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Volunteer Emory provides a variety of sustainability-related weekly service trips in Atlanta, as well as alternative breaks outside of Atlanta. Volunteer Emory's mission is to collaborate with agents of change for service projects and social justice work that promote learning about self and society.

Atlanta Beltline Partnership/Park Pride
Tuesdays, 2:30pm-5:30pm
Contact Jane Chang for more information.

Trees Atlanta
Saturdays, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Help preserve Atlanta's urban forest by planting trees all around the city! Each week, Emory volunteers work with other Trees Atlanta volunteers to plant trees in a different Atlanta neighborhood. Transportation is provided; we leave from behind the DUC at 8:30 on Saturday mornings. Wear sturdy shoes and be ready to get dirty, have fun, and make a difference! Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta is a citizens group that works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new green space by planting, conserving, and educating.
Contact Laila Atalla for more information.

Atlanta Community Food Bank and Intown Collaborative Ministries Food Pantry
Saturdays, 8:30am - 12:30pm
Students working alongside the Atlanta Community Food Bank will have the unique experience of following food from start to finish as it is donated, packaged and delivered. Students will often be working hands-on with the community and will see firsthand the good done by the work they are doing and get a chance to not only help the Atlanta community, but be a part of it as well. Likely activities will include packaging food at the food bank, planting fruits and vegetables in community gardens, and working at distribution centers handing out food to civilians. Furthermore, each trip will kick off with a donation from Emory's own on-campus restaurants. Transportation will be provided and groups will meet behind the Woodpec. The trips will take place Saturday mornings from 8:30am-12:30pm (transportation time included). Please contact Andrea Dabbat with interest or questions.

Love is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens
Tuesdays, 2-5pm
Students will be going to a 4.5 acre, certified organic farm called Gaia Gardens, located in the East Lake area. The farm is managed by farmer Joe Reynolds, who also runs a 100 person CSA using the food produced on the farm. The work volunteers will be doing may consist of harvesting, hoeing, weeding, planting, and whatever the farm may demand on that occasion. You might even get a delicious taste of what the farm has to offer! Contact: Will Godwin

Campus Kitchens
Wednesdays, 2pm-3:30pm
Contact Dennis Kamara for more information.

Alternative Fall Break
Check out the various volunteering opportunities during the Fall breaks here.

Alternative Winter Break
Check out the various volunteering opportunities during the Winter break here.

Alternative Spring Break
Check out the various volunteering opportunities during the Spring breaks here.

As an international nonprofit committed to the intersection of medicine and sustainability, MedShare has effectively salvaged over $100 million worth of medical supplies and equipment and shipped it to over 95 developing countries. Volunteers with the MedShare weekly service trip will help to bridge the global gap between surplus and need by sorting and packaging medical supplies, preparing usable supplies to be sent to partner clinics abroad. Volunteering with MedShare simultaneously prevents millions of pounds of waste from entering landfills while also supporting the healthcare of those living in poverty - all through the simple act of redistribution.
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Please contact Manasa Bhatta for more information.

Additional Local Volunteer Opportunities
Re:loom employs homeless and low-income individuals in their factory to make beautifully woven products from recycled materials. Through supporting homeless individuals with jobs that promote sustainability, re:loom combats two extremely important social justice issues at once. Volunteers at the weave house will help sort and cut recycled products for the weavings as well as get to know the weavers and where they come from. For more information about re:loom, check out their website and the video below!