Volunteer with AMSA

UGA AMSA organizes various non-clinical volunteering opportunities in the greater Athens area. You can find our current volunteering opportunities and donation drives for the semester down below!

Exact volunteering times are announced a general body meetings and over email and groupme. Sign up sheets are sent in the groupmes! 

Please ONLY sign up if you know you can be there. Because in-person opportunities are limited in number (i.e. 5-10 people), please try not to fill in spots and fail to show up. However, we understand if things do come up. 

Note: Clinical volunteering opportunities are also difficult to schedule in advance for large groups of people. For this reason, clinical volunteering opportunities are not scheduled through AMSA. Instead, we provide many references on our "Clinical Volunteering" page under the "Volunteer Information" page of the website. If you have any questions about clinical volunteering opportunities, please email us at ugaamsa@gmail.com.

Volunteering Sites 

Project Safe

Project Safe is a non profit organization working to end domestic violence. Project Safe volunteering consists of different shop maintenance activities in their thrift store including sorting clothes and items, sweeping, etc.


Serve with Food4Lives by picking up food from various locations, sorting donations, creating snack bags, and distributing to camps around Athens. If you can’t volunteer in-person consider donating winter clothes, blankets, tarps, flashlights, etc. to their partner @clothing_forathens on Instagram!

Thomas Lay

Join the Thomas Lay After-School program any day of the week and participate in creative activities with Athens-Clarke County elementary and middle school students! Thomas Lay focuses on homework help and creating a fun environment. Email any medical-related activity ideas to our gmail (ugaamsa@gmail.com).

Books for Keeps

Help pack orders in the Books for Keeps warehouse for students who selected new, free books online! This nonprofit focuses on offering reading access to the Athens community.

Campus Kitchen

Campus Kitchen is a UGA led program that fights for food sustainability in the community. While volunteering with them, AMSA members get sort and distribute food to those in need as well as cook meals for distribution.

Extra Special People (ESP)

ESP serves people with disabilities and their families to create amazing transformative experiences. While volunteering with ESP, AMSA typically helps provided buddies during special events like a silent disco, kickball game, fall festival, etc.

Keep Athens Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB)

Help with landscape cleaning, including clearing litter, restoring cemeteries, etc. with Keep Athens Clarke County Beautiful. Join us in taking care of the wounder area we call home.

Donation Drives

Canned Goods Donation Drive

Bring canned goods for the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank! In partnership with UGA Spike Squad.

Operation Shiny Teeth Donation Drive

Bring toothbrushes and travel sized toothpastes for foster children care packages!