Hot Projects: Week of February 4

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West Atlanta Watershed Alliance 2nd Service Saturdays

Saturday February 9 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Southwest Atlanta)

This program facilitated by the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance and made possible by a grant from USDA Forest Service for our Atlanta Children’s Forest Network, provides the opportunity for youth 10 years and older to participate in meaningful activities encouraging conservation, stewardship and experiential learning on the second Saturday of every month (excluding January and July). Tasks: Trail building and maintenance, Invasive Plant Eradication, Habitat Restoration and other activities needed to manage the facility and grounds of this unique urban resource!

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Volunteer Orientation Program

Monday February 11 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM or Wednesday February 13 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Grayson)

Prior to serving along side us at the SE Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry we require ALL volunteers complete our Volunteer Orientation Program. The orientation program provides new volunteers with information about our mission, the people we serve, the types of volunteer opportunities available, and our requirements and expectations for all those serving in our ministry.

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Discovery Program @ Belmont Hills Elementary

Saturday February 9 From 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Smyrna)

The 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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Meal Packing

Various Weekdays Throughout February 9:00 AM -12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Lindbergh)

Open Hand helps people prevent or better manage chronic disease through Comprehensive Nutrition Care, which combines home-delivered meals and nutrition education as a means to reinforce the connection between informed food choices and improved quality of life. Packing involves portioning food into individual containers and snack bags on our packing assembly line. With over 5,000 meals to package every day, your help is essential. This is a great project for individuals and families, and a great team-building exercise.


Share the LOVE Family Volunteer Day @ Easterseals North Georgia

Thursday, February 14 From 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (South Atlanta)

Easterseals North Georgia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving children with disabilities and their families locally for over 50 years. Come share the love on Valentines Day! We welcome families of all ages to do a book drive for children age 6 weeks to 5 years. Please bring your books and write a short summary of how you did your drive. We will place you in a classroom so you can share your books with the children. We are all about literacy! We encourage you to engage with our kids, make them feel special! When you read to them, they are likely to want you to look at them, ask them questions about the book.