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Hands On Atlanta Becomes Official Volunteer Hub for Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

Joint Initiative to Help Bring the Atlanta BeltLine Vision to Life and Help Volunteers Get Involved in Their Communities

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) and Hands On Atlanta (HOA) are partnering to recruit and manage volunteers interested in helping bring the Atlanta BeltLine vision to life. HOA will now serve as the central location for volunteers to sign up for a wide range of volunteer opportunities with the Atlanta BeltLine, from teaching others about the Atlanta BeltLine to volunteering at popular special events like Pittsburgh Rise, the Washington Park Jamboree or the Run.Walk.Go! road races. Volunteers can even help by simply distributing information about the Atlanta BeltLine to individuals and groups in their local communities.

“Hands On Atlanta is excited to partner with the Atlanta BeltLine in this meaningful way that will help those living in and around the Atlanta BeltLine find new ways to uplift and reenergize their local communities,” says Monique Terry, Director of Community & Civic Engagement at Hands On Atlanta.

By consolidating ABP’s volunteer opportunities with HOA’s robust volunteer network, individuals will also be able to volunteer with HOA to serve numerous community-based agencies already making a direct impact on Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods in areas such as health, arts, environmental preservation and neighborhood revitalization. The Atlanta BeltLine vision is based on a culture of connectivity. Hands On Atlanta is the perfect partner to help make this a reality.

“Our goal is to leverage the Atlanta BeltLine to connect Atlanta neighborhoods in meaningful ways, and to bring this transformative project to life through our year-round programming,” says Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s Executive Director Chuck Meadows. “With the help of our volunteer program, we’re able to do just that. We’re very excited to bring this to life and unite neighborhoods with the expert help of Hands On Atlanta.”

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities with the Atlanta BeltLine, visit www.beltline.org/volunteer. Individuals who wish to sign up to volunteer can do so through the Hands On Atlanta website, by visiting  http://www.handsonatlanta.org/ATL_Beltline.

About the Atlanta BeltLine and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that is among the largest, most wide-ranging urban revitalization programs currently underway in the United States. The project is creating a 22-mile loop of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a set of historic railroad corridors.

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership enables the Atlanta BeltLine project by raising funds from the private sector and philanthropic community, engages the public through programming and outreach, and empowers the residents of the 45 Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods through targeted partnerships in the areas of health, housing and economic opportunity.

About Hands On Atlanta

Founded in 1989, Hands On Atlanta is a non-profit organization that helps individuals, families and corporate and community groups find flexible volunteer opportunities at more than 200 community-based agencies and schools. Hands On Atlanta volunteers, now 42,000 strong, are at work every day of the year building community and meeting critical needs in schools, parks, senior homes, food banks, pet shelters, low-income neighborhoods and more. Hands On Atlanta is an affiliate of Hands On Network, an umbrella association of 250 national and international affiliates. For the last 25 years, Hands On Atlanta has been an epicenter for meaningful community engagement and community change in the Greater Atlanta Area.  A robust network of volunteers, civic entrepreneurs, and partners in Atlanta; Hands On Atlanta is addressing Atlanta’s most pressing needs and providing experiences to ignite a passion for lifelong service and create lifelong community volunteers.

For all press inquiries, please contact:    John Becker / Atlanta BeltLine Partnership / john@atlblp.org

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