Atlanta native Charlton Cunningham loves the intersection of innovation and service. His role as community coordinator at Startup Atlanta, a nonprofit that serves entrepreneurs, speaks to this. But his many hours of volunteer work at similar organizations demonstrate his passion as well. He has a network of friends who work for nonprofits, and he’s made quite a few pals while serving these organizations. Here, he discusses his experiences.
Which events and/or organizations have you volunteered with recently?
I’ve been a volunteer for Plywood People, Catalyst and the North American Mission Board. I’ve also been a coach with East Marietta Basketball, a league I played in when I was younger, for the past nine years.
Why do you choose to give so much of your time as a volunteer?
A lot of times, my friends are a part of the organizations and just need help. Plus, I like meeting new and like-minded people while we’re working hard.