Volunteering in South Georgia

American Red Cross

redcross.org/ga/valdosta

The American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. For info on how to get involved, call the Valdosta office at 229-242-7404. To donate blood, call 229-241-1141 or just walk in at 2517 Bemiss Road in Valdosta.

Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village

abac.edu/museum

Volunteers play a vital role in fulfilling the museum’s mission to re-create and preserve the past for visitors. Volunteers fill many roles, including costumed interpreters in the Historic Village, greeters, fund raising ambassadors, office assistants, skilled craftsmen, folk artists, and the steam train crew. Call Lynn at 229-391-5223.

Habitat for Humanity

valdostahabitat.org

Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people from all walks of life to develop decent, affordable homes for families in need. Volunteers are needed in the office, in the ReStore, and on the construction site. Visit their website, or call 229-245-1330 for more info.

Hopes & Dreams Riding Facility

hopesanddreamsridingfacility.com

Created and initiated out of a desire to assist Wounded Warriors, veterans, former military men and women, and their families to cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Autism and other disabilities. 6300 Madison Hwy, Quitman 229-263-4773 or 229-506-3573 Open Mon-Sat 8 am - 6 pm.

Hospice of South Georgia, Langdale Hospice House

hospiceofsouthgeorgia.org

This community-supported, not-for-profit hospice offers physical, emotional, social and spiritual support at the end of life by a team of qualified, trained and dedicated staff and volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Bill Meli at 229-433-7000.

Humane Society

humanesocietyofvaldosta.org

For info about volunteer opportunities like fostering, transporting animals, helping at headquarters, picking up food and supplies, or community cat colony care, visit their website.

Jacob’s Ladder

jacobsladderriding.com

Jacobs’ Ladder Therapeutic Riding Center has been serving special needs individuals since 1999. Call 229-794-1188 for more info.

Literacy Volunteers

literacyvolunteerprogram.org

Our mission is to see all adults in South Central Georgia read the local newspaper, do basic mathematics (like balance a checkbook), and understand basic English. Visit our website or call 229-333-7515 for info.

Miracle League of Valdosta

miracleleagueofvaldosta.com

A community-based sports program for children and adults with all types of mental and physical disabilities. In partnership with the Valdosta-Lowndes Parks and Recreation, the Miracle League of Valdosta, would like to provide everyone with mental or physical handicaps the opportunity to play baseball and other activities at Freedom Park.

Options Now

optionsnow.org

Volunteer opportunities include prayer warriors, counselors, help with special events, and liaisons within churches to assist with special projects. Volunteers are also needed to assist with the functions of our thrift store (Repeat Boutique) including sorting donations and retail sales. Call 229-333-0080 for info.

Relay For Life

This is a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe fight back against cancer by raising money for cancer research. For more than 65 years, the American Cancer Society has been finding answers that save lives - from changes in lifestyle to new approaches in therapies to improving cancer patients’ quality-of-life. The Relay will be May 6, 2016. Call Ashley Braswell at 229-834-0709 for more info.

Second Harvest Food Bank

valdostafoodbank.org

Group and individual volunteer opportunities are available. Please contact Doug Griner at 229-244-2678 for more info. Please provide your name, address or email address, and day and evening numbers.

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