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 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.

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I Want to Volunteer

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Gardening

    Program: Community Garden

    Where: ACCA, 135 Hoyt Street, Athens

    Who: Individuals and groups

    When: Flexible, with some scheduled work days

  • 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, minimum of 15 hours per week

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Arts & Crafts Instructor

    Program: Center for Active Living

    Where: ACCA, 135 Hoyt Street, Athens

    Who: Individuals, small groups

    When: Flexible within program hours

  • I Want Information on Volunteering

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, or click the “I Want to Volunteer” button below.

I Want to Volunteer

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