Activate in April!

April is National Volunteer Month and we are bringing to you opportunities to get involved and volunteer with several of our current grantees. Being involved in your community will not only connect you closer to your neighborhood, but can also help you transform your own life through uplifting others. Volunteering can help you develop new skills and knowledge from working on different projects, and gives you the opportunity to expose yourself to different experiences. Now is a great time to get involved in your community!

Atlanta Children’s Shelter

In order to become an ACS Volunteer, individuals must complete both the Volunteer Application and Service Agreement and submit a current (no older than 30 days) Georgia criminal background analysis* with the designation “working with children.” Once you have completed these forms, please email or fax them to 404-892-8947.

*Georgia criminal background analyses can be obtained from your local police station for a nominal fee. Volunteers who wish to volunteer more than once a quarter must schedule and appointment to complete a Federal Criminal Background Analysis at our office. The cost for a Federal Criminal Background Analysis is $52.75.

Once all paperwork has been submitted, our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you once volunteer opportunities become available. You can learn more about the current opportunities at


Latin American Association

The LAA is in large part volunteer-driven. In 2017, over 760 volunteers contributed approximately 10,500 hours to support daily operations and event, among other activities.

Behind every LAA program and event is an army of committed volunteers. Direct service delivery, special events, steering committees, outreach and administrative support – they do it all.

To volunteer, contact the LAA’s Volunteer Coordinator at

Volunteer Program Support & Focus Areas
Economic Empowerment

  • Classroom support.
  • Grade assignments.
  • Interpret.
  • Work one-on-one with students.
  • Administrative support.
  • Resume assistance.
  • Conduct mock interviews.
  • Business mentors.
  • Workshop presenters.
  • Employment event support.


The Center for Family Resources

Volunteer Opportunity: Food Pantry Assistant
Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Time: 9 am-12 pm

The Center of Family Resources needs your help in giving back to the community with food pantry assistance. A rotating schedule may be built so that a group could commit to providing a volunteer for once a week. A representative from the group would coordinate signing up new volunteers to work the shift and schedule the shift weeks in advance. This allows volunteers to be flexible with their time.

To begin the process a volunteer application and background check will be required for each person wishing to volunteer.

For more information, contact Lee Freeman-Smith, Special Projects Director, or 770-428-2601 x 227.

Be sure to check out their website for additional information: .


Wellspring Living

Wellspring Living has several ongoing volunteer opportunities. For more information or to sign up, contact their Volunteer Coordinator at

You can select a date to prepare or cater a hearty, nutritious meal that is either oven-ready or fully cooked for 15-20 participants, then deliver it to campus. Along with the meal, groups can include a greeting card or note of encouragement.

  • Meal restrictions and preferences will be provided upon confirmation.
  • Please note that groups will not be able to interface with participants when dropping off the meal.
  • Groups must sign the confidentiality agreement before receiving directions to the campus.

Go Bags – give a boost of encouragement on the go!
Compile individual gift bags with small, travel-sized gifts such as toiletries, gift cards (e.g. $10 to McDonald’s), and other fun age-appropriate items for our women (ages 18+) in their community based program, the Women’s Academy. Go Bags are used as a way to motivate and encourage women to have perfect weekly attendance. They are distributed at the end of the week to women who come to session each day.

Volunteer Opportunities for Direct Participant Volunteers
(volunteers who directly care for participants)

Program Information
Girls’ Residential Program (Ages 12-17)
Location: South Atlanta
General Volunteer Times: afternoons, evenings, weekends

Women’s Residential Program-North (Ages 18-32)
Location: Duluth, GA
General Volunteer Times: daytime & evenings

Women’s Residential Program-South – Opening Soon! (Ages 18-21)
Location: South Atlanta
General Volunteer Times: afternoons, evenings, weekends

Women’s Academy (our community-based program) (Ages 18+)
Location: South Atlanta
General Volunteer Times: daytime only

NOTE: A background check is only required for volunteers that do activities involving participants (e.g. graduation, teaching a life skill class or group activity). All other volunteer activities do not require a background check, but only that they sign a confidentiality agreement.


Wholistic Stress Center

Volunteer Opportunity: West End Health & Wellness Festival
Location: Gordon White Park
Date: April 28, 2018
Time: 11 am – 3 pm

If you are passionate about promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles through a wholistic approach, Wholistic Stress Center has the perfect opportunity for you! Sign up to help with their West End Health & Wellness Festival taking place Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 11 am-3 pm at Gordon White Park.

There will be a brief informational conference call on Wednesday, April 18th at 12 PM, so they can answer any questions you may have.

Call-in Details
Date: Wednesday, Aril 18, 2018
Time: 12:00 – 12:30 pm
Call in number: (641) 715-3273
Code: 886 759 #

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, email Dionne Turner at