Local Serve Opportunities
Please review the serve opportunities below and then "sign up here" to make your selection.
Ongoing - OPEN HAND ATLANTA needs help to pack and deliver meals. For details on how you and your family can serve, please contact www.openhandatlanta.org
Ongoing – North Fulton Community Charities Food Pantry: Volunteers are needed to receive and sort food donations, stock shelves and distribute food to clients. Volunteers are encouraged to work a four hour morning or afternoon shift once per week. Substitutes are also needed. Hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Tuesday 9:00 am-8:00 pm.
Ongoing – North Fulton Community Charities Thrift Shop: Volunteers are needed to receive donations, sort donations, stock and staff the Thrift Shop. Volunteer hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 am-8:00 pm and Saturday 9:30 am-8:00pm.
Ongoing – North Fulton Community Charities Group On-Site Projects: NFCC can accommodate groups of volunteers almost every day. During the week they can accommodate groups of up to 30 people and on the weekends they can accommodate groups of up to 15 people. Groups of 5 or more will usually be helping in the Thrift Store. The tasks that need to be performed vary by season but usually involve sorting, displaying, and processing items that have been donated to NFCC. Smaller groups may be asked to sort food in the Food Pantry. Occasionally they need groups to assist with landscaping, outdoor cleaning, painting and other small jobs.
Ongoing – Living 1:27 Become a Foster Family: Provide unconditional love, care, food, and shelter to children in distress.
Ongoing – Living 1:27 Be a Foster Care Respite Family: Support foster families by loving, caring, feeding, and providing shelter as needed.
Ongoing – Living 1:27 Provide Foster Family Support: Individuals and groups are needed to assist families with meals, tutoring, transportation, etc.
Ongoing – Star House Help a Child Read: Volunteers help students with their homework and challenge their academic potential. You can: read to or listen to a child read; help students review for a test; check homework for accuracy, or tutor a child in your favorite subject. Other ways you can volunteer: lead a snack or school supply drive, create craft projects for holidays, speak to our students about your profession, life/study skills, bring in your hobby/talent... use your imagination!
Ongoing - FBC Outreach Event Team: Truck drivers and loaders are needed for various outreach events throughout the year (ex. Roswell Day of Hope, Serve Conference). Driver(s) would pick up the rental truck and be responsible for transporting and loading/unloading supplies at outreach location, then returning the truck at the end of the event. This is a great project for a men’s small group.
Street Grace partnering with Jars of Clay’s Imagine Me Academy: Multiple homeless youth are pregnant and are in need of many baby items…diapers, wipes, burping cloths, bottles, receiving blankets, baby clothes, strollers, car seats, clothes for new moms, and the list goes on and on.
FBC Espanola ESL Teachers: Tuesday mornings from 9 am-noon at Concepts 21 Apartments. Teachers and assistant teachers are needed to teach English; no Spanish knowledge is required.
Papa’s Pantry Various Needs: Volunteers provide food assistance, mentoring, stability training, Bible studies and more. For more information go to papaspantry.org <http://www.papaspantry.org/> . Project Description – Volunteers are needed to staff the food pantry Wednesdays and/or Fridays. Number of Volunteers required – 2 or 3. Family Friendly Project – age 8+.
FBC Espanola Childcare: Thursday mornings from 9 am-noon at Concepts 21 Apartments. Provide care for children of moms involved in craft activities.
FBC Espanola Handcraft Activities: Thursday mornings from 9 am-noon at Concepts 21 Apartments. Minister to women in apartment complex through crafts.
Foster Care Support Foundation Bargain Resale Store: 1425 Market BLVD, Roswell, GA; help organize, tag and place items for sale to the public. 10 am-2 pm / 1-5 pm.
Foster Care Support Foundation Warehouse: 115 Mansell Place from 10 am–2 pm Volunteers will do some of the following depending on the task at hand for the day: sort clothing, size or restock the center for easy selection by foster children; play with babies and toddlers in the nursery while foster parents select their needed items; wash, put together or take apart infant equipment to make sure all is safe and in excellent condition to be used by a foster child; sort toys and make sure all pieces are there (puzzles, games, etc,); check batteries and ensure toys work; clean outside toys, check bikes to make sure tires and brakes are good; mow grass and do yard work; move bags to/from storage for access.
Mimosa Elementary and Elkins Pointe Middle School Grounds Spruce Up: These schools have been “adopted” by FBC and have the highest number of children receiving free and reduced lunches. Project Description – Spruce up the grounds of the school – trimming shrubbery, weeding, spreading pine straw. Supplies you will need – yard work tools, work gloves. Number of Volunteers required – 20. Family Friendly Project – age 6+
City of Refuge Serve Meals to Homeless Women and Children: Eden Village Dinners: Greet and serve meals to homeless women and children residing at Eden Village. Saturdays 4:30 pm-6 pm.
City of Refuge Helping Hands: Light landscaping projects, organizing, building projects, or cleaning – based on ability of volunteer. Saturday 9 am–4 pm (as scheduled). Family Friendly Project – age 15+.