By: Murtaza Khwaja
Staying in town over Spring Break? Need a way to catch up on your pro bono hours?
Want to help out in your local community?
Well, here are just a few of the many volunteer opportunities available via Hands on Atlanta during this year’s spring break. Check the Hands on Atlanta Volunteer Calendar for the full schedule: (http://www.handsonatlanta.org/HOC__Volunteer_Opportunity_Calendar_Page)
Sunday 13th March:
- 1:00pm: Urban Farming at Truly Living Well East Point
Monday 14th March: – Friday 18th March
- 9:00am : Trees Atlanta Weekday Plant Guardians (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
- 9:00am: Books for Africa (everyday)
- 10:00am: West End Community Urban Garden (may be cancelled)
- 1:00pm: Trees Atlanta Weekday Plant Guardians
- 1:00pm: Books for Africa
- 3:00pm: Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta Program Volunteer
- 4:00pm: Elementary Homework Help
Saturday 19th March:
- 7:00am: Green Market – Piedmont Park Conservancy
- 8:00am: Discovery Program at Thomasville Heights Elementary School
- 8:00am: Discovery Program at Perkerson Elementary School
- 8:30 am: Teen Service Saturdays: Trees Atlanta
- 8:30am: Food Pantry at Clarkston United Methodist Church
- 9:00am: Books For Africa
The Muslim Law Students Association is also planning to take a visit down to Clarkston to meet with the refugee population Saturday March 13th, so if you are interested in immigration law or in working with refugees be sure to reach out to Haroun Mcclellan (MLSA President) @ firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a slot.
And don’t forget to stay on the lookout for any PILA events including their Criminal Law panel (March 15th) and their annual Law week talk.
Also, if you’re interested in further volunteer opportunities throughout the year make sure to check out these two organizations and the different projects they have going on.
Glitter of Hope Foundation (The Glitter of Hope Foundation is a not-for-profit organization devoted to addressing the basic needs of orphan* children rescued from refugee camps in Africa and Asia and brought into the US as refugees. ) http://www.glitterofhope.org/
Helping Organizations and People Everywhere (H.O.P.E. teams up with non-profit organizations and charities worldwide to support many initiatives including: financial empowerment, ambassadorship and networking, strengthening local communities, physical & mental health, youth leadership, and non-profit consulting.) http://hopefsm.weebly.com/