September 2017

  • Dragon Con: 09/01-09/04/2017 –  Volunteer at one largest pop culture conventions in the world!  Everyone who signs up to volunteer by the first of August and is accepted into a department will receive a unique volunteer lanyard and t-shirt: Volunteer!
  • Kashi Atlanta Street Meals Program: 09/05/2017- Join Kashi from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Kashi Atlanta in Candler Park to make lunch for homeless men, women, and children in downtown Atlanta.  Volunteers will be doing food preparation, including chopping vegetables, and cooking to prepare a healthy, vegetarian meal to serve 100+ on Wednesday afternoon.  This is an opportunity to interact with positive people, intent on making a difference.  Kashi practices the yogic principles of nurturing, healing, compassion, inner growth, and community service: Volunteer!
  • MARTA Hackathon: 09/08-09/09/2017- the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will be hosting its 3rd MARTA Hackathon at The Garage.  The goal of the Hackathon is to attract creative minds in an effort to develop solutions that will in turn provide better transit services for MARTA riders. The participants will consist of approximately 300 coders, designers, and business developers of various ages and backgrounds. As a MARTA hackathon volunteer, you will be able to meet and be exposed to up-and-coming technology entrepreneurs, coders and cutting edge thinkers: Volunteer!
  •  Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk: 09/07/2017 – Volunteer at one of Atlanta’s largest corporate run/walk. The Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk & Fitness Program is designed to promote health, wellness and fitness among metro Atlanta companies and their employees. A portion of proceeds benefits the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Back on My Feet: Volunteer!
  • Living Wall Conference: 09/08-09/17/2017 – The Living Walls Conference unites street artists and scholars from across the globe to engage in meaningful discourse about public spaces. Volunteer opportunities include event coordinators/project managers, as well volunteers for different events planned throughout the week (restaurant week, bike and trolley tours, Living Rooms, etc. ). Sign up for their mailing list to stay informed about these exciting opportunities:  Volunteer!
  • Beltline Lantern Parade Marshal: 09/09/2017 – Volunteers help with crowd control by maintaining space around the bands and large lanterns; assisting parade-goers with street crossings; and helping to keep the trail clean by picking up trash and recyclables. You get a cool Lantern Parade Marshal shirt designed by Chantelle Rytter herself! You get a foam glow stick! And, you get to walk with the rockstars: Volunteer!
  • Concrete Jungle’s Tiger Apple Pick: 09/09/2017 – Join Concrete Jungle to glean from the Stack Orchard in Tiger, GA.  The property is nestled in the mountains with acres of apple trees and a beautiful vineyard. Come glean apples to donate to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia and stick around to hike, swim or go to one of the fun fall festivals happening in N. Ga: the Chattahoochee Mountain Fair or the Mountain Music Festival in Vogel State Park: Volunteer!
  • Dragon Boat Race 2017: 09/09/2017 –  Ascend Greater Atlanta is seeking out paddlers to volunteer at the Atlanta’s 2017 Dragon Boat Festival. This is fun opportunity to give back and learn more about Chinese culture at the same time: Volunteer! 
  • Atlanta Craft Classic Half marathon & 5K: 09/09/2017 – This event combines two Atlanta’s favorite pastimes: Running and Drinking Great Beer! Support your fellow runners and join the excitement on race weekend: Volunteer!
  • Atlanta Goose Island Migration Week w/Keep America Beautiful: 09/09/2017 –  Goose Island Beer Co. is heading to Atlanta on their #migrationweek tour and they’re partnering with Keep America Beautiful, Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission & AGLanta to help beautify the Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill! The goal of this project is to mulch a multi-use trail through the Urban Food Forest on Browns Mill Road (UFFBM). Goose Island will sponsor a happy hour for volunteers after the project is complete: Volunteer! 
  • Free Humana Atlanta 5K: 09/09/2017 – Come Rock a Free 5K, sponsored by Humana and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. Participants are ask to donate to the The Atlanta Community Food Bank in an effort to support the local community: Sign up!
  • Teamworks! Kickoff: 09/09/2017 –  The TeamWorks! program brings together volunteers through service projects and team building activities to create a unique, team-based service learning program. Each Round starts with a Kick-Off (orientation) at the Hands On Atlanta office, where you’ll form teams, participate in Team building activities, and learn the details of that Round’s Projects: Volunteer!
  • Unite for Hurricane Relief: 09/11/2017 – United Way of Greater Atlanta is partnering with the Atlanta Braves and the Chick-fil-A Foundation to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Volunteer to sort, organize and assemble care packages: Volunteer! 
  • Park Pride’s 9/11 National Day of Service: Bring Your Dog to Work[day]!: 09/09/2017 –  Ever wanted to volunteer alongside your dog? Then load up your pooch and come on out to the South Bend Park Dog Park to help with a variety of projects to recognize the 9/11 National Day of Service. Volunteers will help with mulching worn out areas, erosion control as well as clearing some unwanted vegetation from along the fenceline: Volunteer!
  • RAGTRADE Atlanta: application due 09/15/2017 – RAGTRADE Atlanta is taking applications for volunteers to help with the RAGTRADE ATLANTA Fashion event in October 2017. Fun fact–RAGTRADE ATLANTA organizes Atlanta’s official fashion week!  RAGTRADE Atlanta was created by a group of industry professionals who are passionate about developing a vibrant and globally recognized fashion community for the City of Atlanta. Deadline to submit volunteer application is 09/15/2017:  Volunteer!
  • Atlanta Cares Hurricane Relief Project: 09/15-09/16/2017 – Come out to help Feeding Children Everywhere package 1.2 million meal kits for hurricane relief. There will be great music, good fun and a volunteer experience like no other: Volunteer! 
  • JapanFest Volunteer: 09/15-09/16/2017 – Here is an exciting volunteer opportunity to meet interesting people, challenge your knowledge about Japan and Japanese.  There are plenty of volunteer positions available for those interested in helping with JapanFest. Many volunteers are needed for both festival days: Volunteer!
  • Freemont Foundation’s Represent Yourself 5K Run/Walk: 09/16/2017 – The race will take place at Grant Park. Proceeds benefit scholarships for high school, undergraduate and graduate students nationwide studying the sciences and to provide free ACT and SAT preparation to high school students. Registration is $25 if you would like to run and support the cause. Volunteer opportunities are also available if you would like to help out: Volunteer!
  • Yellow River Trash Bash 2017: 09/16/2017 – Join the fun and support a partnership with the Yellow River Water Trail, Gwinnett County Parks & Rec, Gwinnett County Dept of Water Resources and Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful for this Rivers Alive event. Volunteers will collect trash around Yellow River Park in Gwinnett, adjoining roads, and several nearby bridge crossings of the Yellow River. The river clean-up team will collect trash from the water, stream bed and river banks providing water levels are optimal. T-shirts and pizza provided: Volunteer! 
  • Atlanta Aga Khan Foundation Run/ Walk: 09/17/2017-  The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, nondenominational, not-for-profit international development organization committed to helping communities across Africa and Asia build better futures together. Help support their cause by volunteering at their fundraising run/walk: Volunteer!
  • ConnectATL Summit: 09/22/201- The summit is an opportunity for the Atlanta Region to come together to learn from industry leaders about the opportunities and challenges to come from the rapid advancements in transportation technology. The ConnectATL Summit is designed for local government staff and elected officials, regional transportation staff and leaders, as well state representatives. Sign up to help out at this great event: Volunteer!
  • Trees Atlanta & King of Pops Canopy Cooler: 09/22/2017 – This year’s Atlanta Canopy Conference, Giving Voice to Tree Protection, will focus on effective tree protection ordinances and policies, organizations and people who advocate for trees, and practical strategies and tactics to better conserve Atlanta’s canopy cover. Volunteers are needed to help check in guests, run payments, direct parking, and promote Trees Atlanta’s mission while enjoying the art, live music, and good times at the Cooler! Volunteers will work in shifts between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 22nd at the Kendeda Center during the event. : Volunteer!
  • Youth United 2017 Kickoff Project: 09/23/2017 – Youth United – United Way’s student service corps – will be kicking off its second year with a pop-up project. Last year at their launch, they made 250 snack packs for kids in Atlanta. This year, they’re doubling the efforts with a goal of 500. They need all the help we can get, so come out and join the fun! It will be an action packed 2.5 hours, and YU has some fun surprises in store to keep our volunteers motivated to meet the challenge. Expect food, a DJ, and fun. Volunteer! 
  • Swim Across America – Atlanta Open Water Swim: 09/23/2017 – This is an open water swim at Lake Lanier, organized to “Make Waves to Fight Cancer.”Proceeds from the 2017 swims support pediatric oncology and leukemia research at the Swim Across America Lab, located at Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta: Volunteer!
  • GWTW Girls in Aviation Day: 09/23/2017 – Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) will be held at the Delta Flight Museum from 12:00am-4:00pm and hosted by the Atlanta Gone with the Wind Chapter of Women in Aviation. Volunteers are needed to help with registration, greeting people, directing people within the museum, and passport verification: Volunteer!
  • Wingfoot XC Classic: 09/23/2017 – The third annual Wingfoot XC Classic will feature One Mile, 3K and 5K races on grass, dirt and gravel. The course will be a unique single loop with traditional European cross country elements such as hay bales or logs. The event is open to middle school and high school cross country teams as well as the general public. Sign up to help out at the event:  Volunteer!
  • Community Cleanup @ Standing Peachtree Park: 09/23/2017- Join Chattahoochee NOW for a community cleanup at Standing Peachtree Park- Atlanta’s hidden park along the Chattahoochee River. Volunteers will help pull invasive plants and create views to the river. All communities are welcome: Volunteer!
  • Lake Lanier Rivers Alive / Shoresweep: 09/23/2017 – Keep Forsyth County Beautiful and the Lake Lanier Assocation are working together to host the 29th annual Shore Sweep. Volunteer for this annual waterway cleanup event: Volunteer!
  • Smithsonian Museum Day Live!: 09/23/2017 – Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day will be on September 23, 2017. Museums nationwide will offer free entry to anyone who holds a branded ticket: Sign up!
  • Atlanta Glow Concession Stand Fundraiser at PGA Tour: 09/23-9/24/2017 – Atlanta Glow is seeking volunteers for concession stands at the 2017 PGA Tour Championship at the East Lake Golf Club. Tasks include preparing and selling food items: Volunteer!
  • Community Bucket Weekend of Good: 09/23-9/24/2017- Projects are available with PAWS Atlanta, Global Growers, Mad Housers and Cafe 458. A social event will follow after you volunteer. Come have a blast with great people and for a great cause: Volunteer!
  • Atlanta Streets Alive: 09/24/2017 – Sign up to be a route hero. Each Hero pedals an assigned portion of the route, assisting participants along the way: Volunteer!
  • Sunday Soul To-Go: 09/24/2017- This unique activation gathers volunteers to prepare and deliver hot to-go meals for senior citizens living in assisted living facilities and to those experiencing homelessness throughout the city of Atlanta. Volunteers will also spread some soulful love by sending “soul note” words of love and encouragement to those that will be served. Be part of an amazing afternoon in helping deliver over 300 meals to those in need: Volunteer!
  • Westside Volunteer Corps September Day of Service: 09/29/2017 –  Join Westside Volunteer Corps on September 29th as they partner with the English Avenue and Ashview Heights Neighborhood Associations. These two historically significant neighborhoods have identified key beautification projects that will clear debris from recent hurricanes and remove trash and unwanted items block by block. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and volunteer your time as Westside residents and supporters serve together: Volunteer! 
  • Atlanta United Watch Party: 09/30/2017 – Soccer in the Streets and Refuge Coffee is hosting an official Atlanta United watch party. They are  looking for volunteers to help with the set-up and assist with players throughout the day. Volunteers need to arrive at 4:00 pm: Volunteer! 
  • State Farm Good Neighbor Day: 09/30-10/01/2017- Join State Farm, Hands On Atlanta, and the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta as they build school supply kits, create literacy kits, and paint a mural to help benefit education in the community. Volunteer with  a friend – a little help will make a huge difference: Volunteer! 
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium 5K/Walk Like MADD: 09/30/2017 – Join the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United FC, Atlanta Track Club and Mothers Against Drunk Driving for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Stadium 5K/Walk Like MADD and be a part of something special. All  participants have the opportunity to finish on the Atlanta Falcons 50-yard line inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  100% of the proceeds go to Mothers Against Drunk Driving Georgia. Sign up to run or register to serve as a volunteer: Volunteer!
  • Atlanta Women’s Build: 09/30-11/18/2017 – The Atlanta Women’s Build (AWB) is a grassroots effort led by individual women who raise funds to sponsor and construct an Atlanta Habitat for Humanity home for a working mother and her family. Over eight weeks, women volunteers work side-by-side with the homebuyer to construct the house, offering a unique opportunity to highlight the ways that Atlanta Habitat empowers women and builds stability in communities. Join them as they build TWO homes in 2017. NOTE: You must create a VolunteerHub account in order to register. If the event says “RESERVED” or does not appear, then you have not logged in: Volunteer!
  • PICH Bike Share Mural @ Castleberry Hill: 09/30/2017- Add a splash of color to the Castleberry Hill Arts District! Volunteers will help local artist Christopher Jones paint a mural at the Nelson Street Bridge Relay Bike Share hub, making it stand out and encouraging community members to get active and moving: Volunteer!
  • Andi’s Wish to be a Famous Singer: 09/30/2017 – Andi’s wish is to be a famous singer, and YOU can be a part of the experience.  Although her medical condition makes singing more challenging, she never lets it stop her from pursuing her dreams. Make-A-Wish Georgia and the Chick-fil-A Foundation have teamed up to make Andi’s wish come true. Join us as she makes her debut at the Buckhead Theatre: Join the Fun!
  • Shepherd Center: Shepherd Center is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. There are a variety of opportunities for volunteers, whether you enjoy interacting with patients, performing clerical tasks or assisting with fun events: Volunteer!
  • Shepherd Center’s Junior Committee: The Junior Committee is a group of approximately 200 Atlanta young professionals dedicated to raising money and awareness for Shepherd Center.  Junior Committee members join to help raise money for the Center, have fun, and meet other young professionals interested in giving back to their community: Join the fun!
  • Honor Flight Conyers: Honor Flight of Conyers is a local chapter or “Hub” of the Honor Flight Network, a non profit program created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices by flying these American heroes to Washington, DC to visit and reflect at their memorials. There are several ways to volunteer, including greeting veterans at airports or serving as a guardian (volunteers who accompany Veterans throughout the trip): Volunteer!
  • Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals: The Young Professionals group is a self-directed, professional-led organization that works cooperatively with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity through service, advocacy, fundraising and professional and leadership development. Members of the group have the opportunity to be connected and engaged with one of Atlanta’s leading nonprofit organizations. Join the Fun!
  • Monday Reading Program: Want to help improve child well-being? This fall, become a Monday Reading Program volunteer and help local 1st graders increase their literacy, reading comprehension and vocabulary: Volunteer!
  • Samaritan’s Purse Hurricane Harvey Response Team: Samaritan’s Purse mobilizes staff and equipment and enlists thousands of volunteers to provide emergency aid to victims of tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, floods, and other natural disasters in the United States. They have disaster relief units, staff, and volunteers in Texas working from five locations, including two in the Houston area. Over the next weeks and months, there is a huge need for volunteers to help restore impacted areas in Texas. They need an army of volunteers—as many as 1,000 a day. Please join them: Volunteer!
  • RAGTRADE  Fashion Week: RAGTRADE is now accepting volunteer applications for front of house, back of house and PR and marketing for their Fashion Week: Volunteer!

August 2017

  • 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 clara@standlandscape.com 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 info@bourbonandbaconartshow.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!
  • Care for AIDS Hunger Project: 08/19/2017 – Join the Atlanta community to package over 300,000 meals to be sent worldwide to those in need: 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!
  • AREA 13.1 Terrestrial Half Marathon and 5K: 08/19/20117 – This is a evening half marathon and 5K to benefit theBwanali Chipole Victory Inc.,  a nonprofit organization that is building an orphanage in Malawi, Africa: 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! 
  • Atlanta Children’s Shelter Dunwoody Country Club Gala: 08/26/2017 – volunteers are needed to assist with registration and auction check in for the Dunwoody Country Club Gala: 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! 
  • Volunteer with Young Government Leaders at the Feds Meet Feds Expo: 08/30-08/31/17 – Volunteers are needed to be present at the table for Young Government Leaders on August 30th and August 31st. During this time, you’ll be able to interact with other federal employees and tell them about YGL: 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!

July 2017

  • Chastain Park Conservancy: 07/01/2017 – Come out to Atlanta’s largest city park and help keep Chastain clean, safe and green! Sign up to volunteer with Hands on Atlanta here: Volunteer!
  • Deliver meals for Meals on Wheels Atlanta: 7/01/2017 – Volunteers are needed to help deliver meals to senior citizens around ATL. Helping fill one route means at least 5 senior citizens are going to be served : Volunteer!
  • Meal Prep Party with Perfect Love Foundation: 07/02/2017 – Help Perfect Love Foundation prepare portable meals for Atlanta homeless citizens and underserved children and families: Volunteer!
  • AJC Peachtree Road Race: 07/04/2017 – Volunteer to help out at the world’s largest 10K:  Volunteer!
  • Oakland Cemetery Marker Beautification: 07/08/2017- Help keep one of  the oldest historical plots of land in Atlanta beautiful. Volunteers are needed to help clean headstones which includes scrubbing them with water, D2 cleaner, and a brush: Volunteer!
  • Yelp OFF THE GRID Hiker’s Club: 07/09/2017 – Join the group for  a day of fun, food, overlooks and waterfalls in Greenville, SC! Event is free and open to anyone  with an adventurous spirit: Join the fun!
  • Weeds & Wine at City Winery: 07/12/2017 – Come help maintain the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum with Weeds & Wine! Work for a couple of hours and then enjoy some free post-project refreshments at a nearby restaurant: Volunteer!
  • Waiter’s Race: 07/14/2017 – Atlanta will have its first ever Waiters’ Race this year on July 14th, aka French Bastille Day! Come cheer on your favorite waiter or volunteer opportunities are available if you would like to help out: Volunteer!
  • Community Bucket July Weekend of Good: 07/15/2017 – Fun way to serve an meet new people around Atlanta. Sign up to volunteer with gardens, books or nature preserves, then enjoy lunch and cold drinks with fellow volunteers: Volunteer!
  • Slide the City: 07/15/2017 – Volunteers will assist with the Slide the City event, a 1,000 foot water slide through the streets of Downtown Atlanta Georgia. A portion of the proceeds will go back to Hands On Atlanta: Volunteer!
  • Atlanta Field Day 2017: 07/15/2017 – Atlanta Field Day is a throw back to grade school, built with adults in mind. They have all the classic events like tug of war, relay races, obstacle courses, etc. – plus some crazy new games. Registration is open if you would like to participate in the festivities. Volunteer opportunities are also available: Volunteer!
  • Love Your Smile 5K:  07/15/2017 – The inaugural event will be held at Historic Fourth Ward Park.  Proceeds from the race will benefit oral health education and wellness outreach initiatives across the nation. Sign up to run or volunteer to help support this great cause: Volunteer!
  • Pajama Program Reading Party: 07/17/17 – Reading Parties begin with circle time introductions and then volunteers begin reading in pairs (1 child to 1 adult) or small groups. During the Reading Party, the children receive a snack, a new book of their choice, and a new pair of pajamas: Volunteer!
  • Love Atlanta: 07/17-07/22/2017 – This is a week long event filled with tons of volunteer opportunities, serving all areas of needs. The goal of this week is to provide people with opportunities to serve their community and help rise this beautiful city to its potential: Volunteer! 
  • Sort clothes for Shop Refuge: 07/17-07/28/2017 –  Shop Refuge is a curated shopping experience to benefit Refuge Coffee Co. The shopping experience is on 7/29/17, however volunteers are needed beforehand to help sort donated clothes:  Volunteer!
  • Pull for Piedmont Park: 07/19/2017 – Spend your Wednesday evening outdoors and make Piedmont Park a more beautiful place! Volunteers will pitch in to clean up Piedmont Park for a half hour to one hour, and then cool off with some light bites and free drinks from Sprouts Farmers Market: Volunteer!
  • Community Paint Days at Bellwood Boys and Girls Club: 07/20-07/30/2017 – Volunteer opportunities are available to  paint and be part of a community mural process. All ages and skill levels welcome. Come prepared to get dirty and have fun. Painting will take place from approximately 10 am to dusk: Volunteer!
  • Atlanta Ice Cream Festival: 07/22/2017 – A festival dedicated to my all time favorite summer dessert! There’s variety of activities for the whole family that showcases how living a balanced lifestyle can include lots of fun. There’s even an Ice Cream Eating Contest! Sign up to volunteer or simply come and join the fun: Volunteer!
  • Atlanta Indie Market: 07/22/2017 – Located at the newly completed westside of the Beltline, Atlanta Indie Market (AIM) brings together 100+ of Atlanta’s top independent artists, brands, and shops. You can help support some of the coolest independent businesses by volunteering at the market. Pre-market and day of market opportunities are available:  Volunteer!
  • Soak-N-Splash 5K Race: 07/22/2017 – Every year in Thailand, there is a 2 week long festival called Songkran, where the entire city is turned into days-long water gun fights in the streets! Atlanta is having its on mini-version of this at the Soak-N-Splash 5K Race. There are some volunteer spots available if you need a cool activity to beat the Atlanta heat: Volunteer!
  • Georgia Cares Color Me Free 5K Color Run 2017: 07/22/2017- This is a family friendly event! Volunteers positions include color throwers, cheerleaders, water stations, registration, course assistant, etc: Volunteer!
  • Birthday Pony Party in Cummings, GA: 07/22/2017 – Volunteers are needed with setting up the pavilion, grooming and tacking up horses and cleaning up after the party. All all proceeds benefit Savethehorses: Volunteer!
  • Lake Claire Community Land Trust Community Work Day: 07/23/2017- Come help get the spruced up  for the LCCLT’s annual Jerry Jam, which will take place on 7/29! Work gloves, water, and pizza will be provided: Volunteer!
  • Atlanta Women’s Community Kitchen : 07/24/2017 – Join Free Love Campaign in preparing nutritious meals at the Women’s Community Kitchen. Women’s Community Kitchen is an organization that provides hunger relief and fellowship to low-income and homeless women and children in a safe, nurturing environment: Volunteer! 
  • Do Goodr Tuesday: 7/25/2017 – Join Goodr in delivering over 5,000 meals to communities throughout metro Atlanta on Tuesday, July 25th. Text DoGoodr to 444999 to join the team of #DoGoodrs and help deliver good food to the community: Volunteer!
  • King of Pops’ Christmas in July: 07/25/2015 – King of Pops is having a Christmas in July party on JULY 25! They will be collecting new, unopened TOYS to donate to the youth of Atlanta through Hands on Atlanta. If you donate a toy you will get a FREE pop at the window: RSVP!
  • Concrete Jungle Farm Day: 07/29/2017 – Join Concrete Jungle Saturday morning to lend a hand around Doghead Farm, make new friends and enjoy the great outdoors: Volunteer!
  • Sugar Creek Green Gardens with the Wylde Center: 07/29/2017 – Sugar Creek herb farm and garden in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur offers many unique opportunities for digging in the dirt. Volunteers will do everything from mulching to planting to weeding: Volunteer! 
  • Atlanta Public School Back-to-School Bash: 07/29/2017- The Back-to-School Bash is an event for students and parents to kick off the new school year with everything they need to be ready for Day One including school supplies, educational information and activities. Volunteers are needed for various roles including: Greeters, Directional help, Guides, Bus Monitors, Special Needs
    Assistant, Clean-up Crew and other positions: Volunteer! 
  • Soccer in the Streets ATL Nations Cup: 07/30/2017 – ATL Nations Cup is an adult soccer tournament to raise money for kids in Atlanta. Soccer in the Streets works to level the playing field for many of Atlanta’s inner city kids who lack the basic opportunities in life. They empower young people through soccer and life skills training. Sign up to join a team and play for a good cause or volunteer to help out at the event. Email jane@atlantastreets.org if you would like to volunteer: Volunteer!
  • Generation Hope Project: Generation Hope Project brings together hundreds of volunteers from around the world to share hope with communities across the country through volunteer projects. Atlanta is the host city for 2017! Event is 09/28-09/30/2017, but registration deadline is 07/31/2017: Sign up! **UPDATE: event has been postponed. Will share details once it is available**
  • Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness: The Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness is a state-wide network committed to fostering strategic initiatives to build a collaborative response to the needs of homeless persons in Georgia. They are currently seeking volunteers to helping with administrative tasks around the office and assistance in planning future fundraising events: Volunteer!
  • Open Hand Atlanta: Open Hand Atlanta combines home-delivered meals and nutrition education as a means to reinforce the connection between informed food choices and improved quality of life. They have volunteering opportunities for almost everyday of the week, so even the busiest ATLiens can find something here! Opportunities include packing meals, driving meal delivery routes, and working with the senior health and wellness programs. : Volunteer!
  • The Bloom Closet: Bloom provides safe shelter and physical, educational and emotional support to children who have been victims of abuse, neglect or other tragic circumstances, in order to strengthen them for the next phase of life. Volunteers are needed to sort and hang clothing as well assist parents and foster children when they shop in the store: Volunteer!
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Volunteer Program: The world’s busiest airports is seeking volunteers for their volunteer program. Volunteers welcome and assist visitors and share information about the Airport. They will also help conduct tours, provide escorts, assist in emergencies and irregular operations, and participate in special events: Volunteer!
  • Operation Gratitude: Write a Thank You letter to a soldier: Volunteer!
  • Disney’s Donation Ticket Program: Disney Parks is partnering with Points of Light to launch a new complimentary ticket program that rewards nonprofit organizations and schools in the U.S. with Disney theme park tickets for hosting – or participating in – family volunteering activities: Learn More!
  • The Kindness Rocks Project:  The goal of the Kindness Rocks Project is to promote random acts of kindness, whether by painting and dropping inspirational rocks or some other cool, creative way to bring kindness into the world. You can help by creating inspirational painted rocks: Join the project! 
  • Hope thru Soap: Hope Thru Soap is an organization that travels around Atlanta offering showers and love to those in need. You can help by donating to the cause or you can also donate your time by volunteering at one of their events. Contact them via Facebook for more info: Volunteer!
  • Drawchange:  Drawchange is dedicated to aid global change by supplying the world’s children with empowering art experiences so they can effectively visualize a better life for themselves. Volunteers are currently needed to help at a local homeless shelter on Thursdays. No previous art experience is required: Volunteer!

June 2017

  • Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival: 06/24-06/25/2017 – This is a two-day celebration of community and tradition presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. Check them out for some fun ways serve: Volunteer!
  • Great American Campout 2017: 06/24-06/25/2017 – West Atlanta Watershed Alliance is seeking volunteers to help with their 7th Annual Great American Campout. Come serve and enjoy some fellowship under the stars: Volunteer!
  • Heritage Sandy Springs Outdoors Club: 06/24/2017 – Join the Heritage Sandy Springs Outdoor Club for an hour long 3-mile hike through Morgan Falls Overlook Park, one of Sandy Spring’s most visited parks: Join the fun!
  • Meal preparation at Our House: 06/24/2017 – Our House is a one of a kind emergency shelter in metro Atlanta, giving homeless families with newborns a place specifically designed for them to thrive. Volunteer opportunities are available through Hands on Atlanta to help prepare meals for women and children: Volunteer!
  • Sugar Creek Green Gardens at the Wylde Center: 06/24/2017 – Put your gardening skills to work by volunteering at the Wylde Center’s herb farm and garden, located the Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur. Sign ups are available through Hands on Atlanta: Volunteer!
  • Habitat for Humanity NW Atlanta June Rehab Housing Project: 06/26-06/30/2017 – opportunities are available from 10am-2pm each day to help with exterior and interior painting, light construction duties and home maintenance on some of the rehab/renovations houses: Volunteer!
  • Truly Living Well farmers market assistance: 06/30/2017 – Volunteers will assist farmers and market staff with washing, weighing, and bundling produce for farmers market set up: Volunteer!
  • ABC Bike Valet at Atlanta United Games: Help Atlanta Bicycle Coalition promote active transportation at Atlanta United Games by volunteering with the bike valet team: Volunteer!
  • Pajama Program Reading Center: The Pajama Program Reading Center in Atlanta just opened up this month! Check them out for opportunities to volunteer at one of their reading parties: Volunteer!
  • Napkinism Notes: Want a quick way to do some good? This opportunity will only take a couple of minutes! Napkinism is planning on providing sweet lunchbox notes to thousands of children this summer. You can help by submitting a note of your own. It can be funny, sweet, encouraging, long, short, etc. The main goal is to help spread some cheer to a deserving child: Volunteer!