Time to give back

As fall makes its entrance this month, you can begin a new season of giving to others. Here are three chances to do that here, plus plenty of others on Page B?.

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Mentoring a little means a lot: Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking more people to be mentors to youngsters wanting a big brother or big sister figure in their life. The relationship is more about meaningful time together than entertaining a young person. Information: Laura Moses at 812-348-4558, ext. 217 or laura@foundationforyouth.com.

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Fit to be a leader? Enjoy Fitness? Involved in STEM programming? The Girl Scouts of Central Indiana need women to lead a couple of themed series — one about fitness and one about the emphasis in education on science, technology, engineering and math. Series are short, six-week events for girls who are not placed in a troop either because their schedule prevents them from participating in a full-time troop or there is not an active troop in their area. If you are familiar with either topic and would like to help host a series running from mid-September once weekly, then this could be a good fit. Materials will be provided along with guidance on how to work with the girls. Information: 317-924-6818 or email kgraul@girlscoutsindiana.org.

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Must love cats and dogs: Do you have a heart for animals? Community Animal Rescue Effort is looking for volunteers to provide in-home care for dogs and/or cats until they are adopted into permanent homes. All veterinary care is paid by the agency. Food and litter may also be provided. The timeline is not specified since some animals may get adopted in a matter of days, while others can take several months. Information: columbuscare@gmail.com.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at bblair@therepublic.com or 812-379-5672.