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March 29,  2013  

What's New This Week?
First Methodist Furniture Drive  

Strong volunteers needed 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturday,April 13. Some volunteers will go with our drivers to pick up donated furniture, and others will be stationed at  warehouse to receive drive-up donations and unload trucks when they arrive.

The warehouse is at 501 N. Third Street, Lafayette, just across the Harrison Bridge from Purdue. Contact: Jeanne Norberg, jnorberg@purdue.edu.


Data Entry Volunteer 

 Heartford House is looking for a volunteer who can enter data on a weekly basis. Back ground check required. View this opportunity on Volunteer Center website or call Jen at 420-9764  


Help Families in Need    

The Salvation Army's Family Emergency Shelter is seeking volunteers  to provide childcare and/or children's activities at the shelter so that parents can have some personal time or take care of errands. Generally evening hours, 2-4 hours per week. For more information, contact Todd Wesbrook, at 765 742-0006, ext. 1 or view opportunity on Volunteer Center website.

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. 


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 Superheroescampaign;

  • Saturday, April 6, Veterans Memorial Pkwy 
  • Saturday, April 13, West Lafayette-52W
  • Saturday, April 20, Veterans Memorial Pkwy 
  • Saturday, April 27, West Lafayette-52W
Sign up by email jennifer.edwards@redcross.org or call 742-6975.


Tour the Town needs volunteer guides

Those interestedPurdue Trolley 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.


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 onSaturday, 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.

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.  

If interested in learning about more ways to get involved, contact Amy at the
United Way Volunteer Center or visit:
Face of Volunteers
17th Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

The Face of Volunteers
Tuesday, April 23rd
11:30am - 1pm
The Trails

Nominate your favorite volunteer today!

Need Assistance with Your Taxes?

 Time is running out!


 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.
  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 he tax website

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Volunteering at Food Finders Food Bank Just Got Better!

Food Finders is excited to announce that they have just launched a new scheduling tool for volunteers through VolunteerHub! Now you can register for volunteer events at the click of a button. 


Please visit the Volunteer Page 

on their website and click on the "Volunteer Now" button. You'll then be able to view all of the upcoming volunteer opportunities at Food Finders by scrolling through the calendar.

If you have any questions about the program contact Amy Gaulke, Volunteer Coordinator at 765-471-0062.