Athens Residents vs. COVID-19

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  • Web Developer

    City Help With COVID

    no volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    City Help With COVID needs 1-2 volunteers to help develop a website. The site will mostly be static content, so preferably volunteers will be proficient with design and front-end programming (html, css, and maybe some JavaScript). Experience with Ruby on Rails and a cloud provider such as AWS is preferred, but not required.

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  • Hotline Advocate

    The Cottage, Sexual Assault Center and Children's Advocacy Center

    1 volunteer - sign up to volunteer

    Hotline Advocates are tasked with helping The Cottage answer our 24-hour crisis hotline, which is of vital importance to our clients and their families. Hotline advocates are required to participate in specialized training and a criminal history check. A hotline advocate would need to be able to commit nights and weekends to be on call. Hotline advocates may expect to receive calls relating to sexual assault information, referrals, and occasional crisis calls.

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  • Operations Intern

    Athens Help with COVID

    1 volunteer - sign up to volunteer

    For the role of Operations Intern, Athens Help with COVID is seeking 1-2 students, preferably in the School of Public and International Affairs and seeking Experiential Learning Credit. Volunteers should be highly motivated, and work well in a team. Some of the responsibilities of the role will be to:

    • Formulate and implement strategy to build and sustainably grow student volunteer base and platform within the community.
    • Oversee user experience and satisfaction of volunteers and local organizations.
    • Build and maintain good rapport between the platform and university community and local community.
    • Help lead the platform team and recruit and train team members.
    • Coordinate with other City Help platforms.

    Volunteers for this role will be expected to work remotely for approximately 10 hours per week (for 4 hours of academic credit if applicable). Please email camden@athenshelpwithcovid.com with any questions about the role.

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  • 1 volunteer - sign up to volunteer

    The AMAN website team is looking for someone to specialize in SEO and web page building for business and industry worker resources. While there is a web page already in place for those resources, news and funding sources are changing fast! We need someone to build web pages that expand upon already existing sources and that show new and evolving information.
    Bonus skills: If you are able to collect a number of relevant business & industry news-related sources that can be included in a news widget on the AMAN website, that would be great!
    Estimated hours each week: 5-7
    If you can't work the estimated hours, let us know! We can keep the position open and bring on two people.

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  • 2 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Books for Keeps is looking for volunteers to help edit their community video clips to post to their YouTube page.

    The videos feature community members reading books aloud and are anywhere from 3-10 minutes long. You can take a look here: http://booksforkeeps.org/how-to-be-a-part-of-bfk-community-read-alouds/ to better understand what type of content is included in the videos!

    In addition to editing the videos with programs including, but not limited to, iMovie and Adobe Premiere, there is an opportunity for volunteers to provide creative feedback and collaborate with the Books for Keeps team!

    Volunteers should reach out to justin@booksforkeeps.org to get started!
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    Books for Keeps works to improve children's reading achievement by addressing barriers related to the accessibility and appeal of reading material. They give books to children whose reading opportunities outside of school might be otherwise limited due to geography, income, or other factors.

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  • COVAID in Athens Volunteer Admin

    Athens Mutual Aid Network + COVAID

    2 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Athens Mutual Aid Network is pairing with COVAID.co to create a unique portal that will allow folx from a twenty-mile radius around Athens (we might be expanding this depending on resources) to request mutual aid. Persons requesting aid can request volunteers directly, based on location, language services, other forms of accessibility such as car mobility or legal services offered.

    1. Assign general requests for aid to volunteers.
    2. Re-assign requests for aid when a volunteer requested can't be available to help.
    3. Act as a volunteer for aid requests.
    4. Keep track of any bugs in the system or any additions that need to be added.
    5. Coordinate with developers from COVAID and the Website director of AMAN to work out bugs and make improvements.
    6. Maintain self care and rest

    The following will be listed on COVAID as options for aid:
    pickup&delivery (food, supplies, etc.), grocery shopping, grocery delivery, prescription pickup and delivery, family sponsorship, cooking/food preparation, pet care/dog waking for immunocompromised and elderly folks, art/music/writing offerings, emotional support, conversation/companionship (with social distancing), housecleaning, legal representation/advocacy (housing/labor especially), Neighborhood Point Person (reaching out to neighbors via word of mouth)

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  • Open Collective Database Management

    Athens Mutual Aid Network

    2 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    The Athens Mutual Aid Network is switching to an open collective fiscal sponsorship through opencollective.com to provide mutual aid and receive donations. The database manager for open collective would attend the Sunday AMAN meetings at 2:00 PM with regular fiscal reports, fix back-end issues, liaison between open collective and Athens Mutual Aid Network.

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  • Mentor/ Tutor

    U-Lead Athens

    3 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    U-Lead Athens is looking for volunteers to be mentors and tutors for their students. For now, they are meeting virtually each Thursday from 6-8pm (starting August 6th). They are looking for volunteers to consistently come to meetings in order to offer their students with the greatest amount of stability!

    If interested, please sign up on this platform and complete the Google form below.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1adOFxKaVptBmxgmjWcl587PDXZ_3k6SXMBeVNlGXrjs/edit

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  • Food Distribution

    Our Daily Bread Community Kitchen

    3 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Our Daily Bread Community Kitchen serves meals Monday through Friday for anyone in need. Annually, our program provides more than 75,000 nutritious meals with gracious hospitality to men, women and children in need and offers a gateway to other transformational services. Partnering with hundreds of volunteers across our city, Our Daily Bread has served guests in Athens, Georgia since 1989.

    We are in need of a few volunteers each day to help distribute meals to our guests from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. More details can be found at www.downtownministries.org/our-daily-bread.

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  • Hotline / Open Collective Stewards

    Athens Mutual Aid Network

    5 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Athens Mutual Aid Network has transitioned all of our fundraising and fund management to opencollective.com, where we have been approved as a fiscally sponsored project. We are looking for 5-6 people who would be the team managing the funds donated to the mutual aid network through this platform. At least one member of the team needs to be available to attend the Sunday AMAN meetings at 2pm to give a weekly update.

    Stewards will coordinate with each other to process hotline needs requests, approving invoices and reimbursement requests, and distributing funds to neighbors in need who are not eligible for other services. Open Collective automates all of the spreadsheets and data tracking. Stewards will have an active role in shaping the procedures and culture in distributing monetary aid.

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  • Volunteer Graphic Designer

    Athens Mutual Aid Network Website Team

    6 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Have graphic design skills? Anything from background research to content writing to adobe/graphic design software to canva.com design experience! The Athens Mutual Aid Network Website team is looking for 5 - 10 folx who will help with graphic design and other visual projects.

    Upcoming projects will be zine generation for political education and infographics, logos, and banners for the Athens Mutual Aid Network website.

    Ongoing projects will be unique Instagram designs that can be used for Facebook, Twitter, and Mastedon.

    Each project has a different turn-around time, from a few days) to weeks and months. Ideally, we would like everyone to join in as much as they can or as little as they like, but perhaps expect 3 - 5 hours every week if you jump into each project.

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  • Resource Binder

    Bigger Vision of Athens

    6 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    At Bigger Vision we serve adults who are experiencing homelessness and one of the struggles we face is connecting those we serve with the most up-to-date resources for their needs, especially now with COVID. Therefore, we would greatly appreciate assistance in developing a resource binder to continue to stay abreast to the newest resources available in our community that we can share with those we serve.

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  • Public Health SEO and Web Page Development Specialist

    Athens Mutual Aid Network Website

    6 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    The AMAN website team is looking for someone to specialize in SEO and web page building for resources and testing sites related to public health organizations around Athens Clarke County. While there is a web page already in place for those resources, news and funding sources are changing fast! We need someone to build web pages that expand upon already existing sources and that show new and evolving information.
    Estimated hours each week: 3 - 5 hrs
    If you can't work the estimated hours, let us know! We can keep the position open and bring on two people.

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  • Greeting Card Writing Volunteer

    Athens Community Council on Aging

    8 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Ask: Drop off or mail written letters or cards to the council on aging office for them to distribute to their Meals on Wheels clients so they can have something a little special and know the rest of the community is here to support them.

    Because a lot of ACCA service programs were closed to protect the safety and health of this older demographic due to COVID- 19, letters are more important than ever. Seniors really appreciate the extra support from their community, and knowing that we as a community have made a commitment that no senior will be left behind!

    Letters can be dropped off or mailed to:

    Athens Community Council on Aging
    135 Hoyt Street
    Athens, GA 30601

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  • Eviction Defense & Rent Support Team

    Athens Mutual Aid Network

    8 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Calling all Athenians who are passionate about housing justice! The GA eviction moratorium expired on June 14th, meaning that landlords have now had a couple weeks to submit eviction paperwork. While COVID-19 cases continue to rise, we can expect eviction cases to also start rising among folks who have been hard-hit by the economic shut-downs and medical expenses of this pandemic.

    The Eviction Defense & Rent Support Team is needed to support the AMAN hotline, provide legal information to folks facing eviction, and organize our local community to support folks staying in their homes.

    You we need a robust team that can:
    - liaise with the GA Legal Aid, Athens Land Trust, and Housing Justice League for tenant rights and eviction defense legal resources
    - liaise with AMAN and the Ark to support folks with rent payments when we can (especially folks who are ineligible for other local rent-support services)
    - liaise with other local housing agencies,
    - directly support neighbors facing eviction in the ways they self-determine they need, and
    - recruit others in our community to offer what they can to these efforts.

    We take care of us.

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  • Community Liaison Officer

    Athens Help With COVID

    8 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Athens Help With COVID is looking for motivated students at UGA to identify and reach out to local Nonprofits and Community Service Organizations. These volunteers will be responsible for assisting organizations with posting volunteer opportunities on the website, and connecting them with volunteers.

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  • University Engagement Officer

    Athens Help With COVID

    8 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Athens Help With COVID is looking for motivated students at UGA to identify and recruit student volunteers. These volunteers will recruit students through various channels and student organizations within the University while working closely with our Communications Team to increase publicity and visibility of our platform on campus.

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  • COVAID in Athens General Volunteer

    Athens Mutual Aid Network + COVAID

    9 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Athens Mutual Aid Network is pairing with COVAID.co to create a unique portal that will allow folx from a twenty-mile radius around Athens (we might be expanding this depending on resources) to request mutual aid. Persons requesting aid can request volunteers directly, based on location, language services, other forms of accessibility such as car mobility or legal services offered. Volunteers can deny requests so that an admin can reassign the request to someone else.
    As a volunteer, you will do the following:

    1. Help in the capacity asked of you, if you feel yourself able and willing.
    2. Complete volunteer requests within 48 hours or pass the request for aid to a volunteer who can complete the request.
    2. Coordinate with admins and the web director of AMAN if you cannot take a volunteer request or if you need to buddy up to complete a request.
    3. Maintain self care and rest.

    The following will be listed on COVAID as options for aid:
    pickup & delivery (food, supplies, etc.), grocery shopping, grocery delivery, prescription pickup and delivery, family sponsorship, cooking/food preparation, pet care/dog waking for immunocompromised and elderly folks, art/music/writing offerings, emotional support, conversation/companionship (with social distancing), housecleaning, legal representation/advocacy (housing/labor especially), Neighborhood Point Person (reaching out to neighbors via word of mouth).

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  • Social Media Manager

    Athens Mutual Aid Network Website

    9 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    The Athens Mutual Aid Network is looking for a volunteer social media manager to do regular updates on Twitter, Instagram, and the Newsletter on the Athens Help with COVID website. This volunteer will be in direct communication with the AMAN website team, including the website director Alden DiCamillo. To apply, please send a message of interest to annemarie.dicamillo@gmail.com.

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