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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!

For more than 130 years, members of our community have helped make our mission possible by generously sharing their time, talents and resources.

We have individual and group volunteers who support us in our centers, working directly with our children and staff, helping us staff special events, or lending a hand with other projects.

Community Engagement Opportunities

Adopt-A-Center – all year

Adopt the center of your choice. Quarterly volunteering; know the children and families, and help with center-specific projects and requests.

Spring Service Day – half day or full day

Help make early childhood education sparkle! Your group of 10 to 30 people may choose a half day or full day. Activities include yard work, playground spruce, and other center-specific requests. Available at all 14 locations.

Read to Me – Wednesdays, 9am – 11am

Inspire a love of learning by reading to a class and serving as a classroom assistant! Activities follow the teacher’s day plan. Available at all 14 locations.

Teach a Life Skills Workshop – all year

As a part of Sheltering Arms’ supportive family services, professionals
from our partners provide various workshops, including: financial literacy, health & wellness, employment coaching, and relationship skills. Please lend us your expertise!

Diaper Drive –February 10-March 20, 2020 & June 1-July 10, 2020

Help make a difference for families dealing with diaper need. Your team, club, place of worship or company may host a drive and deliver donations to the Sheltering Arms center nearest you!

Operation Storybook – April 13-17, 2020

Join us as a volunteer for Sheltering Arms annual Read-A-Thon, kicking off a year
of literacy, learning, and fun for 3,000 infants, toddlers and preschoolers in metro Atlanta. Available at all 14 locations.

Adopt-a-Family for the Holidays – October 1-December 11, 2020

Spread some holiday cheer by selecting a Sheltering Arms family to adopt and purchase the items on their wish list. A family profile and a detailed wish list will be provided.

Cocktails & Conversation – April 16, 2020 & October 22, 2020

Cocktails & Conversation is Sheltering Arms’ thought leadership forum where community leaders and professionals network and join in a discussion about early childhood education trends that could impact service to the children and families we serve.

Embrace Early Tribute Dinner – August 15, 2020

Sheltering Arms’ annual gala that brings Atlanta’s corporate, civic and community leaders and organizations together to celebrate the power and promise of quality early childhood education.

Ready to get started?

We welcome all volunteers, ages 10 and up, at any of our 13 centers!

There is plenty of opportunity for volunteers to help us! Those who like working with children in our centers can serve as teacher’s helpers, play buddies or reading pals; we also welcome volunteers who can provide administrative assistance or facilities clean-up; and for special events, we can use those who like to help with tasks like greeting guests, providing photography, setting up or breaking down.

• Our administrative office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
• Our center hours of operation are 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.
• Volunteer shifts are available mornings 9:00-12:00 and afternoons 2:30-5:00.

Note: Youth volunteers (15 and under) must be accompanied by an adult.

Ready to get started?

Complete the Volunteer Application. A member of our Volunteers and Events team will respond within 24-48 hours.

If you have any questions, email us at volunteers@shelteringarmsforkids.com.

We welcome all volunteers, ages 10 and up, at any of our 14 centers!

There are many ways that volunteer groups can assist us – from working in our centers as teacher’s helpers, play buddies or reading pals to assisting with a Sheltering Arms event, from sharing specific job skills or company resources to sponsoring and event!

• Our administrative office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
• Our center hours of operation are 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.
• Volunteer shifts are available mornings 9:00-12:00 and afternoons 2:30-5:00.

Ready to get started?

Please contact us by clicking here or by emailing volunteers@shelteringarmsforkids.com. A member of our Volunteer and Events team will respond within 24-48 hours.