Community Partners – Health

Community Partners – Health

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 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 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.

American Kidney Fund

Fiona Lawless (301) 984-6654, (404) 658-1420
The American Kidney Fund leads the nation in providing charitable assistance to dialysis patients who need help with the costs associated with treating kidney failure. In 2013, more than 87,000 people—1 out of every 5 U.S. dialysis patients—received assistance from the American Kidney Fund for health insurance premiums and other treatment-related expenses.

(Online/Health) Ann Foundation

20 Old Shelter Rock Rd, Roslyn, NY 11576
The Ann Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and opportunities of children with special needs who might not otherwise receive services.

Bartow Health Access

31 Pointe North Drive Cartersville, GA 30120
Volunteer Director:; 678-535-7216
Bartow Health Access is a non-profit charitable care clinic that is committed to providing high quality care to all our community members, including those who do not have medical insurance. The clinic is open Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm. Volunteer positions include front office assistant, clinical/nurse assistant and marketing assistant. Volunteers are also needed to provide translation services, diabetes and dietary education, and assist with special events.

Camellia Hospice

1337 Canton Rd.
Suite A
Marietta, GA 30066
DeAnne Barnes – Volunteer Coordinator: 678-218-5745
Camellia Hospice is dedicated to providing palliative and hospice care in a caring and compassionate manner that enhances the quality of life of the clients served. Volunteer opportunities include providing companionship, caregiver relief, spiritual support or creating gifts for patients. Clerical support is also needed in the hospice office. Volunteers are asked to serve a minimum of 3 hours per month. NOTE: All volunteers must complete a background check and driver’s license.

Cobb and Douglas Community Services Boards

James Stinchcomb: 770-429-5036; 770-434-7911, ext. 229;
The Cobb County Community Services Board and the Douglas County Community Services Board (CSB) are public agencies created by state law to provide mental health, developmental disability, and substance abuse services. The service areas are Cobb, Douglas, and Cherokee Counties, Georgia. The agency provides support to over 14,000 people annually. The agency’s goals include: consumer preference; work initiatives; and the expansion of the availability and access to natural community supports through the reduction of stigma. A background check, drug screening and TB test is required for volunteers who work with clients, but is not required for volunteers that assist with special events or with office support. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for special event dates.

Cobb Senior Services

32 North Fairground Street Marietta GA 30060
Sheila Perkins 770-528-5381, 770-528-5355
More than 800 Cobb County residents-from girl scouts to retirees-donate their time, energy and resources to every phase of Cobb Senior Services. In giving only a few hours each month, you too, can make a big difference in the lives of many.
Right now volunteers are needed for Meals on Wheels, home visits, grocery shopping, simple home repairs, instructing classes, leading activities at the different Centers and much, much more!

Creekside Pines (formerly Legacy of Dallas)

1011 Merchants Drive Dallas GA 30132
Ila Awtrey 678-363-0777
Senior/retirement living center with a Life Engagement program designed to promote resident wellness and independence while utilizing and valuing residents’ strengths and successes within an environment that celebrates normalization, choice, empowerment and validation. Contact person is Ila Awtrey.

Crossroads Hospice, LLC

Location: Serves patients in the Cobb/Marietta and Metro Atlanta areas.

Crossroads Hospice provides medical and emotional support to patients at the end of their life. We have an ongoing need for volunteers to sit with patients to provide companionship and social support. Training provided, and a 3-month commitment is required. Volunteer opportunities are flexible, and available on evenings and weekends. Great opportunity for students interested in careers in healthcare or social work. If interested, please contact Jessica Miller at 678-638-4328, or at

Cured 4 Life

Kim Below, 404-317-8255,
Cured 4 Life brings women together to help build and encourage each other while spreading the message of breast-cancer awareness. Cured 4 Life organizes health fairs, in January and June, as well as Take Care of You (TCoY) workshops. The workshops provide skin care tips and makeup application lessons for breast cancer survivors and are held the last Tuesday of the month at The Community Health Center in Austell.

DeRiche Agency, Inc.

3175 Cherokee Street Kennesaw GA 30144
Debbie King 678.490.3761
DeRiche Agency, Inc. strives to positively impact the quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilities by supporting them in achieving their dreams and goals and to live and thrive in a community setting. Volunteers can serve as Direct Care Professionals and can have the opportunity to conduct independent classroom teaching after training. Direct Care Professionals are required to serve at least 2 months, anytime Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4pm. A driver’s license, background check and certified motor vehicle report is required.

Devereux Georgia

1291 Stanley Rd Kennesaw, GA 30152
Dolly Fehd 678-303-2670
Devereux Georgia is a healthcare provider for children, adolescents, and young adults which treats difficult-to-manage behavioral and emotional issues. General volunteers currently assist with the studio art classes held on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. State regulations require that volunteers must be 21 years of age or older.

Enable GA

1200 Old Ellis Rd, Roswell, GA 30076
Lindsey Yeager (770) 664-4347 ext. 106
Share your time and talents and help us support people with special needs to lead fulfilled lives–physically, intellectually, and socially. In addition to the opportunities listed below, we frequently need administrative assistance in one or more of our offices. Whether you can provide on-going help or only a few hours, please consider supporting us in this important way (filing, mailings, brochure assembly, etc.).

FODAC (Friends of Disabled Adults and Children)

4900 Lewis Rd Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Donyetta Green, 770-491-9014,
FODAC provides over $10 million dollars’ worth of home medical equipment and services to clients at little or no cost to the recipients. Equipment supplied includes manual and power wheelchairs, scooters, bathroom aids, pediatric equipment and other medical rehabilitative equipment. FODAC also provides wheel chair repair services and technical assistance with installing adaptive equipment onto private vehicles. Volunteers can assist by sorting donating medical supplies, working in the thrift store where proceeds support FODAC programs, or completing data entry and office work. Volunteers can work Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm (the center is closed daily between 12pm-1pm for lunch). A one hour orientation is required.

Gentiva Hospice

34 Center Rd Cartersville, GA 30121
Gentiva Hospice provides compassionate care to those at the end of life’s journey through clinical excellence and uncompromising service. Volunteers can assist with patient support in nursing homes or administrative support in the Cartersville office. Volunteers are required to serve at least 3 months.

Good Samaritan Health Center

1605 Roberta Drive SW, Marietta, GA 30008
Megan Freeman: (770) 419-3120,
Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb is a nonprofit healthcare practice which provides a comprehensive range of services for patients without health insurance or the means to afford care. Services include non-emergency primary care for adults and children, comprehensive dental care, health education and counseling.

Halcyon Hospice

1435 Haw Creek Cir., Suite 402, Cumming, GA 30041
Volunteer Coordinator: Tami Dedels 855-328-1700,,
Halcyon Hospice provides palliative care and support to terminally ill patients and their families in Atlanta, Cumming, Tucker and Villa Rica. The care focuses on enhancing a patient’s comfort and overall quality of life and is provided in the patient’s home, assisted living facility, nursing home or hospital. There are many volunteer opportunities from clerical support and special events to reading to patients. Medical Office Volunteers assist office managers with ordering supplies, creating and maintaining patient charts, etc. Activities Volunteers help with Bingo, crafts, ice cream socials etc at Assisted Living Facilities and Skilled Nursing Facilities. Volunteers can also help with Project Bloom to arrange and deliver flowers to hospice patients. There are some volunteer projects that can be done from your home like making holiday cards or preparing mailings. All volunteers are required to have a background check and a PPD and to complete orientation.

Heartland Hospice Services

5990 Love St., Austell GA 30168
We depend on our volunteers to help us provide the extra love and care our clients and their families need at this time in their life. Volunteers are needed for arts & crafts, yard work, tutoring, photography, clothing/ food bank, special weekend camp, and nature/ plants. Bilingual/ ESL is a plus.
ManorCare Rehab Center-Marietta 4360 Johnson Ferry Place Marietta, GA 30068 770-971-5870
ManorCare Rehab Center-Decatur 2722 N Decatur Rd Decatur, GA 30033 404-296-5440
Heartland Hospice – Serving Northern Georgia 20 Collins Drive, Suite A Cartersville, GA 30120-8533 866-901-9297

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.

March of Dimes – Georgia Chapter

1776 The Exchange, Suite 245, Atlanta, GA 30339
Volunteer by calling 404-350-9800
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Volunteers can assist during walk days to help with registration, distributing food and water, and security.

McKenna Farms Therapy Services

3044 Due West Road, Dallas GA 30157
Libby Medlin: (770) 686-6323,
McKenna Farms provides innovative therapy programs and resources for special needs individuals and their families while encouraging community involvement. Services are for patients between the ages of 0-21 with speech, occupational and physical therapy sessions in clinical or hippotherapy settings. Hippotherapy is treatment using a horse. Complete the volunteer application available HERE.


3240 Clifton Springs Rd Decatur GA 30034-4608
Volunteer Coordinator 770-323-5858;
MedShare International is dedicated to recycling surplus medical supplies and equipment for use by healthcare institutions in developing countries. To achieve this mission, MedShare International collects batch and single item supplies and equipment that are still valuable but no longer in demand in the United States due to procedural excess, technological change, regulatory requirements, or production overage, and distributes them to healthcare facilities in targeted developing countries. Click HERE if you are interested in volunteering.

Special Olympics Georgia

4000 DeKalb Technology Parkway Suite 400 Building 400 Atlanta GA 30340
Stephen Sparks, 229-292-6955,
Special Olympics Georgia provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

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.

Tommy Nobis Center

1480 Bells Ferry Road Marietta Ga 30066
Judy Leeper (770) 427-9000
The Tommy Nobis Center provides vocational and related services to maximize the success of persons with disabilities or other barriers to employment.

VistaCare Hospice

6458 Spring Street Suite 100 Douglasville GA 30134
Wendy Harrison 770-489-4225
Provide medical, emotional, spiritual and personal support to patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and also supporting family members.


Volunteer Director: Kim Alexander (770) 956-7827
At WellStar, we believe prevention and early detection provide the best approach to maintaining health and avoiding disease. That’s why we provide health fairs, screenings and educational opportunities in a variety of settings to help improve the health and well-being of you and your family. Contact the Volunteer Services at the hospital you would like to work.

West Ridge Church – Breakaway

3522 Hiram Acworth Hwy Dallas, GA 30157
Shelley Moffitt, 770-222-2125
Breakaway is a series of respite events for special needs families living in Cobb, Douglas and Paulding counties. The events include fun activities for special needs participants and their siblings. Each event is organized and held at West Ridge Church in Dallas, GA. A background check is required and can be started by completing the online form:

Winnwood Retirement Community

100 Whitlock Ave Marietta GA 30064
A retirement community for seniors 62 or higher designed for seniors to keep a healthy, active lifestyle. Fitness programs, social programs, activities and events offered.