Volunteer Opportunities

The Temple firmly believes that being an active member of the community is the best way to make a difference. To that end, the following organizations represent a bevy of volunteer opportunities. We work with many of them each year for our Mitzvah Day.


Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency

Help serve a gourmet brunch. All proceeds earned from the Cafe 458 weekend brunch go directly to Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency programs, which help homeless men and wemen achieve sulf-sufficiency through personalized readiness, employment and life stabilization programs. Serve tables and wash dishes. 

Contact: Alison Smith at Alison.smith@atlantaacss.org


458 Edgewood Ave SE

Atlanta, GA 30312


Atlanta Community Food Bank

Sorting food at the Product Rescue Center. The Food Bank’s mission is to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community. 

Contact: Suzanne Roush, Director of Vol. Services; Suzanne.roush@acfb.org


970 Jefferson St., NW

Atlanta, GA 30307


Atlanta Day Shelter

The shelter acts as a daytime home and resource center that helps ease the burden of homelessness for women and children. Contact: Shirley Baker, Director of Operations; adswc@yahoo.com


655 Ethel St NW

Atlanta, GA 30318


Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities

Provides a home away from home for families of seriously ill and injured children who must travel to receive treatment at Atlanta area children’s hospitals. Contact: Kym Clausen, Director of Volunteer Services; k.clausen@armh.com


795 Gatewood Road, NE

Atlanta, GA 30329



Mission is to heal children, strengthen families, and build community. Core values are Creativity, Honor, Respect, Intergrity and Safety: CHRIS

Contact: Robert Lewis; Robert.lewis@chriskids.org


3109 Clairmont Road, Suite B

Atlanta, GA 30329


City of Refuge

City of Refuge offer both life saving resources and life building tools to individuals and families in Atlanta who are living on the margin.

Contact: Lee Seals


1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd

Atlanta, GA 30314


Genesis Shelter

The Genesis Shelter provides housing and support for homeless newborns and their families.

Contact: Marla Poe; mpoe@genesisanewlife.org


173 Boulevard NE

Atlanta, GA 30312


Jerusalem House

Jerusalem House is a warm, caring home for people with AIDS, which allows them to retain their independence and dignity.

Contact: Sharon Carey; Sharon@jerusalemhouse.org



Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation

Recycling eye glasses to third world countries.

Contact: Judith Kerr; jkerr@lionslighthouse.org


5582 Peachtree Rd

Chamblee, GA 30341



MedShare collects surplus medical supplies and used equipment from US hospitals and manufactorers. Supplies are sent to hospitals and clinices in third world countries.

Contact: David Winograd; dwinograd@medshare.org


3240 Clifton Springs Road

Decatur, GA 30034


Midtown Assistance Center (MAC)

MAC assists the working poor in mid-town Atlanta.

Contact: Rebecca Richard



30 Porter Place

Atlanta, GA 30317


Oakland Cemetery

Help with the grounds keeping of the graves in The Temple’s section of the cemetery. Raking, trimming shrubs and cutting grass.

Contact: Kevin Kuharic - Landscaping & Restoration; kkuharic@oaklandcemetery.com


248 Oakland Ave SE

Atlanta, GA 30312


Open Door Community

This worthwhile agency provides food, showers and other comforts to the homeless in Atlanta.

Contact: Sarah Humphrey; opendoorcomm@bellsouth.net


910 Ponce de Leon Ave

Atlanta, GA 30306


Our House

Day care for homeless children.

Contact: Nadiya Boyce; nboyce@ourhouse.org


711 S. Columbia Drive

Decatur, GA 30030


Park Pride

Help with keeping our city’s beautiful parks clean.

Contact: John Ahem; john@parkpride.org


675 Ponce de Leon Ave., 8th Floor

Atlanta, GA 30308


Project Open Hand

This worthwhile agency package and deliver meals for people suffering with AIDS. This agency delivers over 1100 meals each day. Contact: Steven Grout; jgrout@projectopenhand.org


176 Ottey Drive

Atlanta, GA 30308


Refugee, Resettlement & Immigration Services of Atlanta

RRISA’s mission is to heal and rebuild the lives of displaced and uprooted people, answering the humanitarian call to serve those fleeing from persecution, famine, and extreme proverty.

Contact: Amy Crownover, Director of Development; acrownover@rrisa.org


2300 Henderson Mill Road Suite 200 

Atlanta, GA 30318


Second Helpings

Volunteer to help eliminate hunger in the five-county Metropolitan Atlanta area by rescuing surplus food and delivering it to those in need

Contact: www.secondhelpingsatlanta.org  or Larry Auerbach: laauerbach@gmail.com

Wesley Woods

Brighten senior citizen’s life with smiles and friendly visits. 

Contact: Melissa Walker


1819 Clifton Rd NE

Atlanta, GA 30329


William Breman Jewish Home

Brighten senior citizen’s life with smiles and friendly visits.

Contact: Shauna Horvath; shorvath@wbjhome.org


3150 Howell Mill Road

Marietta, GA 30062


Zaban Couples Center

Helping homeless couples get back on their feet again.


1605 Peachtree St

Atlanta, GA 30309



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