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:
- 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.
- A group of senior residents at the Marian Road Apartments eagerly awaits volunteers each month to provide transportation to the grocery store. Sign up and take some seniors out shopping. Volunteers must be at least 18 years. Background checks will be conducted by Habitat after sign-up.
- 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.
- Adopt A Senior: Adopt a Senior this Valentine's Day! E CUBED,a Christian service organization, is hosting a Valentine’s party and giving 600 gift bags to seniors at Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1500 S. Johnson Ferry Road in Atlanta and three other nursing homes in Metro Atlanta. Volunteers are needed to assemble and hand out the gift bags to seniors on Feb. 17. If you can't volunteer, you can still donate $20 per gift bag or desserts, snacks and drinks. The proceeds from this event will support E CUBED International. To donate or sign up to volunteer, visit www.ecubedintl.org/events.
- Volunteer with the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four: The Atlanta Local Organizing Committee (ALOC) is seeking more than 2,000 volunteers to help with the 2013 NCAA® Men’s Final Four® Tournament. Volunteers will help in various ways like greeting guests at Atlanta hotels or assisting with youth and community events that are expected to draw thousands of locals and visitors from April 5 – 8. Potential volunteers will find all of the opportunities listed here with descriptions, photos from previous Final Four tournaments and videos. Early registration is recommended as selection of volunteer opportunities is on a first-come, first-serve basis.