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2008 - 2009 Academic Year
Date Activities Time/Location
Sept 4, 2008
Volunteer Fair Union, 2nd Floor
Sept 10, 2008
Red Cross Blood Drive Union, Lahman Room
Sept 24, 2008
Camp Mack Service Activity Camp Mack
Oct 30, 2008
Pumpkin Painting with community kids Manchester University
Nov 15-22, 2008 Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Manchester University
Nov 15, 2008 DTC*: Soup Kitchen TBA
Nov 17, 2008 H&H Week: Stapling Bags TBA
Nov 18, 2008 H&H Week: Hunger Banquet TBA
Nov 20, 2008 H&H Week: Distributing Bags TBA
Nov 22, 2008 H&H Week: Collecting Food Bag donations in community North Manchester
Dec 6, 2008 DTC*: Decorating Beaman Home for Holidays Warsaw, IN
Dec 10, 2008
Red Cross Blood Drive Manchester University
Feb 10, 2009
Red Cross Blood Drive

Manchester University

Feb 21, 2009 DTC*: Cleaning at YMCA

Wabash, IN

*DTC - Discovering the Community

Office of Volunteer Services - Newsletter
Want to get involved in the community? Want to make a difference? Need volunteer hours for a class?
Get started now!!!!

Volunteers Wanted!!

February DTC: Help the YMCA prepare for an important event; Saturday, February 21st; Wabash (transportation provided)

Ongoing Opportunities:
Indiana Reading Corps--tutor or read to children. Contact Carole Miller-Patrick for more information (CMMiller_manchester.edu@spartans.manchester.edu).
Learn More Center/Town Life Center--adult tutoring and other tasks. Contact Drema Drudge (982-6138 or drema@learnmorecenter.org).
Girl Scouts--lead or help with a troop. Contact Rachael Caslow (260-422-3417 ext. 149 or rachael.caslow@gsnim.org)
Junior Achievement--teach basic accounting lessons to elementary students. Contact Dawn Horan (dawn.horan@ja.org).
Firehouse--help paint and repair this social spot. Contact OVS.
Partners in Learning--help children in after-school homework program. Tuesday--elementary school; Contact Kristen Schneider (KMSchneider@spartans.manchester.edu). Wednesday--middle school; Contact Ryan Adams (RSAdams@spartans.manchester.edu).
ARC of Wabash--events for individuals with mental or physical disabilities. Contact Ryan Adams (RSAdams@spartans.manchester.edu).
Vernon Manor--give much needed attention and friendship to children with mental disabilities at this Wabash children's home. Contact Brooke Buzbee (260-563-8438).
Timbercrest/Peabody Retirement Communities--Adopt-a-grandparent, play cards, and visit at your convenience. Contact 982-2118 for Timbercrest or 982-8616 for Peabody.
Beaman Home--be women’s advocates, help with transportation, be child advocates, provide child care, help with fundraising, maintenance, special events, and facility needs. Contact OVS.
Food Pantry--shelf and sort food. Contact Rowena Greer (982-2325).
Habitat for Humanity--help build houses for families in-need; this year's Spring Break trip to Meridian Mississippi. Contact Brad Yoder (982-5366 or BLYoder@manchester.edu).
Big Brothers Big Sisters--be a mentor to a child and have a real impact on his or her life. Contact OVS.
On campus, we also have a few opportunities: Project Clean Plate, Knitting Baby Caps for Save the Children, Making Blankets for Project Linus, tutoring by homework hotline...Please contact OVS if you are interested in these projects.

If you ever have any questions about volunteer opportunities, please feel free to contact the Manchester University Office of Volunteer Services: ovs@manchester.edu.
General Office Hours
Monday: 9-11am; 1-5 pm


8 am-3 pm; 4-5 pm
Wednesday: 9-11 am; 1-6 pm
Thursday: 9 am-5 pm
Friday: 9 am-5 pm
OVS Directors' Office Hours
Erin Cartwright: M 2-3 pm; W/F 2-3:30 pm; T/Th 1-3 pm
Alyson Edwards: MWF: 9-11 am
Katie Garrett: By Instant Message Only (AIM)
MF: 4:15-
W: 2-4pm
T/Th: 8-9pm
Brittany Oliver: T 4-5 pm; W 12-1 pm; Th 12-1 and 2-5 pm; F 11:45 am-12:45 pm