Volunteer opportunities

*Will accept high school service hours

*Day of Service: On Friday across Bartholomew County to honor those from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. United Way of Bartholomew County has partnered with more than 30 nonprofit organizations to generate 900 volunteer opportunities. Information: Joy King at jking@uwbarthco.org or uwbarthco.org.

Bartholomew County Historical Society: Volunteers needed to help make costume patterns, simple sewing, pressing and related efforts. Hours are flexible, Wednesday through Friday at the Haw Creek Heritage Center, 111 Aiken St. in Hope. No experience necessary. All volunteers receive a background check. Information: Anna Barnett, education manager, at 812-372-3541 or abarnett@bartholomewhistory.org

Engage Columbus: Outgoing people needed to volunteer at the new center. Shifts vary from two to four hours, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays. Foreign language skills and experience with other cultures are a plus. Information: 812-375-0708 or pam@engagecolumbus.com

Bartholomew County Humane Society: Volunteers needed for cleaning, feeding, transporting animals to vets, answering phones, showing animals and other tasks. Information: 812-372-6063 or email at mjirwin@seidata.com

Love Chapel: Needs volunteers for truck delivery, janitorial work and food sorting and stocking, along with various office tasks. Information: Jane at 812-372-9421 or email to volunteer@columbuslovechapel.com.

Caring Parents Program: People needed to knit or crochet baby hats for newborn infants as part of the Period of Purple Crying education to family members of infants born at Columbus Regional Hospital. The program helps prevent shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma. Information: clickforbabies.org.

Columbus Regional Health: Volunteers needed in gift shop, at information desk, patient-care areas and elsewhere. Information: Mary Campbell at 812-376-5305 or mcampbell@crh.org or crh.org (click Foundation and Community, then Volunteer Opportunities).

*Sans Souci: Needs volunteers to hang donated clothing, sort through donations, work in thrift store. Accept walk-in individuals anytime during store hours (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends) Information: Logan Richard at 812-372-3419 or email at info@sanssouci.org

Turning Point Domestic Violence Services: Could use handymen repairing and maintaining some of the items in the domestic violence shelter. Needs helpers for 90 minutes of child care per week. Also needs adult volunteers to work with youngsters playing, reading, doing arts and crafts, watching children and giving the parent time to work on goal-related activities. Information: Anne Courtney, 812-379-9844, ext. 107, or annecourtney@turningpointdv.org.

*The Columbus Bike Co-op: Bike mechanic volunteers needed, with some tinkering experience helpful, five hours per month. Information: Cheryl Wright at 812-447-3941 or cheryldwright@gmail.com.

Mill Race Marathon: Organizers are seeking a variety of volunteers for its 5K walk/run, half- and full marathon Sept. 26. The event has donated $160,000 to local charities. Information: millracemarathon.com; click on volunteer icon for details. Information: Carol Price, 812-343-1211.

Parkside Court: Musicians needed to donate time to play or perform at the senior facility. Performers needed around 2 and 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Information: John Rawlins at 812-378-9795 or john.rawlins@holidaytouch.com.

*McDowell Education Center: Volunteer tutors needed to work with struggling adult readers. High school students are welcome, and although most volunteers focus on reading, sometimes there is a need for math, science and/or tutors for English language learners. New-tutor orientation and training is offered, but not required, for those who are interested. Information: Michelle Newland at 812-376-4451 or newlandm@bcsc.k12.in.us

*Minds on Math: Adult mentors are needed to work with struggling fourth-grade math students on specified curriculum from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday. A one-hour training session will be scheduled with interested volunteers. Information: Jennifer Steadman-Ryan or Donna Fehribach at 812-373-2191 or 812-378-4759, or mindsonmath@bcsc.k12.in.us.

iGrad: Helpers needed to mentor students in Grades 8 to 12. A mentor helps to insure the student makes positive life choices, stays in school and graduates with a life plan or pursuing post-secondary education. Information: iGradColumbus.com or Betty Lewis at blewis90@ivytech.edu.

Community Education Coalition: Seeks help with the Latino Mentor Program, which needs people to serve as volunteer mentors that work with guidance office staff to support Latino students in completing high school successfully and assist students and their families to understand and support the college-entry process. Community volunteers must complete an application and pass a criminal background check. Information: Luz Elena Michel at 812-314-8636 or lmichel@educationcoalition.com.

Just Friends Adult Day Service: Helper needed to clean and maintain a 55-gallon fish tank each month. Information: Barbara Cummings at 812-372-6415.

Developmental Services Inc.: Opportunities are open for volunteers with general office work, bingo events and a weekly cooking class Wednesdays at the agency serving developmentally disabled clients. Information: Kristiane Foga at 812-376-9404, ext. 161, or kfoga@dsiservices.org.

Eastside Community Center: Needs volunteers to teach classes and lead a discussion on “any subject that impacts our community positively,” according to organizers. The agency also needs people to come Tuesdays and highlight a range of topics that could range from gardening tips to staying on a budget. Information: Jeff Bradley at 812-376-7840 or jeff@eastcc.org.

Horizon House homeless shelter: Help needed sorting and stocking items, light maintenance, child sitting and with other tasks. Dana Gunter, shelter manager at 812-799-1062 or Michele Lee at 812-372-8407.

PAAL Football: Needs help with football field maintenance and concessions through November. Can assist with striping fields, maintaining grass and inventory and serving concessions during games, tournaments and kickoff events. Parents who have youth participating in the program are especially encouraged to volunteer. Information, contact Jennifer Moore, 812-348-4558, ext. 207 or moore@foundationforyouth.com.

Advocates for Children: Court-Appointed Special Advocate volunteers needed for case work and court case preparation. The average CASA volunteer gives 10 to 15 hours per month, working with everyone involved in an abused or neglected child’s case and preparing reports for the court. The only requirements are that you be 21 or older and have a passion for serving children. Information: Rick Scalf at 812-372-2808, ext. 3312, or by email at ricks@apowerfulvoice.org.

*Book Buddies: Volunteers needed to donate one hour a week to read with groups of two children. A one-hour training session and background check is required. Training is ongoing. Call 812-376-4461 or 812-378-4759 or email bookbuddies@bcsc.k12.in.us.

Foundation For Youth: Volunteers are needed weekdays after school as role models to interact with youth. Volunteers are welcome to join in a game of pool, help with an art activity, shoot hoops, help with homework and reading or just sit and talk with youngsters. Information: Josh Snyder, 812-372-7867 or joshua@foundationforyouth.com.

Hope Volunteers Organization: Answer phones, greet customers, availability between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. any day of the week, depending on volunteer’s interests. Monthly social gatherings for volunteers. Information: djekel@hopeinfocenter.com or 812-546-7038