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Volunteer Needs Column 

January 24,  2014    

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Cookie Lovers Delight

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana  cookie cupboards need you. Interface with the public by answering phones, taking cookie orders, and assisting customers with checking out cookies. Assist with inventory and incoming deliveries. Seeking individuals with a pleasant and helpful attitude and good customer service skills. This is a great opportunity for retirees or for college students needing to earn community service hours. If interested, contact Mandy, mcurry@girlscoutsindiana.org or (855) 472-4684.


Connect Children with Books   

Volunteers are needed on Thursday mornings and afternoons to assist preschool children in making selections when they trade books on Book Cycle Day. Volunteers may also read to the children, sort and organize book inventories at the centers, and help with data collection.Volunteers will need to provide transportation, should be comfortable with infants, toddlers and preschoolers, and should be reliable. If interested, contact Colleen,  creader6142@gmail.com or (765) 404-5700.

Still Needed


Train to become a Crisis Volunteer


The Crisis Center could not operate without its 80-100 volunteers. Volunteers come from all walks of life. Four times a year, the Crisis Center provides over 45 hours of intensive training to enable our volunteers to provide confidential, individualized service.Winter training starts February 19, and application and interviews have started.

Training is a great opportunity to help others in need, meet wonderful caring people, and develop incredibly useful skills. Consider joining their dedicated team! For more detail, visit the LCC website, or contact Beth, beth@lafayettecrisiscenter.org or 765-742-0247


Clean For The Arts


Tippecanoe Arts Federation is seeking volunteers who like to organize, clean, shred, etc. If you or a group would care to tackle this task, call Tetia at 765-423-2787 or email taf@tippecanoearts.org  



Love Pets?  

The Almost Home Humane Society is currently seeking volunteers to assist with their morning clean. Volunteers can come for any 1-2 hour block of time between 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. any day of the week. This task may not be the most exciting task but to the animals, it means the world! Almost Home is also looking for individuals to assist in socializing and keeping our pets active and healthy. During this time you may walk dogs, play with kittens, give some TLC to those who are new to the shelter and still adjusting, plus much more! If you are interested in learning about what other opportunities the shelter has, e-mail Liz@almsothomehumane.org


Food Pantry Food Demonstrator

Do you like to cook and enjoy sharing your recipes with others? chef.jpg   Help teach the food challenged individuals of the community how to better use their food pantry commodities.  Coordinate with the Lafayette Transitional Housing Center food pantry manager to create recipes utilizing commodities, then cook dishes at your home, bring them in during food pantry shifts and offer samples to food clients with your recipe.  Multiple shifts are available to choose from.  Current openings are Monday and Wednesday from 2-4 and Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-11:30. If interested, contact Christina, lthc@lthc.net

Volunteer Coordinator Connection

We Love Our Volunteer Coordinators but sometimes we forget to train them!

United Way Volunteer Center is offering four "FREE" workshops where coordinators can come together for continuing education and network time with fellow coordinators.
Plus, lunch is Free!

Mark your calendars for 2014!

February 26
Get Connected: Recruitment Strategies for Volunteer Coordinators

May 28
Know Your Volunteers.....Keep Your Volunteers

August 27
Volunteer Recognition

November 26   
Ask The Experts!

Place: TBD
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm


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