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April 22, 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?   

Want to help out the Mayor's office?

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

TACT Call Out

Bauer Community Center TACT (Teens Affecting Communities Today) is having a call out for volunteers May 2nd. TACT is a group of Youth ages 11-18 that join the community to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for the Youth. For more information contact Lacey Chastain-Bane 765-742-5046 ext. 215 or lchastain@bauerfamilyresources.org

Help our Youth become Entrepreneurs!

On Sunday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., hundreds of lemonade stands will be set up throughout our community. Greater Lafayette Commerce are currently seeking volunteers for Lemonade Day on May 1st from 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.  They have several site locations and need two volunteers at  each location.  It is a great way to assist early entrepreneurs in our community.  All volunteers receive a Lemonade Day shirt and the opportunity to help promote youth in the community. Please fill out the following volunteer survey and register to be a volunteer:  Lemonade Day Volunteers or https://academictrial.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7W0a0frUbQGKd0M.

Want to take care of the spring babies?

Wildcat Wildlife Center are having a workshop Saturday April 30th to get ready for the new spring babies.  If you would like to help please contact Sheri at sherimeade@yahoo.com

Help feed the hungry

Volunteers are urgently needed to distribute food at the St. John's/LUM Food Pantry, which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 9 to 11:30. (Volunteers work from 8:30 until noon.) Typically, each volunteer works once a month. Call 765.463.6158 or  Vanable@frontier.com


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!

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.

  ~John E. Southard

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Have Hearts of Gold



Golden Gift of Time Awards


Margaret Taber

Lafayette Adult Resource Academy 


Jean Andres

Kids First


Franciscan St. Elizabeth Regional Health Community Impact Award


Wilma Osterhoff

Riggs Community Health Center


Tippecanoe County Commissioners' Youth Community Service Award  


Skye Leasure

McCutcheon High School


City of Lafayette Youth Volunteer Citizenship Award 


Ashley Detzner

Mayor's Youth Council

Marcile Eddy

Shining Light Award

Connie Lagally

co winner:Nadine Dolby

Almost Home Humane Society 


 Community Service

Excellence Awards


142 Total Recipients


Thank you to all our Greater Lafayette Volunteers for your selfless giving of your time & talents!  


Learn more about the United Way

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The breeze, the trees, the honey bees -

All volunteers!

~Juliet Carinreap


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                         *On-Going Volunteer Needs*

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   

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.

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     

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.

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


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  


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 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.


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.