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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Atlanta GLOW. Sign up now to begin the process of becoming an approved volunteer in time for our next programming session. Once we receive your online application, we will invite you to complete a background check, reference check, and training course in advance of the next program start date.

  • Volunteer commitments range from a few hours to 6-12 months.

  • Volunteer orientation and training will be provided.

  • Program curriculum will be provided with structured activities.

  • Volunteers must pass a National Criminal Background Check.

  • Volunteers must read and acknowledge receipt of our Volunteer Handbook.

*Atlanta GLOW does not accept any court-ordered community service.* 

Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals

Individual volunteers provide ongoing support to help facilitate programs and activities that enrich the lives of Atlanta GLOW youth and young adults.​ Current volunteer role vacancies and their time commitments are provided below.

Mentors (1-5 hours/month - Minimum 6 Month Commitment)


Coach and encourage Atlanta GLOW participants as they create Individual Achievement Plans while modeling positive life and leadership skills and providing connections and resources to promote goal achievement. We offer a 6-month one-to-one mentorship program with new cohorts launching at the beginning of each quarter:


  • Cohort Dates: January 1 – June 30

    • Application Deadline: December 15

  • Cohort Dates: April 1 – September 30

    • Application Deadline: March 15

  • Cohort Dates: July 1 – December 31

    • Application Deadline: June 15

  • Cohort Dates: October 1 – March 31

    • Application Deadline: September 15

Those who miss the application deadline will be considered for the next upcoming cohort. Upon being matched, monthly mentoring sessions are scheduled individually by each mentoring pair.

Tutors (1-5 hours/week)


Lead virtual one-on-one and small group lessons that cater to the unique needs and goals of participating youth to assist and encourage youth in meeting high school or GED testing and/or graduation requirements, reach their academic goals and reduce the risk of truancy and/or dropout. Subject preferences include Math (Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Trigonometry, Economics), Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geography), History, English Language Arts (Writing), SAT/ACT Prep, and Foreign Languages (Spanish, French, German). 

eligibility criteria

To volunteer in our programs, individuals must:

  • Be aged 21 or older

  • Identify as a woman (for mentoring only)

  • Have earned at least a HS Diploma or GED

  • Reside in the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area (for mentoring only)

  • Have a clean criminal history

  • Not be an abuser of any Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Services (ATODS) or illegal substances

  • Possess integrity, strong morals and values

  • Have mid- to executive-level professional, entrepreneurial or business experience 

  • Be willing to consistently invest their time, treasure and/or talent

  • Communicate regularly with program staff and participants
  • Have a desire to work with youth/young adults

  • Possess strong, active listening skills 

  • Have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds

  • Be transparent and willing to share knowledge and relatable, personal experiences

  • Abide by all program policies and procedures


To volunteer in any of our programs, individuals must complete the following steps within 30 days of an upcoming program start date:

  1. Fill out our Volunteer Application. This simple application help us get to know your goals, interests, and background. 

  2. Complete an Online Orientation. The presentation gives an overview of our organization and highlights key information that will help you be successful in your new volunteer role.

  3. Complete a Background Check. There is a $25 nonrefundable administrative fee to cover the cost of the check. 

  4. Undergo a Reference Check. We will contact the character references provided on your application.

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