Volunteering in the New Year
What are your plans for 2018? Maybe you want to get fit, work towards a promotion, or spend more time with your family. If your resolution is to get involved with your community, we’ve got you covered.
Start your search here and find how you can volunteer in 2018, whether you’re interested in health, education, or environmental protection.
Provide Health and Safety
Whether or not you’ve been through medical training, there are important ways that you can contribute to people’s physical needs.
- Georgia Responds:
health and medical volunteer programs
- Emergency Preparedness and Response volunteering:
- Red Cross volunteering and donations:
disaster relief, blood donation, health and safety training, and more
- Volunteer Firefighters:
- At-Risk Afterschool Meals:
after school child care programs, often supported by volunteers
Educate Your Community
You don’t need a teaching degree to support the spread of knowledge. Whether you’re a subject-matter expert or not, you can contribute to public education.
- Georgia Humanities donation:
funds for New Georgia Encyclopedia, National History Day, and more
- New Georgia Encyclopedia contributing:
online state knowledge base
- Georgia Foundation for Public Education donation:
supporting educational excellence for Georgia’s K-12 students
- Anne Frank in the World volunteering:
docents, greeters, and more at the exhibit in Sandy Springs, Georgia
- Georgia Public Broadcasting volunteering and donations:
Empower People with Injuries and Disabilities
The price for medical costs, assistive technology, and proper facilities can add up quickly for people with disabilities and the organizations supporting them.
- Roosevelt Warm Springs donation:
support for students with disabilities
- Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund donation:
grant money for people with brain and spinal cord injuries
Clean and Promote the Environment
Do you love the outdoors? You can help keep them clean and fun with these volunteer programs.
- Adopt a Stream:
water monitoring and improvement
- Rivers Alive:
waterway cleanup events
- State Parks volunteering:
campground hosting, operations volunteering, and more
Build a Stronger Community
If you want to serve people in need and strengthen your society, one of these programs might be just what you’re looking for.
wide-ranging community service
- Department of Human Services volunteering:
serving children, families, and older adults in many various ways
- Department of Juvenile Justice volunteering:
mentoring, chaplaincy, tutoring, and more for young offenders
Maybe you already volunteer with an organization you love, or volunteering just isn’t in your plans for this year. Not a problem! If you have other goals — improving your health, getting outdoors, staying informed, or finding a new job — check out our post on 2017 New Year’s Resolutions for a little inspiration.