Sharing cool, fun volunteering opportunities around Atlanta #volunteerATL
ZeroLandfill Atlanta 2017: 08/05/2017 – The International Interior Design Association of Georgia is looking for volunteers to help upcycle discontinued architectural and interior design samples! Help them beat last year’s totals of 156,000 pounds by participating in the 2017 ZeroLandfill Atlanta event: Volunteer!
Atlanta Giving Boutique : 08/05/2017 – The Giving Boutique is a clothing drive and boutique pop-up shop for homeless youth. The goal is to provide a real shopping experience, where items were not thrown on tables or in trash bags, but actually hung up, color coordinated, washed and even new! Volunteer are needed to work as stockers and shopping assistants: Volunteer!
Kicking for A CAUSE – Benefit Kickball Event: 08/05/2017 – As if playing kickball all day isn’t incentive enough to register.. how about helping bring awareness to people living with HIV & AIDS in Atlanta? Join the Piedmont Park Conservatory for a day full of kickball & fun while raising proceeds for a GREAT cause. Sign up to play or volunteer if you want to help: Volunteer!
Apple Harvest with Concrete Jungle: 08/06/2017 – Join Concrete Jungle at Apple Mountain golf course to harvest their beautiful apple trees. Picking will end by 11:30 so volunteers can head over to Lake Rabun to cool off: Volunteer!
Living Rooms PARKing Day on Buford Highway: 08/10/2017 – PARK(ing) Day is an annual global event where parking spaces are temporarily transformed into public spaces. In conjunction with this year’s Living Walls Conference and its marquee event, the Buford Highway Night Market, We Love BuHi invites designers and volunteers to participate in sponsoring, creating, and transforming parking spaces into ‘Living Rooms’ from September 15-17, 2017. Event is not till September, but volunteer kickoff meeting is 8/10/17. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info: Volunteer!
Hack the Panther Express: 08/10/2017 – Join Clark Atlanta University at their inaugural freshman orientation hackathon. This will be the largest hackathon Atlanta has ever seen, so come be a part of it! They are looking for volunteers to serve as mentors and support the teams: Volunteer!
NeighborWoods Project with Trees Atlanta: 08/12/2017 – Join the NeighborWoods team this Saturday morning to learn how to properly care for trees by mulching, weeding, and pruning. Meet other community members by volunteering and grabbing lunch together after the project. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new green space: Volunteer!
RedTeam GA’s Red Race 5K Run/Walk: 08/12/2017- RedTeam GA is community of students and teachers all across Georgia working together to benefit the medical field. RedTeam GA’s inaugural Red Race 5K Run and Walk will be held on August 12th, 2017 in Newtown Park. The proceeds from the race will go to American Cancer Society: Sign Up!
Eyeglass RecEYEcling Program: 08/12/2017 – The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation’s Eyeglass Recycling Program provides cleaned and refurbished eyeglasses to developing countries throughout the world. Volunteers are needed to sort/wash donated glasses: Volunteer!
Living Wall Conference Volunteer Orientation : 08/12/2017 – Living Walls, The City Speaks, is an annual conference on street art and urban ism. The conference will be 9/8-9/17/2017. This year, they will be partnering with We Love BuHi to bring installations and art to the Buford Highway area in the hopes of highlighting a place so rich in multicultural diversity. They are looking for artist assistants and people who can help with other tasks at the conference. Orientation is mandatory for anyone who has not volunteered during a conference before: Volunteer!
Relief on the River Fundraiser: 08/12/2017 – Bring your family, bring your friends and tube down the river with World Relief! $20 per person. Half of the proceeds will go to support refugees resettled through World Relief: Join the Fun!
Bourbon & Bacon Art Show : 08/12-8/13/2017 – Volunteer at the most mouthwatering art show on Earth. Volunteering, Art, Bourbon and Bacon– what more can you ask for? If interested, email email@example.com: Volunteer!
Refugee Employment Summit & Job Fair: 08/18/2017 – The Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies (CRSA) is hosting a collaborative annual job fair among all the Atlanta-based refugee agencies and ethnic-based organizations serving refugees. Volunteer to help make this event a success: Volunteer!
Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race: 08/19/2017- Looking for a challenge? Sign up for this race! Looking for some less intense fun? Sign up to volunteer instead! Volunteer registration has not opened yet, but you can sign up for an email notification for when registration is available. You don’t want to miss this. There are some great volunteer perks: Volunteer!
Piedmont Park Arts Festival: 08/19-08/20/2017 – The Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival is a 2-day outdoor event with an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. Volunteer opportunities are available to help with parking directions, unloading and hospitality: Volunteer!
The Pick of Totality with Concrete Jungle: 08/23/2107 – Join Concrete Jungle for an apple picking and eclipse viewing party. The picking will in be Brasstown, NC–right smack dab in the middle of the eclipse’s path of the totality. Picking starts around 10 am and will wrap up just before the eclipse so you can experience the sun’s shadow and visibility of many other planets and stars in the middle of the day: Volunteer!
BronzeLens Film Festival: 08/23 – 08/27/2017 – If you are a film enthusiast, or simply someone who loves being around creative people, then you might enjoy being a BronzeLens volunteer: Volunteer!
Voiceless Premier: 08/25/2017 – Volunteer at Love Beyond wall’s premier of the documentary “Voiceless.” The documentary is about a couple of guys’ journey across the country to raise awareness about poverty in the US and the stories they captured along the way: Volunteer!
Westside Volunteer Corps Service Day: 08/26/2017- Help revitalize Atlanta’s historic Westside. Residents and non-residents will stand side-by-side, working for the good of the Atlanta University Center, Ashview Heights, English Avenue and Vine City neighborhoods. An after party will follow in celebration of a hard day’s work: Volunteer!
Community Bucket Weekend of Good: 08/26/2017 – Join Community Bucket to celebrate five years of Service Made Social in Atlanta. Choose from 6 different projects: Chosewood Park, Kittredge Park, Concrete Jungle, Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House, Wylde Center, Urban Sprout Farm. After the project, celebrate with an after party: Volunteer!
Run Your Happy Tails Off 5K & Fun Run and Festival: 08/26/2017 – The race benefits Happy Tails Pet Therapy, a local Atlanta non-profit. This family and dog-friendly event will be located in the metro Atlanta area at Newtown Park in Johns Creek, GA. Volunteer opportunities are available to help at the race or at the festival: Volunteer!
Woodlands Garden: 08/26/2107 – Woodlands Garden is an eight acre wooded public garden in Decatur, GA. Come lend a hand at their Saturday Volunteer Project for all ages and abilities: Volunteer!
Museum Day Live!: Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day will be on August 23, 2017. Museums nationwide will offer free entry to anyone who holds a branded ticket. Registration for tickets will open 8/25/17.
Atlanta Humane Society: The Atlanta Humane Society is waiving its adoption fees for anyone choosing adopt an adult pet this week. All dogs and cats aged six months and up will go home for free from 7/31-8/6. The mission of the Atlanta Humane Society is to improve animal welfare in the southeastern United States by providing quality animal services including preventative initiatives, education, advocacy and adoption of animals into permanent loving homes. There are volunteer opportunities available throughout the year for any animal lovers out there: Volunteer!
Free fab’rik – free shopping sprees for girls in need: Free shopping sprees are a chance for girls in need to experience the thrill of boutique shopping, but without the pressure of price tags. As a personal stylist, you’ll be paired with a girl to help her shop, while reminding her that she is beautiful inside and out. This will be a private shopping event, where the girls will select the perfect outfit to take home free of charge. You will not only learn her style, but also share your stories: Volunteer!
Big Brothers Big Sister of Metro Atlanta – Can you picture yourself as a Big? Volunteering just eight hours a month as a Big brother or Big sister can truly transform a young person’s life. By spending time together doing activities you enjoy such as shooting hoops, playing board games, hiking, eating pizza, or learning to cook, you can significantly impact your Little Brother or Little Sister’s future: More Info!
Task Leader for Hands on Atlanta Day – Hands On Atlanta Day is on Saturday, October 7th. They are seeking Task Leaders to take on a leadership role and lead volunteers into service. All projects will start at 9:00am and end around 12:30pm or 1:00pm. This is the largest day of service in the southeast– thousands to participate in service! Help make this event a success by volunteering as a Task Leader: Volunteer!
Hope World Wide REVAMP After School Program: REVAMP serves underprivileged youth ages 6-12 who attend Title I schools, with approximately 50% of those students receiving free or reduced-price meals each day. Volunteers will have an opportunity to make a difference by serving underprivileged youth in various roles. They need a range of volunteers including drivers, mentors, interest club leaders, coaches, and tutors: Volunteer!
The Helpful Hot Dog: The Helpful Hot Dog is a weekly nonprofit event along the Beltline entrance of Ponce City Market. They team up with guest chefs from Atlanta to help prepare and sell specialty hot dogs every Saturday from 12-3pm. Proceeds support local charities that combat issues affecting our community such as poverty, food deserts, LGBTQ rights, housing justice, and undocumented youth. If you love hot dogs and love supporting great causes, check them out. They are always looking to meet new chefs, nonprofits, volunteers, and supporters: More info!
AMIS’s Amigo Program: The AMIS (Atlanta Ministry with International Students) Amigo Program is an opportunity for volunteers to share their culture and friendship with international students. The commitment is simple: an initial communication through phone, email or text; share a meal or an event together; and continue the friendship as you both see feasible. Amigo volunteers are local Atlanta families and individuals who extend friendship to an international student on a one-to-one basis. Get involved in this “grass roots” effort to promote world peace through one-on-one relationships: Volunteer!
Southwest Key Programs: Ready to impact change? Be a mentor! Southwest Key Program: Youth Mentoring is looking for mentors in the Atlanta area to volunteer to work with at risk youth: Volunteer!
Open Hand Atlanta: Open Hand is in need of over 200 volunteers in the next couple of weeks. Volunteers are needed to pack and deliver meals to our friends and neighbors in Atlanta: Volunteer!