Here are some ways to spread JOY in your community-
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Sacred Journey Hospice (Atlanta, Columbus, Macon)
Contact- Lauren Keefer (678) 583-0717
All types of volunteers are needed- caregiver relief, spritual care, pet therapy, bereavement care, administrative support, and more. Click on the link above for complete details.
Homestead Hopsice (Metro Atlanta, Macon/Warner Robins, Athens)
Contact- Kathy Johnson (email@example.com) (678) 423-3330 Ext. 205
Homestead Hospice is seeking compassionate volunteers to provide support for families, clerical assistance for staff, and community support. Do you have special skills and talents? We have over 20 programs to choose from, and will be pleased to tailor make a position just for you! Friendly visitors are urgently needed. As a patient care volunteer you may read with a patient, watch TV, or relieve overwhelmed family to take a break.
Buttons of Blessings
Contact- Lisa Feather (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) - (770) 560-5053
If you love to sew, and have an embroidery machine, people are needed to sew g-tube covers to be donated to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. All materials are supplied.
Whispers of Love Uganda
Contact- Rachel Gregory (email@example.com) (678) 572-8364
Georgia- based non profit that serves a children’s home in Uganda, Africa. They are looking for groups to take up donations of baby items including: diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream, formula, baby food, baby clothing items (all sizes), baby toys, crib sheets, pack n plays, books, toys for middle-aged children including baby dolls and legos. Other needs- flashlights, and children’s clothing items in all sizes.
The I-58 Mission (Senoia)
Volunteers needed Thursday from 10a-3p for the food pantry & clothes closet. After hours volunteers needed for donation deliveries and pick ups.
RiverLife (Coweta County)
Contact- Melanie Reeves (678) 796-8840
RiverLife connects volunteers with people in need of critical home repair and yard clean up. We also host quarterly serve days called #ServeCoweta!
Crossroads Church Missions (Carrollton)
Contact- Allison Peterson (678) 370-0555
Crossroads Church hosts a mobile pantry to distribute food to the community. It is typically held on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Starting in June, distribution will begin at 9:00am, so volunteers are needed at 8:00am to help prepare the food for distribution. We're typically done in about 1 1/2-2 hours. Kids are welcome to help with adult supervision!
Metro Atlanta Chess Partners (Atlanta)
Contact- Thomas Clem (firstname.lastname@example.org) (404) 604-0370
Assistance needed with event planning and promotions for upcoming chess tournaments.
Unlimited Special Needs Ministry (Mount Paran Church, Atlanta)
Contact- Joy Motter (e-mail- email@example.com) (404) 903-1313
One-On-One Buddies needed for special needs children, students and young adults of varying ages. Ongoing openings. Greatest current need is Sunday mornings. Two separate sessions: 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Online application including references and background check required.
Bloom Our Youth
Contact- Stephanie King (firstname.lastname@example.org) (404) 775-7148
Bloom is a foster care agency and support system! As a resource for Georgia's foster children, they run a clothing closet called The Bloom Closet where foster kids can come and get clothing, toiletries, school supplies, and other essential items. They always need volunteers to help sort donations, prepare clothing to put on the floor and keep the boutique-style closet clean and organized. Click here for a list of needed items for The Bloom Closet.
Affinis Hospice (Newnan)
Contact- Charleen Smith (email- email@example.com) (678) 877-4165
Looking for volunteers to visit with hospice patients. Other volunteers opportunities are available.
Walk Of Faith House ReStored (Newnan)
Contact- Kim Maniaci (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) (470) 258-4321
Volunteers needed to help in their store and warehouse.
Next Step Ministries (Woodstock)
Contact- Pam Reid (email: email@example.com) (770) 592-1227
Community volunteers are needed for their day program for adults with special needs.
Reece Center For Handicapped Horsemanship (Palmetto)
Contact- Carol Cortino (firstname.lastname@example.org) (404) 314-5450
Volunteers needed to groom, tack, lead and side walk horses for special needs children. No experience needed. They will train on site.
Cobb Community Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse (CCAPSA)
Contact- Shannon Vest (email@example.com) (404) 791-7406
First Baptist Dental Clinic (LaGrange/Troup County)
Contact- Laurie Merchut (firstname.lastname@example.org) (706) 884-5631
The First Baptist Dental Clinic of LaGrange, GA provides dental care (primarily tooth extraction and cleaning) for adults of Troup County who are living in poverty. They need of volunteers who are licensed dental professionals: dentists and registered dental hygienists; and dental assistants. They are a Georgia Volunteer Health Care Program Mission, and volunteers are covered by State of Georgia sovereign immunity. Our services are free to qualified patients. They serve patients 3 Thursdays a month by appointment only from 5 - 7:30 pm.
Buckhead THRIFTique (Atlanta)
Contact- Michelle Krompegal (THRIFTique@bcmatlanta.org) (678) 399-8410
Buckhead Christian Ministry's thrift store needs volunteers to sort and hang clothing, operate the cash register, create window displays and help customers select clothes.
Atlanta Dream Center (Atlanta)
Contact- Christina Paul (email@example.com) (404) 817-3502
Huddles (Every Tuesday 530 PM – 730 PM): Through our group mentorship program, Huddles, we seek to do more than preach a message, we look to be the Message. Each Huddle, our kids are exposed to new skills, activities, and experiences and coached on how to build healthy, Christ-centered relationships in the context of a safe, caring community. By discipling kids in this way, we invite God into the ordinary, everyday things and walk alongside each kid through real life challenges and celebrations.
Join the Club (Every Thursday 530 PM to 8 PM): Kids Club is a Christ-centered discipleship program for at-risk kids (ages 4-12). Through intentional time together in the Word, worship, prayer, and team-building activities, Kids Club aims to instill in each child a holistic understanding of who God is and how to live out their identity as a Son or Daughter of the King - growing spiritually, building healthy relationships, and rising up as leaders to have an eternal impact on their communities.
Uplift GA (Marietta)
Contact- Andrea Paiva (Andrea@upliftga.org) (678) 787-8291
Uplift Georgia is always looking for volunteers to help out at events, activities, homework help, camps, serving lunches, or making sack lunches for school breaks. They also love inviting organizations and individuals into the community to share their strengths and talents. This might be through leading a workshop, speaking to children during homework help, leading an exercise or specialty class, facilitating a week of summer camp, or serving lunches during the summer.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of West Georgia (Columbus)
Contact- Mowren Bush (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volunteers are needed to staff the Ronald McDonald Family House room inside Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital to help families in need of a break while their child is in the hospital. Click the link above for more information.
MACON/ WARNER ROBINS
The Hotdog Club (Macon)
Contact- David Duncan (478) 972-0898
The Hotdog Club is an after-school ministry to neighborhood children in Macon. David and Shirley Duncan are serving the children out of their home every day. They give the children snacks, help with homework, and tell a Bible story. You can hear more about their work on The Jules Show podcast.
Heart Of Georgia Hospice (Warner Robins)
Contact- Robin Teal (e-mail: email@example.com) Phone- (478) 953-5161
Heart of Georgia Hospice serves Middle Georgia area, and are seeking compassionate people ages 17 and older to help with a variety of opportunities: such as visiting with patients, assisting at our Thrift Stores, helping behind scenes at our office, and helping with special events such as our Bereavement Camp for Children, Camp Wings held in November.