volunteers on Saturdays
  • 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Nicholas House Atlanta Nicholas House is a volunteer organization that provides services to homeless families. Volunteer duties include, but not limited to, the following: serving as a playground ambassador or homework helper.

Requirements:

  • Complete an application
  • Provide references for two non-family members
  • Sumbit to a background/child abuse check
North Fulton Child Development Association Roswell Volunteers are needed to help plan and supplement a special enrichment program for low income pre-school children (help with a carnival, field trips, sports).
St. Francis Table Atlanta Current opportunity:

Soup Kitchen

  • Make sandwiches and serve food to needy families and the homeless
  • Every Saturday
  • 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
STAR House Foundation Roswell Volunteers are needed to tutor and mentor elementary, middle school, and high school students.

Important Information:

  • Complete a volunteer application and background check
  • Provide a copy of your current driver's license
  • Opportunities are available during regular school hours
  • Schools: Mimosa ES, Esther Jackson ES, Elkins Pointe MS, and Roswell HS
  • Elementary Schools
    • Monday - Friday
    • 2:30 pm- 5:00 pm
  • Middle & High Schools
    • Monday - Thursday
    • 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
The Atlanta Girls' School Atlanta Volunteers will tutor 1-4 students at a time in specific subject areas and/or general study skills. Have a strong need for math, science, history, English, foreign language (Spanish, French, Latin) tutors and/or interest in teaching.

Requirements:

  • Background check by school
  • Orientation is required
  • Minimum length of service is once a week (1.5 hours) for a full semester or school year

Hours:

    • Monday - Thursday
      • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Friday
      • 7:30 am - 8:45 am
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.

General Information:

  • Background check is required by the agency, and all volunteers must attend an orientation
  • Orientation is held whenever convenient for both staff and potential volunteer
  • Currently need volunteers:
    • Tuesdays ( 3:00 pm-7:00 pm)
    • Wednesdays (3:00 pm-6:00 pm)
    • Thursdays (3:00 pm-7:00 pm)
The Gateway Center Atlanta The Gateway Center is a homeless service organization for men, women, and women with children. The Center provides transitional housing, shelter, and other basic services.

Volunteers can choose to work in a variety of settings including:
  • Helping with meal preparation
  • Tutoring children
  • Working in the clothing closet
  • Sorting in-kind donations
  • Supervising the computer lab
  • Leading AA or NA groups
  • Job Training and Interview Training
  • Mentoring
  • Art Projects and Mural Painting
  • IT Support and Hardware
  • Client Engagement Assistance
  • Special Drives (i.e. Coats, Packaged Food Drives, Towels, etc.)

Requirements:

  • Complete a background check - volunteer is responsible for getting the check completed!!
  • Attend an orientation that is held once monthly
  • Sign a Volunteer Agreement Form
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.

Requirements:

  • Background check is required!
  • Students must purchase the $52.00 fingerprint kit!
  • TB test (might be required)
  • Monday - Friday
  • Morning and Afternoon Hours
VOX Teen Communications Atlanta Through VOX, teens from diverse backgrounds develop skills to express themselves effectively and build a strong community. Opportunities are available in the following areas:
  • Art & Graphic Design Coach
  • Story Writing Coaches
  • Indentity-based Writing Group Facilitator
  • Workshop Facilitator
  • Copy Editor

Requirements:

  • Orientation is required - held as needed
  • Minimum length of service ranges from 4 to 6 hours up to 1 year commitment (depending on the assignment)
  • Must be 21 years or older!!!
Willie Dean Ministries, Inc. College Park WDM's after-school program promotes self-sufficiency by helping low income children to increase academic achievement and decrease at-risk behavior. Volunteers work with at-risk elementary and middle school students to improve reading skills, homework help and assist in meeting other needs as well.

Hours & Requirements:

  • Monday - Thursday
  • Elementary School from 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Middle School from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Volunteers must attend an orientation prior to your first date of service
  • Volunteers are responsible for getting their own background check!
  • Looking for someone to volunteer at least twice a week for 1-3 hours/week!
WINGS for Kids College Park & Union City Looking for engaging, patient, and energetic volunteers to assist students with homework under the guidance of a WINGSLeaders. Volunteers will be paired up with a WINGSLeader to tutor kids one-on-one or in small groups.

Requirements:

  • Background check by agency
  • Orientation is required and arranged by volunteer and Volunteer Coordinator
  • Minimum length of service is 1 to 4 hours per week!!!

Hours:

      • Monday - Friday
      • 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
YMCA Atlanta Alpharetta Need volunteers for a variety of different projects and events that center around families, sports, and health related activities!

Important Information:

  • Some programs require a background check. If necessary, the YMCA will complete the check at no cost to the volunteer!
  • Days & Times vary according to the event or assignment!

GWINNETT COUNTY

Amedisys Hospice Service
Lawrenceville
Work with hospice patients, family members, and staff members through direct care, running errands, reading, yard or house work, or clerical/administrative support.

Requirements:

  • Orientation is required and held when the volunteers are available!
  • Background check is required and agency will complete!
  • TB test required annually!

Hours:

  • Monday - Sunday
  • Daytime and evening hours available!
Boys & Girls Club Lawrenceville After-school program for kids 6-18. Volunteers are needed to assist with tutoring, homework, group games, and/or mentoring programs. Tutoring involves helping students in their subject of need. The subjects have been chosen based on report card grades and parent agreement. With the mentoring program, KSU students will be paired with one student from the club that has been referred to the mentoring program.

Time commitment:

  • Tutoring - two (2) hours per week
  • Mentoring - one (1) hour a week

Hours:

  • Tutoring: Monday - Friday (5pm - 7pm)
  • Mentoring: Monday - Thursday (3pm-7pm)
  • HW Helper: Monday - Thursday (3pm - 5pm)
  • Games Assistant: Monday - Thursday (4pm - 7pm)
Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) Metro Atlanta 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 Dekalb, Fulton, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties.

Requirements & Hours:

  • Must get fingerprinted at a local courthouse so the agency can run a FBI background check! You are responsible for the check!
  • Orientation is required - typically held during the workday
  • Monday - Friday
  • 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Looking for ongoing volunteers and not short-term volunteers!!!
Goodwill of North Georgia Duluth
Duties include the following:
  • Placement Call Specialist - contact particpants to document the progress they've made with the job search.
  • Computer Support Assistant - format resumes, covers letters, search online, and fax/copy documents.
  • Class Instructor - teach basic skills classes, including basic computers, how to upload resumes, and other job skills and search courses.
  • Assist with special projects like job fairs and job research projects.
  • Special need for volunteers that speak Spanish.

General Information:

  • Background check by the agency
  • All volunteers must complete a drug screen provide by the agency!
  • Service hours will vary by assignment and center hours!
Math Is My Friend, Inc. Suwanee Math Is My Friend, Inc. is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing math skills training to Elementary, Middle, and High School students. Our programs help students improve their Math scores on standardized tests and grades in Math.

General Information:

  • Volunteers must complete an application
  • Complete a background check by the agency
  • Attend an orientation
  • Need volunteers on Saturdays
  • 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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.

Requirements:

  • Background check is required!
  • Students must purchase the $52.00 fingerprint kit!
  • TB test (might be required)
  • Monday - Friday
  • Morning and Afternoon Hours
Volunteer Gwinnett Gwinnett County Volunteers are needed to work in a variety of different areas including the following: senior services, human services, and children related activties. For more information, please visit: www.gwinnettcounty.com - click on the Volunteer Gwinnett link. Long-term and short-term opportunities are available.

PAULDING COUNTY

Boys & Girls Club - Paulding Dallas Assist program instructors, help children with homework, recreational activities, and work on special projects.

Club Hours:

  • Monday - Friday
  • Activities between 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cobb/Paulding Adult Education Center Dallas School program that helps all students 16 and older who are not enrolled in a conventional high school program learn the educational skills they need to become successful adults. Volunteers will tutor students in the areas of math, reading, languages, and GED prep classes.

Requirements:

  • All volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation so they can observe the different grade levels.
  • Once you have determined what grade level you would like to help teach, you must commit to meet with your group one (1) time a week for six (6) months.
  • Classes are typically held Monday-Thursday mornings (9:00 am-Noon) and evenings (6:00-9:00 pm).
McKenna Farms Therapy Services Dallas Provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy services for children with special needs utlizing horses! Following options are open:
  • Volunteers are needed to help with the horses - feed, clean stalls, and turn horses in and out. 
  • Additionally, volunteers are needed to help with therapy - lead and/or sidewalk with the therapist, horse, and client. These opportunities are sometimes limited!

Requirements:

  • Meet with a representative from McKenna prior to your first date of service!
  • Complete a volunteer applciation
  • EDUC 2120 students will not receive volunteer credit for working in the barn or caring for the horses!
YMCA Hiram Need volunteers to work in the pre-school (children range in ages from birth up to 5 years old.) Opportunities include: assisting teachers, reading to students, helping with snack time, etc.

Important Information:

  • You must be 21 years or older to volunteer at this location.
  • Background check is required by the agency!
  • Fingerprint check is required and you are responsible for any fees associated with this process!
  • Monday - Friday
  • 6:30am - 6:30pm

OTHER COUNTIES

Boys & Girls Club Ellijay
(Gilmer)
A program that helps develop skills in children. Volunteers are needed to tutor children, help with homework and programs, and work on special projects. 

Important Information

  • Must complete a volunteer application that includes a background check
  • Monday - Friday (during the school year)
  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Boys & Girls Club Gainesville (Hall) Volunteers are needed to tutor children, help with homework and recreational programs. 

Hours

      • Monday - Friday
      • Most clubs operate between the hours of 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Requirements

  • Orientation is required - coordinated around the volunteer's schedule
  • Background check is required - included in B&G application
Boys & Girls Club Jasper
(Pickens)
A program that helps develop skills in children. Volunteers are needed to tutor children, help with homework and programs, and work on special projects. 

General Information:

  • During the school year
  • Monday - Friday from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Background check is required
  • After approval, orientation is is held the first day of service!
Boys & Girls Club Newnan
(Coweta)
A program that helps develop skills in children. Volunteers are needed to tutor children, help with homework and programs, and work on special projects. 
A program that helps develop skills in children. Volunteers are needed to tutor children, help with homework and programs, and work on special projects. 

General Information:

  • During the school year
  • Monday - Friday from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Background check is required
  • After approval, orientation is is held the first day of service!
Boys & Girls Club Rome (Floyd) Volunteers are needed to tutor children, help with homework and programs, and work on special projects. 

South Rome:
  • During the school year (August 1 - May 15)
  • Monday - Friday from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Background check is required - prefer the volunteer to bring their own!
  • After approval, orientation is is held the first day of service!
West Rome:
  • During the school year (August 1 - May 15)
  • Monday - Friday from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Background check is required - prefer the volunteer to bring their own!
  • After approval, orientation is is held the first day of service!
Calhoun Pre-K Program Calhoun
(Gordon)
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.

Important Information:

    • Background check is required; agency will complete.
    • Fingerprint check may or may not be required. If required, the volunteer is reponsible for the cost of this fee!
    • Monday - Friday
    • 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Corrigan Care, Inc. Cumming Need volunteers for the following program:
  • Respite Night - Volunteers play and supervise children while the parents get a much needed break.

Important Information:

    • Held once a month in Cumming
    • Times vary each month
    • Typically held on a Friday evening between 5:30pm - 10pm!
FOCUS Cumming Newman FOCUS understands and supports the unique needs of families with children who are medically fragile or have significant developmental or physical disabilities. Need individuals to assist with respite care for children who have been diagnosed with a variety of developmental delays and volunteer with the Teen & Adult Groups.

Important Information:

  • Backround check is required and agency will complete!
  • Teen & Adult Group meets once a month on a Saturday for 1 or 2 hours
  • Respite Care meets once a month on a Saturday from 10am - 2pm
Goodwill of North Georgia Rome
Duties include the following:
  • Placement Call Specialist - contact particpants to document the progress they've made with the job search.
  • Computer Support Assistant - format resumes, covers letters, search online, and fax/copy documents.
  • Class Instructor - teach basic skills classes, including basic computers, how to upload resumes, and other job skills and search courses.
  • Assist with special projects like job fairs and job research projects.
  • Special need for volunteers that speak Spanish.

General Information:

  • Background check by the agency
  • All volunteers must complete a drug screen provide by the agency!
  • Service hours will vary by assignment and center hours!
Junior Achievement of Georgia Henry Gordon Floyd Whitfield Murray Chattooga Gilmer Pickens Barrow Forsyth Hall 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. Opportunities are also available to assist with the Discovery Day that is held at the GA World Congress Center!

Requirement:

  • Get a background check (EDUC 2120 background checks will be accepted)
  • Attend an orientation/training session
  • Minimum lenght of service = 1 hr lesson at a local school once a week for 5 weeks + training
  • No time commitment is required for the Discovery Days and no training is required.
Lutheran Services of Georgia (LSG) Rome LSG offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities within each of their program areas. This includes: Foster Care, Family Visitation, Adoption, Development Disabled Services, Refugee Resettlement, and Disaster Response. For more information, please visit their website.

General Information:

  • Complete a volunteer application
  • Background check is required - agency will complete.
  • Orientation is required - at the convenience of the volunteer.
  • Must provide a copy of your driver's license and auto insurance card with application - if you have transportation!
  • Must list three (3) people as a reference who are not family members.
  • Must sign a Consent/Confidentiality Agreement
  • Special training for refugee services only - held every 2 months!
Mentor Me 
North Georgia
Cumming
(Forsyth)
Mentor Me is an organization that reaches out to at-risk youth through mentoring. There is a community-based mentoring program as well as a weekly site-based mentoring program focused more on after-school tutoring and homework help. The children who are involved in this program need assistance improving their English skills to help them academically.

REACH Program from 9/13 - 5/14

  • Help elementary school students with homework, reading, and math.
  • Play educational games, or just talk, building a friendship.
  • Most students are Hispanic/Latin and need help with reading and fluency.

Hours:

  • Mondays:
    • 5pm - 6pm and/or 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Thursdays:
    • 4pm - 5pm and/or 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Requirements:

  • Complete a background check that the agency will provide
  • Attend an orientation that is held on a monthly basis
  • Commit to at least one (1) hour a week of service!!!
The Pier Foundation Cumming The Pier Foundation is a non-profit organization that assists disabled adults with job training, employment opportunities, and a better quality of life. The Pier Foundation operates a thrift store to support their mission. Volunteers at the store will process donations, clean the store, and assist disabled adults with their assigned tasks.

Hours:

      • Tuesday - Saturday
      • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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.

Requirements:

  • Background check is required!
  • Students must purchase the $52.00 fingerprint kit!
  • TB test (might be required)
  • Monday - Friday
  • Morning and Afternoon Hours