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March 22,  2013  

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Be a Role Model this Summer 

Hanna Community Center is looking for volunteers to help out with their summer camp. Training will be held Saturday, May 18th for First Aid and CPR training as well as Food Training. If you would like to learn more about how you can make a difference as a role model in a child's life, email Kim at kim@hannacntr.org or call 742-0191.  


Sustainable Planting Event
Join Cary Home, Purdue University Ford C3 project, Tippecanoe County Soil and Water Conservation District and Wabash River Enhancement Corp. to plant a half acre savanna on Saturday, April 6th! Volunteers will plant nearly 10,000 plants at Cary Home located at 1530 S. 18th Street, Lafayette starting at 10 am. Volunteer for a 2 hour time slot or spend the whole day converting turf to savanna! Contact through Volunteer Center website opportunity or call WREC and ask for Sara at 377-9100.

Tour the Town needs volunteer guides

Those interestePurdue Trolleyd in local history are invited to spend some Saturday mornings narrating tours on the Wabash Trolley. CityBus is looking for tour guides for its free Tour the Town narrated tours which are offered May through September.

To volunteer as a tour guide, contact Katy Dietrich at (765) 420-2957 or email katy@gocitybus.com.

Still Needed

2013 Sprint Wabash River Sampling Blitz 

Wabash River Enhancement Corporation is looking for groups or individuals to help sample 200+ sites on tributaries draining to the Wabash River from 3-5 pm on Friday, April 19th. No training or equipment required. If interested, email Jessica at jfulgoni@wabashriver.net or call her at 765-420-8505. 


Volunteers Needed for Hunger Study

Food Finders Food Bank is a part of a nationwide 2014 Hunger in America study on domestic hunger and are looking for dozens of volunteers willing to conduct client surveys.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • attend training session (TBD)
  • work 3-5 shifts between April - August
  • have reliable transportation
  • be available to contact through phone and email.

If interested, contact through volunteer website  opportunity, email Kier at kcrites@food-finders.org or call 471-0062.


Want to be a Hero? 

The Tippecanoe County Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to solicit donations in two hour shifts, 10am- 12pm or 12pm - 2pm at area Wal-Marts as part of the Heroes campaign

  • Saturday, April 6, Veterans Memorial Pkwy 
  • Saturday, April 13, West Lafayette-52W
  • Saturday, April 20, Veterans Memorial Pkwy 
  • Saturday, April 27, West Lafayette-52W

 If interested, contact Jennifer.Edwards@redcross.org or call at 765-742-6975.   

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