We love working hard and building things with email. But we also love getting our hands dirty in our community outside the office. It’s productive, inspiring, and often quite helpful. It’s also a great way to meet people and learn your way around.
We’re always looking into new volunteer opportunities for our employees, but we’ve identified a handful of great organizations to get you started.
The ACFB distributes more than 60 million meals to 600 partner agencies each year across our 29-county region. It’s an amazing operation that uses more than 1,700 volunteers each month.
Inspired by Ciclovia in Bogota and orchestrated by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Streets Alive is an event that reclaims our streets for people instead of cars. They organize several events each year that build community and encourage active transportation.
Atlanta’s primary water source, the Chattahoochee River, has benefitted from the advocacy and action of the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper since 1994. Nearly 1,000 volunteers help clean the river and its tributaries.
Dad’s Garage is Atlanta’s premier improv comedy theater, and they need help to produce more than 400 shows each year. Volunteers are reimbursed for their efforts with high fives, cheap beer, and free shows.
Friends of Refugees empowers new Americans through opportunities that provide for their employment, education, and well-being. Their programs facilitate job placements, teach English, and help launch new businesses.
The Gateway Center fights to end chronic homelessness through individual effort, community collaboration, and therapeutic programming. They’re an effective organization that offers volunteer opportunities for every hour of every day.
Hands On Atlanta connects the most pressing needs of our city and citizens with volunteers who are ready to help. They’re an excellent resource if you want to volunteer but aren’t quite sure what to do yet.
The Wren’s Nest connects folks who write for a living with 2 schools in southwest Atlanta: Brown Middle and KIPP STRIVE. Each year, volunteers work with students to craft a story that’s published in a handsome collection at the Decatur Book Festival.
Truly Living Well grows natural food in urban environments for underserved communities. They teach farming, create economic opportunities for neighbors, and run a farming summer camp in the middle of the city.