The Hands On Atlanta Civic Leadership Program, powered by Constellation, trains volunteers while supporting the needs of nonprofit agencies. Participants begin as volunteer leaders and become civic leaders through ongoing leadership training and mentoring provided by Hands On Atlanta staff, alumni and partners.




Civic Fellows manage service projects at designated non-profit partner sites by recruiting volunteers, overseeing service days and providing education to volunteers as to the mission of their partner agency.
Leadership outcomes include a highly developed understanding of the role of non-profits in meeting community needs and ability to fundraise to support non-profit sustainability. Fellows also demonstrate personal leadership skills such as conflict resolution, decision making, and problem solving as well as advanced people skills such as delegation, providing/receiving feedback and team building.
Make a bigger impact in your community. Become a Civic Fellow!




  • Learn about the critical needs that local nonprofits address

  • Network with local leaders, experts, and dedicated volunteers

  • Build long-lasting relationships with area nonprofits

  • Make a difference in the community and in the lives of others

  • Improve your personal and professional leadership skills

“The Civic Leadership Program is amazing and has given me this opportunity to impact people while serving the community.”
— Toni Igbenoba 2018-2019; Civic Fellow at Action Ministries Community Women’s Kitchen




"The Civic Leadership Program goes a step above and beyond helping connect individuals with non-profits in the Greater Atlanta area. I made meaningful memories at each project and strengthened my relationship with my partner organization, which made all the hard work worth it.”

Julian Forero – Civic Leader 2015-2016

  • Lead 12 projects over the course of a year

  • Recruit, engage, and manage Hands On Atlanta volunteers

  • Attend Hands On Atlanta trainings

  • Fundraise for the Civic Leadership Program

  • Tutor and mentor children

  • Distribute food to the hungry

  • Play games and make arts and crafts with seniors

  • Beautify and maintain local parks

  • And many more!


How do I qualify?

  • Have volunteered for at least three (3) service projects in the past year (Hands On Atlanta or other volunteer service)

  • Be at least 21 years of age

  • Have a valid social security number

  • Pass a criminal background check

  • Show a demonstrated commitment to making a difference

  • Be comfortable leading a group of diverse volunteers

  • Be easily accessible by e-mail and/or mobile phone



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The Civic Leadership Program is made possible by Presenting Sponsor, Constellation.  Constellation, an Exelon company, is a leading supplier of electric, natural gas, and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States. Through their support of the Civic Leadership Program, Constellation has further demonstrated their commitment to sustainability, not just of natural resources, but of the Atlanta communities and families.



To learn more about our Civic Leadership Program contact our cause-connector who's fluent in sarcasm:

Elaine Hudson, Associate Director of Nonprofit Services

p: 404.979.2800 e: