Time to give back

While April rains, you can reign — as a hero of sorts, in fact, especially to those needing volunteers.

And whether your outreach is inspired by these suggestions here or the ones inside on page BX, we think you’ll grow like the springtime grass in whatever role you choose to help others.


Kid stuff and more: The local kidscommons children’s museum seeks volunteers for the museum floor, special events, school outreach, educational support or administrative tasks. Volunteers older than 18 must submit to a limited background check. Hours of volunteer commitment may vary depending on volunteer opportunity. Information: Brittane Kinder at brittane.kinder@kidscommons.org or 812-378-3046.


With a song in your heart? The Columbus Salvation Army seeks volunteers interested in working with youth during programs from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The agency and church needs volunteers who can teach instruments or singing, or help youth earn badges. Volunteers will go through a Safe from Harm training before working with young people. Information: Capt. Jodi Sladek at 812-372-7118 or Jodi_sladek@usc.salvationarmy.org.


Down to earth: Organizers for the Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District need volunteers for various activities for the Earth Day celebration from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22 at Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center, 720 S. Mapleton St. in Columbus. Activities range from booth assistance to lifting heavy items to hot dog roasting. Individuals or groups seeking community service can work part of the day or all day. Information: Kari Spurgeon at kari.spurgeon@bartholomew.in.gov or 812-376-2614.

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