January 10, 2022

Volunteer with DHS on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, DHS encourages you to volunteer in your community and take a day “on” – not of a day off – to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King. There are many ways you can help make a difference in the lives of children and families across Georgia.  

Click here to explore volunteer opportunities with DHS. You can assist vulnerable children, adults and families in various ways throughout Georgia for one-time, ongoing, short- or long-term opportunities. Opportunities requiring direct contact with individuals or access to confidential information may require an application process and background screening. While volunteering, we recommend all participants adhere to CDC guidelines by wearing a mask, social distancing where possible and staying home if they feel sick.  

And if you are unable to volunteer on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, don’t worry. There are volunteer opportunities throughout the year! You can help our Aging Services division by delivering lunches to homebound adults on weekdays, doing yard work or home repairs for older Georgians in need or visiting long-term care residents to inquire about their quality-of-life needs. Child Support Services needs volunteers to teach parenting, adult literacy and money management classes. And you can assist the Division of Family & Children Services by donating electronics, luggage or holiday gifts to the Clark’s Christmas Kids program or working with your church to help meet the needs of foster families in your community. Explore the volunteer opportunities DHS has to offer all year round on our website at the link above.