Time to give back

Temperatures have warmed with summer’s near arrival. Your heart can warm, too, when you reach to help others. Here are a variety of opportunities here and also on Page B??.

1 HOUR

Fly to the rescue: Volunteers are needed for morning and afternoon segments from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 13 for Columbus Municipal Airport’s Aviation Day featuring vintage aircraft, food and other activities. Some are needed for parking and grounds keeping. Some are needed to monitor children’s inflatable bounce houses. And others are needed to staff a welcome booth. The event will be conducted rain or shine, according to organizers. Information on volunteering for event: Columbus Parks Foundation, 812-376-2680

2 HOURS

Helpers on a roll: Volunteers are needed between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 20 for the Centra Foundation’s Smart Money Family Fun Bike Ride beginning at the Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave. Riders will have fun while learning about money and the importance of using it wisely. The ride, including two separate routes, will feature activities and questions related to money and the fun and importance of saving. Information: Annette Hoover at 812-314-0307 or ahoover@centra.org or Lyn Morgan at 812-314-0285 or lmorgan@centra.org 812-314-0285

3 HOURS

For the kids: United Way 2-1-1 is looking for volunteers to answer phones to register children for school supplies for the upcoming school year. Volunteers will enter information into a database, each weekday from Monday through July 31 at the United Way Center, 1531 13th St. Shift times vary from two to four hours between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Information: Dede Parker at 812-376-0011 or dparker@uwbarthco.org

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at bblair@therepublic.com or 812-379-5672.