Friday, February 5, 2010

~*~ Volunteer ~*~ February, 5, 2010


Of the 44% of adults who volunteer, 2/3 began volunteering when they were

Oh here comes another snow storm! I don't really mind the snow, as long as I am inside. :) With the snow coming, I am sure we will get requests for snow shoveling. If you are interested and able, please keep us in mind or lend a helping hand to your neighbors who may need help. Here are this week's volunteer needs. I hope that you can find something that interests you! Have a great, safe and warm weekend!

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Wabash Center is in need of volunteers to help run clients to and from Dr.’s appointments, grocery shopping, banking, etc. Some clients need assistance while in the Dr.’s office. Volunteers should have daytime availability. Contact for more details.

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 Lafayette Adult Resource Academy (LARA) is in need of volunteer-tutors. Volunteers will help tutor students in small groups or one-on-one. Volunteers are also needed to help job seekers in our WorkOne Express Site. Times range from 8:30 am to 11:30 am, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Training dates are Feb. 1st & 2nd from 5:30 pm – 8 pm, you will need to attend both dates.

Volunteers are needed at the Canal in Delphi. There are a variety of tasks such as- working on the construction crew, being a host at historic trail activities & at the Canal Interpretive Center, being a “Canal Boat Captain”, volunteering for the education program and much more. For more information attend the Volunteer Callout on Feb. 17th at 7 pm at the Canal Center. Dan

The Compeer Program at Mental Health America is in need of male volunteers, 18 and older. Volunteers will spend time with an individual recovering from a mental health challenge. Training and support is provided.

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

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.

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

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