Ways to Get Involved

Volunteering with Wilderness Works is rewarding and important. Volunteers are the anchor for everything that happens at Wilderness Works. Wilderness Works is particularly suited for volunteers in groups. Corporate groups, church groups, college and high school clubs, as well as TEAM WORKS groups from Hands On Atlanta often serve.

Groups support day events on Saturdays. Volunteers help chaperone field trips to area venues. Some volunteer groups also sponsor these exciting visits. Groups and individuals sign on to support the Wilderness Works Saturday Breakfast Club or Friday Night Dinner Club. Here volunteers donate groceries and prepare meals. Cooking skills are needed!

The annual Wilderness Works Pumpkin Carving and also annual Halloween and Christmas parties are events where volunteer groups pour in to make a successful experience for all.

Joint volunteering experience with children visiting senior citizens in local senior retirement centers is also a popular opportunity. Volunteers can join in other service projects

Volunteers of all sorts can make an impact. The physically hardy might be inclined to support a bike ride across town or help with a day hike. Volunteers with an artistic bent might enjoy supporting an arts and crafts activity. Any volunteers working with children will need patience, latitude and energy!

Wilderness Works volunteers are asked to attend an orientation on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at City Camp (except during summer months). Although not a requirement, individuals and groups are recommended to attend a Hands On Atlanta orientation prior to volunteering with Wilderness Works.

Overnight chaperones are needed for Wilderness Works. Please note that all volunteers must undergo FBI fingerprint background checking prior to most volunteering opportunities.

For persons inclined to make a difference in the life of one child, mentoring is a powerful means. This usually includes academic support somewhat like tutoring. As a member of the National Mentoring Partnership Wilderness Works brings together qualified mentors with children needing the reinforcement this experience brings. All mentors must undergo FBI fingerprint background checking prior to any mentoring activities with Wilderness Works children.