General Community Service Connections

United Way of Greater Atlanta-Youth United

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  • Youth United is a great source for high school student-centered volunteer opportunities. Led by a student board, YU offers unique and impactful service projects that improve the lives of children and families throughout Greater Atlanta.

SHOEBOX 2021 - Special United Way of Greater Atlanta Event

Thursday, March 11th – 5pm – 6pm

Thursday, March 25th – 5pm – 6pm

Two chances to tune in from home this March for one of United Way's hour-long virtual volunteer projects. Friends, families, groups and organizations of all ages are all welcomed! Volunteers supply their own hygiene items, shoeboxes and decoration materials – and we’ll create these care packages together virtually.

Boxes can be dropped at any of the locations found here!


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  • Enter your city or zip code and click the orange Find Opportunities button
  • Use the grey filter area to create narrow down your choices to ones that fit your interests the best
    • Opportunity Type
    • Cause Area
    • Skills
    • More Filters - Very important to use this one to select the Kids and Teens Filters 
  • Select and Complete a volunteer activity

At-Home Community Service Projects

Reach Out the Old School Way

There’s something about a handwritten note that just feels more meaningful than a text or email. It’s personal and something that you can hang on to forever! Share appreciation for someone or send kind thoughts the old school way. Get out your pen and paper and start writing. Be a world changing wordsmith.

  • Hand write a letter/note to a healthcare worker expressing thanks and support for their efforts right now
    • 2 Hours of service per note; Up to 5 notes
    • Please take a photo of your note and send to or text to 678-481-8484


Support a Cause

Create change in something you are passionate about.  Whether it’s a cause that has worldwide implications or something right in your own backyard, your voice matters.  Speak up today!

  • Write an email to your community's City Council or Mayor on a topic you are passionate about
    • Include a solution alongside the problem
    • 5 Hours of service for sending it to the government authority. Be sure to copy the submission to
  • Donate clothes or food
    • local shelter or Salvation Army/GoodWill
    • 2 Hours per Bag; Up to 4 Bags
    • Please send photo of bags to earn hours to
  • Complete a Pebble Tossers “How To Guide” activity(must be a PebbleTossers member)
    • then select the yellow “How To Guide” button
    • 1 hour of service for every 5 items completed using the following guides:
      • No-Sew Fleece Blanket
      • No-Sew Dog Toy
      • Kindness Card
    • 3 hours of service for every 3 items completed using the following guides:
      • Hygiene Kit
      • Seedings Kit
    • Send us a picture of your completed project to


Create Your Own Plan

We all have things we care about and want to be of service to.  Design your own community service project and make a difference in something you really care about.  Send us pictures, a description of your service project, etc... to earn service credit hours.

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