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Help Needed: Local Volunteer Opportunities

Lend your time to organizations in and around Stone Mountain.

The following are local volunteer opportunities:

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

Build a playground in a day: Saturday, April 28 is the deadline to sign up as a volunteer at the on May 5, starting at 8:30 a.m., in the Mainstreet Community in unincorporated Stone Mountain. Volunteers will.

Family Literacy Tutor Needed: needs family literacy tutors in Stone Mountain and Clarkston. These volunteers work with a refugee parent tutoring English and are also a "crucial link to American culture," according to the web site. RFS will provide orientation, training and resources. The committment requires a minimum of two hours, once a week, for three months. Follow this link to the volunteer application and e-mail questions to: rfsvolunteers@refugeefamilyservices.org

Help pets: has several chances to volunteer for everything from the "Cash for Critters" program to foster care provider and adoption day helper to grant writing. Here is a list of AARF opportunities; click on the links to learn more about each one.

DeKalb Medical Center Volunteers: The hospital, which has a location near Stone Mountain in Lithonia (Hillandale) could use adults and college students to assist with social gatherings, recognition events, fundraising and more, according to the web site. Find out more about these volunteer opportunities at DeKalb Medical, and click on the links on the page to apply.

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