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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  • The Fix-It Shop

    Program: Retired/Senior Volunteer Program

    Where: ACCA Athens campus and ACCA clients homes

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

    When: Monday through Friday as needed

  • SHIP : providing free information on Medicare and filing assistance

    Program: State Health Insurance Program

    Where: 135 Hoyt Street Athens, GA 30601

    Who: Individuals 18+

    When: Monday through Friday

  • Meal Delivery: Providing meals via no-contact delivery

    Program: Meals on Wheels

    Where: Clarke and Barrow counties

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

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

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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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