Global Youth Service Day

April 27

tkiocbqv5kmT_01Jump into a fun project for Global Youth Service Day (April 26-28) and join the Books for Miles Foundation to create the longest (flat rendering) book sculpture!  Volunteers are needed to sort books and cover them in wrapping paper.  After the project all the books will be donated to start Reading Pro Libraries at the Rainbow Housing Assistance Center and the Albert T. Mills Enrichment Center.

Reading Pro Libraries are set up in facilities that serve minority students in some capacity such as day care centers, women and children’s shelters, and after-school programs. Reading Pro Libraries provide easy access to children’s book for teachers and students for the purpose of reading instruction.  It also provides an inviting space for students to sit and explore reading .  Each library contains at least 20 brand new books or at least 2-5 Easy Readers, a bookshelf for storage,  a 5’x7′ rug, a reading lamp, and bean bags for sitting.

To volunteer on April 27, meet in College Park, GA at the 
Public Service Training Facilities
3025 Merk Rd
College Park, GA 30349
Donated books can be sent to:
The Books For Miles Foundation
6050 Yellowood Court
College Park, GA 30349

For more information, please contact Jan Jackson at 404-667-1426 or [email protected]

For more information on ways you can participate in Global Youth Service Day check their website, look through this toolkit, or check for local volunteer opportunities designed for GYSD in Atlanta.


May 4

IMG_1659“Let’s Move Together” Arthritis Foundation Walk.  The Georgia Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation hosts is annual walk on Saturday, May 4th at the Concourse Office Park in Sandy Springs.

More than just an event, Arthritis Walk® is a celebration of year-round movement. It is building awareness for this debilitating disease and raising necessary funds to drive arthritis research, education and life improvement programs; it also continues the Arthritis Foundation’s search to find a cure to the nation’s leading cause of disability.

Volunteers are needed Saturday morning from 8:00 am – 1:00 to set up, monitor the route, staff the refreshment tables after the race, staff event booths for face painting and bouncy houses,etc, staff the Doggie tent, and clean up.

Please contact Jane Ranno at [email protected] to sign up to volunteer.  To register to participate individually or join a team in the walk please visit their website.


 May 5

4880053832_c20038e543_mSwim Across America is coming to Georgia!  Swim Across America Olympian Swim Clinic and Open Water Swim invites swimmers of all skill levels and ages are welcome to join the event to raise money for our beneficiary; the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Swim as an individual or as a team to honor loved ones who have been affected by cancer. Whether you are a returning SAA swimmer or looking to do your first Open Water swim,  join in to “Make Waves to Fight Cancer.”

Pebble Tossers is promoting Team Chip’s Nation in honor of our friend, Chip Madren.  To swim in honor of Chip or to make a contribution in his name, please visit their team page and you can also read more about Chip’s story and his fight against cancer.

The event on Sunday, May 5th will be held at Lake Spivey in Clayton County, 15 miles south of Atlanta.

Volunteers are needed throughout the morning – click here to learn more about the volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are needed for both the Olympian Swim Clinic at Georgia Tech on May 4th from 8-12 and at Lake Spivey for the Open Water Swim from 6am-12pm (many shifts available).  Positions include registration, greeters, check out, hospitality, photography, kids activities tent, and event set up and take-down. Kids under 13 are welcome to volunteer with the help of an adult.    All volunteers receive food and an event t-shirt.  For more information about volunteering or the event itself, contact Sheri at [email protected].

Pebble Tosser needs 5 volunteers during the pre-race session from 6:00 am – 10:00 am in the “Why I Swim” Tent.  Event-goers write the name of a loved one who is fighting or has fought cancer on a stone.  The stones are all ceremoniously thrown into the lake.   Contact Jen at [email protected] for more details.

To register for the Olympian Swim Clinic on May 4th click here.

To register for the Open Water Swim on May 5th click here.


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