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April 8, 2011
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2011 Leaders of Tomorrow

Summer Volunteer Program




Do you know a youth 11-15 who might want to get involved in the community this summer? 

As a Leader of Tomorrow they can do all of these things! 


Program Specs:

  • Volunteer at a non-profit agency this summer
  • 2 Sessions to choose from:
    • Session I - June 6th - July 1st 
    • Session II - July 5th - July 29th
    • Both sessions
  • T-shirts and Wrap up Party (August 2nd - 5:30 - 7:30pm)
  • Learn positive values, leadership, communication, citizenship and personal responsibility while having fun!
  • Applications can be mailed to you or sign up online: http://uwlafayettevolunteer.org/LOT.html  


  • Must be between the ages of 11-15 for participants or 16-18 for leaders
  • Be available 2 days a week for 1-4 hours a day (2-8 hours total per week)
  • Must attend an orientation at United Way (May 31st or June 2nd)
  • Must abide by policies of the program and write in a reflection journal
  • Be reliable, excited to learn and help others!
  • $15 fee for the program

Questions or Application Requests:


Amy Wood, awood@uw.lafayette.in.us or 765-742-9077 x 222


More information and online applications visit our website: www.uwlafayettevolunteer.org 


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What's New This Week?   


Volunteer Call Out

Almost Home Humane Society is having a Volunteer Orientation April 30th at 11:00am. To sign up to become an AHHS volunteer please call Stacy Rogers at 765-474-5222 x 312 or stacy@almosthomehumane.org   

Are you a good listener?

Lafayette Crisis Center are taking applications for their summer volunteer training. Training Schedule: Every Tuesday from 6pm - 10pm June 7th - July 26th. If you would like to train to become a good listener call today to sign up! 765-742-0247


Spread the News!

Looking for groups to put up posters around town the week of April 25th - 29th for a Spring Concert. For more information contact the United Way Volunteer Center at the link below.


Do you like to Paint?

Food Finders Food Bank are looking for someone to come in and lend their painting skills to touch up the offices. Paint at you own pace! If interested, call Danielle at 765-471-0062 or dgoldberg@food-finders.org 



Please contact awood@uw.lafayette.in.us if you are interested in any of the listed needs.


For immediate assistance, call 765-742-9077 ext. 222. Thanks!

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world.  

Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."  


~Margaret Mead    

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Have Hearts of Gold


 15th Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

April 20, 2011


This luncheon is a great opportunity for non-profit agencies in our community to recognize their volunteers.


The non-profit agencies have nominated 140 very deserving volunteers for an opportunity to receive a prestigious Golden Gift of Time Award (2 awarded), The Marcile Eddy Shining Light Award, the Franciscan St. Elizabeth Regional Health Community Impact Award, and a Tippecanoe County Commissioners' Youth Community Service Award.  


Every volunteer will be recognized with a certificate personally hand signed by our mayors. Mayor Tony Roswarski will present the certificates and shake everyone's hands in appreciation for all the hard work they selflessly give to our wonderful community.  


Check back for the winners that will be announced in next weeks needs column!



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                         *On-Going Volunteer Needs*

Come play with baby things! 

The Riggs Community Health Center is in search of 3 or 4 volunteers to assist with the Baby Corner Program. Staff the store one Wednesday of each month from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Also to re-stock the store and monitor inventory after the store closes on Wednesdays from 3-3:30 p.m. A minimum commitment of six months is required. Current need is for the 1st and 2nd Wednesday of each month. Contact Stephanie by calling 765-429-2756 or email stephanieb@riggshealth.com


Have you ever thought about being an Attorney?   

Teen Court is a diversion program designed for Juvenile offenders to teach them about the justice system and the consequences for their actions before they become part of the traditional justice system. Teen Court is a sentencing hearing for 12-17 year olds who have already admitted guilt in the crime they committed. Volunteers are needed to prosecute or defend these teens to ensure that they learn from their actions. Court is held most Tuesday Nights from 5:00 - 7:15pm. For questions, contact Lacey at Bauer Family Resources 742-5046 x 215 or lchastain@bauerfamilyresources.org  


Delivery Drivers Needed Long Term

Food Finders Food Bank are looking for 2 long-term volunteers to deliver baked goods at locations around town on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons (1 volunteer for each day), and they would be driving Food Finder's truck. Call Rick Nelson for more information 471-0062.


Help "Green" Lafayette

Wanted....Arbor Day Volunteers! TreeLafayette is seeking individuals, clubs, or organizations to help beautify Lafayette by planting trees on Saturday, May 7th at 9:00am. Sign up now: http://tiny.cc/arborday2011    

Did Someone Say Carnival?!

Thomas Miller School needs volunteers for their school carnival on Saturday, April 16th from 3:00pm - 6:00pm.  The volunteers will help run games for the students.  Shifts are separated into one hour segments so you could work as few as one hour or as much as three.  Interested volunteers need to contact Amy at the Volunteer Center 742-9077 x 222 for further details.


Delivery Service Needed!  

Meals on Wheels is in need of people who are willing to donate a couple hours of their time either on a weekly or fill-in basis. You will need your own car to deliver meals to elderly and disabled recipients of the program. To volunteer contact Nichole Hallada at nhallada@mealsonwheelslafayette.org.


Who doesn't love an Egg Hunt & Carnival?!

Ivy Tech Dental Assisting Program is holding a Easter Egg Hunt and Sidewalk   Carnival on Saturday, April 23rd from 10am - 3pm. They are in need of 30-40   volunteers for this event. Contact Lindsey McCaffry, lmccaffry1@ivytech.edu for  detail


Do you have a sense of direction?
City of Lafayette
is looking for volunteer(s) to sit at the information desk.Flexible shifts available between the hours of 8-4:30 Monday - Friday to help direct people within City Hall Building. For further information, contact awood@uw.lafayette.in.us or 765-742-9077 x 222


Sort, Sort,Sort!

Food Finders Food Bank need volunteers to help with the annual Stamp Out Hunger/Letter Carrier's Food Drive on Saturday, May 14th, 2011! This is Food Finders' largest one-day food drive, bringing in close to 75,000 pounds of food in 2010! Volunteers are needed to help sort and separate food that the letter carrier's drop off into glass, canned, and boxed items. Will be working at two locations, The Lafayette Post Office on 26, and the WL Federated Church. There are three shifts available for volunteers at each location: 11am-1pm, 1-3pm, and 3-5pm.


Do you like children and horses?

Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center is in need of volunteers to help during riding classes.  You will work with our special riders and great horses and they provide equine assisted programs for persons with disabilities, youth at risk, and children who have been abused or neglected.  No experience is required and training is provided.  Please contact Therapeion at therapeion@yahoo.com  or 765 414-8066 for more information.   


Be a Mentor!

Beacon Companions (a group of Middle School Volunteers) and a directing Beacon Academy Senior is in need of an adult Mentor who will co-supervise with the Beacon Academy Senior every Tuesday and/or Thursday from 9-3. They will be going to the homes of elderly in need to provide company, cleaning, cooking, and housing maintenance through Caregiver Companion from  2/22/11 through 5/15/11.

For more information contact John Grimes at jgrimes123@comcast.net or 765-838-2045.

Go back to the Wildlife!  

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. The center is in Delphi, Indiana. Check us out at www.wildcatwildlifecenter.org