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Banks County Government
County Seat
Homer, Georgia
 
Hours: Mon. - Fri.
8:00am - 5:00pm

 

Volunteer

I Want to Volunteer

Volunteer to help senior citizens and shut-ins
  • Senior Center:  Volunteers are essential to all programs and services provided through Senior Centers.  Anyone who wishes to volunteer should consult the Director or other appropriate staff.  Tasks will be assigned to the volunteer, and Senior Center staff (according to assignment) will provide supervision. Orientation, training, instructions, recognition and appreciation will be provided to all volunteers. Stop by the Senior Center and meet the director, Traci Howard.

  • Meals on Wheels:   Meals on Wheels programs across the country identified these common volunteer positions. Not all opportunities are available at every organization – and many local programs have additional, unique volunteer needs.  More information is available in the Volunteer Information document and the Volunteer Sign Up Form.  Stop by the Senior Center and meet the director, Traci Howard.

    Drivers and Runners
    Drivers pick up meals at a central location and then follow a specific route, making several stops along the way to deliver to Meals on Wheels recipients. Sometimes a driver works with a volunteer “runner,” who takes the meal from the car to the door of a senior's home.

    Special Events
    All Meals on Wheels programs have events and fund-raisers that require extra help – including planning and organizing, publicity, on-site setup  and much more. Ask your local program if there are upcoming events that you can help with.

    Office Help
    Most people don't realize that all Meals on Wheels programs have an administrative side – an office that organizes meal preparation, delivery and communication with clients. Many programs use volunteers to provide administrative and clerical support to keep the offices running.

    Meal Preparation and Packaging
    At many programs, volunteers assist in the kitchen, preparing meals or packing them for delivery.

    Telephone Calls
    Many programs have volunteers who make regular phone calls to seniors to check up on them. This is often a great opportunity for volunteers looking to participate from their own homes on a flexible schedule.

    Senior Center Aides
    Some Meals on Wheels programs provide congregate meals in addition to home delivered meals – serving meals at a central location, where seniors can come to eat together. For Meals on Wheels programs that are housed within senior centers, there are many opportunities available for those interested in helping with activities, meal services and other tasks.


Volunteer to help children
  • Court appointed child advocate  In addition, opportunities for volunteer training are available.  The next training will be
    • Piedmont CASA (Banks, Barrow & Jackson Counties) 
      6:00 p.m.
      Begins April 10
      Location TBD by participants
      For more information, email or call 706-387-6375. Application and criminal background check required.  Residency or working in Jackson, Barrow or Banks counties.

  • Extension Services and 4H


Volunteer in the community
  • Amateur Radio:  To assist with emergency preparedness, contact our EMA lead, Deidra Moore at 706-677-3163.
  • Cemetery Preservation:  Talk with the Banks County Historical Society or local churches for their needs and arrangements.
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) - CERT educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills.   CERT members can then assist their families and other following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help..   Free classes are available.  Contact Deidra Moore at 706-677-3163.
  • Firefighters  - Information coming soon!
  • Keep Banks Beautiful - Check for volunteer opportunities at www.ngrma.org.
 
  • Leadership, Boards and Authorities:                        
    • Board of Elections
    • Zoning Appeals Board
    • Chestatee-Chattahoochee RC & D
    • GA Mountain Regional Commission
    • GA Mountains Community Services Board
    • Zoning Revision Advisory Board
    • Tax Assessors
    • Recreation Advisory Board
    • Planning Commission
    • Department of Behavioral & Developmental Disabilities
    • Library Board
    • Board of Health
    • Development Authority
    • Department of Family & Children Services Board
    • Landfill Advisory Committee
If you would like to apply for any of the above positions, click on the link below:
 
 

 
  You may mail the completed application to:
  Jenni Gailey
  150 Hudson Ridge, Suite 1
  Homer, GA 30547

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