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Posted: Monday, November 5, 2012 1:27 pm

Community service has become very important for college applicants. Keep track of your hours on a calendar or notebook. Make a note of dates, times, and who supervised you. Keep any certificates or letters that recognize your service. These can be included in some scholarship applications.

Here are some local opportunities for you to get involved with:

Linus Project

Sacramento County

Contact: Claire Glidden


Lodi Public Library

201 W. Locust St

Sandy Smith / Jim Kinde / Behjat Kerdegari

333-5503 / 333-5534

Help someone learn to read!

Lodi Boys and Girls Club

1050 S. Stockton St.

Mr. Jones


Chaperoned groups only

Loel Community Center

105 S. Washington St.

Suzy Morgan or Marj


Chaperoned groups or clubs only

Lodi Memorial Hospital

975 S. Fairmont Ave.

Sarah Beasley


Salvation Army

525 W. Lockeford St


368-3824 / 369-5896

Lodi Parks and Recreation

125 N. Stockton St

Steve Dutra


New Melones

Bureau of Land Management

Marj Schrenk


Great for environmental studies

Lodi Police Explorers

230 W. Elm St.


Must apply — call for information

Animal Friends Connection

933 S. Cherokee Lane,


PALS — Animal Shelter

1405 W. Kettleman Lane


World of Wonders Science Museum

2 North Sacramento Street


Micke Grove Zoo

11793 N. Micke Grove Rd.


Volunteer application available .

Contact Information

Stephanie Hiatt

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