Ongoing Local Opportunities
Academy at Double H Ranch is a tuition-free school in Fairmont, GA that helps low income, at-risk Appalachian students to prepare for life by providing a safe learning environment in which each student is empowered and inspired to reach his/her full potential. Opportunities occur several times a year and include opportunities such as hosting parties and donating supplies. Contact Mariea Brown, .
Aspen Ministry Team has worship services on Wednesdays at Aspen Assisted Living. To help visit, escort residents or to help sing the hymns, contact Jackie Chatham at or call at 678-483-6690.
Baker’s Ministry is an outreach ministry that needs volunteers to help bake goods and/or deliver them on Sunday afternoons to first-time visitors to BHBC. This is a delightful way to reach out to visitors in the love of Christ! Contact .
BHBC Motorcycle Ministry is an outreach ministry that helps members connect with others who have the same passion and reach out to cyclists who may not know the love of Christ. Contact Louis Fleming at .
BHBC Builders is an outreach ministry that forms construction teams to assist in building or repairing facilities for ministries in this area. If you’re handy with tools, contact Bill Vansant at .
Calvary Children’s Home is a home for “children needing placement apart from parents.” Volunteers can serve as mentors in various school subjects, groups to help provide and cook items for weekday dinner meals as well as groups to take on “fix-up” projects. To find out how you can assist, contact Calvary at 770-833-9564 or e-mail .
Cobb Pregnancy Services (DBA First Care Women’s Clinic) is a pregnancy center in Marietta that helps women in crisis and saves lives of the unborn. Volunteers can help sort donated supplies and clothing; qualified persons can assist with counseling. Contact the CPS office at 770-590-9361.
Cobb Street Ministries shelters hurting, homeless women and children. CSM needs more LifeGroups to each commit to prepare one meal for the residents. Food donations, kitchen and cleaning supplies are needed at various times. Groups are needed for clean-up projects outside as well. Contact Carol Paschal at 770-833-9564 to schedule.
Crafting Love ministry is creating several craft/sewing projects to send into the mission field as well as help fill Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Craft/Sewing times are Thursdays, 10-12 pm. Contact Elaine Smith ( ).
Heartline Ministries is a community outreach ministry that sponsors Red Cross Blood drives and medical screenings. Leaders, medical volunteers and facilitators are needed. Contact Mary French at .
Homeless Shelter Food Team is an outreach ministry cooks, delivers and serves a monthly meal at several local shelters. Volunteers are needed to help serve and lead devotions. Contact Cathy Turpin, , 404-274-4354.
Kimberly Personal Care/Overlook Ministry Team is an outreach ministry that provides weekly worship services every other Tuesday for the residents at Overlook at Cedarcrest and worship services for residents at Kimberly Personal Care in Dallas alternating Thursdays and Saturdays. To help, contact Floyd Smith (770)-605 0696 /Thursdays and Jim Chester for Saturdays.
Lifecare Ministries is an outreach ministry that provides support and study groups to help people in the areas of stewardship, divorce care, grief share, post abortion and job seekers. Volunteers are needed in several areas. Contact Mary French at .
Operation Christmas Child is a seasonal outreach opportunity that offers opportunities for volunteer individuals, families or LifeGroups during the months of October and November to help reach the families of needy children worldwide with the love of Christ during the Christmas season. Volunteers pack and collect shoeboxes for delivery by Samaritan’s Purse or help in a processing center. Contact Mariea Brown at or 770-715-1870.
Paulding Pregnancy Services in Paulding County helps women in crisis and saves lives. PPS needs volunteers to help counsel or sort baby supplies at their Hiram location. Contact Kathryn Krohn,
Pro-Life Team stands for life with no exceptions, calling out to women and men to choose life. The team is an outreach ministry that supports pregnant women and their family during and after unexpected pregnancy. The team stands at local abortion clinics as needs arise. The Pro-life team gives baby showers and support families after baby is born. Contact Melissa Edwards at .
Shepherd’s Rest Ministries in Dallas operates a safe-house for battered women children and needs volunteers to help with transporting residents for job searches and doctor appointments. Contact Marie Manley at .
S.O.S. (Support our Service Members) is an outreach ministry to our service members and needs volunteers to adopt members of the armed services and help minister to their families through cards, care packages, calls, etc. Contact Donna Redner at 770-846-5503,
Sterling Estates is on outreach team that meets weekly to provide worship services for residents of Sterling Estates Assisted Living on Dallas Highway. Contact Charlie Davis at .
Sweetwater Mission is maintained by a coalition of local churches, businesses, civic groups and caring individuals; committed to battle the effects of poverty head-on to stabilize families and help move them into a more abundant life. Volunteers help with reception, food and clothing shop, office work and teaching computer skills. Contact Paula Rigsby at 770-819-0662, ext. 19, or email at .
Victoria’s Friends is an outreach ministry that helps change the lives of women working in adult entertainment clubs. Volunteers have opportunities to help create “Baskets of Love” baskets as a ministry tool for the team that makes these visits Baskets are made 2-3 times a year but donations are welcome anytime. Contact Bobbilin Taneri at 770-792-1113, .
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER DIRECTORY
Acworth Horizon Baseball League is a baseball league for special needs children. They need volunteers to partner with each child in the league. Visit www.acworthspecialneeds.com for more information.
CASA is a group of volunteers in each of several counties near BHBC who assist the Juvenile Courts to make assessments and recommendations for abused and neglected children. Qualified persons sit in on hearings and provide additional feedback to the judge. To learn how to get involved, contact the CASA volunteer directors.
CASA in Paulding: Maria Rodriguez-Curtis at 770-505-0065 or
CASA in Cobb: call volunteer director at 770-528-2220 or .
CASA in Bartow: call 770-386-1060 or email .
Camp New Dawn is a camp located in Chickamauga, GA for low income children. The camp hosts multiple camps throughout summer. No camper is turned away due to funding. Volunteer cooks are needed for a week at a time during summer. Counselors and life guards (paid position) are needed as well (must be 18 or older). The camp also hosts fundraisers such as golf tournaments throughout the year and as well as volunteer spring work days in preparation for camp season (usually 2nd weekend of May). Contact: Alan and Carrie Chandler (706) 539-2235 or www.campnewdawnga.org
Families First has a Cobb branch office in downtown Marietta. This well-established Atlanta-based organization strengthens families in crisis, provides resources for adoptive and foster care families, residential care and counseling. Volunteers (individuals or groups) can help with administrative assistance, skill-sharing, mentoring, and childcare. Apply to help at or call (404) 853-2857.
FCA Cobb and Paulding County is a ministry partner of BHBC, providing support to Cobb and Paulding athletic teams. Contact Scott Pope (Cobb County) or Robbie Finley (Paulding County) to get involved.
Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter needs a LifeGroup to serve a meal on a monthly basis (for 15-18 persons). There is a sign-up online where groups can register to bring a meal. Donations of paper products (toilet paper and paper towels) are always needed. Mentor program to build one-on-one relationships with residential youth. For this and more ways to help, contact Lyndsey Wilson, Director, at 770-605-0570 or email at . Also contact the volunteer coordinator at 770-387-1143 or .
Foster Care Support Foundation provides clothing and toys to children in family foster care and DFCS foster care. They need volunteers to sort clothing in the distribution center, help families to shop/check out as well as load the toys and clothing. They also need volunteers to work childcare while the foster parents shop. They also offer a mentor program to teens in the foster care system. For more information, visit www.Fostercares.org/help.
CareLink is a health clinic in Paulding County offering health care to uninsured. The clinic is currently open 2 one-half days for business (Tuesdays from either 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM or 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Saturdays from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM). The clinic is 100% volunteer run and although not a free clinic, they offer services on a sliding scale dependent upon the individual's financial situation. To volunteer, contact or visit www.carelinkga.org.
Hello Hope provides support to families of children in PICU at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta-Egleston Campus. They need groups to provide meals and make financial donations for parking fees of families with children in critical condition. Visit www.hellohope.com for more information.
Kennesaw State University Baptist Collegiate Ministry is funded through the Noonday Baptist Association and the Cooperative Program. They need groups to sponsor weekly Wednesday lunches at the KSU-Marietta campus Baptist Student Center. Lunches can be prepared or purchased. They are also launching a mentorship program, teaching students how they can live out their faith as they begin their careers after graduation. This is a once to twice a month commitment. There are occasional work days at BCM as well, including outdoor and indoor projects. Contact Dave Stewart, Campus Minister at or 770-377-8110 to help.
Loving Arms Cancer Outreach needs a Life Group to get together and make freezable meals. Individuals can also visit patients and serve meals. Volunteers can collect and wash wigs, scarves, hats. Contact Janet Graham at or call at 770-653-7621.
McKenna Farms, located in Dallas and provides hippotherapy (horse therapy) to children with various emotional and physical needs. They need volunteers to assist with barn and landscape care, horse care and rider assistance. Training is provided for several volunteer needs. E-mail Libby Medlin at to volunteer or for more information.
MUST Ministries need volunteers in the Food Pantry or Clothing Shop and LifeGroups to prepare monthly meals at the homeless shelter. For a volunteer application, visit www.mustministries.org/be-help.
MUST Ministries Summer Lunch Program is an outreach ministry that provides sack lunches to kids in poor neighborhoods who normally receive free lunches during the school year and whose parents are away at jobs. Families, LifeGroups and individuals can help by preparing sack lunches. Contact the North Cobb Director Veronica Stubbs at 678-519-8018 or .
Noonday Storehouse Ministries equips and resources 20 of our association churches to have food pantries which provide physical food, spiritual encouragement and reaches thousands of struggling families and individuals each year. Storehouse Ministries need volunteers to pack food boxes including a Bible and tract. All ages, elementary to senior adult are welcome. (Children must be supervised by an adult) Contact Tish Young at to volunteer.
Paulding Family Connection is a part of a statewide initiative of 159 community collaborative partnerships engaged in strategically resourcing needs of students and families. Volunteers can help at several levels, including collecting and delivering donated furniture. Contact Nina Lauter, Director, at 770-443-8003, ext. 10211; or email at . Useful information on kinds of volunteerism and how to get started can be seen on their web site: www.paulding.gafcp.org.
Project 143 (International orphan hosting). Families can host in their homes an international orphan for four weeks in spring and summer months. Contact Michelle Vernon at 404-859-6400 or email her at ; or go to www.p143.org to learn more!
Threads of Kindness in Cobb County provides school clothing for students in need. Partners are contacted by the program coordinator. Once a student need is identified, partners are asked to provide 3 school appropriate outfits for a child (specific sizes and needs will be communicated to the partner by the referring school social worker). These items may be gently used or newly purchased. The idea is for each child to have an outfit to wear, one in the wash, and one in the closet. A partnership form is required and return to Lara Fain at , or fax # 678-842-6866. Lara Fain, School Social Worker, 770-656-5004
Street Grace ministers to women and children at risk of trafficking. This group will be hosting parties at local extended stay motels in conjunction with other churches in the area. More information to come in August/September. If your Life Group is interested in partnering with Street Grace, contact Kimberly Reed, .
Sweetwater Mission in Lithia Springs is maintained by a coalition of local churches, businesses, civic groups and caring individuals; committed to battle the effects of poverty head-on to stabilize families and help move them into a more abundant life. Volunteers help with reception, food and clothing shop, office work and teaching computer skills. To volunteer, contact Paula Rigsby at 770-819-0662, ext. 19, or email at .
Wellspring Living has multiple opportunities to serve with direct participant volunteers and indirect volunteers. They have action projects, either 1 time or periodic such as dropping off meals, sponsoring a wish list and decorating a residential room. They also have needs for those who can serve through action such as mentoring, teaching life skills and driving to appointments. Visit https://wellspringliving.org/volunteer/ for more information.
Wellstar Volunteer Program Volunteers of all ages 15 and up can join the Wellstar volunteer program. Work is usually a regular 3-4 hour shift each week, serving in gift shop, staffing information desk or light clerical work in ER or Rehab. Some opportunities are available on weekends and evenings. God to wellstar.org/about-us/volunteers/pages/ to download application and then fax completed form to 470-644-7398. Indicate the location in which you wish to serve. If you have questions, call 470-644-7108.
Windy Hill Hospital
YMCA Rise and Reach Mentor Program Volunteers spend a year mentoring one on one an “at risk” child (9-17 years old) or work with another adult in a group mentoring program (up to 6 children, age 8-15) for 8 or 16 weeks. Mentor meetings are 1-3 hours per week. 15 hours of required training and background checks. Mentors receive 1 year free access to YMCA. To volunteer, contact Abby Price at 770-423-9622 ext 6414 or e-mail .
Local Seasonal Projects
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Campaign
Operation Christmas Child is an annual churchwide Christmas project that begins in October and concludes the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Life groups or families prepare shoeboxes full of humble gifts that transported to a local warehouse and soon delivered by Samaritan’s Purse to children around the world as a way to show the love of Christ. Volunteers are needed in various capacities, (i.e. prayer team, set up teams, drop off location teams, and crate packers.)
Contact: Mariea Brown ( )