Emory Cares: Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Emory Cares: Celebrating National Volunteer Week

More on Emory Cares visit here. Contact Heather.Mann@emory.edu

Emory Cares Projects

Use the filters below to find projects you may be interested in. All projects can be done from anywhere.

VOLUNTEER: Encourage an Incoming Emory Student in 2 Minutes

Volunteer Opportunity

Leaving a note is simple, takes 2 minutes, and can be done right here!

We are sending personalized postcards to all members of our new incoming class of 2025. In this year of disconnection, help us make incoming students feel like an integral part of the Emory family before they even step foot on campus! 

Sample language:
On behalf of the 153,000 members of Emory’s global alumni community, I want to extend my heartfelt congratulations on your admission to Emory University! Please know that I am happy to be a resource for you during your time at Emory University and beyond. Whether it is to answer a question or help connect you to other alumni in the Emory network, just let me know.

If you have any questions, please contact studentalumniengmt@emory.edu

To register your note, click Sign Me Up! and then use the text box that is populated here. To finish registration, click Continue at the bottom of the page. 

VOLUNTEER: Thank An Emory Public Health Hero in 2 Minutes

Volunteer Opportunity

Leaving a note is simple, takes 2 minutes, and can be done right here!

The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for all of us in different ways. For those working in public health, the pandemic has meant an increased workload, longer hours and work weeks, many personal sacrifices, and—in some instances—increased risk by working on the disease’s frontlines. Public health practitioners have worked tirelessly in labs, hospitals, health departments, academic research centers, nonprofits, and more to combat the spread of COVID-19, both in the U.S. and around the globe. 

This work is essential to the health of the world, not just during a pandemic, but every day. We would like to take this moment to recognize these people for who they are: unsung heroes. Please join us in extending gratitude by submitting a thank you message to an Emory public health hero who has impacted your life by using this form. Thank a specific person or an entire organization or program; make it personal or write a more generic note; write one or several -- it's entirely up to you. 

For a more personal touch, please feel free to send pictures, drawings, or videos expressing your thanks directly to heather.mann@emory.edu. 

Your message will be shared on our Emory social media channels throughout April and May.

To register, click Sign Me Up! and then use the text box that is populated here. To finish registration, click Continue at the bottom of the page. 

VOLUNTEER: In-Person Volunteer at the Atlanta Northlake Vaccine Clinic

In-Person Atlanta Vaccine Volunteer Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer and receive your vaccine shot!

As we look ahead to the ongoing operation of our Emory Healthcare vaccine clinic at Northlake Mall Clinic (4820 Briarcliff Rd NE - formerly Kohl's). We are in need of a steady supply of non-clinical volunteers to continue staffing our clinic without impacting our broader clinical operations.

5 Hour Shifts:
Monday-Friday 8am-1pm and 1pm-6pm

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Volunteer Requirements

  • Non-clinical volunteers are needed to assist with wayfinding, registration, waiting station after vaccination, restocking supplies, etc.
  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Volunteers must have received a flu vaccine this season.
  • We ask Volunteers to commit to a 4-6 hour block of time.
  • Per DPH guidelines, volunteers would qualify as Tier 1A+ criteria for vaccination.  Vaccination will be offered 
  • Many of the volunteer positions may require standing for extended periods of time.
  • Must be directly Emory affiliated (alumni, faculty, staff, student, healthcare) to volunteer.

Register here to receive more information! Click Sign Me Up! and then Continue at the bottom of the page. 

EVENT: Climate Change & Business

Thursday, April 22, 4p.m. - 5p.m. EDT | https://civicdinners.com/emory-climate-change/dinners/3948

Presentation and Small Group Discussion

Please join us on April 22th from 4:00-5:30 PM ET for an Emory Civic Dinners super conversation featuring a keynote by Goizueta Business School's Professor Wes Longhofer and then participate in a small group conversation with fellow attendees to discuss the impact of climate change.  

Wes will discuss his new book, Super Polluters: Tackling the World’s Largest Sites of Climate-Disrupting Emissions, and what it can tell us about our energy system and the future of our planet. He will also introduce The Roberto C. Goizueta Business & Society Institute and describe innovative ways that companies are reimagining business to build a more climate-smart world.

About Professor Longhofer

Wesley Longhofer is Associate Professor of Organization & Management in the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, where he also holds appointments in sociology, ethics, and the Emory Global Health Institute. He is also the Executive Academic Director of The Roberto C. Goizueta Business and Society Institute. 

 Some of his published work on charitable organizations, environmental protection, and international law has appeared in the American Sociological ReviewAmerican Journal of SociologyAdministrative Science Quarterly, Social ForcesSociological ScienceEnergy Policy, and Scientific Reports. His research on climate change and the energy sector has been funded by the National Science Foundation and featured in the Washington Post and Nature Climate Change.

EVENT: Home is Where the Health Is: Conversations on Housing Equity

Wednesday, April 28, 4p.m. - 5p.m. EDT | https://civicdinners.com/emory-housing-equity/dinners/3950

Presentation and Small Group Discussion

Join Associate Professor Michael Kramer from the Department of Epidemiology for a brief discussion on housing equity as a public health crisis and affordable housing. After, participate in a small group conversation with fellow attendees to discuss housing equity and what we can do to ensure everyone has access to an affordable, warm, dry home.

EVENT: Host or Join Your Own Emory Civic Dinner!

Presentation and Small Group Discussion

Whether you are looking for a way to begin a conversation or continue a conversation, Emory Civic Dinners provides you with the tools and resources needed to engage in small group dialogue with peers in a brave and courageous space. These conversations are open to all members of the Emory community. Conversations include The Future of Work, Cheers & Check In, and multiple equity topics that change monthly. Dinner is just in the name – these can happen at any time!

Participation Options:

1. SIGN UP for a scheduled conversation & share with your friends

2. HOST your own conversation

  • No expertise or preparation on the topic is needed - guide provided!
  • Pick the date, invite your Emory network, welcome participants, and reference the guide.

Click Sign Me Up! here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to receive more information. Or go directly to www.civicdinners.org/emory

VOLUNTEER: Download and Share Your Own Notes of Thanks and Encouragement!

Volunteer Opportunity

Celebrate the people in your own life with our social media toolkit. Sample verbiage and fun graphics are provided!

Thank someone in the Emory community or someone in your life like a teacher, health care worker, essential worker, or someone you know that has been giving back to their community during this difficult time. Don’t forget to use #emorycares! 

Click Sign Me Up! here and Continue at the bottom of the page to receive the toolkit in the confirmation email! 

VOLUNTEER: Hands on Atlanta: Find Atlanta in-person volunteer options for you and your network!

Volunteer Opportunity

Emory Cares is proud to partner with Hands On Atlanta to support and uplift our Atlanta community, putting Emory’s mission to serve humanity into practice. Register and have access to their full calendar of volunteer options. Reach out to an Emory friend or two and sign up as a team to go together!

Don’t forget to share your service on social using #emorycares! 

Click Sign Me Up! here and then click Continue at the bottom of the page to register and receive more information.

VOLUNTEER: In Your Community

Volunteer Opportunity

There’s no better way to celebrate National Volunteer Week than to get out into our communities! Whether it is dropping off supplies or cleaning up a local park, there are so many great ways to give back safely. We recommend using Points of Light to find an opportunity in your area.

Giving the gift of blood is always a great way to step up for your community! Join our year-round campaign with the Red Cross. Click here to pledge and find available locations and times.     

Let us know how you plan to do service in your community so we can count it towards our Emory Cares impact! Click Sign Me Up! and tell us what you are planning!

EVENT: Emory Explores: Advocacy at the Federal Government Level

Thursday, April 29, 5p.m. - 6p.m. EDT |

Watch and Learn

Are you passionate about a cause or a movement and trying to find out how to exercise issues you feel strongly about? On Thursday, April 29 at 5pm ET Emory Alumni Association and the Office of Government and Community Affairs have partnered on a series of programs that bring together Emory thought leaders and advocates to share their journey, their challenges, and how they realized their passions. Join this conversation to hear from inspiring leaders and start mapping out your path to becoming an advocate and leader.

This event will not be recorded. Please plan to attend this live conversation.

Click Attending here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register