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School Mentors to Help Kids, "Fabulous $5" to Help a Pet

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The following are local volunteer opportunities and donation needs:

Help Needed - Donations

Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends (AARF Atlanta) says $5 is fabulous, especially when it comes to helping one of its foster pets.

The giving opportunity is called Fabulous $5 Friday. AARF will let you donate to a specific AARF foster pet and will update you on the how your generosity is assisting the animal.

Learn more about Fabulous $5 Friday and how to donate.

Help Needed -Volunteers:

Learn more about volunteer age requirements, accessibility, and how to sign up for Hands On Atlanta Day here.

If you'd like to try it, prospective mentors must complete an application, a background check through the DeKalb County School District Public Safety department, and attend a mandatory four-hour training session, the site says. Community and corporate mentor training sessions are held quarterly.

Following training, mentors agree to spend at least thirty minutes a week with his/her student, according to the school site. The mentoring sessions occur regularly during school day. The DeKalb County School System's phone number is 678-676-1200.

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