Friday, March 26, 2010

Think Spring...NEW Volunteer Needs 3/26/10

It's official..SPRING IS HERE...even though it doesn't feel like it today. So keep thinking spring!

Reminder...fill out and mail back your 2010 Census forms!

Volunteer Fact of the week:

According to World Volunteer Web (

* 73% of employers would recruit a candidate with volunteering experience over one without
* 94% of employers believe that volunteering can add to skills
* 94% of employees who volunteered to learn new skills had benefited either by getting their first job, improving their salary, or being promoted

Have a wonderful weekend and BOILER UP!

To volunteer contact: Samantha at or 765-742-9077 x 227

The International Center is seeking volunteers to help with their annual International Food Bazaar event on April 17th from 11am-2pm. They will also need many volunteers to help with set up for the event on April 16th from 3 pm- 7:30 pm. Shifts will vary.

Westminster Village is currently seeking volunteers interested in escorting residents to and from activities at Westminster Village. Volunteers will also engage and participate in the activity with the resident. Opportunities are available daily and include a wide range of activities.

Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs is seeking volunteers for their “Sunshine & Smiles” Program where mothers/fathers & their pre-school age (or younger) children visit a nursing facility typically once monthly to interact with the residents. Visits last one hour & may include playing with toys and games, reading, singing or doing a craft.

Serenity Hospice is searching for volunteers to be a companion to their patients, relieving the family members for a couple of hours. Volunteers will ease their cares and enjoy visiting with someone who may change your life while you are making a heart print on theirs.

Volunteers are needed to help plant and weed the Three Sisters Garden for the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. Volunteers are needed from May to August as needed. This garden is used as a demonstration garden in the educational programs at the park.

The American Red Cross needs volunteers to help with their local fundraiser. All funds raised will be used for services provided in the local area. Volunteers will be stationed outside of Wal-Mart taking donations. Shifts available are: March 27th & 28th from 10 am to 1 pm or 1 pm to 4 pm and Sunday.

The Wildcat Creek Wildlife Center in Delphi, Ind. is looking for volunteers who can give 4 hours 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 Friends of the West Lafayette Public Library need volunteers to help with their Spring Book Sale. These volunteer opportunities are suitable for groups. Opportunities are available on March 25th & 26th from 2pm to 5pm for set up and March 28th & 30th from 6:30pm-8:30pm for clean up.

Volunteers are needed on April 24th to help with Arbor Day events for Tree Lafayette. Volunteers will meet at the Menards on Creasy Lane in Lafayette at 9:00 am. Visit here to sign up.

Food Finders Food Bank needs volunteers to fold and staple plastic grocery bags to postcards for their Letter Carrier's Food Drive in May. Volunteers have the option of coming to Food Finders for a few hours to work on this project (individual or group) or picking up some bags to take back with them to work on at home on their own time. They have close to 40,000 bags that have to be mailed out next month.

Join WREC, Purdue University, and other volunteers to sample 200+ stream sites on Friday, April 9th. Volunteers will be staged at one of three locations: north (Beck Agricultural Center), south (Tippecanoe SWCD office), and west (Chicot Park, Independence).

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