Community Partners – Youth

Community Partners – Youth

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.

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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

Boy Scouts of America – Atlanta Area Council

1800 Circle 75 Parkway, SE Atlanta GA 30339
Volunteer Coordinator: (770) 989-8820
The Mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Commitment is 1-2 days per wk for 6 months. Volunteers needed from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon-Fri. Needs Tutors; Homework Helpers; Youth Trainers for Speech, Writing, Public Speaking, and Presentations; Intramural Coaches and Assistants. Background Check Required. Volunteers must go through a mandatory training class.

Calvary Children’s Home (CCH)

Volunteer Director: (770) 794-1500
Our purpose is to provide a safe, loving, Christian environment for children needing placement apart from their families, where each child is given the opportunity to reach their full potential in their personal, emotional and spiritual life.

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.

Covenant House Georgia

1559 Johnson Road, NW Atlanta, GA 30318
Covenant House Georgia is the only crisis facility for youth and young adults between the ages of 18 and 21. Covenant House assists homeless youth in need of immediate housing and crisis intervention. The shelter provides housing, food, clothing and other necessities for up to 30 days. After 30 days, some youth transition to the Rights of Passage program that provides apartment style housing for up to 24 months along with opportunities for building self-sufficiency and leadership skills. volunteer opportunities include things like life skills classes, vocational workshops, sorting through donated items, and administrative support. Community outreach volunteers canvas the community in an outreach van to provide homeless youth with meals and hygiene items on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3-6pm and 6pm-9pm. Volunteers may also be needed for special events.

Culture Connect,Inc.

811 Commonwealth Ave.,S.E. Atlanta GA 30312
Culture Connect develops cultural fluency among immigrants and service providers. In addition, Culture Connect helps to distinguish Atlanta as a city which promotes international diversity in communities. Interpreters needed. To become a volunteer, please complete our Volunteer Application (request by email and email or fax it to us at (404) 292-8458.

Delivered Vessels, Inc.

1400 Veterans Memorial Hwy Suite 134-135, Mableton, GA 30126
Chandra Southern 404-941-4379
Delivered Vessels’ mission is to prevent sexual abuse and exploitation of children. The organization provides a safe, welcoming and supportive haven for sexually abused youth and also works to empower youth by educating them on healthy relationships, family values, financial responsibilities, wellness, spirituality and educational development. Volunteer positions include grant writing and mentoring. Volunteers can also assist with tutoring, fundraising and research. NOTE: All volunteers must complete a Stewards of Children training class and must have a background check and drivers license.

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 to treat difficult to manage behavioral and emotional issues. General volunteers can assist with performing arts, food services, sports and recreation, lead Bible studies or spiritual growth classes or seasonal projects like the annual Formal Dance. School volunteers require a 3-6 month commitment and serve as room parents, tutors, gardeners in the greenhouse, or assist with record keeping including medical filing. Extensive training allows volunteers to learn crisis and emergency management skills.

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.

Feed My Lambs

560 North Fairground Street NE Marietta GA 30060
Maggie Bridges, 770-795-9348,
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.

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc.

5601 N. Allen Rd, Mableton GA 30126
Volunteer Coordinator (770) 702-9100
Girl Scouts build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Various volunteer opportunities available HERE. Background check and training REQUIRED.

Giving Back Foundation, Inc.

5000 Austell-Powder Springs Road Suite 212 Austell GA 30106
Cathy Bailey 678-231-3925
Empowering youth and adults through volunteering and instructional programs and events.

Greening Youth Foundation

100 Edgewood Ave, Suite 805 Atlanta GA 30307
404-254-4827, Rachel Woods,
The Greening Youth Foundation fuses technology, music, sports, literature and old-fashioned fun to teach children the importance of being stewards of our environment. GYF endeavors to achieve its mission through a comprehensive environmental education program which directly works with students and stresses the importance of recycling, water conservation, energy conservation and land conservation. The objective is to re-connect youth and young adults to the outdoors. The Foundation is a federal 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit corporation dedicated to educating children about the importance of being stewards of our environment. This philosophy leads us to understand that environmentally enlightened children are the hope for our planet’s sustainable future. With the help of our corporate and community partners and fellow not-for-profits, we strive to educate a generation that is C.L.E.A.N. (Children Living Energetically Advancing Nature).

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 Afredia 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.

Kid Builders Incorporated

PO Box 1392 Marietta GA 30061
Bonita Dukes, 404-723-4557
KidBuilders Inc. gives kids, particularly youth in disadvantaged circumstances, the ability and resources to design spaces in their community. It strives to develop pride and respect for property through architecture and community service. Through their creativity, these “kid builders” experience their own designs coming to fruition.

Light a Tree, Light a Smile

Volunteers please email or call (770) 670-3295
Often children go without the simple joys at Christmas such as a Christmas tree because their parents can’t afford one. Our organization is set-up to help make a dream come true. Here at Light A Tree, Light A Smile we are collecting new and gently used artificial Christmas trees all year to distribute the trees as Christmas gifts to the less fortunate families in the community. Any donation amount will go toward providing of the trees and decorations to make a child smile.

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.

Madison Hills Community Center

2560 Delk Rd J Building Marietta GA 30067
(770) 485-5297
To provide a safe, healthy, fun environment for children and families to learn, grow and enjoy.

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.

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.

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 Library

710 Rome Street Carrollton, Georgia 30117
Marketing & Outreach Librarian: Mack Freeman (770)836-6711,
Volunteer Coordinator: Martha Goodson
The library provides free one-on-one computer assistance during certain hours, and free computer classes for beginners, and we could really use your help! Volunteer aids are needed to provide individual assistance at certain times each week, and volunteer teachers are needed to offer the following one-hour beginner classes: Intro to Computers, Intro to the Internet, Intro to MS Excel, Intro to MS Publisher, Intro to MS PowerPoint, and Intro to MS Word.

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. VOLUNTEERS MUST: (1) have a background check done at a local police department. Cost is about $3 (2) Contact the principal at the school you would like to volunteer to make arrangements.

SafePath Childrens Advocacy Center

736 Whitlock Ave Marietta GA 30064
(770) 801-3465
Provides therapy for severely physically and sexually abused children. Because of the nature of this organization’s work, volunteers are required to serve a minimum of two, 2-hour shifts a month for 6 months. DO NOT CONTACT IF YOU CANNOT MAKE A 6 MONTH COMMITMENT.

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.

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.

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.


Kingsley Village Apartments – Kidz Club 595 Six Flags Drive Austell GA 30168
Geneva Vanderhorst 404-625-6543
To make a difference in the lives of youth and encourage teens to become positive role models by providing quality programs.

The Center for Children & Young Adults

221 Austell Rd Suite A Marietta, GA 30008
Merrill Autry, 770-485-1659,
The Center for Children & Young Adults is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment with comprehensive services for homeless youth and young adults who have been abused, abandoned, neglected or are at risk. Volunteers are needed for facilities and maintenance projects; to teach classes at the center including building a budget, gardening and physical fitness; to help with administrative projects such as mass mailings, and fundraising; to bring in meals; to supervise court-ordered family visitation.

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.