Friday, October 16, 2009

Volunteer! 10-16-09

Wow it is chilly outside today!!! I am glad that we are supposed to get a warm up next week, even if it is only for a few days. Okay, enough about the weather, lets get down to business! :0) We have quite a few new volunteer opportunities this week, please check them out below. I hope that you can find something that interests you. If you would like more information on any of the opportunities, contact me at

Volunteering fun fact:

According to Mayo Clinic, people who volunteer have lower rates of heart disease and live longer.

So now when you volunteer, remember that you are making an impact on your own health as well! :0) Just one more reason to VOLUNTEER!

The Peaceable Primate Sanctuary in Winamac, IN is seeking a volunteer to be an Internet researcher and research foundations, assess funding histories, and compile list of potential foundations into an excel spreadsheet. Volunteers must have access to internet and have knowledge in Microsoft Excel. This nonprofit organization provides sanctuary for baboons from pet, entertainment or research industries.

Mid-Land Meals needs volunteers to package meals for senior citizens. They accept volunteers on a daily basis and have two volunteer days for the holiday meals: November 21st 9am – 2pm and December 5th 9am-2pm.

The AmeriCorps GrowIndiana program through Ivy Tech Community College is recruiting math tutors for 7th & 8th grade students. Must be proficient in basic algebra and a background check will be conducted. Hours of tutoring are between 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Monday-Friday.

Lafayette Urban Ministry is in need of volunteer case managers to help our shelter guests become self sufficient. Volunteers would follow up on goals set by the guests and myself. Volunteers are needed from 10:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Volunteers do not need to be available all day. Just a few hours a week and become volunteer on a regular weekly schedule.

Wabash Center is seeking volunteers for its newest division, Tippecanoe Adult Guardianship Services, which provides assistance to incapacitated adults who need someone to assist them accessing care and social services. Training begins Monday, October 19, from 5:30 pm to 9 pm, and continues every Monday & Wednesday for five weeks.

Your help is needed in the fight against hunger in our community! Food Finders is seeking volunteers to sort food items, donated from local merchants. Morning and afternoon shifts available. This would be a great opportunity for groups or organizations, as well as individuals.

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