Volunteer opportunities

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Bartholomew County Hunger Coalition/Purdue Extension: Needs volunteers to distribute benefit tokens for double bucks recipients at the downtown Columbus farmers market. Time: 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Information: Harriet Armstrong, 812-379-1665.

United Way 2-1-1 School Supply Registration: Needs a volunteer to answer phones and register children/families for free school supplies. Will train at time of service. Commitment: June 5 to July 26. Hours: shifts vary; 9 to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. Information: Dede Parker at dparker@uwbarthco.org; 812-376-0011.

Family Service Inc.: Needs volunteers to help knit or crochet purple hats which will go home with families after they complete the Period of Purple Crying education and prevention program. Information: Lyndsay Burton at lburton@familyservicebc.org; 812-344-9616.

The Columbus Bike Co-Op: Seeks 12 volunteers of all skill levels, including bike mechanics, to help Earn-a-Bike participants build bikes, assist guests with repairs, be a greeter or monitor during shop hours and more. Time commitment: Three hours per month. Hours: 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays and 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays. Information: Margaret Trunck at 229-314-5103; margaret.trunck@outlook.com.

America and Roby Anderson Community Center: Needs a volunteer to prepare mailing lists. Knowledge of mailing list databases required. Must be able to work with minimal supervision. Hours and time commitment: Flexible. Information: Julie Bilz at jabilz@msn.com; 812-371-7459.

Brighter Day Housing: Unlimited volunteers needed to supervise residents staying at the facility. Staff will be accompanying volunteers. Time commitment: Four hours per month, minimum. Four-hour shifts available in a variety of times, 24/7. Information: Kathy Thompson at volunteer@columbuslovechapel.com; 812-372-9421.

Community Center of Hope: Seeks two or three people to assist clients within the food pantry, stock shelves and perform basic housekeeping duties. Time commitment: four hours from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. Information: Ashley Mack at admin@communitycenterofhope.org; 812-546-4499.

Columbus Area Visitors Center Sports Department: Needs 100-plus volunteers for the American Junior Golf Association Otter Creek Junior Championship July 2 to 6 at the golf course. Do not need to understand golf to assist. All volunteers receive an official tournament golf shirt, lapel pin and food and beverage during their shift. Volunteers working two or more shifts also receive a free round of golf at Otter Creek and an AJGA hat. Sign up online at: bit.ly/AJGAottercreek or call Eric Marvin at 812-378-2622.

Relative Caregiver Support Program: Seeks volunteers to help with set up, hospitality and tear down, as well as assist children with activities on June 13. Time: 6 to 8 p.m. June 13 at Foundation For youth, 405 Hope Ave., Columbus. Information: Kashmira Mehta or Tracy Heaton de Martinez at 812-372-6918; volunteer@thrive-alliance.org.

*kidscommons: Needs volunteers who enjoy working with children and families and have an interest in learning and sharing their interests. Needs volunteers for museum floor, special events, school outreach, educational support or administrative tasks. Volunteers over 18 must have a limited background check. Hours of volunteer commitment may vary depending on volunteer opportunity. Information: Brittane Kinder at brittane.kinder@kidscommons.org; 812-378-3046.

Engage Columbus: Seeking ambassadors for long-term volunteering to share information about Engage with new employees at the Cummins weekly on-boarding orientation. Hours: 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays. Information: hailey@engagecolumbus.com; 812-375-0708.

Love Chapel: Volunteers are needed to assist staff with client approval to shop in the food pantry, clients with shopping and to serve as host to receive donations in the warehouse area. Time commitment: four-hour shifts, between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Information: Kathy Thompson at volunteer@columbuslovechapel.com; 812-343-5049.

SCORE: Needs volunteers who are interested in helping start-up and experienced entrepreneurs. Must have a background in business or related field. Counsel small businesses in one hour, face-to-face, confidential, free sessions. Information: Columbus Chamber of Commerce at 812-379-4457; southeastindiana.score.org.

National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP): Needs several volunteers over the age of 21 to provide child care during foster parent support groups, which meet in the evening twice a month. Must pass background check and may be asked to assist in events for foster families and youth throughout the year. Hours: varies, usually 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. Information: Danielle Nickerson at dnickerson@nyap.org; 812-344-6317.

Armory Apartments (meal site): Needs a volunteer to clean, serve food, pick up lunches at Columbus Regional Hospital, organize and run activities and other miscellaneous duties. Times and days are flexible with the volunteer’s schedule. Information: Kashmira Mehta or Tracy Heaton de Martinez at 812-372-6918; email at volunteer@thrive-alliance.org.

*Bartholomew County Humane Society: Seeks volunteers for animal feeding, cleaning and other tasks. Sometimes need foster homes for special needs or recovering animals. Information: 812-372-6063 or mjirwin@seidata.com.

Bartholomew County Historical Society: Needs volunteers to help make costume patterns, sew simple projects, iron and related efforts. No experience necessary. All volunteers receive a background check. Time commitment: Two to three hours per week, Wednesday through Friday. Information: Anna Barnett, abarnett@bartholomewhistory.org; 812-372-3541.

Columbus Animal Care Services: Needs volunteers to walk dogs, socialize cats, clean, help with occasional events and more. Mid-day volunteers especially needed. Time commitment: varies, two-hour time periods are normal. Information: Alyssia Burriss, 812-376-2505.

Columbus Regional Health: Seeks volunteers for gift shop, information desk, reception and patient care areas. Information: Mary Campbell at 812-376-5305; mcampbell@crh.org.

Community Animal Rescue Effort: Needs volunteers to provide in-home care for dogs and/or cats in need until pets 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.

Horizon House: Help needed with sorting, stocking, light maintenance and other tasks. Information: Michele Lee at mlee@hsi-indiana.org; 812-372-8407.

Just Friends Adult Day Service: Seeks volunteer senior companions and walking coaches. Time: anytime during open hours in one- to two-hour sessions. Information: Marilyn Clerc at admin@justfriendscolumbus.com; 812-372-6415.

Mill Race Center: Needs four or five volunteer drivers to pick up patients at their homes and bring them to their doctor appointments. Must use their own vehicles and be available for three-hour shifts. Information: Dan Mustard, dmustard@millracecenter.org.

*Orphan Grain Train: Need volunteers for a range of tasks at the Jonesville warehouse. Tasks include unloading and sorting donated items for families in need. Time commitment: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Information: Gene Ernst, indianaogt@gmail.com.

*Sans Souci: Needs help to hang clothing, sort donations and assist with stocking shelves at the thrift store. Information: 812-314-2930; info@sanssouci.org.

Turning Point: Needs volunteers for 90-minute weekly child care. Information: Anne Courtney at 812-379-9844 ext. 107; annecourtney@turningpointdv.org.

Court-Appointed Special Advocates: 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. Must be 21 or older and have a passion for serving children. Information: Rick Scalf at 812-372-2808 ext. 3312; ricks@apowerfulvoice.org.

Boy Scouts of America: Helpers needed for a range of tasks involving program development and operations, fundraising and membership. Information: Jon Ochletree at 812-336-6809.

Boys & Girls Club — Healthy Habits Cooking Instruction: Seeking passionate, reliable practitioners of the culinary arts to instruct club members in safe and healthy cooking classes. Lead a class of 10 to 20 members, ages 5 to 14, in preparation of nutritious dishes and safe kitchen practices. All volunteers must pass a background check. Hours: Two to four hours per week from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday. Information: Caleb@foundationforyouth.com; 812-348-4558, ext. 207.

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at kevener@therepublic.com or 812-379-5633.