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					Volunteer Opportunities

At~a~Glance
“A pessimist, they say, sees a glass of water as being half empty; an optimist sees the same glass as half full. But a giving person sees a glass of water and starts looking for someone thirsty.” ~ G. Donald Gale

Resear ch ed & co m p iled b y t h e

Un it e d Way of Gr e at e r La f ay e t t e

1114 E. St at e St r eet , Laf ayet t e, IN 47905 Ph o n e: (765) 742-9077 x 227 Em ail: sam an t h a@uw .laf ayet t e.in .us

Up d at ed : Feb r uar y 2009

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Animals
Almost Home Humane Society 765-474-5222 1705 S. 2nd St., Lafayette, IN 47905 www.almosthomehumane.org Help maintain and clean the shelter area, or assist with general office duties. A group can sponsor a fundraiser or food drive. Time to play with the animals is provided after service projects. Columbian Park Zoo 765-807-1543 1915 Scott St., Lafayette, IN 47904 www.lafayette.in.gov/zoo Many volunteer opportunities are available at the Columbian Park Zoo. Animal Care volunteers assist the zookeepers with many aspects of daily animal upkeep such as diet preparation and exhibit cleaning. Marketing volunteers can help promote awareness of our facilities, programs, and special events. Animal Enrichment/ Observation volunteers help zoo staff members with behavioral observations and the creation of animal ―enrichments‖ to enhance the lives of our animal residents. Education volunteers (docents) assist with a wide variety of classes and camps throughout the year. National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network 317-496-6815 This volunteer organization is dedicated to rescuing and re-homing Brittany's in need and is looking for volunteers to assist with foster care and transportation in the Greater Lafayette area. You can learn more about this nationwide organization at http://nbran.org. North Central Indiana Spay and Neuter 765-497-3141 7109 Goldsberry Rd., Battleground, IN 47920 www.pleasepay.org Help with Adopt-a-thons and other fund-raising events that promote the importance of spaying and neutering pets. Other opportunities include transporting animals, helping at PetsMart, writing grants and making phone calls. You can also become a foster parent to rescued animals until they can be placed in a permanent home. PEAKS Riding Center 765-385-2260 2218 E. 700 N., Pine Village, IN 47975 www.peaksatpinecreek.com Volunteers are needed to assist with lessons, horse care, horse exercising, special events, photography, grant writing, and fundraisers. Sheltie Rescue of Greater Lafayette 765-296-3908 6310 S. 900. E., Lafayette, IN 47905 www.sheltierescuelafayette.com This non-profit volunteer group rescues and places in forever homes unwanted and abandoned Sheltie/Shetland Sheepdogs. Volunteers are needed to help transport Shelties to foster homes or to their forever homes. Help is also needed with fundraising events and PetsMart Adoption days. Foster homes are always needed with long term and short term foster Shelties. Therapion Therapeutic Riding Center 765-414-8066 11030 S. 200 W., Brookston, IN 47923 www.therapiontrc.com Therapion TRC provides equine assisted programs for children with disabilities, children who have been abused or neglected, and youth at-risk. Our volunteer mentors receive special training to prepare them for their responsibilities and may choose to work directly with children or to work ―behind the scenes‖ performing clerical, fundraising, organizational, and other duties. Volunteer mentors that choose to work with children can work in any of the above listed programs or any combination of these programs. Volunteers are always needed to help with the horses, including exercising and barn management activities.

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Wildcat Wildlife Center 765-463-5724 4709 N. 400 W., Delphi, IN 46923 www.wildcatwildlifecenter.org Help with animal care giving, general building maintenance, construction, fundraising, or setting up a computer recordkeeping system. Wolf Park 765-567-2265 4004 E. 800 N., Battleground, IN 47923 www.wolfpark.org Volunteers on Howl Nights and weekend will collect entrance money from the public, direct traffic, give tours, staff the gift shop and help clean enclosures and aid with other maintenance. Volunteers during the week get to help feed and water the wolves and other animals, assist with animal care of wolves, bison, coyotes, foxes and sheep, help with ground upkeep.

Arts
Art Museum of Greater Lafayette 765-742-1128 th Street, IN 47905 102 S. 10 www.artlafayette.org The museum needs volunteers to help with landscape and yard maintenance. Also volunteers are needed to help visitors in the Art Museum galleries and in the museum gift shop. Chancel Players 765-742-2693 1721 Meharry St., Lafayette, IN 47904 Produces entertaining, thought provoking plays with a moral and ethical focus from the Judeo-Christian perspective; brings together persons of different faiths to promote insight and understanding of others. Volunteers can participate in a variety of activities from acting to behind the scenes tasks. Civic Theater 765-423-7529 th St., Lafayette, IN 47901 313 N. 5 www.lafayettecivic.com Test your skills at set design, lighting, sound, acting, directing, producing, etc. You can also help with clerical work or around the building with general maintenance. Friends of Fiddlers Gathering 765-742-1419 638 North St., Lafayette, IN 47901 Help promote the appreciation of the music of our nation’s heritage. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, teardown, and to work during the festival in June. Lafayette Symphony 765-742-6463 th St., Lafayette, IN 47901 111 N. 6 www.lafayettesympohony.org Answer telephones, sell tickets, usher performances, help with fundraising or event planning are just some of the ways you can participate with the Lafayette Symphony. Long Center for the Performing Arts 765-742-5664 th St., Lafayette, IN 47901 111 N. 6 www.longcentertheater.com Help organize historic performing arts information as an archivist or use your creative skills to decorate display cases. Volunteer ushers are also needed for various shows throughout the year. Tippecanoe Arts Federation 765-423-2787 638 North St., Lafayette, IN 47901 www.tippecanoearts.org The Taste of Tippecanoe Festival returns every June and always needs volunteers. Help set-up for the big event, sell food tickets, check identification, help clean-up, etc. Individuals and Groups can also help with grounds maintenance on scheduled days.

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Tippecanoe County Historical Association 765-476-8411 909 South St., Lafayette, IN 47901 www.tcha.mus.in.us/ Volunteer to give tours or work in the gift shop. Volunteers can do research, photography, or create displays for the museum. The Feast of the Hunters’ Moon can always use volunteers. Help set-up or clean up, staff a booth or dress up in 17th century clothing.

Clerical/Administration
American Cancer Society 765-449-4799 401 South Earl Ave. Ste. 1A, Lafayette, IN 47904 www.cancer.org Assist staff with clerical work: answer telephones; help visitors with patient services and information, and much more. American Red Cross 765-742-6975 th St. Ste. 101, Lafayette, IN 47904 615 N. 18 www.tippearc.org Serve in many different administrative areas. Marketing, fund raising, serving on the Board of Directors and committees as well as developing new programs are ways that volunteers can become involved. Area IV Agency on Aging & Community Action Programs 765-447-7683 660 N. 36th St., Lafayette, IN 47905 www.areaivagency.org Assist with filing, answering phones, photocopying and other clerical tasks. Volunteers can help anytime between 8 a.m.5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Coalition for a Safe & Drug-Free Tippecanoe County 765-471-9916 100 Sawmill Rd., Ste. 2204, Lafayette, IN 47905 www.drugfreetippecanoe.org Assist the director with managing the organization of the office and preparing regular mailings. Assist on one of the many committees. Must be 18 or older. Training is available. Community & Family Resource Center 765-742-5046 100 Sawmill Road, Ste 3200, Lafayette, IN 47902 www.cfrc.org Counseling Center- Assist with administrative work, data entry, and filing in either the Family Centered Services or Clinical Services programs. Hanna Community Center 1201 N. 18th St., Lafayette, IN 47905 Answer phones in the afternoon, or help with mailings. 765-742-0191 www.hannacntr.org

Heartford House 765-420-9764 P.O. Box 6853 Lafayette, IN 47903 www.heartfordhouse.org Assist with miscellaneous office duties such as filing, shredding, and copying. A volunteer is also needed to compose a quarterly newsletter. International Center 765-743-4353 523 Russell St., West Lafayette, IN 47906 www.intlctr.org Help new citizens improve their English by becoming a language tutor. Volunteers can become English teachers, conversation group leaders, conversation partners, receptionists, or help with other office duties.

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Planned Parenthood 765-446-8078 964 Mezzanine Dr., Lafayette, IN 47905 www.ppin.org Assist with filing, computer data entry, assembling educational materials, and general office help. Please fill out a volunteer form online. St. Elizabeth Medical Center 765-423-6114 1501 Hartford St., Lafayette, IN 47903 www.ste.org There are many opportunities at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. You can volunteer with patient registration, patient mail service, flower delivery cart, coffee cart, and much more. Tippecanoe Community Health Clinic 765-742-1567 1716 Hartford St., Lafayette, IN 47904 www.tchclafayette.org Help with client interaction and clerical work such as filing, data entry, report preparation, statistical data gathering, chart retrieval, and helping with special projects. Volunteers are also needed to help with small projects around the building on a weekly basis. Therapion Therapeutic Riding Center 765-414-8066 11030 S. 200 W., Brookston, IN 47923 www.therapiontrc.com Therapion TRC provides equine assisted programs for children with disabilities, children who have been abused or neglected, and youth at-risk. Our volunteer mentors receive special training to prepare them for their responsibilities and may choose to work directly with children or to work ―behind the scenes‖ performing clerical, fundraising, organizational, and other duties. Volunteer mentors that choose to work with children can work in any of the above listed programs or any combination of these programs. Volunteers are always needed to help with the horses, including exercising and barn management activities. Trinity Mission 765-742-1060 817 N. 12th St., Lafayette, IN 47904 www.trinitymission.net Assist with general office tasks such as filing, answering the phone and interacting with the public. Volunteers are also needed to assist with mailings. Twenty-first Century Scholars 501 Harrison St. Ste. A, West Lafayette, IN 47906 Assist with general office tasks and clerical work. Wabash Center 2000 Greenbush, Lafayette, IN 47903 Assist with administrative work, data entry, and filing in adult services divisions. 765-496-0046 www.purdue.edu/TFCS 765-423-5531
www.wabashcenter.com

YMCA 765-474-3448 th St., Lafayette, IN 47905 1950 S. 18 www.lafayettefamilyymca.org Work with the public by greeting members and registering individuals for programs. Volunteers also file, help with mailings, and assist with other duties. Volunteering can take place Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Training is available. YWCA 765-742-7029 th St. Lafayette, IN 47901 605 N. 6 www.ywca.org/lafayette Be available to help with stuffing envelopes, collating, sealing, and labeling on short notice. You can also help the Women’s Cancer Program (WCP) with general clerical tasks. For the WCP, please call 765-742-4375. Volunteers will help with answering phones and doors during office hours (9am-4pm). Also, assist with organizing donations, create a resource 5

book for clients to use, make copies for different handouts, date entry, organize and clean up office supplies and areas. Volunteers must be 18 +, able to attend a short training, and supply a $20 background check fee.

Counseling/Mentoring/Advocating
American Red Cross 765-742-6975 th St. Ste. 101, Lafayette, IN 47904 615 N. 18 www.tippearc.org Volunteers are needed to serve on the Disaster Action Team, where they will respond to local disasters, including singlefamily disaster and rehabilitation to local emergency personnel. Also, volunteers can provide around the clock, around the world communication as an Armed Forces Emergency Service volunteer. Cary Home for Children 765-474-4616 1530 S. 18th St., Lafayette, IN 47905 www.caryhome.org Become a mentor to a troubled youth (12-17 years old) in the Juvenile Alternatives Mentoring Program. Must be 21 or older. Hours are flexible. Training is provided. Mentors will be matched up with participants based on common interests. Crisis Center 765-742-0244 1244 N. 15th St., Lafayette, IN 47904 www.lafayettecrisiscenter.org If you are at least 18 years old, you can help people in crisis. Lend a caring, empathetic ear to others by answering the Crisis Phone Line. Forty-five hours of training is provided and required; a one-year commitment is requested. Habitat for Humanity 765-423-4590 420 South 1st St., Lafayette, IN 47905 www.lafayettehabitat.org Serve as a liaison between a family and Habitat to ensure that the family understands the requirements of becoming a Habitat homeowner. Matrix Lifeline Pregnancy Center 765-742-1533 1824 Maple St., Lafayette, IN 47904 Matrix offers free pregnancy tests, life-affirming options for those facing difficult pregnancy decisions, and support services for pregnant women and families with young children. Volunteers are needed for pregnancy testing and consultation, to assist clients in the clothing room, to serve as parenting instructors in the Earn While You Learn education/incentive program, for administrative/office help and to assist with fund-raising events. Ombudsman Program 765-423-5327 639 Columbia St., Lafayette, IN 47901 Visit and observe long term care facilities across 8 county areas and prepare reports on your findings. Individuals interested in advocating for residents' rights are encouraged to apply. Hours are flexible. Must be 21 or older and have reliable transportation and valid drivers' license. SURF Club 765-742-1033 316 N. 3rd St., Lafayette, IN 47901 Help answer the crisis line, perform administrative tasks and delegate activities to meeting members once a week for a four or eight-hour shift. Must be compassionate, non-judgmental and empathetic. Therapion Therapeutic Riding Center 765-414-8066 11030 S. 200 W., Brookston, IN 47923 www.therapiontrc.com Therapion TRC provides equine assisted programs for children with disabilities, children who have been abused or neglected, and youth at-risk. Our volunteer mentors receive special training to prepare them for their responsibilities and may choose to work directly with children or to work ―behind the scenes‖ performing clerical, fundraising, organizational,

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and other duties. Volunteer mentors that choose to work with children can work in any of the above listed programs or any combination of these programs. Volunteers are always needed to help with the horses, including exercising and barn management activities. Tippecanoe CASA 765-423-9109 th floor Lafayette, IN 47901 301 Main St., Court House 5 www.tippecanoe.in.gov/casa Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a program that gives volunteers, age 21 and over, an opportunity to help some of the most vulnerable children in Tippecanoe County. CASA's are appointed by the court to represent the interests of an allegedly abused/neglected child. The CASA is responsible for investigating the facts of the case, recommending a course of action, and monitoring progress towards established goals while the case is under the jurisdiction of the court. Training is provided and a one-year commitment is required. Trinity Mission 765-742-1060 817 N. 12th St., Lafayette, IN 47904 www.trinitymission.net Volunteer opportunities are available to work with wonderful people needing encouragement. Trinity Mission Outlet Store needs help stocking and clerking. Special projects are available for small groups and people with limited time. Volunteers in Probation 765-423-9290 nd Floor, Lafayette, IN 47901 301 Main St. Court House 2 www.tippecanoe.in.gov/probation Become a mentor to an adult probationer. Volunteers must be 21 and older and be willing to make a yearlong commitment. Training is provided. YWCA/DVIPP 765-423-7029 th St., Lafayette, IN 47901 605 N. 6 www.ywca.org/lafayette Volunteer for the Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program (DVIPP) at the YWCA. Answer telephones for the crisis line, help with children’s groups, provide Spanish translation, help transport clients, help with painting and maintenance of buildings, and do yard work. Children’s Programming- Volunteers help the children’s group facilitator with childcare or older children during structured group times, these times vary between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm from Monday to Thursday. Volunteers must be 18 +, be able to attend a 1 hour training session, and supply $20 for a background check. Crisis Line- Volunteers will answer phones and help clients. Volunteers must be 18 + and be able to attend training totaling 20 hours, and supply $20 for a background check. Outreach- Volunteers will help the Outreach Coordinator with 9-1-1 cell phone, create & organize email distribution lists, organize, and help out with fundraisers, and travel to places to distribute information. Volunteers must be 18 + and be able to attend training totaling 20 hours, and supply $20 for a background check.

Environment
Chamber of Commerce 765-742-4041 337 Columbia St., Lafayette, IN 47901 www.lafayettechamber.com Clean up litter and trash all over the Lafayette area and help protect our environment. Help beautify our community by planting greenery and flowers in your very own Adopt-A-Spot plot. Lafayette Parks Department 1915 Scott St., Lafayette, IN 47904 Volunteer for seasonal gardening and other maintenance work in local parks. Lafayette Tree Fund 1029 Kenwood Dr., Lafayette, IN 47905 Volunteer to help clean up litter, plant and prune trees, and maintain green areas. 765-807-1500 www.lafayette.in.gov/parks 765-447-1988 www.treelafayette.org

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NICHES Land Trust 765-423-1605 300 Main St., Ste 219, Lafayette, IN 47901 www.nicheslandtrust.org Become a volunteer steward by working on one of NICHES properties to help maintain and improve its ecosystems and infrastructure, (remove invasive plant species, pick up trash, mow, put in plants, water plants, clear trails, etc.). Individual volunteers must be 18 and be able to work outside and handle the equipment. Tippecanoe County Soil & Water Conservation 765-474-9992 x 3 1812 Troxel Dr., Suite C3, Lafayette, IN 47909 www.tippecanoeswdc.org Volunteers are needed to stencil ―Dump No Waste—Drains to Stream‖ on area drains. Families, groups and kids are welcome to help with this project. Volunteers can also help with education presentations and clerical work. West Lafayette Tree Fund 1700 Lindberg Rd. Apt. #122, West Lafayette, IN 47906 Volunteer to help clean up litter, plant trees, and maintain green areas. West Lafayette Parks Department 609 Navajo, West Lafayette, IN 47906 Assist with outdoor projects involving park upkeep throughout the year. 765-463-7417

765-775-5110 www.parks.city.west-lafayette.in.us

Wildcat Creek Foundation 765-497-3583 1100 Hillcrest Rd., West Lafayette, IN 47906 www.wildcatcreekfoundation.org Preserve the natural heritage of the Wildcat Creek valley. Plant trees, install tree protectors, remove plants & weeds, or clean up the area.

Health
American Red Cross-Disaster Health Services 765-742-6975 th St. Ste. 101, Lafayette, IN 47904 615 N. 18 www.tippearc.org Disaster Health Services provides assessment and evaluation of healthcare needs, first aid to clients and relief workers, emotional support, help clients find resources for health related needs, disaster-specific health promotion and disease prevention education, collaboration with public health authorities, and to help supplement to the existing service delivery system for community health care. Requirements- be a licensed Health Professional (RN, MD, Nursing Student, etc.). Training will be provided. American Red Cross-Disaster Mental Health 765-742-6975 th St. Ste. 101, Lafayette, IN 47904 615 N. 18 www.tippearc.org Work alongside, support, and assist Red Cross employees and other volunteers, as well as other emergency responders in disasters ranging from single-family fires to large natural or manmade disasters affecting hundreds or thousands. Requirement- licensed mental health professionals. Training provided. Serenity Hospice 765-446-9100 1221 S. Creasy Lane, Ste. H, Lafayette, IN 47905 www.serenity-hospice.com Volunteers can work in an administrative capacity or in a Care Companion area by being a good listener, reading to patients, talking, doing small household tasks, and lending emotional support to the patient and family. All training is provided. St. Elizabeth Regional Health Home & St. Elizabeth’s Hospitals 765-449-5060 2400 South St., Lafayette, IN 47904 www.ste.org Volunteers have the opportunity to serve in both patient and non-patient care areas. You can help with sewing, flower arranging, craft groups, the gift cart, hospital tours, the recycling program, or as a host in the waiting rooms. Volunteers are

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needed in the surgery and intensive care waiting rooms to provide information and assist patients’ family members and friends. St. Elizabeth Hospice 765-423-6924 1415 Salem St., Lafayette, IN 47904 www.ste.org Provide respite for caregivers, emotional support, a listening ear and companionship to hospice patients and their families. Tasks also include assisting with shopping, yard work or household chores. Training is provided; must be 21 or older.

Homelessness/Hunger
Community & Family Resource Center 765-742-5046 330 Fountain St., Lafayette, IN 47902 www.cfrc.org You can help someone in need by volunteering for the Emergency Service Program. This referral service helps homeless families receive food and shelter. Volunteers help this program by working in the CFRC Food Pantry that operates Tuesdays, Thursday, and Fridays from 12pm- 2:30 pm. Food Finders Food Bank 765-471-0062 50 Olympia Ct., Lafayette, IN 47909 www.food-finders.org Volunteers can help with a large variety of activities including: unload trucks, help deliver backpack food for schools, or sort food Monday- Friday 8 am-5 pm. If you have a car, you can help by picking up donations at area merchants once a week and delivering them to the Food Bank. If you are mechanically inclined you can conduct minor repair work. On-going and one-time-only opportunities available, as well as several major events throughout the year. Training is provided. Habitat for Humanity 765-423-4590 420 South 1st St., Lafayette, IN 47905 www.lafayettehabitat.org You can help build a dream home, help organize volunteer crews, find properties, cook meals for the other volunteers, or help families with financial arrangements.

Lafayette Neighborhood Housing 765-423-1284 th St., Lafayette, IN 47904 20 N. 6 www.nhslaf.org Be a maintenance volunteer by performing exterior landscaping and general maintenance. You could also be a filing clerk volunteer by helping with clerical tasks and data entry. Lafayette Transitional Housing 765-423-2691 615 N. 18th St., Lafayette, IN 47901 www.lthc.net Assist case managers in helping the homeless become self-sufficient - volunteers with some college education preferred. Paint, clean, help with yard work, assist with minor and major household repairs; this can be a group or individual project. Volunteers are also needed to help with data entry. Lafayette Urban Ministry 765-423-2691 525 N. 4th St., Lafayette, IN 47901 www.lafayetteurbanministry.org Prepare a hot meal for 30-35 people and deliver it to the homeless shelter at 8:30 pm. If you have a group, bring them in and they can prepare the meal in the kitchen (Please call ahead of time). Matthew 25 Care & Share 765-742-2704 612 Wabash Ave., Lafayette, 47905 Commonly known as the St. Ann Soup Kitchen, Matthew 25 Care & Share, has been providing carryout meals to the community’s people in need since 1982. Volunteers are needed to assist in preparing the soup, packaging the meals for

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distribution, distributing the meals, receiving and sorting donated items, and general cleaning of the kitchen. Training is provided. Meals on Wheels 765-429-6325 1501 Hartford St., Lafayette, IN 47904 www.lafayettemealsonwheels.com If you have a car, you can deliver meals to elderly/homebound individuals at your convenience from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on weekdays or help to package and seal meals from 9-10:30. Volunteer must have a valid driver’s license. Salvation Army 765-742-0006 1110 Union St., Lafayette, IN 47904 www.salvationarmyindiana.org/lafayette Volunteers can collect food and needed items, stock shelves, prepare grocery bags for food pantry distribution, or prepare a meal for 20 residents and deliver it to the shelter. Volunteers can also assist with sorting and distributing clothing. St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry 765-742-4079 600 Ferry St., Lafayette, IN 47901 www.lafayetteurbanministry.org/food.html Help give out food to clients and give them choices if possible. Help buy, load, or deliver food to the pantry. Volunteers should have a cheerful disposition and be patient. Volunteers are usually scheduled to help one day a month, on Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Volunteers must be 14 or older. Training is provided.

Kids/Youth
Big Brothers/Big Sisters 765-446-2227 3805 Fortune Dr. Ste 2, Lafayette, IN 47905 www.bbbslaf.com Give your time and energy to a child who needs a positive influence in his/her life. Volunteers must be 19 or older and able to spend anywhere from 40 minutes to 3 hours a week with a child for one year. School-Based Mentoring (Bigs In School) -Volunteer mentors are matched one-to-one with children in grades one through five at Miller, Vinton, Glen Acres, Miami and Murdock Elementary Schools. Matches meet 1/week at the school during the lunch hour (~40 minutes) with a focus of building a friendship. YMCA Bigs - At-risk elementary school-age children in the YMCA after-school program are matched one-to-one with caring, adult mentors. Matches meet for 1 hour/week and enjoy using the YMCA facility. Community Program-A Big Brother, Big Sister, or Big Couple spend 2-4 hours per week with a child (couples must have been married at least 2 years to be eligible) doing various activities (ex: going on a picnic, watching a movie, talking a walk). Faith Partners-Nonviolent juvenile offenders will be matched with either individuals or couples from a faith community. Faith Connection-Children between the ages of 6-14 whose parents request a mentoring relationship with a faith focus on matched with individuals or couples from a faith community. 765-742-2991 765-471-1973 www.bgclub.lafayette.in.us Volunteers are needed to assist with homework help time (3- 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs), and at various times of the year to run drug awareness/prevention classes, girls self-esteem groups, sports clubs, computer technology programs, dance and various other groups. Anyone with a specific talent or interest is also welcome to share. Cary Home for Children 765-474-4616 1530 S. 18th St., Lafayette, IN 47905 www.caryhome.org Become a mentor to a troubled youth (12-17 years old) in the Juvenile Alternatives Mentoring Program. Must be 21 or older. Hours are flexible. Training is provided. Mentors will be matched up with participants based on common interests. Boys & Girls Club-Lynn Treece - 1529 N. 10th St., Lafayette, IN 47904 Beck Lane Boys & Girls Club - 2112 Beck Lane, Lafayette, IN 47909

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Community & Family Resource Center 765-742-5046 330 Fountain St., Lafayette, IN 47901 www.cfrc.org Have fun and volunteer in the Youth Development Program at the CFRC. Youth Underground is a program for youth ages 6-18. Volunteers are needed to assist with homework, play sports and games, be a positive role model, coach kids or referee, or help teens develop their communication skills, resumes, and other working skills. Girl Scouts of Central Indiana 317-924-6896 th St. Ste.203, Lafayette, IN 47905 615 N. 18 www.girlscoutsindiana.org Volunteers are needed to work directly with girls to plan and carry out the program as Troop or Assistant Troop Leaders. You can also help develop and facilitate workshops for the girl scouts or be a resource center volunteer. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Group Homes for Children 765-447-7410 3307 Longlois Dr., Lafayette, IN 47904 www.grouphomesforchildren.org Become a Town Pal and mentor a child. Help him/her develop high self-esteem. Volunteers must be 21 years old, pass a criminal history check, and have a valid license; training is provided. Hanna Community Center 765-742-0191 th St., Lafayette, IN 47905 1201 N. 18 www.hannacntr.org Volunteer to assist with the after school program from 3-6 pm. Help with snacks, tutoring, games, arts & crafts, sports, etc. Head Start (CFRC) 765-449-0487 3600 Eisenhower Rd., Lafayette, IN 47905 www.cfrc.org Assist teachers with 3 & 4 year olds in the classroom. Volunteers can help with classroom preparation by helping with set up and clean up at mealtimes, assist in preparing bulleting boards, and play games with the children. Volunteers can also assist in the classroom by reinforcing the rules of the classroom, reading stories, participating in music, supervising the children, and serving food. Volunteers are also needed as Bus Monitors in the morning and afternoon. Kids Connection (Wabash Center) 765-423-5531 2000 Greenbush, Lafayette, IN 47904 www.wabashcenter.com Join the Kids Connection and help with special needs children. Help with classroom activities, read to the kids, help with naptime, take walks, etc. Volunteers must be over 18 and training will be provided. Kids First 765-409-2148 2300 Cason St., Lafayette, IN 47904 Volunteers are always needed to become puppeteers. Individuals teach children ages 6 to 12 about disabilities and differences through skits. You can also assist with mailings, photographing a Kids First performance, updating scrapbooks, cleaning the puppets, changing puppet costumes, writing an article for the newsletter, etc. McAllister Recreation Center 765-807-1360 th St., Lafayette, IN 47904 2351 N. 20 www.lafayette.in.gov/mcallister Provide recreational programming, maintain sports field maintenance for youth activities, or help decide on costuming for Summer Theater. Host a holiday party for pre-school children. Mourning & Dancing 765-742-7302 th St., Lafayette, IN 47901 500 N. 6 www.trailsofhopecamp.org Become a Facilitator or a buddy for the yearly trails of hope camp held at camp Tecumseh. Volunteers must like to work with children, be 18 or older, and be able to stay at camp for the entire weekend. Training is provided.

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Murdock FOCUS After School Program 765-771-6128 2100 Cason St., Lafayette, IN 47904 www.lsc.k12.in.us/schools/murdock Children, grades 1 through 5, in the Murdock Elementary after-school program are matched one-to-one with a child. Matches meet for 1½ hours weekly between 2:45-5:15. Volunteers work one-on-one or in a small group helping children with homework, reading, playing games, and building a friendship. Tippecanoe Community Health Clinic 765-742-1567 1716 Hartford St., Lafayette, IN 47904 www.tchclafayette.org Staff a unique shop where clients may purchase baby items, clothing, and equipment with coupons they have earned. Also, volunteers are needed to assist with the Reach Out and Read program. This program encourages children to love books by reading to pediatric patients in our waiting room while waiting for the appointments. Tippecanoe County Childcare 765-742-4033 Address varies with each center- Lafayette & WL Locations www.tcchildcare.com Volunteers can work with pre-school children at centers by reading to them, supervising arts and crafts, helping with special events, parties, or bus supervision. Volunteers can also help with sanitizing toys, tables, chairs, or cleaning and organizing rooms and closets. Cool School is an after school program for children between the ages of 5 and 11 at Miller and Earhart Elementary Schools. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available during Cool School including: help with parties, teaching sports, tutoring/homework, arts/crafts, drama, and much more.

Law
Legal Aid 765-742-1068 th St., Lafayette, IN 47901 212 N. 5 www.dcwi.com/~lactc/ Gain experience in case research, general office duties, and client in-take. Training is provided and confidentiality is required. Legal Services 765-423-5327 639 Columbia St., Lafayette, IN 47901 www.indianajustice.org Learn more about the legal system while you volunteer. You can assist with client interviews and applications. Training is provided, and a commitment of six months is required. Teen Court (CFRC) 765-742-5046 330 Fountain Street, Lafayette, IN 47901 www.cfrc.org Tippecanoe County Teen Court is a diversion program for first time adolescent offenders. Teen court utilizes both teen and adult volunteers. Teen volunteers work with other members of the Student Advisory Board (STAB) to determine fair consequences for offenders. Being a STAB member provides volunteers with education, training, and ―hands-on‖ participation in the juvenile justice system. This experience enhances formal education in government, promotes respect for the law and encourages volunteering in the community. STAB members are trained in the following positions: bailiff, clerk, attorney, and jury foreperson. Adult volunteers are needed to assist on court nights and mentor offenders during community service projects. Tippecanoe CASA 765-423-9109 301 Main St., Court House 5th floor, Lafayette, IN 47901 www.tippecanoe.in.gov/casa Court Appointed Special Advocates is a program that gives volunteers, age 21 and over, an opportunity to help some of the most vulnerable children in Tippecanoe County. CASA's are appointed by the court to represent the interests of an allegedly abused/neglected child. The CASA is responsible for investigating the facts of the case, recommending a course of action, and monitoring progress towards established goals while the case is under the jurisdiction of the court. Training is provided.

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Tippecanoe County Probation Department 765-423-9290 nd floor, Lafayette, IN 47901 301 Main St., Courthouse 2 www.tippecanoe.in.gov/probation Volunteers are needed on weekdays or evenings to provide defendants with information referral, enabling them to follow the guidelines of their probation. If you are 21 years + you can be a mentor for a young, non-violent offender. You can also help with general office work such as answering phones, mailing, and filing. Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office 765-423-9305 301 Main St. Courthouse 4th floor, Lafayette, IN 47901 www.tippecanoe.in.gov/prosecutor Volunteers are needed on weekdays to help with general office work such as copying, typing, and filing. Volunteers should be 18 years +, have a clean criminal record, and interested in law.

Seniors
Area IV Agency on Aging & Community Action Programs 660 N. 36th St., Lafayette, IN 47905 Help plan the Senior Summer Games. Planning starts in January. 765-447-7683 www.areaivagency.org

Caregiver Companion 765-423-1879 612 Wabash Ave., Lafayette, IN 47905 www.caregivercompanion.org Give respite to the caregivers by staying with the loved one while the caregiver gets away for a couple of hours. Provide light transportation, laundry, simple repairs, or visiting for the ill, frail, or disabled who need minor help to live in their homes. Digby House 765-471-8552 167 West 240 South, Lafayette 47909 www.alcco.com Assist with games (i.e., bingo, cards, yard games); pass out refreshments; visit one-on-one with certain residents; help with exercise class and socialize while walking with residents. Cumberland Pointe Healthcare 765-463-2571 1051 Cumberland Ave., West Lafayette, IN 47906 www.georgedavismanor.com Play an instrument, sing, read to the residents, help write letters, play cards, host a bingo game, celebrate holidays, bring your pet to visit, etc. Volunteers are needed to help with afternoon Bingo 3 times a week. Heritage Healthcare 765-463-1541 3401 Soldiers Home Rd., West Lafayette, IN 47906 Share your talents, sing, play an instrument, read, or play games. Visit with the residents-- talk to them about your vacation, job, or hobbies, etc. Indiana Veterans Home 765-463-1502 3851 N. River Rd., W. Lafayette, IN 47906 Be a resident visitor, nursing unit volunteer, wheelchair transporter, veteran history interviewer or computer lab assistant. Volunteers are also needed to help with delivery of meal trays and general office tasks in the volunteer office. Volunteers are also needed to assist with the IVH computer lab. The computer lab is entirely volunteer staff and volunteers assist residents with basic computer procedures. Mulberry Retirement Home 765-296-2911 502 W. Jackson, Mulberry, IN 46058 www.mulberryretirement.com Participate in recreational group activities such as bingo, or spend time one-on-one with a resident. Ombudsman Program 639 Columbia St., Lafayette, IN 47901 765-423-5327

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Advocate for senior citizen's rights by becoming a Resident Visitor - visit and observe long term care facilities and prepare reports. Hours are flexible; a 4-hours/month commitment is required. Must be 21 or older, have reliable transportation and possess a valid driver's license. Training is offered. Regency Place 765-477-7791 300 Windy Hill Dr., Lafayette, IN 47905 www.regencylafayette.com Interact one-on-one with residents by visiting, reading or doing arts and crafts with them. Volunteers can also help with other social activities such as Bingo and musical programs. Opportunities are available any day of the week, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Volunteers must be 16 or older and have a TB test completed. Rosewalk Village 765-447-9431 1903 Union St., Lafayette, IN 47904 www.americansrcommunities.com Volunteer to do one-on-one visits, recreational programs, or exercise activities with residents. Make new friends while helping residents with their sewing projects or writing letters. Volunteers can also help with office work. St. Anthony’s Healthcare 765-423-4861 1205 N. 14th St., Lafayette, IN 47904 www.stanthonyhealthcare.com Help out with Bingo, host a sing-a-long, Black Jack game, or just spend some time with the residents one-on-one. St. Mary’s Healthcare Center 765-447-4102 2201 Cason St., Lafayette, IN 47904 www.stmaryshealthcarecenter.org Assist with recreational activities such as playing cards or Bingo. Get to know the residents on an individual basis by socializing. Tippecanoe County Council on Aging 765-447-2311 1915 Scott St., Lafayette, IN 47904 www.tippecanoeseniors.org Help with Bingo nights, dance nights and annual events such as the Christmas dinner and New Years’ Eve day dinner. Assist seniors as a computer tutor by helping them learn basic computer skills; volunteers may set their own schedule and use the Senior Center computer lab. Volunteers with special talents and skills may share them with seniors through special seminars and volunteers with skills in home repair may assist with the Senior Home Assistance Repair Program (SHARP). Volunteers are also needed to answer phones and do various office tasks, as well as, help in the Senior Center gift shop. Tippecanoe County Council on Aging 765-447-2311 1915 Scott St., Lafayette, IN 47904 www.tippecanoeseniors.org Volunteers are needed as computer tutors to work one-on-one with seniors at the Senior Center of Tippecanoe to help them learn computer basics. Flexible scheduling based on your availability, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Must have basic personal computer skills and ability to tutor older adults who have little or no computer skills. A workbook is provided as a guide for tutoring sessions. Tippecanoe Villa 765-463-3662 5307 N. 50 West, West Lafayette, IN 47906 www.tippecanoe.in.gov/villa Be a listening ear to residents who want to share their stories. Volunteers are needed who know sign language and would like to interact with hearing impaired residents or teach sign language to residents. Volunteers are also needed to paint nail and give manicures. Many volunteer opportunities are available each day of the week. University Place 765-464-5606 1700 Lindberg Rd., West Lafayette, 47906 www.universityplace.org Visit one-on-one with residents in the assisted living facilities. Share stories about your vacation or schoolwork and listen to residents talk about their past and present adventures.

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Westminster Village Health Care 765-463-7546 2741 N. Salisbury, West Lafayette, IN 47906 www.wvwl.org Visit with residents one-on-one or help with group activities. The residents enjoy chair exercise, bingo, music and singing, cooking, and arts & crafts.

Shelters
Lafayette Transitional Housing 765-420-7027 th St., Lafayette, IN 47904 615 N. 18 www.lthc.net Bag food for the community in the food pantry Tuesdays or Thursdays. Hang up clothing and sort through donations in the clothing room. Help with painting, general clean up, landscaping and overall maintenance of the Lincoln Center. Some office work is also available. Lafayette Urban Ministry 765-423-2691 525 N. 4th St., Lafayette, IN 47901 www.lafayetteurbanministry.org Volunteer to stay overnight in the homeless shelter, 8:30 pm - 7:30 am to help staff with supervision and general duties. Volunteer groups can also assist by preparing a meal in the evening. Mental Health America Day Shelter 765-742-1800 914 Columbia St., Lafayette, IN 47901 www.mhalafayette.org Volunteers are needed to visit with the homeless, and to supervise. Groups can help by preparing a meal. YWCA/ DVIPP- Women’s Shelter 765-423-4486 605 N. 6th St., Lafayette, IN 47901 www.ywca.org/lafayette The Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program (DVIPP) needs volunteers to answer crisis lines, assist with childcare, and do yard work for the shelter. For more details, see the YWCA section under Counseling/ Mentoring/ Advocating.

Special Needs
The ARC (Wabash Center) 765-423-5531 2000 Greenbush, Lafayette, IN 47904 www.wabashcenter.com Spend an hour or two a week shopping, walking, or talking with a developmentally disabled citizen. You can also help with monthly field trips such as bowling, movies, dances, dinners, etc. EmployAbilities (Wabash Center) 765-423-5531 2000 Greenbush, Lafayette, IN 47904 www.wabashcenter.com Assist an adult who is disabled with his/her job at Greenbush Industries. Provide supervision and encouragement, while your buddy is assembling, inspecting or sorting industrial and medical parts. Kids Connection (Wabash Center) 765-423-5531 2000 Greenbush, Lafayette, IN 47904 www.wabashcenter.com Join the Kids Connection and help with special needs children. Help with classroom activities, read to the kids, help with naptime, take walks, etc. Volunteers must be over 18 and training will be provided. Mental Health America 765-742-1800 914 South St., Lafayette, IN 47901 www.mhalafayette.org Volunteers can help with the Compeer program by participating in the Compeer Circle or as a Compeer Match. You can provide a supportive group environment for socially isolated and specially challenged adults by participating in group

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activities two or three times a month, or you can be matched in a one-to-one friendship with an adult with special needs and spend 1 hour a week doing activities you both enjoy. Volunteers must be 19 or older. PEAKS Riding Center 765-385-2260 2218 E. 700 N., Pine Village, IN 47975 www.peaksatpinecreek.com Volunteers are needed to assist with lessons, horse care, horse exercising, special events, photography, grant writing, and fundraisers. Therapion Therapeutic Riding Center 765-414-8066 11030 S. 200 W., Brookston, IN 47923 www.therapiontrc.com Therapion TRC provides equine assisted programs for children with disabilities, children who have been abused or neglected, and youth at-risk. Our volunteer mentors receive special training to prepare them for their responsibilities and may choose to work directly with children or to work ―behind the scenes‖ performing clerical, fundraising, organizational, and other duties. Volunteer mentors that choose to work with children can work in any of the above listed programs or any combination of these programs. Volunteers are always needed to help with the horses, including exercising and barn management activities.

Teaching/Tutoring
American Red Cross 765-742-6975 615 N. 18th St., Lafayette, IN 47904 www.tippearc.org Instructors needed for health & safety classes. Teach basic first aid procedures for poisoning, bleeding, burns, shock, and other emergencies as well as CPR/AED. Other programs include babysitters training, Scrubby Bear presentations on proper hygiene for children and Pet First Aid. International Center 765-743-4353 523 Russell St., West Lafayette, IN 47906 www.intlctr.org Help new citizens improve their English by becoming a language tutor. Volunteers can become English teachers, conversation group leaders, conversation partners, receptionists, or help with other office duties. Lafayette Adult Resource Academy 765-476-2920 1100 Elizabeth St., Ste. 3, Lafayette, IN 47904 www.lsc.k12.in.us/laraweb Volunteers assist teachers with morning, afternoon, or evening classes. Help is needed to enhance the learning process, you can work with individuals or groups on learning activities, help locate materials, provide skill practice, check student’s work, etc. Volunteers must have high school diploma or GED. Lafayette-West Lafayette Convention & Visitors Bureau 765-447-9999 301 Frontage Rd., Lafayette, IN 47905 www.homeofpurdue.com If you enjoy children and public speaking, you can become a volunteer tour guide for school groups at the Courthouse. Training is provided. Volunteers must be high school age or older. McAllister Recreation Center 765-807-1360 th St., Lafayette, IN 47904 2351 N. 20 www.lafayette.in.gov/mcallister/ Volunteer coaches are needed at certain times through the year for co-ed basketball. Volunteers can help throughout the year with different recreational programs. Murdock Elementary After School Program 2100 Cason St., Lafayette, IN 47904 765-771-6128 www.lsc.k12.in.us/schools/murdock

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Children in grades K through 5, in the after-school program are matched one-to-one with a child. Matches meet for 1½ hours weekly between 2:45 – 5:15 pm. Volunteers work one-on-one or in a small group helping children with homework, reading, playing games, and building a friendship. Twenty-first Century Scholars 765-496-0046 Purdue, South Campus Ct. A 501 Harrison St. W. Lafayette, IN 47906 www.purdue.edu/TFCS Work one-on-one or with a small group of middle school or high school students; provide academic assistance, encouragement and friendship. Tutoring middle school & high school aged students. Volunteers can accompany 21st Century Scholar students on college visits, and they can also help plan and chaperone events. Wabash Center 765-423-5531 2000 Greenbush St., Lafayette, IN 47904 www.wabashcenter.com Volunteers are needed to help adults with disabilities learn work skills. In addition, volunteers can help in Children’s Services by reading to the kids or supervising a field trip.

Transportation
American Cancer Society 765-449-4799 401 South Earl Ave., Ste. 1A, Lafayette, IN 47904 www.cancer.org Volunteers are needed for the Road to Recovery Program in which volunteers transport cancer patients to and from treatment centers. American Red Cross 765-742-6975 th St, Ste. 101, Lafayette, IN 47904 615 N. 18 www.tippearc.org You can volunteer your time to transport clients to medical appointments in Indianapolis, Marion, or Danville. A Red Cross vehicle is provided and a valid driver’s license required. Area IV Agency on Aging & Community Action Programs 765-447-7683 660 N. 36th St., Lafayette, IN 47905 www.areaivagency.org Escort elderly/disabled citizens to and from their medical appointments. You can also help by doing essential errands such as medication pick-up and grocery shopping. Caregiver Companion 765-423-1879 612 Wabash Ave., Lafayette, IN 47905 www.caregivercompanion.org Drivers are needed for the ill, frail, or disabled who live in their homes and cannot use public transportation. All appointments are within Tippecanoe County. Tippecanoe County Public Library 765-429-0100 627 South St., Lafayette, IN 47901 www.tcpl.lib.in.us V.I.P.S., Volunteers In Public Service, are a select group of individuals who donate their time and energy to helping the staff give the best service possible. V.I.P.S. do a variety of jobs from processing books to delivering materials to homebound patrons. Potential volunteers apply for specific volunteer jobs choosing from a list of available volunteer job descriptions. Volunteers are asked to make a time commitment of a set number of hours per week and to adhere to a set schedule. The times and schedules are mutually agreed upon between volunteers and their supervisors.

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Community and Family Resource Center 765-742-5046 330 Fountain St., Lafayette, IN 47902 www.cfrc.org Become a part of their Procurement Team/Solicitation. Team members will actively be involved with businesses in the community representing this not-for-profit social service agency. Excellent potential for short or long term volunteer experience. This is an ideal opportunity for professionals and students in the communications, marketing, public relations, purchasing or behavioral science fields. Training is provided. Heartford House 765-420-9764 P.O. Box 6853, Lafayette, IN 47903 www.heartfordhouse.org A volunteer is needed to assist with light housekeeping duties including vacuuming and dusting. International Friendship Program 765-496-7528 Purdue University, Schleman Hall room 136, 475 Stadium Mall Dr, West Lafayette, IN 47906 Learn about different cultures by developing rich personal relationships with Purdue international students. Provide Purdue international students with an opportunity to see local family life firsthand and to participate more fully in community life. Provide local residents/international students an opportunity to gain new perspectives by exchanging ideas and customs. It is recommended that families and students attempt to meet once a month, on the average. Incidentally, major holiday celebrations are generally of interest to many international students. Lafayette-West Lafayette Convention & Visitors Bureau 765-447-9999 301 Frontage Rd., Lafayette, IN 47905 www.homeofpurdue.com Volunteers are needed to provide information about Tippecanoe County to visitors in the area. You can also help with magazine mailings, answering the phones, and greeting guests who stop by. If you like working outdoors, there are many flowerbeds that could use a little pick-me-up. Latino Coalition of Tippecanoe County 765-420-7902 905 Brown St., Lafayette, IN 47904 Volunteers are needed to serve as translators. Volunteers may also serve as tutors for educational classes. Pride Lafayette 765-423-7579 658 Main St. Ste. 218, Lafayette, IN 47901 www.pridelafayette.org Volunteers are needed to assist with many fundraisers throughout the year including the Football Fundraiser to assist with parking at Purdue home football games, and a Valentine's dinner. Tippecanoe County Historical Association/ Battleground Museum 765-567-2147 200 Battleground Ave. Battleground, IN 47920 www.tcha.mus.in.us Museum docents/tour guides are needed at Fowler House, Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum or other sites. Assist a curator with research requests and exhibit research. You can also help in running the museum shop and interacting with the public. YWCA 765-742-7029 th St. Lafayette, IN 47901 605 N. 6 www.ywca.org/lafayette Volunteers who speak Spanish are needed to help translate documents, accompany clients to their meetings, and be on call to help Spanish speaking clients in the shelter. Volunteers must be 18 +, be able to attend a 20 hour training, and supply $20 for a background check.

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