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Serving Opps at a Glance
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  • Baseball Buddies - This program pairs volunteers 1:1 with children with disabilities as they play a game of baseball, while their parents get to sit in the stands and enjoy watching their children play. We are in need of volunteers for Saturday, May 18.
  • Publix Bread Donations - Assist with pickup, come to the Lighthouse to sort bread items, and/or help deliver to our community partners.
  • NEW! Little Free Library at North River - Help stock our new little library on the front corner of NR's campus!
  • April's Youth Villages Birthday Heroes - Come serve and help provide a fun birthday party on Saturday, April 27 for the kids at Youth Villages Campus in Douglasville.
  • POPP Backpacks - Encourage teens and young men in local juvenile detention centers with 8 backpacks filled with supplies (for those leaving the center) per month
  • Read with HOPE! Care Ministry - Read & share books with children living in local apartment communities during the summer.
  • HOPE "Depot Days" - Help sort donations at the Lighthouse, every Thursday, 10am-noon.
  • Gratitude Packs for Veterans - Put together a small "thank you" bag for local veterans visiting the Marietta VA.
  • Books for Africa - Weekly opps to sort books to be shipped to countries all over Africa
  • North River Care Ministry - Make Care Packs, Gratitude Packs, or POPP Packs
  • Care Card Ministry - Care Cards, Cards for Veterans, & Tarjetas de Amistad (Spanish care cards for children visiting HOPE clinics)
  • Adventure Centers Mission 1:27 - Bible-based after-school program for elementary school children - always looking for tutors!
  • MUST Ministries - Organize and distribute food boxes for at-risk school-age children and families within Marietta
HOPE North River's Volunteer Hub

Updated April 9, 2024


Mission 1:27 Adventure Centers | Kids' Devotional & Fun Activities

Opportunities coming soon!

Join us on April 4th at one of two Mission 1:27 Adventure Center locations (Walton Ridenour apartment complex or Walton Ridge apartment complex). Help share a fun devotional on the fruits of the spirit and enjoy hosting a game/activity time for ~25 kids. Need 5-10 volunteers at each location.

Contact Noelle to confirm which location you would like to go to or for more details at (919) 699-8745 or

Walton Ridenour apartments:
1425 Ridenour Blvd.
Kennesaw, GA 30152

Walton Ridge apartments:
1631 White Cir NW
Marietta, GA 30066

Youth Villages | Birthday Heroes Celebrations

Join us for an afternoon of celebration with children residing at Youth Villages, a highly respected, comprehensive treatment program for 120+ children and youth with emotional and behavioral challenges due to childhood trauma. Celebrating birthdays together at these events is the highlight of the month for every child! 

Currently we have two Birthday Hero teams hosting three parties for approximately 40 children, one for the younger elementary boys, one for the upper elementary age boys and one for the girls at Janie’s House on the campus of Youth Villages -- so please join the team! Youth Village requires all Birthday Hero volunteers to be at least 18 years old and attend a 2-hour orientation session.

Location: 4685 Dorsett Shoals Road, Douglasville, GA. 

Upcoming Party Dates for 2024
Saturday, March 23, 2024
Saturday, April 27, 2024
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Saturday, June 22, 2024
Saturday, July 27, 2024
Saturday, August 24, 2024
Saturday, September 21, 2024
Saturday, October 26, 2024
Saturday, November 23, 2024

If you're interested in encouraging this special group of children, please contact Debbie Swain, 757-812-0256;


Publix Bread Donations

To help with this ongoing program, sign up for Depot Days at the Lighthouse on VolunteerHub!

Two local Publix supermarkets generously provide approximately $700 of bakery item donations each week to serve families in need. Help with pickup on Sundays and Wednesdays, come to the Lighthouse to help sort donations on Monday mornings, and/or help deliver to trusted community partners who serve local youth and families! 

For more information or if you have questions about how to get involved, contact Noelle Broyles at 919-699-8745 or


POPP Backpacks

Depot Days at NORTH RIVER

Sign up for Depot Days at the Lighthouse on VolunteerHub and get more details.

Click here for details on what to include!

We are excited to honor and encourage veterans who visit the new VA Clinic on Cobb Parkway in Marietta! Gratitude Packs will include a healthy beverage and snack and a handwritten “Thank You” card expressing our gratitude for  the service and sacrifices of these brave men and women. 

Gratitude Packs provide a great opportunity for family and community groups to serve together. Talk to your family group leaders about planning a packing party! 

  • Pick up the Gratitude Pack logos and the red, white, and blue paper bags from the HOPE Depot (family group members contribute the items that go inside)

  • Drop off completed packs at the HOPE Depot

  • NR members Tracy Barlow (LCSW) and Joe Mulligan (LCSW) will distribute Gratitude Packs to veterans who visit local VA Clinics

Individuals of all ages can write cards of encouragement. Click the link above for excellent samples of Care Cards and to read our Gratitude Pack bookmark as a reminder of why it is deeply important to honor our veterans.

CARE PACKS | North River Care Ministry
Click here for details on what to pack!

Let's serve together with our family & community groups to create and distribute Care Packs to every NR family/individual to keep in their cars or backpacks!

Then when we meet individuals who are experiencing homelessness, we can encourage them with a genuine hello, a smile, and a Care Pack! Our church family will restock our Care Pack during the first week of every month.

Contact: Noelle Broyles, 919-699-8745;

Click here to sign up for a sort-and-pack shift!

Books For Africa collects, organizes, and regularly ships hundreds of thousands of high-quality books to countries throughout the continent of Africa every year! 

Volunteers are needed to help sort and pack books for 2-hour time shifts:

Monday - Friday: 9-11 am or 1-3 pm
Volunteers must pre-register via the website and participate in a brief orientation at the beginning of the shift. (No walk-in volunteers). Groups of 16 can serve together. The minimum age is 14 years. 
Contacts: Jen Hale, Coordinator,
NR Contact: Noelle Broyles, 919-699-8745;

Read with HOPE! | Click here for more details

The Read with HOPE! “mobile library” book lending program is for children living in local apartment communities who lack access to books during the summer months. There are three to four 1-hour opps (June or July) to read & share stories with local children to grow literacy skills and encourage a lifelong love of reading. Alternately, help organize and label books within the HOPE Depot so that we can lend and gift books locally and internationally. Many weekly opportunities are available! 

For more information or to express interest, contact Noelle Broyles at 919-699-8745 or


Check VolunteerHub for upcoming games!

This program pairs volunteers 1:1 with children with disabilities as they play a game of baseball, while the players' parents get to sit in the stands and enjoy watching their children play. All North River volunteers together will be paired with one team and join them for their games. Games will take place between the hours of 9:30-12:30 (times will vary) and last approximately one hour. This is a wonderful serving opportunity that is fun for everyone!

If you're interested in volunteering in Spring 2023, please contact Noelle Broyles, 919-699-8745;

Click here for a range of opportunities!

Bible-based after-school program for elementary school children located within five Walton apartment complexes throughout the Marietta area.
Volunteer Opps: Fun devotionals, games, and activities to be prepared and shared with the children every month. Available at two Marietta locations (Walton Ridge Center on Cobb Parkway and Ridenour Center on Barrett Parkway). Volunteer time is about 1.5 hours, usually starting at about 3 pm. Times can vary.
There are also limited “in-person“ volunteer opportunities for reading and math help and sharing skills like sports, music, and arts and crafts. Monthly Care cards and specific donations are often needed!
NR Contact: Noelle Broyles, 919-699-8745;

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Quarterly opportunities for North River members to organize and distribute food boxes for at-risk school-age children and families within Marietta.  Specific supplemental donations are regularly needed. 

Contact: Jasmine Jackson; 404-849-5570;
Contact: Noelle Broyles;  919-699-8745;


YMCA Food Relief
Shady Grove Baptist Church Food Relief for the Homeless