Summer good time to volunteer, give back

It’s summer — and the volunteering can be easy. In fact, we’ve put options right here at your fingertips. All you have to do is call. Commit. And satisfy your thirst to change others’ lives.


Your chance to shine — or glow: Foundation For Youth Glow in the Park Midnight 5K: Seeks volunteers for course set-up (placing flow sticks to mark route), registration, check-in, water, post-race food and clean-up. Great opportunity for groups and teens. Time: Two- to four-hour shifts starting at 7 p.m. July 29 until past midnight. Information:; 812-348-4558, ext. 207


Help them be ready to learn: The United Way 2-1-1 school supply registration program needs volunteers to answer phones and register families/children for free school supplies. Will train at time of service. Must pass background check and be able to answer the phone and input caller information into the computer. Time: Shifts vary, now through July 29. Information: Dede Parker,, 812-376-0011.


Time to get cookin’: The Boys & Girls Club Healthy Habits Cooking Instruction program needs passionate and reliable culinary practitioners to instruct club members in safe and healthy cooking habits. Must be knowledgeable about culinary processes, able to work well with children and pass background check. Class size: 15 to 20 people ages 5 to 14. Time: Two to four hours per week Tuesday and/or Thursday. Information:, 812-348-4558, ext. 207.

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