Volunteer Opportunity: Village Beautification Sept. 8

A weekly list of local volunteer and donation opportunities.

The following are local volunteer opportunities and donation needs:

Help Needed -Volunteers

  • This Saturday, Sept. 8, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. help get Stone Mountain Village spiffed up for upcoming fall events including the Granite Grasshopper and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. Meet at the Stone Mountain Visitor Center, 891 Main Street, at 8:30 a.m. to lend a hand.
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Ongoing volunteer needs:

  • East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club, 6020 Paul Rd. in Lithonia, has volunteer opportunities for those who want to help out regularly as well as for young professionals.
  • in the City of Stone Mountain has several needs for volunteers, including for animal transportation, food and donation pickups, and more.
  • Community and corporate mentoring at DeKalb Schools: According to the school system's website, there are opportunities for company employees and folks from local community organizations to volunteer as mentors to students on a one-to-one basis. 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.

Help Needed- Donations

  • Knapsacks Needed: Young People Matter in Lithonia 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


  • Batteries (AA)
  • Bleach
  • Blender
  • Feeding Bowls (no tip)
  • Food Processor
  • Heating Pads
  • Laundry Detergent (unscented, dye-free)
  • Towels


  • Chicken quarters
  • Beef or venison
  • Pedialyte
  • Friskies canned classic paté (cat)
  • Friskies Signature cat kibble
  • Purina Complete dog kibble
  • Thistle
  • Wild bird seed
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Canned, mixed vegetables
  • Mixed fruit baby food
  • Sweet potato baby food
  • Whole nuts


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