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May 24,  2013  

What's New This Week?
Kindergarten Camp Volunteers  
United Way Kindergarten Countdown Camp at Klondike Elementary School is looking for volunteers to help prepare incoming preschoolers be ready for kindergarten. Camp will run from June 10th - 28th. For more information, contact Emily through the event on the volunteer website or email her at ebollock@uw.lafayette.in.us.   

Family Team Liaison

March of Dimes is seeking volunteers to work throughout the year in maintaining contact with family teams for the spring March for Babies and help in recruitment of new family teams for their walk event. The hours/volunteer time is very flexible and would be based on volunteer's convenience. Some things they are looking for are: 

  • calling family teams;
  • working at area health fairs;
  • maintain contact to existing family teams throughout the year;
  • help in recruiting new walk teams and participants.

If interested, contact Brenda through the opportunity listed on the volunteer center website or call her at 474-1481.   


Senior Activity Assistant

Hanna Community Center is seeking volunteers to work with their seniors. Volunteers would help in setting up activities such as:

  • knitting classes;
  • cooking classes;
  • Wellness & Nutrition classes   
  • day time field trip to area places.

If interested, contact Kim through the opportunity listed on the volunteer center website or call 742-0191.   

Still Needed

Busy Season needs several volunteers

Wolf Park is looking for reliable volunteers for the summer months of May thru August to help support the daily operations. Volunteers needed to:

  • run the cash register in the gift shop;
  • greet guests;
  • crowd control;
  • and trained to give guided tours.


  • must be 18 years and older:
  • have reliable transportation;
  • be willing to walk around outside in the heat for extended periods;
  • attend a quarterly orientation;
  • commit a minimum of 12 hours a month.

If interested, please take a look on website: www.wolfpark.org under the volunteer tab and fill out an application. The next orientation meeting for new volunteers is Saturday, June 1stPlease contact Wolf Park 1-765-567-2265 ext.103 to sign up for this orientation.  


Camp Counselor
Hanna Community Center is looking for students to volunteer to assist camp counselors throughout the summer. Bilingual is a plus. If interested, sign up on volunteer center opportunity or call Kim at 742-0191.
Keep it Clean 
Heartford House exists to empower the community to protect and advocate for the well-being of children and families.They are seeking a volunteer to come in once a week and help maintain a warm welcoming environment. That would include assisting with dusting, vacuuming, and sorting. Background checks are required. If interested, sign up on the volunteer center opportunity or call Jen at 420-9764.

17th Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
Award Recipients

Golden Gift of Time Award
Lloyd Crowe
Wabash Center
(We lost Lloyd in March of this year so his award was accepted by his son, Bryan) 


Learn more about other volunteer opportunities 


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Leaders of Tomorrow Summer Youth Volunteering Program

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

Only one week left to sign up for session I

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!
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Food Finders Food Bank is eligible to win $25,000 grant from the One A Day Women's Nutrition Mission - with your help!


Feeding America has again joined forces with Bayer HealthCare, the makers of One A Day Women's, and Sheryl Crow on the Nutrition Mission, a charitable initiative to help fight food insecurity. And this year, the Nutrition Mission wants to celebrate and honor the great work of volunteers who are on their own Nutrition Mission! Volunteers just like you!


Share your story about the great work being done to fight hunger in the community at www.NutritionMission.com and you'll be entered for a chance to be selected for one of four $25,000 grants to be awarded by One A Day Women's to the Feeding America food bank of your choice. The deadline for entries is July 1, 2013. Winners will be announced in September during Hunger Action Month™ with one winner being selected to meet Sheryl Crow in New York to help further raise awareness. Who knows? It could be you! 


The One A Day Women's brand is also providing two meals to Feeding America for every bottle of One A Day Women's purchased from April 28 through July 28, 2013 up to 2 million meals*.