Busy Bee Charlton Cunningham on the Joy of Volunteering

By Leigh Harper, December 13, 2016

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.

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