Get Involved in Your Community

As a Georgia Society member dedicated to volunteering in various communities throughout Georgia, you are increasing the awareness of popular issues that are of importance to specific audiences – including students, investors, local nonprofits and the general public.

You are not only a volunteer, but you are also an individual with a financial/accounting background. This extensive knowledge makes you a desirable volunteer for various organizations throughout Georgia.The GSCPA encourages you to share your abilities and promote your profession by volunteering in an area that interests you.

The opportunities listed below will change regularly. The contact information is listed for each organization in need of volunteers. If you cannot assist the groups below at this time, please check back for more exciting possibilities.

DeKalb Symphony Orchestra (DSO)

Position: Board Treasurer
Time Commitment: Flexible

The DSO has been keeping symphonic music alive in the community for an amazing half century! The Orchestra – in residence at GA State University’s Clarkston Campus (formerly GA Perimeter College), is a 501(c)3 organization that plays a year-round schedule of at least eight concerts and operates cost-effectively on a modest budget of less than $200,000.

We are looking for pro bono accounting and tax compliance assistance to help us maintain good financial practices. In return, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to experience world-class music, continue life-long learning and relish new friendships in a community of appreciative board and audience members. The time commitment can be flexible to fit individual schedules. Let’s talk if you’re at all intrigued with this opportunity to make a real difference in your community.

To learn more about this position, please contact Board Vice President Ann Alperin at alperin@mindspring.com or 404-231-2310.

Georgia Refugee Health and Mental Health, Inc. (GRHMH)

Position: Board Member/CPA
Time Commitment: Expected time commitment is generally 1 to 4 hours per month ongoing.

Georgia Refugee Health and Mental Health, Inc. (GRHMH) is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit agency with a big mission, large number of clients and small budget (annual budget of approximately $3,500). We open access to healthcare to refugees relocated to Georgia (primarily DeKalb and Gwinnett counties) and provide direct mental health services. The refugees come from approximately 30 countries around the world, and because they have fled war and persecution, they are particularly vulnerable to health issues and trauma.

The agency needs CPA expertise as part of our Board of Directors, with ongoing accounting for tax filings, monthly financial reports for the Board (often there is no new activity), budget formatting, review of current bookkeeping practices to ensure they are viable. The office location is in northeastern Dunwoody, but staff can come to your office as needed.

You can have a big impact on our vulnerable population by enabling us to operate under best accounting practices. We appreciate your support for our mission and concern for our people!

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Executive Director, Kathleen Connors, Ph.D. at (443) 655-6668 or by email: knowingsoul@earthlink.net.

International Community School in Decatur

Position: Board Member

The Board of Directors of the International Community School in Decatur is looking for a person with accounting and financial skills to join the board. Responsibilities include assisting the school’s treasurer maintain all financial records, prepare school budget, prepare financial reports and ensure agency compliance. A DeKalb County charter school, ICS is a unique elementary school that serves local children as well as refugees and immigrants representing 30 countries. Board members gain valuable leadership experience while being part of the governing board that ensures the school stays true to this mission. Visit icsgeorgia.org for information about how ICS fosters creative learning and international diversity.

To learn more about this voluntary board position, please contact Tamecia Wright at tamecia.wright@icsgeorgia.org.

The Living Room

Position: Finance Committee Member for The Living Room 
Time Commitment: 1 hour monthly via phone
 
This volunteer position would entail meeting approximately one hour monthly via conference call and reviewing the financials of an Atlanta based non-profit organization with an annual budget of approximately 2 million. The ideal candidate should be familiar with nonprofit accounting and not be afraid to ask questions. The Finance Committee is chaired by the Board Treasurer. 
 
Please contact: Doug Brewer, Treasurer - The Living Room | Doug.brewer@suntrust.com | 404.813.5636

Kate's Club

Position: CPA to join the Board of Directors
Time Commitment: Two-year term, required to participate in Board Committee meetings

Kate's Club is an Atlanta-based 501 (c) 3 organization whose mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. We provide social and emotional grief support services to children ages 5 to 18 in metropolitan Atlanta. By creating friendships with kids that share the experience, Kate’s Club guides children through their grief journey in a comfortable, safe, and uplifting setting that empowers children. Kate's Club is seeking CPAs with a passion for our mission who have demonstrated strong leadership skills and a desire to serve their community. Kate's Club Board members are elected for renewable two-year terms and are required to actively participate in Board & Committee meetings in addition to making a personal financial contribution.

Additional information on Kate's Club can be found at www.katesclub.org. Individuals interested in serving on the Kate's Club Board can contact Mary Howell at mhowell@idi.com.

United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta Review Volunteer

Positions: Volunteer CPAs or financial analysts to participate in upcoming review cycles
Time Commitment: 7 hours

The role of the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta Financial Review Volunteer is to ensure grantee financial accountability through review and analysis of audited and un-audited financial statements, 990 and agency budget. The Financial Review Committee ensures that agencies that request funding from United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta are financially sound enough to receive funds and utilize them to provide services in the community. The total time commitment for this volunteer opportunity is 7 hours. Financial Review volunteers are asked to attend 1 ½ hour training, review 4 agencies (1hour for each review) 4 hours and 1 ½ Wrap-Up.

Individuals that are interesting in participating can send an email to grantee@unitedwayatlanta.org.

ACTODAY Foundation, Inc.

ACTODAY Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 public charitable non-profit organization committed to economic and community development by Actively Contributing To Our Dynamic Amazing Youth. Our mission is to aid in the development of underprivileged and marginalized youth and to pursue solutions to the underlying causes of poverty through education and empowerment of communities globally to affect change in five socioeconomic areas: healthcare, government, business, education and family. We believe that through critical thinking, tolerance and diversity training, our youth can transcend the barriers of societal and self-impaired degradation.

Our request is for a CPA (preferably one with experience working with non-profits) to organize, file and audit our 990 Tax returns.  We have not generated a great deal of revenue yet and we have not yet produced very high budgets so the process will be fairly simple and straight forward.  We just want everything done correctly and by a certified licensed professional.  We also want to make sure that we are exercising all of the practices that make our book keeping most efficient and sustainable for years to come.

If you are interested, please contact Aaron Crockett via phone at: 800.964.6757 and via email at: info@actodayfoundation.org.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the
 Member Services Department at 800-330-8889, extension 2986.