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Welcome to the Atlanta Volunteers. If you click on our link for past events, you will see over 10 years and hundreds of events for the citizens of Georgia. Use this to dream big about what can be possible!

Our success is due to volunteers with a vision to help others. If your event is a true volunteer event, please ask to be an event leader so that you can post your event and manage your volunteers.

You help others quite a bit already without even thinking about it. Families, friends, sports, church, work as well as opening doors and giving random smiles away are just some of the many things you do everyday to help people without thinking about it.

I would like to invite you to be a leader and create an event for fun and with the goal of helping people. Sharing joy in this world is one of the greatest volunteer activities you can do and combining fun with your event will make it a success.

My passion for being a volunteer centers around my son who has Down Syndrome. The project to find employment, quality of life and respite care for a wide variety of conditions can be found at https://theabilityrevolution.com (https://theabilityrevolution.com/)

I am currently the leader of Pack 114 Special Scouts. This is made up of boys, girls, men and women with special needs. Nobody ages out of the program and all are welcome. Forsyth County allows us to use an indoor heated pool with a meeting space for our scouts, as well as great use of county facilities such as campgrounds and nature centers. I am willing to share this access with anyone who has a true volunteer event. Please contact me alan@theabilityrevolution.com if you live in the Forsyth County area and would like to be involved.

In the above link you can read about plans for a free boarding school for a few disabled adults located at an aquatic center. Business at the aquatic center funds the boarding school which is on the top floor of the aquatic center. The marketing for the aquatics is at a site called https://tropicaladventurecompetition.com (https://tropicaladventurecompetition.com/) .

We have shot the pilot for this 30 episode series that is our marketing, and I could sure use some volunteer help to finish this! My biggest need right now is for reliable people to help with aquatic programs on Saturday for our scouts and the second biggest need I have is to form a local production crew to film and produce episodes for our 30 teams that each feature a special volunteer cause.

One last thing, please login to your Kroger shopping card and list the Atlanta Volunteers as your chosen charity. We do business as the Atlanta Volunteers but our nonprofit name is called Forsyth Area Sports Teams.

Cheers

Alan Kindree

Upcoming events (5)

Virtual Documentary Night: Forks Over Knives

Atlanta

For Virtual Documentary Night we are meeting to talk about the documentary, Forks Over Knives. This film examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the "diseases of affluence" that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by changing what we put on our fork rather than going under the knife. Here is a link to where you can watch it for free. https://tubitv.com/movies/557399/forks_over_knives You must watch the film on your own BEFORE the event. We will be meeting over Zoom, where we will break out into small discussion groups. We will do multiple rounds of small group discussion, then close out the night with larger group discussion. The zoom information is listed below. https://zoom.us/j/99097816431 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] This event is hosted in collaboration with multiple meetup groups, including the Atlanta Social Club (20's, 30's, etc), Austin Documentary Fans, Atlanta Volunteer Meetup, the Ethical Humanists of Atlanta, Sunday Assembly Atlanta, and the Vegan Social Club. Therefore those in attendance will be from varying backgrounds and beliefs. This is in order to provide an opportunity to hear a wide range of perspectives. This event is open to all who are open to all. The one thing we ask is that people allow others to get their full thought out and that any disagreement is voiced in a civil way. Thank you and hope to see you there! Previous Documentaries Shown: Apr. 11: Urbanized https://vimeo.com/ondemand/urbanized2 Apr. 24: The Game Changers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ove9b16OeR4 May 8: The True Cost https://tubitv.com/movies/500119/the_true_cost May 22: Happy https://tubitv.com/movies/157792/happy Jun. 5: Breaking The Cycle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaXWT2tsFlA Jun. 19: Ida B. Wells- A Passion For Justice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68farkNBr_M Jul. 3: The Black Power Mixtape 1967 - 1975 https://archive.org/details/TheBlackPowerMixtape196719756bryh0IFMhg Jul. 17 Free Angela and All Political Prisoners https://tubitv.com/movies/472114/free_angela_and_all_political_prisoners Jul. 31 Suppressed: The Fight To Vote https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03DGjnIkTdI Aug. 14 Amazon Empire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVVfJVj5z8s Sep. 11 Children Full of Life https://youtu.be/1tLB1lU-H0M Oct. 9 A Class Divided https://youtu.be/1mcCLm_LwpE Nov. 13 Stare Into The Lights My Pretties https://youtu.be/Q5qJjNM2Kx0 Dec. 11 Better Brain Health https://youtu.be/TLpbfOJ4bJU Jan. 8 Where To Invade Next https://documentarymania.com/player.php?title=Where+to+Invade+Next

Virtual Documentary Night: Poverty Inc.

Atlanta

For Virtual Documentary Night we are meeting to talk about the documentary, Poverty Inc. From TOMS Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore. Here is a link to where you can watch it for free. https://tubitv.com/movies/387154/poverty-inc You must watch the film on your own BEFORE the event. We will be meeting over Zoom, where we will break out into small discussion groups. We will do multiple rounds of small group discussion, then close out the night with larger group discussion. The zoom information is listed below. https://zoom.us/j/99097816431 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] This event is hosted in collaboration with multiple meetup groups, including the Atlanta Social Club (20's, 30's, etc), Austin Documentary Fans, Atlanta Volunteer Meetup, the Ethical Humanists of Atlanta, Sunday Assembly Atlanta, and the Vegan Social Club. Therefore those in attendance will be from varying backgrounds and beliefs. This is in order to provide an opportunity to hear a wide range of perspectives. This event is open to all who are open to all. The one thing we ask is that people allow others to get their full thought out and that any disagreement is voiced in a civil way. Thank you and hope to see you there! Previous Documentaries Shown: Apr. 11: Urbanized https://vimeo.com/ondemand/urbanized2 Apr. 24: The Game Changers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ove9b16OeR4 May 8: The True Cost https://tubitv.com/movies/500119/the_true_cost May 22: Happy https://tubitv.com/movies/157792/happy Jun. 5: Breaking The Cycle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaXWT2tsFlA Jun. 19: Ida B. Wells- A Passion For Justice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68farkNBr_M Jul. 3: The Black Power Mixtape 1967 - 1975 https://archive.org/details/TheBlackPowerMixtape196719756bryh0IFMhg Jul. 17 Free Angela and All Political Prisoners https://tubitv.com/movies/472114/free_angela_and_all_political_prisoners Jul. 31 Suppressed: The Fight To Vote https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03DGjnIkTdI Aug. 14 Amazon Empire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVVfJVj5z8s Sep. 11 Children Full of Life https://youtu.be/1tLB1lU-H0M Oct. 9 A Class Divided https://youtu.be/1mcCLm_LwpE Nov. 13 Stare Into The Lights My Pretties https://youtu.be/Q5qJjNM2Kx0 Dec. 11 Better Brain Health https://youtu.be/TLpbfOJ4bJU Jan. 8 Where To Invade Next https://documentarymania.com/player.php?title=Where+to+Invade+Next

Virtual Documentary Night: The First Rainbow Coalition

For Virtual Documentary Night we are meeting to talk about the documentary, The First Rainbow Coalition. This film shows how the Chicago Black Panther Party, the Latino group Young Lords Organization, and the Young Patriots organization banded together in 1969 to confront issues such as police brutality and substandard housing. Here is a link to where you can watch it for free. https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/videos/the-first-rainbow-coalition/ You must watch the film on your own BEFORE the event. We will be meeting over Zoom, where we will break out into small discussion groups. We will do multiple rounds of small group discussion, then close out the night with larger group discussion. The Zoom information is listed below. https://zoom.us/j/99097816431 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] This event is hosted in collaboration with multiple meetup groups, including the Atlanta Social Friends, Austin Documentary Fans, Atlanta Volunteer Meetup, the Ethical Humanists of Atlanta, Sunday Assembly Atlanta, and the Vegan Social Club. Therefore those in attendance will be from varying backgrounds and beliefs. This is in order to provide an opportunity to hear a wide range of perspectives. This event is open to all who are open to all. The one thing we ask is that people allow others to get their full thought out and that any disagreement is voiced in a civil way. Thank you and hope to see you there! Previous Documentaries Shown: Apr. 11: Urbanized https://vimeo.com/ondemand/urbanized2 Apr. 24: The Game Changers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ove9b16OeR4 May 8: The True Cost https://tubitv.com/movies/500119/the_true_cost May 22: Happy https://tubitv.com/movies/157792/happy Jun. 5: Breaking The Cycle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaXWT2tsFlA Jun. 19: Ida B. Wells- A Passion For Justice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68farkNBr_M Jul. 3: The Black Power Mixtape 1967 - 1975 https://archive.org/details/TheBlackPowerMixtape196719756bryh0IFMhg Jul. 17 Free Angela and All Political Prisoners https://tubitv.com/movies/472114/free_angela_and_all_political_prisoners Jul. 31 Suppressed: The Fight To Vote https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03DGjnIkTdI Aug. 14 Amazon Empire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVVfJVj5z8s Sep. 11 Children Full of Life https://youtu.be/1tLB1lU-H0M Oct. 9 A Class Divided https://youtu.be/1mcCLm_LwpE Nov. 13 Stare Into The Lights My Pretties https://youtu.be/Q5qJjNM2Kx0 Dec. 11 Better Brain Health https://youtu.be/TLpbfOJ4bJU Jan. 9 Where To Invade Next https://documentarymania.com/player.php?title=Where+to+Invade+Next

Mixed Group Documentary Night: TBD

Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation

This event is hosted in collaboration with multiple meetup groups, including the Ethical Humanists of Atlanta Group, the Late 20s & Early 30s ATL Meetup Group, and the Vegan Social Club. Therefore those in attendance will be from varying backgrounds and beliefs. This is in order to provide an opportunity to hear a wide range of perspectives. For documentary night we will be watching... After the film we will break out into small discussion groups. We will do multiple rounds of small group discussion, then close out the night with a whole group discussion. This event is open to all who are open to all. The one thing we ask is that people allow others to get their full thought out and that any disagreement is voiced in a civil way. You are welcome to bring your dinner and eat during the film. Also feel free to bring snacks to share. If you're bringing something homemade, we ask that you bring a card with ingredients so that anyone with allergies is able to make a safe choice. We will provide coffee and water. Thank you and hope to see you there! Previous Documentaries Shown: Jan. 11: Where To Invade Next Feb. 8: Teach Us All Mar. 8: The Corporation Apr. 5: A New Economy May 10: Minimalism Jun. 14: Alive Inside Jun. 28: All The Rage July 12: What Is Democracy July 26: The Altruism Revolution Aug. 9: How To Change The World Sept. 13: I Had An Abortion Oct. 11: Lego House Nov. 8: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson Dec. 13: Won't You Be My Neighbor Jan. 10: Taken For A Ride Feb. 7: 13th

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