Help Needed: Overnight Shelter Volunteers, Knapsacks

A weekly list of local volunteer and donation opportunities.

The following are local organizations' needs for volunteers or donations. The opportunities are in Stone Mountain and areas nearby.

If your organization would like to be included, please e-mail the information to: Leslie.Johnson@patch.com.

Volunteer Opportunities

Grant writer, overnight helpers: Young People Matter (YPM), which runs a shelter for homeless youth in Lithonia, has several opportunities for people to be of assistance. It needs someone to help its administrative team apply for grants and overnight volunteers (must be 25 years old) to work in the shelter 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., even just one night a month. Volunteers working directly youth need to go through a criminal background check and fingerprinting.

Here are details on YPM's site about getting a criminal background check and fingerprinting.

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Cat care: says it needs volunteers in its cat adoption room to help with tasks such as cleaning, feeding and socializing them. Volunteers need to be at least 15 and complete a short orientation before volunteering, according to AARF. Its address is 6570 James B Rivers Dr. Stone Mountain, 30083.

Help ART Station: There are quite a few options available at different times of day if you'd like to volunteer at ART Station: ushering at theater productions, working the bar, hosting, and even bringing your corporate know-how to the table by becoming a board member, the website says.

Fill out the ART Station volunteer form here.

Donation Opportunities

Knapsacks and more: Young People Matter has an urgent need for things such as knapsacks, new or used luggage, and MARTA Breeze cards. 

For donation drop offs and pickups, call  (770) 744-4050, or email YPM at shelter@ypmatlanta.org.

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