Volunteer opportunities

*Will accept high school service hours

Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District/Recycling Center: America Recycles Day/Fall Amnesty will be held Nov. 14. Three volunteers are needed to help unload vehicles from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: Ross Keller, 812-376-2614, press 5 then 4 or email ross.keller@bartholomew.in.gov.

Family Services Inc.: Volunteers needed for a 5K and 10K walk/run event Nov. 14 at Southside Elementary School and the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds, County Road 200S. Information: Arriann Custer at 812-314-2319 or acuster@familyservicebc.org.

kidscommons: Needs 10 to 15 volunteers for each of several shifts Oct. 10 for the museum’s 10th anniversary. Information: Katie Schoeff at 812-378-3046 or katie.schoeff@kidscommons.org.

Bartholomew County Financial Literacy Coalition: Volunteers needed for its 23rd annual Reality Store Nov. 12 and Nov. 19 to teach students about real-life financial issues. Volunteers can choose to help during morning shifts from 7:45 a.m. to noon or afternoon shifts until 3:15 p.m. Volunteers can register at surveymonkey.com/r/TT9SRSJ.

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana: Needs leaders to host two meetings per month at Mount Healthy Elementary School and Hope Elementary School. Information: Girl Scouts of Central Indiana at 317-924-6818 or email kgraul@girlscoutsindiana.org.

Foundation For Youth: Needs volunteers for PAAL football field maintenance and serving concessions during games. Information: Jennifer Moore, 812-348-4558, ext. 207.

Bartholomew County Humane Society: Needs volunteers for animal feeding, cleaning and other tasks. Also sometimes need foster homes for special-needs animals and those recovering from injury. Information: 812-372-6063 or email at mjirwin@seidata.com.

Orphan Grain Train: Needs volunteers for a range of tasks at Jonesville warehouse. Tasks include unloading and sorting donated items for families in need. Information: Gene Ernst at indianaogt@gmail.com.

*Sans Souci: Helpers needed to hang clothing, sort donations and more at the agency’s thrift store. Information: Logan Richard at 812-372-3419 or email to info@sanssouci.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.

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.

Boy Scouts of America: Helpers needed for a range of tasks, such as fundraising and membership. Information: Bob DeWar at 812-657-5228 or bdewar@bsamail.org.

*Developmental Services Inc.: Help needed with general office work, a weekly cooking class and performance arts. Information: Amy Kleinert at 812-376-9404 or akleinert@dsiservices.org.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

*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.

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.

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.

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.

Mill Race Center: Needing drivers to take patients to doctor appointments amid three-hour shifts. Information: Dexter Fravel at dexter@millracecenter.org.

*Community Animal Rescue Effort: Needs volunteers to provide in-home care for dogs and cats until they are adopted by new owners. All veterinary care is paid by C.A.R.E. Food and litter may also be provided. Information: columbuscare@gmail.com

AARP Tax-Aide: Volunteers needed to help people with tax returns next year. Training begins in December. Information: Paul Davis, 812-372-0873, or email pejmdavis@sbcglobal.net.

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.

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Volunteers needed as mentors for male and female youngsters. Information: Laura Moses at 812-348-4558, ext. 217, or email to laura@foundationforyouth.com.