Friday, February 19, 2010

Volunteer Needs 2/19/2010

Here is a photo of some volunteers from Tate & Lyle helping out at Food Finders Food Bank during Week of Caring 2009. Look at what a great job they are doing!

Ahh, the sun is shining and I hear birds chirping! A sure sign that spring is right around the corner. I am very ready for SPRING!

Volunteering Fact of the week:

According to the World Volunteer Web "Volunteering helps young people succeed: Youth who volunteer are less likely to engage in risky behavior, are more likely to feel connected to their communities, and tend to do better in school."

Here are this week's volunteer needs. I hope that you can find a way to get involved. Contact me at for more information about any of the following. Have a great weekend!

The Tippecanoe County Public Library is in need of 3 Library Link volunteers. Library Link volunteers are matched with homebound patrons with similar reading interests. Volunteers select, deliver, and retrieve library materials monthly. Volunteers are typically needed for 2 hours a month.

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.

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 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.

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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