Mental Health America of Georgia depends on volunteers who share our mission to enhance the mental health of all Georgians through outreach, education, and advocacy. Mental Health America of Georgia has partnered with the President’s Volunteer Service Reward program, a premier program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition.
Presidential recognition sets you apart from your peers. It is a tremendous honor. Even though you may not seek recognition, your example can deliver a powerful message that encourages others to take action.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens and lawfully admitted, permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime.
Per the program rules, we can only recognize volunteers meeting certain criteria with a President’s Volunteer Service Award, but we realize there’s a variety of people making a difference every day. Read more about participation criteria below.
- Recipients must be a United States citizen or a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States.
- Awards are issued for service hours served within a 12-month time period (bronze, silver, or gold) or over the course of a lifetime (Lifetime Achievement).
- Awards are issued for volunteer service only. The Award may not be used to recognize other contributions (e.g., charitable donations).
- Court-ordered community service does not qualify for the Award.
- All volunteer opportunities are flexible on Mondays-Fridays between 9:00AM-5:00PM with occasional assistance on the weekends. It is required to inform the Director of Operations of scheduled times to ensure that assignments are planned before your arrival.
General Office: The Office Assistant will perform a variety of tasks depending on project deadlines in the office. This will include answering phones and other administrative tasks as assigned by the Director of Operations. This position helps to extend the resources in MHA of GA to better assist and direct the needs of our consumers and vendors. Responsibilities include but not limited to filing, data entry, research, maintenance of the office space, etc.
Resource Development/Special Events: The Resource Development volunteer will work with the Director of Operations and Special Events intern to assist in planning fundraising and development events; assist with mini fundraisers, other in-kind donations; and provide support for general resource development activities. Responsibilities include but not limited to generating gift acknowledgements, filing, Salesforce data entry, generating event correspondence.
We also host several mini fundraisers throughout the year that will need several volunteers. These fundraisers include events like Atlanta Braves games, BYOB paint nights, dine-out events, etc.
Communications/Marketing: Assist with creating strategic communication plans for fundraising and programming communications. Responsibilities include but limited to assisting with social media management, creating constant contact communications, creating marketing materials including brochures and flyers, etc.
Kids on the Block Puppeteer: Kids on the Block is an international program that features life-sized puppets and easy- to- learn scripts about health issues such as counseling, bullying and school safety, drug abuse and awareness, and other topics. Responsibilites include memorizing copyrighted scripts, travel throughout metro-Atlanta, and have availability during the week for at least a 4-hour block at a time.
Other: MHA of GA will occasionally have other opportunities to volunteer besides the list above. We will communicate with you when these opportunities arise. If you would like to volunteer in a specific way, please leave a comment.