The Help Desk wants to keep you informed about opportunities to get you out the house and devote your time to those in need.

Whether you're a teen, college student, busy parent or retired, there are many opportunities out there available for you to volunteer your time with a variety of organizations that are looking for you.

Volunteering your time has so many benefits, such as impacting the lives of others, gaining experience with a career field that you've been interested in learning more about and you get the chance to surround yourself with new people and build valuable relationships.

If you're looking for something to do this summer, check out the list below.

Resource Guide:

Rise Up Atlanta/Help Organization Inc.
This year the Atlanta Falcons are encouraging all fans to sign up and help revitalize the community.

541 10th St., No. 312 Atlanta, GA 30318

Piedmont Park
Help Piedmont Park by donating your time and energy to Atlanta's premier Greenspace. Become a green volunteer!

Piedmont Park Conservancy
P.O. Box 7795 Atlanta, GA 30357

Atlanta Community Food Bank
Atlanta Community Food Bank serves over 600 nonprofit partner agencies in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties. Volunteers lend support to various operations as well as helping to staff events, as well as other opportunities.

732 Joseph E Lowery Blvd. NW Atlanta, GA

MedShare is dedicated to improving healthcare and the environment through the
recovery and redistribution of medical supplies and equipment. Volunteers play an
important role by getting these life-saving supplies to people who need them the most.

3240 Clifton Springs Rd, Decatur, GA 30034

Boys and Girls Club
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta offers volunteer opportunities for those who want to help change and save the lives of the youth.

1275 Peachtree St. NE Suite 500 Atlanta, GA 30309

The Covenant House Georgia
Prepare to share a meal with homeless youth. The Covenant House of Georgia's mission Is based on faith and the belief that all Children and youth have a right to love, respect and genuine concern.

1559 Johnson Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Kate's Club
Kate's Club mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling.

1330 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

The Center for the Visually Impaired
Mature school-aged youth assist with STARS activities, including weekend field trips, summer camps, and an after-school program. Must have some basic leadership skills and natural ability to interact with visually impaired peers as equals.

739 West Peachtree St, NW Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Chastain Memorial Park Conservancy
Volunteers play a key role in maintaining the safety and accessibility of the park by performing a number of activities including planting, landscaping, pruning, maintaining footpaths, clearing brush as well as assisting with fundraising, special events and administrative tasks.

Chastain Park Conservancy
4001 Powers Ferry Road NW Atlanta, Georgia 30342

Wilderness Works
Georgia Wilderness Works is a youth development agency serving homeless and disadvantaged children living primarily in DeKalb and Fulton counties.

644 Memorial Dr. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Jesus Set the Captive Free
JSCF strives to empower the ex-offender, veterans and the homeless through information and education along with emotional and faith-based support that will strengthen your way of life.

2800 Campcreek Pky, Apt E2 College Park, GA. 30349

Atlanta Humane Society
If you're a pet lover, this is the right volunteer opportunity for you. Atlanta Humane Society is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets.

981 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

City of Refuge
The City of Refuge is dedicated to community development that lead to the stability of the community. There are several opportunities to volunteer, including gardening, landscaping, and assisting in the 180 Kitchen.

1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30314

Atlanta Union Mission
Atlanta Mission is a Christian organization that provides people with emergency shelter, job attainment and transitional housing. Volunteers are always welcome.

2353 Bolton Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Men's services:
Women's and children's services:

Hosea Feed the Hungry
Hosea Feed the Hungry raises public awareness about the problems people face that are living in poverty or are at-risk of living in poverty, Volunteers help to solve those problems by assisting to those in need.

1035 Donnelly Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
The Fernbank Museum of Natural History has a variety of areas that you can volunteer in, such as working as an Animal Care Assistant, Environmental Assistant, Greeter, IMAX Attendant, Piano Player and more.

767 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Kashi Atlanta Kids Art Program for Children's at Scottish RIte
Do you have a love for art and children? Create crafts and art projects with children at Children's at Scottish Rite.

1001 Johnson Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342