Hot Projects: Week of June 10


Beautification of the Farm @ Truly Living Well East Point

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 From 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (East Point)

TLW, a 501(c)3 based in Atlanta, works to engage the community in developing local food systems through education and food production. In addition, TLW demonstrates urban agriculture as a sustainable and economic solution for helping people to eat and live better. It is their mission to grow better communities by connecting people with the land through education, training, and demonstration of economic success in natural urban agriculture. Volunteer tasks will include clearing all weeds and overgrown debris with rakes, creating rock borders with rocks provided on site, applying fresh paint on herb benches and clearing out tall planters at mailbox entrance.


Morning Project- Project Grant

Saturday, June 22, 2019 From 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Grant Park)

Project GRANT (Greenspace Restoration and Neighborhood Teamwork) convened monthly in the park for morning (9am-12pm) and afternoon (1pm-4pm) work sessions. Both sessions will tackle labor-intensive projects throughout the park including invasive plant removal, tree canopy care, trash pick-up and more. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for one of both sessions and these work days are great for small groups or those in need of community service hours.

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Open Hand Meal Delivery

Saturday, June 15, 2019 From 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Various Locations)

Open Hand helps homebound seniors and others suffering from disability or chronic disease by providing Comprehensive Nutrition Care™(CNC), a combination of nutritious, home-delivered meals, and nutrition education. Open Hand prepares, packages, and delivers 5,000 nutritionally-appropriate meals a day, six days a week with the support of volunteers. Volunteer drivers are a critical part of the service Open Hand provides to the community, since a majority of the organization’s clients are homebound. In fact, a volunteer driver is quite often the only person a client may see on any given day. Volunteers will pick-up meals, deliver meals to clients using their own vehicles and gas, and return the delivery list and delivery bags back to the Open Hand site.

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Trees Atlanta Forest Restoration Invasive Plant Removal

Saturday, June 15, 2019 From 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (East Point)

Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit citizens’ group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. The vast majority of Trees Atlanta’s work is accomplished with the help of volunteers including all the trees we plant and much of our invasive plant removal! Volunteers will be removing woody invasive plants form the Connally Nature Park in East Point. 

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Girls Inc. Summer University- Wellness Program Helper

Monday, June 17, 2019 From 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Marietta)

Girls Inc. Summer University serves girls between the ages of 5 - 18 for six weeks in the summer. Each morning the girls will have wellness hours, where they will feature self-care practices such as meditation, yoga, healthy nutrition, etc. During this time, volunteers will greet girls upon arrival, socialize with them and help supervise and interact with girls during free time. Volunteers will also assist staff members in implementing programming, making sure girls understand the instructions and are staying on task, assisting them with the activity or helping the staff member with supplies etc.