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If you are looking for something to do this volunteering in our community!!!

Here are this week's volunteer opportunities.  We hope that you can find something that interests you! 

Contact Sammi for any information on the following opportunities.

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Now that's music to my ears!
Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering needs volunteers during their Annual Fiddlers Gathering event during June 25 - 27, 2010 in Battle Ground.  Volunteers are needed to help setup and tear down, man the gate, and sell CD's and T-shirts.  Two (2) free passes are given for every 4 hour shift. 

Run (or Walk) as fast as you can....
Friends of Columbian Park Zoo are in need of volunteers to help out with our Zoo Run Run (5K run/walk) on Saturday, July 17th. The volunteers will be asked to help direct runners along the course, assist with water stations and hand out materials at the registration tables. Volunteers will be needed from 7:30 am and should be able to leave by 11:00. Volunteers must pre-register and will receive a t-shirt and a pancake breakfast.

Resume Builder!
The United Way of Greater Lafayette is seeking an individual to become our Summer Intern.  This individual should have an interest in marketing, events, promotion, social media and want to learn more about how non-profits operate. This position is unpaid but can help build your resume. 

No Horsing Around Here
Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center has an immediate need for adult volunteers to work with their special kids.  They provide services to children with disabilities, youth at risk, and children who have been abused or neglected.  Training is provided.

Yard Sale...with some extra help!
The Volunteer Center is trying to find volunteers to assist an elderly and handicapped individual with cleaning a garage, organizing for a garage sale and help hosting the sale.  Schedule is flexible and will be worked out with the volunteer.  This individual would like to have the sale around or before August.

Snack time!
Historic Prophetstown is looking for volunteers to help with the concession stand on weekends. This is a great opportunity for volunteers to meet new people and enjoy the farm atmosphere.

Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers, 18 years of age or older, to help deliver nutritious meals to their clients.  Delivery starts at 10:30 am from Monday to Friday.

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 2:30pm to 5:00pm.  They need someone who is reliable and consistent.

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.

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