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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)

Camp Counselor for week-long GA camp for kids with Celiac Disease

Camp Twin Lakes - Will-A-Way

Volunteer to be a camp counselor for Camp Weekaneatit July 11 - 17, 2020 at Camp Twin Lakes in Winder, GA. It is a fun and rewarding opportunity, great experience to add to your life and/or your resume. Help kids boost our campers' self esteem, while they have a blast and learn new coping skills for dealing with their diagnosis of Celiac Disease. Please see our video on our website that tells part of the story: www.GlutenFreeCamp.org Interested people will participate in an online interview, background check screening and onsite camp staff training. PLEASE EMAIL TO SET UP YOUR INTERVIEW: [masked]

Virtual Documentary Night: Free Angela

Atlanta

For Virtual Documentary Night we are meeting to talk about the documentary, Free Angela And All Political Prisoners. It is available for free on this link. https://tubitv.com/movies/472114/free_angela_and_all_political_prisoners The documentary tells the story of professor Angela Davis, whose social activism implicated her in a botched kidnapping and put her on the FBI’s Most Wanted List in 1970. 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. I will send out the Zoom link to those listed as attending the day of the event. Please make sure and message me before the start of the event if you have not received the link. It should go to your email if you are RSVPed by the time I send it out to everyone. This event is hosted in collaboration with multiple meetup groups, including the 20s & 30s ATL Meetup, 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

Volunteers Needed for Lift Up Atlanta's 2020 School Supply Drive

Oak Hill, Child, Family and Adolescent Center

All volunteers are requested to wear a mask and gloves. Bringing hand sanitizer is highly recommended. Volunteers can sign up to bring donations on the following link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F4CAEAB2FA64-2020 It's been a challenging year for everyone Everyone has been affected in one way or another The best thing about this year is that we are coming together as a communiy We need YOUR help to help children in need this school year coming up Time: 10:00am Date: July 25, 2020 Location: Fulton County Oak Hill Center, 2805 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA Volunteering event and all volunteers must bring school supply donations. Items Needed: New Backpacks No. 2 Pencils Colored Pencils A Pencil Sharpener (hand held with a top to collect savings) A large pink eraser Ballpoint pens A box of crayons Water based markers Spiral bound notebooks Notebook paper 3 Ring Binder Pocket Folders Highlighters Index Cards Construction Paper Ruler Glue sticks Stapler Scissors – kid friendly Hand sanitizer Kleenex Disinfecting wipes $20-50 Gift Cards for purchase of school outfits/uniforms of shoes All donations will be given to children in need Drop off location: Fulton County Oak Hill Center, 2805 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA Monday to Friday 9-5pm All donors and supporters can drop off at these times if you can’t make the volunteering event or you can make a financial contribution on our website www.liftupatlanta.org For questions or large donations, please email at [masked] or call[masked] Thanks for your support in advance!

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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