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Volunteer Needs Column 

June 15, 2012   


What's New This Week?


Medical Professionals Needed 

Matrix Pregnancy Resource Center need medical professional volunteers to:

  • Help with ultrasounds
  • STD testing
  • Woman's health exams
  • Flexible schedules

To inquire, sign up on volunteer website, email Lauren or call 765-472-1533.


Lovely Disabled Person in need

Lori has lymphedema and needs to move! She will have everything packed but man power needed to get her moved.  

  • Truck provided
  • flexible move date, sometime after July 18th

If you can help, email Amy at Volunteer Center or call 765-742-9077 x 222 

Still Needed


Get Out Your Reading Glasses  

NICHES Land Trust needs a proofreader for: 

  • two newsletters a year
  • media print projects throughout the year
  • meeting minutes (approximately 6 per year)

If interested, register on Volunteer Center Website or call Mary Kate at 765-423-1605.    


Join us at the Fair 

Matrix Pregnancy Resource Center needs volunteers at a booth at the Tippecanoe County 4-H fair July 21-26th.  

  • 2 hour time slots
  • pass out brochures
  • inform people about Matrix.

Please email Lauren  or call 765-742-1533.


Be a Friend of the Zoo 

Columbian Park Zoo - Annual Zoo Run Run 5k on July 21st  

  • pass out tee-shirts
  • man water stations and trail
  • clean-up
  • help with breakfast
  • volunteer anytime from 7:15 to 10:30am

If interested email Judy or call 765-714-8285.  

Summer and Beyond  
Registered volunteers needed at the Indiana Veterans' Home. If you are 18+ years of age and would like to serve a minimum of 25 hours over the summer and beyond, weekday and/or weekends to:
  • maintain and water flower beds
  • help with summer recreational activities & cookouts
  • wheelchair transporters
  • resident companions
  • computer lab instructors
  • assist in the office
email Carolyn or call 765-497-8020.   
 If interested in learning about more volunteer opportunities, contact Amy at the 
United Way Volunteer Center or visit:



 Sorting at Lafayette Transitional Housing Center 

 Hanna Center

Playing at Hanna Center


Leaders of Tomorrow  

6 spots in July still open Help pass the word! 


Session II - July 2nd - July 27th


Parents, do your children need something constructive and fun to do during Summer Break?


If your child is between the ages of 11 - 18 they can sign up to do volunteer work with selected agencies here in our community.


To apply for the Leaders of Tomorrow Summer Program email Amy at United Way Volunteer Center  

or apply online at  www.uwlafayettevolunteer.org today!   

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Give your dad the gift of volunteering this Father's Day!


Give your dad the gift of volunteering this Father's Day! This Sunday is Father's Day, and what better way to spend time with your father than by volunteering with your dad! Here are 4 ways to volunteer with your dad on father's day!


  1. Celebrate Father's Day by volunteering with your kids at a community garden. This is a great way to spend the day outdoors doing community service while bonding with your friends & family. You and your dad can plant seeds, turn compost, and dig in the dirt.  Remember to bring all your banana peels, apple cores, any rotting lettuce you forgot was in the refrigerator, tops of carrots or peppers that you cut from your dinner preparations, and coffee grounds from your breakfast to also help feed the compost system.
  2. Celebrate all the fathers in your community by delivering donuts! That's right, donuts are the ultimate comfort food and a pleasant way to say thank you to all the dads in your neighborhood. I'm pretty sure they'll love this simple treat this father's day.
  3. Looking for a way to have fun and do good at the same time? Do a Father's Day 5K and 10K race. Volunteer opportunities include: Registration,  Split Timers - calling out times to runners as they pass by your assigned mile marker, Water Stop - fill cups of water, hand to runners, clap and cheer, clean up dropped cups after race, be race course marshals by providing clear directions to keep runners on course, clap and cheer. At the finish line, you and your father can decorate, keep runners moving across the finish line, clap and cheer! Or you all can volunteer at the refreshment table by setting up food and drinks at the finish line for runners.
  4. Volunteer at a sports event! Many organizations are throwing Father's Day fundraisers in the form of sports tournaments and events. Whether it's a softball tournament, golf tournament, baseball tournament, etc, volunteer opportunities include, help with decorations,  distributing materials, providing decorations, or simply donating money to the organization and participating in the actual event. Volunteering at sporting events is a fun way to spend time with your father on his special day!


Do something out of the ordinary! This father's day, sign up to volunteer to just do something out of the ordinary to spend quality time with your dad to remind your dad that he is special to you and your family!