If enough selfless residents feel the tug of being needed in a myriad of ways in Bartholomew County, there can be a shower of blessings upon many seeking volunteers during the month of April. And actually, volunteers themselves often say they are the ones showered with blessings as they give of themselves. Here are a few ways to do that, with more listings on Page B?.


Reading really is fundamental: Book Buddies seeks volunteers to listen to a child’s reading in the public elementary schools one hour per week. A one-hour training session and background check is provided. Information: 812-378-4759 or bookbuddies@bcsc.k12.in.us.


Simple steps of helping: Just Friends Adult Day Services seeks volunteer senior companions to assist with activities, conversation and games and needs walking coaches to walk with participants within Mill Race Center during inclement weather and outside the facility in nice weather. Time: One- to two-hour shifts anytime between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: Marilyn Clerc at admin@justfriendscolumbus.com or 812-372-6415.


Courting a clerk: Legal Aid District 11 seeks a volunteer office assistant to aid in clerical duties. Skills: Customer service, verbal and written communication, detailed oriented and computer knowledge. Shift: Three hours, one day per week. Time: One three-hour shift per week between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Information: Charlene Lewis, 812 314-2724 or volunteer@legalaid11.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.