Community Partners – Education

Community Partners – Education

Books for Africa

3655 Atlanta Industrial Dr. Bldg. 250, Atlanta, GA 30331
Jen, Volunteer Director
Books for Africa is the world’s largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent. Books for Africa works to increase literacy and improve access to education by ending the book famine in Africa. Volunteers are needed to assist with sorting and packing books for shipment for two hours or more. No heavy lifting is involved. Books for Africa is open Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm and on the first and third Saturday 9am-2pm.

Boys & Girls Clubs of North GeorgiaNG+Vertical

101 Freedom Way in Jasper, GA and 1559 South Main St., Suite D in Ellijay, GA.
Michele Brackin,, 706-253-2582
Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia seeks to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Pickens and Gilmer County Clubs host an after-school program until 6:00 p.m. and a seven-week summer program from 7:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Volunteers can assist with the program by serving as mentors or tutors or by working with the youth in recreational activities, art projects or games.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlantabgcma-color

Our mission is to save and change the lives of children and teens, especially those who need us most, by providing a safe, positive, and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve Great Futures. As an afterschool youth development organization we offer volunteer opportunities in tutoring, homework help, intramural sports coaching, mentoring and more. Interested individuals must go to the website for the application. To find out more visit

Cobb County School District

514 Glover St, Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 426-3300
Contact the Cobb County School of your choice for information on how to become a volunteer and to learn more about their volunteer opportunities. Contact information for schools can be found HERE.
Hollydale Elementary accepts volunteers for a mentoring/tutoring program for students in K-5th grade during the school year. Volunteers are asked to meet with students on day a week for 2 hours. The school also needs volunteers for special school functions in the evening or occasionally on Saturdays.
Location: Hollydale Elementary – 2901 Bay Berry Drive SW, Marietta, GA 30008
Contact: Mark Baker, Counselor: 770-365-3550,

Communities In Schools

353-C Lemon St, Marietta, GA 30060
Patty Yohn; Carol Fey; Tracy Wright
The mission of Communities in Schools of Marietta/Cobb County, Inc. (CISMCC) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We are always in need of volunteers to help with our goals of keeping kids in school. Here are some of the volunteer opportunities available. Please email us if you are interested in volunteering with us and include your full name, contact information, events or positions you are interested in volunteering for, and available times/hours per week/month. We look forward to working with you!

Computers for Youth

1660 Chattahoochee Avenue Suite E, Atlanta, GA 30318
Main Office: 404-367-9990;
Help this great organization provide computers to low income students. Volunteers are needed to assist at computer training events as well as help refurbish computers. Submit volunteer application online. Duties included but not limited to the following: Assist the CFY Technical Staff with the refurbishing process, Imaging of computers (Loading software via network), Clean & removal of identification tags after Imaging, Cleaning/testing of monitors, Cleaning of mice/keyboards, Repair CFY home learning centers for participating families as required, Assist in Warehouse organization and Basic computer skills are needed, but training will be provided. It is preferred if volunteers contact this organization is groups of two or larger. Submit volunteer application via web page.

Feed My Lambs

560 North Fairground Street NE Marietta GA 30060
Maggie Bridges 770-795-9349,
Feed My Lambs, Inc. provides tuition-free pre-schools and grade schools for children living in impoverished areas of Atlanta, Georgia; in Liberia, Africa; and in Piedras Negras and Nava, Mexico. It is our mission to open academies in high-risk communities to educate the children and their families about a better way of life.

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.

IJT Development Center

P.O. Box 7773, Marietta, GA
Contact Alfredia Cox via email ONLY at
Offering a strong knowledgeable background in diverse facets of Tutoring. Training and Development, with emphasis on Leadership Skills to a culturally diverse group. Implement self-esteem and self- sufficient techniques, based on direct professional Human Resource experience, as well as, formal Educational training.

IMU Douglas St UMC (Iglesia Metodista Unida Douglas Street United Methodist Church)

219 Douglas St, Cartersville, GA 30120
Rev. Angela Rivers, Program Coordinator: (770) 383-2778,
Mission: The mission of the Hands of Christ After School Program is to enable Cartersville area students to develop to their fullest potential and to become successful contributing members of their community by providing creative opportunities for academic support, community service, cultural enrichment and character development in a safe environment.
Volunteers needed for tutoring or other enrichment activities with our ASP students in grades 4-12. CTC students would always be under the supervision of our staff, most of whom are certified teachers. Most of our students are low income, at risk, a majority Hispanic, and are bilingual. Our program is open Mon, Tue, Thur according to the Cartersville City School calendar, including closures for inclement weather. CTC students could be involved in work with our students from 4:30-5:45 on these days. Background check REQUIRED.

Junior Achievement of Georgia


JA’s Discovery Center facilities provides middle school students with a 360-degree educational experience. Watch this VIDEO to see it in action! With our volunteer’s help, JA is transforming the student experience by bringing relevance, authenticity and application into everyday learning. With your support we are empowering the next generation with the knowledge, capacity and motivation to thrive; to build a better future for themselves and their community.

What: JA BizTown (6th grade) or JA Finance Park (7th grade)

Volunteers will serve as a mentor to a small group of 5-7 students leveraging their own life experiences to bring authenticity and relevance as students operate a real business or manage a household monthly budget for the day.

Where: JA’s Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center, 285 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30314. Use Gold Parking and keep ticket to be validated.

JA volunteers transform the concepts of our lessons into a message that inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves showing them they can make a difference in the world.

Volunteer Now by registering ONLINE!

Interested in learning more?
Contact for more information and available dates.

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.

Marietta City Schools

Contact the Marietta City School of your for information on how to become a volunteer and to learn more about their volunteer opportunities. Contact information for schools can be found at HERE.

Omosaze Inc.

4585 Kinsdale Drive Mableton GA 30126
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
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 Historical Society & Museum

295 North Johnston St. Dallas Ga 30132
Dana Strack, 404-867-1879,
To fill the minds of little ones and older ones with the history of Paulding County and beyond. Provide the most interesting “field trip” for every one to enjoy. Provide Genealogy information for any given family for the Paulding County area and local region. To discover, collect, and preserve all materials related to Paulding County and neighboring counties. To promote historical research. They need volunteers to divert sidewalk rainwater runoff away from building and grounds by installing a French drain at the bottom the bank below North Johnston Street. They need help with digitizing records and journals, and indexing them for public viewing on the internet. They also have already digitized several old journals that are ready to be indexed. They need help putting together data and items for new exhibits. and would like an exhibit to walk visitors through the history of Paulding County that starts with native local inhabitants, then pioneers, and so on. This exhibit should include historical milestones, social life, home life, and ways to make a living; the industries that have been important to Paulding County, such as agriculture, the textile industry, and railroads. Also, they need an exhibit to display the history of transportation with a focus on the Silver Comet train and Seaboard Air Line Railroad and would like to display a model of the railroads and trains. They are flexible with the dates.

Paulding County School District

3236 Atlanta Highway, Dallas, GA, 30132

The vision of the Paulding County School District is to provide a safe, healthy, supportive environment focused on learning and committed to high academic achievement. Contact the principal at the school you would like to volunteer to make arrangements. Contact the principal at the school you would like to volunteer to make arrangements. Volunteers must: (1) have a background check done at a local police department, costing about $3, and (2) contact the principal at the school you would like to complete service work to make arrangements.

Paulding Enterprises

110 Stadium Drive PO BOX 507 Dallas GA 30132
Mary Anna Cochran 770-445-6051
Dawn Cable 770-445-6051
Paulding Enterprises is a non-profit organization that provides day care and respite services to adults, over the age of 21, with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Volunteers with Paulding Enterprises can assist with daily learning activities in art, computers, reading, math, sign language and more. Volunteers are also needed as chaperones for community outings or to help with events like Karaoke Fridays and talent shows. Paulding Enterprises provides services 8:30am-2:30pm Monday through Friday.

Paulding Education Foundation

3236 Atlanta Hwy, Dallas, GA 30132
Volunteer Coordinator: 770-443-8003
The Paulding Education Foundation is a non profit organization in Paulding County. We are located just west of Atlanta. We are a private, non-profit, 501c3 tax-exempt organization dedicated to promoting excellence in education in the Paulding County School District that was founded and incorporated in 2006.

Sandy Springs Mission

850 Mount Vernon Hwy NW, Sandy Springs GA 30327
Submit application online ONLY! (404) 943-1540
The Sandy Springs Mission’s goal is to see each of its students achieve academic success year-by-year and ultimately graduate from high school. Essentially, the students that learn more will earn more leading to a brighter, more hopeful future.
Volunteers needed from Sept 2014 – May 2015 for the Sandy Springs Mission After School Enrichment Program on Tues, Thurs, & Fri 2:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m. helping elementary students (children of foreign-born parents) with their homework since parents cannot help them because of the language barrier. Volunteers MUST register online. Background check and training REQUIRED.

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.

Yells Program

Volunteer Contact: Lenore Jean-Baptiste
YELLS stands for Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading & Serving. It’s an innovative program that combines mentorship with a focus on leadership development, academic achievement, community involvement, and service. Submit volunteer application online.