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Volunteer Needs Column: May 3, 2010

A volunteer from Acacia Fraternity at Purdue University helped us with our Kid Zone in 2008.
Welcome to the new version of the Volunteer Needs Column.  We hope that you find this format more helpful.  So have a look around and enjoy! 

We hope that you can find something that sparks that volunteer interest of yours! Contact Sammi for any information on the following opportunities.

No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.  Thank you.
~Author Unknown
Stamp Out Hunger: Saturday, May 8th!
Do you want to help with the Letter Carriers Food Drive?!  Food Finders Food Bank is in need of volunteers to help with this annual event.  Volunteers are needed to help during two different shifts, either 12 pm- 3 pm or 3 pm- 6pm.  Contact Danielle for more information.

Good at Organizing??
The Volunteer Center is looking for a volunteer to help a disabled community member with organizing, sorting & disposing of household items due to a downsize in housing.  This is an on-going and long term opportunity.  This person would also like help with transportation for various errands, every so often.

Assist Others
Caregiver Companion is searching for volunteers to help

out during the summer months.  Homes are screened and schedules can vary.  Please consider helping out some of the ill, frail and disabled of our town that have helped to make Tippecanoe County such a great place to live and now need a little assistance themselves.  This could be a wonderful family service project to help teach the next generation about giving back

Hospice volunteers needed
Clarian Arnett Hospice is looking for individuals to become hospice volunteers.  It take a very special heart to volunteer at a hospice, can you be that heart?  Training is provided.

Lafayette Transitional Housing is looking for a Volunteer Volunteer Coordinator (VVC).  The VVC will be responsible for generating community involvement and support for the mission and programs of LTHC.

Friendly Visitors
The Indiana Ombudsman Program is in need of volunteers as Friendly Visitors to be trained, shadowed and then volunteer 4 hours a month in a selected nursing or assisted living facility.

Flexible Opportunity
There are flexible volunteer opportunities available at MHA of Tippecanoe County!  Volunteer one hour a week with a socially isolated individual recovering from a mental health challenge.  Men are encouraged to apply.

Homeless Shelter
Lafayette Urban Ministry's Emergency Homeless Shelter is in need of overnight volunteers
.  Volunteers will help with a variety of tasks, including: checking in guests, distribute food and pass out toiletries.  Volunteers will rotate staying awake.

Animal Opportunity
Wildcat Wildlife Center is seeking volunteers who can give 4 hours a week to help with the following: baby feeding, animal care, maintenance, cage building, clerical & data work, rescue, phones or grant writing.

Senior Citizens
Westminster Village is looking for volunteers to help with a variety of things.
  Volunteers are needed to help escort residents to and from activities, participate & engage residents to participate in activities, lead chair exercises.  The exercise opportunity will take place on the 1st and 4th Saturdays of each month at 10:30 am.  Volunteers should be willing to make a 6 month commitment. Training is provided and background checks and TB skin tests are required (also provided).

Volunteer of the Month- April 2010!
We would like to recognize Denise Hays from the Wildcat

Wildlife Center! They said that without her they could not take in and help nearly as many animals as they do.  Denise is so dedicated that she volunteers 60-80 hours a week in the spring and summer!  She works with helping animals and helps to educate people. Denise will receive a lunch for two at Arni's!  Congratulations Denise and Thank you Arni's!

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