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Volunteer Needs Column: May 3, 2010

Boiler Blast 2010
Students from Delta Chi Fraternity and Alpha Phi Sorority participated in Boiler Blast and helped us hand out fliers for our IDA program in April! Thank you!


Thunderstorms, butterflies, flowers, freshly cut grass, sunshine, rain (not snow!), warmer weather, the lilac bush outside of the United Way's office (that I am lucky enough to smell each time I walk in and out of the office)....ah, I love springtime! 

There are a few special days that come with spring and the next one is coming up this Sunday.  To all of the mom's out there...HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Here are this week's volunteer opportunities.  We hope that you can find something that brings a little "spring" to your step! 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
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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Food Drive this Saturday!
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.

Youth Program: Leaders of Tomorrow
Want your kids to get involved in the community this summer?  Check out the United Way Volunteer Center's Leaders of Tomorrow program!  This program is for kids between the ages of 11 and 15.  Also, there are leadership opportunities for kids ages 16 to 18. More information can be found here.
Buenos Dias! 
The YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention & Prevention Program is seeking Spanish speaking volunteers who can conduct surveys/interviews with participants in a Spanish Parenting Class.  Volunteers need to commit to doing 3 interviews during the weeks of May 17 and May 24, during the first week of July, and in October.  Each interview would take about 30 minutes and would be done in the YWCA DVIPP offices.
Wolves...maybe they're not as scary as you think!
Wolf Park is in need of volunteers to help with feeding, tours, gift shop, mailings and general grounds work around the park.

Are you a good listener?
The Lafayette Crisis Centerhas their newest training dates available.  Evening Training is every Wednesday night starting on June 9th from 6 pm- 10 pm (for eight weeks). Day Training is every Thursday from 9 am- 1pm starting on June 10th. 

Do you enjoy 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.

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.

Work it, Move it, Shake it!
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).

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