Odyssey relies heavily on the time and talent of volunteers to bolster our program and fundraising activities. Our pool of volunteers includes more than 100 individuals who believe deeply in our efforts to serve Atlanta’s youth, and who have committed to volunteer with our organization.
It was incredible to be able to share my passion for math with these kids and to see them get so excited about learning above and beyond their grade level.Odyssey Volunteer
Ways to Volunteer
Odyssey recruits a team of motivated high school students to assist Odyssey elementary teachers in the classroom. Student volunteers discover a deeply profound and inspiring story in each Odyssey Scholar as they work to support each student and mentor for social-emotional learning.
Volunteering with Odyssey provides current students in grades 8-12 the opportunity to serve low-income Atlanta-based youth and to inspire scholars for lifelong learning. Volunteering with Odyssey is a great opportunity to gain experience in areas such as: teaching, student management, classroom organization, and leadership skills.
Applications for student volunteers are available online end of February after student Admissions have closed.
In an effort to devote maximum resources directly to the program and students we serve, Odyssey’s administrative staff is small. Throughout the year, we regularly need extra assistance on administrative matters and research support. Projects are typically short term in nature—a few hours a week—and might include data entry, filing, internet research, or similar type computer work.