|The mission of Volunteer! Decatur is to respond to the needs of the Decatur community by promoting and facilitating volunteer involvement through the partnership of nonprofit organizations, businesses, government, schools, and individuals for personal and community enrichment.|
Volunteering and caring for the community have long been important to the citizens of Decatur. Volunteer! Decatur continues this tradition of community involvement.
New! Sign Up Online
Volunteering for a Decatur special event? Go paperless! Fill out a volunteer profile in our secure online system that you can access any time you sign up for an event. Your volunteer hours and events can be tracked through your profile, and the new system also allows you to receive email alerts and messages, check schedules and request the shifts you prefer.
As Decatur events continue to grow, our new system streamlines the process for volunteers to sign up, make changes as necessary, and keep up with a variety of times and dates. Fully implemented at the Decatur Book Festival, the software is now being used for subsequent special events including the Decatur Craft Beer Festival, Decatur Wine Festival, and Tour of Homes.
If you have questions or need help navigating through the new system, email Sherry.Jackman@decaturga.com. If you have questions regarding community and nonprofit volunteer opportunities, email Leeann.Harvey@decaturga.com.
More About Volunteering in Decatur
Every life you touch will benefit from the time, energy, interest, and friendship you share in the programs and activities of Volunteer! Decatur. And you, in turn, will benefit by:
- Making new friends
- Developing new skills
- Sharing new ideas and experiences
Becoming a more active member of the community
What does it take?
As much or as little time as you have to offer. Volunteer opportunities range from one-time projects and special events to long-term commitments. You can choose from a variety of positions to fit your schedule and interests. Whether you have a few hours a year, month or week to contribute, we can use your help:
- Companion to elderly or disabled
- Advocate for the elderly, disabled or children
- Mentoring Neighborhood cleanups
- Computer technology
- Children's enrichment programs
- Clerical assistance
A good candidate is anyone who lives, works or plays in Decatur and wants to make a difference in someone's life and in the overall quality of life in our community. That could be you! Our volunteers include people who are:
- Working flex-time
- Traditional office workers
- Skilled trades people
- Your friends
- Your neighbors
Please join us. . .