Here at Southface Institute, we’re committed to building better communities through consulting, workforce development and advocacy for sustainability. But there are so many ways to help the environment, the community and each other. While you’re planning your 2019 approach to be a part of leaving things better than you found them, here is a collection of ways to volunteer in Atlanta.
Caring for nature and the environment
These are some terrific volunteer opportunities to help improve our natural world:
Promoting arts and education
Education and the arts are key to our becoming better-informed, more whole human beings.
Many of our fellow Atlantans struggle to obtain even the basics: housing, food, healthcare and more, necessities that these organizations seek to provide.
In addition, TransFormation Alliance is a partnership of organizations seeking to connect communities in the Atlanta area through enhanced public transit and by working to improve the overall quality of our daily lives. Volunteer opportunities in the following organizations span nearly every skill and interest, including community events, art education, mentoring, trades, clerical and computer skills.
TFA members include:
As a TransFormation Alliance member and its Climate Champion, Southface leads various initiatives including Atlanta CREW, a green infrastructure workforce development and implementation program. Atlanta CREW is integrating arts/culture education and design in partnership with WonderRoot and the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance. Volunteer opportunities include recruitment to training participants and employers, project design and install.
A little means a lot
Even if you don’t have a lot of time to devote to volunteering, a little goes a long way. Your time and skills make a difference, sometimes in ways you can’t imagine.
You can join Southface staff for the City of Decatur’s Martin Luther King Service Project, January 19, 20 and 21. This volunteer-led effort works to repair and update homes to create healthy living spaces for senior citizens in the Decatur area.
Southface was started by volunteers in 1978, so it’s in our DNA. We’re in excellent company with partners in the Atlanta community, who work hard to keep our communities cleaner, healthier and more vital, both now and for future generations. Be assured, there is always more need than hands, so your help will be warmly welcomed.