Volunteer

Community volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization! Often, volunteers find that not only does their service positively impact others, but them as well. There are a number of ways that you can make a difference by partnering with A Friend’s House. Due to the nature of our services, volunteers who work directly with the youth must: 

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Pass a police background check
  • Complete an volunteer orientation class

Volunteer training classes are held on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 10:30am – 12:00pm from January-November. A Volunteer Training Class Schedule is currently not available due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please check back in the near future for updated information. For more information or to get involved, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Bill Cox at wcox@afriendshouse.org or 678-432-1630, ext 201.

2020 Schedule

 

A Volunteer Training Class Schedule is currently not available due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Campus

Landscaping & Beautification
Quarterly planting of flowers, trimming of shrubbery, putting out pine straw and painting are wonderful volunteer opportunities. We also have raised vegetable garden beds that need helping hands each season to get started, allowing our residents to tend them afterwards.

Handy(wo)man Crew
Handymen or Handywomen who can help us with light repairs are always welcome! Interior painting, sheetrock work, electrical expertise, appliance repair, and renovation projects are just a few of the ways that volunteers can make a big difference AFH.

Administrative Assistance
Volunteers are needed to assist with answering the phones and door and sorting donations, along with general clerical duties. Some light lifting may be involved. Most commit to a 4-hour shift, either 9:00am – 1:00pm or 1:00pm – 5:00pm, one day a week, Monday-Friday.

Sorting & Organizing
Like any home, we are in need of individuals or groups to help sort and organize the clothes closets and basement. In a constant turn of ages, genders, and seasons, this project is ongoing and a wonderful way to serve our youth.

Community Outreach
This is a great way for academic and civic groups and individuals to receive community service hours, or for those who simply have a heart for advocating. Helping with our fundraisers as well as seasonal community events is a fun and meaningful way to contribute to A Friend’s House.

Residents

Weekend Meals
Volunteers are needed to assist in providing a breakfast, lunch, or dinner meal on Saturdays and Sundays of each month. This is a great opportunity for church and civic organizations to either cook on-site or deliver a nutritious meal for the youth residing at A Friend’s House.

Birthday Buddy
Sponsor a child’s birthday with a few gifts and cake and ice cream. When a child has a birthday, it’s a celebration for everyone! We provide you with their age, gender, and a personalized wish list.

Arts & Crafts
Do you have a special talent like painting, doing arts & crafts projects, jewelry making or t-shirt tye-dying or decorating? Volunteers are welcomed to plan and create a fun project for our residents.

Games/Sports Camps
A Friend’s House has a great outdoor basketball/multifunctional court and pavilion area built in 2008 through grants from the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation and Snapping Shoals EMC. Volunteers or small groups may organize games, mini tournaments, or camps for basketball, tennis, pickleball, 4 square, or other activities. Some bicycles are available for group rides and instruction.

Outings
Volunteers or small groups can plan and sponsor an outing for our residents such as a School’s Out or Back to School pool party, a fishing trip, a cook-out, a fine arts event, or going to see an Atlanta United, Braves, or Hawks game, etc.

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