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At ACCA, volunteers are the drive behind all we do. In 2021, ACCA volunteers delivered meals to 10,120 members of the Athens community, counselled 90 people on Medicaid enrollment, and provided classes to over 80 older adults in our community. No matter what you bring to the table, there is a volunteer opportunity for YOU!

Below we’ve listed some of our urgent needs. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, or as soon as something catches your eye. Please note that currently we are only allowing fully vaccinated volunteers to serve inside the ACCA building for the safety of our clients. 

“Do it. However, you can. It’ll make you smile and a smile makes a difference in your life, in someone else’s life, and it can even make an impact on your community.”
– Debbie, Meals on Wheels Volunteer


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  • Meal Delivery

    Program: Meals on Wheels - We have an urgent need for volunteers in Barrow County! Deliver lunch and piece of mind to our friends and neighbors in need.

    Where: Barrow and Clarke counties

    Who: Individuals age 18+. Kid co-pilots welcome!

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

  • Benefits Enrollment and Navigation Assistance

    Program: State Health Insurance Assistance Program - Learn all the ins and outs of Medicare and help others find the plan that's best for them.

    Where: 135 Hoyt Street, Athens, and at partner sites across our 12 county service area

    Who: Adults age 18 and up

    When: Monday through Friday

  • Fix It Shop Volunteer Leader

    Program: ACCA Fix-It Shop - Lead a team of volunteers who are keeping homes safe and comfortable for our older friends and neighbors.

    Where: 135 Hoyt Street, Athens and ACCA clients homes

    Who: Adults 55+ with a DIY attitude and repair knowledge

    When: Monday through Friday as needed

  • Home Repair and Safety Projects

    Program: ACCA Fix-It Shop - Ensure homes are safe and comfortable for our older friends and neighbors.

    Where: 135 Hoyt Street, Athens and ACCA clients homes

    Who: Adults 18+ with a DIY attitude and repair knowledge

    When: Monday through Friday as needed

  • Course Instructor

    Program: Center for Active Living - Share your expertise with our CAL members, helping them to Age Well and Live Well.

    Where: 135 Hoyt Street, Athens

    Who: Adults 18+

    When: Monday through Friday, based on your availability.

  • Share a Meal

    Program: The Lunch Buddy Program - Build a new friendship while sharing a meal each week.

    Where: 135 Hoyt Street, Athens and ACCA clients homes

    Who: Adults 18+

    When: Based on volunteer and Buddy's schedules

  • Being a Friend

    Program: The Buddy Program - Share your interests or learn something new from a Buddy.

    Where: Clarke and Barrow counties

    Who: Adults 18+

    When: Based on volunteer and Buddy's schedules

  • Packing Groceries

    Program: Mobile Food Pantries - Help pack and prepare 200+ grocery bags to be distributed to older adults in need. This is a great teambuilding activity!

    Where: 135 Hoyt Street, Athens

    Who: Groups and Individuals

    When: 8:30 am - 10:30 am on August 10, 2022, October 12, 2022, January 11, 2023, February 8, 2023, April 12, 2023, June 14, 2023, August 9, 2023

  • Deliver Groceries

    Program: Take Out Tuesday - Deliver supplemental groceries to older adults in need.

    Where: Clarke County

    Who: Adults 18+

    When: The last Tuesday of each month, 12:00-2:00

  • Garden Volunteers

    Program: Athens Senior Hunger Coalition - Help our community garden grow!

    Where: 135 Hoyt Street, Athens

    Who: Adults 18+

    When: Regular shifts or weekend workdays available.

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  • 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 for more information.

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