Hot Projects: Week of February 18


Trees Atlanta Forest Restoration Invasive Plant Removal

Saturday February 23 From 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Morningside, Atlanta)

Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit citizens’ group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. The vast majority of the work we do is accomplished with the help of volunteers including all the trees we plant, and much of our invasive plant removal! Volunteers will be using hand saws and pruners to remove Chinese Privet and English Ivy from trees at the Morningside Nature Preserve.

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Chairish the Future

Friday February 22 from 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM (Westside, Atlanta)

The Furniture Bank’s vision is for all individuals and families to have the furniture necessary to create a safe and secure environment that contributes to health and well-being. Our mission is to recycle gently-used furniture by collecting it from the community and giving it to individuals and families moving out of homelessness and fleeing domestic violence, as well as countless others struggling to make ends meet. Volunteers will greet attendees, check guests in, and/or run the photo booth.

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Discovery Program @ Belmont Hills Elementary

Saturday, March 2 from 9:00 AM - 12:00PM (Smyrna, GA)

he Hands On Atlanta Discovery program is a volunteer-led Saturday tutoring and enrichment program. The two-hour session occurs twice a month from 10am to 12pm. The program reinforces weekday learning through academic assistance, educational games, service-learning projects, and other enrichment activities. Volunteers who speak Spanish are especially needed. Students are engaged in a variety of subjects depending on the needs of their particular schools. Our goal is to have a one-on-one volunteer to student ratio, allowing for individualized attention and the building of relationships between students and volunteers.

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Books For Africa

Monday February 25, 2019 From 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (NW Atlanta)

Most African children who attend school have never owned a book of their own. For many children in Africa, the gift of books truly is a gift of hope. Since 1988, Books For Africa has sent over 20 million books to the children of Africa. We rely on volunteers like you to sort and pack the books for our shipments. No heavy lifting is involved.

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Food Forest Grow-and-Learn

Saturday March 9 From 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Southeast Atlanta)

Help grow the Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill: largest food forest in the U.S. This 7.1 acre site is located in the heart of one of Atlanta's largest food deserts. South Atlanta residents worked with designers and partners for 1.5 years on a community vision plan. You are helping the community implement and steward their vision and future food oasis! How: Food forest "grow and learns" are held monthly at this site. Grow and learn opportunities include: planting and caring for the orchard and community garden, composting, bees, invasive species removal, trail building and more! The food forest ranger and guest speakers will share lessons along the way!