‘Empathy in Action’: HOPE Atlanta Celebrates National Volunteer Week

Who volunteers with HOPE Atlanta?

  • School groups
  • Faith-based groups, like Sunday School classes
  • Sports teams
  • Corporate groups
  • Sororities and fraternities
  • Special interest groups like book clubs (there’s even a motorcycle club that volunteers regularly)

What are some of the ways to get involved?

  1. Pack meals for kids and families. From grocery boxes for families to SuperPacks that feed kids during summer and school breaks, preparing food for distribution requires tons of hands-on work. Volunteers in our Volunteer Center typically spend about 3 hours building boxes and packing bags for our food-insecure neighbors. Learn more and sign up for a slot.
  2. Serve in our community kitchen. Volunteers 13 years old and up are invited to serve in our Women’s Community Kitchen, which provides hot meals restaurant-style on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Volunteers help prepare, serve, and clean up after meals and can expect to dedicate about 3 hours. View current opportunities and sign up.
  3. Participate virtually by donating supplies. We’re always looking for food and supplies to aid our outreach, housing, and hunger relief teams. Last year, thousands of people volunteered virtually — packing snack bags, school lunches, and supply kits for people transitioning out of homelessness. Currently, there is a great need for new (unopened) move-in supplies for newly-housed families — including pots and pans, dinnerware, towels, and bedding. Click here for supplies needed and instructions on building “kits” from home!

When are volunteers needed the most at HOPE Atlanta?

Where do HOPE Atlanta volunteers serve?

  1. The WeServe Volunteer Center. This is where volunteers and groups come to assemble food bags and boxes and prepare food for distribution.
    4025 Welcome All Road
    Suite 160
    Atlanta, Ga. 30349
  2. The Women’s Community Kitchen. Located adjacent to HOPE Atlanta’s corporate office, the “WCK” hosts restaurant-style meals for women and children in need every Wednesday and Friday.
    458 Ponce de Leon Ave.
    Atlanta, GA 30308
  3. Your Home or Office. Organize a virtual packing event at your convenience to build move-in kits, cleaning kits, food kits, and more.

Why is it important to give back?

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Our vision is to end homelessness and hunger for every Georgian.