Get Involved

Each year over 700 volunteers commit more than 12,000 service hours to The Drake House.  We are fortunate to have volunteers supplement the efforts of the professional staff. For all the work that they do to enable help single mothers and their families, the Board of Directors and The Drake House staff extend their sincere gratitude to all volunteers.  We hope you will  consider joining our family of volunteers.

Opportunities range from working in the Drake Center with families and offices to helping out at one of our three boutique resale shops, The Drake Closet and at our fundraising events, including Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ each August.  We have a variety of roles that require different time commitments.


Volunteer Opportunities


The Drake Center:

Weekday:  Office support to assist with donation management, data entry, career support, special events (seasonal) , and correspondence; Center help with: Food pantry and donations  management , babysitting

After school: Tutoring, enrichment program (music, art, sports, etc.)

On-Going:  Grounds maintenance, building maintenance, food pantry, etc.

Limited:  Trained mentors are needed mothers and children as they move through the program. Mentor training is required.   We have a special need for male mentors.


The Drake Closet:

Our retails stores in Alpharetta, Roswell and Sandy Springs need outgoing regular volunteers

Weekday:    One or more weekly shifts hours for about 2-3 hours.  All three stores are open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 10am-4pm.  Volunteers needed to assist on the sales floor, provide customer service, hang/straighten/organize store merchandise and help with special events..





Corporate, religious, civic, and service groups play an important role in helping us to maintain The Drake Houe facilities and complete special projects. The best size group for our facility is between 8-12 people. Larger groups can be accommodated by special request and when a special project arises. Typical group projects include cleaning and sanitizing the rooms of The Drake Center or apartment, painting, landscaping, sorting donations and restocking the food pantry. Donations to cover the cost of project supplies are greatly appreciated.

One-time volunteer group members do not have to attend orientation or complete background checks. Groups with minors are required to have guardians sign The Minor Waiver form.


Group leaders need to contact Melinda Szegedi, Volunteer and Resource Coordinator to select a date and project.  770-587-4712 ext.305


I started volunteering with my church.  I’ve done so many things from mentoring to office work. I have seen hundred of lives changed over the years.


10 year + Volunteer