The Spruill Center for the Arts fosters creativity and social connections through the arts. They offer a variety of classes and summer camps. Volunteers Needed to Prep for Camps:Volunteers will assemble 700 sketchbooks and 800 portfolios. Both are handmade. The sketchbook consists of 2 sheets of 8 ½ x 11 color paper with 15 sheets of 8 ½ x 11 white paper in between stapled together. The portfolio is 1 or 2 large poster paper stabled together.Volunteers can arrive between 10:30 am 5:00 pm or until we reach our goal. We would like for volunteers to work at least 1.5 hours. The time is listed for May 22 & 23 from 10:30 am - 5:00 pm, but the project will end when the items have all been assembled. Details to be included in registration confirmation.Volunteers 10 yrs and older can participate and 15 and older without an adult.
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The Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) needs volunteers in several areas. All Volunteers Must Register directly with the ACFB by clicking here. Pebble Tossers volunteers may register via this opportunity just to record service hours - this does not register volunteers with any specific opportunity. 1. Community Food Center Packaging: The Atlanta Community Food Bank's Community Food Center is a direct distribution food pantry designed to help meet the needs in food insecure areas. Volunteers will help package and distribute food to the Stone Mountain community. Shifts are 3 hours long. Volunteers must be 18 and older.2. Mobile Food Distribution: The Atlanta Community Food Bank works throughout the city by sending truckloads of food to mobile pantry sites across greater Atlanta. This socially distant distribution will provide assistance to our neighbors in Spalding County. Volunteers will help by loading boxes of food into the trunks of vehicles and helping our officers manage the flow of cars in line to receive food.3. Digital Community Food Experience: Serve by learning! Learn more about the barriers to food security in our community and the many ways we can be involved by participating in this unique interactive simulation experience! Each participant must register and have internet access and their own laptop or pc. This virtual workshop will provide a brief overview of the Food Bank, food insecurity in our region, and our COVID-19 response but the bulk of the session will be spent within a unique simulation that allows you to navigate the day in the life of community members working hard to access the nutritious food they need.All volunteers must click here to register directly with the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Multiple dates and opportunites are available.
Join Pebble Tossers as we honor our Troops and Veterans in May.National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) is celebrated every May and is a declaration that encourages U.S. citizens to observe the month in a symbol of unity. NMAM honors the current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom. How can you honor our Troops and Veterans? The organizations below serve current and former members of the military in a variety of ways and need many volunteers to assist with their efforts. Please note: if you wish to volunteer with these organizations you will sign up directly with them. Pebble Tossers members can register here in order to record their volunteer hours.Operation GratitudeEvery year, Operation Gratitude sends 300,000+ individually addressed Care Packages to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen deployed overseas, to their children left behind, and to First Responders, New Recruits, Veterans, Wounded Heroes, and their Care Givers. Each package contains snacks, hygiene products, entertainment, and handmade items, as well as personal letters of support.Through Collection Drives, Letter Writing Campaigns, Craft Projects, and Care Package Assembly Events, Operation Gratitude provides civilians anywhere in America a way to say "Thank You" through active, hands-on volunteerism. Click here for ways to get involved.Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO)Over 3000 veterans and their families sleep on the streets of Georgia every night and the VEO is on a mission to change that. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for homeless Veterans on their road to self-sustainability. Click here to see more information about volunteer needs.Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC)Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the Medical Center and help make the patients' stay more enjoyable. Volunteers can perform a number of services, and a volunteer's talents are closely matched with one of their many assignments. Click here for ways to get involved with the VAMC.
The Spruill Center for the Arts fosters creativity and social connections through the arts. They offer a variety of classes and summer camps.Volunteer Needs: The Spruill Center for the Arts is in need of volunteers (aged 15+) for their Summer Camp program to assist instructors and to enhance the experience for their campers (ages 5-10).This will be a full week of volunteer hours where volunteers will work with one age group of campers and a teacher for the week. Details: For a complete list of the volunteer duties and the Summer Camp application and agreement click here. Registration Information: volunteers must complete the Spruill Center for the Arts Volunteer Application to actually participate as a junior volunteer counselor. We have listed the 1st date of each camp on our calendar to make it easy for Pebble Tossers members to record service hours. Hours & Camp Dates:8:45 am 3:00 pm Monday 9:00 am 3:00 pm Tuesday - Friday Weeks begin for the week of June 2 - Aug. 2.
Books for Africa: A simple name for an organization with a simple mission: to end the book famine in Africa. Books for Africa collects, sorts, ships, and distributes books to African students of all ages. With your help, they will help create a culture of literacy and provide the tools of empowerment to the next generation of parents, teachers, and leaders in Africa.Volunteers are needed to sort and pack books according to category and age level. No heavy lifting is involved. Volunteers should be at least 12 years old and 14 to be without an adult.Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will only be 10 volunteers per group.If you are interested in volunteering on a date other than what appears on our calendar please email email@example.com (shifts are from 9 am - 11 am and 1 - 3 pm.