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A Life-Changer in Georgia!

 

Throughout Georgia, a network of dedicated volunteers and community partners are joining together to serve their neighbors in need. When you get involved in breaking the cycle of poverty for your neighbors in need, it’s not just their lives that are changed. It’s YOURS, too!

 

Volunteer Opportunities by City

Where? Metro Atlanta

Action Ministries Housing

Donate items for a welcome kit for families transitioning out of homelessness.

  • LOCATION: Action Ministries Housing, 1017 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307
  • CONTACT: Marvin Nesbitt, vice president of Housing
Breakthru House

Organize a group of friends (4-6 volunteers) to bring and share a meal with Breakthru clients. Supper Club is ideal for first-time volunteer groups. Second Wednesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m.

Feed the Hungry

Host a food drive to benefit FTH or pack food boxes (we need 2,000 every month!) for needy families or SuperPacks for schoolchildren at our warehouse or your location.

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Prepare and/or serve lunches to children in need May 30-Aug. 4. 

Smart Kid After-School program, Roswell

Become a mentor and help end generational poverty by empowering families to succeed at school and in the workplace.

  • LOCATION: Roswell Public Library, 115 Norcross St., Roswell, GA 30075
  • CONTACT: Gilma Cantu, program manager for Smart Kid After-School 
Smart Kid Summer Enrichment program

From June 5 to Aug. 4, volunteer on weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for Smart Kid. We provide summer enrichment in literacy, physical and emotional fitness, the arts and STEAM subjects to prevent the “summer slide” that can hinder children’s education when they return to school in the fall.

Trinity Table Kitchen

Provide and serve a hot meal and to-go bags each Sunday at Trinity Table. Plan a special project, such as distributing winter coats, socks, hygiene kits or other items needed by our guests.

Welcome House

Lead a creativity night or game night with interns from the Candler School of Theology to encourage residents to socialize and practice creative expression. Assist with a library redesign project or a gardening revitalization project. All new volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation.

  • LOCATION: Welcome House, 234 Memorial Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • CONTACT: Renee Howze, resident life enrichment coordinator
Women’s Community Kitchen

Provide or serve a meal at the Women’s Community Kitchen.

Where? Athens

Provide a meal at Our Daily Bread. Breakfast is served at 8 a.m., and lunch is served at noon, Monday through Friday. Sack meals are served at noon on Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Click on Volunteer Guide for Serving at Our Daily Bread.

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Prepare and/or serve lunches to children in need May 30-Aug. 4. 

Where? Augusta

Maxwell House
Provide birthday cake, a healthy snack and beverages for monthly birthday party at Maxwell House. Parties happen the first week of the month, with some flexibility. Provide tickets to local sporting events, theater events or concerts, and join residents for fun and fellowship.   
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Prepare and/or serve lunches to children in need May 30-Aug. 4. 

Where? Covington

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Prepare and/or serve lunches to children in need May 30-Aug. 4. 

SuperPacks

Help fund or prepare SuperPacks, weekend meals for at-risk children.

  • LOCATION: 2160 Church Street, Covington, GA 30014
  • CONTACT: Tamara Richardson, regional director

Where? Gainesville

Serve as a case manager volunteer, answer phones or pick up food boxes at Feed the Hungry warehouse and bring to Gainesville.

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Prepare and/or serve lunches to children in need May 30-Aug. 4. 

Where? Rome

Backpack Buddies

Donate, pack and deliver backpacks containing four meals to children in need to feed them over the weekends. Deliveries take place on Thursdays and Fridays.

Food Pantries

Volunteer at our food pantries: Bagwell Food Pantry (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10-11:30 a.m.), Journey Evening Pantry (Thursdays, 4:30 to 6 p.m.) or Cancer Navigators Pantry (Mondays and Thursdays 10 a.m. until noon).

  • LOCATION:
    • Bagwell Food Pantry, The Faith Center Warehouse,
      207 East 19th St.
    • Journey Evening Pantry, 15 Redmond Court
    • Cancer Navigators Pantry, West Rome UMC, 1003 Shorter Avenue NW
  • CONTACT: Jason Willis, regional director
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Prepare and/or serve lunches to children in need May 30-Aug. 4. 

 

Volunteer Matching Gift Opportunities

If you volunteer with us, your company may also offer a volunteer grant program. Matching gifts and volunteer grants are an important source of revenue for the ongoing operation of Action Ministries. Click here for more information.

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