Our programs provide focused impact in the areas of Youth Development, Education, and Family Support + Self-Sufficiency




As a Hands On Atlanta AmeriCorps member, you will be given the opportunity to serve in elementary and middle schools and other local nonprofits, helping students improve their academic performance by closing the achievement gap. 



Our Discovery program provides structured enrichment activities to K-5 youth, teaching STEAM, Social Emotional Learning, and health & fitness concepts. Discovery operates 2 Saturdays a month during the school year and is led by community volunteers.


Civic Leadership Program

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

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Dubbed "competitive volunteering," TeamWorks! brings together volunteers through fun service projects, team building, and social activities. Join a team, make a friend while making a difference!


Meals 4 Kids

Each week, volunteers assemble backpacks filled with ready-to-eat meals and snack foods that don’t require refrigeration. Assembly events take place at Hands On Atlanta after orientation and at the sites of corporate sponsors. Backpacks are delivered to the children at schools on Fridays. 


Parent U

Parent U provides support and resources to caregivers or parents in under-served communities whose children are enrolled in our Discovery Program.


Talk With Me Baby @ Work

Talk with Me Baby @ Work is a 3 week program, utilizing volunteers to facilitate workshops that train caregivers how to create intentional interactions with their children to boost development. 




Every year on the first Saturday in October, thousands of changemakers volunteer for the south's largest single day of service to layer fresh paint, landscape, plant gardens, build essential hygiene kits and safe playgrounds, and more at 50 schools and nonprofits across metro Atlanta.


To celebrate the life, legacy and birthday of Reverend Dr. King, Atlanta takes the King Holiday on to unite in service. From English Ave. all the way up Buford Highway, volunteers are working inside classrooms, beautifying parks, and more.