Hot Projects: Week of October 14



Saturday, November 2 From 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Atlanta)

Hands On Atlanta is partnering with the Chomp & Stomp, Cabbagetown's annual festival benefitting the neighborhood's parks, green spaces and community center! We need volunteers to staff two Welcome Centers over the course of the day. Proceeds from the Chomp and Stomp festival benefit the parks and public spaces in historic and diverse Cabbagetown, Atlanta’s first Landmark Historic District. The festival is 100% volunteer managed and run. Volunteers will be working at welcome centers, which sell chili spoons (“ticket” to festival) and tokens for beer and mixed drinks.

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Saturday, October 19 From 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Atlanta)

Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture is committed to bringing good food, good health and well-being to Atlanta’s urban community by feeding people where they live. They aim to serve economically disadvantaged and traditionally underserved communities in Atlanta by showing and educating people of all ages how to grow their own food and by creating a welcoming space for people to gather. Volunteers are a huge part of Truly Living Well’s success by helping with necessary tasks around the urban farm and helping run interactive community events. At a typical volunteer opportunity, volunteers will be working on the urban farm doing any one of a variety of tasks such as setting up new areas of the farm and gardens, taking care of plants, or setting up for events.

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Star-C Programs and kaboom playground Build

Tuesday, October 22 From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Atlanta)

Star-C has been awarded a state-of-the-art playground! This one will serve the kids of Summerdale/Springview Apartments in Atlanta. The CarMax Foundation has provided the majority of the funding for the playground, supporting the Foundation's commitment to furthering the cause of children's healthy living. The project is in partnership with KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit dedicated to giving all kids - especially those living in poverty - the childhood they deserve through great safe places to play. This project is to build a playground in a day for the children of this community. Volunteers are needed for the first day which is Prep day, to get the project prepped, gather parts and put them in their designated areas to be ready for the actual build day.

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Rhodes race at the haunted castle 5k

Saturday, October 26 From 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Atlanta)

Mark your calendars for Saturday morning, October 26, 2019 for the Rhodes Race at the Haunted Castle 5K. This dog- and stroller-friendly 5K will wind through the creepy twists and ghoulish hills of one of Atlanta's oldest and boo-tiful neighborhoods, Ansley Park. After the race, help out at the hair-raising after-party at Rhodes Hall for a costume contest, food and prizes. You can even take a tour inside the "haunted castle," and who knows, maybe you'll get a glimpse of the resident apparition. Volunteer jobs include: Pre-event set up, registration assistance, start & finish line assistance, course logistics, after-party and post event clean up. Volunteers will receive a complimentary BBQ and race t-shirt!


Discovery Program at Parklane Elementary

Saturday, October 26 From 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (East Point)

Parklane Elementary Discovery is a Saturday morning tutoring program that offers one-on-one and small group enrichment activities for at-risk children. Volunteers lead activities and help with reading and math skills for students in kindergarten through 5th grades. Volunteers who speak Spanish are especially needed.