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Help Needed: Volunteer of the Opera, Child Advocate and a Personal Shopper

A weekly look at local volunteer and giving opportunities.

The following are local organizations' needs for volunteers or donations.

The opportunities are in Stone Mountain and metro Atlanta areas nearby, such as Lithonia, Clarkston and Lilburn.

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

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer of the Opera:  The Atlanta Opera is looking for a volunteer to assist with receptionist lunch time relief, mass mailings, open house events, Opera 101 and final dress rehearsal.  Learn more about volunteering at the opera by visiting their website.  

Heart for the Helpless?  The Partnership Against Domestic Violence is seeking a volunteer to make a difference in the lives of children affected by domestic violence! Volunteers provide childcare supervision to children currently residing at the shelter or for the children of women participating in community support groups.

Volunteers coordinate crafts, educational and group activities during weeknight sessions.  PADV is also looking for volunteers to operate the crisis line and do general work in the shelter.

Personal Shopper:  The Center for the Visually Impaired is seeking volunteers to be personal shoppers.

Personal shoppers visit clients at their residences to provide assistance with predetermined personal services. Such services may include grocery shopping, retail stores, doctors appointments, banks, post offices etc...

Many of their clients are homebound and isolated and benefit from the practicality of the service and the personal contact.

Refugee Family Friend:  Be a bridge to American culture for a with Catholic Charities Atlanta. Take a refugee family to the library, go to the grocery store, or visit a museum.

Family Friend volunteers agree to spend a minimum of 2 hours per week with a refugee or refugee family for their first four months in the United States. The goal is to become a trusted friend to help refugees ease the stress of moving to a new country, home, and way of life. As a Family Friend you can provide encouragement and support and help them learn important skills like how to access public transportation, how to navigate the grocery store, and help them improve their basic English skills.

Newly arrived refugees are mostly Burmese and Bhutanese and live mostly in the East Metro area (Decatur/Clarkston/Stone Mountain).

Monthly in-service meetings provided. Volunteers must be over 21 and submit to background check provided by agency.

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