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August 2,  2013  

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Tools for School Volunteers

Salvation Army's "Tools for School" is fast approaching, August 10th and they are looking for volunteers to:  


  • Assist families in attaining school supplies and clothes; Colored pencils
  • Host families around Lafayette Adult Resource Academy; 
  • Bagging.
  • Shifts: 8am -11am;10am -1pm
For more detail or to sign up, contact Eloise at 765-742-0006 (leave a message).


Half Marathon Training Series Volunteers
Tippy Conect Tri-N-Run Training Series starts with a 5k/10k on August 24th and a 15k on September 21st that leads up to gear up for the half marathon. They will need volunteers to be placed among the route directing the runners where to go.If interested, view  opportunity on volunteer website, call 448-4100 or email

Make a Difference One Page at a Time
Read to Succeed is looking for 500+ volunteers to volunteer in 15 area elementary schools. Registration opens to the public on August 4th. Visit the website or contact Emily at the listing on the right. 
Still Needed 
Bring a Meal to Someone 

Meals on Wheels of Tippecanoe County looking for drivers.

  • Commitment is a minimum of one day a month. however, more often is wonderful
  • Time commitment is approximately 10:45-12:30 on any weekday
  • Volunteers are trained and shadow staff before assuming a route
  • Volunteers are provided up-dated maps and route information to make it easy
For more detail or to sign up, find opportunity on the volunteer website or contact Jennifer Shook at: director@mealsonwheelslafayette.com or 429-MEAL(6325).

Come to the Block Party
Purdue is having a block party for the incoming Freshmen on August 15th from 6 to 9. Volunteers needed: 
  • 15 volunteers from 7 - 8:30 pm (ambassador-like people to direct those to the bridge, watch over the bike polo, the tricycle races, etc.)
  • 15 volunteers from 8:30 - 10:00 pm (clean-up crew - help put away the tables, etc.) 
For more detail or to sign up, contact Dr. Margaret Shu-Mei Sass, JD at sassm@purdue.edu or 494-4477.

Feline Adoption Helper - Level 2
Almost Home Humane Society is looking for volunteers for a feline helper level 2 to directly assist with the adoption counseling procedure.All volunteers must complete an orientation session on a Saturday.  
If interested in becoming a feline friend, view  opportunity on wbsite, call 474-5222 or email liz@almosthomehumane.org 

Volunteer for Multiple Sclerosis Event
MuckFest MS Indianapolis will take place on Saturday, August 24 at the Badlands Off-Road Park in Attica, Indiana.It takes a muck-tacular number of volunteers to make the MuckFest MS magic. Without doubt, one of the most enjoyable volunteer gigs around.Volunteer opportunities are eight-hour shifts, either 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; or 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lunch is included. For more information visit www.muckfestMS.org or sign up on the volunteer center website opportunity.

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Be part of the Change
Become a
Read to Succeed Volunteer
for the 2013 - 14 School Year!

Registrations opening August 4th. Get a chance to choose early by being added to the Read To Succeed volunteer reserve list. Email Emily or call  742-9077 x 244

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