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Volunteer Needs Column 

October 5, 2012   


What's New This Week?
Socialize with Animals

Almost Home Humane Society is looking for volunteers to socialize with the animals:      


  • kittens need playtime;
  • dogs need walked;
  • all need attention!
Help prepare the animals for adoption. If interested, email Taylor or call 474-5222 x 302.

Work with New Mothers
Riggs Community Health Center is looking volunteers to help out in their Baby Corner Store:

  • Sell baby items to patients; 
  • light stocking and pricing;    
  • interact with new and expecting mothers!   

Volunteers needed the 1st & 4th Wednesdays from 12-3pm. If interested, contact Karissa at 742-1567 x 3039. 

Still Needed


Groups Wanted 

Almost Home Humane Society is looking for group volunteers:     


  • school groups;
  • fraternities and/or sororities;
  • church organizations.

AHHS is flexible with days and times the groups can work. If interested, email Taylor or call 474-5222 x 302.  


Boo at the Zoo

Columbian Park Zoo is looking for volunteers for their annual Boo at the Zoo. Deadline to sign up is October 5th. Volunteers are needed for the following:

  • Decorating: October 15 - 22, 1-4p.m.
  • Evenings: October 24 - 26, 5-8p.m. or 7-10p.m.,   
  • Clean Up: October 27 & 28, 10a.m.-1p.m.  

Go to boovolunteers@lafayette.in.gov  and fill out the volunteer form or call Darla or Aricka at 765-807-1544 with any questions or concerns.


Stand Down  

When: Nov. 10, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.  

Where: Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds


The Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) is partnering with a number of community organizations to host a Stand Down for homeless, almost homeless, and unemployed veterans and their families. Lots of volunteer are needed to help with this event. Contact: Martina at msternbe@purdue.edu.

If interested in learning about more volunteer opportunities, contact Amy at the
United Way Volunteer Center or visit:

What would change if the only task you HAD to complete today was improving someone else's day?

~ Paul "Ripples Guy" Wesselmann

Time to start thinking about tax time!

Help low-to-moderate income families with accurate tax return filing.

Free Training and certification to prepare taxes begins in November so call now to get put on our mailing list to become a VITA Volunteer!

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or contact:

 Jennifer Million at 765-742-9077 x 227, jmillion@uw.lafayette.in.us

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