What we're about

Our group has been selected as the 2009 Atlanta Community Food Bank Civic Volunteer Organization of the Year! http://www.acfb.org/volunteer/honor_r ...

We are a group of individuals interested in getting out and benefiting our community through the donation of our time and manpower. The impact that a large group of individuals coming out and volunteering can have on an organization in need is significant.

FORSYTH AREA SPORTS TEAMS, Inc., (FAST) is a 501 (c)(3) that operates this volunteer website as a way to organize volunteers to be broadly effective for any community need and not just to serve our nonprofit.

As a good corporate citizen, FAST believes that nonprofits are part of the larger community and that we should be prepared to serve and to assist other community causes besides our own.

Volunteers are in high demand due to our current economy, and our current economy also makes it more difficult to find volunteers.

To encourage more volunteerism, (FAST) is providing sports related activities and other incentives for people who volunteer their time. An example of this are the sailing and scuba activities given away free to volunteers or the movie tickets also given away to people who have volunteered.

When you volunteer for any worthy cause that FAST recognizes, we will give you volunteer credit hours you can exchange for an exciting variety of sports activities such as scuba, sailing, underwater photography or even operating an underwater vehicle at our pool.

It will be the goal of this volunteer group to work towards stabilizing the community with practical volunteer efforts in direct contact with those who truly need help and indirectly with supporting the administrative duties of nonprofits to help prevent any more from failing.

The mission of our sponsor FAST is to support challenged people through sports. Support comes in the form of employment, housing, physical activity and socialization. FAST also supports the health and wellness of the community at large and has a special place for challenged heroes such as veterans, police, fire, ems and other workers who become injured while serving others.

FAST is a very strong advocate for salary caps for anyone employed by a nonprofit. The 1.2 million dollars per year paid to Gloria Pace King of the United Way in 2008, is just one glaring example of the greed and malfeasance in nonprofits that FAST is crusading against.

FAST is just one of the many worthy causes that you can volunteer for.

Upcoming events (5+)

Community On Demand Investor/Mentor Meetup

Sae Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Members of our Partners In Education Network (students, volunteers, STEM mentors, nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses) with interests in the music, film, radio, television, publishing, marketing, special events, arts and entertainment industries gather monthly to: - Learn the latest industry trends in STEM education - Attend training sessions for the Rich Kids Society Money Guide Activity Books. Money guides can be purchased online at www.nextstepsyep.org - Provide feedback and sponsorship funding for the young entrepreneur startups through our Rich Kids Society Investment Club - Offer/secure internships, career shadowing experiences, work-based learning and employment opportunities for youth and young adults through our STEM++ Direct Youth Staffing Agency - Help students complete current digital media projects for the Community On Demand Digital Media Network - Purchase and barter merchandise from young entrepreneurs participating in our Pop Shop vendor competition and marketplace Attendance at all Community On Demand & Rich Kids Society Meetups is free but membership is required to participate in the workshops! Visit www.nextstepsyep.org to join. Students - $10 per year Junior Executive Management Teams - $20 per project STEM Mentors - $55 per year Nonprofits - - $99 per year For-profits - $149 per year PARKING IS EXPENSIVE ($7 - 20) - Uber/Lyft or ride MARTA!

Member Meet & Greet, all-u-can-eat buffet & drink specials, portion benefits CAC

Hello Everyone, New Venue! Please read all of the below information...Portion of the proceeds benefits the Sandy Springs Food bank! We are having a New Member Meet & Greet at a different type of venue, not a restaurant. This New Member Meet & Greet will be at Life Time Athletic, an Upscale Tennis & Athletic Center, with a terrific Bar area for mingling. Once you enter the main entrance, You must stop at the main desk, then they will direct you to our location. Life Time Athletic offered us to come out on a Saturday night, we have a better chance for no Atlanta traffic. Our last Saturday night Meet & Greet went awesome, over 140 people showed up. It was a fun night! This is a Multi-Meetup Group event! 60-80% who come out are new Members, all Members are welcome as always. Don't be shy, if you RSVP, please try to keep the commitment of showing up, or change your RSVP. We need an accurate count for the venue to make enough food. WE will start at 6pm, but as always, come at anytime up until 10pm. $12 Per person, Includes: All-U-Can-Eat Food buffet, Quesadillas Wings Chips and Dip Dessert Iced tea/lemonade A portion of the proceeds will go to the Sandy Springs food bank :) Drink Specials:: $3 select assorted domestic beers & non-alcoholic beverages $4 house wine. Everyone who comes out must pay, at the check-in table, where you will receive a name tag and wristband. Please bring cash, debit/credit is accepted. I look forward to seeing you there! Larry

The NEXT Steps Super Bowl Experience @ North DeKalb Mall

North Dekalb Mall

A professional event management team is needed immediately to help organize and manage this event. It started off as a small, fun indoor field day event but has sparked the interest of the entire STEAM community within the last four days! About 20-50 volunteers will be needed daily to manage the activity stations, registration areas, decor, and flow of traffic. A printing donation is needed for the FUN Passes. Great marketing opportunity for your business! Please text Dana Jewel Harris, Executive Director at[masked] or email me with the words ATLANTA VOLUNTEER in your text or subject line so I will know to respond immediately. Thanks!

Community On Demand Investor/Mentor Meetup

Sae Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Members of our Partners In Education Network (students, volunteers, STEM mentors, nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses) with interests in the music, film, radio, television, publishing, marketing, special events, arts and entertainment industries gather monthly to: - Learn the latest industry trends in STEM education - Attend training sessions for the Rich Kids Society Money Guide Activity Books. Money guides can be purchased online at www.nextstepsyep.org - Provide feedback and sponsorship funding for the young entrepreneur startups through our Rich Kids Society Investment Club - Offer/secure internships, career shadowing experiences, work-based learning and employment opportunities for youth and young adults through our STEM++ Direct Youth Staffing Agency - Help students complete current digital media projects for the Community On Demand Digital Media Network - Purchase and barter merchandise from young entrepreneurs participating in our Pop Shop vendor competition and marketplace Attendance at all Community On Demand & Rich Kids Society Meetups is free but membership is required to participate in the workshops! Visit www.nextstepsyep.org to join. Students - $10 per year Junior Executive Management Teams - $20 per project STEM Mentors - $55 per year Nonprofits - - $99 per year For-profits - $149 per year PARKING IS EXPENSIVE ($7 - 20) - Uber/Lyft or ride MARTA!

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