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November 4th & 20th opportunities to prepare and serve a meal for the youth at Covenant House Georgia: 

At The Covenant House Georgia, the only crisis shelter for youth ages 17-21, we recognize God's providence and fidelity to his people and are dedicated to living out his covenant among ourselves and those children we serve, with absolute respect and unconditional love. That commitment calls us to serve suffering children of the street, and to protect and safeguard all children. Just as Christ in His humanity is the visible sign of God's presence among his people, so our efforts together in the covenant community are a visible sign that effects the presence of God, working through the Holy Spirit among ourselves and our kids.

   http://www.covenanthousega.org

 

Come out and help prepare & serve a meal for 16 Youth at The Covenant House.  If time permits, we will share a fun activity as well. The volunteer shift is from 5-7pm. Space is limited.This project site is located in West Midtown.  The minimum age to volunteer with adult supervision is 16.  Court-ordered volunteers are not permitted to serve. 

Since there has been some confusion on how to get to the site, please click here to print out the directions. Information about volunteering


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November 1st & December 6th Chastain Memorial Park Conservancy clean up

Chastain Memorial Park is Atlanta's largest, providing the North Atlanta community with 268 acres of recreation and greenspace. The mission of the Conservancy is to restore enhance, maintain & preserve Chastain Memorial Park.

Join the Chastain Memorial Park Conservancy in restoring, maintaining, and enhancing sections of Atlanta's largest park, which spans more than 260 acres. Volunteers will clear overgrowth, spread mulch, plant trees and perform general park cleanup. 

Volunteers 8 to 15 years of age may serve with adult supervision; ages 16 and older without. Volunteers, especially those who are allergic to poison ivy, should wear long sleeves, pants and closed-toe shoes.

This project can accommodate up to 300 volunteers with at least two weeks advance notice. Court-ordered volunteers are welcomed.  This project site is located in NW Atlanta. Information about volunteering 
 


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November 1, 2014
MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER: 
9:00AM 5K Run Glover Park at Marietta Square (50 E Park Square, Marietta, GA)

 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer's last century.

The fight to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Take that step with us at the American Cancer Society Making Strides of Cobb County walk. It will take each and every one of us to rally together and finish the fight against breast cancer. Just a few hours of your time at our non-competitive, 5K (3.1 mile) event will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families. CLICK HERE (http://makingstrides.acsevents.org/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCCY14SA?fr_id=62690&pg=entry) for more information.

 


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December 13th

Engage Atlanta and area churches are joining together to sponsor Hope for Christmas 2014 on December 13th starting at 11 am at sites around Northwest Georgia. We will provide food and toys for local families, and children can shop for a free present for a parent or grandparent. This will be in a fun and safe environment as families visit Santa, enjoy games, and other fun activities, while celebrating Christmas.

Thousands of volunteers are needed to prepare for and serve the needs of the more than 2,500 families expected to attend all sites. There will be opportunities for everyone to get involved. Although most needs will be on December 13th, there will be many opportunities to help in the weeks before regarding registration, and the sorting of toys, food, and Secret Santa gifts. Register HERE (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hope-for-christmas-2014-gracepointe-marietta-volunteers-tickets-12661748631).

 

ON GOING:

Volunteer at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (1978 Island Ford Parkway Sandy Springs, GA 30350):

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is composed of 16 park units (with over 6,200 acres) and 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River. Because of its large size (one of the largest green spaces in metro-Atlanta), the park depends on the help from volunteers; they are the backbone of our park. Volunteering at the CRNRA is a great way to get involved with the environment and your community – events always have at least one ranger and several frequent volunteers (a great social opportunity). Volunteering is a way for you to enjoy our picturesque river and forest while also feeling that you’ve done something truly meaningful with your time.

We are always looking for more volunteers here at the CRNRA for our events, which happen almost weekly (even in the winter). Typical events are invasive plant control, trail work/maintenance and trash pickup. At all events tools and gear (like gloves, trash bags) are provided, as is water – you only need to dress appropriately for the weather/activity. Events take place between Tuesdays and Saturdays, during daytime hours.

If you’d like to know what events are coming up, and how you can be a part of them, call David Thomas at 678 – 538 – 1244.


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Volunteer at Goodwill of North Georgia:

Placement Call Specialist  - Contact Career Center participants to document the progress they've made with their job search.  

Computer Support Assistant -Assist Career Center participants format their résumés and cover letters, search online, and fax and copy documents.

Class Instructor - Instruct students by teaching basic skills classes, including basic computers, how to upload your résumé, and other job skills and search courses.

Special Projects - We are looking for volunteers to assist with our job fairs and job research projects.

We also have a special need for volunteers that speak Spanish. 

 

Contact Sadie at for more information or go to http://goodwillng.org/Donate/Volunteer-and-In-kind.aspx


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Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art needs volunteers to help with eight exhibit openings per year and the four Martinis & Music events per year. Please call (770) 528 1444 for more information.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
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