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Emory Cares Day


Registration is now closed. We look forward to seeing you on McDonough Field for the Kick-Off at 9:30am on Saturday, November 9.

Originally established as an alumni service day, this world-wide day of service now includes current Emory students, staff, and faculty. Emory Cares Day is a partnership between Volunteer Emory and the Emory Alumni Association (EAA). The 2013 Emory Cares Day will take place on November 9, 2013.

We hope that you can join us on this incredible day of service. Check in will occur at 9:30am, and service will occur from 11am-2pm, followed by a reflection from 2-2:30pm. 

Want to see where alumni are serving across the country and the world? Check out the Emory Alumni Association website!

If you have any allergies, please read project descriptions to ensure you pick a safe trip. Pay particular note to whether trips are indoors/outdoors and to those trips involving work with animals. 


Alumni Led Projects

Are you an alumni? Alumni are welcome to come on any of our trips, but if you want to volunteer on particular alumni-only trips, please refer to the Emory Alumni Association's website by clicking here. If you are looking for an alumni-led project that is partnering with a specific group (GALA, EMA, AYA, AWE), scroll down to the bottom of the page.


Student Led Projects:

Open to all faculty, alumni, staff, and students

Community Partner 

Number of  Volunteers

Wheelchair Accessibility

Project Description

Registration Link

Ahimsa House     25 No Volunteers will be moving furniture and ripping out the old, worn-out carpet in the office of this organization which works with Atlanta's homeless population. Click here
Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve     20 No Volunteers will mulch trails, remove invasive plants, and plant native plants. Click here
East Side Parks: DeKalb Memorial Park 50 No Volunteers will be doing various tasks within the park. Click here
East Side Parks: Walker Park 50 No Volunteers will be doing various tasks within the park. Click here
Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta 30 Yes Volunteers will be building end tables; as well as, organizing furniture in warehouse. Click here
Kittredge Park 150 No Volunteers will help maintain and build the trails within Kittredge Park. Click here
Latino Youth Leadership Conference (Note: this event runs longer than the other projects and is NOT the same as Exito Emory on November 2.) 50 Yes
This project is coordinated by the local non-profit, the Latin American Association (LAA).   Volunteers will help coordinate the LAA’s Latino Youth Leadership Conference, a large-scale event for middle school and high school students in Georgia.  Volunteers who register as Mentor-Guides will interact and lead students throughout the conference schedule.
A training session for all volunteers is required before the event. For more info click here.

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Pittsburgh Community Improvement Association 20 No Volunteers will be doing beautification and cleanup in the Pittsburgh Community, a historic neighborhood in Atlanta. Click here
Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House   12 Yes Volunteers will assist with a variety of tasks, such as raking, weeding, kitchen cleaning, and pantry organizing at a location which provides lodging for those whose family members are receiving medical care. PROJECT FULL
City of Decatur Active Living 15 Yes Volunteers will be painting a fence that is located near our Adair Dog Park.   PROJECT FULL
Dunwoody Nature Center 50 No Volunteers will be involved in outdoor maintenance of Dunwoody Park - moving and spreading mulch, cutting back invasives, marking trails, etc. PROJECT FULL
Furkids 10 Yes Volunteers will participate in our daily clean & feed session of caring for the cats at the cage-free shelter. PROJECT FULL
Gateway Center 20 Yes Volunteers will have a variety of tasks, such as sorting clothing, moving boxes from a storage facility, assisting with yard work, engaging in art projects with clients, offering foot massages for clients, and potentially painting a wall. PROJECT FULL
Global Growers 25 No Volunteers will be working within a farm run by refugees in the Atlanta area. PROJECT FULL
Graduation Generation 15 Yes Volunteers wil help high school students plant vegetables, flowers and maybe some fig trees in their garden. They will also help clean area around the school garden. PROJECT FULL
Graduation Generation - Emory 15 *must be familiar with library research tools* Yes Volunteers will work with high school students as they hone their research skills in Woodruff library at Emory University. They will talk with the students about their research projects and provide input regarding how to use the resources in the library. PROJECT FULL
Jerusalem House 25 Yes Volunteers will help with a variety of projects from raking leaves, planting flowers, and touching up paint. PROJECT FULL
Lifeline Animal Project 20 Yes Volunteers will be painting the clinic, dog walking, and working with kitty motels. PROJECT FULL
Oakland Cemetery 100 Yes Volunteers will be planting in this historic cemetery. PROJECT FULL
PAWS Atlanta 40 No Volunteers will be cleaning, organizing, doing general landscaping and socializing the animals. PROJECT FULL
Sagamore Hills Elementary 30 No Volunteers will be used to help re-establish existing teaching garden at this community elementary school. Work will include using provided tools to cut, weed, and clear overgrown plants and prepare winterized beds with new soil and for spring planting. Volunteers may want to bring gardening gloves. The school has recently been awarded a grant to re-establish and expand their 50 year old school’s teaching garden and incorporate it into their STEM curriculum. Some volunteers from the school may also be onsite.  PROJECT FULL
Send A Smile 80 Yes Volunteers will be writing hand-crafted, personal and caring messages to hospitalized children and children in foster care as reminders that people are thinking about them and their well-being. PROJECT FULL
WonderRoot 12 No Volunteers will help finish a mosaic sign on the exterior of our building, and move mulch in the garden. PROJECT FULL
Wylde Center 25 Yes Volunteers will help create a giant leaf pile for kids to jump in, they will beautify the garden by weeding, mulching, and some possible invasive plant removal PROJECt FULL


Special Group Projects

These projects were organized by alumni interest groups in Atlanta. Some are partnered with particular student groups on campus, but others are open to other students.

Community Partner Alumni Group Student Group Project Description Registration Link
Castleberry Hill Atlanta Young Alumni Student Alumni Board Volunteers will be helping the Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association clean up after their "2nd Friday Art Stroll". Click here
Names Project / AIDS Quilt Emory LGBT Alumni (GALA) Emory Pride Volunteers will assist in preparing for World AIDS Day. Click here
Project Downtown Emory Muslim Alumni (EMA) Muslim Student Association Volunteers will help with food distribution to the homeless population. Click here
Winship Cancer Institute Alumnae and Women of Emory N/A - all female students welcome Volunteers will either creat snack bags for patients, work with art projects, help with administrative tasks, or work in the healing garden. Click here

Picture of a group of Emory students packing medical supplies