Planting trees at last year’s Hands On Atlanta Day.

Thousands of Atlanta residents are expected to volunteer during Hands On Atlanta Day this Saturday, Oct. 6. More than 50 schools and nonprofits are taking part and volunteers will tutor kids, plant gardens, work with seniors, deliver meals and more.

Some of the planned community service events during the day include the planting of more than 100 trees, serving meals to 500 senior citizens, beautification projects in English Avenue and a giant playground build at Bolton Academy sponsored by Delta Air Lines.

In addition to the fun and meaningful projects volunteers enjoy every year, the 29th Annual Hands On Atlanta Day will see a few new elements. Hands On Atlanta will introduce a large pop-up project along the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail, a graphic design hackathon to benefit, and digital volunteering opportunities with

“Our team has been hard at work, experimenting with new ways to make volunteering easier and more accessible than ever before. With the rollout of our pop-up projects and the launch of digital volunteering, anyone from anywhere, can do something good for our community,” said Jay Cranman, CEO of Hands On Atlanta.

Volunteers and community leaders will celebrate service at the Hands On Atlanta Day Kick-Off Party tonight, Oct. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Monday Night Brewing Garage. Tickets are available for $20 and include two micro brews, heavy hors d’oeuvres, music and more.

To learn more and sign up for Hands On Atlanta Day and to get tickets for the Kick-Off Party, visit

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.