Jackson County Volunteer Oppurtunities...

Action
Help package and distribute food to low-income families and the elderly, 367-9599.

Aids Coalition of NE Georgia
Help with information line, office support, the buddy program and helping hands, 542-2437.

American Red Cross
East Georgia Chapter: needs help with disaster relief and blood drives and needs first aid and C.P.R. instructors, 353-1645.

American Cancer Society
Assistance with special events, 549-4893.

American Heart Association
Assistance with special events, 549-0939.

The Ark of Jackson County, Inc.
A mission designed to help Jackson County residents who have had an emergency loss of income with utilities, housing, medications with $40 to $50 and by contacting other agencies. Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 to 12 noon. Contact 367-8365 for help or to volunteer. Volunteers have two days training and then interview neighbors. Carolyn Townes is the Director.

Benton Elementary School
Assist with special events, such as field day and book fairs, and with small group instruction, do clerical work and read to students, Lamar Langston, 757-2211.

BJC Nursing Facility
Needs teen and adult volunteers to help with various activities and to visit with the residents, Carol Ann Claxton, 335-1305.

Boy Scouts of America
Northeast Georgia Council: volunteers needed to be troop leaders and assistants, 548-1435.

Children's Advocacy Center
Tina Grubbs, director, (770) 868-1900.

Christian Outreach Food Bank
Work in warehouse, 335-6084.

·Civil Air Patrol: cadets, ages sixth grade through eighteen-years-olds participate in search and rescue missions and learn how to fly airplanes, senior members teach cadets and students at middle and high schools and can also work with emergency services, contact Commander Lt. Jody Willilams 706-387-1996.

Community Food Bank
Sardis and Jefferson Presbyterian churches, 367-3974.

County Elementary School
Read to children and have children read to volunteer, assist in the media center and work with children on different activities in small groups, Lynne Wheeler, 654-2243.

Crawford W. Long Museum
Various opportunities available in assisting with museum and public. Call 367-5307.

East Jackson Middle School
Read to students, assist in small group situations and with different school-sponsored activities, including dances, and help office staff with running papers, Pam Summey, 335-2083.

First Steps
Offers support for "newborn" parents, BJC Medical Center, 335-1000.

Friends of the Library Club at Commerce Public Library
Assist with fundraising events and special projects, including creating a bog garden and helping with the volunteer appreciation dinner, Mamata Shelty, 335-2262.

Girl Scouts
Needs troop leaders, assistant leaders, trainers and recruiters, 1-800-300-4475.

Gordon Street Center
Adult learning center, 367-2653, and mother's morning out, 367-2341.

Hope Resource Center
Crisis pregnancy support center, 367-5304.

Jackson County Family Connection Inc.
Share your input about community needs from a citizen, family, &/or parent point or view. Help us work to meet our community needs. Also, need someone to take light clerical work.. Amber Casper 706-367-3026

Jackson County Habitat for Humanity
335-4083.

Jackson County Health Department
Assistance with special events and youth assistance for the department's youth advisory program, Angela Mullis, 367-5204.

Jackson County Community Outreach
Assist with special events and help to create boys' and girls' clubs of Jackson County, Jim Scott, 335-3367.

Jefferson Elementary School's Helping Hands program
Assist children with various tasks one-on-one or in small groups at the direction of the teacher, Stookie Bryan, 367-5664.

Maysville Elementary School
Read to children, Rod Gailey or Pat Miller, 652-2241.

North Jackson Elementary School
Read to children, assist with special events, such as field day and picture day, do clerical tasks, aid younger students with accelerated reader program, assist with classroom projects and various other tasks, Jennifer Norris, 693-2246.

Peace Place
Various oppurtunities assisting at the battered women and children's shelter, Pat or Chris, (770) 307-3633.

Piedmont CASA Volunteer Opportunities
(court appointed special advocates):
Tara Fulcher 770-867-0407

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Assistance with special events at local schools and distributing informative materials throughout the county, Patricia Brown, 335-9387 or pattiB7355@aol.com.

Athens Area:

Sandy Creek Park
Several volunteer oppurtunities, including monthly hikes and canoeing trips to pick up trash. The park also needs volunteers to supervise children during the monthly special programs and events the park offers. Sandy Creek has volunteer oppurtunites availible for anyone willing to do office work or help with publications. Contact the park at 613-3615.

Our Daily Bread
Athens urban ministry soup kitchen, 353-6647.

Athens Area Humane Society
Help with special events and hands-on work in the shelter, Lisa Klein, 353-CATS (2287).

Georgia Museum of Art
Needs tour guides, museum shop assistance and assistance with summer art outreach program, 542-0450.

Community Connection of Northeast Georgia
Work on information research and database and directory updating, 353-1313.

Special Olympics
Needs assistance for athletic events, Kathy Smith, 548-3550.

State Botanical Gardens of Georgia
Needs tour guides, people to greet guests and to work in the gift shop, greenhouse and at special events, 542-6195.

Athens Regional Medical Center
Help at information desk, in admissions, at gift shop, mailroom, and at special events, 354-3510.

St. Marys' Hospital
Help at information desk, in admissions, at the gift shop and at the mailroom, 354-3169.

Athens Area Homeless Shelter
Assist with preparing and serving meals, childcare, and the shelter is also in need of drivers with a truck, 354-0423.

Salvation Army
Assist with preparing and serving meals, help in thrift shop and at special events held in December, 543-5350.

 

If there is a volunteer oppurtunity in the Jackson County area that is not listed here, 367-5233 to get it posted.

All area codes are 706 unless otherwise stated.

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