The United Way of Greater Atlanta has operators available to discuss the organizations that are most in need of volunteers and other resources at any given time. Just call 2-1-1 inside greater Atlanta!
211online.unitedwayatlanta.orgAtlanta Center for Self Sufficiency, Inc.
100 Edgewood Ave NE, Ste. 700, Atlanta, GA 30303
ACSS seeks individual and group volunteers aged 18 or older who are interested in: preparing and serving lunch meals for its homeless clients, sorting and distributing clothing donations, helping clients build resumes, or providing administrative support.
Programs at The Shepherd’s Inn are designed to solve the problem of homelessness one person at a time, by extending the love, compassion and hope found in Christ. They start by offering a warm place to sleep, a hot meal and an environment where staff can engage each person to hear their story. Their shelter programs may help a man secure a job, find a transitional housing solution or enter a recovery program to address life controlling issues that feed the cycle of homelessness.
Volunteers are needed in a variety of ways, including providing food and serving meals to the Mission’s residents.
Atlanta Mission Women’s and Children’s services are provided at My Sister’s House, a 264 bed facility that offers overnight shelter and residential discipleship programs for homeless women and women with children.
Clothing Closet Organizers are needed Mondays & Wednesdays (10:00-12:00, or 2:00-4:00). Groups of 2-10 people can participate.
Meal Service Volunteers are needed Mondays (10:30-1:30) to assist with lunch.
Volunteers can bring prepared meals to serve to adult men residing in Atlanta Recovery Center’s transitional program. Donations of clean clothing sorted by size and gender are also accepted. Volunteers must be over 18 years old.
Contact: Derek Boyd, Director | 404-577-3352Back on My Feet
50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30303
Back on My Feet is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless and other underserved populations by first engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. Back on My Feet works with three local facilities – City of Refuge (women only), the Gateway Center for the Homeless, and Salvation Army. Volunteers are needed to run with our teams on Mon, Wed and Fri mornings at 5:30am (City of Refuge) or 5:45am (Gateway and Salvation Army).
Contact: Tiffany Brennaman | Tiffany.Brennaman@backonmyfeet.org |404-263-1239Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
48 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30303
Morning Sandwich Ministry volunteers can assist in making and delivering sandwiches to the church. Sandwiches must be meat and cheese only (no condiments), please call the Shrine Office to arrange donation delivery to ensure a representative will be onsite. Saint Francis’ Table volunteers assist in distributing soup, breads, sweets, pizza and other items to hungry individuals, as well as cleanup after service.
Contact: 404-521-1866Central Outreach & Advocacy Center
201 Washington St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Central Outreach & Advocacy Center assists nearly 10,000 men, women, and children each year in avoiding or overcoming homelessness and advocates with and for them for positive changes in our community.
Volunteers can donate sandwiches or snack bags to share with our guests for basic needs services or could provide lunch and eat with our job readiness students.
Central OAC also regularly accepts donations to distribute to our guests of hygiene items, socks and blankets. Volunteers at Central OAC help by doing one-on-one intake with guests for basic needs services, serving as mentors in our job readiness program, and helping with administrative work.
Each night, hundreds of homeless youth throughout the city of Atlanta go to bed hungry. Here at Covenant House Georgia, we have been blessed with the opportunity to provide Atlanta’s homeless youth ages 18 – 21 with hope, sanctuary, and a hot meal before bedtime. As we continue to increase our capacity to serve more and more youth, we are in need of volunteers to Prepare and Share a Meal with our youth. This is a wonderful opportunity for families, corporate groups, church groups and individuals to impact the lives of homeless teens.
To sign up for our Prepare and Share a Meal program, contact: Volunteer Coordinator Kaylah Walker |404-589-0899 | KWalker@covenanthouse.orgCrossroads Community Ministries Inc.
420 Courtland Street, Atlanta, GA 30308
Volunteers for Crossroads Community Ministries serve homeless guests a hot meal every weekday from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Additional volunteer opportunities are available on Crossroads Community Ministries’ website.
Eagle’s Nest Ministry exists because there are hurting, disenfranchised people that are in need of Christ-like love where we seek to turn the broken into the beautiful. We also seek to meet the physical and spiritual needs of men and women who have found themselves in hopeless situations. We welcome them into a safe place to provide free meals, showers, access to our clothing closet, free toiletries and referral services.
Volunteers are an essential part of what we do here. If you’re interested in making a difference in the lives of people, desire to humbly and selflessly provide for those in need; we can help. We invite you to come serve through service projects, serving and preparing meals, breakfast sponsorships, conducting devotions or sharing your life experiences as a mentor.
To volunteer or donate, contact Genece P. Arnold | 404-521-9692 | email@example.comGateway Center
275 Pryor St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
The Gateway Center is designed to serve as the “gateway” to the community continuum of care that helps individuals move out of homelessness. Volunteers can serve seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Individual or group volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation session, which is held monthly at Gateway Center. Individual and group volunteer opportunities include: front desk aid, clothing closet assistance, art therapy, meal preparation, and facilities maintenance.
HOPE Atlanta is proud to be one of the premiere social services agencies in Greater Atlanta providing emergency services and housing assistance to individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or who are experiencing crisis. They have provided assistance to more than 15,000 people annually and over one million individuals since inception in 1900.
As volunteers, please consider organizing a collection drive for items their clients in need can use such as MARTA cards, gas cards, supermarket cards, new toys during the holidays, and school supplies for back to school. Any of these resources can be dropped off at their front desk between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday.
If interested in supporting HOPE Atlanta, please contact Deborah Marshall at 404.574.1689 or firstname.lastname@example.orgLove Thy Neighbor in Service, Inc.
Love They Neighbor in Service, Inc. seeks to help people move from chaos to stability. They partner with men and women in order to help them better their situation through one on one counseling where they look at the partner’s goals and help them achieve them.
Volunteers can help contribute to their clothing closet, provide lunch on Thursdays, and do counseling with men on Mondays and with women on Tuesdays. They provide financial assistance for a Marta card to look for a job or medical reasons. They give money also for temporary housing, I. D. cards, transportation costs of relocating, clothes for work, etc.
Mission: To help homeless families achieve self-sufficiency by providing a temporary place to stay while addressing the root causes of homelessness so a family may never be homeless again.
Volunteer & Donation Needs: Volunteer groups are needed to prepare and serve meals to families living in our shelter. We also have additional volunteer opportunities including after-school program assistance, and adult education instruction. Donation needs include toilet paper, paper towels, and individually-wrapped snacks.
SafeHouse Outreach breaks the cycle of poverty by giving a hand-up, not just a hand-out. Volunteers can serve dinner at Nightly Impact Services beginning at 6:30, help out in the office Monday-Friday from 8:30-5:00, mentor an at-risk child, or assist with any of our events. Go to www.safehouseoutreach.org for more info.
Contact: Joe McCutchen | 404-523-2221 | email@example.comThe Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Red Shield Services
469 Marietta Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
The purpose of The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Red Shield Services Emergency and Transitional Housing Facility (Red Shield Shelter) is to provide strategic intervention, refuge and safe lodging for homeless men, women and families with children in crisis. Our focus is to provide emergency, transitional and recovery programs that empower people of all ages to begin their transition to stable independence; by discovering and overcoming the root causes of their homelessness. We are a 325 bed facility with single men, women, and children.
Volunteer needs include kitchen help, maintenance, administrative tasks, and leading classes/workshops. Donation needs include towels, washcloths, toiletry items (full and travel sizes) such as women’s sanitary items, toothbrushes and toothpaste, lotion, and body wash.
To volunteer, please contact Kristie Wood 404-486-2705 or Thomas Thompson 404-486-2707.
Trinity Community Ministries
Trinity Community Ministries exists to help homeless men reclaim their lives and return to their families and communities as mentors and leaders.Whether you’re an individual with a corporate or church group or simply a gathering of friends interested in making a true difference in the lives of others, they have a range of opportunities for one or many to contribute. You may find that you leave with much more than you walked in with, as the transformational experiences generated at Trinity House-Big Bethel often extend to its volunteers.To find out how to get involved, contact: Barbara Hester, Director of Volunteer Services | 404-577-6651| BarbaraH@tcmatlanta.org