Have some time and talent you can bring to a local organization in need? The following are just a few opportunities to lend a hand or give back.
Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends at Belk Charity Day
When: November 3, 6 - 10 a.m.
Where: Snellville Belk Store
Why help: Volunteers are needed to assist AARF in raising money by selling tickets at $5 each at this private sale. AARF keeps 100 percent of ticket proceeds, and the ticket holder gets various discounts on Belk purchases.
Contact: If you can volunteer for this event, please email Susan at
Street Outreach Volunteers for Young People Matter, Inc.
Where: Streets of metro Atlanta
Why help: Volunteers are needed to assist staff members at Young People Matter -- which operates a shelter for homeless youth and other services -- go out into the streets to find youth. Staff and volunteers distribute everything from food packages and toiletries to emergency medical supplies and clothing. They can also provide a listening ear.
The outreach lasts four hours, and training and transportation are provided: Thursdays: 4–9 p.m.; Sundays, 2–6 p.m.
You must be at least 17. The outreach involves a lot of walking. Click here to register to volunteer.
ART Station Volunteers
When: Various hours throughout the day
Where: ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive Stone Mountain
Why help: There are quite a few options available at different times of day if you'd like to volunteer at ART Station, located in the city of Stone Mountain: ushering at theatre productions, working the bar, hosting, and even bringing your corporate know-how to the table by becoming a board member, the website says.