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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  • Deliver Groceries

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

    Where: Clarke County

    Who: Adults 18+

    When: Every Tuesday, between 12:00 to 2:00.

  • Navigate Medicare

    Program: State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) - 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 18+

    When: Monday through Friday

  • Friendly Vists

    Program: 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

  • Help in Our Garden

    Program: Senior Hunger Coalition - Help our community garden grow - planting, weeding, and everything in between!

    Where: 135 Hoyt Street, Athens

    Who: Adults 18+

    When: Regular weekday shifts or weekend workdays available.

  • 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: April 12, 2023, June 14, 2023, August 9, 2023

  • Deliver Meals

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

    Where: Barrow and Clarke counties

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

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

  • Teach Classes

    Program: Center for Active Living (CAL) - Share your passions and expertise with our CAL members, helping them to Age Well and Live Well. Teach classes in crafts, fitness, and more!

    Where: 135 Hoyt Street, Athens

    Who: Adults 18+

    When: Monday through Friday, based on your availability.

  • Help Older Adults

    Program: Adult Day Health (ADH)- Our ADH program works with older adults who can use extra support. Volunteers help staff create a safe and engaging environment for our ADH members.

    Where: Athens & Winder ADH centers.

    Who: Adults 18+

    When: Weekdays, based on volunteer's schedule.

  • Share a Meal

    Program: 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

  • Visit Nursing Home Residents

    Program: Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCO) - Be an advocate for residents in nursing homes in your community.

    Where: Throughout Georgia.

    Who: Adults 18+

    When: Based on the volunteer's availability.

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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.

If you are looking for a group volunteer event, reach out to Ezra Schley, our Volunteer Coordinator at eschley@accaging.org.

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