Volunteer Opportunities in Forsyth County

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Volunteer Opportunities in Forsyth County

We’re getting lots of questions about finding local volunteer opportunities in Forsyth County and throughout Cumming.  With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s a great reminder to help our community (now & throughout the year).  We started updating our list and then turned to Facebook for some help too.   Below, we’ve linked to volunteer pages of some recommended organizations.  This is just meant to serve as a starting point – definitely click on the links &/or call the organizations that you might have a passion for and see how you can get involved!

Here are some organizations to check out:

Looking for more?  Be sure to check out Forsyth County Community Connection and our Facebook Post for reader recommendations.

Date Specific Events:

We know this list will grow as the holidays get closer – we’ll continue to add to it as events are submitted. If you have an event to add, click here.

Looking to Donate Used Items?

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Check out our recent round-up of the local non-profits you can donate to. 

People make this a great community to live in!!

Donating in Forsyth County

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Help to Support the Local Non-Profits in Forsyth County by Donating Locally!

Did you know that we have MANY great Non-Profits right here in Forsyth County that you can donate items to? Yes – it’s true. All of these Non-Profits have a different purposes for their thrift stores. But the sales always goes back to the Non-Profit Ministries.

As you are cleaning out and purging, would you consider giving to one of these local Non-Profits Ministries? Many of them will pick up as well. Below I’ve listed out each one with their hours and links to their social media as well as their websites for more information.

Here’s the list in alphabetical:

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Abba House

 

Location: 243 Stowers Road E Dawsonville, GA 30534
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 9am–5:30pm Tues & Thurs 10am–7pm
Phone: 678-208-2000

At Abba House, their ministries are focused on “helping broken women be made whole” by helping them break free from addiction and abuse. Our Christ-centered ministry allows women to first reconcile to God, and then to their families.

Connect with Abba House Online: Facebook | Website

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Cumming Home Ministries

Location: 429 Canton Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Hours: Monday through Saturday 10am – 5:30pm
Phone:  678-456-5544

Cumming Home Ministries provides transitional housing, life-skills coaching, spiritual mentoring and a safe, Christian environment for men in Metro Atlanta who need to make a fresh start in their lives.

Connect with Cumming Home Ministries: Facebook | Website

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Family Haven

Location: 598 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Cumming, GA 30040
Hours: 10am-6pm Monday-Friday & 10am-5pm Saturday
Phone: 770-844-0842

Forsyth County Family Haven is an advocate for victims and families of domestic violence providing shelter, programs and community education to end the cycle of violence. Forsyth County Family Haven was incorporated in 1989 for the purpose of providing safe temporary shelter, individual crisis support and referral services for victims of violence.

Connect with Family Haven: Facebook | Website

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Humane Society of Forsyth County – Thrift Store

Location: 168 Tri County Plaza, Cumming GA 30040
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am-4pm
Phone: 770-886-5806

Founded in 1975, the Humane Society of Forsyth County, Georgia (HSFC) is dedicated to preventing cruelty to, relieving the suffering of, and providing humane treatment for animals.  All the animals in our program are safe and well-cared for, while they wait to find them their forever homes. They stand by the fact that they are one of a few NO-KILL shelters in this area.

Connect with Humane Society of Forsyth County: Website | Facebook |Instagram

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No Longer Bound

Location: 315 Dahlonega Street, Cumming
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm
Phone: (678) 679-1172

No Longer Bound provides broken and willing individuals with a place of escape from the enslavement of addiction. They do this by creating a residential refuge for addicted individuals to detoxify from the chemicals, chaos, and catastrophe caused by their dependency.

No Longer Bound’s vision is basically to rescue addicts, regenerate men & reconcile families. 

Connect with No Longer Bound: Facebook | Website

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The Place of Forsyth County

Location: 2550 The Place Circle Cumming, GA 30040
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm
Phone: 770.887.1098

The Place of Forsyth County is serving the community with financial emergency assistance, clothing, food and many additional support services. In August 2015, they started a workforce development initiative in conjunction with several local agencies to help the under employed and unemployed prepare for and secure jobs. We also embraced an 8 year old service, Focus on Forsyth, which helps needy households through referrals from schools and senior center. Through our services to the community we are changing lives in Forsyth County Georgia.

Connect with The Place of Forsyth County: Facebook | Website

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Whispering Hope – Bargain Boutique

Location: 580 Atlanta Rd, Suite 208, Cumming, GA 30040
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Phone: 770-886-0089

Acknowledging that every human life begins at conception and is worthy of protection, Whispering Hope offers compassion, hope and help for anyone vulnerable to abortion by presenting life-affirming alternatives and support and by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Bargain Boutique’s motto is “savings babies one bargain at a time!”

Connect with Bargain Boutique: Facebook | Website

The Pier Foundation 

Location: 5185 Browns Bridge Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Phone: 678.455.7437

To provide individuals with disabilities work experience, thereby enabling them to discover and develop their unique capabilities and potential, and help them achieve the highest degree of independence and the best quality of life possible.

Connect with The Pier Foundation Online: Facebook | Website

 

Volunteers Needed for Gift Wrapping in Cumming GA

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Volunteers Needed for Gift Wrapping

Act Together Ministries is seeking volunteers to help with Christmas gift wrapping on Thursday, Dec. 17th and on Christmas Eve at the Barnes and Noble – 410 Peachtree Pkwy Cumming, GA 30041. Three hour shifts are available throughout the day including evening hours this Thursday. Children are welcome to volunteer alongside their parents.  

If you can help, please send an e-mail to info@actogetherministries.org

Shifts Available:

Thursday, December 17th
• 9:15AM-12:30PM
• 12:15PM-3:30PM
• 3:15PM-6:30PM
• 6:15PM-9:30PM

Christmas Eve – Thursday, December 24th
• 8:45AM-12:00PM
• 11:45AM-3:00PM
• 2:45PM-6:00PM

Thank you in advance for helping! 

Volunteer Opportunities in Forsyth County 2015

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Volunteer Opportunities in Forsyth County

We’re getting lots of questions about finding local volunteer opportunities in Forsyth County and throughout Cumming.  With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s a great reminder to help our community (now & throughout the year).  We started updating our list and then turned to Facebook for some help too.   Below, we’ve linked to volunteer pages of some recommended organizations.  This is just meant to serve as a starting point – definitely click on the links &/or call the organizations that you might have a passion for and see how you can get involved!

Here are some organizations to check out:

Looking for more?  Be sure to check out Forsyth County Community Connection and our Facebook Post for reader recommendations.

Date Specific Events:

We know this list will grow as the holidays get closer – we’ll continue to add to it as events are submitted. If you have an event to add, click here.

People make this a great community to live in!!

Moms Groups in Cumming & Forsyth County, GA

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Hi. I admit it. I’m an extrovert. I need to be around other adults. When I became a stay at home mom this past January, I learned real quick that I need to make new friends! And I needed to make them quick!

Now whether you are an extrovert or an introvert, community is important. I believe that you cannot grow yourself unless you are connected in a group of some sort. Do you want to grow? Are you longing for community with other moms?

We have put together a list of some common groups here in Forsyth County. And it is our hope that you will find a place you can belong.

Creekside United Methodist MOPS

Meeting Location: Creekside United Methodist Church, 673 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming
Meeting Time: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays at 9:30 am-12:00 pm
For More Information: Email Julie HERE
* Childcare is provided.

MOMS Club of Cumming – Southeast
Meeting Location: Various locations around town (such as parks)
Meeting Time: Offers monthly meetings, weekly activities with children, mom’s night out, craft days and more.
For More Information: Email HERE

MOMS Club of Cumming – North
Meeting Location:  Various locations around town (such as parks0
Meeting Time:  Offers monthly meetings, weekly activities with children, mom’s night out, craft days and more.
For More Information:  Click here.

Mommy and Me of Forsyth and City of Cumming
Meeting Location: Various locations around town (such as parks)
Meeting Time: Offers monthly meetings, and frequent activties with and without children, including MNO, book club dinners, crafts, fitness, playdates and more!
For More Information: Email Krista HERE

Birds On A Wire
Meeting Location: Browns Bridge Community Church
Meeting Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am on Wednesdays starting
For More Information: Visit the website HERE or Email HERE

Forsyth Mommies
Meeting Location:Depends on the schedule
Meeting Time: Depends on the schedule
For More Information: You can check out the monthly calendar HERE

What are we missing? If you know of a mom’s group we do not have listed please comment and let us know! 

Photo credit: Pink Sherbet Photography

Serve Local

The following organizations work within Forsyth County, to help make our community a better place.  They rely heavily on volunteer and donations.  To volunteer or donate, click the name of each organization and you’ll be directed to their website.

Act Together Ministries
Act Together Ministries is a Christ-centered organization determined to change the plight of children living in distress in the North Atlanta area.
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Abba House
“A Safe Place for Women to find God’s Love, Peace & a New Life”
Phone:  678.208.2000678.208.2000

Age Well Forsyth
“A non-profit organization committed to engaging, inspiring and empowering Forsyth County’s mature adults to live actively and age well within our community.”
Phone:  not listed

 

Children’s Center for Hope & Healing
“Dedicated to stopping the cycle of child sexual abuse and to preventing the exploitation of children.”
Phone:  770.532.6530770.532.6530

Cumming Home
Cumming Home Ministries Thrift Store invites you to bring in donations of all kinds to their NEW LOCATION! Come see our expanded space (in the old National Guard building) located at 429 Canton Hwy, across the street from the Ingles shopping center. CHM helps men with transitional housing~your donations will directly help those in your community. Please call (470) 239-3423(470) 239-3423 for furniture pick-up, or stop by the store from 10-5:30, Tuesday through Saturday.

Family Haven
“Providing Services to Victims of Violence and their Families”
Phone:  770.887.1121770.887.1121 (24-hour hotline for crisis counseling)

Forsyth County Humane Society
“Dedicated to preventing cruelty to, relieving the suffering of, and providing humane treatment for animals.”
Phone:  770.887.6480770.887.6480

Forsyth Friends
“To support children, families, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta through volunteer service, fund-raising and advocacy opportunities.”
Phone:  not listed

Hands on Forsyth
An online resource to find opportunities and ways to serve in Forsyth County.
Phone:  770.205.1701770.205.1701

Jesse’s House
“To provide shelter care for female youth who have been physically, sexually, &/or emotionally abused and neglected.”
Phone:  678.947.6217678.947.6217

Mentor Me of North GA
“To help children reach their potential through mentoring relationships with responsible adults.  Working with children that are primarily from single-parent families or children who are being raised by grandparents or other family relatives.”
Phone:  678.341.8028678.341.8028

Next Generation Focus
“A not-for-profit organization formed to reach out to youth in economically challenged families in our community to provide resources to expand academic and enrichment opportunities.”
Phone:  678.807.9643678.807.9643

No Longer Bound
“A faith-based drug and alcohol program for adult males ages 18 and up.”
Phone:  770.886.7873770.886.7873

Relay for Life of Forsyth County
“The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.
Phone:  770.297.1176770.297.1176

SAFFT
“A non-profit organization that is dedicated to serving foster and adoptive children and their caregivers by providing a supportive network.”
Phone:  404.507.2338404.507.2338

United Way of Forsyth County
“Bridging the gap between the needs that exist, the services that are provided, and the cost of making those services available to the folks who need them.”
Phone:  770.781.4110770.781.4110

This information is and links provided is believed to be correct and accurate at time of listing.  If we missed your favorite organization, please let us know so it may be added!