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Every week we update our Hot Projects list with opportunities that are urgent or need the most volunteers. These projects are a great place to start if you're looking to volunteer sooner than later!
Action Ministries Zelena Project- 3500 The Vine Apartments
Monday July 16 - Friday July 20 From 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Peachtree Corners, GA)
Action Ministries Inc. is a nonprofit that provides an extensive network of community partners and volunteers with the tools and expertise to lead fellow Georgians out of poverty. Zelena is a storybook character who teaches children to save money. This year, at our Smart Lunch Smart Kid sites, Action Ministries will bring Zelena for a 5-day theme week filled with learning games and activities around financial concepts. During this week we are looking for 10 volunteers to help introduce financial literacy concepts to the children with Smart Lunch Smart Kid. Each day the children will learn financial concepts in ways that are both engaging and fun!
Atlanta BeltLine Westside 5k / 8k
Saturday, July 14 From 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM (West End)
Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) works with neighborhoods, businesses, community and faith organizations, and other groups to raise general awareness, and broad-based support, for the Atlanta BeltLine. This event takes participants through the oldest neighborhood in Atlanta – West End. It also travels on the original segment of the Atlanta BeltLine – the West End Trail, before continuing onto the newly opened Westside trail. Volunteer tasks include greeting participants, helping with set up, directing parking, registration, cleaning-up and more.
Tree Rescue at Whittier Mill Park
Saturday, July 14 From 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (NW Atlanta)
Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit citizens' group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Save the trees in Whittier Mill Park! We'll be removing harmful wisteria and other invasive species from around the trees in the park. No prior experience is necessary – Trees Atlanta will teach you what to do.
SWEEAC Mobile Food Distribution
Thursday, July 19 From 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (West End)
Southwest Ecumenical Emergency Assistance Center (SWEEAC) provides assistance to southwest Atlanta residents in the form of monthly food distribution. Volunteer tasks include set up and breakdown of distribution area, unpacking and organizing food to be distributed, bagging or boxing of food for recipients and assist recipients to their vehicle or help them carry food.
Preparing Perkerson Elementary School for Back to School
Saturday, July 21 From 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (SW Atlanta)
Perkerson is an elementary school in Atlanta Public School System. Help is needed to get Perkerson ready to receive its teachers and students in a few short weeks! Volunteers will assemble new chairs for our teachers and assist with outdoor classrooms by painting chalkboards, repairing wooden outdoor furniture and moveing furniture to other locations.