Friday, December 4, 2009

Holiday Volunteer Needs 12-4-09

Can you believe it is already December?! Before we know it, we will be ringing in the new year! This is a great time of year to give back to the community and giving your time to help with a holiday need is a great way to do it. We have many new opportunities this week. Please contact me at for more information on any of the listings.

We also have a our Holiday Giving Tree in progress. This is another way to give back. This program supports the local non-profits and their clients. There are 38 different agencies requesting items or your time this year. There are a total of 365 needs! If you are interested in picking out an ornament please visit any of the tree locations, they are as follows:

Guaranteed Transmission (on St. Rd. 38 near Tippecanoe Mall)
Teacher's Delight (on Farabee Drive, near the movie theater)
Family Video (on S. 9th Street near 350)
Purdue Athletic Office (IAF Building)

If you have any questions about the Holiday Giving Tree, please contact me. Here are this week's volunteer opportunities. Have a wonderful and warm weekend!

The Volunteer Center would like to congratulate our October 2009 Take a Volunteer to Lunch winner, Judi Rausch! She will receive a lunch for two at Sgt. Preston’s! Judi is a volunteer at Meals on Wheels. Ms. Rausch has been volunteering for the past 3 years every week. In the mornings she helps seal the meals and afterwards delivers them! She is a huge asset to Meals on wheels. Congrats Judi and Thank You Sgt. Preston’s!

Trinity Mission is in need of a receptionist/office person to help during the week. Volunteers will not need to come in everyday; they are very flexible with schedule. Please contact Deena Byrkett at 742-1060

Tippecanoe County Child Care is in need of volunteers to help with homework in their afterschool programs. They would like to have at least 3 people to help students K-5th grade from 3:30-5:00 at Earhart and 2 people at Miller from 4:30-6:00 each school day. Jackie Mize at

Clarian Arnett Hospice is seeking volunteers to assist hospice patients and families. Volunteers are trained. Volunteer’s gifts are matched to need. Volunteers will need to fill out an application and must be over 18. Contact- Tom Brown at 866-272-5083 or

Want to make a difference in only 4 hours a month? Mental Health America is looking for volunteers to spend time with an individual recovering from a mental health challenge. Training and support is provided. Volunteers 30 and over are especially encouraged to apply! Contact Jayme Zobrist at or 742-1800.

Caregiver Companion is seeking volunteers to help with some light housekeeping and general upkeep of the building. For more information, contact Helen of Marilyn at 765-423-1879.

Westminster Village is seeking warmhearted individuals to read to residents. Volunteers should be comfortable reading to small groups. Additionally, readers must be able to speak clearly and enunciate well. A 1 hour per week commitment for the duration of 6 months is preferable. For more information, contact Emily McKinley 765.464.5115 or

The Wildcat Creek Wildlife Center in Delphi, Ind. is looking for volunteers who can work 4 hours week to help with the following: baby feeders, animal care, maintenance, rescue, clerical, data entry, phones, grant writer, and accountant. Contact Sheri at 765-463-5724 or see

Circle of Friends (which offers creative programs for people with memory loss) needs help revitalizing & enhancing its website. After a preliminary meeting the project can be worked on independently. Initial improvements desired by December 31st. Ongoing web assistance would be appreciated but not required. Contact Suzan Windnagel at or


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