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

To view volunteer opportunities click here.  Please use this link below to sign your group up today!

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