Community Partners – Community Support

Community Partners – Community Support

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity partners with working families, sponsors, and communities to build affordable homes and provide services that promote successful home purchase and ownership. The ReStore allows students to complete service hours during two shifts. Register by clicking THIS LINK using the join code RESTORE.

The main office is located at 824 Memorial Drive Se in Atlanta (30316) the location is easy to access from I-20. The ReStore is next door to the main office at 271 Chester Avenue SE, Atlanta, 30316.

Orientation occurs daily at 10 a.m., and the ReStore open at 10:30 a.m. Students can purchase items after their shift for 10% off on the day of their service work.
Hours of operation: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The main office number is 404-223-5180, and you may contact Drew McGuffin if you are interested in a project related to social media and marketing, or data entry.

AID Atlanta

1605 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309-2955
Hawa Kone (404) 870-7764
○ AID Atlanta, Inc. has been saving and transforming lives since its inception in 1982. The agency was founded as a “grass-roots” response to the devastating and fatal impact HIV/AIDS was having on the Atlanta community. AID Atlanta quickly began expanding to offer a broad range of services and has since grown to be the Southeast’s oldest, largest, most comprehensive AIDS Service Organization. The mission of AID Atlanta is to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life of its members and the community by breaking barriers and building community. Client programs and services account for 86% of our organizational expenses. AID Atlanta has proven itself the leader in the fight against the AIDS epidemic in metro Atlanta. NOTE: Background check required. Submit volunteer application via webpage. Must be at least 18. Orientation or Training: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm and Saturdays as program dictates. At least 6 month commitment. AIDS 101 attendance required before consideration is given to volunteer. Each volunteer will be required to attend the following: Volunteer orientation, paperwork, program training.


89 Cares Drive, Jasper, GA 30143
Larry Starr
Community Assistance Resources and Emergency Services (CARES) provides food and essential non-food items, temporary financial assistance, supplemental financing for education, and resource counseling for those in need in Pickens County. It takes over 100 volunteers to operate CARES each week. Volunteers are needed to help in the food pantry as shelf stockers and shoppers. CARES is open Mondays 10am-3pm, Wednesdays 9am-2:30pm, Thursday 9am-12pm and Friday 8:30am-12pm.

Cherokee Focus

100 Hickory Circle, Holly Springs, GA 30115
Sonia Carruthers
Cherokee FOCUS strives to strengthen the families, children and individuals of Cherokee county through collaboration of community resources, skills and expertise. Initiatives and programs of the organization include: Cherokee Youth Works, Cherokee Connection, Drug Free Cherokee, Cherokee Youth Connection, Early Childhood Coalition, Cherokee Youth Challenge and Volunteer Cherokee. Volunteers can assist with the Cherokee Youth Works program as tutors and mentors. Volunteers are also needed for special events throughout the year.

City of Joy Programs International

Tina Battle (512) 354-7707, ext. 12
City of Joy Programs International, Inc. (COJI), is a 501 C 3 non-profit faith based organization, is a subsidiary of its parent company, International City Christian Center, Inc. (ICCC) Since its inception in 1995, COJI & ICCC have serviced nearly 20,000 individuals in the US and abroad. COJI is based in the Atlanta, GA area, after relocating in February of 2007 from Columbus, Ohio, were it was birthed. Currently COJI is accepting contributions for its various feeding, clothing, information, housing, transitional, E-commerce and other types of community programs.

Cobb Community Collaborative

995 Roswell Street, Suite 326, Marietta, GA 30060
Carol Fey 678-503-0901 (Education, Children & Families Council), Patty Yohn (Tutoring Director),
The Cobb Community Collaborative, Inc. convenes community stakeholders to facilitate the sharing of ideas, expertise and resources to meet needs and resolve issues in Cobb County.

Foster Care Support Foundation, Inc.

115 Mansell Place Roswell, GA 30076
Provide free clothes and toys plus safe infant equipment to thousands of foster children throughout the state of Georgia’s foster homes. Volunteers are needed at FCFS Center on Mansell Place Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10am-2pm or Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Email your availability to begin volunteering. Go to and click on Volunteer to learn more about volunteer duties. Volunteer time to help at the Fostering Hope Bargain Resale Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 608 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell GA 30076 suite 210 to help organize, tag, hang and place items for sale to the public that cannot be used at the distribution center.

Giving Back Foundation, Inc.

5000 Austell-Powder Springs Road, Suite 212, Austell, GA 30106
Cathy Bailey 678-231-3925
Leadership SOAR is a chapter based organization structured to build strong leadership and self-esteem in youth. This organization provides leadership opportunities and supports motivating mentors who are committed in uniting our youth’s growth and development in becoming self sufficient individuals. SOAR is an acronym that stands for Service combined with Opportunity and Action equals Results.

Hands on Atlanta

600 Means St, Suite 100. Atlanta, GA
Natarsha Miller, Discovery Program Coordinator: 404-979-2830,
Hands On Atlanta helps individuals, families, corporate and community groups strengthen Greater Atlanta through service at more than 400 nonprofit organizations and schools. Hands On Atlanta volunteers are at work every day of the year tutoring and mentoring children, helping individuals and families make pathways out of poverty, improving Atlanta’s environment, and more. Hands On Atlanta is an affiliate of the HandsOn Network, an association of 250 volunteer service organizations across 16 countries.

Helping Hands of Paulding County

228 West Spring Street, Dallas, GA 30132
Daphne Canale, 770-312-1331,
Helping Hands of Paulding County is a non-profit organization made up of church, community and professional people working together to provide temporary emergency aid for those in need residing in Paulding County, Georgia. Helping Hands’ services include a food pantry, utility assistance, rental assistance, prescription medication assistance and prayer, bibles and encouragement. Volunteers can assist in the food pantry, help with food bank or grocery store pick-up, fundraisers, or lawn care. A volunteer application is available on the Helping Hands website. Empowering youth and adults through volunteering and instructional programs and events.

House of Love Ministry

Check out our Facebook page.
To strengthen individuals, families, and communities by providing: temporary financial assistance to stabilize families in crisis, housing for low-income and homeless families in a safe and secure environment, and education and training to individuals and communities to increase economic capacity and personal growth. Volunteers must complete a volunteer application available at under the Volunteer tab.

Love and Grace Ministry, Inc.

P. O. Box 655
East Ellijay, GA 30539
Dedra Key de Chavez 829-409-8123

Love and Grace Ministry, Inc. evangelizes, educates, empower, and eradicates hunger one lift at a time. Following the tragic earthquake of 2010 in Haiti, Dedra Key de Chavez founded Love and Grace Ministry as a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their community in Ounaminthe, Haiti, to reach their full potential by addressing the causes of poverty and injustice. With one main school and four satellite schools, they currently provide 570 children with a Christ-centered education along with warm, nutritious meals and access to medical care and clothing. The organization strives to provide two to three meals per week, depending on donations, to the children while they are at school.

MUST Ministries

MUST Ministries is dedicated to providing services to persons and families in crisis while maintaining their dignity. Volunteers are needed to assist with MUST Ministries’ services including food and clothing donations, employment and educational workshops, and a summer lunch program. Visit to view a list of volunteer opportunities. Email The Volunteer Center at to be connected with a volunteer project in Cobb or Cherokee county. Be sure to include your county preference in the email.
Coordinator: Mellisa Cooper, 770-721-2927
For Cherokee Program Services please email or call 770-721-2927.
For the Elizabeth Inn campus, please email or call 678-218-4536.
For Marietta Program Services, please email or call 678-218-4536.
For Smyrna Program Services, please email or call 678-218-4502.

Northwest Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

1625 Spring Rd. Smyrna, GA 30080
Camellia Hodges (770) 432-7954, ext. 110
NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity is a volunteer-driven organization. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with God and families in need. Though the vast majority have no construction experience or building skills, volunteers are involved in most phases of construction. By working side-by-side with the family who will live in the house, our volunteers experience for themselves the joy created when a family is able to realize their dream of home ownership. NOTE: Volunteers 18-years-old and older can do any of the various construction-related jobs on the site. Submit application via webpage.

Omosaze, Inc.

4585 Kinsdale Drive Mableton GA 30126
Volunteer Coordinator: 770-739-6786
Provide reading instruction to low income, underperforming students through “Reading Saturday,” a Saturday program that combines one to one mentoring by volunteers and small group instruction by qualified teaching professionals. UPCOMING EVENT: Reading Saturday Volunteer 2014-2015 SY: Oct 04, 2014 to Mar 28, 2015 Mableton, GA. Volunteers tutor a first grade student for one hour on 3 Saturday mornings per month between September and March. A minimum 3-month (9 Saturdays) commitment is requested. NOTE: Background check REQUIRED.

One Child, Inc.

PMB 191 1025 Veterans Memorial STE 310 Mableton GA 30126
Douglas Simmons 404-388-5299
Our mission is to give back to African American children in the Atlanta area. Our key components are Education, Mentoring, Tutoring, Civic & Economic Development that promote a curriculum that fosters critical thinking, problem solving, and the innovative use of knowledge to prepare students for college and career.

Our Reading Spaces Foundation

860 Johnson Ferry Rd, Suite 140-203 Atlanta GA 30342
Supporting the educational journey through the establishment of self-sustaining libraries and community centers in rural Africa.

Paulding County Civitan Club

Jackie Crum 770-490-7630
The Civitian Club is a volunteer service organization dedicated to helping people in their own communities since 1917. In the 1950s, the Civitans adopted a special emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities. Civitans help wherever the need arises – from collecting food for a homeless shelter, to volunteering at their local retirement home, to building a playground for children with disabilities. Paulding County Civitans help with community events throughout the year including Camp Big Heart which serves children and adults with mild to moderate mental disabilities (summer); Paulding Meadows Arts and Crafts Festival (first weekend after Labor Day); Dallas Christmas Parade (first Saturday in December); Paulding County Special Olympics (summer).

Project Mail Call – Held at Mt. Bethel UMC

Mary Ettel @ Mt. Bethel UMC 770-971-2880
The Project Mail Call Mission provides a direct and personal method to contact and send customized care-boxes and letters to U.S. soldiers, Marines, sailors, airmen, and ‘coasties’ serving overseas. At regularly-scheduled packing sessions, volunteers pack boxes for military units based on the units’ unique needs and requests.

Safe America

2480 Sandy Plains Road Marietta GA 30066
(770) 973-7233; Bob Surrusco
To distribute information, develop and facilitate programming, and support businesses and products with a focus on emerging health and safety issues at home, work and play. To partner with civic organizations, government and corporations combining collective knowledge and skills to address emerging health and safety issues to promote a Safer America.

Save it Forward (formerly Alive Ministries)

The Save it Forward program is a division of MUST ministries. Their goal is to eliminate hunger for at risk students and families so they mane have a greater opportunity for success. Food is collected, sorted, then dispersed to several local schools.

The main office is located at 1395 S. Marietta Pkwy, Building 900, Suite 904 in Marietta, GA.

The food pantry in their main office is open every Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and service students are encouraged to participate during this time, as there is no preregistration required.

Email: if you need to complete service hours outside of the Monday time frame.

Phone: 678-302-2077

Sheltering Arms

15 Locations in Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties
Beth Zimmerman,, 404-523-9865
Sheltering Arms is Georgia’s oldest nonprofit early childhood education program for children ages six weeks to five years old. The mission is to serve working families with high quality, affordable child care and education and comprehensive support services, as well as to provide professional development for early childhood educators and community outreach. The centers are open Monday-Friday with volunteer hours between 9 a.m.-11 a.m. or 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Center needs vary from gardening projects to serving as a teacher aid. Contact Beth Zimmerman at least two weeks before you are ready to volunteer in order to be connected to a Sheltering Arms center. All individual volunteers will need to complete a background check and TB check. Background checks can be completed at local police stations.

Team Georgia

Pomerance & Associates 3379 Peachtree Road, Suite 950 Atlanta GA 30326
Volunteer Director: 404-590-4302
Our mission is to serve and progress transportation safety advocacy groups, encouraging safe and sober driving choices as a means of reducing transportation crashes, injuries and fatalities. Reducing the number of alcohol related transportation crashes, injuries and fatalities across all transportation areas within Georgia, through educating the public and promoting the awareness of alternative choices is our goal. We encourage the public to get involved and help us achieve our goals and become a part of TEAM Georgia. Since 1985 TEAM Georgia has worked to save lives and reduce injuries on Georgia’s roads and waterways. TEAM Georgia is a safe and sober transportation coalition, comprised of business leaders, government and public safety officials, and members of Atlanta’s professional sporting teams. Our unique alliance joins the state’s most prominent and progressive champions of public safety with Georgia’s professional sporting heroes. Submit volunteer application online.

The Center for Family Resources

995 Roswell St. Marietta GA 30060
Jennifer Cain 770-428-2601 ext 242,
Sarah Tonsmeire 770-428-2602,
To strengthen individuals, families, and communities by providing: temporary financial assistance to stabilize families in crisis, housing for low-income and homeless families in a safe and secure environment, and education and training to individuals and communities to increase economic capacity and personal growth. Volunteers must complete a volunteer application available at under the Volunteer tab.

The Hope Center and Seeds Thrift Store

295 Molly Lane, Woodstock, GA 30189
Volunteer Coordinator: Maria Douglas, 770-924-0864,

The Hope Center provides help, hope, and healing to individuals facing pregnancy or relationship issues. Service learning opportunities vary depending on your course criteria, but this would be a good fit for nursing and education majors. There is a background check and the center is on a CCT line and the Xpress GA bus.

Seeds Thrift Store is a non-profit established to filter funding to The Hope Center. Students are asked to commit to an internship, even if it is one day a week, for a full semester. Students can attain experience with design, establish great career references, and assist The Hope Center through their service.

Warehouse of Hope, Inc.

100 Hunter Rd. Douglasville, GA 30134
Emma Cortez (770) 489-0509
The Warehouse of Hope began in 1995 with a dream from Founders Craig and Becky Parson to provide for families who are unable to fulfill the basic necessities of survival. Each month, Warehouse of Hope distributes on average 7000 grocery bags of food and supplies and also assists 350 families in meeting their clothing needs through the clothing distribution office. The phone number for Warehouse of Hope is 770-489-0509 or 770-489-0154

YMCA-NorthEast Cobb

3010 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta GA 30062
Volunteer Coordinator (678) 569-9622
The YMCA offers many programs in addition to fitness and wellness opportunities to our community. Our mission is “To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

YWCA of Northwest Georgia

48 Henderson St. Marietta GA 30064
Meg Graham 770-423-3564
The YWCA focuses on programs to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault and provide victims with hope and a renewed sense of purpose. Volunteers are needed for on-going opportunities, special projects, committees and/or internships. Volunteers can serve individually or in families or groups. Positions include: Hotline Volunteers, After School Tutors, Licensed Nutritionist, Hospital Accompaniment Volunteers and many more. Go to and click on ‘get involved’ to download a volunteer application.