Looking to get the kids out of the house and help our community in the process? Here are a couple of great opportunities to volunteer in and around the Woodstock community this summer:
- Horse Talk – This organization is seeking both adults and teens (14+) as volunteers to lead therapeutic horse walk s alongside special needs children and adults in hippotherapy and therapeutic riding. The therapy takes place at Green Acres Equestrian Center off Arnold Mill Road, and horse experience is preferred, but training is available. For more information, you can visit their website.
- MUST Ministries – Must Ministries is collecting Summer Lunches for those children eligible for Federal Free and Reduced Lunch during the school year. Volunteers are needed to make lunches, drivers, and packers. Volunteers must be ten years or older. If you’re interested, please contact Paul Buckner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-576-0359.
- Give a Kid a Chance – This program is designed to help children in Cherokee County start out each new school year on the right foot. This year in July 21st, more than 3,000 low-income children are expected to show up for the 7th Annual Give a Kid a Chance back-to-school blast held at First Baptist Church of Canton and Hillside Methodist Church in Woodstock. To see how you can donate or volunteer, visit their website.
- Cherokee County Animal Shelter – Have a child that loves animals? They can “read” to the animals on Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, offering companionship and the love of a good book. You can also donate money or some items from the shelter’s needs list.
What other opportunities to volunteer have you heard about in our area? Share with us in a comment below!