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Boo at the Zoo 2020

Volunteer at Atlanta's favorite family Halloween festival - Boo at the Zoo!

What volunteers will be doing: volunteers will work candy booths (one volunteer per candy booth OR 1 family/related pair) and pass out candy bags at the front gate. This is to promote social distancing.

How To Register: If you are volunteering as a family, please only register one adult. We will contact you and add the rest of your family members to the event.

Attire: Merry not scary - costumes are optional but encouraged! All costumes must be family-friendly. This year, face masks are required for all volunteers. Your mouth and nose must be covered, but your eyes must be visible.

Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 8 years old to assist with the event. All Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact Person: Lisa Gill

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Clean-Up Day with The W-Underdogs

The Cause Area for October is Animals and Wildlife. Our project this month is Open to everyone. Click here to register if you are not a Pebble Tossers member.

This hands-on project is perfect for animal advocates. Pebble Tossers, W-Underdogs, and The Act Bigger Foundation are partnering together to help our animal friends in the community that need homes.

While rescuing discarded dogs, W-Underdogs is a nonprofit that teaches kids to develop their own voice and become local ambassadors with dreams of global solutions for the animals and the citizens of our world. The W-Underdogs organization has applied to obtain a Rescue certification from the Department of Agriculture. The site where the shelter will be located is in need of some tender loving care. The rescue shelter will be at a different location from where we normally build dog houses.

What Volunteers Will Do: Pebble Tossers volunteers will help clean up the debris/ trash, cut back overgrowth, and stain and paint wooden dividers. Volunteers need to be 10 and older for this project. Volunteers under the age of 16 must have an adult with them.

We will be practicing safe protocols such as:
- We want to encourage families to volunteer together
- Pebble Tossers Staff will be wearing masks
- Volunteers must bring their own mask and water bottle
- Hand Sanitizer and wipes will be provided
- We will practice working at a safe distance

Contact Person: Lisa Gill

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Forest and Trail Maintenance

The Big Trees Forest Preserve is a beautiful, unique 30-acre Fulton County Tree, Plant and Wildlife Sanctuary. Pebble Tossers partners with the Big Trees Forest Preserve to provide volunteers on the second Saturday of each month to help preserve the forest.

Volunteers may be removing and rebuilding the split-rail fence, spreading mulch and maintaining the trails. This is a great family service project and is open to all ages.

The project is Open in October so Non-Pebble Tossers members click here to register.

Please wear closed-toes shoes and work clothes. You may want to wear a hat, sunscreen and bug spray.

- Pebble Tossers staff will wear masks
- We will be working at a safe distance
- All tools will be cleaned prior to use
- Volunteers will provide their own work gloves and masks
- Volunteers should bring their own water bottles

Contact Person: Lisa Gill

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READMarathon Coach

READMarathon is Share the Magic Foundation's Fall Reading Challenge designed to capture the fun and excitement of the marathon season that traditionally takes place across the country, Oct. 6th - through Nov. 1, 2020. The goal of READMarathon is for students to build reading stamina. Even with COVID-19, students can still race to read 850 minutes in just 26.2 days!

What Volunteers Will Do:
Volunteers will register to participate as a Virtual ReadMarathon Coach from Oct. 6th -Nov. 1. Volunteers should be 14 & older. Each volunteer will be assigned to an educator (typically a teacher) & a class in one of two local Title 1 schools. This is an Open Project, if you are not a Pebble Tossers member & would like to be a volunteer click here. Must register by Oct. 6.

As a ReadMarathon Coach, you may be asked to do some of the following tasks virtually. Once a volunteer is assigned an educator, the specific tasks will be identified and communicated with the volunteer.

o Assist your educator with READMarathon registration for students on your team if the
educator needs assistance or recording student's reading minutes
o Assist with providing guidance on reading materials for students on your team that are age-appropriate and genres the students will enjoy
o Develop inspiration for your team to encourage students throughout the race
o Develop encouragement for students that are falling behind in the race
o Participate in weekly virtual read alouds with your team. Details on how this works will be provided. The volunteer coach will have to schedule a time with their teacher that works for their schedule. The readings can also be recorded but this doesn't allow for any interaction.
o Create a virtual celebration for your team at the end of the race! This can be a team video, virtual dance party be creative!

How to register: The opportunity appears on the Service Calendar for Oct. 6 because this is the first day of the program. You must commit to volunteer for the entire program. Pebble Tossers volunteers simply register for that date to participate.

Children's book author and Super Bowl Champion, Malcolm Mitchell, will kick off READMarathon. At benchmark points throughout the race, students will receive video-based encouragement from Malcolm. When a student has read 850 minutes, they will receive an automated congratulation message from Malcolm Mitchell.

READMarathon Course: The course includes a unique reading time for each of the 26.2 days. The course is a SUGGESTED method for finishing READMarathon.

Additional information and resources will be provided by the ReadMarathon team.

Contact Person: Lisa Gill

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