Friday, March 19, 2010

Volunteer 3/19/2010

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Lafayette Brewing Co. on St. Patrick's Day for the United Way Benefit and thank you to the bands who rocked! We really appreciate all of your support! It still amazes me to see how this community comes together and supports so much in the guys are great!

Volunteer Fact of the Week:

According to the United States Department of Labor, there were 63,361 people volunteered for an average of 50 hours each in 2009.

That's a lot of volunteering and I like it!

Also, don't forget to fill out your 2010 Census, it only takes a few minutes to do! I have already filled mine out and mailed it back.

Here are this week's volunteer opportunities. I hope that you can find something that catches your eye. If you are interested in any of the following, please contact me at or at (765) 742-9077 x 227.

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.

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

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