Friday, March 12, 2010

Get out there and Volunteer!!! 3-12-2010

I came across a poem about volunteers (on Energize, Inc.'s website) and I wanted to share it with you because what you do as volunteers is amazing and I feel like it fit.

Your Name Is Volunteer

Written and submitted by Nancy Jo Grim
RSVP Director, May 20, 2005

Your Name Is Volunteer
Your name is love, because you showed me love and compassion when I needed it the most.
Your name is patience, because you took time to listen to me when my stories were long and my heart was heavy.
Your name is kindness, because you used your healing hands to touch my pain and guide me when I was lost.
Your name is mentor, because you taught me the lessons that life cannot teach so soon.
Your name is a volunteer, you are love, patience, kindness, a mentor and so much more…
We celebrate you the volunteer.

So THANK YOU volunteers!

Here are this week's volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in getting involved in any of the following, please contact me at or at 742-9077 x 227

The Volunteer Center is looking for a few volunteers to help a community member with a disability with organizing, sorting, and disposing of household items due to a downsize in housing. This opportunity will take place over an extended time frame. This person also needs help with transportation for various errands every so often (this is a separate request).

The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to help with their Daffodil Days event. Volunteers are needed from March 22-29 for a variety of jobs. Specifically, March 22nd they are looking for people to help wrap the flowers, March 23-24, they are looking for people to help deliver orders and March 25-29 volunteers are needed to help with site sale locations (selling the flowers at a specific location).

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.

Westminster Village Bazaar Workshop Instructors Wanted! The instructor will organize a workshop, from idea conception to (thrifty) supply purchase, for interested residents to create quality hand-crafted items, which will be sold at our annual fundraiser. Instructors will be reimbursed for supply purchases. The volunteer should be creative, patient and able to create simple yet professional looking projects on a low budget!

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

Have a great weekend! :)

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