Agency: Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Address: 325 Maine
Contact number: 840-3141
LMH needs volunteers interested in being a part of the health care team in several areas. Volunteer positions include escorts, sitters, women's "TLC" volunteers, and lab or oncology support. Volunteers also are needed to assist with the "Play Hospital" education program for second-grade students. LMH South is also looking for reception and lab volunteers. Volunteers are asked to make a three- to six-month commitment for three to four hours a week. Volunteers with a wide array of interests are needed. For more information, call the LMH volunteer office at the number above or e-mail Alleland@LMH.org.
Immediate volunteer needs
- Volunteer counselors at Headquarters Counseling Center are available to talk to children and adults about any concern 24 hours every day. To keep providing these services, Headquarters needs additional volunteers and is offering two information sessions for interested people: at 7 p.m. today at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., and at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Community Mercantile, 901 Iowa. Thorough training to serve as a volunteer counselor is provided. To learn more, call the center at 841-2345.
- The Lawrence Arts Center Gallery Shop sells the artwork of local artists. The shop needs a volunteer from noon until 5 p.m. Saturdays to welcome shoppers, write receipts for purchases, run credit cards, make change and open and close the shop. Training will be provided. For more information, call Ann Dean at 843-2787.
- Watkins Community Museum of History needs volunteers in all areas, including greeters, gift shop helpers and assistants in research and archives. Volunteers will learn about local history in a pleasant environment and are asked to give at least two hours per week during museum hours Tuesday through Saturday. High school-aged volunteers are welcome. For more information, contact Patsy at 841-4109.
- The Bert Nash Mental Health Center's "Compeer Program" matches people who can use a concerned and caring friend with volunteers who can support someone as they get involved in the community again. Compeer friends are people receiving help at the Bert Nash Center who would benefit from supportive friendship. For more information, contact the Compeer coordinator, Julie Trowbridge, at 830-1858.