Category: Volunteering

Volunteers Lend a Hand to Arts and Culture Around Atlanta

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of metro Atlanta volunteers spend time each week helping local cultural institutions. They water flowers, stuff envelopes, field phone calls, guide school groups through exhibits, give history lessons, raise money and do all sorts of other things that local museums, gardens and performing groups need done. “They are incredibly important,” said Jayme Hogan-Yarbro, manager of volunteer and intern services at the Atlanta History Center.

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Hospital’s Volunteer Corps Celebrates a Half-Century

Patients and visitors at the hospital would be surprised at how often the person greeting them in the lobby, pushing their wheelchair, delivering flowers, staffing the gift shops, bringing in therapy dogs, taking baby pictures, driving courtesy carts and offering information and comfort to patients and their families is a retired corporate executive. Others are teachers, artists, veterans, homemakers, high-school students and more.

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