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Volunteer Programs

Adopt-A-Stream 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 Water Education page.

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.


(770) 590-5602

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 Maricruz Garcia at (770) 528-2285.

Cobb Fire Death Benefit Fund

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.



Johnna McAllister

Fire Employees' 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.



Captain David Gentile

Fire Explorer Program

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.



Lieutenant Felecio McDowell

Firefighter Luke Myers

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.   

Metro Atlanta Fire Officers Association

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.



Captain Jason Hatten

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.


Taniesha Whorton
(770) 499-3878

Police Chaplain's Fund

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.


Captain Barry Little
(770) 499-3915

Police Cadet Program

Cobb County Police Department's Cadet 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 Cadet Program page.


Officer Andy Higgins
(770) 528-8388

Police K-9 Unit

The Cobb County Police K-9 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.


 Lt. Mark Blakeney
(770) 590-5766

SafePath Children's Advocacy Center, Inc.

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.

Given the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, SafePath has currently paused the volunteer program. Please still apply if interested and we will be reaching out after reviewing how we can safely bring back the volunteer program.

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

Volunteers 'Most Wanted' to help Sheriff

Cobb County Sheriff Office'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.