Individual Volunteers 

In order to become an ACS Volunteer, individuals must be 17 or older, complete both the Volunteer Application and Service Agreement and submit a current (no older than 30 days) Federal Criminal Background Analysis with the designation “working with children”.

* Volunteers must complete a Federal Criminal Background Analysis through an authorized location which can by found in this document. Volunteer opportunities are available Monday-Friday from 9:30 AM-12 Noon and 2:30 PM-5 PM.

Once all paperwork has been submitted, please email sholiday@acsatl.org or fax them to 404-892-8947.

Group Volunteers 

The Atlanta Children’s Shelter accepts volunteer groups no larger than 15 people.  Opportunities available include:

  • Classroom Assistant
  • Supply Closet Organization
  • Donation Closet Organization
  • Pressure washing of playground equipment
  • Current needs drive
  • Administrative support
  • Job skills training
  • Event Support

Opportunities for Children

If your child is interested in serving, but not old enough – we have options for them too!  Children are encouraged to gather some of their friends or neighbors and raise some of our current in-kind needs.  Once the collection is complete, we encourage parents to bring their children to drop off the items.  During this time, a tour of our facility will be offered.  If you have any questions regarding this process, please email, sholiday@acsatl.org.

Current Social Services Needs

Current Childcare Needs

2019 Closed Dates 

New Year’s Day,   Tuesday, Jan. 1

MLK Day,  Monday, Jan. 21

Memorial Day, Monday, May 27

Independence Day, Thursday, July 4

Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2

Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 28 & Friday, Nov. 29

Christmas Tuesday, Dec. 24 & Wednesday, Dec. 25