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P.O. Box 923
Warsaw, IN 46581-0923
Phone: (574) 269-2592
Fax: (574) 269-3713

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  • Tootsie Roll Fund Drive Volunteer

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 5/02/2014 - 5/03/2014

         Organization: Cardinal Services
         Frequency: once
         Location: Warsaw

    Did you know that the annual Tootsie Roll Drive in Warsaw has raised $303,914 in the last 17 years? Simply by tossing your spare change into the jug of a vounteer, you have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide services for people with intellectual disabilties in our community. You see, all that money, every cent of it, stays in this community and is donated to Cardinal Services and the Kosciusko County Special Olympics.

    Now, the 2014 Tootsie Roll Drive needs volunteers to stand at storefronts and intersections for this year's event. This is fun and easy, and if you like to engage with other people, it's a wonderfully interactive couple of hours! The times we need volunteers are:

    • Friday, May 2nd: 2 hour shifts running from 9a.m.- 6p.m.
    • Saturday, May 3rd: 2 hour shifts running from 9a.m. - 3p.m.

    Volunteers under age 18 are welcome, but must work a storefront. If you are interested and would like someone to contact you so you can learn more about this volunteer opportunity, please submit your interest and someone will get back to you right away. Thank you!

    Skills Needed: General, Fund raising
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  • Mobile Meals Delivery

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 3/21/2014 - 3/31/2015

         Organization: Kosciusko Community Senior Services
         Frequency: Weekly, Monthly
         Location: Warsaw

    Kosciusko Community Senior Services is currently in need of several volunteers to deliver meals for the Mobile Meals program. Over 100 hot meals are delivered daily, Monday through Friday, throughout Kosciusko County, to senior adults who are unable to provide a healthy meal for themselves. There are several routes in the area, each taking approximately 1 to 2 hours to complete. Each volunteer will be assigned to one route and can be scheduled weekly, bi-weekly or monthly to best accomadate their own schedules. Dependable transportation is required.

    Skills Needed: Senior services
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  • Crafts

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 4/01/2014 - 4/01/2015

         Organization: Kosciusko Community Senior Services
         Frequency: Weekly
         Location: Warsaw

    Kosciousko Community Senior Services, Senior Activity Center (SAC), is looking for a volunteer to lead craft time with senior adults. This event would be scheduled for one day each week, for 1-2 hours per day. A variety of craft materials are avaliable, and various skill levels will be involved. We would like to have this event up and running as soon as possible, as it is the highest requested activity by our current clientele.

    Skills Needed: Senior services
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  • Tutor for Adult Students

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 3/17/2014 - 3/17/2015

         Organization: Kosciusko Literacy Services
         Frequency: Weekly
         Location: Warsaw

    Volunteers are needed to tutor adult students who are:

    · Learning to read.

    · Earning a High School Equivalency

    · Learning English as a second language.

    Volunteers are asked to:

    · Tutor during the day or evening hours.

    · Tutor one or two hours per week.

     

    Kosciusko Literacy Services works in cooperation with the Warsaw Adult Education at Gateway Education Center.  Licensed teachers are on-site.

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    Skills Needed: Education, English as second language, Literacy
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  • Social Media Volunteer (Guru)

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 3/17/2014 - 7/31/2014

         Organization: Kosciusko Literacy Services
         Frequency: Weekly
         Location: Warsaw

    A social media expert is needed to help develop Social Media for Kosciusko Literacy Services.

    Skills Needed: Administrative, Business management, Marketing
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  • Scan Operator

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 2/13/2014 - 2/13/2015

         Organization: Cardinal Services
         Frequency: once or twice weekly
         Location: Warsaw

    Can you use a copy machine? Then you can scan documents! We are in the digital age and our miles and miles of files on the shelf have been converted to computer. However, we need help keeping things updated everyday so the piles of paper don't come back. This is a constant, on-going need. 

    This is a great volunteer job for someone who likes quiet office work. Most work is at a desk, so the volunteer is seated. You need not have experience - we will train you!

    Skills Needed: General
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  • Volunteer Teachers for Red Cross Programs

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 1/22/2014 - 6/20/2014

         Organization: American Red Cross - Kosciusko County
         Frequency: Weekly - short term: starting in August, 2014
         Location: Warsaw

    The Kosciusko Chapter of the Red Cross will be launching various youth programs in local school districts at the start of the school year (August, 2014). These programs include teaching kindergartners [Scrubby Bear Handwashing Program]; 3rd graders [Pillowcase Project: Preparedness Partnership Project with Disney] and 4th graders[BAT: Basic Aid Training]. Time Commitments for each program vary.

    There will be set times/weeks throughout the year. This is not a year-round commitment. 

    We are seeking committed individuals who understand and are dedicated to the learning process and making it fun. Our goal is to develop a team of teachers who are caring, fun-loving individuals who are interested in teaching children about planning, preparedness and being trained to help others.

    Training provided by Teacher Trainers will be offered for each program service. Individuals can choose one or more programs to teach.

    Skills Needed: Education, Health / wellness, Youth
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  • Program & Events Assistant

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 1/02/2014 - 12/31/2014

         Organization: Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department
         Frequency: Miscellaneous Dates
         Location: Warsaw

    Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department offers various programs and events for all ages throughout the year and especially in the Summer months.  Volunteers are welcome and needed to make many of these programs and events a success for our community.  We can happily accommodate almost any ability, skill, age, and area of interest.  

     

    If interested, we will speak with you about areas of interest, availability, etc. so that we can offer opportunities that will be enjoyable to you and a good fit.  We can discuss upcoming program and event opportunities and dates at that time.  Opportunities also exist for park maintenance and beautification.

     

    We appreciate every willing heart and helping hand!

    Skills Needed: Gardening, Health / wellness, Youth
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  • Goodie Bag Volunteer

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 10/31/2013 - 3/31/2015

         Organization: Kosciusko County Convention & Visitors Bureau
         Frequency: Weekly
         Location: Warsaw

    Purpose:

    The job of an ambassador as a goodie bag volunteer has many facets. 


    Requirements:

    An ambassador must have a positive attitude, friendly, great personality, good verbal communications, responsible and like to have fun! 


    Goodie Bag Volunteer:
    A goodie bag volunteer would be asked to assist us with stuffing welcome bags that are given to the tour groups, sports groups and meeting groups.  This process is done in the conference room of the Visitors Center.


    Duration:
    Stuffing bags could take 1hr to all day.  

    Dress Code:                

    Casual, comfortable dress. 

     

    111 Capital Drive Warsaw, IN  46582

    (574) 269-6090
    (800) 800-6090

    www.livewellinthemoment.com

    Skills Needed: General, Administrative, Secretarial
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  • Step-On Guide

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 10/31/2013 - 3/31/2015

         Organization: Kosciusko County Convention & Visitors Bureau
         Frequency: Weekly
         Location: Warsaw

    Purpose:

    The job of an ambassador as a step-on guide has many facets.  

    Requirements:

    An ambassador must have a positive attitude, friendly, great personality, good verbal communications, responsible and like to have fun! 

    Step-On Guide:

    A step-on guide is a person who is of superior knowledge about the history of the county and the businesses and attractions of today – at least that is what you want the people on the motorcoach think!  You would need to know some pertinent information about Kosciusko County.  We will teach you and give you the tools about those details, but you must be willing to learn.  The most important quality is that you make our guests feel welcome in our county, just like you would a guest in your home.

     Duration:
     Tours can be 1- 5 days in length.  We would ask that the same step-on be with the motorcoach and escort each day throughout their entire stay in Kosciusko County.  

     

    Dress Code:                

    Kosciusko County shirt or comparable nice shirt, dress slacks (no jeans), and comfortable shoes.   Occasionally dress in costumes for themed tours (costumes provided).

     

    111 Capital Drive Warsaw, IN  46582

    (800) 800-6090 (574) 269-6090

    www.livewellinthemoment.com

     

    Skills Needed: General, Guide / docent
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  • Meeting and Event Volunteer

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 10/31/2013 - 3/31/2015

         Organization: Kosciusko County Convention & Visitors Bureau
         Frequency: Weekly
         Location: Warsaw

    Purpose:

    The job of an ambassador as a meeting and event volunteer has many facets.


    Requirements:

    An ambassador must have a positive attitude, friendly, great personality, good verbal communications, responsible and like to have fun! 

     

    Meeting and Event Volunteer:

     

     

    An Ambassador for meetings and events must be able to help register people and hand-out materials to guests. They must have knowledge of Kosciusko County’s attractions and restaurants and be able to give directions to these locations.

     

     

     

    Duration:
    Meetings and Events vary.

     

    Dress Code:                

    Kosciusko County shirt or comparable nice shirt, dress slacks (no jeans), and comfortable shoes.
     

    111 Capital Drive Warsaw, IN  46582

    (800) 800-6090 (574) 269-6090

    www.livewellinthemoment.com

     


     

    Skills Needed: General, Administrative, Secretarial
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  • Be a Lunch Time Hero! (Warsaw)

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 10/29/2013 - 10/31/2014

         Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters
         Frequency: Weekly
         Location: Warsaw

    Can you spare 45 minutes during lunch once a week? Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for caring adults to mentor children at an elementary school near you! We currently have children waiting for someone like YOU to spare just 45 minutes each week to play games, eat lunch, do homework, and read. You need lunch, and they need YOU, so contact us to become a mentor TODAY!

    Skills Needed: Mentoring
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  • Start Something BIG Today! (Warsaw)

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 10/29/2013 - 10/31/2014

         Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters
         Frequency: Bi-Monthly
         Location: Warsaw

    Can you spare just two hours twice a month? Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for caring adults to mentor children in our community! We currently have children waiting for someone like YOU to make a BIG difference in their life. In the community based program, you will be able to go to baseball games, make cookies, play basketball, go out to eat, and just hang out, all while making an impact in the community! Children in the community based program are between the ages of 7 and 17. Contact us TODAY to make a BIG difference in the life of a child and in the community!

    Skills Needed: Mentoring
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  • Court Appointed Special Advocate

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 10/04/2013 - 4/30/2016

         Organization: CASA
         Frequency: Hours Vary based on Case
         Location: Warsaw

    We need Volunteers to represent the voice of children in the court system. This is accomplished by completing investigations of cases and then completing written reports to the judge advocating for the best interests of the children involved. For more information please visit our website www.casachildren.com or contact us at 574-372-2401. To volunteer, click "Volunteer Now" below.

    Skills Needed: General, Youth
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  • Translator

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 8/20/2013 - 8/20/2014

         Organization: Cardinal Services
         Frequency: as needed
         Location: Warsaw

    Our Career Links program needs help with Spanish-English translation. Career Links helps people with disabilities find jobs in the community. When that person has a disability and in addition speaks only Spanish or very limited English, it is doubly difficult to find a job.

    We need volunteers who will sit in on meetings

    1) between the Career Links staff and the client; and

    2) with potential employers when the staff and client go for a job interview.

    Note: these are not regular hours. The volunteer will be called upon when a meeting is needed, giving as much notice as possible. The volunteer's schedule and availability will be considered when planning meetings.

    Skills Needed: Foreign Languages
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  • Food Pantry Volunteer

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 8/20/2013 - 8/31/2014

         Organization: Combined Community Services
         Frequency: Weekly
         Location: Warsaw

    We are looking for additional help in our food pantry throughout the week for 2-3 hour shifts. Tasks would include assisting clients in their shopping experience, helping them carry their bags to their car, and organizing and restocking shelves when time allows. Our weekly hours of operation are 9am-4pm MTT, 9am-12pm W, and 9am-1pm F. If you have any additional questions contact Carrie at 574-269-6019 ext 230 or cbruns@combinedcommunityservices.org. To volunteer, click "Volunteer Now".

    Skills Needed: General, Food service
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  • Rock Solid Fatherhood Coach

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 9/01/2013 - 6/01/2014

         Organization: Heartline Pregnancy Center
         Frequency: Weekly
         Location: Warsaw

    In Heartline's Rock Solid program, fatherhood coaches team up with new dads to help them to successfully meet the new challenges of fatherhood. If you are interested in becoming a coach, contact us today!

    Skills Needed: Education, Mentoring
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  • Client Advocate

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 9/01/2013 - 8/31/2014

         Organization: Heartline Pregnancy Center
         Frequency: Weekly
         Location: Warsaw

    Pregnancy and parenting is a new and challenging adventure for many women. At Heartline Pregnancy Center, Client Advocates walk through this process by meeting one-on-one with moms-to-be on a weekly basis. These meetings include educational videos and conversation.

    Skills Needed: Education, Mentoring
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  • Use Your Nursing Skills at Heartline Pregnancy Center!

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 8/01/2013 - 8/01/2014

         Organization: Heartline Pregnancy Center
         Frequency: Weekly
         Location: Warsaw

    Are you a registered nurse? Heartline is building up a team of nurses who are ready and willing to spend 2-4 hours/week in our Clinical Services. Office hours are 9-5, Monday-Thursday. 12 hours of training will be provided on-site. To apply click "Volunteer Now" below..

    Skills Needed: Medical
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  • Blood Drive Volunteers

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 5/13/2013 - 6/30/2014

         Organization: American Red Cross - Kosciusko County
         Frequency: Varies
         Location: Warsaw

    We need volunteers to help "man" blood drives in Kosciusko county.

    Volunteers may serve in one or more of the following capacities:

    Volunteer Greeter: Welcomes donors to the drive and orients them to the pre-donation procedure

    Volunteer Walker: Provides donors with a safe, courteous escort from the donor bed to the canteen area

    Canteen Volunteer: Serves the donors a light snack and refreshments and is on alert for signs in a donor who isn't feeling well

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    Skills Needed: General
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  • Office Assistant/Front Desk Reception

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 1/22/2014 - 6/30/2014

         Organization: American Red Cross - Kosciusko County
         Frequency: Weekday AM or PM Shift
         Location: Warsaw

    Meet and greet other Red Cross volunteers and fire families who come in to our office. Helpful disposition and people skills are important. We are looking for volunteers who are self-starters and are comfortable answering the phone and working with minimal supervision. Training provided. Shifts are available for each day of the week from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm and 12:30pm - 4:30 pm.  Volunteers can choose one or two shifts and/or days a week. 

    Skills Needed: Administrative, Secretarial
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  • Cardinal Friend

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 1/04/2013 - 1/04/2016

         Organization: Cardinal Services
         Frequency: TBD
         Location: Warsaw

    A remarkable friendship may be waiting just around the corner for you!

    Cardinal clients NEED people to spend time with, people who will visit with them, go to coffee with them, take a walk with them, or perhaps attend their Special Olympics event to watch them succeed.

    Maybe you are that person.

    Becoming a Cardinal Friend means meeting with the same Cardinal client periodically (it could be once/month or a few times per year, or once/week - that's entirely up to you). Your visits should consist of common social activities - visiting over coffee, watching a favorite TV program together, going out to eat, taking in a movie, or walking around the park or WalMart for some exercise
    - whatever you would do with a friend.

    If you think you'd like to find out more about what it means to become a Cardinal Friend, select this option and you will be contacted to learn more.

    Skills Needed: General
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  • TNT Childcare Assistant

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 8/01/2013 - 7/31/2014

         Organization: Heartline Pregnancy Center
         Frequency: Weekly
         Location: Warsaw

    TNT Childcare & Preschool Ministry is a daycare and preschool program operated by Heartline Pregnancy Center, Inc. that focuses on providing care and education for children ages two weeks through five years old in a safe, Christian environment. If you love kids, TNT is a great way to get involved in the community!

    Skills Needed: Child care
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  • Small Project Estimator/Manager

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 6/19/2012 - 6/19/2014

         Organization: Habitat for Humanity of Kosciusko County
         Frequency: Weekly
         Location: Warsaw

    Habitat for Humanity of Kosciusko County is looking to start A Brush with Kindness program, this program focuses on smaller projects such as painting, landscaping, minor outdoor repair and facade work on homes in need of a little TLC.  Our goal is to start on a home or two on a block and then radiate out to more homes and families in need in the neighborhood until we have expanded county-wide.

    Habitat is looking for experienced individuals to do the initial prospecting, estimating and ultimately managing of the project.  If you have the ability to look at a house, note and prioritize the 1-5 exterior things that need to be worked on, estimate the cost in terms of materials and volunteers necessary then you are a welcome addition to our team.  If you also have the ability to lead and manage the volunteers to complete the project then by all means the opportunity is yours.

    Habitat has an opportunity to help transform the county for the better one home at a time, please join us!

    Skills Needed: Carpentry, Fix-up, Painting
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  • Classroom Assistant

    Opportunity Start Date - End Date: 8/11/2010 - 1/05/2015

         Organization: Cardinal Services
         Frequency: weekly or TBD
         Location: Warsaw

    No special skills or experience with people who have disabilities is required, and you will never find a more enjoyable, fulfilling experience.

    This is an adult classroom setting, with approximately 3-5 adults with intellectual disabilities. You will assist staff with classroom activities such as reading, craft projects, games, exercise time and other activities that develop and maintain dexterity, hand-eye coordination and intellectual engagement.

    Our goal is to make sure each person we serve has a meaningful day - and we believe you will find that your day has new meaning too!

    You can give as much or as little time as you like, an hour or an entire day. Select this entry to learn more.

    Skills Needed: General, Education, Health / wellness
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