Would you recommend Catholic Charities Atlanta?
I went through the required paper work, training and orientation and found the "point of contact" staff to be be unorganized and unrealible in terms of keeping our appointments (both phone and in-person) and providing information about volunteer opportunities as scheduled.
A second contact at th agency (supervisor of the volunteer contact that I initially worked with) also didn't follow through with me with specific information regarding a community event that was to be my first opportunity to observe someone from the agency modeling what I would eventually do as a volunteer.
Very bad experience with staff that behaved unprofessionally.
We set up an apartment for a family flying in from Nepal the next week. We gave them furniture, beds, and kitchen & bathroom supplies. It felt good knowing that we were helping a family start a new life here.
As a current volunteer, I can say Catholic Charities has been a great experience. I have worked with a wonderful staff and have met many great volunteers. I felt very welcomed from the first day and have since helped with a wide array of activities (including assisting volunteers, like you, reading this!).
Catholic Charities Resettlement Services has a very open and friendly staff, who genuinely care for their clients and seek to make the transition in the lives of refugees as smooth as possible. They provide a caring network for which an undoubtedly trying process is made a little bit easier. I have found the volunteer work with the organization to be particularly rewarding, yielding spiritual benefits in addition to a number of new friendships. It's a great place to spend a couple hours per week whenever possible.
Practical, efficient and caring way to help non-native speakers adapt and better their lives in America. CC is a 501C non-profit that is all about volunteers connecting with and aiding America and her inhabitants through following the golden rule. :)