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Here are this week's volunteer opportunities.  We hope that you can find something that sparks your interest! 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 Finders needs volunteers to repackage food into smaller family-sized portions. This opportunity will be performed on a regular basis, and is best operated by a group of 4-6.

A special need

The SIA Child Development Center is in need of a volunteer to assist a 5 year old boy with Down syndrome who has mild cognitive disability.  This volunteer is needed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30p.m. until 5:00p.m.  They need someone who is reliable and consistent.

Oh, the pretty flowers!
The Fowler House & the Arganbright Center is seeking volunteers to help do some gardening and maintenance on both properties this summer.

Food Pantry Help

The Community & Family Resource Center (CFRC) is seeking a volunteer to help run the food pantry from 12:30pm until 2:30pm at the South Side Community Center. 

Moving time

The Volunteer Center is looking for someone with a truck to help an elderly citizen relocate to Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The move will take place sometime in the next 90 days.  This individual is also looking to someone to assist her with cleaning her current apartment.

Games & Crafts
The Center @ Jenk's Rest is seeking some volunteers to help run a Wii Bowling program and to teach arts & crafts at the Senior Center.
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 bac

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.

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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