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February 21,  2014    

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Be The Good Neighbor


Caregiver Companion volunteers have said they enjoy meeting new people and sharing their stories.  Some things you might do to help your assigned neighbor:

  • Be a Companion
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Organizing photo, letters, etc.

If interested, sign up on Get Connected site or email caregiver95@gmail.com or 423-1879.


Be That Listening Ear


Indiana Legal Services is looking for volunteers to be the first person to give a listening ear to someone seeking help. As intake workers, volunteers gather basic background, statistical and financial eligibility information. But most importantly, the volunteer listens to the person's problem and prepares a written summary for a staff attorney to review. If interested, sign up on Get Connected site or email, krista.werner@ilsi.net or 423-5327. 
Still Needed


Are Horses Your Thing?


Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center provides assisted equine programs for persons with disabilities, youth at risk, and disabled veterans.  Their spring session begins on March 11th.  They are seeking volunteers:
  • to work with special riders during class times; 
  • help staff  Brookston Tack & Feed store;
  • and several other opportunities are also available. 
No experience is required.  Please contact our volunteer coordinator at TTRCvolunteer@yahoo.com for more information or call 765- 414-8066.


Food Pantry in Need 


St. John's/LUM Food Pantry is seeking 2 or 3 volunteers to help distribute food to those in need.    

The Pantry is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings at 8:45 a.m., and typically are finished before noon.

If interested, see listing on Get Connected website, contact Jane at janevanable@gmail.com or 765-404-7796.


  Got Wheels....Neighbors Need Drivers


Caregiver Companion is seeking drivers to take the elderly to various appointments. Flexible Schedule: 

You set your available hours and they will match you with a neighbor in need.Auto insurance and good driving record required. To learn more about Caregivers Companion, go to their volunteer page or email caregiver95@gmail.com or  (765) 423-1879.  

Learn more about other volunteer opportunities 


Visit the United Way Volunteer Center website     

Do you know that one place you can go to learn all of the ways you can be active in the community?

In an effort to increase the collaboration, connections, and relationships among local non-profits and community members, United Way of Greater Lafayette is excited to introduce the online volunteer and donor opportunity system called
"Get Connected."

Get Connected is an easy-to-use web-based platform that matches the right donors, advocates, and volunteers with the right opportunities in our community.

Use Get Connected to find ways to give your unused materials and household items to agencies in need of donations, advocate for causes that require your passionate voice, and volunteer your time in ways that make a real difference.

To access the system, go to Volunteer Center website to get started!


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