Visit the Hands On Atlanta website for information on how to volunteer with the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.
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The Atlanta BeltLine
Where Atlanta Comes Together. Learn more
Together We Can Move the Vision Forward
The Atlanta BeltLine needs your participation and support! There are many ways to help out, spread the word, and make a difference. Whether you volunteer as an individual or group, there are a lot of opportunities to give your time to the Atlanta BeltLine.
Volunteer as a
Beautify the Atlanta
Organize a group
In June of 2016, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) and Hands On Atlanta (HOA) announced a joint initiative to help bring the Atlanta BeltLine visions to life, and help volunteers get involved in their communities. The two organizations are partnering to recruit and manage volunteers interested in playing an active role in one of the most transformative and innovative projects in the nation.
Make a Difference Today
Get involved with any of the following ways:
Talk It Up
If you have the gift of gab, we have several fun ways to help share the Atlanta BeltLine vision with the surrounding community. Learn more.
Lend A Hand
Volunteer at special events to engage the community. It is a great way to help out, and also participate in some of the most exciting events happening today on the Atlanta BeltLine. Learn all about volunteer events.
Adopt the Atlanta BeltLine
Help beautify the BeltLine, sign up for our Adopt an Atlanta BeltLine Segment or Volunteer at an Atlanta BeltLine Park. This is the perfect group volunteer opportunity! The Adopt-the-Atlanta BeltLine program provides an opportunity for community groups to play a direct role in improving and maintaining segments of the Atlanta BeltLine.
Become a Supporter
Financial support is essential to the success of the Atlanta BeltLine. Your tax-deductible contributions to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership will help us realize the vision, and support programs like Atlanta BeltLine Tours, Adopt-the-Atlanta BeltLine, free health and fitness classes, and much more. Become a supporter today!
The corporate community is important to the success of the Atlanta BeltLine. We have many ways to get involved and also help promote your business. Find out how your organization can help.
About Hands on Atlanta (HOA)
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. For the last 25 years, Hands On Atlanta has been an epicenter for meaningful community engagement and community change in the Greater Atlanta Area. Learn more.
Take an Active Role in the Atlanta BeltLine
Your involvement in the Atlanta BeltLine is absolutely critical to its success. The Atlanta BeltLine evolved from an inspired idea into a grassroots movement, and it continues to be fueled by community involvement.
Here’s a list of ways you can give your time to help bring the Atlanta BeltLine vision to life.
Talk It Up
If you have the gift of gab, we have several fun ways to help share the Atlanta BeltLine vision with the surrounding community. At a high level, we have our Speakers’ Bureau, which consists of highly trained volunteers conducting the Atlanta BeltLine 101 presentations. We also need folks who love to talk to spread the word by staffing a booth at neighborhood festivals, or by taking flyers and information packets and talking to friends, neighbors, and local businesses and groups.
Get the Word Out in the Community+-
We supply the (free) materials, and you provide the knowledge. Keep residents up-to-date on project developments and how they can get involved. By sharing information with friends, neighbors, local businesses, and other groups, you will raise awareness and encourage greater community participation and engagement. Sign via HOA up to get started!
Materials Available to Distribute
|Download Trail Map||Explore the Atlanta BeltLine with this Trail Map. Using a 33-mile network of multi-use trails, the Atlanta BeltLine is creating a new public realm – offering a pedestrian-friendly environment which promotes walking, jogging, biking, and affordable housing.|
|Get Connected Brochure||Discover the myriad of ways YOU can get involved in the Atlanta BeltLine! This handy guide breaks down how you can learn more, engage with the program, volunteer, and donate. Folded Size: 8.5" x 11" // Flat Size: 25.5" x 11" // 4-color Process // Double-sided // White Gloss Stock|
|Project Overview Map||This brochure is 8 pages and contains a FULL MAP of the Atlanta BeltLine and a breakdown of the loop by segments. (Published in March of 2018)|
Complete Form to Request Materials
Staff a Festival Booth+-
You’re already going to all the fabulous neighborhood festivals, so why not help spread the word about the Atlanta BeltLine while still enjoying all the festival fun?! Help us staff the Atlanta BeltLine booth at these events; it’s a fun way to connect the public with the Atlanta BeltLine. Sign via HOA up to get started!
Join the Speakers’ Bureau+-
By giving the Atlanta BeltLine 101 presentation, you can help get community residents, local organizations, and business groups up to speed on all that the Atlanta BeltLine has to offer. Volunteers in this specially selected group go through extensive training. Recruitment is done once per year and begins in the fall. Sign up via HOA up to get started!
Lend A Hand
Part of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s mission is to engage with residents of communities connected by the trail. One way we do this is through festivals and other special events that bring people together to celebrate progress made so far, and garner support for the work ahead.
We need volunteers to help with staging these events. Volunteer opportunities include but not limited to:
- Set up
- Take down
- Staff the merchandise booth
- Assist with registration
Volunteering is a great way to help out, and you can participate in some of the most exciting events happening on the Atlanta BeltLine. Sign via HOA up to get started!
Beautify the BeltLine
Sign up for Adopt the Atlanta BeltLine Program
Adopt the Atlanta BeltLine is a perfect group volunteer opportunity! A partnership between Park Pride, Trees Atlanta, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, and Atlanta BeltLine Inc., the Adopt-the-Atlanta BeltLine program provides an opportunity for community groups to play a direct role in improving and maintaining segments of the Atlanta BeltLine.
- Maintain greenspace through weeding and invasive plant removal
- Pick up litter
- Report maintenance concerns, vandalism, or suspicious activities
- Other volunteer projects will be determined as the Atlanta BeltLine progresses – the scope of the adoption program will evolve along with the Atlanta BeltLine
Help Fulfill the Atlanta BeltLine Vision
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) and Hands On Atlanta (HOA) have created a strategic partnership that makes HOA the central location for volunteers to sign up for a wide range of Atlanta BeltLine volunteer opportunities. The new partnership also connects volunteers with opportunities to give their time through additional community-based organizations that HOA works with in neighborhoods along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor.
Sign Up To Volunteer
Volunteer as an Individual
In order to sign up or express interest in any of our individual volunteer opportunities and activities, you’ll need to create a Hands On Atlanta account so you can login. You can register to become a volunteer here. Register to become a volunteer →
Volunteer with a Group
Groups can sign up for the Adopt-the-BeltLine program or they can sign up to volunteer at special events through Hands on Atlanta.
A partnership between Park Pride, Trees Atlanta, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, and Atlanta BeltLine Inc., the Adopt-the-Atlanta BeltLine program provides an opportunity for community groups to play a direct role in improving and maintaining the Atlanta BeltLine. Groups can volunteer for a one-day clean-up or choose to adopt a ¼ mile BeltLine segment for one year.
Learn more about Adopting a segment →
Volunteer as a Group for an Event
To volunteer as a group for our Neighborhood Festivals or Run.Walk.Go! Series you will need to create a group on Hands On Atlanta. Create a Volunteer Group →