Give Back

Family Literacy Program Volunteers

When: Ongoing

Where: 5561 Memorial Dr., Stone Mountain

Time: Various shifts

Benefits: Refugee Family Services

Cost: Free

Contact: 404-299-6217

SafeRide America

When: Dec. 31- Jan. 2

Where: Various locations

Time: Various shifts

Benefits: Prevent impaired driving

Cost: Free

Contact: 404-303-2033

Atlanta Audobon Society Bird Walk

When: Jan. 7

Where: Piedmont Park

Time: 8 a.m.

Benefits: Protection of Georgia birds and their habitats

Cost: Free

Contact: www.atlantaaudobon.org

Frostbite 5K

When: Jan. 7

Where: St. Paul Lutheran School, Peachtree City

Time: 9 a.m.

Benefits: School programs

Cost: $20; $25, race day

Contact: AJ Pope, aj@flightline.com

Wonderful Days of Winter 5K

When: Jan. 7

Where: 161 Church St., Marietta

Time: 7 a.m.

Benefits: Pre-K for low-income families

Cost: Please contact

Contact: 770-434-0136

Totes 2 Tots

When: Jan. 13

Where: Georgia Cancer Specialists' locations

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Benefits: Backpacks and kids' suitcases for foster children

Cost: New backpacks or suitcases

Contact: www.gacancer.com

Sorting and Distribution Coats and Blankets

When: Jan. 16, 20, 23-27

Where: 2355 Bolton Road, Atlanta

Time: Noon- 3:30 p.m.

Benefits: Project Overcoat

Cost: Free

Contact: volunteer@unitedwayatlanta.org

Sorting and Organizing Eyeglasses

When: Jan. 16

Where: 5582 Peachtree Road, Chamblee

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Benefits: Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation

Cost: Free

Contact: www.lionslighthouse.org

YouthPride: Paint and Clean

When: Jan. 16

Where: 1017 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta

Time: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Benefits: LGBTQQ center for teens

Cost: Free

Contact: www.youthpride.org

Arts Exchange Clean Up

When: Jan. 16

Where: 750 Kalb St. SW, Atlanta

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Benefits: Culture center

Cost: Free

Contact: 404-624-4211

Atlanta CARES

When: Jan. 16

Where: 230 Peachtree St., Ste. 530

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Benefits: Mentoring students with service day projects

Cost: Free

Contact: 404-584-2744

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

When: Jan. 17 – April 17

Where: 732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd., Atlanta

Time: Various shifts

Benefits: Helping working families file taxes for free

Cost: Free

Contact: Cicely Garrett, volapc@acfb.org

Atlanta Mission 5K

When: Jan. 28

Where: 156 Mills St., Atlanta

Time: 7 a.m.

Benefits: End homelessness in Atlanta

Cost: $25

Contact: 404-327-7738

Lace Up and LiveStrong 5K

When: Feb. 4

Where: 4963 W. Price Road, Suwanee

Time: 8 a.m.

Benefits: The Lance Armstrong Foundation

Cost: $25 before Jan. 29; $28 after Jan. 29; $30, race day

Contact: www.livestrong5K.blogspot.com