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Volunteer Opportunities

in and around wells county

 

Alive and Well - 650 N. Main Street, Wendy Bailey, wendy@aliveandwellteens.com, (855) 425-4832

Sorting and packaging supplies and prizes, preparing teaching kits, stuffing and addressing envelopes, answering phone calls

 

BIGJAWs Youth for Christ - Contact Annie Kable or info@bigjawsyfc.org (260) 824-1330

Be a Campus Life Mentor and Introduce kids to Jesus: Join our movement of volunteers who are passionate about introducing 11-19-year-olds to Jesus. We’re looking for anyone who is willing to listen well, be themselves, and be present in a young person’s life. There are numerous volunteer opportunities across our five counties. Fill out our volunteer form to find an opportunity near you: https://bigjawsyfc.org/join/

Bluffton NOW! - Audry Dudley, 260-824-0510 x5 or blufftonnow@gmail.com 

Help out at our Summer Concert Series or at the Parlor City Market that takes place Saturday mornings June through September. These activities help increase foot traffic and awareness to our downtown.

Bluffton Parks and Recreation - 128 E Market Bluffton, IN 46714 parks@blufftonindiana.gov  824-6069

The Bluffton Parks Department offers a variety of special events, classes, races, and activities each month.  Event volunteers are needed to help with race monitoring, serving refreshments, taking photos, operating simple games, etc.  We always need help tending flowers, pulling weeds, and cleaning the parks and along the trails.  If you have a special talent you would like to teach others, let us know, and we can work with you to schedule a class.   

Boys & Girls Club - 1410 S. Wayne St. Bluffton- Vicki Bell- 824-5070

Work with children on their homework assignments (4:30 pm-5 pm M-Th)

Camp Watcha Wanna-Do - Fort Wayne- Jennyfer Balkema or info.cwwd@gmail.com- 260-609-3155

Art Barn, assist with skills classes, provide support at evening programs and other activities, help serve meals, and misc. administrative tasks

Caylor-Nickel Foundation Family YMCA - 550 W. Dustman Rd. Bluffton- 260-565-9622

Youth Sport Coaches & Assistant Coaches (sport varies throughout the year), contact Landon Harris, Sports Director

Christian Care Retirement Community - 720 E. Dustman Rd. Bluffton- Betty Lough- 565-3000

Help with activities, wheelchair rides, Bingo

Community Care Thrift Store - 117 S. Main St.  Bluffton- Edna Bassett or Lesa Asher- 260-353-1004

Store open hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-2. 
Duties - Sort new donations, hang clothing, place shelf ready items on store shelves, greet donors who drop off new donations, empty outside donation bins, help customers load or unload items, and light housekeeping

Family Centered Services - 1515 N. Sutton Circle Dr. Bluffton- Paige Hamilton (phamilton@fcs-inc.net)- 260-824-8574

Closet Program

Forgotten Children Worldwide - 650 N Main, Bluffton, Carla Baumgartner 260.353.1580 or 

carla@forgottenchildren.org

Packing clothing, maintenance, receptionist, stuffing envelopes, orphan advocate, etc.

Friends of Ouabache State Parkfriendsofouabache@gmail.com  or call the park office. 824-0926  

Offers volunteer opportunities in a variety of ways. We say if you want to help we’ve got a job for you. 

Helping Hands - 115 E. Dustman Road, Suite B, Bluffton

Contact Erin Claghorn: 260-227-8442 / erin@helpinghandscpc.org

Client Advocacy, children's classroom helper during evening programming, prepare a meal for evening programming, cleaning, organizing, fundraising events, daytime administrative tasks, help with mass mailings.

Turnstone - Fort Wayne, Beth Moody-260-483-2100

Registration table, score table, concessions, and cleanup for basketball and hockey tournaments

Wells County 4H Park - 1240 4H Park Dr. Bluffton- Jeni or look for Facebook Page posts

(Spring) Help clean up the park (pick up sticks, leaves etc.)

(Fall)-Pancake booth, Backpack Program-donating food and supplies, help pack food bags on weekday evenings, Masters Gardeners-community garden.

Wells County Chamber of Commerce - Erin Prible, 211 W. Water Street, 824-0510 ext. 2

Volunteers needed intermittently to help with special events and marketing.

Wells County Friends of the Shelter - Tammy Schaffer, 260-273-1821 or Patti Langel, 260-820-1224

Assist with events like Paws and Claus, Parlor City Christmas, Boo in Bluffton, spay/neuter clinics at Bluffton Animal Clinic, and pet food distribution.

Wells County Library - 200 W. Washington St. Bluffton- Sarah MacNeill or fill out application at

https://wellscolibrary.org

Help at special events or volunteering weekly at one of our branches, organize books, clean toys and books, sort donations, assist with event set-up, prep program crafts, scan genealogy materials, work on the library scrapbook, and more.

                                                

Wells County Recycling Center - 702 W. Wabash St. Bluffton- Steve Day- 824-4828

Sort recycling

                      

Others:

Your high school or college!

Your church/church camps!

Nursing homes!

Youth sport teams!

Hospitals!

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