Gateway Center has served as a beacon of hope for over 5,000 individuals annually suffering from the condition of homelessness in Metro Atlanta. Gateway Center’s mission is to work to end homelessness in Metro Atlanta through therapeutic program and community collaboration. Our group will arrive on-site and be able to choose one of the following projects:
– Operate clothing closet to serve directly with clients experiencing and transitioning from homelessness.
– Help prepare meals and clean inside of the kitchen.
– Have a fun art activity with clients: re-purposing old canvases for a hip new collaborative project.
– Light yard work, and sidewalk art, including cleaning the grounds, and hedging bushes, then decorating sidewalks with positive sayings in chalk.
1:00 – 4:00 PM, children ages 6+ welcome accompanied by their parents
Gaining Ground grows organic produce for hunger relief with help from volunteers of all ages and abilities, who work and learn in our fields. In short, we grow food and we give it away to people who need it. For free. This refreshingly simple approach lets us focus on meeting the needs of our volunteers and the people we help feed. These two aspects of our work are closely intertwined – one wouldn’t work without the other.
1:00 – 3:00 PM, volunteers of all ages and abilities welcome
Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.) is committed to improving the quality of life for Chicago’s low income elderly. A 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping seniors remain independent and part of their community by offering inter-generational living and by providing a variety of housing support services. From making home repairs to providing transportation and inter-generational living for 90 people, H.O.M.E. touches the lives of thousands, of the over 50,000 seniors in the city of Chicago that live in extreme poverty.
2:30 – 5:00 PM, children of all ages welcome accompanied by their parents
Volunteer Outdoor Colorado works with conservation and land agencies and relies on thousands of people annually to provide a volunteer workforce for outdoor stewardship projects. These projects take place across Colorado – from city parks and open spaces, to grasslands and foothills, to alpine meadows and peaks. VOC offers projects for the general public in trail construction and maintenance, invasive species management, habitat improvement, and historic preservation. While work varies in type and difficulty level, all projects are fun, gratifying, and address a critical stewardship need.
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, youth as young as 10 can be out working, though anyone 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult 21 +
NEW YORK HARLEM, NY: THIS LOCATION MET CAPACITY FOR TOTAL NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS.
The Bowery Mission‘s purpose and goal have been to provide help and hope to the homeless and impoverished in New York for 130 years. Our group will do food prep for the Saturday Lunch shift and for the rest of the week. Volunteers will help serve lunch and assist with light clean- up afterwards.
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM, children ages 15+ welcome accompanied by their parents
DC Urban Debate has provided high quality and carefully planned debate programming in over 50 public and private schools in Washington DC area. This ensures every student, regardless of their socio-economic or racial background, to experience speech and debate in order to break barriers and exceed expectations to enter competitive colleges and 4-year Universities.
15 – 20 Volunteers will serve as judges for a high school-level debate, there will be two Sessions, 9am – 1 pm and 1-5pm, you can select one or the other. April volunteer signups haven’t started yet but if you are interested in joining this project please email Ted Lubin at email@example.com