Volunteer to become part of St. Joseph Art Fair

Published 3:04 am Tuesday, May 31, 2005

By Staff
One of the nation's premier art fairs, happens right on the bluff in St. Joseph. The town will be jumping from Friday to Sunday, July 8-10. You can be part of the action by becoming a ST. JOSEPH ART FAIR volunteer. Requests include volunteers to help set up the Fair on Friday and tear down on Sunday night. If sales are your strength, then why not help sell bottles of water, t-shirts, and other items. Or you can work in the Food Court area - keeping the area clean and neat. If you have a few hours to volunteer that weekend or need more details, contact the Volunteer Center:
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS, BERRIEN COUNTY CHAPTER, reports that Berrien County residents utilize more blood products than are collected here. Here's your chance to change that! The next blood drive in this area are:
Tues., May 31 - Lakeshore Christian Church, 5565 Washington, St. Joseph noon-3:45
The Volunteer Center provides a BOARDBANK service that matches interested community members with local nonprofits that would like to expand their Boards of Directors. If you are an individual who would like to consider serving on a nonprofit board, or if you are a nonprofit seeking qualified board members, connect by calling the Volunteer Center.
ST. JOSEPH TODAY is kicking into high gear for the summer. The Welcome Center at the corner of Ship and State streets. will have staff on site, but would welcome additional help from volunteers to answer the phones or talk with visitors. Staffing support is especially needed in the evenings Monday through Friday from 6-9 p.m. and on the weekends from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. If you can volunteer for a few hours once a week or twice a month, your help would be welcomed! To connect, call the Volunteer Center.
THE NILES SENIOR CENTER on Bell Road conducts a food commodities distribution for eligible individuals on the 3rd Wednesday (8 a.m.-3 p.m.) of each quarter for the federal program and the 3rd Friday (noon-2:30 p.m. of each month for the local program. Volunteer commodities aides are invited to help pack food. If you can lift cartons and bags of groceries to put in seniors' vehicles, your help would be most welcome! On the Mondays following each distribution, volunteer drivers are invited to help deliver food to homebound seniors in the Senior Center van. To connect, call the Volunteer Center!
Do you and your family love the outdoors and the cool beauty of a wooded creek? If so, the BUCHANAN FRIENDS OF THE TRAIL would love to have you join them as they improve and beautify the McCoy Creek area in Buchanan. For more information on the next event when you can participate, call the Volunteer Center.
Do you enjoy sharing learning opportunities with children? If so, then this volunteer opportunity might appeal to your family. THE JAMMIN' SCIENCE AND ARTS CIRCUS will be held on Friday, July 22 from 1-4 p.m. outside the Salvation Army building in Benton Harbor.
Teen and adult volunteers are encouraged to assist with set-up, monitoring activities and clean-up. You'll even have some fun along the way! To connect, call the Volunteer Center.
Are you on your school's track or cross country team? Or do you just like to run for exercise? If you and your friends would like a group project in June that would culminate in a unique event on Saturday, June 18, then THE HUMAN RACE 2005 at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Center is just the thing!
The Human Race is an opportunity for individuals, families, groups, and businesses to support the local nonprofit or school of their choice by registering for the race and then collecting pledges for their participation in the event.
The event includes a 10K run, 1 5K run, a 5K walk and a One Mile, barrier-free, paved walk. Sponsored by the Volunteer Center, this event raises funds for nonprofits throughout southwest Michigan.
To receive a copy of the registration form, call the Volunteer Center. Join The Human Race!
Call the Volunteer Center of Southwest Michigan Niles at (269) 683-5464.