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Volunteer

Due to HIPAA Laws and our Confidentiality Policy,
all volunteers must be at least 21 years of age.

If you are under 21, you can still get involved by holding a drive for new socks and/or underwear, men and women’s business suits, khakis and white shirts, or shoes to help our youth succeed in the next steps of their journey towards productive adulthood. Please contact our Volunteer Team at chgavolunteer@covenanthouse.org before hosting a drive or creating outreach kits to determine our current needs.


Individual Volunteering

Click here to complete the Individual Volunteer Application!

  • Street Outreach Volunteer: Join Covenant House Georgia staff as we canvas the community in our outreach van in an effort to provide homeless youth with meals and hygiene items, and connect them with the services that our organization provides. Schedule of available opportunities: Tuesday – Thursday, from 3:00-6:00pm or 6:00-9:00pm

  • Life Skills Volunteer: Use your expertise to host a class and teach our youth a variety of life skills. Classes can include topics such as baking & cooking, creating a monthly budget, art, poetry, music, etc. *This opportunity is available in our Community Service Center from 11:00am – 12:0 pm, or in our shelter and cottage locations in the evening. Schedule of available opportunities: Tuesday – Thursday from 11:00am-12:00pm or 7:30-8:30pm (cooking classes take place 6:30-8:30pm in our cottages)

  • Recreation Volunteer: Our youth have a set schedule each week where they work, go to school or participate in our educational and vocational programs. The afternoons are their time to do something fun and creative! As a volunteer you can host a jewelry making class, teach our youth Zumba, hold a sports tournament, or do another fun activity!  Schedule of available opportunities: Tuesday-Thursday from 3:30-5:00pm

  • Clothing Closet Volunteer: Our clothing and toiletry closets are in constant need of loving care! Seeking volunteers to help us sort our in-kind donations as they come in and help us to keep them organized so that they are easily accessible to our youth.  Schedule of available opportunities: Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00am-4:00pm

  • Sack Lunch Service: This volunteer opportunity provides youth with a portable lunch each day. Volunteers can assist with making sandwiches and bagging sack lunches. Schedule of available opportunities: Tuesday and Thursday between 1:00-3:00pm

  • The Laundry League: The laundry league helps CHGA keep linens freshly washed for the youth! Duties may also include, organizing the shelter utility closet, re-stocking the toiletry closet, and folding and organizing linens. Schedule of available opportunities: Tuesday-Thursday from 10:00am-12:00pm

  • Shelter Administrative Support: Our shelter staff would love your support! We are in need of assistance with preparing in-take folders, organizing youth mail, stocking forms and supplies, and checking voicemails.  We are looking for someone who can volunteer one day per week. Schedule of available opportunities: Tuesday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm

  • Administrative Support: Our executive staff would love your support around the office! We are in need of assistance with database management, large mailings, answering and forwarding calls, filing, etc., and event support as needed. Schedule of available opportunities: Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm (Opportunity depends on mailings and events taking place.)


Group Volunteering

Click here to complete the Group Volunteer Application!

  • Prepare and Share a Meal: Seeking volunteers to purchase ingredients and prepare a meal for our youth. We have designed this opportunity to provide a sense of family and community for our youth while sharing a hot meal with community volunteers. If you would like, you can host an activity after the meal such as baking cookies, playing games, etc. Please email Bria Johnson at bjohnson@covenanthouse.org for more information about this volunteer opportunity.

  • Recreation Actvities: Our youth have a set schedule each week where they work, go to school or participate in our educational and vocational programs. The afternoons are their time to do something fun and creative! As a volunteer you can host a jewelry making class, teach our youth Zumba, hold a sports tournament, or do another fun activity! Best for 10-15 volunteers. Schedule of available opportunities: Tuesday-Thursday from 3:30-5:00pm
  • Clothing Closet: Our clothing and toiletry closets are in constant need of loving care! Seeking volunteers to help us sort our in-kind donations as they come in and help us to keep them organized so that they are easily accessible to our youth. Best for 10-15 volunteers. Schedule of available opportunities: Tuesday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm

  • Project Suds: Covenant House Georgia’s fleet of vans canvas the streets of Atlanta to provide outreach to homeless youth, transport residents, take field trips, and more! These vans are constantly in need of care and cleaning. Help wash our vans and keep them squeaky clean for our youth! Best for 10 volunteers. Schedule of available opportunities: Tuesday-Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm

  • Sack Lunch Service: This volunteer opportunity provides youth with a portable lunch each day. Volunteers can assist with making sandwiches and bagging sack lunches. Best for 5 volunteers. Schedule of available opportunities: Tuesday-Friday between 9:00am-12:00pm

  • The Kitchen Brigade: Our shelter cafeteria receives so much love from volunteers preparing and serving meals. With people using it on a constant basis, it could always use a deep cleaning. Help us keep a spotless and organized kitchen! Best for 5-10 volunteers. Schedule of available opportunities: Tuesday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm


Corporate Volunteering

Click here to complete the Corporate Volunteer Application!

In addition to the Group Volunteer opportunities listed above, the following opportunities are available to Corporate Volunteers:

  • Job Readiness: Teach job readiness and career skills to our youth! Classes can include topics such as resume building, interview preparation, employment applications, “Dress for Success”, and more. Best for 5-10 volunteers. Schedule of available opportunities: Tuesday – Thursday, from 11:00am-12:00pm or 7:00pm-8:00pm
  • Professional Panel: Our youth want to hear from you! Share information about your organization and how you got to where you are today. Topics can include: the hurdles you had to overcome, what you like best about your job, etc. Best for 3-8 volunteers. Schedule of available opportunities: Tuesday or Thursday from 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Service Day: Encourage your employees to join us as a group to volunteer and help us make Covenant House a “home” for the youth who reside in our crisis shelter. Projects can include cooking a meal, landscaping, gardening, painting and decorating dorm rooms, or simply throwing a party for our youth. We can tailor an experience for your group and create a memorable experience. 

Questions? Contact Georgia O'Farrell at gofarrell@covenanthouse.org.


Volunteer FAQs

What is the process for becoming a volunteer?

To Volunteer at Covenant House Georgia, you will need to fill out a volunteer form, attend an orientation, complete an online child abuse prevention training and submit to a background check which we will conduct-in house.

Is there a fee for the background check?

We charge a fee of $25 for each background check. The fee can be paid by cash, check or money orders made out to Covenant House Georgia.

Can I go to my local police department to order my own background check?

No. All volunteers must submit to a background check that we conduct in-house in accordance with Covenant House International's policies.

Can I complete court ordered community service with Covenant House?

Unfortunately, Covenant House Georgia cannot approve court ordered community service.


Contact the Volunteer Team at
chgavolunteer@covenanthouse.org for more information!
 


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