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Archive for Monday, August 19, 2002

Volunteers needed to teach 4-year-olds

August 19, 2002

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Agency: Baldwin School District YES Program

Address: 316 E. 900 Road, Baldwin 66006

Contact Person: Heather Wallsmith, (785) 594-3081

The YES Program needs two or three volunteers to work with at-risk 4-year-olds Monday through Friday. Morning sessions last from 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., and afternoon sessions run from 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. People who have experience with young children are preferred.

Volunteers would act as teacher's aides and work with children on language and reading skills, physical education, art and music. Aides also work with children on computers and take them to the library.

To volunteer, call Heather Wallsmith at the number above, or you can send e-mail to hwallsmith@usd348.com.

Last week's results

The Roger Hill Volunteer Center received seven calls for people volunteering for the Day of Caring, Sept. 14. There are 100 service projects involving a variety of tasks, so more volunteers are needed. Call the Volunteer Center at 865-5030 to help out.

Immediate volunteer needs

Small World, a nonprofit organization that helps international women and children in the community learn or improve their English-speaking skills and adapt to the community, needs volunteers for the fall program that begins Sept. 10. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and coincide with Kansas University semesters and breaks. An orientation is scheduled for Sept. 3 and 5. Volunteers can help with child care, art and graphic design, teaching, tutoring, cooking, public relations or clerical work. Contact Kathy Mulinazzi at 841-3645.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for special people to match with special children. Individuals and family volunteers are welcome. A small amount of time each week makes a big difference. Contact John Noel at 843-7359.

Campfire USA is looking for one or two volunteers who would like to lead a campfire club one afternoon a week after school at Woodlawn School. Training provided. Contact Steve Halbet at the Topeka office at (785) 272-0601.

Ballard Community Center needs volunteers to weed two playgrounds before putting down mulch. Call Chip or Dianne at 842-0729 to help.

USD 497's 21st Century Learning Centers need volunteers for its after-school programs at elementary schools in Lawrence. Contact Susan Butterfield at 832-5008 Ext. 657.

Help fight hunger in Lawrence by staffing the food pantry at the Pelathe Center. Call Todd at 841-7202.

For more information on these and other volunteer opportunities, contact the Roger Hill Volunteer Center at 865-5030 or on the Web at www.rhvc.org.

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