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August 9,  2013  

What's New This Week?

Corn Hole Anyone?

YWCA is having their Corn Hole Classic on August 24th and are looking for volunteers  to: 

  • 9am-11am for set up;  
  • 5:30pm-7pm for tear down
For more detail or to sign up, contact Lisa, lgreen@ywcalafayette.org or 765-742-0075


Wanted: Persons with Chain Saws!
Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center are looking for a group with chain saws to remove dead trees that hang over the riding area and are welcome to that the wood. Contact Libby, 765-414-8066 or therapeion@yahoo.com 

Emergency Help
YWCA-DVIPP are moving residents into their own apartments and their help fell through. They need people who have trucks, vans, etc. this Saturday, August 10th to help them move 3 clients. Most likely needed about 2 hours. If you can help them out, contact Amie at 423-4486.

Still Needed 
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.

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: 
  • 4 - 5:30 pm (set up crew) 
  • 5:30 - 8:45 pm (ambassador-like people to direct those to the bridge, watch over the bike polo, the tricycle races, etc.)
  • 8:45 - 10:00 pm (clean-up crew - help put away the tables, etc.) 
For more detail go to Purdue Link, contact Dale Whittaker at a_dale_whittaker@yahoo.com or text 765-404-8338.

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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Read to Succeed Volunteer  
for the 2013 - 14 School Year!

Registrations are now open!
Go to
choose the school you would like to volunteer in, find the time that fits your schedule and sign up!
If you have questions email
Emily or call  742-9077 x 244

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Leaders of Tomorrow Volunteer, Melanie shows us that there is more than just cats and dogs at Almost Home Humane Society.

And her brother, Tyler shows off one
of the cats up for adoption.

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