Thursday, April 1, 2010

Volunteer Needs 4-1-2010

There is no joking about it...I think spring is finally here!!! It's about time. I hope that everyone has a very safe and happy Easter!

The Volunteer Center would like to congratulate our March 2010 Take a Volunteer to Lunch winner Winnie Adler, who volunteers at Riggs Community Health Center. She will receive a lunch for two at La Scala Restaurant. Winnie has been volunteering at Riggs CHC since 2001! She volunteers every Monday for 3 hours and assists in our HR department helping sort and file many papers. Riggs CHC said they are very humbled and honored to have such a dedicated volunteer.

Here are this week's volunteer opportunities.

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

Therapeion is in need of adult volunteer mentors that are available during the day. Training is provided and the work is rewarding. Therapeion offers equine assisted programs for children with disabilities, youth at risk, children who have been abused and neglected, and children dealing with mental health issue.

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 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

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.

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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