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Volunteer Tutors, After School Helpers, Mentors Needed

A weekly list of volunteer and donation opportunities. This week is the back to school edition.

The following are several local organizations' needs for volunteers or donations:

Community and corporate mentoring at DeKalb Schools: DeKalb County Schools just went back in session this week, but it's never too soon to have mentors.

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.

, (RFS) 5561 Memorial Drive Suite H in Stone Mountain, needs short-term volunteers, now through Sept. 6, 2:45-5:45p.m. for its after school program, which the organization says takes place in a classroom setting. Volunteers work directly with refugee children in grades 1-8. These children have been in the U.S. for less than five years, RFS says. Duties include assisting the children with homework. There are also activities such as painting, games, etc.

Contact volunteer coordinator Stephanie Burton for more information: rfsvolunteers@refugeefamilyservices.org

Math Tutors Needed: Math is My Friend needs math tutors for the new school year at several locations including the one in Stone Mountain.

Contact Alexcia Massey for more information about this and other opportunities with Math is My Friend: 330-577-7150 or at masseyas@mathismyfriend.org.

Check the Math is My Friend site to learn more about donation opportunities.

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