Build affordable, energy-efficient homes
Gentrification and affordable housing are huge areas of concern for Atlanta, but Habitat for Humanity shows that neighborhood revitalization can be positive. Their homebuyer program gives first-time homebuyers the opportunity to build and buy an affordable, energy-efficient home in Atlanta with a 30-year, zero-interest mortgage. Register for one of Habitat for Humanity’s volunteer orientations, and you can take part in this affordable housing initiative by actually helping build someone’s home.
Promote civil rights
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights sits right beside the World of Coca-Cola and has given tourists and Atlanta natives alike a better understanding of civil rights struggles in America and around the world since its opening in 2007. If you’re passionate about civil rights, consider volunteering as a tour guide, an operations assistant, or a brand ambassador.
Answer questions about HIV/AIDS
At AID Atlanta, sharing knowledge is also a form of service. The organization combats the spread of HIV infection with educational programs, a confidential hotline, free HIV and STI tests, and HIV/AIDS-related care. AID Atlanta invites volunteers to the AIDS 101 Awareness and Action seminar so they can be informed in and give appropriate service when volunteering. After completing the training, you can answer calls to the Georgia AIDS & STD Infoline, assist with AIDS 101 seminars, and participate in AID Atlanta’s community outreach programs.
Keep impaired drivers off the road
SafeRide America recognizes the need to keep impaired drivers off the road, whether that concerns drunk drivers or drivers with temporary disabilities, and they have created a system that gets them and their vehicle home safely. Monetary donations allow SafeRide to offer rides to impaired drivers who can’t afford travel fair, making the roads a little safer over one of the busiest times of the year.