We have heard many at Perimeter saying, “Now what?” after our Greater Love Series.

 

This summer, you may want to put what you heard into action. To connect with neighbors, to serve your city, or even read more about what city transformation means, how to neighbor, or serve those living in the margins.

 

This guide is filled with ideas to connect and bless your neighbors. Serving opportunities throughout the summer are listed in alphabetical order by our ministry partners and followed by specific opportunities to serve in June, July and August.

 

At the end of the guide, we’ve included a Resource Page with links to some online video series and suggested summer reads. Make sure you read all the way to the end of the guide to see the impact Perimeter is having in our community.

 

                            - Your Community Outreach Staff

We have heard many at Perimeter saying, “Now what?” after our Greater Love Series.

 

This summer, you may want to put what you heard into action. To connect with neighbors, to serve your city, or even read more about what city transformation means, how to neighbor, or serve those living in the margins.

 

This guide is filled with ideas to connect and bless your neighbors. Serving opportunities throughout the summer are listed in alphabetical order by our ministry partners and followed by specific opportunities to serve in June, July and August.

 

At the end of the guide, we’ve included a Resource Page with links to some online video series and suggested summer reads. Make sure you read all the way to the end of the guide to see the impact Perimeter is having in our community.

 

                            - Your Community Outreach Staff



Click the blue bars below for a complete list of current needs and opportunities to serve. The parasol next to an opportunity indicates that this project is family friendly and kids can participate.

 

Please check back often as new opportunities will be added soon!!

 


We exist to serve others by showing God’s love in practical ways through meeting the needs within our communities and spheres of influence. Simple acts of personal kindness can open hearts to the love of Jesus for both those being served and those serving. Come join Community Outreach, along with many other Perimeter families, gather together throughout the morning to help prepare our kids and schools prepare to go back to school. During this morning of serving, we will be assembling Backpacks, Homework Kits, Meal Kits, and making Cards for Teachers.  We are also offering an offsite visit to the Gwinnett JA Discovery Center. We know God is going to do incredible things through our serve day.

 


  • Opportunities To Serve All Summer
     

    A Beacon of Hope – Make A Meal For Our Parenting Class

    2750 Old Alabama Rd. Ste. 100, Johns Creek, GA 30022
    Tuesdays, All Summer

    We are currently in need of small groups and individuals who feel led to care for our new moms and babies by providing a meal for Tuesday evening Bridge classes!

     

    Contact pgricius@abeaconofhope.com if you or your group would like to help encourage our Beacon participants in this way!



    Action Ministries, Inc. Summer Lunch Program

    Now - Friday, August 3

    Nearly 1 million children in Georgia schools are eligible to receive free or reduced-price breakfast & lunch, a crucial meal that disappears in the summer. Our Smart Lunch ensures that these children are fed. We will be preparing lunches for the children in the community this summer, and we need individuals to purchase, prepare, and deliver 75 lunches each day of the week to the children in our community. Unlike other feeding programs, we take the food to the children in their neighborhoods, removing the barrier of lack of transportation.

     

    For more details or to sign up go to:

    LaCarre/Rachel's Court
    LaCarre Apartments/Rachel's Court
    700N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston Georgia 30021
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4baeaf2aa4fd0-peachtree1

    Norcross
    Bradford Gwinnett Apartments
    100 Castor Drive
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4baeaf2aa4fd0-bradford1

     

    Sugar Hill
    Peachtree Village
    1475 Peachtree Industrial
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4baeaf2aa4fd0-peachtree1



    Atlanta Dream Center, Out of Darkness Princess Night

    2750 Old Alabama Rd. Ste. 100, Johns Creek, GA 30022
    Tuesdays, All Summer

    During Princess Night, volunteers give out hand-written notes of encouragement that contain the 24/7 hotline number to women in the sex industry. These cards are collected throughout the year from volunteer groups looking to bless the women encountered on Princess Night.

     

    Note: This is a 16+ age outreach. Register to serve at atldreamcenter.com/getinvolved.



    Atlanta Dream Center, iAM – Homeless and Addictions Outreach - Compassion Night

    652 Angier Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
    Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

    Every Thursday night, we take volunteers into the streets of Atlanta to minister to the homeless. Our goal is to build relationships and invite them into an ongoing discipleship relationship. On any given Thursday night, we can reach out to over 100 struggling men and women.

     

    Note: This is a 12+ age outreach. Register at atldreamcenter.com/getinvolved.



    Atlanta Mission - Group Sponsor Lunch

    Atlanta Day Shelter for Women & Children
    655 Ethel St. NW Atlanta, GA 30318
    Wednesdays 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Provide and prepare a meal for the women and children at Atlanta Mission. You can use our full-service kitchen to prepare the food you bring with you. Responsibilities include preparing, serving, and cleaning up after the meal. Partial sponsorship opportunities are welcome as well! Approximately 130 women and children will enjoy your provided meal! Volunteers must be age 16+ and group sizes must be between 5-10 volunteers.

     

    For more information, visit our volunteer website at volunteer.atlantamission.org and click on group volunteer opportunities. You can contact us at volunteerinfo@atlantamission.org for more information.



    Atlanta Mission - Atlanta Mission 101

    My Sister’s House: 921 Howell Mill Rd. Atlanta
    The Shepherd’s Inn: 165 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. Atlanta
    First & Third Saturdays: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
    And Second Tuesdays: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Have you ever wondered how you could truly help those facing homelessness in our city? Atlanta Mission 101 is a great place to learn about our mission and unique ways individual volunteers can execute this work! Volunteer orientation walks you through the issues, our organization’s approach, and meaningful next steps to help transform, through Christ, the lives of those facing homelessness.

     

    For more information, visit our volunteer website at  https://volunteer.atlantamission.org/custom/501/#/volunteer_home and click on individual volunteer opportunities.You can contact us at volunteerinfo@atlantamission.org for more information.



    Christian Library International (CLI) - Bible Ministry Program

    Opportunities to serve from home

    CLI seeks individuals who are willing to be trained as volunteer Bible Ministers. These anonymous individuals review Bible lessons completed by inmates and provide encouragement to champion their studies.

     

    Contact Trish Cummings at 678.551.5647 or tcummingscli@gmail.com.



    Christian Library International – Bible Ministry Program for Prisons

    4300 Buford Drive, Suite 11, Buford, GA  30518
    Anytime throughout the summer

     

    CLI always need volunteers who are willing to prepare Bibles, Christian books, and other media to send to prison chaplains in Georgia and surrounding states.  Join the CLI Warehouse!

     

    Volunteers Contact Bill Hall at 706-362-3282 or whallcli@gmail.com to schedule a time to serve.



    City of Refuge - Serve at House of Cherith

    1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30314
    All Summer

     

    The House of Cherith provides a safe environment for up to 40 women, who are adult female victims of sexual exploitation. We provide medical, emotional and spiritual support, as well as assist in developing a life plan and family reunification.

     

    The Family Table: Groups of women, 4-6 in number, have the opportunity to bring the items needed for dinner, prepare the meal, have dinner with the residents and then participate in games or a movie time with residents. Having groups commit to recurring dates is encouraged.

     

    Saturday Outings: Women volunteer to take one or more residents of Cherith on an outing for the day. Trips may include visits to the park, lunch, movies, shopping, etc.

     

    Be a Family Sponsor: We are looking for several families to serve as sponsors for the women living in Cherith. We desire married couples who love God, love each other, and are willing to share with one of these "daughters" in practical ways.

     

    All potential volunteers should email the House of Cherith Volunteer Coordinator Janay Boucan at jbazemore@cityofrefugeatl.org.



    Corners Outreach Summer Camp Volunteers

    Choose from one of three locations to serve:
    - 4498 Buford Highway, Norcross, GA 30071
    - 651 Brook Hollow Parkway, Norcross, GA 30071
    - 6890 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Dunwoody, GA 30360
    Monday - Friday, Now - July 27, 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

     

    This camp was created at the request of the Berkeley Lake Elementary school principal, who asked that the church help the children with academics during the summer. Through a mix of stations, children have reading, life lessons, and sports, which are all followed by lunch every day.

     

    Volunteers will find this to be a fun opportunity, where they can really build relationships with the children in the three communities in Dunwoody and in Norcross that we serve. This is a great way to serve with your family.

     

    For more information, go to our website www.cornersoutreach.org. You can also contact Travis Sanders at travis.sanders@cornersoutreach.org or call 678.268.2061.



    Friends of Refugees - Assist the Early Childhood Development Center

    1000 Rowland Street, Clarkston, GA 30021
    All Summer

    Refugee Family Literacy provides an early childhood development center for babies - pre-K while moms are attending English classes. We have a new school site! Help prepare for the new school year by cleaning classrooms, re-decorating, and finding supplies for the coming year.

     

    Contact Susan McDaniel, Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteer@friendsofrefugees.com.



    Friends of Refugees - Refugee Career Hub Employment Center

    1000 Rowland Street, Clarkston, GA 30021
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
    Saturdays, 12:00 Noon - 3:00 PM

    Every year, thousands of refugees are formally welcomed to the United States. Friends of Refugees is a Christian non-profit organization whose mission is “to empower refugees through opportunities that provide for their well- being, education and employment.” The Refugee Career Hub is an employment assistance center and internet café designed especially for our global community in Clarkston. The Hub equips refugees to find employment opportunities, create resumes, receive basic job skills training, and learn computer skills.

     

    Contact Susan McDaniel, Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteer@friendsofrefugees.com.



    Friends of Refugees - Summer Camp Academic Tutoring

    1000 Rowland Street, Clarkston, GA 30021
    Monday -Thursday, Now - July 28,
    9:30 - 10:30 AM

    Refugee families from over 150 different ethnic groups have found a supportive urban environment for development and growth in Clarkston. Friends of Refugees Summer Spectacular Camp serves 150 first - eighth graders all summer. Volunteers must come at least twice per week for the summer.

     

    For information about becoming a volunteer, visit www.friendsofrefugees.com/volunteer for details or contact Susan McDaniel, Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteer@friendsofrefugees.com.



    Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett - Clinic Support

    5949 Buford Hwy., Norcross, GA 30071
    4864 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Ste. 203, Norcross, 30093
    All Summer

    Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett, Inc. is committed to caring for the uninsured and underinsured poor in our community. It is the aim of Good Samaritan Gwinnett to not only meet physical needs but to also address the spiritual needs of our patients through prayer and biblical counseling.  We’re looking for those that can serve as a physician, dentist, dental hygienist, or a translator.

     

    To volunteer, https://goodsamgwinnett.org/volunteer/



    Gwinnett Children’s Shelter - Home of Hope Nannies

    3850 Tuggle Road, Buford, GA 30519
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    9:00 AM - 12 Noon

    Daytime Nannies are needed to help our moms as they search for jobs on line and go to class during the day. You come to the shelter and play with the children while mom is during what she needs to do in the computer lab. 

     

    Please call Dotty Gill for more information and to obtain forms to complete a background check before volunteering: 678.546.8770, ext. 261 or at
    dgill@gwinnettchildrenshelter.org.



    Gwinnett Children’s Shelter - Kids Club

    3850 Tuggle Road, Buford, GA 30519
    Wednesdays & Fridays, 6:15 - 7:45 PM

    Volunteers entertain the children while Mom is in one of our mandatory classes.  We have a room of toys for the younger children and the older children can go outside (weather permitting) to play ball.

     

    Please call Dotty Gill for more information and to obtain forms to complete a background check before volunteering: 678.546.8770, ext. 261 or at
    dgill@gwinnettchildrenshelter.org.



    Gwinnett Children’s Shelter - Prepare Meals

    3850 Tuggle Road, Buford, GA 30519
    All Summer

     

    Prepare weekend meals for drop off ahead of time to be served by our staff at meal time. No background check is needed to do this. 

     

    Contact Bridgette, our Food Services Coordinator, for this opportunity: bfredrick@gwinnettchildrenshelter.org



    Lawrenceville Hi-Hope Service Center - Creative Companionship

    882 Hi-Hope Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
    Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

     

    Hi-Hope loves to create opportunities for friendship and community- building by leveraging the interests and talents of our volunteers. To that end, we start by having our volunteers visit a few times to get a feel for our organization and then we come up with a project description to guide the volunteer’s service. This process has successfully yielded music groups, cooking clubs, acting sessions, improv comedy experiences, and basic companionship on a weekly basis. The process is simple and straight forward. Start by filling out an initial inquiry at www.hihopecenter.org/volunteer and register for an orientation session.

     

    Contact Nick Reynolds at nreynolds@hihopecenter.org for more information.



    Hi-Hope Service Center - Family Day

    882 Hi-Hope Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
    Saturdays

     

    Sponsor an afternoon activity at Hi-Hope’s main campus or a group home to bring together the family members of the individuals we support. Plan some basic outdoor activities to keep folks entertained and develop a menu or potluck instructions with Hi-Hope staff to provide a meal. This is a simple, community building activity that has been a huge hit in the past.

     

    Contact Nick Reynolds at nreynolds@hihopecenter.org for more information.



    Meals By Grace - Sunday Food Preparation and Delivery

    Midway UMC, 5025 Atlanta Hwy, Alpharetta 30004
    Every Sunday, 1:00 - 3:30 PM

     

    Make a hot meal, pack a box of food, then deliver your meals and blessings right to a food-insecure child and his or her family. We will feed close to 300 neighbors in Forsyth County each Sunday throughout the summer! We love volunteers of ALL ages.

     

    Sign up for the service team of your choice at mealsbygrace.org/Volunteer/Service Days. For additional questions, call our volunteer hotline at 404.268.8924 or volunteer@MealsbyGrace.org.



    Meals By Grace - Client-Choice Pantry

    Fill Ministries Office,
    432A Canton Rd. Cumming 30040
    Tuesdays & Thursdays
    9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

     

    Assist families in need with their shopping in a grocery store environment. We serve about 300 people a week, and can use your help with everything from greeting to stocking shelves.

     

    Sign up for the service team of your choice at mealsbygrace.org/Volunteer/Service Days. For additional questions, call our volunteer hotline at 404.268.8924 or volunteer@MealsbyGrace.org.



    Meals By Grace - Aquaponic Farm Service Day

    6405 Bennett Rd. Cumming, GA 30041
    Various dates/times all summer

     

    Please contact us to arrange a day and time to come help with a variety of tasks needed to run the operations of our 6-acre farm.

     

    Learn more here: https://mealsbygrace.org/FARM.aspx. Call Steve Daniels at 770.905.9155 to serve.



    Next Generation Focus’ Smarter Me® - Summer Learning

    Norcross First United Methodist Church,
    2500 Beaver Ruin Road, Norcross, GA 30071
    Now - July 26, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays,
    10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

    Make an IMPACT this summer. Teen, adult, and teacher volunteers are needed to tutor students in grades rising K-8 in the fundamentals of grammar, reading, writing, and math. We also need guitar and piano instructors to lead beginner’s classes. All learning materials provided.

     

    For more information or to sign up, contact Amy Sol at amysol@nextgenerationfocus.org or call/text 678.516.5062.



    No Longer Bound - Serve in Thrift Center or Food Pantry

    2725 Pine Grove Road, Cumming, GA 30041
    Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

    This camp was created at the request of the Berkeley Lake Elementary school principal, who asked that the church help the children with academics during the summer. Through a mix of stations, children have reading, life lessons, and sports, which are all followed by lunch every day.

     

    Volunteers will find this to be a fun opportunity, where they can really build relationships with the children in the three communities in Dunwoody and in Norcross that we serve. This is a great way to serve with your family.

     

    For more information, go to our website www.cornersoutreach.org. You can also contact Travis Sanders at travis.sanders@cornersoutreach.org or call 678.268.2061.



    No Longer Bound - Serve Sunday Lunch For Residents

    2725 Pine Grove Road, Cumming, GA 30041
    Sundays, 11:00 AM

    This is a great fellowship opportunity for small groups. Provide lunch for residents of No Longer Bound on Sundays (meal service is not provided on Sundays at NLB - residents make their own meals with whatever is available). Estimated number of residents is 60. On-site grills and a commercial kitchen are available. Feel free to bring in pre-prepared food like pizza, sub sandwiches, etc. We encourage you to bring enough food for your group and share in a meal with our residents learning more about their stories.
     

    Please contact to check available dates to serve by emailing marketing@nolongerbound.com or calling the office at 678.679.1179.



    Norcross Co-Op - Receiving/Sorting Donations

    2275 Mitchell Rd., Norcross, GA 30071
    Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

    Work in the warehouse area and assist donors by receiving and sorting donations, stocking shelves, etc.

     

    For more information, contact Shirley at shirley@norcrossco-op.org or 770-263-0013.



    Norcross Co-Op - Clothing Closet

    2275 Mitchell Rd., Norcross, GA 30071
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday,
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Assist clients with clothing needs for their families during client visit.

     

    For more information, contact Shirley at shirley@norcrossco-op.org or 770-263-0013.



    Norcross Co-Op Vacation Bible School

    2275 Mitchell Rd., Norcross, GA 30071
    Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
    and/or Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

    Help us serve children whose families are clients of the Norcross Co-Op by giving them a week of fun! We will be leading Vacation Bible School at the Co-Op and volunteers are needed to lead games, share Bible lessons, and serve snacks. This is a great opportunity for families, friends, and D-Groups to serve together.

     

    For more information or to sign up, please contact Donna at donna@norcrossco-op.org.



    North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) - Food Pantry & Thrift Shop

    11270 Elkins Road and our distribution location in Roswell
    All Summer

    NFCC’s Volunteer Program offers opportunities for students, groups, and adult individuals. We require all volunteers ages 13-15 years to be accompanied by an adult, but age 16+ do not need adult supervision. Volunteers must adhere to the policies within the volunteer handbook and are required to sign a volunteer waiver form. A new volunteer orientation is offered for additional details.

     

    Contact Sharla Calloway, Director of Volunteer Services at 678.387.4471 or scalloway@nfcchelp.org to register.



    North Gwinnett Co-Op - Food Pantry Assistance or Thrift Store Assistants

    4395 Commerce Drive, Buford, GA 30518
    Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays,
    9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

    The North Gwinnett Co-Operative Ministries is a faith-based organization that provides food, clothing, utility, and prescription medication assistance to residents of Buford, Sugar Hill, and Suwanee. Food pantry assistants help sort, date, and process food donations. Thrift store assistants help sort clothing and assist in the store as needed.

     

    Volunteers must be 8 years and older. Contact Kim Phillips at ngcoop@bellsouth.net.



    Pawkids

    Summer Camp 2018

    The North Gwinnett Co-Operative Ministries is a faith-based organization that provides food, clothing, utility, and prescription medication assistance to residents of Buford, Sugar Hill, and Suwanee. Food pantry assistants help sort, date, and process food donations. Thrift store assistants help sort clothing and assist in the store as needed.

     

    Go to https://tinyurl.com/pawkids2018 to see the list of needs we need help filling all summer long. 



    Project Kids Eat - Lunch Delivery in Local Communities

    Campus Church
    1525 Indian Trail - Lilburn Rd.,
    Norcross, GA 30093
    Monday - Friday, Now, August 1
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Knowing that children living in extended-stay hotels are in very unstable conditions, Project Kids Eat was created to ensure that children received breakfast and lunch throughout the summer break, when they are not able to receive the free or reduced meals from their public school. Volunteers ages 8 and older are welcome to help pass out lunches to the kids living in these extended-stay hotels This is a family-friendly opportunity! If you cannot serve, you can drop off laundry pods, cleaning supplies, shampoo, conditioner, soap, and lotion anytime during the summer. 

     

    To sign up, go to campuschurch.org/pke or for more information contact Julie Williams at julie@campuschurch.org.



    Promise686 - Loaves and Fishes Meal-Making

    Date & location of your choice

    Host a service event and prepare freezer meals for our foster families with your group.

     

    Contact: Tracy Baird at tracy@promise686.org to volunteer?.



    Rainbow Village - Summer Lunch Project

    Rainbow Village
    3427 Duluth Highway 120, Duluth, GA 30096
    Now - August 7

    Participate in the Summer Lunch Project for the kids at Rainbow Village by packing and delivering lunches to Rainbow Village. These kids participate in the free lunch program during the school year and are in need of lunches to take to summer day camp.

     

    To get more details and sign-up for a specific week, go to: rainbowvillage.org. If you need more information contact Jo Tolliver at
    jtolliver@rainbowvillage.org.



    Rainbow Village - Birthday Party Hosts

    3427 Duluth Highway 120, Duluth, GA 30096
    Once a month, all Summer

    Volunteer groups sponsor monthly birthday celebrations for our youth in the After-School Program. The birthday celebration is an expression of Rainbow Village’s desire to make our youth’s birthdays special and memorable. Party sponsors provide decorations, games, activities, snacks, and paper products.

     

    To get more details or to sign-up for an available date, please contact Jo Tolliver at jtolliver@rainbowvillage.org.



    SAFFT (Supporting Adoption and Foster Families Together) - Individual or Group Volunteer Opportunities

    219 Castleberry Rd., Cumming, GA 30040
    Ongoing throughout Summer
    Monday - Saturday

    Our mission at SAFFT is to protect children, rebuild families, and empower caregivers. One of our Family Life Centers is here in Forsyth County and serves as a safe neutral environment where families can interact and work on reunification. We are always accepting volunteers – individuals or groups – to come in and help in the following areas:

     

    CLEANING & STERILIZATION OF VISITATION ROOMS & GYM • OUTSIDE CLEAN-UP • ART PROJECTS AND CARE PACKETS FOR FOSTER CHILDREN • PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT • RESOURCE CLOSET • RENOVATIONS • FUNDRAISING EVENTS

     

    Please reach out to our volunteer coordinator to see what is most suitable for you, your family, or organization. Adult supervision for those under 18. Email Volunteer@Safft.org to volunteer.



    Summerour Middle School - Community Garden Project

    321 Price Place, Norcross, GA 30071
    All Summer

    Summerour’s Environmental Education Centers (EEC) provide an exciting venue for developing a communal gardening program that will serve as a year-round source of food for local low-wealth families and a fundraising resource for the school. Volunteers are needed to help supervise and participate in garden work (harvest veggies in exchange for your time!). Prior garden experience not required – children welcome (must be accompanied by parent or grandparent). Schedules can vary weekly as needed and you can serve once or as often as you like.

    For more information, visit www.gardens4growingcommunity.com or email Trixie Fowler at gardens4growingcommunity@gmail.com.



    The Salvation Army of Gwinnett - Pack Meals and Comfort Bags

    3455 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30044
    All Summer, in your home

    Pack inspirational, ready to eat meals (emergency food kits) with shelf- stable snacks, meal items, drinks, napkins, plastic ware and include an inspirational verse or prayer to be shared with hungry families in Gwinnett. Pack comfort bags with a stuffed animal, storybook and perhaps a fleece blanket to be shared with young children who have been struggling with the trauma of homelessness.

     

    Contact Debbie at Deborah.wengrow@uss.salvationarmy.org or call 770.724.1674 to register.



    The Salvation Army of Gwinnett - Serving Refreshments

    3455 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30044
    Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    The Salvation Army’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Serve cookies, ice water and lemonade at our “Cooling Station” as families seek shelter and assistance during hot summer days.

     

    To schedule time to volunteer, contact Deborah.wengrow@uss.salvationarmy.org or call 770.724.1674.



    The Salvation Army of Gwinnett - Host a Housewarming Party

    3455 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30044
    Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    The Salvation Army’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Serve cookies, ice water and lemonade at our “Cooling Station” as families seek shelter and assistance during hot summer days.

     

    Contact Debbie at Deborah.wengrow@uss.salvationarmy.org or call 770.724.1674 to schedule a party.



    Victoria’s Friends - Baskets of Love

    345 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Ste. 1202
    Suwanee, GA 30024
    All Summer

    Do you enjoy creative gift giving? Get a group together to make Baskets of Love! Invite your neighbors, small group, or friends to join you. Victoria’s Friends sponsors monthly outreaches to take gift baskets directly into the dressing rooms of adult entertainment clubs in metro Atlanta. The outreach is a vital way for dancers to become aware of the care and services we provide.

     

    For a list of items needed for baskets, and if you have any questions, contact Dianne Partain at Diannepartain@yahoo.com or 404.307.8920.



    Wellspring Living

    Duluth, GA 30096
    All Summer

    Meal Preparation - You can select a date to prepare or cater a nutritious meal that is either oven-ready or fully cooked for 10-15 ladies participating in our residential program then deliver it to the Duluth home.  Along with the meal, groups can include a greeting card or note of encouragement! You may also plan the meal and come in to prepare it alongside the women in our program.  Plan to stay and enjoy the meal with the women at Wellspring Living.

     

    Redecorate A Room - Help redecorate or remodel a bedroom with new linens and furnishings at the Women’s Residential Program.

     

    Interior Decorating Class -  Help teach the skill of interior decorating to the women in our residential program.

     

    Gardening - Help refresh our garden for the season at our residential home. We have a beautiful garden space ready to be prepped for planting.

     

    Birthday Boxes - Help celebrate our participants on their special days. Provide a summer birthday box for a participant including gift cards, earbuds, accessories, body wash and lotion gift sets, fun candy, snacks and gifts.

     

    All volunteers must sign a confidentiality agreement before receiving directions to the campus. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Bryncia Milam at 
    volunteer@wellspringliving.org to serve.



  • Opportunities To Serve In July
     

    Tekton Career Training (formerly The Lantern Project) - Mentorship Initiative

    3529 Church Street, Suite D, Clarkston, GA, 30047
    Monday, July 23
    6:30 - 8:30 PM

    Use your professional experience to advance God’s Kingdom by serving as a volunteer mentor for an international refugee. Tekton Career Training serves the displaced and disadvantaged through construction trades training and leadership development. Each volunteer mentor is paired with a trainee from one of over 20 different countries in a guided program which focuses on developing employability and soft skills. As a mentor, you will become both a friend and a guide, but more importantly, you will have amazing opportunities to strategically and effectively share your faith! (Construction experience is not required!)

     

    For more information, contact Dan Koenig at 678.532.7682 or via email at info@tektontraining.org.



    Movers & Shakers - Welcome Home Volunteers

    Movers & Shakers Warehouse
    1455 Oakbrook Dr. Norcross, GA 30093
    Saturday, July 28
    8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

     

    Join our efforts in making a house a home for families pulling themselves out of crisis. Our goal is to do more than deliver furniture.  We want to impact lives.  We want the homes we enter to “become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit” (Ephesians 2:22). We want to create a warm environment for people to dwell. In addition to moving donated furniture, you can help us in four specific ways:

     

    Gather: special touches that enhance the comfort of one’s home. This includes collecting, cleaning, and organizing bedding, linens, dishes and small household items at our warehouse.  

     

    Create: “Welcome Home” gift baskets with heartwarming home essentials. You arrange to drop off at our warehouse or schedule a pickup.

     

    Restore: If you enjoy restoring furniture or want to learn how, volunteer to participate in one of our Restore Workshops as part of our Saturday work days.

     

    Pray: Join our prayer team as we lift up our furniture donors and recipients.

     

    Contact Mary Myers at admin@atlmoversnshakers.org or visit www.atlmoversnshakers.org.





    Rainbow Village - Back- to-School Readiness Fair

    3427 Duluth Highway 120, Duluth, GA 30096
    July 28, Time TBD

    Hosted on the campus of Rainbow Village, the community is brought together to celebrate the start of school with fun and preparation. This event consists of a school supply station, haircut station, face painting station, nail station, and food/ refreshments. We need volunteers to donate school supplies including backpacks. School supply lists from the schools that children attend will be sent out to volunteers that are donating supplies. Large groups may also sponsor the event. (Sponsors are responsible for supplying food, drinks, and volunteers for the event.)

     

    To get more details or to sign-up for a specific assignment, please contact Jo Tolliver at jtolliver@rainbowvillage.org.



    Summerour Middle School - Welcome Back Teacher Breakfast

    321 Price Place, Norcross, GA 30071
    Monday, July 30
    7:30 – 9:30 AM

    Join Perimeter’s Community Outreach department as we welcome back and appreciate the faculty at Summerour Middle School. We will serve breakfast, encourage the teachers at the start of a new school year, and then pray for the school, and their families while we are there.

     

    For more information contact Jackie Dieter at jackied@perimeter.org or 678.405.2122.



  • Opportunities To Serve In August
     

    Duluth Hands of Christ Food Co-Op - Volunteers

    3395 Fox St, Duluth, GA 30096
    August 1 - 30,
    Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon or
    12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM

    August is Perimeter’s month to volunteer and staff the food pantry. You will help receive and sort donated food as well as pack basic food items for low-income families.

     

    For more information or to volunteer please email pfryan130@gmail.com or call 770.232.7454.



    North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) - Back to School Backpack Event

    11270 Elkins Rd. Roswell, GA 30076
    Thursday, August 2 - Sunday, August 5

    NFCC’s Annual Back to School Event provides over 1,000 children of the families we serve with new backpacks filled with school supplies just in time for the first day of school. Volunteers are needed to sort, fill, and help children select their perfect backpack. Teachers of local Title 1 schools attend our Teachers Restocking Day on the last day of our Back to School event to select much needed supplies for their classrooms. Volunteers are needed to staff the “store-like” environment.

     

    All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older to volunteer. Children 13-15 can volunteer with a parent and groups of teens (16+older) require a chaperone for each group of four. Contact Eden Purdy, Director of Programs, at 678.387.4458, epurdy@nfcchelp.org to register.



    Salvation Army of Gwinnett - Back to School Bash

    3455 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30044
    Saturday, August 4, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

     

    Join the Salvation Army as they distribute hundreds of backpacks to help families get their children off to a good start in school this year. There will be bounce houses, games, face painting, and many more activities we need help running. Volunteers are needed for all activities and to pass out backpacks.

     

    To volunteer, contact Roberta Simmons-Smith at Roberta.simmons-smith@uss.salvationarmy.org or 770.724.1679.



    Tekton Career Training (formerly The Lantern Project) - Mentorship Initiative

    3529 Church Street, Suite D, Clarkston, GA, 30047
    Mondays, August 6 & 20
    6:30 - 8:30 PM

    Use your professional experience to advance God’s Kingdom by serving as a volunteer mentor for an international refugee. Tekton Career Training serves the displaced and disadvantaged through construction trades training and leadership development. Each volunteer mentor is paired with a trainee from one of over 20 different countries in a guided program which focuses on developing employability and soft skills. As a mentor, you will become both a friend and a guide, but more importantly, you will have amazing opportunities to strategically and effectively share your faith! (Construction experience is not required!)

     

    For more information, contact Dan Koenig at 678.532.7682 or via email at info@tektontraining.org.



    Movers & Shakers - Welcome Home Volunteers

    Movers & Shakers Warehouse
    1455 Oakbrook Dr. Norcross, GA 30093
    Saturdays, July 14 & 28
    8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

     

    Join our efforts in making a house a home for families pulling themselves out of crisis.  Our goal is to do more than deliver furniture.  We want to impact lives.  We want the homes we enter to “become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit” (Ephesians 2:22).  We want to create a warm environment for people to dwell.  In addition to moving donated furniture, you can help us in four specific ways:

     

    Gather: special touches that enhance the comfort of one’s home. This includes collecting, cleaning, and organizing bedding, linens, dishes and small household items at our warehouse.  

     

    Create: “Welcome Home” gift baskets with heartwarming home essentials. You arrange to drop off at our warehouse or schedule a pickup.

     

    Restore: If you enjoy restoring furniture or want to learn how, volunteer to participate in one of our Restore Workshops as part of our Saturday work days.

     

    Pray: Join our prayer team as we lift up our furniture donors and recipients.

     

    Contact Mary Myers at admin@atlmoversnshakers.org or visit www.atlmoversnshakers.org.



  • Serving Schools & Students Throughout The Year
     

    Throughout the school year, children and youth in our cities need loving, supportive people in their lives. Our different life experiences and viewpoints broaden the landscape of possibilities for children. God designed you and your journey packed with learnings and insights that can be easily shared as you come alongside a child. Below are just a few ways we can begin to help all children reach their God-given potential.     

     

    This year there are so many unique opportunities to serve in your city, to bless your schools, the teachers, kids and families in the community by serving your local school EVEN if you don’t have children attending that school. We have the opportunity as the kingdom to love on children in a way teachers might not have time to do.  Just one hour week or one day a month could to help a child know they are loved, valued and dream about a different future for themselves.

     

    Most schools in your community have these programs going. If not, you can reach out to Perimeter staff and we will help you start one of these programs in your local school.

     

    – Debra Potter; Director of Community Outreach


    All Pro Dad

    Provides an opportunity for dads to connect with the Elementary school and with their children in a profound way. The monthly All Pro Dad breakfast makes our students feel special and valued.

     

    For more details and information contact Drue Warner at druew@perimeter.org.


    Kids Hope USA

    We believe that Kids Hope USA is the most effective and impactful mentoring program for churches to engage and invest in one-on-one relationships with students in our neighborhoods. Sign up to serve at one of these schools just one hour per week.

     

    For more information about mentoring or information about starting a Kids Hope program in YOUR local elementary, contact Mary Lou Heaner  at MaryLouH@perimeter.org.
     

    Schools that have Kids Hope Program include:       
    Chattahoochee Elementary - Duluth
    Berkeley Lake Elementary - Duluth/Peachtree Corners
    Creek View Elementary - Alpharetta
    Webb Bridge Middle School - Alpharetta
    Manning Oaks Elementary - Alpharetta
    Medlock Bridge Elementary - Johns Creek
    Peachtree Elementary - Norcross/Peachtree Corners



    Moms In Prayer

    Our vision is that every school in the world would be covered with prayer. What if you could change the world - not just for today but for generations to come? We believe that a mom can be the single greatest force for good in the lives of her children and the children around her.

     

    If you would like to find a group near you or might be considering starting a group at your school go to https://momsinprayer.org/ for more information.



    Beaver Ridge Elementary School - Book Club

    1978 Beaver Ruin Rd, Norcross, GA

    Are you interested in serving your community by volunteering at a local elementary school? Join our 6-week book club for the schools advanced readers at Beaver Ridge Elementary. Book club runs for 6 weeks each semester, and meets during their 30 minutes lunch period. All supplies needed are provided. Book club is so much fun, and an amazing way to invest in the students. We need 8 volunteers total (2 volunteers per grade for 2nd - 5th) to make sure each grade will have a book club.

     

    If you are interested in this opportunity to serve the kids of your community contact Sherry McLatcher for more information at sherrymclatcher@hotmail.com.



    Beaver Ridge Elementary School - Ballet Program

    1978 Beaver Ruin Rd, Norcross, GA

    Several Perimeter Ballet dancers host a weekly after school 1st Grade ballet class at Beaver Ridge Elementary. Funding for shoes, costumes, etc. is needed as we continue to reach out into the community.

     

    Contact ballet@perimeter.org or visit our website at www.perimeterballet.com for more information.



    Beaver Ridge Elementary School – After School Clubs

    1978 Beaver Ruin Rd, Norcross, GA
    Various Days
     3:15 - 4:30 PM

    There are various clubs that meet after school at Beaver Ridge Elementary. Everything from chess club, robotics, Legos, basketball, soccer, and running club.  If you are interested or available to come and serve alongside staff members, this is a great way to assist and build relationships with our students. 

     

    Contact Maricary Yi at Maricary_Yi@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us for more information about the specific days for each club. 



    Summerour Middle School - Club Programs

    321 Price Place, Norcross, GA 30071
    One Hour A Week

    Summerour Middle School hosts a variety of clubs and groups to meet the interests of our variety of students. Each student is different. If you have an hour to serve each week there are many mentor, leadership and interest clubs for you to serve with and make a difference in the life of a child.

     

    Click here for more information.



    Summerour Middle School - WyldLife Program

    321 Price Place, Norcross, GA 30071
    Twice A Month

    WyldLife, a YoungLife program for middle schoolers, meets after school twice a month at Summerour Middle in Norcross. Connect with a beautifully diverse group of kids by helping us with crazy games, awesome snacks, and sharing who Jesus is.

     

    Contact Laura Buchanan, YL Area Coordinator at www.gwinnettcentral.younglife.org.



    JA Discovery Center

    Gwinnett, South Forsyth County
    Norcross/Lawrenceville, Cumming, Atlanta
    Monday - Friday
    8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

    JA Biztown and our JA Financial Park serve kids in 6th -  8th grade every day attending public school. JA of Georgia’s programs are intensely focused to bring relevance, authenticity and application into everyday learning to energize students around academics and their future possibilities.  Students will spend the entire school day at either our JA BizTown where they are able to interact within a simulated economy and take on the challenge of fueling a business or in JA Finance Park for an immersive simulation that enables them to develop skills to successfully navigate today’s complex economic environment and discover how decisions today can impact tomorrow.  Volunteers are needed to serve just one day, but we know you will have so much fun you will want to come back.  It takes at least 50 volunteers a day to run our programs so there are opportunities for small groups, large groups and businesses to serve.

     

    Volunteering with JA goes far beyond your time spent with the students. The experiences you share and scenarios you help bring to life will impact these students forever.

     

    For more information or to sign up go to http://www.georgia.ja.org/volunteer/



    Path Project - After School Programs

    Buford and Sugar Hill Locations
    Monday - Friday
    4:00 - 6:00 PM

    Path Project volunteers serve as role models and make it possible for children to receive individualized encouragement and support. Volunteers don’t need to be trained as a teacher or even know the latest way to do math. Volunteers just need to be there, smile, ask questions, and offer encouragement. Those are the things that matter most and have a lasting impact. We are currently serving in Peachtree Village of Sugar Hill and Countryside Village of Buford. You can help on days and times that work best for you. In addition to our after school clubs you can serve on the prayer team and visit families in our community, help with soccer clubs, and our mommy and me program.

     

    Read and sign up here: https://www.pathproject.org/become-a-volunteer/



    The Corners Outreach Duluth

    Norcross and Dunwoody
    Monday - Thursday
    3:00 - 4:30 PM

    Volunteers are needed to help elementary students complete daily assignments and build reading and math skills. This is a great opportunity for high school students to serve.

     

    For more info, contact Travis (travis.sanders@cornersoutreach.org) or visit www.cornersoutreach.org.



    Rainbow Village

    3427 Duluth Highway 120, Duluth, GA 30096
    Monday through Friday
    3:30 - 6:30 PM

    We start the afternoon with a healthy snack, playground time, fun and creative projects. Then we get down to business with homework support and tutoring to ensure they reach their full potential academically. Our After-School program is full of praise, encouragement and great time with friends.

     

    For more information or to volunteer contact Carl Haynes at chaynes@rainbowvillage.org.



    Next Generation Focus

    2500 Beaver Ruin Road, Norcross, GA 30071
    Monday - Thursday: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Saturdays: 10:00 PM - 12:00 Noon

    We aim to build foundational skills and remediate weaknesses in literacy and math so that students in grades PreK - 8 can experience increased success as learners in the classroom, bridging the achievement gap. STEAM enrichment activities offered on Saturday.

     

    If you would like more information on how you can support this program or volunteer contact Amy Sol at amysol@nextgenerationfocus.org.


    Additional Ways To Be Involved In Your School

    • Join the PTA
    • Volunteer to serve with a Younglife or Wyldlife team 
    • Teacher Appreciation - Adopt A Teacher
    • Prayer Walking
    • Be A School Volunteer - many special events need volunteers
    • Volunteer to speak at Career Day
    • Attend school events (choir, orchestra, sports, etc.)

  • Suggested Summer Reads
     

    Each book can be found in the Perimeter Bookstore.

    • The Art of Neighboring

      by Jay Pathak

       

       

    • The Simplest Way To Change The World

      by Dustin Willis

       

       

    • Toxic Charity

      by Robert Lupton

       

       

    • A New Kind of Big

      by Chip Sweney

       

       

    • A Meal With Jesus

      by Tim Chester

       

       

    • When Helping Hurts

      by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert

       

       

    • The Turquoise Table

      by Kristin Schell

       

       



In 2017 Perimeter Church and our members helped bless our community and over 30 partnerships, including $607,000 in grants through Kingdom Investments!


Justice

  • StreetGRACE presented their message to over 72,000 people & intercepted more than 5,000 calls seeking to purchase sex with a child
  • Christian Library International had 1,116 prisoners wrote to share their salvation!
  • Friends of Refugees placed 269 people in living wage jobs while 1,570 volunteers gave 24,915 hours to aid 6,615 people
  • Victoria’s Friends assisted 3 underage teenagers targeted for sex trafficking and mentored 38 dancers

Poverty

  • Path Project’s programs reached 60 elementary & middle school students each week
  • North Gwinnett Coop sponsored 565 individuals for Christmas & provided over 1300 holiday meal boxes
  • Fill Ministries Inc./Meals By Grace served 8,510 households (including 18,188 children) distributing 329,580 pounds of food
  • Norcross Cooperative served over 30,000 individuals, with 865 job seekers attending hiring events
  • Duluth Cooperative Ministry assisted 3,000 people with food & provided 1,000 people with financial assistance for rent & utilities
  • North Fulton Community Charities assisted 4,116 families in 2017 & celebrated their 200th GED Graduate
  • Atlanta Mission served 8,613 individuals, including 200+ men, women and children daily
  • Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett had 25,964 visits to thier clinic, and provided 2,700 low-cost dental appointments to children and adults.

Families

  • Gwinnett Children’s Shelter served 94 children, with 43 discharged to stable housing
  • Home Repairs Ministries completed 230 projects & served 9 other nonprofits
  • Movers and Shakers helped 250 families receive furniture using 592 volunteers
  • Family Heritage Foundation served 78 children in two locations, with over 120 families in adult computer classes, food bank, and diaper services
  • A Beacon of Hope gave 1,718 patients early detection pregnancy testing, abortion education, and an ultrasound, helping 289 babies
  • SAFFT (Supporting Adoption & Foster Families Together) served 876 children in crisis and 564 families
  • 36 regenerated men will gather to celebrate graduation at No Longer Bound.
  • Tekton trained 40 men from 11 different countries in construction trades, with 23 now working full-time

Schools

  • 350+ students came to Perimeter church and heard the gospel
  • Partnerships through Community Outreach and KidsHope with over ten schools
  • 2000+ kids received backpacks and school supplies
  • 1000+ meals-in-a-backpack donated

For more information about our ALL IN impact through Kingdom Investments, visit www.perimeter.org/allin.



   Start a Walking group: walk with others in your neighborhood to get to know your neighbors and build relationships.

 

   Host a BBQ block party on your front lawn!

 

   Plan an outdoor movie night: setup an outdoor movie screen and invite your whole street to enjoy a movie together!

 

   Meet Your Neighbors! Be friendly and present and initiate conversation with your neighbors.

 

   Plan a front yard concert: find people on your street with musical talent and invite others to join in and listen on your front lawn!

 

   Wash a neighbor’s car: make it a neighborhood car wash, or simply offer to wash neighbor’s car while you are washing your own.

 

   Bake cookies: deliver cookies to a new family in your neighborhood, a new baby or ‘just because’.

 

   Host a neighborhood meet & greet: make flyers and invite your neighborhood to an old fashioned meet & greet!

 

   Form a bible study: get together weekly with neighbors to read the bible together.

   Have a pool party: meet at the neighborhood pool for a time of fun and fellowship.

 

   Setup a lemonade stand: kids, this is a great way to collect money for your local non-profit or to bless someone in your community.

 

   Offer to pet sit: kids this is an easy way to collect money to donate to a good cause.

 

   Offer to babysit: Babysit for a family in your area for free.

 

   Provide a small service: Offer to mow a neighbor’s lawn, check mail or water their plants while they are out of town.

 

   Be a regular at a local spot: get to know the cashiers or waiters/waitresses at a business you already frequent.

 

   Host a game night: tell your neighbors to bring their favorite game and learn as many as you can.

 

   Plan an ice cream social: you’ll be the talk of the town if there is free ice cream involved!


 

"Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up." - Romans 15:2