Volunteering

Volunteering

AARPCV is committed to developing a network to help RPCVs get involved with community groups needing volunteer support. AARPCV members regularly participate in  community service project in the Atlanta area. Past events have involved partnering with groups like Trees Atlanta, the Global Soap Project, MedShare, and the United Way.

 

Volunteering News & Updates

ACFB Community Garden

On March 24, 2018 AARPCV members served with the Atlanta Community Food Bank. They mulched and mixed beds, stacked rows and weeded throughout the garden. The Community Garden volunteer event was coordinated by Erica Heiman (RPCV Mozambique).

Trees Atlanta

On October 21, 2017 AARPCV members joined other volunteer groups for a morning full of planting trees. Learning about the work of Trees Atlanta throughout the city, the AARPCV group assisted in Oakland City. After a morning of digging and lifting, the group treated themselves to a fun brunch in Grant Park. The Trees Atlanta event was coordinated by the team, Andrea Martinsen (RPCV Panama) and Rachel Murray (RPCV Sierra Leone).

Refugee Resettlement & Outreach

On July 22, 2017 AARPCV members supported New American Pathways, a refugee resettlement agency, in stocking and organizing their storage units. The units store items for newly arriving refugee families and it's great to have a team to help sort through donations and organize the units to maximize the storage space. Members also donated some household items and learned a bit about what the resettlement agency is doing. After organizing the storage units, a few AARPCV members were able to complete an apartment set-up for an Afghan family coming to Stone Mountain. Alla Yoonis of New Americans Pathways and Teni-Ola Ogunjobi (RPCV Mali & Senegal) coordinated this opportunity.

Trees Atlanta

On October 22, 2016 AARPCV members joined other volunteer groups for a morning full of planting trees. Learning about the work of Trees Atlanta throughout the city, the AARPCV group assisted in Oakland City. After a morning of digging and lifting, the group treated themselves to a fun brunch in Grant Park. The Trees Atlanta event was coordinated by the team, Andrea Martinsen (RPCV Panama) and Rachel Murray (RPCV Sierra Leone).

Books for Africa

On July 16, 2016 AARPCV members supported Books for Africa ( https://www.booksforafrica.org/) by helping organize book donations in their warehouse - many of which go to current PCV projects. The Books for Africa service opportunity was coordinated by Rachel Murray (RPCV Sierra Leone).

Medshare

On March 26, 2016 AARPCV assisted in sorting and packing medical supplies for Medshare. A non-profit organization, Medshare is dedicated to improving healthcare and the environment through the efficient recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment to underserved healthcare facilities across the globe. The Medshare volunteer event was coordinated by the team, Andrea Martinsen (RPCV Panama) and Rachel Murray (RPCV Sierra Leone).

Events

AARPCV regularly engages in Volunteering efforts such as tree planting,  winter coat drive, and helping at local soup kitchens .

Check our Calendar for upcoming Volunteer events!

Volunteering Contact

volunteer@aarpcv.org