Time to give back

July is a month in which independence certainly comes to the forefront. But let’s be serious. Who of us anywhere can function without others? With that in mind, know that each of us often can help others get by with a little help from their friends.


Answering the call:

United Way 2-1-1 School Supply Registration: Needs someone to answer phones and register families/children for free school supplies. Training at time of service. Volunteers can bring their lunch and something to do — work, read, knit, etc. — between phone calls. Shifts vary depending on day of the week. Information: Dede Parker at dparker@uwbarthco.org; 812-376-0011.


Not necessarily an Army of volunteers:

The Columbus Salvation Army Needs volunteers who are interested in working with youth to help with evening youth programs. The agency especially needs instructors to teach musical instruments, singing and help youth earn badges. Time: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Must take Safe From Harm training before working with the youth. Information: Capt. JodiSladek at 812-372-7118; Jodi_sladek@usc.salvationarmy.org.


Fully engaged:

Engage Columbus needs a volunteer executive assistant who is organized, detail oriented and can complete simple computer tasks. Time commitment: Two hours per week between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: Hailey Hennessy at Hailey@engagecolumbus.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.