AJC Give Back Connection

Uptown Rhodes Race 5K

Looking for help with this family friendly event that features a gently rolling scenic course through Ansley Park, one of Atlanta’s most historic and beautiful neighborhoods. The course is stroller and dog friendly (just as long as your pooch is well-behaved, leashed, and under your control at all times). “Pet pit stops” will be located along the race route to provide dogs with drinking water and treats.

When: 7 a.m. – noon Nov. 8

Who: The Georgia Trust

Where: Rhodes Hall, 1516 Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta

Contact: 404-885-7812

Prepare and serve a Meal for youth

The only crisis shelter for youth ages 17-21 serves suffering children of the street and protects and safeguards all children. Seeking volunteers to purchase ingredients and prepare a meal for our youth. We have designed this opportunity to provide a sense of family and community for our youth while sharing a hot meal with community volunteers, staff, and their peers. If you would like, you can host an activity after the meal such as baking cookies, playing games, etc.

The minimum age to volunteer with adult supervision is 16. Court-ordered volunteers are not permitted to serve.

When: 5-7 p.m. Nov. 20

Who: The Covenant House Georgia

Where: 1559 Johnson Road, Atlanta

Contact: chgavolunteer@covenanthouse.org.

Relay for Life volunteers

Volunteer Relay For Life committee members will help cancer patients, survivors and families by raising funds and awareness for the fight against all cancers year-round.

When: ongoing

Who: American Cancer Society

Where: American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street, Atlanta

Contact: Rachel Newcomer, 404.582.6100 or rachel.newcomer@cancer.org

Hope Business in a Box Academies

The newly-launched HOPE Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship seeks to harness America’s untapped economic energy by stimulating youth entrepreneurship and creating communities of economic opportunity.

You will teach entrepreneurship curriculum to 10th and 11th grader at Booker T. Washington High School.

Where: Booker T. Washington High School,: 45 Whitehouse Dr. SW, Atlanta

When: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 5, 12, 19 and Dec. 3

Contact: https://www.operationhope.org/business-in-a-box

Social media expert

The FitWit Foundation is looking for someone familiar with social media experience and knowledge who can take on the official role of distributing social media information. May also be used to help guide what messages/posts should be used and when.

When: ongoing

Who: The FitWit Foundation

Where: 138 Decatur St., Decatur

Contact: Megan Gilroy, 423-341-1009 or megan@fitwit.com

Blood drive assistance

Volunteers needed to greet donors, check them in, facilitate required reading, serve refreshments and monitor donors for adverse reactions.

When: ongoing blood drives operate 7 days/week with morning, afternoon and evening shifts available.

Where: American Red Cross, Jonesboro

Contact: Christine Dunson, 770-852-4142 or Christine.Dunson@redcross.org

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