Volunteers help at the food pantry at Daily Bread for All. CONTRIBUTED

Give Back Connection for Nov. 29

Help provide assistance to those in need

The mission of Daily Bread For All Inc. is to carry out humanitarian actions, charitable activities, and provide assistance to people in need. It strives to accomplish that by providing free meals to the homeless, serving free bakery and food pantry items to people in need who qualify, collecting and distributing clothing to people in need, assisting and refering people to find help and running a food rescue / food recovery program.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of skilled and unskilled areas from grants and research writing to maintaining a social network to basic building repair and maintenance.

When: ongoing

Where: 385 Born St. Suite D, Lawrenceville

Information: www.dailybreadforall.us

Contact: 770-905-2866 or info@dailybreadforall.org

Volunteers needed to provide comfort, companionship

Crossroads Hospice seeks compassionate volunteers to provide comfort, companionship and a helping hand to terminally-ill patients and their families in their homes, in assisted living facilities and nursing facilities. Volunteers are also welcome to help Crossroads staff in the office, including planning a “Gift of a Day,” which asks a patient to describe a perfect day and then makes it a reality.

Crossroads Hospice welcomes student volunteers who are 16 years or older to donate time to hospice volunteering. By donating as little as 45 minutes per week, students can help fulfill community service hour requirements while honing their social abilities, boosting self-confidence and developing new skills.

Volunteers share their favorite activities like reading, card games, playing music, or arts and crafts. They can bring their pets to visit patients or run errands and provide respite for family members.

Before becoming a volunteer, participants must complete an application, TB skin test, and training session.

When: ongoing

Contact: Monica Laguaite, Jessica Miller or Kisha Spence at 770-270-9898 or volunteerATL@crossroadshospice.com

Information: www.crossroadshospice.com

Help four-legged residents

Furkids offers many opportunities. Atlanta’s largest no-kill animal shelter, Furkids is one of the only shelters in Georgia that welcomes children of all ages to volunteer at its locations in Doraville, Norcross, Alpharetta and throughout Atlanta.

Kids of all ages and their families can provide temporary homes for dogs and cats. If that’s not an option, consider fund-raising efforts, such as dog washes or lemonade stands, to raise money for the shelter. Other hands-on opportunities are available.

When: ongoing

Where: throughout Metro Atlanta

Information: furkids.org/volunteer/youth-opportunities

Contact: FurKids’ volunteer manager at volunteer@furkids.org.

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