Hot Projects: Week of October 21



Saturday, October 26 From 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Atlanta)

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, field trips, service-learning projects, and other enrichment activities. 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.



Saturday, November 2 From 8:30 AM - 10:30 PM (NW Atlanta)

The mission of Meals on Wheels Atlanta is to support senior independence through meals, shelter, education, and community. Their flagship program, Meal Services, provides nourishing meals to low-income and homebound seniors in Atlanta who are unable to afford or access adequate nutrition. MOWA are seeking Meal Delivery Drivers to deliver meals to frail, home bound and low-income seniors residing in Fulton County. Routes take on average 2 hours to complete, and all stops within the route are 1-2 minutes apart.



Saturday, November 16 From 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Marietta)

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab provides expert and compassionate rehabilitation therapy and residential care to seniors in metro Atlanta. Their family of caregivers greets each day – and each resident – with enthusiasm and compassion, proudly upholding a legacy of offering a healing, home-like atmosphere. Volunteers are integral to the happiness and well-being of residents. Volunteers will provide a variety of enrichment and therapeutic activities for residents including BINGO, arts & crafts, holiday projects, games, parties & socials, and group visitations.


Fernbank Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday, October 30 From 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (Atlanta)

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is currently recruiting new volunteers to join in a variety of roles within the museum as part of the Adult Volunteer group. Volunteering with them is a great way to meet new people while giving valuable time to an important cultural institution in Atlanta. There is a position for every personality and age, with opportunities such as Greeter, Film Attendant, forest restoration volunteer, exhibit facilitator, Animal Care volunteer, and more. Attending the initial training will count towards your volunteer hours, allow you to meet Membership and Volunteer Department staff members, and sign up for your first official shift here at Fernbank.


Oakhurst Garden weekday work party

Thursday, October 31 From 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Decatur)

The Wylde Center's mission is to cultivate vibrant greenspaces and inspire communities of environmental stewards. The Wylde Center actively engages youth, families, and individuals in their environment, health, and community through organized programs, classes, and events that develop creative skills in sustainable urban living, organic gardening, health and nutrition. Because gardening is so seasonally dependent, it is hard for us to predict exactly what we will be doing on each work day, but we can promise you some hard work and getting dirty! Generally, the work consists of weeding, mulching, small construction projects, and planting.