Wisdom Project 2030 Community Volunteer Opportunities
Habitat for Humanity Build (all year)
Habitat for Humanity currently has two affordable houses under construction. Build days are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, hours 9-3. No experience is necessary. Use this link to their website to create an account and see what days are available. http://wisdomkeepers.habitathall.volunteerhub.com/
Ride the “Heard” (August-May)
United Way and Family Connection Network will send a bus to provide early childhood development and literary skills to parents in underserved communities. They will teach “The Basics” (https://thebasics.org/ One volunteer is needed to teach The Basics to the parents, another will interact with the children and model The Basics for the parents. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to volunteer.
NGCF Scholarship Reviewer (March)
Assist with review and ranking of student applications who are applying for North Georgia Community Foundation grants. Please email email@example.com for more information or to volunteer.
Tagging Rubber Ducks (April)
Tag ducks for the annual Boys and Girls Clubs Ducky Derby fundraiser. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to volunteer.
Georgia Mountains Food Bank painting bowls (summer)
Paint bowls at the United Way for the Georgia Mountains Food Bank annual fundraiser. Bowls will be distributed to luncheon attendees. Please email email@example.com for more information or to volunteer.
North Georgia Works! Take them a Meal Program
Wisdom Project 2030 is partnering with North Georgia Works! by providing evening meals (Take Them a Meal Program) to their trainees/clients beginning each Sunday from August 2 through December 27, 2020. North Georgia Works! is a 501(c)(3) Christian ministry and a transitional workforce development center for men. They are partnered with United Way of Hall County in their ONE HALL poverty initiative. The organization’s goal is to provide men with the opportunity to change their lives from the inside out: spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, socially, and habitually. The men are provided with a curriculum proven for life change that incorporates soft skill, cognitive skill, and executive functioning skill development. Employment opportunities determined by their personal skillset, experience, and industry needs are also provided. For more information and an overview of the program provided to our community by North Georgia Works! go to https://www.northgeorgiaworks.org.
Wisdom Keepers have generously helped provide Sunday evening meals to trainees and staff at North Georgia Works! through year-end. However, the need is ongoing. If you are willing to cook or cater a meal for the fourteen [hungry!] men and deliver it to 1255 Vine Street in Gainesville, please contact Debbie Mott at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on their schedule. Including a personal note of encouragement would also be very much appreciated.
United Way Compass Center
United Way needs 2-3 volunteers to help in its Compass Center to assist with phone calls from clients. The Compass Center is A community resource center helping individuals and families navigate existing services and providers throughout Gainesville and Hall County. Managing the calls can be done from your home if you have access to a laptop and internet or in UW office if you are interested in getting out. Shifts are flexible 2-8 hours weekly or biweekly, Monday-Thursday from 8:30-4. Training is available. Volunteers would log information into the computer while talking to the client. Opportunities will last until UNG interns return for school in September. Please contact Julie Ferguson at 770-540-4293.
UNG Institue for Healthy Aging Learning Program
The University of North Georgia Institute for Healthy Aging launched the Personal Enrichment, Action and Knowledge Series (PEAKS) in partnership with the Center for Appalachian Studies and the UNG Blue Ridge Campus on January 21st with the virtual program “Dancing from the Inside Out”. Registration and other series details can be found here.