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Volunteer Needs Column 

August 23,  2013  

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Help get books in children's hands

Book Cycle provides age appropriate books for infants, toddlers and preschool children in local child care centers. They are in need of volunteers on Thursday mornings and afternoons to:

  • help children select books; 
  • read with the children
at the Head Start and Early Head Start Centers. Sign up on the volunteer website, contact Colleen, creader6142@gmail.com or 765-567-4088.


Global Fest Volunteers
West Lafayette Global Fest at Morton Center is August 31st and they are requesting volunteers to:  Global Fest
  • hand out programs;
  • provide information about the event;
  • cleaning off tables;
  • event clean up.
Visit the volunteer  website to sign up or contact Chris, ibmommy@gmail.com or 765-463-1354.  

Helping Seniors

Signature Healthcare is seeking weekend volunteers to assist with

  • bingo at 10:30a Saturday mornings
  • coffee & donuts at 10:30a on Sunday mornings
  • ice cream socials at 3:00p on Sunday afternoons
  • pass newspapers Saturdays and Sundays
  • make popcorn on Saturdays after bingo and
  • one to one time with residents.

If interested, contact Melissa at 765-477-7791 or



Still Needed 
Latino Festival at Riehle Plaza
Volunteer to help out at this year's Latino Festival on September 14th. Looking for volunteers to:
  • work three or four hour shifts;
  • set up:
  • tear down.
To learn more or sign up, visit volunteer center website or contact Fermin at 765-659-5313.

Food Pantry Volunteer

Bauer Family Resources is looking for volunteers  to help with their food pantry on Thursdays from 4 - 6pm. They would like a 1 hour per month commitment. Volunteers will be responsible to:

  • processing paperwork; 
  • answering questions. 
Sign up on the volunteer website, contact Lauren, lgilmore@bauerfamilyresources.org  or 765-742-4848.


Discover your Community
Westminster Village is celebrating "Active Aging Week" September 22-28. They are looking for volunteers to match up with the residents in a variety of activities that week.
Visit the volunteer website to sign up or contact Cheryl, 765-464-5115 or cbentley@wvwl.org 

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

We are 2/3 to our goal of 500 volunteers. Help us reach our goal and sign up to be a volunteer today!
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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Megan was one of the super LOT volunteers this summer. She volunteered her time at three different locations.
Thanks Megan!