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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

Metro Atlanta

Women’s Community Kitchen 

Provide or serve a meal at the Women’s Community Kitchen.
Great for Groups of 10 or fewer!


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.
Great for weekend volunteers and groups of up to 35

  • LOCATION: Feed the Hungry, 2160 Hills Avenue, Building 2, 2160 F, Atlanta, GA 30318
  • TIME: Typically Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • CONTACT to schedule volunteer events: Amy Olvey, Director for Hunger Relief Programs,  678-469-6215
  • CONTACT to schedule food box & Superpack pickups: Eugene Overton, operations manager, Feed the Hungry warehouse

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.
SUNDAYS ONLY

  • LOCATION: Trinity Table Kitchen, 265 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • TIME: Sundays from 10 am – 2 pm
  • CONTACT: Bonnie Selleck, Trinity Table volunteer manager to sign your group up to serve and or prepare a meal
  • SIGN UP HERE to serve as a Sunday support volunteer – this includes organizing donations, pantry stock, etc.

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 After-School program, Grace

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

  • LOCATION: Grace United Methodist Church, 458 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308
  • CONTACT: Jazmyn Rudolph, program manager for Smart Kid After-School

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Prepare and/or serve lunches to children in need during summer and school holidays. 

Please note, if you are 18 years of age or older and will be interacting with the children in our communities, you must complete a background check

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Welcome House

Lead a creativity night or game night 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: Samantha Bolling, Director of Housing Services

Action Ministries Housing

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

  • LOCATION: Action Ministries Housing, 1700 Century Circle, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30345
  • CONTACT: Samantha BollingDirector of Housing Services

Athens – Northeast Region

Our Daily Bread Community Kitchen

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.

  • LOCATION: Our Daily Bread, Athens First Baptist Church, 355 Pulaski Street, Athens, GA 30601
  • CONTACT: Laura DeGroot, program administrator
GED/Adult Basic Education Tutorial
  • Support local students pursue their education by being a tutor. Classes are M, T, and Th from 9:30 am- 11:30am.
  • Location: 465 North Lumpkin St.
  • CONTACT: Laura DeGroot, program administrator
    • All GED tutors must be interviewed and commit to a 3 months of volunteering
Hospitality
  • Support the work of Action Ministries Northeast by helping our office with supplies that make our client partners feel more at home
    • Coffee
    • Coffee filters
    • Creamer
    • Sugar
    • Bottles of water
    • Healthy Snacks
Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Prepare and/or serve lunches to children in need during summer and school holidays.


Augusta – CSRA Region

Maxwell House

Provide donations to the Pathways Store at Maxwell House.  Check out the most needed items here.  We are also in need of Welcome Home Baskets for individuals and families moving into permanent housing.  Please contact Danielle Meyer at dmeyer@actionministries.net or 706-699-0801 for a list of items. 

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Prepare and/or serve lunches to children in need during summer and school holidays.


Covington – Piedmont Region

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Prepare and/or serve lunches to children  in need during summer and school holidays.

SuperPacks

Help fund SuperPacks, weekend meals for at-risk children. We welcome volunteers to write notes of encouragement and/or provide special treats at the Holidays to be added to SuperPacks!

  • LOCATION: 2160 Church Street, Covington, GA 30014
  • CONTACT: Tamara Richardson, regional development director
Adult Basic Education/GED tutors

Volunteer to tutor during daytime or evening classes

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

Jan-March each year — seeking volunteers to assist in working with clients to prepare income tax returns.


Gainesville – Mountain Region

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

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Prepare and/or serve lunches to children in need during summer and school holidays.


Rome – Northwest Region

SuperPacks

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 Warehouse, 207 East 19th St.
    • Journey Evening Pantry, 15 Redmond Court
    • Cancer Navigators Pantry, West Rome UMC, 1003 Shorter Avenue NW
  • CONTACT: Dawn Hayes, program coordinator
Donations

Interested in donating food to the Bagwell Food Pantry? Looking to set up a corporate or civic food drive? Connect with Gary Chagnon, Operations Manager at gchagnon@actionministries.net.

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Prepare and/or serve lunches to children  in need during summer and school holidays.


LaGrange – Middle Georgia Region

Learn more about our expansion into Middle Georgia on our Facebook Page!
Volunteer in Middle Georgia

Volunteer in Middle Georgia! Opportunities include clerical work, fundraising, marketing, and helping partner with more food pantries and clothing closets

  • CONTACT: Erin Elliott, LaGrange Permanent Supportive Housing Case Manager

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.