Friday, April 16, 2010

Volunteer !!! 4-16-2010

When I was searching for today's "Volunteer fact of the week", I came across a great article and decided that I wanted to share it. It's basically another way to look at reasons for volunteer. It's simple and short but has some good points to it. Check it out here.

Here are this week's volunteer needs. We have quite a few new opportunities. I hope that you can find something that sparks the inner volunteer in you! Have a great weekend.

Contact: Sammi: 742-9077 x 227 ** **

Indiana Ombudsman Program is in need of some community volunteers as Friendly Visitors to be trained, shadowed and then volunteer 4 hours a month in one selected nursing or assisted living facility.

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).

Flexible volunteer opportunities are available at MHA of Tippecanoe County; volunteer 1 hour a week with a socially isolated individual recovering from a mental health challenge. Men are encouraged to apply.

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: April 17th & 18th from 10 am--1 pm or 1 pm--4 pm.

Purdue University is in need of volunteers for the IV Tippecanoe Latino Festival on May 1, 2010. Volunteers will help with different aspects of the event.

Lafayette Urban Ministry’s Emergency Homeless Shelter is in need of overnight volunteers. Volunteers will help check-in guests, distribute food and pass out toiletries. Volunteers take turns staying awake in our shelter. They may sleep when not on duty.

Volunteers are needed to help out with the Family Fun Event, sponsored by Tippecanoe County Child Abuse Prevention. The Family Fun Event provides fun activities for Lafayette families and promote awareness about Child Abuse and Prevention. It will take place on April 22nd from 4pm- 9pm at Snapperz.

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.

Food Finders Food Bank is in need of many volunteers. They need volunteers for the Letter Carrier’s Food Drive event on Saturday, May 8th. Volunteers are needed to help during 2 shifts either from 12-3 or 3-6 Also, they need a couple of long-term volunteers to pick up baked goods (donations) for them on Monday mornings at the WL Payless and Chipotle and on Thursday mornings at the Beck Lane Payless.

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

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.

Westminster Village is also seeking volunteers to lead chair exercises for Assisted Living residents on the 1st and 4th Saturdays of each month at 10:30 am. All exercises are seated and may include lightweights and/or resistance bands. Volunteers must be outgoing individuals who enjoy working with senior adults. Criminal background check and TB skin tests are required and will be provided to all individuals willing to make a good-faith 6 month commitment to Westminster Village’s Volunteer Program.

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