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February 22,  2013  

What's New This Week?
Making Friends, Changing Lives
Compeer is a mentoring program that matches adult volunteers with persons recovering from a mental health challenge. Friends spend 4 hours a month together doing fun activities they both enjoy. If you can be a friend, you can be a Compeer volunteer! reflection group


If interested, email Jayme at jzobrist@mhalafayette.org or call 742-1800.


Wonder what living life in poverty is like? 

Northwest Central Labor Council is hosting a poverty simulation on March 13th and need of volunteers to be a part of it. If you would like to participate in this eye opening opportunity, contact Amy at United Way to sign up or learn more. Email her at awood@uw.lafayette.in.us or call 742-9077 x 222.

Still Needed

Raccoon Nursery Makeover 
Wildcat Wildlife Center is remodeling the
upstairs raccoon nursery. They have new caging donated by Purdue and need to trade out new cages for old. This involves lifting and carrying cages up and down the stairway in the hospital. 
  • Great group project;
  • flexible on day and time;
  • able to lift heavy objects.

If interested,email Denise at dlhays59@hotmail.com or call 463-5724.


Fun With Seniors!

Kindred Trans. Care & Rehab Of Greater Lafayette is looking for groups and/or individuals to help out in the activities department:  

  • assisting and leading activities;
  • visit, talk and read to residents;
  • long or short term opportunities.
If interested, view opportunity on volunteer center website, email Melissa at Melissa.Werner@kindredhealthcare.com or call 477-7791.

Ivy Tech Community College 
The Lafayette Ivy Tech Dental Assisting Students are holding the 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30. The public is welcome to attend to attend this fundraiser for student scholarships and support the Dental Assisting program.


For more information about the event, or to volunteer, contact Kali Miller at (574) 217-3749 or email at millkr10@gmail.com.
Help with Annual Fundraiser Event 
YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention  Program is looking for about 25 volunteers to help their big fundraiser, Clay Bowl Giving event held on April 25th
  • set up on April 24th at 5pm;
  • tear down on April 25th at 7pm;
  • move tables and chairs.     
If interested, sign up on the volunteer website , email Ericka or call 423-4486.

If interested in learning about more ways to get involved, contact Amy at the
United Way Volunteer Center or visit:

Need Assistance with Your Taxes?

VITA can help!


Tax season is HERE!
 If you have an annual income of $50,000 or less, VITA will prepare your taxes for FREE. This program will be running through April 15.
VITA is specifically designed to aid people with low-to-moderate incomes in filing their taxes. Mobile sites at convenient locations are available to ease this process for you.
Schedule an appointment by clicking in the link on our website:
You may also schedule by calling or texting Jen Million at
 (574) 643-1012.
If you have any further questions about the VITA program, email
If you'd prefer, you can file your own taxes online if your annual income does not exceed $57,000. Check it out on the tax website now! 

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No one doubts that volunteers are good for society. In fact, all societies depend on volunteers, both formal and informal, to address a wide range of problems that other social and political institutions cannot solve by themselves. Having a large and active group of volunteers is one of the hallmarks of a healthy society. But is volunteering good for those who volunteer as well?