Want to do something worthwhile with your free time? Did you make a New Year's resolution to give back to your community? Here are opportunities for you to make a difference in East Atlanta:
- City Camp at Wilderness Works needs overnight chaperones. Volunteers are needed for overnight chaperoning and to accompany children on Saturday’s field trip. City Camp, a key project of Wilderness Works, provides economically disadvantaged children from across Atlanta overnight stays in a dormitory setting over school season weekends and longer stays during summer months. Get full details here.
- ReStore, the Habitat for Humanity store, is in need of 10 store volunteers for Saturday, 8:30-4 p.m. Get full details here
- StandUp for Kids needs volunteers to sort clothing for Atlanta's homeless teens on Feb. 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Get full details here.
- One Billion Rising: Join the largest day of collective action around the world to end violence against women and girls. Atlanta's One Billion Rising participants will gather on the steps of the Georgia Capitol at 10 a.m. for speakers and music, and march to Woodruff Park to dance together in a huge flashmob at noon.Volunteers will assist in a variety of activities including setting up, providing information, directing the crowd, and various other roles in two possible shifts: 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get details here.
- Ahisma House is looking for animal lovers to provide temporary safe homes for the pets of domestic violence victims. These pet foster parents will be provided with food, medication and veterinary care. Sign up here and show love to a pet in need. Ahisma is also looking for volunteers to answer their 24-hour crisis hotline for domestic violence victims concerned about their pets' safety. Be the person on the other end of the line by starting here.