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Volunteer Programs

Adopt-A-Stream Program (Watershed Stewardship Program)

The Cobb County Watershed Stewardship Program provides participants the opportunity to join others interested in learning about the watershed they live in. We offer a variety of programs designed to help people learn how to improve local water quality through hands-on activities appropriate for all ages. All of our public programs are free to participants.

For more information, call (770) 528-8215 or visit the Watershed Stewardship Program page.

Volunteers 'Most Wanted' to help Sheriff

Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren's Volunteers In Partnership program is looking for county residents to assist in Sheriff's Office day-to-day operations. If you are interested you must submit to a criminal background check and commit to a minimum of 6 hours a week for 26 weeks.

For more information, please call (770) 499-4651.

Complete the forms listed below to apply.

"GET IN GEAR, AND VOLUNTEER!"

Cobb County Juvenile Court's Court Appointed Special Advocate

A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained community volunteer appointed by a Juvenile Court Judge to speak up for the best interest of an abused or neglected child involved in a juvenile court proceeding.

Cobb County Juvenile Court CASA is currently seeking volunteers for future training classes.

For more information, call Carlene Redmond at (770) 528-2285.

Cobb County Juvenile Court Judicial - Citizen Panel Review

The Cobb County Juvenile Court's Judicial Citizen Panel Review Program is a dynamic, volunteer supported program, that is tasked with reviewing foster care cases. If you have a desire to extend a helping hand to Cobb County's desperate, maltreated children, can think analytically and enjoy working with a cohort of other volunteers, then you may be an ideal candidate.

For more information, call Michael Figueras at (770) 528-2284 or [email protected].

Meals On Wheels

E-Donations to Meals on Wheels
Senior Services

Through the Meals on Wheels program, Cobb County provides a nutritionally balanced meal to qualifying homebound older adults within the county.  Some clients who are in greater need may qualify for additional meals for dinner or weekends.  Meals are delivered five days per week by our dedicated and trained volunteers to the client’s door.
Menus are planned and prepared under the supervision of a registered dietitian and are designed to provide one-third of an adult’s daily nutritional requirements.  Clients who have difficulty adequately feeding their cat or dog may receive supplemental pet food at no charge.   

In order to be eligible for Meals on Wheels a person must reside in Cobb County, be at least 60 years of age and have a physical or mental disability that prevents him or her from preparing meals on a daily basis.  All clients are assessed through our Care Management team and cost is determined by household income on a sliding scale.  No client is denied services due to inability to pay.   

For more information on receiving meals, contact (770) 528-5364. For more information on volunteering, contact (770) 528-5381.   

SafePath Children's Advocacy Center, Inc.

Volunteer Inquiry Form

SafePath is a private, non-profit organization that offers a new way of serving abused and neglected children through a comprehensive approach to services for victims and their families.

SafePath is currently looking for individuals to assist with various volunteer opportunities. Training provided.

For further information, please call (770) 801-3465

Police Athletic League, Inc.

Cobb PAL is a charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of young people ages 4-15. Cobb PAL focuses on juvenile crime prevention through athletic and recreational activities for Cobb County’s high-risk neighborhoods. Through the various athletic and recreational activities these youth are surrounded with the positive influences of adults, police officers, and volunteers in a controlled, supervised environment. The PAL program helps expand public awareness about the role of a police officer and the strengthening of the responsible principles and attitudes instilled in young people by their parents.

Please visit the Police Athletic League page.

Contact

Suzanne Westerman
(770) 528-3803

Metro Atlanta Fire Officers Association (MAFOA)

We use a combination of nationally renowned instructors as well as local and regional talent. Training of this caliber at other national conferences can cost a firefighter between $1500.00-$2000.00 for the same classes. We accomplish all of this on a budget of under $50,000.00 and with an all volunteer workforce. We support the conference primarily through sponsorships and donations.

In light of today’s economic pressures, most fire departments do not have the budget to host an educational experience such as MAFFC. We are providing invaluable training giving responders the knowledge, skills and abilities to better serve their communities. The success of our conference depends on the generosity of our community.

Contact

Captain Chris Sobieski
(770) 528-3802

Benevolent Fund

Cobb Fire Employees' Benevolent Fund mission is to team together to provide guidance and assistance; emotional and financial, to our fellow co-workers; present and retired, in times of extreme hardship brought on by unforeseen emergency situations, illnesses or medical expenses not covered by insurance.

Contact

Lynda Paradise
(770) 528-8315

Death Benefit Fund (Fire)

The Cobb Fire Death Benefit Fund’s Mission is to assist the members and their families in the event of a death to current and retired employees who are paid-up in the Fund.

Contact

Kellay Kidney
(770) 499-3988

Explorer's Program (Police)

Cobb County Police Department's Explorer's Program educates youth in police operations, interests them in a possible career in law enforcement, and builds confidence and valuable leadership skills for the future.

Please visit the Police Explorer's Program page.

Contact

Officer Andy Higgins
(770) 528-8871

Explorer's Program (Fire)

The mission of the Cobb County Fire Explorer Program is to provide a safe learning environment where youth can become responsible individuals by teaching diversity, positive character traits, career development, leadership, and life skills so they can make ethical choices and achieve their full potential.

Contact

Firefighter Taylor Shewbirt
(770) 528-8000

Chaplain's Fund (Police)

We provide emotional support for police officers and civilian personnel during times of need. We have attended funerals and funeral homes, visited hospitals and homes during times of illness, provided gifts to show encouragement during extended hospital stays. Chaplains offer counseling and have helped several with spiritual needs. We have provided training for Chaplains and support personnel. All activities are directed toward the care of officers in times of need. Most of the Chaplains' time is donated to the care of officers in times of need. We raise money to increase the benevolence funds to help provide financial support to officers and families in times of crises. We have broadened our benevolence to offer assistance with education by scholarship assistance. Volunteer clergy and department members help with all activities.

Please visit the Cobb Police Chaplain's page.

Contact

Captain Barry Little
(770) 499-3915

K-(9)

The Cobb County Police K9 Unit’s mission is to utilize trained police canine teams to assist in the prevention and detection of crime, to locate persons sought by the police, to promote a favorable public image of the Department and to support other law enforcement personnel in the performance of their duties to help insure the safety of the citizens of Cobb County.

Contact

Lt. Terri Blackmer
(770) 499-3883

Animal Services

Cobb County Animal Services is committed to educating the public in responsible pet ownership and to act in a leadership role in regard to the crisis of animal overpopulation in Cobb County. The Animal Services Donation Fund allows the shelter to enact programs to help the community, and to make improvements at the facility that would benefit all animals that come through the doors of the shelter.

Please visit the Animal Services page.

Contact

Craig Owens
(770) 590-5602

Safety Village Foundation

Cobb County Safety Village, built on a 8 acre site, is the most comprehensive safety training environment in the region where our residents and business community gain knowledge through hands on experiences....a place where the walls come alive with knowledge while instructors share the most advanced techniques and ideas for making our community safer. Local organizations are invited to construct reduced-scale buildings at a limited number of sites in the safety village. These life like streets include sidewalks, traffic signals and a variety of structures that represent our community. These structures will become an integral part of the learning experience. Parents may purchase brick with their children’s name that will be located in the downtown Marietta section of the Safety Village.

Please visit the Safety Village page.

Contact

Allison Carter
(770) 852-3272