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Kirkwood Neighbors Organization (KNO) : East Lake Neighbors Community Association (ELNCA)
Outdoor

The purpose of the Kirkwood Neighbors Organization (KNO) shall be to promote a high quality of life for all residents of Kirkwood, regardless of race, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation or economic status. The East Lake Neighbors Community Association (ELNCA) seeks to better their community, increase communication between neighbors, and speak about issues that were affecting their lives in order to serve East Lake residents of diverse races, religions, and lifestyles.Volunteer work will include invasive plant removal from stream, maintenance of pervious soft trail, and pruning of community tree plantings.

11 more volunteers needed

Good Mews Animal Foundation
Outdoor

Good Mews is one of the few virtually cage-free, no-kill cat shelters in the state of Georgia. We receive no government support, relying solely on donations of time, service and money from our supporters, the public and area businesses.  Good Mews is home to approximately 100 residents at any given time, with another 30 to 40 cats in foster care or our HALO program, which allows cats with severe and/or chronic medicals needs to find homes and Good Mews continues to provide the medical care related to that condition.We are turning the (fenced in) side yard of the shelter into wildlife habitat to attract more things that cats love to watch (i.e.) birds, squirrels, chipmunks, butterflies.  We’ll need help from those who wouldn’t mind getting a little dirty with various tasks (i.e.) moving rock for a 2ft. tall rock wall and feeder areas; clearing and prepping the soil (possibly using rototillers; rakes; shovels); digging holes and planting new plants.

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Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (Central)
Indoor

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System serves the citizens of Fulton County and the City of Atlanta (including the portion of the city in DeKalb County). Upon arrival, volunteers will be assigned to Departments with needs for assistance. Volunteers will be supervised by staff in specific area.

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Metro Atlanta Urban Farm (MAUF)
Outdoor

MAUF was created to address the growing need for affordable food in low-income communities. Volunteers will be working in the fields planting fall crops (collards, kale, mustard, etc...). If it rains, we will be working in the high tunnels.

10 more volunteers needed

Young Adult Guidance Center
Outdoor

The Young Adult Guidance Center, (YAGC) is an accredited, community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of runaway, homeless, displaced, and other “at-risk” youth and young adults through the provision of a broad array of services and supports. Volunteers are needed to work with residents to renovate herb garden, paint/clean exterior of house, cleaning hallway walls and floor, and deep clean dining area.

13 more volunteers needed

Georgia Works
Indoor

Georgia Works is a transitional program aimed at chronically homeless men. The program helps to house and support homeless men. this project will consist of painting the dorms and living areas for Georgia Works.

2 spots left!

West End Community Urban Garden & Nursery
Outdoor

THE WEST END COMMUNITY URBAN GARDEN & NURSERY IS HOME TO THE FIRST TROPICAL GARDEN IN THE WEST END. WEST END URBAN GARDEN & NURSERY’S HAYLENE GREEN (GARDEN QUEEN) HAS TAPPED INTO THE METHOD OF GARDENING IN ORGANIC SOIL UTILIZING HOLISTIC TECHNIQUES TO YIELD LARGER THAN LIFE PRODUCE AND IS NOW READY TO EQUIP OTHER FAMILIES AND GROWERS WITH THIS KIND OF KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING FOOD SECURITY AND SAFETY, AND SUSTAINING THE ENVIRONMENT FOR YEARS TO COME. This project involves pulling weeds, tilling soil, preparing grounds for planting winter seed and building plant boxes. Volunteers will also get to help construct and paint tables and benches.

16 more volunteers needed

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition
Outdoor

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is making Atlanta better by bike. Our mission is to create a healthier, more livable Atlanta by making it safer, easier and more attractive to bicycle for fun, fitness and transportation. What we need help with: Our Atlanta Streets Alive Headquarters Prep Team meets at the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition office to assist with essential preparations in advance of route activation day. They get everything for the route organized, packed and loaded into the box truck. With their help, we are able to accommodate the hundreds of activity and community partners, sponsors and volunteers—plus the thousands of attendees who will take part in the Atlanta Streets Alive experience. Atlanta Streets Alive will take place the following day, October 23 on 2.7 miles of Peachtree St, from Midtown to Downtown.

2 spots left!

Engineering World Health
Indoor

We are an engineering service club that helps repair old, used, and damaged medical devices that are then sent to countries in need. Volunteers will work at Medshare, Decatur. Here they will help repair discarded medical devices which will then get shipped to developing countries. The device could range from hospital beds to EKGs! One year volunteers fixed discarded hospital beds and sent them to Africa during the Ebola epidemic!

1 spots left!

NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program: Atwood International Village @ DeKalb International Student Center
Outdoor

The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program creates STEM based internships, youth entrepreneur opportunities, and service-learning projects to teach youth and young adults how to implement community engagement strategies. Students will help install and prepare raised beds for signature crop plantings outside, clean all bathroom walls in preparation of an international mural art project, paint lines and directional signage to increase parking lot safety, and remove natural debris along the perimeter of the school’s tree line in preparation of planting fruit trees.

11 more volunteers needed

NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program: Atwood @ Rose Circle
Outdoor

The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program creates STEM based internships, youth entrepreneur opportunities, and service-learning projects to teach youth and young adults how to implement community engagement strategies. Students will help repaint rooms inside the house, clear the front and back yards of natural debris, and prepare the grounds for the installation of a chicken coop and small backyard garden to convert the property into a career and technical training site for vocational education in agricultural technologies, architecture & construction, marketing, green energy, health sciences, hospitality and tourism.

7 more volunteers needed

Georgia Tech Community Garden: Instructional Center Lawn
Outdoor

Students Organizing for Sustainability runs the Community Garden at Georgia Tech and promotes sustainability on campus through projects and initiatives run by our members. Our project this semester will be to give the Garden beds a makeover and plant some fall crops. Volunteers are going to help us in redesigning our garden beds to make them easier to access by adding ‘keyhole’ inlets on the sides of the beds. Then we will be filling soil back into the beds and planting fall crops.

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Bright Futures Atlanta
Outdoor

Bright Futures Atlanta serves inner-city youth through year round educational programs. Our curriculum promotes spiritual, academic, and physical growth resulting in personal accountability, positive career development and lifelong achievement. Our students are leaders that are transforming their neighborhoods and breaking the cycle of poverty. Volunteers are needed for help with the maintenance of facility indoors and out, including cleaning and landscape maintenance.

49 more volunteers needed

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab Wesley Woods
Fun

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab provides expert and compassionate rehabilitation therapy and residential care to seniors in metro Atlanta. Our family of caregivers greets each day – and each resident – with enthusiasm and compassion, proudly upholding a legacy of offering a healing, home-like atmosphere. Volunteers are integral to the happiness and well-being of our residents. We could not provide the variety of meaningful activities and programs we do without the time and talents of our volunteers. Volunteers will provide a variety of enrichment and therapeutic activities for our residents including BINGO, arts & crafts, holiday projects, games, parties & socials, and group visitations.

8 more volunteers needed

Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy
Outdoor

Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy helps maintain one of Atlanta’s most amazing parks. The park has been nationally recognized for its innovation in stormwater management for incorporating a beautiful detention pond that attracts wildlife. There is also a playground and an open-air theater that is perfect for watching a performance or having a picnic with friends. The park connects to the Atlanta BeltLine and is across the street from nationally-recognized Ponce City Market. Visit: www.h4wpc.org to learn more. We need volunteers for weeding and mulching several landscape beds. There are restrooms on site.This is a rain or shine project - we only cancel if there’s lightning.

17 more volunteers needed

Kirkwood Neighbors Organization (KNO): Gilliam Park
Outdoor

The purpose of the Kirkwood Neighbors Organization (KNO) shall be to promote a high quality of life for all residents of Kirkwood, regardless of race, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation or economic status. KNO encourages well planned residential and business development. Our foci include parks & greenspaces, public safety, education, and the environment. We need volunteers to help with mulching old growth hardwoods, ivy remediation on tree trunks, and general park clean up.

22 more volunteers needed

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (Ponce De Leon)
Indoor

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System serves the citizens of Fulton County and the City of Atlanta (including the portion of the city in DeKalb County). Volunteers are needed to shape up the shelves, assist with sorting books, tracing lost items, and preparing items for processing or to be discarded.

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REDEEM Community Outreach: Community Garden
Outdoor

Redeem is a grassroots, faith-based nonprofit. We are committed to improving the environment and safety of the community. This endeavor began by developing co-operative gardens where farmer’s market and fruit orchards replaced drug infested and abandoned properties. We offer a wide range of programs and services in the areas of youth development leadership, community economic development, entrepreneurship/agribusiness, job readiness, and community gardening. We need volunteers to pull weeds, mulch, cut grass, and hedge bushes.

27 more volunteers needed

Kirkwood Neighbors Organization (KNO): Coan Forest
Outdoor

The purpose of the Kirkwood Neighbors Organization (KNO) shall be to promote a high quality of life for all residents of Kirkwood, regardless of race, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation or economic status. KNO encourages well planned residential and business development. Our foci include parks & greenspaces, public safety, education, and the environment. We need volunteers to help with invasive plant removal, removal of trash, litter, and illegal dumping, and stream clean up.

45 more volunteers needed

Kirkwood Neighbors Organization (KNO): Dekalb Memorial Park
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The purpose of the Kirkwood Neighbors Organization (KNO) shall be to promote a high quality of life for all residents of Kirkwood, regardless of race, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation or economic status. KNO encourages well planned residential and business development. Our foci include parks & greenspaces, public safety, education, and the environment. We need volunteers to help by spreading wood chips to create new planting zone, invasive plant removal, stream clean up, and general park clean up.

25 more volunteers needed

Park Pride: Whittler Park
Outdoor

Park Pride is the Atlanta based nonprofit that provides programs and leadership to help communities realize their dreams for neighborhood parks.  Programs include volunteer engagement, Friends of the Park, community gardening, Adopt-the- Atlanta-Beltline, Visioning, grant making and advocacy. Volunteers will continue the work to remove invasive vegetation from a 2- acre woodland site in park, cutting invasive vines at base of trees, cutting and clearing undesirable shrub vegetation and cutting out and removing an old chain link fence on site.

15 more volunteers needed

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (Northside)
Indoor

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System serves the citizens of Fulton County and the City of Atlanta (including the portion of the city in DeKalb County). Volunteers are needed to shape up the shelves, assist with sorting books, tracing lost items, and preparing items for processing or to be discarded.

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Jacob's Ladder School
Outdoor

Jacob's Ladder is an SAIS-SACS accredited, SB-10 approved private school, serving students Pre-K through twelfth grade with any kind of neurological disorder - from Down syndrome and Cerebral Palsy to a range of learning disabilities and genetic disorders - although 60% of students have been diagnosed with Autism. We also offer the Jacob's Ladder Model of Intervention in our Therapy Center on an hourly basis. We will be laying brick path, adding mulch to our walking trail, and completing various yard work jobs to help make our campus look as beautiful as possible!

16 more volunteers needed

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (with Park Pride)
Outdoor

Park Pride is the Atlanta based nonprofit that provides programs and leadership to help communities realize their dreams for neighborhood parks.  Programs include volunteer engagement, Friends of the Park, community gardening, Adopt-the- Atlanta-Beltline, Visioning, grant making and advocacy.Volunteers will be helping to clear out planted beds in preparation for a scout troop planting project. The scout troop will also be working that day, so TEAM Buzz volunteers will be able to work side-by- side with the group they’re assisting. There is additional invasive plant removal needed in nearby areas, so TEAM Buzz will shift to that task while the scouts plant and mulch. Some volunteers may assist with planting and mulching if needed.

37 more volunteers needed

Wesley Walk for Others
Outdoor

Partner with the Wesley Foundation and help them conduct their annual walk-a-thon around Stone Mountain. This project will involve aiding in the set-up, operation and take-down of snack stations throughout the walk-a-thon path.

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Historic Oakland Foundation
Outdoor

We are a friends group for Oakland Cemetery, a City of Atlanta park and a historic site on the National Register of Historic Places. We receive approximately 50,000 visitors each year, many of them families living in the surrounding neighborhoods who enjoy the beautiful gardens as a place for relaxation and passive recreation. We will have several gardening projects that day, including planting shrubs and trees, mulching and working in our nursery. Each project will have a leader who will show you what is needed. We are a rain or shine event but we will cancel if the rain is heavy or conditions are unsafe.

28 more volunteers needed

Woodland Elementary School
Outdoor

Woodland is a STEM Certified Title1 school of nearly 1,000 students in PreK-5 th grade. Projects will include general campus cleanup, garden bed preparation, freshening up an outdoor classroom and working with a boy scout on his Eagle Scout project (a human sundial).

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Kirkwood Neighbors Organization (KNO): Kirkwood Urban Forest
Outdoor

The purpose of the Kirkwood Neighbors Organization (KNO) shall be to promote a high quality of life for all residents of Kirkwood, regardless of race, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation or economic status. KNO encourages well planned residential and business development. Our foci include parks & greenspaces, public safety, education, and the environment. We need volunteers for invasive plant removal, creating new pervious trail, and clearing new land acquisition.

35 more volunteers needed

Atlanta Community ToolBank
Indoor

The Atlanta Community ToolBank stewards an inventory of tools for lending to charitable organizations, to increase the impact of their mission-related efforts in the community.  It also recently launched the Tool Training Center which is a collaborative space that is designed to allow a wide range of training courses focused on how to safely and efficiently utilize many types of tools. Team Buzz volunteers will assist in this vital task in the ToolBank warehouse by sanding and painting newly donated tools as well as well-loved tools that have been out serving the community on many projects.

14 more volunteers needed

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (Peachtree)
Indoor

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System serves the citizens of Fulton County and the City of Atlanta (including the portion of the city in DeKalb County). Volunteers will help with the non-fiction inventory project and scanning books to confirm status.

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Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta
Children

At Girl Scouts, our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We are the largest organization dedicated solely to girls—all girls—where, in a diverse, inclusive, accepting and nurturing environment, girls build skills for success in the real world. The Super STEM Expo is a Girl Scout friendly showcase of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, robots, innovation, creativity and resourcefulness packed in one day. It is a place where girls can discover, explore, and tinker with various STEM activities.  All girls are encouraged to come - including crafters, tech enthusiasts, at home tinkers, future scientist, homesteaders, entrepreneurs and inventors. We will have an array of options as to what volunteers can do to help (there will be many booths and tiny activities).

4 spots left!

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (Buckhead)
Indoor

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System serves the citizens of Fulton County and the City of Atlanta (including the portion of the city in DeKalb County). Volunteers are needed to shape up the shelves, assist with sorting books, tracing lost items, and preparing items for processing or to be discarded.

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Jerusalem House, Inc.
Outdoor

Jerusalem House is Atlanta, Georgia's oldest and largest provider of permanent supportive housing designated for homeless and low-income individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Here's a fact that may surprise you: on any given day, almost 40% of our residents are children. Atlanta has more homeless children than any city in the U.S. Jerusalem House serves 100+ formerly homeless or low-income children. We need volunteers to blow, rake and bag leaves, wash windows, trim all overgrown shrubbery and grass, weed, vacuum carpet in residential building, plant flowers in flower beds, mulch (if plants are available), sweep & mop hallways & other areas, pick up loose sticks and debris, dust & polish furniture, mow lawns if necessary, clean bathrooms in common areas, assemble intricate benches for outside placement, mop tiled areas throughout facility, and possibly repaint yellow curb in parking lot.

29 more volunteers needed

Junior STEM
Fun

Junior STEM’s purpose is to promote science, technology, engineering, and math to underrepresented and minority K-12 students by presenting educational demonstrations at local STEM fairs, doing weekly experiments at a local elementary and middle school, and volunteering at other STEM related events. Students are needed to assist with fun, interactive demonstrations to teach K-12 students at our first annual Step into STEM event. Volunteers will be working at demonstration tables with provided materials and demonstration topics while introducing students to the realm of STEM in an interactive and hands-on manner. By participating you will be helping to create a positive impression of what is normally considered a difficult field.

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