Pro Bono Recognition
When Georgia State Law celebrated its 25th anniversary, the faculty, students and staff pledged 25,000 hours of pro bono service. We proudly accomplished this goal in 2009. We didn’t stop there, however. We continue encouraging student involvement through our Pro Bono Recognition Program.
Pro bono activities include not only those that ensure adequate legal services for moderate- and low-income individuals, but also efforts that enhance the capacity of law and legal institutions to do justice. Activities in the local community that promote justice are also recognized.
We encourage students to support and participate in pro bono service – one of the legal profession’s fundamental values – and conduct themselves in accordance with the highest values and standards of the vocation.
Recognizing students/pro bono participation
Students who complete 50 hours or more of pro bono service during law school will graduate with “pro bono distinction.”
There are three levels of recognition:
- With distinction is awarded to students who perform 50-99 hours of pro bono service.
- With high distinction is awarded to students who do 100-149 hours of pro bono service.
- With highest distinction is awarded to students who complete 150 or more hours of pro bono service.
Recognition includes a notation in the graduation program. Students also receive a special certificate of recognition.
Log in with Campus ID to log your pro bono hours.
Note: If you choose to indicate your recognition on your resume, you must include the words “pro bono.” For example, you might state: “with highest pro bono distinction.” Leaving out the phrase “pro bono” would suggest the receipt of academic honors, which is misleading.
Pro bono service consists of external service (i.e., outside the law school) students render in the public interest and for the public good without receiving a fee or earning academic credit. Activities that qualify under the Pro Bono Recognition Program include services:
- to the poor or to organizations with a principal purpose promoting the interests of the poor
- to individuals, groups or organizations seeking to secure or protect civil rights, civil liberties or public rights
- in connection with activities for improving the law, the legal system or the legal profession
- to charitable groups or organizations
- to community groups or organizations
- to classes in any K-12 program
Volunteer work on behalf of a candidate for office or under the auspices of a political party does not qualify for pro bono recognition under this program. For questions about whether your activity qualifies, contact Associate Dean for Student Affairs Kelly Timmons.
Approved Pro Bono Locations
A Business Commitment Business Law Pro Bono Project
104 Marietta Street, NW, Suite 104, Atlanta, GA 30303, (404) 527-8763
Contact: Guy Lescault, ABC Project Director, direct (404) 206-5347, email@example.com and Mike Monahan, Pro Bono Director GA State Bar, (404) 527-8762, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission: This is an opportunity to be partnered with a business attorney. The ABC Pro Bono Project matches volunteer business lawyers with community-based organizations in Georgia. ABC is a joint project of the State Bar of GA ABC Committee, The Pro Bono Project and Georgia Legal Services Program. Specializations include Business Contracts, Leases, Real Estate Issues, Tax Law, Intellectual Property, Corporate Structure, and Employment Law.www.gabar.org/abc.htm
American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia
70 Fairlie Street, Suite 340 Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 523-5398 Fax: (404) 577-0181
Contact: Gerry Weber (Legal Director), Beth Littrell (Staff Attorney) email@example.com
Mission: Constitutional litigation. The ACLU advances the cause of civil liberties throughout the State of Georgia. Areas of specialization includes: AIDS, children’s rights, civil rights, disability rights, gay/lesbian rights, homelessness, human rights and women’s rights. www.acluga.org
Amnesty International Southern Region
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc
Central Office 151 Spring Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Contact: Steven Gottlieb, Executive Director, (404) 524-5811, Marian Burge, Deputy Director, (404) 614-3906, Fax: (404) 525-5710
Mission: Five-county metro Atlanta low income clients with civil law problems: housing, domestic, consumer, public benefits, health, and education. www.law.atlantalegalaid.org
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
1750 North Tower, 235 Peachtree Street Atlanta, Georgia 30303 (404) 521-0790
Contact: Martin Ellin, firstname.lastname@example.org,Executive Director
Mission: Many areas of specializations. Organization coordinates the pro bono work of hundreds of lawyers in the Atlanta metro area. www.avlf.org
Georgians for Clean Energy
427 Moreland Ave., Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30307 (404) 659-5675
Contact: A. Renee West
Mission: Legal Advocacy on behalf of Georgia. email@example.com
151 Ellis St., N.E. Atlanta, GA 30303-2439 (404) 681-2552
Contact: Elie Perez, General Counsel, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission: American international relief and development agency that helps in areas of health and nutrition, business and population control. Areas of specialization includes immigration and international law. www.care.org
Center for Democratic Renewal
P.O. Box 50469 Atlanta, GA 30302 (404) 221-0025; Fax: (404) 221-0045
Contact: Loretta Ross, Program Research Director, email@example.com.
Mission: Founded as the National Anti-Klan Network; acts as a national clearinghouse for efforts to counter hate-group activity. Civil rights, environment, gay/lesbian rights, human rights, immigration, international, women’s rights, racism and hate violence. www.thecdr.org
Clayton County Pro Bono Project
Atlanta Legal Aid Southside 1514 East Cleveland Avenue, Suite 100 East Point, Georgia 30344
Contact: Pamela Hampton, Pro Bono Coordinator, (404) 366-0517
Mission: Housing, consumer, family, health education, administration (public assistance) and prisons. No website listed
Cobb County Pro Bono Project
30 Waddell Street Marietta, Georgia 30090
Contact: Mary Beth Shepard, Program Coordinator, (770) 528-2565
Mission: Housing, consumer, family, health education, administration (public assistance) and prisons No website listed
Dekalb Branch Office of Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.
246 Sycamore Street, Suite 120 Decatur, Georgia 30030-3434
Contact: Donald Coleman, Managing Attorney, (404) 377-0701
Mission: Housing, consumer, family, health education, administration (public assistance) and prisons No website listed
Dekalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
118 E. Trinity Place Decatur, Georgia 30030
Contact: Sheila K. Ogletree, Executive Director, (404) 373-0865
Mission: Housing, consumer, family, health education, administration (public assistance) and prisons No website listed
Domestic Violence Project
Contact: Daniel Bloom, Deputy Director
Mission: Provides assistance with Domestic Violence cases. No website listed
Georgia Death Penalty Resource Center
1375 Peachtree St., N.E., Suite 276 Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 898-2060
Contact: Brian Mendelsohn, Staff Attorney
Mission: Death penalty appeals. Specializes in Criminal Law. No website listed
Georgia Justice Project
438 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30329 (404) 827-0027; Fax: (404) 827-0026
Contact: Juliet Zelkowitz, Project Attorney, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission: Individual litigation. Represents poor people charged with criminal offenses. Staff visits and counsels clients in jail and prison and follows-up clients after they are released by offering job counseling and job placement services. Specializes in Criminal law. www.gjp.org
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
Bureau of Cultural Affairs City Hall East 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E., Suite 5150 Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Contact: Lisa Kincheloe, Executive Director, (404) 873-3911, Andrew Pequignot, Director of Volunteer Services.
Mission: Provides education and legal assistance to artists and arts organizations. This is done primarily through seminars, use of the resource library, and placement with volunteer attorneys for specific legal questions. www.glarts.org. email: email@example.com
Georgia Law Center for the Homeless
Contact: Eric Kocher, Legal Director at firstname.lastname@example.org (404) 681-0680
60 Walton Street, Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30303
Mission: GLCH is an advocacy center for homeless issues and sponsors legal and technical assistance to non-profit affordable community housing developers and providers.www.galawcenter.org
Georgia Law Center in the Public Interest
175 Trinity Avenue, S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Contact: Justine Thompson, Director, (404) 659-3122, Fax: (404) 688-5912
Mission: Public Interest Advocacy.
Georgia Legal Services
10 Whitaker St. Savannah, GA 31401 (912) 651-2180
Contact: William Broker, Managing Attorney
Mission: Housing, consumer, family, health education, administration (public assistance) and prisons The organization is an LSC-funded legal services program and serves the low-income community in Georgia outside the 5-core counties of Atlanta, Dekalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Clayton. GLSP has 2 attorneys who work with community-based groups and organizations throughout Georgia and who monitor community development issues. www.glsp.org
Georgia Legal Services: Atlanta
104 Marietta St., Suite 250 Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 206-5175
Contact: Robert Davis, Associate Director
Mission: Housing, consumer, family, health education, administration (public assistance) and prisons www.glsp.orgGeorgia Legal Services Program Columbus: P.O.Box 176-1214, lst Ave, Commerce Bldg. Columbus, GA 31902 (404) 649-7493
Contact: Charles Parker
Mission: Housing, consumer, family, health education, administration (public assistance) and prisons www.glsp.org
Georgia Legal Watch
264 North Jackson Street, Athens, Georgia 30601
Contact: Douglas P. Haines, Director, (706) 546-9008
Mission: Legal Advocacy. No website listed
Gwinnett County Pro Bono Project
Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center 75 Langley Drive, P.O. Box 464003 Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045
Contact: Roshonda Davis-Baugh, Pro Bono Coordinator, (770) 822-8599
Mission: Housing, consumer, family, health education, administration (public assistance) and prisons No website listed
Georgia Indigent Defense Council
104 Marietta St., Suite 200 Atlanta, GA 30306
Contact: Susan Teaster, Executive Director
Mission: Responsible for improving the criminal justice system for Georgia’s poorest citizens. Work involves indigent defense representation. www.gidc.com
Health Law Unit of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc
151 Spring Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Contact: John Warchol, Managing Attorney, (404) 614-3921
Mission: Five-county metro Atlanta low income clients living with HIV/AIDS, Cancer, and ALS with civil law problems: housing, domestic, consumer, public benefits, health, and education.www.atlantalegalaid.org
Immigration Services-Catholic Social Services
680 West Peachtree Street, N.W. Atlanta, GA 30308 (404) 885-7454; Fax: (404) 885-7210
Contact: Sue Colussy, Program Director, email@example.com
Mission: Provides low cost or free legal assistance for immigrants and refugees in naturalization, asylum, family unification and deportation defense. Qualify only if low income and must be screened. They are to call (404) 885-7461 www.cssatlanta.com
Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
60 Walton Street, Suite 300 Atlanta, Georgia 30303-2013
Contact: Sherry Siclair, Director, (404) 681-0680
Contact: Eric Kocher, Legal Director, (404) 681-0681
Mission: To provide advocacy support for homeless clients and clients living in poverty.www.galawcenter.org
Pro Bono Public Defender – City of Atlanta
150 Garnett St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Contact: Misty Kincaid, Investigator & Client Advocate
Mission: Provide a holistic defense out of the Municipal Court.
Public Defender — DeKalb County
120 W. Trinity Place, 408 Callaway Bldg., Decatur, GA 30030, (404) 371-2222; Fax: (404) 371-2298
Contact: Claudia S. Sadri, Chief Trial Assistant Public Defender
Mission: Responsible for all indigent people accused of juvenile, misdemeanor and felony crimes in Dekalb County. The organization specializes in Criminal law. No website listed
Public Defender Office—Multi-County
104 Marietta St., Suite 200 Atlanta, GA 30306
Contact: B. Michael Mears, Director
Mission: Serves as a trial resource center for attorneys handling death penalty cases. It is a division of the Georgia Indigent Defense Council. www.georgiacapitaldefenders.com
Southeastern Legal Foundation
2900 Chamber-Tucker Rd., Bldg. 4 Atlanta, GA 30341
Contact: Joshua Kenyon, Staff Attorney
Mission: Impact and individual litigation. The organization specializes in civil rights, education, environment, property rights, school choice, reverse discrimination and regulatory work. No website listed
Southern Center for Human Rights
83 Poplar Street, N.W. Atlanta, GA 30303-1202 (404) 688-1202; Fax: (404) 688-9440
Contact: Muadi B. Dibinga, Association Director
Mission: The organization represents nonprofit community-based organizations opposing discrimination against minorities, the poor and disadvantaged in terms of death penalty sentencing. Constitutional rights of prisoners is another major focus for the organization.www.schr.org
Southern Environmental Law Center
127 Peachtree Street, Suite 605 Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Contact: Wesley S. Woolf, Director, (404) 521-9900
Mission: Environmental organization dedicated solely to protecting the natural resources of the southeastern United States. Work involves direct legal action, policy reform, public education & partnerships with other groups. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tax Clinic, Georgia State University College of Law
140 Decatur Street, SE, Atlanta, GA, 30303 (404) 651-1411
Contact: Ronald Blasi, Director; Willard N. Timm, Jr., Supervising Attorney
Mission: Provides tax legal assistance to the low income population. Volunteer participation requires completion of Tax Clinic I or Tax Clinic II. law.gsu.edu/taxclinic/
The Truancy Intervention Project of the Atlanta Bar Foundation and Kids in Need of Dreams, Inc.
Georgia-Hill Annex 250 Georgia Avenue Suite 346, Atlanta, Georgia 30312
Contact: Jessica Pennington, Executive Director
Mission: KIND/TIP is a dropout prevention program that recruits and trains volunteer attorneys to represent children and their interests who come through the Fulton County Juvenile Court for truancy and educational neglect cases. www.truancyproject.org
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
61 Forsyth Street, Suite 5M60 Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 562-7824; Fax: (404) 562-7855
Contact: Gary Kurz, Assistant Regional Counsel, email@example.com
Mission: Office provides legal counsel on a range of issues pertaining to the Medicare program including enforcement of nursing home regulatory provisions, provider bankruptcy, and recovery of Medicare overpayments. www.hhs.gov
U.S. Federal Trade Commission Atlanta Regional Office
225 Peachtree Street, Suite 1500 Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 656-1357; Fax: (404) 656-1379
Contact: Harold Kirtz, Senior Litigator, firstname.lastname@example.org;and Andrea Foster, Regional Director.
Mission: Consumer protection, consumer fraud litigation, enforcement of consumer laws and trade regulation rules. www.ftc.gov
AID Atlanta, Inc.
1605 Peachtree St., NE Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 870-7700
Contact: Kim Anderson, Executive Director. Loreen Krug, Volunteer Coordinator, (404) 870-7764. Kim Ramsey, Volunteer Assistant, (404) 870-7792. Tim Gustavson, Manager of AIDS 101 Seminar and Volunteer Services, (404) 870-7742.
Mission: Conducts education programs to stop spread of HIV/AIDS and services for people living with HIV/AIDS. www.aidatlanta.org
American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division, Inc.
2200 Lake Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30319, (404) 816-7800
Contact: Jill Spencer, Executive Assistant and office volunteer coordinator
Mission: To eliminate cancer by prevention, research, education, advocacy and service.www.cancer.org
American Heart Association
1101 Northchase Parkway, Suite 1 Marietta, GA 30067 (770) 952-1316
Contact: Jack Hannings, Executive Director. Janice Murphy, H.R. Coordinator, ext. 2031 is the main point of contact for volunteer service.
Mission: To reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke.www.americanheart.org
American Red Cross, Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter
1955 Monroe Drive, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30324 (404) 876-3302
Contact: Timothy English, CEO. Jan Jordan, Outreach Manager, is the primary point of contact.
Mission: To save lives, resolve crises, maintain health and empower people. Volunteers needed to staff the blood mobile, to instruct in the after-school program, and to assist in disaster relief readiness. www.redcross.org/atlanta
Atlanta Alliance on Developmental Disabilities
1440 Dutch Valley Place, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30324-5371, 404-881-9777 www.aadd.org
Mission: To build communities of support, acceptance, and opportunity for children, adults, and families living with developmental disabilities.
Atlanta Children’s Shelter
607 Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30308-0322 (404) 892-3713
Contact: Rachel Hanthorn-Kolis, Resource Development Coordinator at (404) 892-3713 x20 email@example.com
See instruction for volunteering.
Mission: Provides loving day shelter for homeless children ages 1 month to 5 years Mondays through Fridays from 9-12 or 3-5. The agency also provides comprehensive social services to help families transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. www.atlantachildrensshelter.com
Atlanta Community Food Bank
732 Joseph Lowery Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30318, (404) 892-3333
Contact: Bill Bolling, CEO. Anna Rosa Covaria, Volunteer Coordinator, ext. 1242.
Mission: Fighting hunger by engaging, educating and empowering the community.
Volunteers needed to assist in a variety of programs such as Kids in Need M-F 3:15-5:00 pm or Community Gardening. Shifts vary, times are flexible M-F.
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
519 Memorial Drive S.E., Atlanta, GA 30312, (404) 223-5180
Contact: Larrie Del Martin, Executive Director. Tiffany Scaparotti, Volunteer & Special Events Manager, ext. 113.
Mission: Creates partnerships to construct and sell affordable housing.
Atlanta Union Mission
2353 Bolton Rd., NW, Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30313, (404) 367-2244
Contact: David M. Coleman, Director.
Jill D. Mays, Director, Women & Children Services, (404) 532-5984
James Bass, Director, Atlanta Men’s Services, (404) 350-1304.
Mission: Atlanta Union Mission is a Christian ministry that brings Christ’s healing power to any person in crisis through programs of rescue and recovery. The Mission serves as many as 1,070 men, women and children every day of the year with emergency shelter, residential recovery and transitional housing. www.aumcares.org/
1800 Century Blvd., Suite 1175 Atlanta, GA 30345 (770) 234-6011
Contact: Leslay Ennis, Volunteer Coordinator
Mission: A non-profit organization to help families of those who have sustained a traumatic brain injury. Volunteers needed to answer BIFAC Crisis Line, assist families by making phone calls, cooking meals, building wheelchair ramps and picking up mail or running errands, etc. No website listed
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, Inc.
100 Edgewood Ave., N.E., Suite 710 Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 601-7000
Contact: Janice McKenzie-Crayton, President. James Thompson, Director of Community Outreach, ext. 7122.
Mission: To strengthen single-parent families through one-on-one mentoring. Volunteers needed to be Big Brothers or Big Sisters to help strengthen single parent families with a one-on-one mentor relationship. There is a strong need for African-American males. www.bbbsatl.org
The Bridge, Inc.
1559 Johnson Road, N.W. , Atlanta, GA 30318, (404) 792-0070
Contact: Thomas H. Russell, Director. Primary contact Beth Pann, Development Director, ext. (238) 100-1604 Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 688-9300 ext. 308
Contact: Eo Kirklano, Volunteer Coordinator
Mission: As a division of Planned Parenthood, its purpose is to have a direct impact on youth in prevention of teenage pregnancy and other high risk behavior, while fostering respect for the self and the community. Volunteers needed include African American role models to bond with the participants as a peer. Volunteers must be able to work two hours per week and be willing to make an eight month commitment. No website listed
Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
100 Edgewood Ave., N.E., Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30303, (404) 527-7100
Contact: Jerry Tipton, President. Shatavila Richardson, Volunteer Coordinator, (404) 527-7114.
Mission: To provide quality developmental programs that empower Atlanta’s youth. Volunteers needed to run gamerooms, gym, and tutor mathematics.
151 Ellis St., N.E. Atlanta, GA 30303-2439 (404) 681-2552.
Contact: Richard Larde, General Counsel and non-legal staff Peter D. Bell, Lydia M. Marshall, Directors
Mission: American international relief and development agency that helps in areas of health and nutrition, business and population control. www.careusa.org
The Carter Center
453 Freedom Parkway Atlanta, GA 30307 (404) 420-5100
Contact: Jackie Culliton, Director of Volunteer Services. Dr. John B. Hardman, Director
Mission: To prevent and resolve conflict, enhance freedom and democracy and improve health.www.cartercenter.org
Catholic Social Services
Main Office: 680 West Peachtree St, NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, Phone: 404-881-6571, Fax: 404-888-7816
Other locations and directions As an agent of compassion and hope, Catholic Social Services calls all people to embrace charity and justice in their lives.
3111 Clairmont Rd., Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30329, phone: (404) 486-9034, fax: (404) 486-9053
Contact: Primary contact Kevin Lynch, Director of Development
Mission: To break the cycle of abuse, by healing children, strengthening families and building community. www.chriskids.org
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Atlanta
100 Edgewood Ave., N.E., Suite 1800 Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 527-7630
Contact: Suzanne E. Boas, President. Dawn Gatling, (404) 653-8816, Community Outreach Coordinator.
Mission: To educate society in the wise use of credit and provide a forum for resolving debt problems. www.cccsinc.org
Community Advanced Practice Nurses
Physical Health Programs 173 Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, p. (404) 658-1500, f. (404) 658-1535, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health Programs, 458 Ponce de Leon Ave. Atlanta, GA 30308 p. (404) 815-1811 f. (404) 815-1815
Mission: To strengthen the lives of people who are medically underserved. Healthy independence is promoted through health care delivered with acceptance, compassion, and sensitivity to an individual’s life circumstances. www.capn.org
Computer Literacy Center
1573 Oragton Woods Tucker, GA 30084.
Contact: Ms. Sidney Woolfork, Volunteer Coordinator, email@example.com
Mission: Works to reach and enable those who are not computer literate. Volunteers needed to tutor in the computer lab and to teach computer literacy classes. Also, volunteers with interest in gaining experience in Marketing and Public Relations are needed. No web site listed
East Atlanta Kids Club
Brownwood Park Recreation Center 607 Brownwood Avenue SE Atlanta, GA 30316 (404) 635-0795
Contact: Jill Sieder, Volunteer Coordinator
Mission: After-School mentoring and enrichment program for at-risk youth ages 7 to 12; Adult mentors engage kids in a variety of recreational, educational and cultural activities, meeting twice weekly at a local park and recreation center. Volunteers who can participate twice a month are preferred.
1105 West Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, (404) 853-2857
Mailing address: P O Box 7948, Station C, Atlanta, GA 30357-0948
Contact: Marty Atherton, Volunteer Coordinator, (404) 853-2857
Mission: to strengthen and preserve families in partnership with their communities.www.familiesfirst.org
Feminist Women’s Health Center
1924 Cliff Valley Way, NE Atlanta, GA 30329 (404) 248-5445 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Janelle Yamarick
Mission: To provide quality gynecological health care to women throughout all life stages; to provide informed decision-making and participatory health care with access to the most current health information, services and technology for all women; and to advance women’s health and choices, including the choice of legal abortion, through both community and political advocacy.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309, (404) 929-6300
Contact: Susan E. Neugent, Director. Contact Ann Brunsgaard, Volunteer and Member
Services or Katherin Roberts, Head of Volunteers.
Mission: To disseminate to the public at large the record of our world and its environs.www.fernbank.edu/museum
Fulton County Jail
901 Rice St., Atlanta, GA 30318, (404) 853-2499
Contact: Lt. Marie McKee, Volunteer Coordinator
Mission: New Beginnings is a program offered to inmates for the purpose of making positive changes in their lives. Life skills and job readiness is taught in a three month long program. Scheduling is flexible. The times are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Volunteers needed to primarily work with inmates that are in the GED program. Volunteers can also assist in other areas, such as life skills. No website listed
Georgia Citizens’ Coalition on Hunger
9 Gammon Avenue, SW Atlanta, GA 30315 (404) 622-7778
Contact: Carolyn Pittman/Sandra Robertson, Volunteer Coordinators,email@example.com
Mission: Operates the Hunger Hotline to help families seeking emergency food assistance. Volunteers needed who desire experience in social services, journalism, retail sales, and/or marketing, to help in the office. www.gahungercoalition.org
Georgia Council on Child Abuse Inc.
1720 Peachtree St., Suite 600 Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 870-6565
Contact: Doug Middleton, Director. Jeanette Meyer, Volunteer Coordinator.
Mission: Prevention of child abuse.
Georgia Equality Project
1379 Tully Road NE Atlanta, GA 30329 (404) 352-1100 [for the contact person – see below]; for the Project, (404) 327-9898
Contact: Seth Persily, Esq.,Volunteer Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission: To secure social, economic and political equality for the gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual communities of Georgia, through education, grass-roots organizing and political advocacy.
Georgia Regional Hospital
3073 Panthersville Road Decatur, GA 30034 (404) 243-2277
Contact: Doretha Davis, Volunteer Coordinator
Mission: Works with mentally challenged patients. Volunteers needed to help provide/assist in patient activities which include parties, Bingo, spiritual activities, and/or general entertainment and companionship. No website listed
The Georgia Trust
1516 Peachtree St., N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30309
Contact: Gregory B. Paxton, Director.
Mission: Promotes an appreciation of Georgia’s diverse historic resources.www.georgiatrust.org
Girl Scout Council of Northwest Ga.
1577 Northeast Expressway, Atlanta, GA 30329
Contact: Harriet Hessam, CEO. Cory Flanagan, Volunteer Services Manager, (678) email@example.com
Mission: To develop girls into strong, self-assured women. Career Mentoring is one of their programs that they are looking to expand. www.girlscoutsnwga.org
Goodwill Industries of North Georgia, Inc.
2201 Glenwood Ave, S.E., Atlanta, GA 30316, (404) 486-8400
Contact: Raymond W. Bishop, Director. Linda Tiller, Volunteer Coordinator.
Mission: To build stronger communities through job placement assistance and training programs.www.ging.org
Hands On Atlanta
1605 Peachtree St., Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 979-2800
Contact: Michelle Nunn, Director. They have a hotline with directions for volunteer service instructions.
Mission: Offers a spectrum of volunteer opportunities to help build a better community. The organization manages the largest AmeriCorps program in the Southeast, with 145 members. HOA AmeriCorps members serve as classroom assistants, reading and math tutors, after-school program organizers, mentors and volunteer coordinators at elementary and middle schools in the Atlantic Public Schools system.www.handsonatlanta.com
High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St., N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309, (404) 733-4400
Contact: Michael E. Shapiro, Director. Dorie Wirtz, Volunteer Coordinator ext. 4521 (hotline) and 4429.
Mission: To serve as a major center for the visual arts by exhibiting, teaching, researching and conserving.
690 Courtenay Drive Atlanta, GA 30306 (404) 875-4551
Contact: Teresa Stoker, CEO. Kim Harrell, Volunteer Services, X. 244. Call also sign up for volunteer service at www.hside.org.
Mission: To serve severely emotionally disturbed children and youth through residential treatment. www.hillsidehospital.org
International Rescue Committee
Kensington Office Park 4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 201C Decatur, GA 30032 (404) 292-7731
Contact: Louisa, Volunteer Coordinator
Mission: Organization is the leading non-sectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection, and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. No website listed.
Justice Center of Atlanta Inc.
976 Edgewood Ave., N.E. Atlanta, GA 30307 (404) 523-8236
Contact: Fred Cottrell, Executive Director.
Mission: Provides conflict resolution services www.justicecenter.org
March of Dimes, Georgia
1776 Peachtree St., Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 350-9800
Contact: Brian Ziegler, State Director.
MainContact: Betsy Focke, Director of Operations.
Mission: To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality.www.marchofdimes.com/georgia
The Marcus Institute
1605 Chantilly Drive Atlanta, GA 30324 (404) 419-4000
Contact: Peter Fanning, President.
Primary contact Kim Jackson, and Dina Lareau , Corporate Relations.
Mission: Provides information, services and programs to people with disabilities.www.marcus.org
Men Stopping Violence
533 W. Howard Ave., Suite C, Decatur, GA 30030 (404) 270-9894Khaatim@menstoppingviolence.orgContact person: Khaatim S. El, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator; Internship Program Coordinator
Mission: Men Stopping Violence is a social change organization dedicated to ending men’s violence against women. It works locally, nationally and internationally to dismantle belief systems, social structures and institutional practices that oppress women and children and dehumanize men themselves. It looks to the “violence against women” movement to keep the reality of the problem and the vision of the solution before us.
The Nature Conservancy of Georgia
1330 West Peachtree St., Suite 410 Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 873-6946
Contact: Tavia C. McCuean, Director. Courtney Lundeen, Philanthropy Assistant, main point of contact for volunteers.
Mission: Preserves plants, animals and natural communities that represent diversity of life on Earth. www.tnc.org
Partnership Against Domestic Violence
619 Edgewood Avenue, Suite 101 Atlanta, GA 30312 (404) 897-1661
Contact: Krista Harkreader, Volunteer Coordinator. Susan Berryman Rodriguez, Director of Community Relations.
Mission: Provides shelter and services for abused women and their children, including 24 hour crisis line, temporary protective orders, support groups, counseling, parent education, parent/child activities, relocation assistance, and child/spouse abuse prevention and education. Volunteers needed for childcare, facilities maintenance, administration, crisis lines, legal advocacy and child care. www.padv.org
Piedmont Park Conservancy
400 Park Drive Atlanta, GA 30306 (404) 876-4024, ext. 24
Contact: Carla Phillips, Volunteer Coordinator
Mission: Dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Piedmont Park. Volunteers needed to clean and green, to host environmental education programs for children and adults, to facilitate social events for seniors, to assist park visitors, to give one hour walking tours of historic Piedmont Park, or to help with special projects and to assist staff member in various departments. No website listed
Project Open Hand
176 Ottley Drive, NE Atlanta, GA 30324 (404) 872-2707
Contact: Carol Proctor, Volunteer Coordinator
Mission: Prepares, packs, and delivers approximately 3,000 meals a day to Atlantans living with AIDS and other chronic illness. Volunteers needed to help cook, pack, and deliver meals. No website listed
1123 Zonolite Road, Suite 3 Atlanta, GA 30306 (404) 636-6057
Contact: Laura Bendoly, Volunteer Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission: PushPush Theater is an intimate, award-winning theater to Atlanta adults and youth. The company encourages artists to explore new ideas and take artistic risks that challenge the status quo. Volunteers needed for a variety of assignments such as assist with stage management, contribute to promotion, help with computers, website maintenance, plan special events, help write grants, etc. www.pushpushtheater.com
Quality Care for Children
50 Executive Park South, Suite 5015 Atlanta, GA 30329 (404) 479-4200
Contact: Donna Overcash, Executive Director and CEO.
Mission: To improve the quality, accessibility of early care and education.www.qualitycareforchildren.org
582 Techwood Drive Atlanta, GA 30313 (404) 347-8208
Contact: Calvin Camp, Volunteer Coordinator
Mission: The Roosevelt House is a residential facility that provides housing to the elderly, people with AIDS and people with disabilities. The facility is located across the street from the GSU Village. Volunteers needed to assist with games, computer classes, exercise programs, and support groups. No website listed
Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services
60 11th St., N.E. Atlanta, GA 30342 (404) 880-3550
Contact: Sister Angela Ebberwein, Acting President. Lia Cornejo, Volunteer Coordinator, ext. 3568
Mission: To provide primary care and social services to enable patients to improve their situations. www.stjosephsatlanta.org
Saint Vincent De Paul Society, Inc.
2050 Chamblee-Tucker Road, Suite C Atlanta, GA 30341 (770) 458-5415
Contact: Susan Allison, Director.
Mission: To provide food, clothes and financial assistance to those in temporary need.www.svdpatl.org
Senior Connections Inc.
202 Nelson Ferry Road Decatur, GA 30030 (770) 455-7602
Contact: Steven Brazen, Executive Director. Deidre Reynolds, Volunteer Resources, ext. 116.
Mission: To maximize independence and enhance the quality of life for seniors. The organization consists of a private, not-for-profit agency that serves seniors in DeKalb County. Volunteers needed for Meals-On-Wheels, home repair projects, medical transportation, and errands for the elderly. www.srconn.org
Sheltering Arms Child Development & Family Support
385 Centennial Olympic Park Dr., Atlanta, GA 30313, (404) 523-2767
Contact: Elaine P. Draeger, Director. Page Cubik, Volunteer Coordinator, ext. 291.
Mission: Provides quality, affordable child care, which empowers families.
South Atlanta School of Law and Social Justice
2250 Perry Blvd., N.W., Atlanta,GA 30354, (404) 802-5033
Volunteer opportunities: Interested students could serve as mentors for ninth and tenth grade students. Students could also serve as tutors during or after school. In particular, students could serve as tutors in the school’s writing center and computer lab on selected afternoons. Finally, students could participate in the Street Law program as part of the Child Advocacy Society.
Tommy Nobis Center
1480 Bells Ferry Road Marietta, GA 30066 (770) 427-9000
Contact: Connie Kirk, President. Judy Leeper, Program Coordinator, ext. 116.
Mission: Vocational training and employment services for persons with disability.www.tommynobiscenter.org
United Cerebral Palsy
3300 Northeast Expressway, Building 9 Atlanta, GA 30341 (770) 676-2000
Contact: Diane T. Wilush, Director. Claudia Peirce, Special Events Coordinator is the main contact, ext. 225
Mission: To advance the independence and productivity of those with developmental disabilities.www.ucpga.org
United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta Inc.
100 Edgewood Ave., N.E. Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 527-7200
Contact: Mark O’Connell, President. Linda Woodworth, Volunteer Coordinator. Call information and referral volunteer services at (404) 614-1000 (24 hour agents on duty) to schedule your hours with the United Way.
Mission: Utilizing the care and power of our community to help one another by making lasting improvements in human care issues. www.unitedwayatlanta.org
Veterans’ Administration Medical Center
1670 Clairmont Road Decatur, GA 30033 (404) 728-5028
Contact: Jan Moreira, Volunteer Coordinator, Jan.email@example.com
Mission: Provides assistance and support to patients in the hospital. Volunteers needed for the Meal Patrol to assist patients with swallowing disorders; to assist with medical assignments; to help Clinical Assistants with patient escorts; to provide medical administrative support; and to assist Geriatric Assistants, assist to distribute food basket during holiday season. www.va.gov
655 Village Square Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30083 (404) 294-4352
Contact: Joshua C. Sieweke, Volunteer Coordinator
Mission: The organization assists with refugee resettlement, the tutoring of refugee children, and the organization of refugee social activities. Volunteers needed to serve as mentors for teens and international youth, and as occasional volunteers who can help with field trips that occur irregularly, help refugees settlement. www.worldrelief.org
YWCA of Greater Atlanta
100 Edgewood Ave., N.E., Suite 1100 Atlanta, GA 30308 (404) 527-7575
Contact: Ayesha Khanna, Director.
Mission: To empower and strengthen the lives of girls and women. The YWCA continues to offer programs and services that support and strengthen families in various ways from providing safe, enriching and affordable child care, to offering homeless women and their children emergency and transitional housing and support services. Volunteers needed to tutor energetic four and five-year old students at their four neighborhood licensed child care/early learning centers throughout metro Atlanta. www.ywcaatlanta.org
YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta
100 Edgewood Ave., N.E., Suite 902 Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 588-9622
Contact: Fred L. Bradley, President. Nicky Rosenbluth, (x.5337), Staff Development – is the main point of contact.
Mission: Provides programs and services which develop spirit, mind and body
190 14th Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 873-6712
Contact: Carletta S. Hurt, Volunteer Coordinator
Mission: The Youth Channel in Atlanta is part of collaborative grant from the Open Society Institute to create five media channels for young people across the country. The Youth Channel features ambitious and innovative governance and programming structures that engage young people, ages 12-25 in the daily operations of each channel. Volunteers needed to serve as crew members, office support, talent, programming committee, board of directors. www.peopletv.org
Alston & Bird
One Atlantic Center, 1201 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309-3424 (404) 881-7000www.alston.com
Contact: Terence Walsh, Pro Bono Attorney Firm also has a Pro Bono Committee Firm works with the Georgia Bar to coordinate Pro Bono projects
Arnall, Golden & Gregory, LLP
2800 One Atlantic Center, 1201 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309-3450 (404) 873-8500www.agg.com
Contact: Bob Dow, Pro Bono Partner Firm works with the Georgia Bar to coordinate Pro Bono projects
Holland & Knight, LLP
1201 West Peachtree St., NE, Suite 2000 Atlanta, GA 30309-3400 (404) 817-8500www.hklaw.com
Contact: Mary Ann Oakley, Pro Bono Partner (some of her duties) (ext. 8507) Firm works with the Georgia Bar to coordinate Pro Bono projects
Hunton & Williams
600 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 (404) 888-4000
Contact: Rita Sheffey, Pro Bono Partner Firm has a Pro Bono Committee Firm works with the Georgia Bar to coordinate Pro Bono projects. www.hunton.com
Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue
1420 Peachtree St., NE, 800 Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 521-3939
Contact: Doug Towns, Pro Bono Attorney Firm has a Pro Bono Committee Firm works with the Georgia Bar to coordinate Pro Bono projects
Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP
Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30309-4530, (404) 815-6500
Contact: Debbie Segal, Pro Bono Partner Firm works with the Georgia Bar to coordinate Pro Bono projects
Type Work: Landlord Tenant cases, Domestic Violence, Custody cases, etc.www.kilpatrickstockton.com
King & Spalding
191 Peachtree St., NE Atlanta, GA 30303-1763, (404) 572-4600
Contact: Linda Parrish, Director of Community Affairs (ext. 4670) Firm has a Pro Bono Committee Firm works with the Georgia Bar to coordinate Pro Bono projects www.kslaw.com
Mckenna, Long, & Aldridge, LLP
303 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 5300 Atlanta, GA 30308, (404) 527-4000
Contact: Deborah Ebel, Pro Bono Coordinator, (404) 527-8530 (direct number) Firm has a Pro Bono Committee www.mckennalong.com
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
First Union Plaza, Suite 1400 999 Peachtree St., NE, P.O. Box 77707 Atlanta, GA 30357-0707, (404) 817-6000
Contact: Norah Rogers, Pro Bono Partner Firm works with the Georgia Bar to coordinate Pro Bono projects www.nmrs.com
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
600 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 2400 Atlanta, GA 30308 (404) 815-2400
Contact: Robert C. Newcomer, Pro Bono Coordinator (x. 2270),firstname.lastname@example.orgAttorney, Weyman Johnson, Partner who does a lot of Pro Bono work Firm has a Pro Bono Committee Firm works with the Georgia Bar to coordinate Pro Bono projects www.paulhastings.com
Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy
191 Peachtree St., 16th Floor Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 572-6600
Contact: Leah Fisher, Chief Professional Development Officer (x.6677) Firm has a Pro Bono Committee Firm works with the Georgia Bar to coordinate Pro Bono projects www.pgfm.com
Seyfarth & Shaw
1545 Peachtree St., NE, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 885-1500
Contact: Jennifer Hershey, Office Administrator www.seyfarth.com
Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP
999 Peachtree St., NE Atlanta, GA 30309-3996 (404) 853-8000
Contact: Charlie Lester, Partner, (x.8116) email@example.com
Firm has a Pro Bono Committee Firm works with the Georgia Bar to coordinate Pro Bono projects www.sutherland.com
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP
1355 Peachtree St., N.E. Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30309-3238 (404) 874-8800
Contact: Jim Taylor, Insurance Defense, Attorney (x. 3217) www.scmhlaw.com
600 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 5200 Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 885-3000
Contact: Sallie Daniel, (x.3277), Director of Community Affairs and Pro Bono. Full-Time Pro Bono Coordinator; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Firm works with the Georgia Bar to coordinate Pro Bono projects. www.troutmansanders.com