Individual volunteering

All new individual volunteers must be over 18 years old and must attend a volunteer orientation prior to signing up for volunteer opportunities. Please reach out to our Volunteer Manager, Teah Bussell, at tbussell@covenanthouse.org to get started!

 Make a meaningful impact by volunteering to purchase ingredients and prepare a meal for our youth.

Covenant House Georgia has 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. 

Click here to sign up for this volunteer opportunity. Recommended for groups of 5-12 adults. 

Use your expertise to host a class and teach our youth a variety of life skills. Classes can include topics such as baking and cooking, creating a monthly budget, art, poetry, music, etc.

This opportunity is available on Tuesday–Thursday from 11am-12pm, 1pm-2pm, 2pm-3pm or 7:30-8:30pm (cooking classes take place 6:30-8:30pm). 

Our clothing and toiletry closets are in constant need of loving care!

Covenant House Georgia is seeking volunteers to help us sort our in-kind donations as they come in and help us keep everything organized so items are easily accessible to our youth.

Schedule of available opportunities: Tuesday-Thursday from 9am-4pm. 

We are blessed to have a 7 acre campus within the city limits of Atlanta. We love that it gives us the opportunity to have flowers, gardens, and beautiful fields- and we rely on volunteers to help us maintain our space. If you love being outdoors and seeing the beauty of a landscaped yard- we would love your help! This opportunity is listed online, but is open to a volunteers availability. Reach out to our team after orientation! 

group & corporate volunteering

Covenant House Georgia welcomes groups and corporate teams for volunteer projects. 

groups and corporate teams are welcome to participate in all of the volunteer opportunities listed in the section above.

Additionally, groups may participate in the opportunities listed below.

To learn more, please reach out to our Volunteer Manager, Teah Bussell, at tbussell@covenanthouse.org.

CHGA offers on-site and virtual volunteer opportunities for your group or team to help young people experiencing homelessness and escaping trafficking.

Teach job readiness and career skills to our youth! Host a class on a topic 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 11am-12pm or 7-8pm

Another idea? Do a panel presentation with your team. 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, what you wish you knew you were starting out, and more! Best for 3-8 volunteers. schedule of available opportunities: Tuesday or Thursday from 11am-12pm. 

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.

Join the COVEY GUILD

The Covey Guild is a group of women dedicated to meeting the needs of youth experiencing homelessness and escaping trafficking in Atlanta by supporting the mission and staff of CHGA. Join us to empower our youth and show them the support, love, and compassion they deserve.

Volunteer FAQs

All volunteers at Covenant House Georgia must be over 18 years old. The process of becoming an individual volunteer includes:

  • Emailing teahbussell@covenanthouse.org to get started (links to all of the following resources and steps will be emailed to you)
  • Watch our volunteer orientation video
  • Complete the required virtual trainings
  • Submit a background check ($25 fee)

If you would like to participate in our Prepare and Share a Meal Program, orientation is not required.  

We charge a fee of $25 for each background check. Pay 1 of 3 easy ways:

  1. Use our online donation page to pay your fee. Please list "Volunteer Background Check" in the "Comments" field.
  2. Give cash to our Volunteer Manager.
  3. Write a check to Covenant House Georgia with "Volunteer Background Check" written in the memo line and give it to our Volunteer Manager.

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

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

We require that all on-campus volunteers and guests be over the age of 18. If you'd like to engage your family, we hope you will consider doing an off-campus drive or project to advocate for and benefit the youth of Covenant House GA. 

Due to HIPAA Laws and our Confidentiality Policy, all volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

If you are under 18, you can still get involved by holding a drive for urgently needed items to help our youth succeed in the next steps of their journey toward productive adulthood.

Please contact our Volunteer Team at chgavolunteer@covenanthouse.org before hosting a drive or creating outreach kits to determine our current needs.

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