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April 26,  2013  

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Researchers in the School of Nursing and College of Veterinary Medicine are looking for dog owners to volunteer for a three month e-mail based intervention study to assess dog walking. Follow-up measures will occur at three, six, and twelve months.

Participants will receive a free health screening at the start and end of the study. In addition, at the start of the study, a free screening will be provided for the dog.


To be included in the study, you must:

Be 18 years of age or older
Walk your dog less than 20   minutes/week
Have easy and regular access to e-mail

Be free of heart or lung disease and joint instability

Have a dog older than 6 months old

Have a dog at least 14 inches tall from shoulder to foot

Dog must be spayed or neutered and not aggressive


If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Libby Richards at erichards@purdue.edu

Still Needed

Animal Adoption Helpers 

Alm ost Home Humane Society is looking for volunteers who are able to commit at least 2 hours per week as an Adoption Helper.  These volunteers will be assisting visitors in matching them with potential pets. Adoption Helpers are most needed Saturday and Sunday afternoons between the hours of 12-4 and also throughout the week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12-6.  To learn more email Derek at derek@almosthomehumane.org or call 765-474-5222.


Help Former Nurse Reconnect love a nurse
Cumberland Pointe Healthcare is looking for a nurse or nursing student to spend time and talk with a former charge nurse that still identifies with her past roll. Hoping for empowerment and memories. If interested, contact Suzi at suzi.smith@cumberlandpointehc.com or call 765-463-2571

Wanted Master Gardeners  

Keystone Kids at the Lyn Treece Boys and Girls Club is seeking volunteers with gardening experience to work with youth in an education garden program 1 hour a week. To learn more or get involved, contact Ian at tufiant@gmail.com or 765-490-8263.

Moms Day Out
A collaboration of many organizations are helping moms get a much needed day out! Help out by volunteering for this event on May 3rd from 9am to 3pm at Lafayette Adult Resource Academy.
About 20 volunteers needed to:
  • Set up;
  • serve lunch;
  • clean up;
  • and other misc. duties.
If interested, contact Annie at anne@fsilafayette.org

Annual Tree Planting Event 

Tree Lafayette Annual Arbor Day celebration and tree planting is
Saturday, May 4th at 9am on Brady Lane South, between Sagamore Parkway and Concord Road. They need 150-170 volunteers to plant 69 trees. Great group or family project! Sign up to volunteer online by going to the Tree Lafayette website: www.TreeLafayette.org or for more information, contact Matt Green,mgreen@heritage-interactive.com.

Blue Jean Ball 

Food Finders Food Bank is having its first signature fundraiser  and are looking for volunteers for the following:

  • 5-8 volunteers to set up, May 17th from 1 - 5pm
  • 5-8 volunteers to tear down, May 20th from 8 - 11am
  • 8 volunteers at event, May 18th from 5 - 10pm
  • check in guests, monitor silent auctions and other general tasks.
  • at least 18 years old for day of event
  • at least 16 years old for set up and tear down

For more information, email Amy at agaulke@food-finders.org or call 471-0062


If interested in learning about more ways to get involved, contact Amy at the  
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Leaders of Tomorrow Summer Youth Volunteering Program

Session I - June 3 - 28
Session II - July 8 - August 2

Leaders of Tomorrow is a youth service-learning program to encourage young people between the ages of 11 to 15 and 16 to 18 to become involved and aware of citizens in the community through volunteering.

Registration now open!
Choose the site to volunteer from the
LOT Page

Stamp Out Hunger

Letter Carriers'
Food Drive
Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sign up to volunteer today!

 For more information or to sign up, email Leslie at lesleymrg@aol.com

17th Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
Award Recipients

Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health Community Impact Award
Harriet Kamp
Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health

Golden Gift of Time (3)
John Pomery
Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette

John Darbishire
Indiana Veterans' Home

Lloyd Crowe
Wabash Center

Tippecanoe Commissioners'
Youth Award
Stephanie Watson
Indiana Veterans' Home

City of Lafayette Youth Award
Alayna Roswarski
Mayor's Youth Council

Marcile Eddy Shining Light Award
Robert Spragg


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