Hands On Atlanta Week 2019 | Service Guide


It’s no secret, Atlanta sets the standard for civic engagement, it’s in our DNA. Our history is full of people and organizations who weren’t afraid to stand for making things better; which built the Atlanta we have today. 

So, on Oct. 5 - 12, 2019, we’re rallying the Atlanta community - companies, nonprofits, community partners, events, and our network of changemakers - to help live Atlanta’s legacy. The best part? We want you and 10,000 ATLiens to join in for a week of good!

Here’s how you can get involved:


Thanks to our incredible sponsors, like Delta Air Lines, our nonprofit and community partners, there are a bunch of ways you can volunteer during Hands On Atlanta Week! When I say a bunch, I mean literally hundreds of ways. Check out these featured projects happening on Saturday Oct. 5:

  • 1 Million Meal Pack with the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm!

    • Sign up as a Support Staff volunteer for this Signature Hands On Atlanta Week Kick-Off project and help 5,000 volunteers pack 1,000,000 meals for Atlanta families!

  • 48in48

    • Sign up to use your creative talents for good and help 48in48 build 48 websites for 48 nonprofits in a 48 hour hack-a-thon for good!

  • The Race Half Marathon and 5K

    • Sign up to help this unique and community focused road race where runners pass through Atlanta, GA's historical Westside neighborhoods!

Click the button below to explore ALL of the volunteer opportunities happening on our calendar the week of Oct. 5 - 12, 2019.

Do Something Good

Hands On Atlanta Week is about civic engagement and getting as many ATLiens as we can (with a goal of 10,000!!) out in the community doing something good.

  • Beltline Pop Up

    • On your stroll down the Beltline’s East Side trail on Saturday, Oct. 5, stop in the Beltline Center and help assemble STEAM kits that will be donated back to students at our partner schools!

  • Host/Attend a Civic Dinner

    • This October, Civic Dinners will launch The Lovable City conversation in 100 cities across the United States. Join residents and civic leaders as they gather around the dinner table to co-create a better future for their city.

  • Answer College and Career Readiness Questions

    • Sign up for CareerVillage.org and help students get advice on their next step. You can help students at your convenience from anywhere! Click here to get started.

  • Live on Purpose

    • Sign up to get weekly notifications from Purposity and help support needs in our local community from verified nonprofits. If you want to help, it takes less than a minute! Click here to learn more.

But wait, there’s more…

Looking for some issue education and to learn more about some of the challenges facing our community and the solutions to solve them? Check out these must attend happenings around town during Hands On Atlanta Week.

  • Attend the Center for Civil and Human Rights

    • Click here to get exclusive $12 tickets to the Center for Civil and Human Rights during the entire Hands On Atlanta Week!

  • Attend the Inaugural Human Rights Film Festival at Morehouse

    • Check out (or volunteer with) the Human Rights Film Festival at Morehouse on Oct. 10-12. Experience film submissions from across the globe, right here in the heart of Atlanta! Click here to learn more.

  • Attend Atlanta Pride and Festival

    • Oct. 11-13, the Atlanta Pride Committee will host the annual Atlanta Pride parade and festival to support the LGBTQ community. Show your pride and them serve as an advocate of and resource to gender and sexually diverse communities in Atlanta. Click here to learn more.

For a full list of volunteer opportunities, community and corporate partners, visit www.handsonatlantaweek.org. We’d love it if you shared Hands On Atlanta Week with your network and we’ve made it really easy for you. Click here to check out our marketing toolkit and thank you for sharing!