Time to give back

During the summer, some people have more time on their hands than during other parts of the year. And the need for volunteers rarely diminishes. So step up to one of these opportunities.

1 hour

An educational show: The Child Abuse Prevention program called Kids on the Block needs volunteers to serve as teen and adult puppet show performers. Volunteers will perform shows for local elementary students on subjects such as abuse, safety, bullying and peer pressure. Information: Arriann Custer, 812-314-2319 or acuster@familyservicebc.org.

2 hours

Gathering volunteers for a gathering place: The America and Roby Anderson Community Center at 421 McClure Road in Columbus needs four volunteers, ideally for two-hour shifts, to staff the center, greet visitors, take messages and handle light cleaning. Times and days are flexible to fit volunteer schedules. The center gives people a place to visit and enjoy a variety of activities. Information: Julie Bilz, 812-371-7459 or jabilz@msn.com.

4 hours

Sunny volunteers for a brighter day: Love Chapel’s Brighter Day housing facility needs unlimited volunteers to supervise residents staying at facility. Staff will aid volunteers. Time commitment should be four hours per month minimum. Information: Kathy Thompson, 812-372-9421 or volunteer@columbuslovechapel.com.

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