We welcome groups of friends and colleagues from partners, local businesses, membership associations, faith-based organizations, and more. Bringing a group to volunteer at GVP is a great way to spend time with the students and be an ambassador for GVP.
Explore the many opportunities groups have to serve.
Provide Lunch for Students
When our lunch partner, Agnes Scott College, closes for holidays, GVP students eat lunch on our campus in downtown Decatur. Providing lunch for students on these days is a fun opportunity for individuals or groups to provide food and spend the lunch hour with students!
Host an Authors' Tea
Authors' Teas allow students to share what they're learning with the community through their songs and stories. As a host committee, you provide refreshments, assist our Authors' Tea team with set-up/break down, and help make our guests feel welcome. Read more about Authors' Teas.
Host Parent/Teacher Conferences
Each semester, we hold Parent/Teacher Conferences, a time when family members who are rarely able to visit school can get to know teachers and staff and discuss their daughters' education. As a host committee, you bring snacks, plan simple activities for younger siblings, help to welcome parents and other family members and assist with completing paperwork. We usually hold conferences on a Saturday morning in the months of October and March.
Participate in Afternoon Study Hall
This position offers the opportunity to build relationships with refugee young women, mentor them academically, and help with their personal successes and challenges.Ideal for volunteer/service groups of 3-10 people that are available to serve weekly as tutors. Tutors will help students complete their homework and improve their reading, math and writing skills. They will also assist GVP support team members and supervisors in creating and implementing educational and enrichment activities. Opportunity availability: August-May on Monday-Friday from 3:30-4:20 PM. Tutors must commit to at least a full 50-minute session one day each week.
You don't have to take part in a scheduled event or activity to support us. It's easy to organize your own activity with friends or with your community group. Be creative! We'll support you with materials and access to our team fundraising platform.
Groups can also host an event or a party at their office, home, school, etc. and collect needed items (new items only) such as school supplies, health and hygiene products/kits or winter essentials (hats, gloves, scarfs, etc.). Contact us to determine current and upcoming needs.