Lawrence and Douglas County

Lawrence and Douglas county

OWL searching for volunteer caretakers

September 26, 2005


Agency: Operation WildLife

Contact: Diane Johnson, 542-3625

Operation WildLife seeks volunteer wildlife caretakers. The organization provides rehabilitation services to injured or orphaned wild animals, as well as wildlife education programs. Volunteers are responsible for cage cleaning, dietary preparation, physical therapy, administering medications, habitat setup and general housekeeping duties. OWL has approximately 22 resident animals that are used for public education and foster parent duties. Interested volunteers must first complete an online application form, which is available at

Immediate volunteer needs

¢ GaDuGi SafeCenter seeks compassionate female and male volunteer advocates to be trained to provide 24-hour crisis intervention to victim-survivors of sexual violence, as well as support to their friends, families and partners. Established in 1972, GaDuGi SafeCenter is committed to working together with the community toward the common goal of ending all forms of sexual violence. In addition to providing direct services to victim-survivors, volunteer advocates may also assist with community education and outreach programming and services. Extensive training is provided and will begin in October. For more information or to request an application, contact Jerilyn Smith at 843-8985 or

¢ The Hidden Valley Committee, a local Girl Scout support group, is looking for a certified public accountant or person with strong bookkeeping skills to perform an informal audit of the board's books for the last three fiscal years. This is a one-time volunteer position. The estimated time commitment is six to 10 hours. Contact Jeannie McClure at 842-8968 or if you are interested in volunteering.

¢ ICaN Friendly Visitors seeks individuals who are interested in serving as members of their advisory council. The council meets the first Tuesday of every month and members serve a two-year term. ICaN is an interfaith volunteer effort to provide informal, nonmedical support services to older adults in the Lawrence area, helping them maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life. For more information, contact Barbara Katz Ndao at 749-2005.


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