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May 2, 2011

Kids Planting a Tree

Welcome to May 

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Looking for a leader

The ARC of Tippecanoe County is looking for an Executive Director. This organization has been wonderfully run by dedicated volunteers but is now ready to hire a leader. If interested please contact Kathryn Trinkle

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 765-742-5046 ext. 215 or lchastain@bauerfamilyresources.org  


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.


Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center 

They are currently looking for adult volunteers to help with both our summer horse riding program and summer horse camp program. Training is provided.


The 3rd Annual Open Benefit Horse Show is June 18th, starting at 11am and is their major fund raising event of the year. Classes are included for therapeutic riding students.  It is held at Shepard Stable, the home of Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center, 11030 South 200 West, Brookston 47923


For more information contact Libby Marks-Shepard at  



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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2011 Leaders of Tomorrow

Summer Volunteer Program



Who: 11-15 Youth/16/18 Leaders


Where: Selected Non Profits


When: Session I - June 6 - July 1

           Session II - July 5 - 28th

    Two days a week/2 hrs


What's it all about?


Learn positive values, leadership, communication, citizenship and personal responsibility skills while having fun! 


Apply online today!




Participating Non Profits Agencies


Tippecanoe County Child Care:

Wabash Landings

Dennis Burton

Downtown &


Almost Home Humane Society

Cumberland Pointe

Indiana Veterans Home

Therapeion Therapeutic Riding  


Lafayette Transitional Housing

The Center @ Jenks Rest

Hanna Community Center

Food Finders Food Bank

Tippecanoe Soil & Water  

                   Conservation District 


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                         *On-Going Volunteer Needs*

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

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  JVanable@frontier.com

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.