Youth Volunteers at Furkids
Furkids, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that operates the largest cage-free, no-kill shelter in the Southeast for rescued cats and Sadie’s Place, a no-kill shelter for dogs. Furkids has rescued and altered more than 25,000 animals since its founding in 2002. Approximately 1,000 animals are in the Furkids program today, in the Furkids shelters, 13 PetSmart and Petco adoption centers, and more than 400 foster homes in the Atlanta area.
Furkids is one of the only shelters in Georgia that welcomes children of all ages to volunteer in many different capacities. Furkids volunteer programs are designed to restore the health and spirits of injured and homeless animals while providing healing opportunities for volunteers who are strengthened by the bond of love and care between humans and animals.
If you are interested in any of the following opportunities, please fill out a volunteer application and/or contact their volunteer manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. They also encourage children to complete community service projects for school or church with them.
Team Captains for Fundraising or Supply Drives (open to all ages)
Cat Shelter Caretaker in Doraville (open to all ages)
Read to Cats (open to all ages)
Thrift Store Volunteer in Norcross (16-18)
Weekend Event Dog Handler (12+)
Foster Homes for Dogs and Cats (open to all ages)
Santa Photo Helpers and Gift Wrappers (Seasonal) (9-18)
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Hi-Hope Service Center, located in Lawrenceville, provides quality services that empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to define and live a meaningful life.
They have many ways to get involved as a volunteer, including:
⦁ Arts and Crafts
⦁ Performing Arts
⦁ Recreation & Athletics
⦁ Vocational Skills
⦁ Academics and Living Skills
⦁ On-Campus Activities
⦁ Off-Campus Activities
⦁ Office & Administrative Assistance
⦁ Landscaping & Campus Improvement Projects
⦁ Group Home Improvement Projects
⦁ Special Event Planning/Supporting
⦁ Marking & Community Awareness
⦁ Teaching & Special Skills Instruction
⦁ and, Others
Volunteer opportunities are available for both individuals and groups. Offer your support weekdays, evenings and on the weekends, just once or through ongoing support. Serve as a friend and companion to the individuals we support. Organize and lead an activity at Hi-Hope or host us at your home, place of work, church, school, or other community location. “Adopt” one of our group homes to forge close connections with the four residents of a given location. Meet a critical need by assisting with landscaping, cleaning projects or meal preparation. Donate your professional skills to help us cut overhead costs and invest more of our resources in the people we support. They customize the volunteer activity to you so even if you are unsure, apply to serve their wonderful folks.
LOCATION: Hi-Hope Service Center is located at 882 Hi-Hope Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043
Supporting the Gwinnett Humane Society
They have many ways to get involved as a volunteer, here are a few:
⦁ “ODD JOBS” TEAM
⦁ SPECIAL EVENTS
⦁ PLACEMENT COMMITTEE / ADOPTIONS
⦁ FOSTER HOMES
Note: If you are under 18 years of age your parent is required to volunteer with you.
LOCATION: Gwinnett Humane Society is located in the Village Shoppes of Sugarloaf shopping center. (3370 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite D-5 , next door to H&R Block ) They are open Saturdays and Sundays Noon to 5pm. (770-798-7711)
ABOUT: Gwinnett Humane Society does not operate a shelter and is not affiliated with Gwinnett Animal Control. GHS receives no government funding; they rely solely on donations from individuals and companies to support our programs and on volunteers who donate their time and energy to carry out our mission. http://www.gwinnetthumane.com/
Gwinnett Library Volunteer
Library volunteers are parents, college students, teens, retired professionals, church groups and scouts. (The minimum age to apply is 13)
Below are just some of the ways you can help out as a library volunteer. Opportunities may vary by branch.:
- EARLY LITERACY/CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING
- GENERAL LIBRARY SKILLS
- HOMEWORK HELP/TUTORING
- LEARNING LABS
- TEEN ADVISORY COUNCIL (TAC)
- If you would like to share your talents with the library in some other way please choose the most relevant category on the form and tell us about it in the “Why do you want to volunteer at the library?” section. Otherwise, please contact ask.gwinnettpl.org.
Adopt-A-Road to enhance your commute
The Adopt-A-Road litter prevention program is an initiative sponsored by Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful and the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation. The goal of this program is to reduce trash and illegal signage alongside county roads.
This program is a great way to give back to your community and help keep our roadsides clean and free of clutter. Cleaning up trash from our roadways prevents litter from washing into streams and lakes during rainstorms, which saves wildlife and protects water quality.
Adopting a road is an easy process that involves five simple steps:
- Choose a road to adopt: Select a section of roadway with a convenient location that is safe to access on your cleanup day.
- Learn more about the program: Get details about the program and download the official Adopt-a-Road agreement at www.gwinnettcb.org.
- Contact us and take action: Confirm your road section and participation in the Adopt-a-Road Program on our website. We’ll provide free garbage bags, “Men Working” signs, and safety vests for you to use on cleanup day.
- Share your results and complete a post-cleanup report: Submit post-cleanup reports on our website.
- Receive recognition for your group’s hard work: Each adopted section of road will be marked with two signs with your group’s name. We will order your signs and install them.
CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS or call 770.822.5187.
Adopt-A-Stream, near You, through Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful
Georgia Adopt-a-Stream enables citizens to collect baseline water quality data to both observe the conditions of our local streams and become more aware of pollution and water quality issues. Unfortunately, many streams in Gwinnett do not currently meet established state water quality standards. That’s why they need your help!
You and your family/co-workers/group could serve as official “keepers” of a portion of a creek or stream by periodically monitoring its condition with supplies, training, and certifications in chemical, bacterial and macroinvertebrate testing provided by Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful
and the Department of Water Resources.
There are 5 easy steps to adopting a stream, lake, pond, or wetland.
Visit Gwinnett’s Adopt a Stream
site to find out how to get started monitoring the water quality of a stream, pond, lake, or wetland near you!