Thursday, January 7, 2010

Volunteer 1/8/2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope everyone had a great holiday season. I know the column is going out one day early. But it’s that time of year again….the snow has arrived and some people in the community need your help! We are looking for anyone who would be interested in shoveling driveways and sidewalks (remember…it’s good exercise if that is your new year’s resolution). If you are interested, contact me and I can give you more details.

Anyways, here is this week’s volunteer needs column, the first one of 2010! I hope that you can find something that fits your interests. Please let me know if you have any questions. Stay warm, safe and have a great day!

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities call the United Way of Greater Lafayette at 742-9077 x 227, email,

Regency Place is making changes and is in need of volunteers! They will be opening a gift shop. They are looking to have it open for 4 hours a week total. Volunteers could split up the shifts to 2 hours. They would also like volunteers to provide workshops i.e.- educational lectures, teaching, crafts, woodworking, painting, starting a Regency Choir , etc.). Volunteers must be willing to dedicate their time on a regular basis, 1 time a week or in some cases 1 time a month.

The Wildcat Creek Wildlife Center in Delphi, Ind. is looking for volunteers who can give 4hrs. a week to help with the following: baby feeders, animal care, maintenance, cage building and repair, clerical, rescue, data entry, phones, or grant writing. If you are interested learning more please visit

The Art Museum would like to assemble a team of volunteers who would enjoy learning about our exhibitions and permanent collection, helping visitors and monitoring the art galleries. Exhibitions are January 22-March 20. Training needs to be completed on January 25, at 10:30 AM at the Art Museum. If you are unable to attend this training, an alternate training time will be scheduled. Greet museum visitors at the information and security desk at the entrance to the East Gallery, answer questions and keep an eye on the galleries. Gallery Hours are 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday. Volunteer schedules will vary.

Lafayette Transitional Housing Center is in dire need of volunteers to help with data entry and sorting donations.

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life is looking for committed volunteers to assist with planning our 2010 event. As a member of the committee you will have the opportunity to fight back against cancer, work with a fun group of people, and help plan one of Tippecanoe County's largest events. Volunteers are needed to assist in many areas of the committee including Team Development, Promotions, Advocacy, Mission, and many other types of activities.

The YWCA is having a call out on January 20th at 6pm to recruit new volunteers. They utilize volunteers in different capacities depending on departments. Some opportunities may include: office help with filing and mailers, answering office phones, answering the crisis line, or helping with children’s programming. They are looking for men and women ages 18 and older, who have time to give and would be interested in learning new skills, getting domestic violence education, and working with women and children.

The Lafayette Crisis Center is seeking new volunteers. They are a non-profit 24/7 Crisis/I&R hotline that provides a wide range of services to our community. Training is provided so no experience is necessary! Training begins soon, contact for more details.

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