Thank you for your interest in helping ACCA further our mission through volunteering. Last year alone our volunteers served over 18,000 hours, or the equivalent of an additional 8.5 full time employees. We simply could not do what we do without our volunteers.

It is important to us that your volunteer experience is meaningful, and we are here to help you find an opportunity that matches your passion and your busy schedule. We have regular volunteer opportunities as well as special events and work days, and we are happy to talk with you about these and any new service ideas you may have. Please call our Volunteer Coordinator at (706) 549-4850, or click the “I Want to Volunteer” button below.

At this time, our top volunteer needs are:

  • Meals on Wheels volunteers to deliver meals in Barrow County
  • Foster Grandparent Volunteers to serve elementary students across NE Georgia
  • An Arts and Crafts Instructor on Thursday mornings in our Center for Active Living
  • A Yoga Instructor on Tuesday afternoons in our Center for Active Living
  • Volunteers across eastern Georgia to visit and advocate for residents of nursing homes through our Long-Term Care Ombudsman program.
  • Take-out Tuesday volunteers to deliver meals in the Athens Area.

Ready to get started? Just click the button below!

I Want to Volunteer

  • Delivering meals in Barrow County

    Program: Meals on Wheels

    Where: In the community

    Who: Individuals or pairs

    When: Monday through Friday, 10:30-12:30

  • Delivering meals in the Athens area

    Program: Take-out Tuesday

    Where: In the community

    Who: Individuals or pairs

    When: The last Tuesday of each month, flexible delivery times

  • Arts & Crafts Instructor

    Program: Center for Active Living

    Where: ACCA, 135 Hoyt Street, Athens

    Who: Individual

    When: Thursday Mornings around 10AM

  • Leading or assisting with Group Activities

    Program: Center for Active Living

    Where: ACCA, 135 Hoyt Street, Athens

    Who: Individuals, small groups

    When: Flexible within program hours. We are in high need for a Yoga Instructor on Tuesdays afternoons at 3PM

  • Volunteer Drivers

    Program: Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

    Where: In the community

    Who: Individuals age 55+

    When: Flexible, Monday through Friday, based on your schedule

  • Provide information and education about Medicare

    Program: GeorgiaCares

    Where: ACCA, 135 Hoyt St, Athens and in the community

    Who: Individuals

    When: Flexible, minimum of 4 hours per month

  • Sharing a meal

    Program: Lunch Buddy

    Where: In the community

    Who: Individuals

    When: One weekday each week, at lunch time

  • Packing groceries

    Program: Mobile Food Pantry

    Where: ACCA, 135 Hoyt Street, Athens

    Who: Individuals and groups, up to 20

    When: The second Wednesday of every other month, mornings. The following 2020 dates are open for Mobile Food Pantry Volunteers: February 12th, April 8th, and June 10th.

  • Route preparation and lobby assistance

    Program: Meals on Wheels

    Where: ACCA, 135 Hoyt Street, Athens

    Who: Individuals

    When: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00-11:00

  • Supporting at-risk children in the classroom or daycare

    Program: Foster Grandparent Program

    Where: In the community at elementary schools, Head Start programs, and daycare centers

    Who: Individuals age 55+, some income requirements

    When: Flexible, Monday through Friday

  • Yoga Instructor

    Program: Center for Active Living

    Where: ACCA, 135 Hoyt Street, Athens

    Who: Individual

    When: Tuesday afternoons at 3:00

  • Visiting and advocating for residents of nursing homes

    Program: Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

    Where: In the community

    Who: Individuals

    When: Flexible

  • Delivering meals in Athens-Clarke County

    Program: Meals on Wheels

    Where: In the community

    Who: Individuals or pairs

    When: Monday through Friday, 10:30-12:30

  • Gardening

    Program: Community Garden

    Where: ACCA, 135 Hoyt Street, Athens

    Who: Individuals and groups

    When: Flexible, with some scheduled work days

  • Packing meals and groceries

    Program: Take-out Tuesday

    Where: ACCA, 135 Hoyt Street, Athens

    Who: Individuals or pairs

    When: Monday prior to the last Tuesday, flexible afternoon hours

  • Leading or assisting with Group Activities

    Program: Bentley Adult Day Health

    Where: ACCA, 135 Hoyt Street, Athens

    Who: Individuals, small groups

    When: Flexible within program hours

  • Leading or assisting with Group Activities

    Program: Winder Adult Day Health

    Where: 63 Lee Street, Winder

    Who: Individuals, small groups

    When: Flexible within program hours

  • Sharing your hobbies, interests, or talents with older adults

    Program: Buddy Program

    Where: In the community

    Who: Individuals age 55+

    When: Flexible, Monday through Friday

  • I Want to Volunteer

  • Our most urgent needs during the current coronavirus (AKA COVID-19) outbreak are meals and grocery delivery drivers, calling to check on our clients regularly and to conduct reassessments via phone , and grocery shoppers.

We are always open to new ways for volunteers to give back. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here let us know, and together we will find the right opportunity for you! Please call our Volunteer Coordinator at (706) 549-4850 for more information.

 

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