Caring for Our Community: Partner Volunteer Opportunities

Like the Y, many organizations are working hard to meet the needs of our community amid the spread of COVID-19. These organizations are in great need of volunteer assistance to provide vital services, including hunger relief.

Volunteer opportunities will allow for social distancing while you work. Below are the opportunities available, along with information on how to volunteer. Additional opportunities will be added to this list as we are made aware of them.

Project Open Hand Atlanta
As Project Open Hand Atlanta plans to significantly ramp up meal production over the next few days in order to pre-deliver a week’s worth of nutritious meals to each of our clients, we have an urgent need for volunteers to help us package and deliver them.  More than 450 volunteer openings are available and are posted on OpenHandAtlanta.org.  Please contact Volunteer Services directly at volunteerservices@openhandatlanta.org or 404-872-2707 with any questions or for help with volunteering.

Atlanta Public Schools
APS is in very much in need of volunteers to help with delivering food on bus routes as well as in food distribution sites in kitchens and in the drive-through lines. This volunteer opportunity is considered essential under Mayor Bottoms’ executive order and APS is practicing safety rigidly. Volunteers can sign up at APS Signup. Volunteer shifts are for bus riders from 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. and food site support from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Action Ministries
Volunteers are needed to assist with preparing food boxes and super packs for children at Action Ministries’ We Serve Volunteer Center. Volunteer shifts are available weekday and weekend, for more information and to volunteer, please check out their Action Ministries Signup.

Hands On Atlanta

Hands On Atlanta is prioritizing volunteer recruitment and training for nonprofits and community organizations with essential needs (food, shelter, health, etc). If you are a nonprofit with an essential volunteer project, please reach out to Jay Cranman.  All new nonprofit service and partnership fees will be waived for the foreseeable future until the COVID-19 crisis is behind us.

Must Ministries
MUST Ministries is coordinating a MUST FOOD Rapid Response program. MUST is distributing Family Food Boxes at 31 points around Cobb and Cherokee counties.  To learn more about Ways To Help and the distribution site, please check out the Must Ministries website.