Want to do something worthwhile with your free time? Did you make a New Year's resolution to give back to your community? Here are opportunities for you to make a difference in Decatur:
- The Decatur Cooperative Ministry, an organization which assists families facing homelessness, is looking for a new executive director. Beth Vann-Turnbull has served as the organization's executive director for 12 years, but at the end of March is moving to Virginia to take on her new role as Executive Director of the Virginia Dental Association Foundation.
- Adopt A Senior: Adopt a Senior this Valentine's Day! E CUBED,a Christian service organization, is hosting a Valentine’s party and giving 600 gift bags to seniors at Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1500 S. Johnson Ferry Road in Atlanta and three other nursing homes in Metro Atlanta. Volunteers are needed to assemble and hand out the gift bags to seniors on Feb. 17. If you can't volunteer, you can still donate $20 per gift bag or desserts, snacks and drinks. The proceeds from this event will support E CUBED International. To donate or sign up to volunteer, visit www.ecubedintl.org/events.
- Join Clairmont Presbyterian Church on Sunday as its 450 members trade its regular Sunday service to get out in the community and do some good. The congregation will gather for a short commissioning service at 9 a.m. in the Clairmont sanctuary. At 9:20am, the service will conclude and the congregation will depart in small groups of six to 12 to serve all over the Decatur/Atlanta area. They are calling the event “Acts of Worship.” Get all the details here.
- Volunteer with the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four: The Atlanta Local Organizing Committee (ALOC) is seeking more than 2,000 volunteers to help with the 2013 NCAA® Men’s Final Four® Tournament. Volunteers will help in various ways like greeting guests at Atlanta hotels or assisting with youth and community events that are expected to draw thousands of locals and visitors from April 5 – 8. Potential volunteers will find all of the opportunities listed here with descriptions, photos from previous Final Four tournaments and videos. Early registration is recommended as selection of volunteer opportunities is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- SAVE-THE-DATE: On March 16, the Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse will hold its second annual Jawbones vs. Sawbones benefit basketball game in Decatur High School’s gym. Volunteers are needed to help raise money to benefit individuals living with brain injuries while being entertained by watching Jawbones (lawyers) and Sawbones (doctors) battle for bragging rights on the court. To learn more and to purchase tickets, learn more at the Side By Side Brain Injury Clubhouse Facebook page. Anyone nterested in volunteering for this event should contact Resource Development Director Marian Dickson at email@example.com.
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