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 Buckhead:
- The Eating Disorders Information Network is need of a volunteer to handle its Wordpress website redesign. Get details here. The Eating Disorders Information Network (EDIN) is a nonprofit organization committed to the prevention of all types of disordered eating, from binge eating to anorexia, and to promoting positive body-esteem through education, outreach, and action.
- Tutor first-generation students: LaAmistad After School Tutoring is for volunteers that wish to tutor Latino and other first generation students in grades first through eighth on the first Wednesday of each month. Volunteers will help students with homework, projects and reading from 4-5:30 pm.. Students are divided into classrooms by grade, with six to 10 students in each classroom and two to three volunteers per classroom. Get details and get started.
- Open Hand is looking for help with meal delivery. Volunteers may deliver individually or in groups. Volunteers use their own vehicles to deliver meals out in the community. Open Hand provides extremely detailed driving directions and a 30-minute delivery training. Although this volunteer opportunity is available almost any day, the greatest need is on weekends. Get more information about training and volunteering with Open Hand here.
- Junior Achievement of Atlanta is looking for three volunteers to help inspire and prepare the students of Sutton Middle School to succeed in the global economy. Volunteers facilitate sessions using Junior Achievement curriculum that engages students in project based learning designed to illustrate critical work readiness and entrepreneurship skills. Full 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.