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November 8,  2013  

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Community Volunteer Call Out  

Join United Way of Greater Lafayette and participating agencies in Lilly Hall on Ivy Tech's Campus on Tuesday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and hear how you can help.


Each organization will speak for 10 minutes about the types of volunteers they are seeking (speaker schedule ).  


Tables will be set up around the room so you can ask questions and learn more about how you can make a difference. For more information about the event, contact Amy, awood@uw.lafayette.in.us or 765-742-9077 x 222.

Court Services Volunteer

Tippecanoe County Courts Services is seeking volunteers to assist staff on intake; orientation of clients; answering phones and directing calls to appropriate staff; schedule appointments; greet clients; data entry; and filing.

Volunteers must pass a criminal background check and adhere to confidentiality requirements.

If interested, visit website or contact Lisa, at lsmith@tippecanoe.in.gov or 423-1172.

Bell Ringers
The Salvation Army's annual kettle campaign is beginning November 22 . More than ever, volunteers are needed to help ring the bells and raise funds to assist those in need in the community. Groups, businesses, families, and individuals are welcome to sign up. All it takes is a friendly smile, a ring of the bell, and a warm "thank you" to those who give. For more information or to sign up, go to their on-line website, www.registertoring.com or call Audrey Schneider at 765 742-0006, ext. 4
Still Needed 

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Would you like to make a difference in the life of an at-risk child or teen?

Volunteers are needed for 70 kids waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister mentor. Several program options are available, and mentors are especially needed for Little Brothers/Sisters ages 11 to 15. 
If you have 2 -3 hours a week to invest in a young person, please consider being a Big Brother or Big Sister.  To learn more, contact Peggy, 
peggy@bbbslaf.org or 765-446-2227 or visit www.bbbslaf.org

Adopt a Space

Bauer Family Resources would 
love for a group to "adopt" their waiting room and help keep the space inviting by visiting the Community Center once a month. Tasks room.jpg might include:
  • cleaning/arranging furniture; 
  • making a kids' space;
  • ideas welcomed.
It is important to us that every person who enters the building feels welcome. With extra help, the staff at Bauer thinks they can improve the experiences of those they serve.If your group is interested, inquire through the volunteer center website, contact Lauren, lgilmore@bauerfamilyresources.org or 765-742-4848.

Tax Season is Almost Here!   
Help low income families in your community...

By joining the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) team, you will assist low-to-moderate income families by preparing their 2013 tax returns.

VITA volunteer
To become a VITA Volunteer or for more information contact:

Jennifer Million at (756) 742-9077 ext 227, jmillion@uw.lafayette.in.us

or visit


Free training and certification to prepare taxes begins in December so call now!

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Words of Thanks
"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say Thank You. In between, the leader is a servant." 

~ Max de Pree

Thank You