2971 Olympic Industrial Drive, SE Suite C Smyrna, GA 30080
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 Georgia
1559 South Main Street, Suite D, Ellijay, GA 30540
Jan W. Day, email@example.com, 706-276-2582
Boys & Girls Clubs seeks to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Gilmer county club located in Ellijay hosts an afterschool program 2:30-6pm, Monday-Friday. There is also an eight-week summer session, Monday-Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 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.
Cobb County School District
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 at www.cobb12.org.
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 – Professional School Counselor
678-594-8143 ext. 241
Communities In Schools
Helping students stay in school and prepare for life. Performance Learning helps at-risk students graduate high school.
Computers for Youth www.cfy.org
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. 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.
Feed My Lambs
560 North Fairground Street NE Marietta GA 30060
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.
460 Abernathy Road, NE Atlanta GA 30328
Teach students concepts about personal financial literacy, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking, and global business perspectives. JA has partnerships with elementary, middle and high schools in Metro Atlanta and Northwest Georgia
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 www.marietta-city.org.
4585 Kinsdale Drive Mableton GA 30126
Melissa Rutherford 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.
One Child, Inc.
PMB 191 1025 Veterans Memorial STE 310 Mableton GA 30126
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
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.
Paulding County School District
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.
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.
Sheltering Arms – http://shelteringarmsforkids.com
15 Locations in Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties
Beth Zimmerman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.