2017-2018 Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta Member Partners:
Action Ministries is a nonprofit, charitable organization that mobilizes communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing and education. Through an extensive network of community partners and volunteers, we lead people out of poverty. Action Ministries envisions communities in which the cycle of poverty is broken, and everyone has the tools needed to reach their full potential. Volunteer opportunities include building and distributing food boxes, SuperPacks and Smart Lunch, Smart Kid lunches, tutoring and mentoring children and adults, and serving meals to those in need.
Contact: Scott Smith / Chief Development Officer / email@example.com / 404-881-1991 x5616
A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab
A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab is one of Atlanta’s top nursing home providers of senior rehab services and long term care. As one of Atlanta’s oldest nonprofits and one of the only nonprofit nursing homes in the state, our mission is to provide expert and compassionate rehabilitation therapy and residential care to seniors in metro Atlanta. Our three homes are located at Atlanta (Grant Park), Wesley Woods (near Emory University), and Cobb (Marietta). Volunteers are integral to the happiness and well-being of our residents. We rely on volunteers to help provide meaningful activities and programs that can help decrease symptoms of depression and isolation, increase communication and fine motor skills through activities, and sometimes, just give our residents someone they can spend time with and share stories. Group volunteer opportunities include a variety of activities interacting with residents including BINGO, arts & crafts, games, social events, Music & Horticultural Therapy, and more. Up to 20 volunteers is our ideal group size, but we have created projects for larger groups as needed.
Contact: Kim Beasley / Director of Volunteer Services & Community Engagement / firstname.lastname@example.org / 404-245-4111
Atlanta Community ToolBank
For over 25 years, the Atlanta Community ToolBank has been the premier tool lending resource in the Metro Atlanta area. The ToolBank stewards an inventory of tools for lending to charitable organizations to increase the impact of their mission-related efforts in the community. With over 45,000 types of tools, the ToolBank serves over 240 nonprofit and charitable organizations yearly, giving them the opportunity to create positive change in their communities including greenspace revitalization, public art installation and senior home repair. The ToolBank has many volunteer opportunities throughout the year including warehouse organization, tool branding & inventory and Tool Training volunteerism.
Contact: Adam Meade / Director of Community Engagement / email@example.com / 404-254-0938
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity transforms communities by acting as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization through education, innovative development, partnerships, and long term relationships with families. Volunteers are the heart and soul of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, with more than 12,000 – 15,000 volunteers each year providing 130,000 hours of service to build and renovate 50-60 houses and support our operations. Sponsoring a volunteer team provides businesses a way to participate as active partners in our mission, and to host meaningful team-building activities that engage employees in community impact. Our typical volunteer opportunities are full-day events that involve building or renovating a home alongside the homeowner family and no experience is required — just the desire to help!
Contact: Geneva Hall-Shelton / Director, Sponsorship and Volunteer / firstname.lastname@example.org / (404) 465-1018
AVLF (Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation)
AVLF was created in 1979 and is now the largest provider of pro bono legal services in the metropolitan Atlanta area. AVLF’s Mission is to create safe and stable homes and families by inspiring attorneys to fight for equal justice. At AVLF, it is our full-time job is to recruit, train, supervise, and inspire private attorneys to provide legal representation to those who otherwise would have no access to a lawyer. Volunteer opportunities for lawyers range from our Saturday clinic providing representation on matters of housing and wages, representing clients who are facing eviction, addressing housing issues that are threatening a children’s ability to stay and thrive in their neighborhood school, and representing survivors of intimate partner violence as they seek to secure a 12-month Protective Order.
Contact: Matilde Davis / Program Coordinator / email@example.com / 678-681-6005
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta works to save and change the lives of children and teens, especially those who need us most, by providing a safe, positive, and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve Great Futures. With 25 club sites around Metro Atlanta, we rely on individuals and groups to support key programming, maximize impact in our after school programming and help advance the mission by ensuring community support. From on-going to one-time opportunities, volunteers provide unique skills, passion and invaluable time with our youth and also support the work of our staff.
Contact: Charis A. Goff / Director, Volunteer Engagement / firstname.lastname@example.org / 470-823-3277
Communities in Schools of Atlanta
Communities In Schools (CIS) of Atlanta is part of the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization, dedicated to doing whatever it takes to help students succeed in school and achieve in life. Operating in more than 65 schools, mainly in Atlanta Public Schools, as well as Clayton County Public Schools, DeKalb County Schools and Fulton County Schools, CIS of Atlanta supports more than 41,000 students and their families in the 2015-2016 academic year. Based directly inside the schools, CIS of Atlanta connects students and their families to basic and critical educational and community-based resources, tailored to each student’s specific needs. Volunteers are an essential part of our work. In an effort to surround our students with a continuum of positive role models, we are asking for your assistance in supporting our students as mentors during the school day. From lunch buddies to math and reading tutors, we engage in one time opportunities around special events to ongoing opportunities for those that have additional availability to serve.
Contact: Dedra Cochran / Partnership Manager / email@example.com / 404-724-2417
Everybody Wins! Atlanta
For 20 years, Everybody Wins! Atlanta has had a mission to improve children's literacy and develop the reading skills of students in low-income elementary schools through shared reading experiences. Through corporate volunteers and local schools we have served over 20,000 students with our Power Lunch and StoryTime program. Volunteer opportunities include reading weekly or bi-weekly with a student in 1st - 5th grade during lunch time, facilitating a company-wide book drive or participating in monthly small group reading experiences with 1st grade students.
Contact: Tiffany Tolbert / Executive Director / firstname.lastname@example.org / 404-745-2584
Georgia Center for Nonprofits
The mission of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits is to build thriving communities by helping nonprofits succeed. Through a powerful mix of advocacy, solutions for nonprofit effectiveness, and insight building tools, GCN provides nonprofits, board members and donors with the tools they need to strengthen organizations that make a difference on important causes throughout Georgia. Our members span the nonprofit world in scale and scope—from international organizations to corporate philanthropies, foundations, and community initiatives. Volunteer opportunities: GCN uses skilled volunteers in our Nonprofit University to deliver training on topics ranging from marketing to finance. In addition, skilled volunteers assist with technology projects, data and research efforts, and in the development of information resources, how-to guides and case studies.
Contact: Kathy Keeley / EVP of Programs / email@example.com / 678-916-3000
Hands on Atlanta
Hands on Atlanta tackles Greater Atlanta's most pressing needs by igniting a passion for service and creating lifelong community volunteers. Hands On Atlanta helps individuals, families, corporate and community groups strengthen Greater Atlanta through volunteer projects at more than 400 nonprofit organizations and schools. Though service events generally focus impact on the areas of Youth Development, Education, and Family Support & Self-Sufficiency, Hands on Atlanta also offers volunteer opportunities tailored specifically to the unique interests and needs of corporations.
Contact: Lara Wagner / Corporate Partnerships Manager / firstname.lastname@example.org / O) 404.979.2838, C) 404.398.9562
Founded in 1989, Park Pride is the Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks. Working with over 100 local Friends of the Park groups, Park Pride provides leadership and services to help communities realize their dreams for neighborhood parks that support healthy people, strong neighborhoods, vibrant business districts, a robust economy and a healthy environment. Park Pride is active in greenspace advocacy and educating both civic leaders and the general public about the benefits of parks, and annually hosts the Parks and Greenspace Conference.
Contact: John Ahern / Volunteer Manager / email@example.com / 404-546-6854
Points of Light
Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages four million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people where it’s needed most. From time to time, we are in need of skills-based or pro bono volunteer opportunities to build our capacity and to maximize our efficiencies in the areas of strategy, finance, technology and programming. (Most direct community service opportunities are presented through affiliates like Hands on Atlanta - another CVC partner member).
Contact: Katy Elder / Sr. Director, Training & Consulting / firstname.lastname@example.org / 404-844-5371
Senior Connections' mission is to provide essential home and community-based services that maximize independence for seniors. Through our programs – home delivered meals, in-home care, home repair and health and wellness education – we provide seniors with choice, care and dignity, our three values. Each day we need approximately 50 volunteers to help fulfill our mission – packing meals in our kitchen, bagging bread, delivering hot meals to seniors’ homes; helping with classes and activities at senior centers – day in and day out our volunteers make all the difference and save us thousands of dollars that we can put back into our programs.
Contact: Sharon Steele / Development Director / email@example.com / 404-488-6167
Sheltering Arms has been devoted to providing high-quality early education, child care and comprehensive family support services since 1888. The agency serves more than 3,600 children and their families at 15 metropolitan Atlanta locations in Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton and Gwinnett counties. Each center meets the accreditation standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Center of Distinction criteria of the Georgia Office of School Readiness. On average, children attending Sheltering Arms score in the 90th percentile for language and literacy, exceeding developmental milestones for kindergarten readiness.
Contact: Beth Zimmerman / Events & Volunteer Manager / firstname.lastname@example.org / 404-523-9865
TechBridge is a nonprofit committed to helping other nonprofits deliver more effective outcomes for the individuals, families, and communities they serve. Our work focuses on technology innovations and best practices that build the capacity of nonprofits to achieve better results and form community-based collaboratives to drive measurable and sustainable change. Since 2000, our dedicated team has been providing solutions that maximize nonprofit effectiveness, demonstrate the measurable differences nonprofits are making, and amplify philanthropic investment and lasting change in communities.
Contact: Miranda Mack McKenzie / Director of Development / email@example.com 404.879.5404
Trees Atlanta is a non-profit citizens' group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Volunteers help in all areas of our mission, including tree care and educational events. Groups who would like to volunteer together can help at our Saturday projects or schedule a custom weekday project. Group projects are typically outdoor activities such as tree planting, tree maintenance, and invasive plant removal from greenspaces.
Contact: Susan Pierce Cunningham / Volunteer Coordinator / firstname.lastname@example.org / 404-681-4896
United Way of Greater Atlanta
United Way provides solutions to communities toughest and most impactful problems by engaging all sectors of the local economy to partner and support in the efforts of uplifting the everyday well-being, functionality, and esteem of individuals, families, and the future of our children. United Way encourages improvement and solutions in education, income, health, and homelessness, while continuing to address immediate basic human needs. All of these efforts are possible with our partnerships; with local nonprofits, government organizations, neighborhood groups and others with unified goals targeted in community safety, improvement and growth. We offer onsite and offsite opportunities, community wide events for individuals and corporate groups to get involved in (such as Shoebox) and can work to develop a Day of Action and/or a full year of engagement for corporate employees by tailoring the projects to their community goals.
Contact: Jinen Campbell / Volunteerism Coordinator / email@example.com / 404-614-2911
The Woodruff Arts Center
Since 1968, The Woodruff Arts Center has been the standard of excellence in arts programming and education in the state of Georgia. Every year, one million people experience the theatre, music, and art the Arts Partners – the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art – produce; 200,000 students are given the opportunity to engage with the world and enrich their scholastic experiences through the comprehensive arts education the Center provides. Volunteer opportunities are available in patron services, education, special events, administration, marketing and graphics, youth orchestra, and videographer/photographer.
Contact: Lucy Klausner / Director, Corporate Philanthropy / Lucy.firstname.lastname@example.org / (404) 733-4774
The 2017-2018 Member Partner application cycle is closed. Our next application cycle will begin in November 2018.
Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for Member Partner status with the CVC every two years. The role of Member Partners is to offer a nonprofit perspective on workforce volunteerism, including volunteerism trends and access to corporate volunteer opportunities. The CVC limits the number of Member Partners for each 2-year term and reserves the option to encourage diversity of size of nonprofits and geographical balance within the Atlanta region in considering selection of Member Partners.