Volunteering Changes Lives with Kerry Carithers
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Kerry Carithers serves as the Executive Director at Mentor Me North Georgia, INC. In this episode, Kerry speaks about how she got started in the nonprofit world; Kerry explains the inspiration behind Mentor Me North Georgia, INC. Many people think volunteering is time-consuming. However, countless opportunities only require one hour a week. If you’re worried about how you’ll spend your time during retirement, volunteering is an excellent use of your energy and expertise. Tune in as Kerry discusses how to get involved with volunteering and find the proper organization that fits your passions!



  • [06:40] How Kerry got started in the nonprofit world; she explains the inspiration behind Mentor Me North Georgia, INC. 
  • [16:00] Ways you can get involved with volunteer work. First, identify your passions.  
  • [20:30] Many people think volunteering is time-consuming. However, countless opportunities only require one hour a week. 
  • [22:35] Are you on the fence about volunteering? Kerry explains why you’ll be an asset to an organization.  



  • If you want to start volunteering, first, figure out what you are most passionate about. 
  • Do you want to learn a new skill after retiring? Volunteering can be a great way to find something to learn about. 
  • Everyone can volunteer; you don’t have to already be an expert to give your time. 
  • What is something in your life that changed you? Find an organization that inspires that same type of change. 



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Kerry Carithers serves as the Executive Director at Mentor Me North Georgia, INC. Mentor Me North Georgia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been serving children and youth with community based mentoring programs since 2002. Kerry graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science majoring in Health Promotion.

A 23-year veteran of serving the mission for nonprofits, she has extensive background in nonprofit business operations, fiscal management, grant writing, program development, board recruitment, philanthropic fundraising, volunteerism, special event planning, and cultivating community partnerships.

Her passion lies within strengthening the foundation of the community in which she serves and finding every opportunity to connect the underserved with necessary resources. She has received recognition for professional of the year in membership engagement, web development design, and Business Award of Excellence- Community Impact with the Forsyth County Chamber. 

Kerry has been a part of the Forsyth County community since 2001. A graduate of Leadership Forsyth class of 2016, a member of the Parent and Community Business School Advisory Council, the Forsyth County Nonprofit Roundtable, the Forsyth County College and Career Workforce Council, the Forsyth County Community Connection Collaborative Council, the Forsyth County Local Interagency Planning Team, and a member of the Forsyth County Rotary Club. 

In her spare time Kerry enjoys spending quality time with her family & friends, exercising, cooking & watching the Food Network channel, beach trips to St Augustine, UGA football games and playing with her rescue pups- Reni and Tater!



Kerry Carithers, Mentor Me North Georgia and Three Bridges Financial Group are not affiliated. Three Bridges Financial Group is an independent financial services firm that utilizes a variety of investment and insurance products. Investment advisory services offered only by duly registered individuals through AE Wealth Management, LLC (AEWM). AEWM and Three Bridges Financial Group are not affiliated companies. Investing involves risk, including the potential loss of principal. Any references to protection, safety or lifetime income, generally refer to fixed insurance products, never securities or investments. Insurance guarantees are backed by the financial strength and claims paying abilities of the issuing carrier. This podcast is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be used as the sole basis for financial decisions, nor should it be construed as advice designed to meet the particular needs of an individual’s situation. Three Bridges Financial Group is not permitted to offer and no statement made during this show shall constitute tax or legal advice. Our firm is not affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Government or any governmental agency. The information and opinions contained herein provided by third parties have been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but accuracy and completeness cannot be guaranteed by Three Bridges Financial Group.

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