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Thank you for your interest Letter Carriers Food Drive!

The Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the largest, single-day food drive in the nation, and an easy way to make a difference in your community. On Saturday, May 13th, rain or shine, letter carriers and volunteers will collect bags of healthy, non-perishable donated food people, like you, have set out by their mailboxes. Donations are sorted and taken to local food pantries to feed hungry Hoosiers.


Letter Carriers Food Drive
Several ways to volunteer. All volunteers - please fill out the form below!
1. Canvass walkers are needed to put reminder cards and food donation bags in mailboxes the week before the event. Pick up your reminder cards, food donation bags, and maps the week of May 6 -12 at United Way 2-1-1, 210 W Walnut, Kokomo, IN during regular business hours 8am - 4:30pm. Canvass walking can be done anytime the week before the event.

2.  Neighborhood walkers are needed to help letter carriers collect food items on Saturday, May 13 and bring food to collection points. Shifts are available anytime between 8:30am – 12Noon or 1pm - 4pm. This is great for families, individuals, church groups, student organizations, businesses and workplace teams.
Before your shift, stop by the main post office, 2719 S Webster, Kokomo, IN 46902, on Saturday, May 13 to get route assignments, maps and materials.
Morning Walkers (8:30am - 12Noon): Check in at United States Post Office Main Branch, 2719 S. Webster, Kokomo, IN 46902, on the south side of the building by the dock.
Afternoon Walkers (1pm - 4pm): Check in at United States Post Office Main Branch, 2719 S. Webster, Kokomo, IN 46902, on the west side of the building, back door. 

3. Super strong people to work the main collection point to unload collected food.

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Tons of Volunteer Ops!

Tax Prep Volunteer
Contact; Kisha Fairchild
Email: freetaxprep@unitedwayhoco.org
Phone: 765.457.6691

Help hard-working individuals and families file their taxes and keep 100% of their tax returns. This is a free service for anyone making under $60,000. This is a great way to build your resume, make new friends and make your community stronger! Last year, we got $1.9 million back in tax refunds for local families.

To register click here.
Case management help needed for tornado-affected families
Contact: Stephanie Berghoff
Phone: 765.860.3538
Email: kokomostrong@gmail.com

Long-term case management can include, but not limited to, help with minor home repair, insurance deductibles, gift cards to restock refrigerators and cupboards, spiritual and mental health care. All cases are done by a case-by-case basis as individuals and families all have different needs.  

Howard County Promise Enrollment Volunteers
Contact: Madison Criswell
Phone: 765.457.6691
Email: mcriswell@unitedwayhoco.org

Assisting with the enrollment of students in the Howard County Promise; a 529 college savings plan to ensure all students have the financial opportunity to pursue education past high school.
Visit howardcountypromise.org.

Most enrollment opportunities will be located at Kindergarten Round-ups and elementary school registrations in Howard County volunteering at booths and helping families get a 529.

Become an International Host Family
Contact: Robyn Whaley
Phone: 765.461.3995 
Email: rwhaley@flag-intl.org

FLAG (Foreign Links Around the Globe) has been an industry leader in international student exchange programs in more than 51 countries around the world! FLAG’s mission is to promote global diplomacy through student exchange.

We are in full swing of welcoming a new group of International students for the next school year and would love to share the opportunity with your family.
This is a great experience to expose your family to another culture right in your own home.

We have learned so much about China, Spain, and Mexico to name a few and continue to open ourselves to learn about cultures that are not like ours. I love what this teaches my boys about the world and how big it is. It also has taught us how to love, how to be giving and open to differences. I can not explain how it has allowed us to love beyond our walls. Now we are on a mission to expose families like yours to this opportunity.

Any family is the best family. Single parent homes, empty nesters, or families with children. It is all part of the American family experience.
Would you be interested in welcoming one of the below students into your home for a semester-a school year? We would love to help you learn more about our students and the program.
Thank you for considering.
 


Samaritan Caregivers looking for volunteer drivers, lawn-mowers, bingo players for seniors
Contact: Rebekah 
Phone: 765.453.7611
Email: samaritanc@yahoo.com

Samaritan Caregivers helps seniors stay in their homes. People 65 and over still living at home in Howard County, Indiana, are eligible for free help from Samaritan Caregivers volunteers.

Drivers from now until the end of April to provide transportation, mostly to medical appointments until so many of our snow bird drivers return in May. Valid driver's license, proof of insurance, dependable vehicle with interest in helping aging adults. Wide variety of days/times available; different every week; ability to review options and sign up online once approved as a volunteer.
People with a push mower, willing to mow one or more yards during the entire mowing season whenever they mow their own lawn. Would need to have a vehicle to transport their mower. Location and size of lawns vary significantly. Volunteer would be able to review a list and select the ones most convenient to them.
People who enjoys playing bingo or Wii to assist staff with monthly activities for aging adults at Friendship Haven or Brentwood Green apartments. Time committment approximately 2 hours/month and could be more if interested in helping with more than one group. Must be patient and enjoy interacting with people with issues of aging. Ongoing opportunity.
Prospective volunteers may sign up at Samaritan Caregivers | Senior Citizen Assistance Services If a particular field on the sign-up form do not apply, just skip that section. We conduct a background check on all volunteers prior to initiating their involvement. A wide variety of additional opportunities exist. We suggest completing the application online & discussing specific options more fully in a meeting with the volunteer coordinator.

Project Access needs office help, volunteer nurses
Contact: Sherry Rahl
Phone: 854-0544

First Need:
 
I am in need of office help volunteers. We need someone for Monday Tuesday and Thursday's 9am to 4pm. We could use them for a half or a whole day.
 
Items to help us with are:
 
Answering Phones
Printing / Copying
Filing
Helping Patients with Paperwork
Mailer Preparation
Follow Phone Calls to Patients to remind of Appointments
Light Office Cleaning
Data Entry
Typing of Documents
 

 
 Second Need: 
 
Nurses for our Health Assessments in the Community!
 
These are at dates set in advance by a month.
 
We check cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Glucose, & Hemoglobin.
 
Need them for 2 to 4 hours at the events we do in the community to help with these tests. Then we educate on the results to let them know their numbers and what they mean.
 

 


Bona Vista Needs help in Early Head Start classrooms Keys for Kids
Contact: Taylor Dicken
Phone: 765.457.8273
Email: tdicken@bonavista.org

Volunteers are needed to help in Keys for Kids Preschool classrooms with children ages 2-5 years old and in Early Head Start classrooms with children 6 weeks - 3 years old, Times are 7am - 6pm Monday - Friday.

Requirements include 18 years old, able to pass a criminal background check, test negative on a TB test.
Volunteers are needed to help in Early Head Start classrooms with children 6 weeks - 3 years old. 
Advocate for Livable Communities
Contact: Jennie Todd
Center on Aging and Community
Phone: 812.855.2164
Email: jeptodd@indiana.edu

Contact: Tymon Whitfield
United Way of Howard County
Phone: 765.457.6691
twhitfield@unitedwayhoco.org

Contact: Karen Altergott Roberts
Phone: 765.252.9615
karenar518@gmail.com


Making the community a better place!
We are looking for people to train to become advocates for change in our community to include everyone; people with disabilities, the elderly. How do we remove obstacles? How do we include everyone?

Training provides information on livability concepts and how to apply them in your community on mobility, housing, recreation, health, social, work, education, civic engagement. 

Training dates are April 20, 21, 27, 28 and May 3.
There are five sessions available that will meet for one day. 

Safe Refuge Center needs administrative help
The Safe Refuge Center needs volunteers to help at their shelter. Hours needed are 8am-2pm, 2pm-8pm and 8pm-8am, Monday - Sunday. 
Contact: Natoshia Maitland
Address: 2436 Baxter road apt#4
Kokomo, IN 46901
Phone: 765-271-4110

It's a new non-for-profit, that is geared to assist the community of Kokomo. This nonprofit will assist all populations but its main focus will be young adults from age 18-25yrs old. It will provide workshops, trainings, and educate the young people on different stages of life. It will aslo assist parents, case managers, guardians and others who need assistance with troubled teens. Safe Refuge will bridge the gape of everyday life events, and concerns for those who are in need of services.
The Excel Center needs vols for tutoring students
We currently need volunteers to tutor in math and english, mentoring and help in the childcare center.
Contact: Wendy Layden
Phone: 317.524.3642
Email: wlayden@excelcenter.org

The Excel Center of Kokomo is a tuition-free school for older youth and adults wanting to earn their high school equivalency diploma.
UW 2-1-1 looking for vols for special projects during disasters
United Way 2-1-1 is looking for volunteers for help Call Specialists with special projects during disasters. Volunteers have the option to assist with the 2-1-1 program's follow-up quality on a weekly basis.

Contact: Cheryl Graham
Phone: 765.457.4357
Email: cgraham@unitedwayhoco.org

United Way supports 2-1-1, a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
CASA seeks volunteers to advocate for children navigating the foster care system
Contact: Dominique Hayes
Phone: 765.454.5575

CASA advocates for abused and neglected children in Howard County. We have an average of 111 children who have been abused or neglected and are involved in the court system every year in Howard County. Many of these children are in foster care and have no voice in what happens to them without volunteers like you. We currently have a waiting list of children who need a CASA volunteer. We need at least 30 more volunteers to be able to give every child an advocate to help them through this traumatic and confusing time.