Where can you volunteer near you?

Christian Robinson (right) gets math tutoring from teacher Aleem Shaw to help bring him up to a high school level. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

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Christian Robinson (right) gets math tutoring from teacher Aleem Shaw to help bring him up to a high school level. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

Volunteering is a gift that keeps on giving. From soup kitchens to clothing drives, metro Atlanta offers endless opportunties to give back to the communities we cherish.

With so many options, choosing a volunteer commitment can be daunting — so here's a list of opportunities around the metro area, ranging from one-time projects to ongoing commitments.

Cobb County

Communities in School of Marietta/Cobb County, Inc.

• From the organization: "Tutors are needed for students at South Cobb High School in Austell. Help is requested in the following subjects: math, language arts, science, and social studies. Tutoring will take place afterschool between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Contact Patty at (678) 503-1901 for more information."

Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.

• From the organization: "Seasons Hospice is looking for dedicated and compassionate angel volunteers in the metro Atlanta area. As a Direct Patient Care Volunteer, you would provide the patient and family with emotial support and companionship. For more information, contact Janice Danford at (404) 250-4950."

Gwinnett County

Partnership Against Domestic Violence

• From the organization: "PADV is looking for volunteers to assist in operation of Gwinnett County's 24-hour crisis line and shelter. Volunteers provide support and information to individuals on the crisis line and also in the shelter. Contact Zaneta Daniels at (404) 273-1235 for more information."

Bristol Hospice

• From the organization: "Bristol Hospice is looking for friendly people to visit with patients in their homes. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Contact Keona Crawford at (770) 434-9530 for more information."

Dekalb County

Children's Restoration Network

• From the organization: "Project One-on-One is a tutoring and mentoring program for homeless children in Atlanta. Volunteers are needed for weekly sessions, for one to two hours per session. The mentor sessions are academically focused and lesson guides will be provided to help teach writing, reading, or math skills. Sign up at www.childrn.org/mentoring for more information and faster placement."


• From the organization: "As a Volunteer Driver for I CARE, volunteers will provide transportation for someone in need and just as importantly, provide caring companionship for a senior citizen. Volunteers can drive once a month or however often the volunteer desires. A typical trip consists of: I CARE scheduling a ride with volunteer and senior, volunteer picks up senior at his/her residence, drives to doctor's office and waits for appointment completion and drives Senior back to residence. Contact Lori or Tom at (404) 377-2273 for more details."

Fulton County

Atlanta GLOW

• From the organization: "Atlanta GLOW is seeking qualified mentors to support its work by coaching and encouraging Atlanta GLOW participants, while modeling effective management and leadership skills and providing connections to professional networks. Mentors can expect to spend two to four hours a month on coordinating mentoring activities. The position allows for flexible hours and the opportunity for the voluntter to work these hours remotely. For more details, contact GLOW's volunteer coordinator at (678) 870-4569."

Fulton County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc.

• From the organization: "Fulton County CASA, Inc. is a volunteer program committed to making the juvenile justice system and the community more responsive to the needs of abused and neglected children. The program provides trained, supervised volunteers to speak for the best interests of children involved in deprivation proceedings in Fulton County. Training is 30 hours and offered several times a year. To get involved, call (404) 613-4720."

Other volunteer opportunites that are not county-specific include:

House of Dawn

Families First

Atlanta Community Food Bank


Hands On Atlanta

All For Good

Looking for a cause that you don't see here? Use the AJC's volunteer database to search for a particular opportunity that might interest you.