Volunteer Opportunities

April 2014 Volunteer Opportunities

 

Family Service Inc.

Do you secretly love to organize?? We are in need of a volunteer to manage our office library and other administrative duties.  Anyone interested in a few hours weekly or biweekly, Please contact Arriann Custer at 812-372-3745 or acuster@familyservicebc.org.

 

The Arc of Bartholomew County

Come volunteer and  celebrate Autism Awareness Month by supporting the Columbus Autism Network (CAN) and The Arc of Bartholomew County inaugural iCan 5k Run/Family Fun Walk Saturday April 5, 2014 starting at 9:00am at Clifty Creek Elementary School.  Volunteer opportunities will come in a variety of interest and adventure by preparing the 5k route with markers or paint and even the possibility of mowing the course beforehand.

Starting at 7:00am, volunteer assistance is needed with setting up tables for registration, t-shirts, vendors, refreshments, and games.  Volunteers are also needed with 5k registration table, Family Fun Walk, t-shirts, sensory games, face painting, award ceremony, and refreshment area, along with course supervisors to provide encouragement and support during the race. All volunteer assistance available is greatly appreciated!

Do you enjoy working in an office? The Arc of Bartholomew is looking for individuals with general office skills, ability to work independently, friendly and available from the hours of 9am-4pm Monday through Thursday and 8am-Noon on Fridays.  

We are looking for volunteers with excel or data entry experience to assist with updating The Lending Library inventory and designing a new picture catalog for library equipment.

If interested please contact Ella Boyd at ellaboyd16@comcast.net , 812-372-0610 or stop by during our business hours at 2060 Doctors Park Dr. Columbus, IN 47203.

 

Developmental Services Inc

Are you a great singer, can you play an instrument, are a great cook or just love the arts?  Do you also want to give back to the community?  You can do all this and more at DSI. Come volunteer your time at Developmental Services Inc., which serves a client base with various physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Come to our workshop and share your unique talents or share an activity such as singing, arts and crafts, gift making and more.  If you still want to volunteer but don’t know how, don’t worry we have plenty of activities that you can participate in with our clients with full supervision. You will come to give your time and talent and leave with a gift of giving back.

At DSI, one of the favorite events of the week is the BINGO games on Tuesdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. We are looking for volunteers to come and assist with this weekly event. You would be helping us set up, call numbers and give out prizes to the winners!  We know the clients will have fun at the games, but we bet you will have even more!

We are also looking for someone to work the front desk assistance working in the office. Help with filing and general office work is needed in our office Greensburg, IN and also our office in Columbus, IN from 8:00am to Noon Monday through Friday.

Anyone interested in volunteering please contact Beth Sharpe at esharpe@dsiservices.org or call 812-376-9404 ext 194.

 

Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E):

We are in great need of  foster homes for our rescued dogs and cats.  Fostering can be long term (until the animal is adopted) or short term (while an animal is awaiting other placement).  Most animals are placed within a few weeks.  CARE will supply all food and medical needs for the animal, you supply the guidance, training and LOVE!  Fostering can be a very rewarding experience as you see an unwanted animal find a new loving forever home.  Please contact us at ColumbusCARE@gmail.com if interested or apply on our website, care.rescuegroups.org.

 

The Caring Parents Program

Shaken Baby Syndrome affects Hoosier families each year.  Caring parents program provides this education to every family with an infant born at Columbus Regional Hospital. If you are interested in assisting us with a project of 1100 purple infant hats for 2014, please contact Arriann Custer at 812-372-3745 or acuster@familyservicbc.org.

 

Child Abuse Prevention program

CAP will hold their 2nd annual Adult prom on April 26th from 7:00pm-11:00pm and is in need of volunteers age 21 and older to help.  If you are interested in helping during the prom or with other prom related projects, please contact Arriann Custer at 812-372-3745 or acuster@familyservicebc.org.   

 

Bartholomew County 211

Every day, there are people who are without shelter during extreme temperatures.   Impoverished families are searching for utility assistance in order to keep their bills paid.  These people need your help pointing them to the right resources!  By volunteering just a few hours a week as a call specialist, you could direct cases like these to resources that could very possibly save a life! Make a difference in your community today! If you have basic computer and communication skills, as well as a positive attitude, contact Rebecca Carpenter at 812-376-0011 or rcarpenter@uwbarthco.org.

 

Columbus Scottish Festival

The Columbus Scottish Festival is looking for volunteers to assist committee members in the year round planning and implementing of the Scottish Festival.

The festival is looking to improve marketing efforts, particularly to improve/redesign the current website.   If you are skilled in web design/layout we’d love to hear from you.

Some other areas of interest are: Facilities, vendors, grant sourcing, set-up and marketing.  Volunteers can decide on a time commitment that suits them.

Those interested are always welcome at our monthly planning meetings to get a feel for more specific tasks needing accomplished.

Please contact Julie Jordan at volunteer@scottishfestival.org.

 

Parkside Court

An independent senior living community looking for volunteers who would be willing to enlighten residents with their musical or artistic talents.  Any type of music, musical instrument or art is welcome from any age volunteer.  Volunteer would perform at the facility at about 2:00pm or 7:00pm sometime between Monday through Saturday.  Please contact Courtney Bell at (812) 378-9795 or courtney.bell@holidaytouch.com.

 

Housing Authority

Looking for a volunteer to deliver bread to tenants from Love Chapel to Sycamore Place then to the Housing Authority facility.  Vehicle needed and ability to carry and lift the boxes of bread.  Every Thursday from approximately 10am to noon.  Please contact Joy King at (812) 314-2960 or jking@uwbarthco.org.

 

AARP

Tax-Aide Volunteers needed for the upcoming tax season February through April.  We would like to start training our volunteers to prepare federal and state tax returns, answering tax questions and providing tax advice.  There are various sites and multiple positions available so if you are interested in volunteering for a Tax-Aide position, please contact Paul Davis at 812-372-0873 or pejmdavis@sbcglobal.net.


Kids Commons

We have many exciting projects going on and would love to have you join our volunteer staff! We will have day, evening and weekend opportunities. Please contact Kellene Chapman if you are interested in joining our volunteer staff at 812-378-3046 x34, kellene.chapman@kidscommons.org.

 

East Side Community Center

Budget Coach Volunteers are needed at the East Side Community Center.  Budget coaching involves  individuals pairing with clients and meeting with them once or twice a month to help them with paying bills, staying on track with goals and teaching them how to manage their financial affairs.  A training class will be required for budget coach volunteers.

Instructor volunteers are needed to teach classes that help families to stretch their budgets.  These classes will include, but are not limited to, topics such as couponing, how to prepare and store food for a two week period, shopping, making soap, cooking on a budget, etc.  These classes can range from 1-3 hours depending on the class and can be held at various times throughout the week.  Volunteers are also needed to make calls to clients who have applied for foreclosure assistance to set up initial intake appointment with our group intake sessions.  Hours are flexible and training will be provided.

Information gathering volunteers who are skilled with computers are needed to gather information for clients such as bank statements, utility bills, etc.  Training will be provided for information gathering volunteers.  

Please contact Jeff Bradley at 812.376.7840 or jeff@eastcc.org if you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities with East Side Community Center.  

 

Love Chapel

Love Chapel is in need of volunteer truck drivers who will get an assignment to pick up food items or donated household items from stores around Columbus.  They would need to drive to the stores, pick up the items, and bring them back to Love Chapel.    

Volunteers are also needed for data entry, reception/telephone coverage, computer pantry intake personnel, chaplains, and persons to write thank you notes and support services.

A Volunteer Information Session will be held on the 4th Monday of every month at 311 Center Street, from 12:30-2:00.

If you are interested, please contact volunteerassistant@columbuslovechapel.com or call 812-372-9421.


Sans Souci

San Souci needs volunteers to hang donated clothing, sort donations, work in the thrift store, help with school supply project, and stay with our truck at a donation site such as the shopping mall.  If you are interested, please contact Sheryl Adams at Sheryl@sanssouci.org or 812.314.2932.

 

Minds on Math

Adult mentors are needed to work with struggling 4th grade math students on specified curriculum. This includes working through examples, assisting with workbooks and playing math games. Up to 25 volunteers are needed during the school year from 3:45- 4:45 Monday through Thursday.  A one hour training session will be scheduled with interested volunteers. Please contact Chaley Jordan or Lianne Wright at  373-2191 or 378-4759, mindsonmath@bcsc.k12.in.us.

 

iGrad

Help change a student’s life by volunteering your time and talent to iGrad!  Just one hour a week can help our students reach the goal of passing a class or graduation.

We have a number of students at Hauser High School that need tutors in a variety of subjects, Basic Math, English, Algebra, Geometry, etc.  Most are available right after school at 3:00 at Hauser High School.  Please contact Tina Cunningham, Volunteer Resource Manager for iGrad at tcunningham5@ivytech.edu or 812-314-8628 for more information.  Or visit our website at www.iGradColumbus.com

           

Just Friends Adult Day Service

We are looking for Senior Companions to assist participants with crafts, playing games that stimulate mental function, and other individual activities, and also to provide conversation and reminiscence to stimulate memory function.  For more information please contact Liz Grant at lizgrant.jf@gmail.com or 812-372-6415.

 

McDowell Education Center

McDowell is in real need of tutors!!  Volunteers set their own hours, serving as tutors with adult struggling readers.  New tutor orientation and training is offered, but not required, for those who are interested.  Please contact Michelle Newland at 376-4451 or newlandm@bcsc.k12.in.us for more information.  

 

Foundation for Youth - Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters has been changing lives for over 100 years. We are the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. We help chil­dren reach their potential through profession­ally supported one-to-one relationships with mentors. Our vision is to match any child who needs and wants a Big Brother or Big Sister. We are looking for new Bigs - people with a passion to mentor a young person. For more information please contact Laura Moses at laura@foundationforyouth.com, (812) 371-8877.

 

Book Buddies program

If you are passionate about children and education and want to contribute towards helping the kids read well Book Buddies is the program for you. Volunteers needed to work 1 hour a week for the entire school year. Training and Background check required before you start working with the kids.  For more information contact Debbie Lindauer at bookbuddies@bcsc.k12.in.us or phone 812-376-4461.  One hour will change a life forever.

 

Thrive Alliance (formerly Aging and Community Services)

Join us in the fight against Medicare fraud by becoming an SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) volunteer.  Fraudulent claims cost the U.S. government and taxpayers more than $60 billion each year.  SMP volunteer counselors can help stop that waste by teaching Medicare beneficiaries how to protect their personal identity, detect errors on their health care bills, and report deceptive health care practices.  Volunteers do this by speaking at group presentations, attending community events, answering phone calls to the SMP help-line, or providing one-on-one counseling.  Training is provided, volunteers can choose how they want to be involved, and hours are flexible.  Please contact Vickie Bateman at 812-372-6918 or vbateman@thrive-alliance.org.


The Columbus Bike Co-op

We are recruiting volunteers of all kinds – from bike experts to those without any mechanical skills who want to get involved and support our mission.

Bike Repair Volunteers

We need skilled bike mechanic volunteers to help Earn-a-Bike participants build bikes, and help people who come in to do repairs on a bike, fix up shop bikes, other bike repair and maintenance tasks.

We don't expect professional bike mechanics, but we want eager learners. Familiarity with bike components, basic tools, and experience tinkering with bikes are all very helpful. Desire to help people learn bike repair skills and the ability to be patient with people unfamiliar with bikes are very necessary skills.

Administrative Volunteers

We are looking for people who do not necessarily have the mechanical skills of bike maintenance, but want to support our mission to get more people on bikes in Columbus.

Tracking donations and outgoing bikes, connecting visitors to a mechanic, and explaining our programs are all tasks this volunteer would be asked to do in a shift. Our ideal volunteer has communication skills, friendly demeanor, organizational skills, and a passion for getting people on bikes!

We'd like volunteers to commit to about 2 hours a week, though we are flexible. Our summer hours are Sundays 2-5pm, Mondays 5:30-8pm, and Wednesdays 5:30-8pm, we are located at 1531 13th St, Columbus, IN.  Please contact Cheryl Wright at cheryldwright@gmail.com or 812-447-3941 if you are interested in volunteering with us.

 

VAC (Volunteer Action Center)

For more information about volunteering in Bartholomew County call Katie Willett 812-418-4930 or e-mail kwillett@uwbarthco.org.  Please log on to www.uwbarthco.org and click on the volunteer tab for a complete listing of the volunteer opportunities.

 

May 2014 Volunteer Opportunities


Book Buddies program

This year the Literacy Blooms Tea will be held at the Historic Irwin Gardens on May 10. The day will include delicious food and drink, children’s activities, and music.

Book Buddies is looking for volunteers to help with our tea from 10:00am to 5:00pm.  Volunteer opportunities include: set-up, servers, runners, drinks, hostess, and clean-up. Anyone interested in volunteering may contact Lianne Wright at wrightl@bcsc.k12.in.us or Debbie Lindauer at lindauerd@bcsc.k12.in.us.

If you are passionate about children and education and want to contribute towards helping the kids read well Book Buddies is the program for you. Volunteers needed to work 1 hour a week for the entire school year. Training and Background check required before you start working with the kids.  For more information contact Debbie Lindauer at bookbuddies@bcsc.k12.in.us or phone 812-376-4461.  One hour will change a life forever!

 

Foundation for Youth - Big Brothers Big Sisters

Run and Ride Day is a 5K at Youth Camp and free mountain bikes rides for all competitors and volunteers.  The event is being held on May 17th 4:00pm through 7:00pm and May 18th 9:00am through 3:00pm. Volunteers are needed to help with set up including trail blowing on Friday evening and registration.  On Saturday, volunteers will supervise parking, monitor runners and provide directions, work water stops and help with clean up.  Stout shoes and outdoor clothing required. This is a great opportunity to spend the day at beautiful Columbus Youth Camp!

Please contact Karina Willats 812 348 4558 X 209 or karina@foundationforyouth.com.

Big Brothers Big Sisters has been changing lives for over 100 years. We are the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. We help chil­dren reach their potential through profession­ally supported one-to-one relationships with mentors. Our vision is to match any child who needs and wants a Big Brother or Big Sister. We are looking for new Bigs - people with a passion to mentor a young person. For more information please contact Laura Moses at laura@foundationforyouth.com, (812) 371-8877.

 

Child Abuse Prevention program

Teen Volunteers spend 1 to 4 hours for weekly rehearsals and regular performances at each of our elementary schools, assisting in the Kids on the Block program for Child Abuse Prevention. We are asking for assistance with donated snacks to provide these teens during the times they are giving back to our community.  Please contact Arriann Custer at 812-372-3745 or acuster@familyservicebc.org.

Horizon House

Horizon House is a homeless shelter in Columbus that serves families. We encourage, empower and inspire families on the road to self-sufficiency.  We currently are able to paint the bedrooms due to a generous donation of painting supplies.  We would like to do our spring cleaning and painting to prepare for new families that will be lodged at our facility, while time allows.  We value any and all volunteers that would be so kind as to give themselves for several hours or for a few days.  No time is too little.  Without volunteers such as yourselves this project would not get done in a timely fashion. Thank you and if interested, please contact Debbie Morrow or Brandon Seeley at 812-376-9710.

Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E):

C.A.R.E. currently houses some of their adoptable cats at the condos inside Petco. The cat facility at Petco is maintained solely by volunteers. We have one shift in the morning and afternoon every day. That is 14 volunteers required weekly to allow the program to run smoothly.

Volunteers are asked to commit to 1 shift weekly (Ex: every Monday morning). Duties include basic care- cleaning litter boxes, feeding, and watering, as well as playing/giving attention. Each shift is roughly 30-60 minutes to perform tasks.

If unable to commit to a regular weekly cleaning shift, we are also looking for individuals to act as a backup if the regular cleaner is unable to make their shift.

If interested please contact C.A.R.E. at: 812-344-4164, columbuscare@gmail.com

As a rescue group without a physical facility, we rely solely on foster homes. With a small supply of foster homes, we are limited to the number of animals we are able to help.  We are looking for volunteers to provide in-home care for dogs and cats in need until they are adopted. All veterinary care is paid by C.A.R.E.  Food and litter may also be provided. The timeline is not specified as some animals may get adopted in a matter of days, others can be several months.

We do require that foster homes attend our monthly adoption events with their foster animal (the 3rd Sunday of the month at Petco). If unable to attend, we can arrange for someone to take them to Petco on your behalf.

The foster home will benefit by getting to experience working with different breeds/personalities, and the unconditional love that we know all animals provide.

If interested, we are happy to answer any questions: 812-344-4164, columbuscare@gmail.com

 

iGrad

Community Volunteers needed for 2014-2015 school year at our local middle and high schools to tutor or mentor students 8th grade through 12th grade.

Just one hour per week during one or two semesters makes such a difference to our student’s future!

Tutors needed to provide instruction to students needing extra assistance in the areas of general study habits, language arts, life sciences, basic math, pre-algebra, algebra, calculus, and geometry.  iGrad Coaches can provide class material on most subjects.

Mentors needed to build a special relationship.  Caring responsible, adult volunteer who serves as a trusted friend and guide to a student. A mentor helps to insure the student develops important academic and life skills, exposes the student to new opportunities and a wide array of resources, makes positive life choices, stays in school, and graduates with a life plan or pursuing post-secondary education.

Community Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age (Tutor) or 21 years of age (Mentor), complete an application, pass a criminal background check, complete an interview with iGrad and complete a basic orientation/training with iGrad.

Please visit the iGrad website to fill out an application @ www.iGradColumbus.com or contact Tina Cunningham, AmeriCorps Volunteer Resource Manager for iGrad at tcunningham5@ivytech.edu or 812-314-8628 for more information.   

 

The Arc of Bartholomew County

Do you enjoy working in an office? The Arc of Bartholomew is looking for individuals with general office skills, ability to work independently, friendly and available from the hours of 9am-4pm Monday through Thursday and 8am-Noon on Fridays.  

We are looking for volunteers with excel or data entry experience to assist with updating The Lending Library inventory and designing a new picture catalog for library equipment.

If interested please contact Ella Boyd at ellaboyd16@comcast.net, 812-372-0610 or stop by during our business hours at 2060 Doctors Park Dr. Columbus, IN 47203.

 

Developmental Services Inc.

Are you a great singer, can you play an instrument, are a great cook or just love the arts?  Do you also want to give back to the community?  You can do all this and more at DSI. Come volunteer your time at Developmental Services Inc., which serves a client base with various physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Come to our workshop and share your unique talents or share an activity such as singing, arts and crafts, gift making and more.  If you still want to volunteer but don’t know how, don’t worry we have plenty of activities that you can participate in with our clients with full supervision. You will come to give your time and talent and leave with a gift of giving back.

At DSI, one of the favorite events of the week is the BINGO games on Tuesdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. We are looking for volunteers to come and assist with this weekly event. You would be helping us set up, call numbers and give out prizes to the winners!  We know the clients will have fun at the games, but we bet you will have even more!

We are also looking for someone to work the front desk assistance working in the office. Help with filing and general office work is needed in our office Greensburg, IN and also our office in Columbus, IN from 8:00am to Noon Monday through Friday.

Anyone interested in volunteering please contact Beth Sharpe at esharpe@dsiservices.org or call 812-376-9404 ext. 194.

 

The Caring Parents Program

Shaken Baby Syndrome affects Hoosier families each year.  Caring parents program provides this education to every family with an infant born at Columbus Regional Hospital. If you are interested in assisting us with a project of 1100 purple infant hats for 2014, please contact Arriann Custer at 812-372-3745 or acuster@familyservicbc.org.

 

Bartholomew County 211

Every day, there are people who are without shelter during extreme temperatures.   Impoverished families are searching for utility assistance in order to keep their bills paid.  These people need your help pointing them to the right resources!  By volunteering just a few hours a week as a call specialist, you could direct cases like these to resources that could very possibly save a life! Make a difference in your community today! If you have basic computer and communication skills, as well as a positive attitude, contact Rebecca Carpenter at 812-376-0011 or rcarpenter@uwbarthco.org.

 

Columbus Scottish Festival

The Columbus Scottish Festival is looking for volunteers to assist committee members in the year round planning and implementing of the Scottish Festival.

The festival is looking to improve marketing efforts, particularly to improve/redesign the current website.   If you are skilled in web design/layout we’d love to hear from you.

Some other areas of interest are: Facilities, vendors, grant sourcing, set-up and marketing.  Volunteers can decide on a time commitment that suits them.

Those interested are always welcome at our monthly planning meetings to get a feel for more specific tasks needing accomplished.

Please contact Julie Jordan at volunteer@scottishfestival.org.

 

Parkside Court

An independent senior living community looking for volunteers who would be willing to enlighten residents with their musical or artistic talents.  Any type of music, musical instrument or art is welcome from any age volunteer.  Volunteer would perform at the facility at about 2:00pm or 7:00pm sometime between Monday through Saturday.  Please contact Courtney Bell at (812) 378-9795 or courtney.bell@holidaytouch.com.


Kids Commons

We have many exciting projects going on and would love to have you join our volunteer staff! We will have day, evening and weekend opportunities. Please contact Kellene Chapman if you are interested in joining our volunteer staff at 812-378-3046 x34, kellene.chapman@kidscommons.org.

 

East Side Community Center

Budget Coach Volunteers are needed at the East Side Community Center.  Budget coaching involves  individuals pairing with clients and meeting with them once or twice a month to help them with paying bills, staying on track with goals and teaching them how to manage their financial affairs.  A training class will be required for budget coach volunteers.

Instructor volunteers are needed to teach classes that help families to stretch their budgets.  These classes will include, but are not limited to, topics such as couponing, how to prepare and store food for a two week period, shopping, making soap, cooking on a budget, etc.  These classes can range from 1-3 hours depending on the class and can be held at various times throughout the week.  Volunteers are also needed to make calls to clients who have applied for foreclosure assistance to set up initial intake appointment with our group intake sessions.  Hours are flexible and training will be provided.

Information gathering volunteers who are skilled with computers are needed to gather information for clients such as bank statements, utility bills, etc.  Training will be provided for information gathering volunteers.  

Please contact Jeff Bradley at 812.376.7840 or jeff@eastcc.org if you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities with East Side Community Center.  

 

Love Chapel

Love Chapel is in need of volunteer truck drivers who will get an assignment to pick up food items or donated household items from stores around Columbus.  They would need to drive to the stores, pick up the items, and bring them back to Love Chapel.    

Volunteers are also needed for data entry, reception/telephone coverage, computer pantry intake personnel, chaplains, and persons to write thank you notes and support services.

A Volunteer Information Session will be held on the 4th Monday of every month at 311 Center Street, from 12:30-2:00.

If you are interested, please contact volunteerassistant@columbuslovechapel.com or call 812-372-9421.


Sans Souci

Sans Souci needs volunteers to hang donated clothing, sort donations, work in the thrift store, help with school supply project, and stay with our truck at a donation site such as the shopping mall.  If you are interested, please contact Sheryl Adams at Sheryl@sanssouci.org or 812.314.2932.

 

Minds on Math

Adult mentors are needed to work with struggling 4th grade math students on specified curriculum. This includes working through examples, assisting with workbooks and playing math games. Up to 25 volunteers are needed during the school year from 3:45- 4:45 Monday through Thursday.  A one hour training session will be scheduled with interested volunteers. Please contact Chaley Jordan or Lianne Wright at 373-2191 or 378-4759, mindsonmath@bcsc.k12.in.us.

           

Just Friends Adult Day Service

We are looking for Senior Companions to assist participants with crafts, playing games that stimulate mental function, and other individual activities, and also to provide conversation and reminiscence to stimulate memory function.  For more information please contact Liz Grant at lizgrant.jf@gmail.com or 812-372-6415.

 

McDowell Education Center

McDowell is in real need of tutors!!  Volunteers set their own hours, serving as tutors with adult struggling readers.  New tutor orientation and training is offered, but not required, for those who are interested.  Please contact Michelle Newland at 376-4451 or newlandm@bcsc.k12.in.us for more information.  


The Columbus Bike Co-op

We are recruiting volunteers of all kinds – from bike experts to those without any mechanical skills who want to get involved and support our mission.

Bike Repair Volunteers

We need skilled bike mechanic volunteers to help Earn-a-Bike participants build bikes, and help people who come in to do repairs on a bike, fix up shop bikes, other bike repair and maintenance tasks.

We don't expect professional bike mechanics, but we want eager learners. Familiarity with bike components, basic tools, and experience tinkering with bikes are all very helpful. Desire to help people learn bike repair skills and the ability to be patient with people unfamiliar with bikes are very necessary skills.

Administrative Volunteers

We are looking for people who do not necessarily have the mechanical skills of bike maintenance, but want to support our mission to get more people on bikes in Columbus.

Tracking donations and outgoing bikes, connecting visitors to a mechanic, and explaining our programs are all tasks this volunteer would be asked to do in a shift. Our ideal volunteer has communication skills, friendly demeanor, organizational skills, and a passion for getting people on bikes!

We'd like volunteers to commit to about 2 hours a week, though we are flexible. Our summer hours are Sundays 2-5pm, Mondays 5:30-8pm, and Wednesdays 5:30-8pm, we are located at 1531 13th St, Columbus, IN.  Please contact Cheryl Wright at cheryldwright@gmail.com or 812-447-3941 if you are interested in volunteering with us.

 

VAC (Volunteer Action Center)

For more information about volunteering in Bartholomew County call Katie Willett 812-418-4930 kwillett@uwbarthco.org or Amy Mock 812-343-7470 amyjmock@comcast.net.  Please log on to www.uwbarthco.org and click on the volunteer tab for a complete listing of the volunteer opportunities.