Thank you for considering working with Circles of Troup County!

The best experiences are when volunteers match their skills with our needs. Take a look at these suggestions and let us know if you’re a fit. For information or to volunteer, contact our volunteer manager, Mary Ellen Taylor at metaylor1952@gmail.com or at 706.883.1687.

Event support

Help with planning and presenting annual events.

  • Graduation ceremony/reception – decorate, provide food, serve at the reception.
  • Plan a family fun night with games, crafts and fun for adults and children – scheduled on fifth Thursdays.
  • Empty Bowl fundraiser dinner – recruit sponsors, gather prizes, plan, decorate, provide soup and/or serve at the event.
  • Volunteer appreciation event – recruit sponsors, plan, decorate, provide food and/or serve at the event.

Fundraising

Circles is a non-profit organization and fundraising is an important part of its annual work.

  • Collect items such as craft supplies or books for our children’s program.
  • Hold a fundraiser such as a motorcycle ride, coin wars, bake sale or barbecue lunch.
  • Help with annual fundraising campaigns by addressing letters, tracking donations and sending thank you notes.

Program support

  • Provide a meal at a weekly Thursday meeting.
  • Participate in a poverty simulation. We need 15 -17 volunteers for each simulation, which are held throughout the year.
  • Resource experts provide one-on-one coaching in an area where you are skilled. For example, credit recovery strategy, job interview coaching and other areas.
  • Lead a weekly meeting for our participants and volunteers: topics can include healthy lifestyles, budgeting, goal-setting, job success and more.
  • Provide graphic design for Circles marketing materials.

Individual support

  • Allies make a 1-year commitment to work in a small group providing support to a family participating in Circles.
  • Drivers help with transportation challenges. We often need people to drive a Circles participant to a job interview, to school or resource organizations.
  • Sometimes our children need tutoring in specific subjects (especially math) but parents can’t afford a tutor. Volunteer tutors work one-on-one with children during Thursday evening meetings or at other times during the week.