Start 2014 Off on the Right Foot: Sign Up for Our DRI2014 Volunteer Day

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With half- and full-day options to choose from, we’ve got the volunteer activity to fit your schedule and skill set, and earn you some CEAPs!  Don’t wait.  Sign up today for our DRI2014 Volunteer Day on May 17 in Atlanta, GA, and spend some time doing good in an organic community garden, at a food bank, or on a construction project.

How Does Their Garden Grow?

With your help, of course! Truly Living Well is a community organic garden and a Volunteer Day partner organization.  Truly Living Well’s mission is to “grow better communities by connecting people with the land through education, training, and demonstration of economic success in natural urban agriculture.”

The organization is a nationally-recognized leader in natural urban agriculture, demonstrating  “sustainable and economically viable solutions for helping people to eat and live better.”

This volunteer opportunity will run from four to five hours and include a variety of gardening tasks within the four-acre garden.  There are spots open for 20 volunteers; green thumb not required!

Eat, Drink, and Be Wary!

When food needs to be inspected after it’s donated, where does it go? To the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Product Rescue Center! And there’s no way they could inspect, sort and pack all that food without volunteers.

Food Bank trucks pick up goods from food drives, grocery stores, and manufacturers, and drop them off at the Product Rescue Center every day. A team DRI2014 volunteers will inspect, sort and pack these goods. This area of operation is crucial as it ensures that retail, salvage and food drive donations will be safe and wholesome for distribution to people in need.  We can welcome two teams of up to 40 vigilant volunteers for this three-hour hands-on opportunity.

It’s Hammer Time!

If you’re interested in a more labor-intensive experience, then no other volunteer opportunity can touch this!  Join a team of up to 30 DRI2014 volunteers for a day of home construction. We’ve yet to put the finishing touches on this opportunity, so we can’t officially announce the partner organization today, but rest assured we’ll be ready to put you to work!

Sign up for DRI2014 Volunteer Day when you register for the DRI2014 conference here.  Be sure to sign up right away to reserve your volunteer spot (they always fill up fast!) and to take advantage of our early bird discount.

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