Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to contribute to the local community and many organizations looking for assistance. This list provides some idea of those opportunities. If you would like to recommend an organization, please email ugara@uga.edu.

UGA Volunteer Opportunities

Georgia Museum of Art http://georgiamuseum.org/give/volunteer

Performing Arts Center http://pac.uga.edu/support-us/volunteer-at-the-pac.aspx

State Botanical Garden of Georgia http://botgarden.uga.edu/volunteer.php#Intro

Non-UGA Volunteer Opportunities

*HandsOn Northeast Georgia, a program of Community Connection of NEGA, maintains a searchable database of organizations looking for volunteers and also sponsors an annual volunteer fair. Contact them to match your skills and time available with local needs: http://www.handsonnortheastgeorgia.org/

The list of organizations below was compiled by a UGARA volunteer.

Athens Area Homeless Shelter http://helpathenshomeless.org/home/volunteer/

Athens-Clarke County Libraries http://www.athenslibrary.org/support-the-library/volunteer-opportunities

Athens Community Council on Aging http://www.accaging.org/volunteer/

Athens Humane Society http://www.athenshumanesociety.org/ahs-volunteer.html

Athens Regional Medical Center http://www.athenshealth.org/volunteers

Clarke County Mentor Program http://clarkecountymentorprogram.org/

Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children http://www.childrenfirst-inc.org/athens-oconee-casa.html

ESP (Extra Special People) http://www.extraspecialpeople.com/

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia http://www.foodbanknega.org/volunteer

Free IT Athens http://www.freeitathens.org/get_involved

Girl Scouts https://www.gshg.org/Get-Involved/Volunteer/Pages/default.aspx

Learning Ally (Formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic) https://www.learningally.org/volunteers/

Oconee Youth Playhouse http://oypoysp.com/playhouse/

St. Mary’s Hospital http://www.stmarysathens.org/professionals/volunteering/adult-auxiliary

Town and Gown Players http://www.townandgownplayers.org/index.php/volunteer