Volunteer at Villa

There are so many ways to help our guests
Flexible-you decide how and when to volunteer
Interact with guests from around the world

How You Can Help

Extend hospitality and friendship to guests from around the world on your your own schedule

For 50 years Villa has provided a place for international guests to find a warm welcome and safety as they find their place in Atlanta. Central to our success is our team of volunteers who provide transportation and connections to our local community. Since COVID, we have seen a drop in volunteers and more than ever need your help welcoming guests with our famous southern hospitality.

Check below for upcoming events and contact us to join the fun!

Upcoming Opportunities to Volunteer

Guests with transport van


Many guests find transportation daunting on their arrival. Where is the nearest grocery store? How can I get to my job? Can someone take me to the airport? Our volunteers step in to provide safe transportation for our guests when they first arrive. Some volunteers pick a night to host a weekly trip to a local grocery store. Others are on call for a ride when guests are overwhelmed. Volunteers specify when they are available and the parameters of their outing.


Share a Holiday

Our guests love experiencing American holidays! If you love sharing the holiday spirit, please consider hosting a function at Villa for guests. Popular past events include decorating Easter eggs, summer barbaques, pumpkin carving and Oscar parties!

Yard Day

Help Us Around Villa

Are you a gardener? Interior designer? Cook? Artist? With only two full-time staff at Villa, we rely on volunteers to bring their talents to liven up and beautify our grounds. Whether wielding a paintbrush, rake, or spatula, your gifts can be put to good use at Villa!


Plan a Local Excursion

Our guests love nothing better than seeing Atlanta and the surrounding area. Plan on going to the zoo? Consider taking some guests. Stone Mountain is a favorite, and day trips and festivals are always a memorable experience for our guests.

What We Need

After a long stretch of COVID, our guest rooms could use a refresh after the hard wear of constant use. We would welcome the following items in new or good condition:

Pots and pans
Washers and Dryers
Armchairs and recliners

Volunteer Feedback

Volunteering with Villa has helped me learn about the local and global cares and concerns of people from so many people from many different places. But the best part about volunteering with Villa has been the several life long friendships that I have made with Villa guests. 

Ben Allin

“I give of my time and financial resources to Villa because I believe in Villa’s mission. Villa provides a “home away from home” and safe community for public health professionals who are enhancing their knowledge and capabilities. At the same time, I am growing and learning from Villa guests about their culture and country’s customs.”

Jenny Parker

Retired CDC employee and Villa Board Member