Archive for Monday, August 7, 2006

Kids Voting Coalition seeks help with polls

August 7, 2006


Event: The Kids Voting Coalition

Contact: 841-2345

The Kids Voting Coalition seeks the assistance of community volunteers to offer students kindergarten though 12 an authentic voting experience at the polls this Election Day, Nov. 7. Individual volunteers, as well as civic or business groups, are needed to help at Kids Voting tables before and after school at polling sites throughout Douglas County, including rural voting locations. Shifts last about two hours and may be scheduled at a voting location convenient to the volunteer. For more information, or to register, please contact Roger Hill Volunteer Center at 865-5030 or e-mail

Immediate volunteer needs

¢ Douglas County Senior Services seeks volunteers for its Friendly Visitor Program. Visitors meet with a homebound or elderly person for regular or periodic visits, provide transportation to and from appointments or occasional outings, and make regular or occasional telephone contact. For more information, contact Katie Glendening, community services program assistant, at 842-0543 or by e-mail at

¢ Lawrence Memorial Hospital seeks self-motivated, compassionate volunteers who are active and able to assist nursing units. Volunteers duties may include assisting patients with nonmedical needs such as watering flowers and plants in patient rooms and providing coffee and juice to visitors. They may assist staff by stocking supplies in patient areas, setting up rooms to be ready for new patients, transporting patients by wheelchair and delivering specimens to the lab. Shifts are available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information contact Allyson Leland, director of volunteer services, at 840-3141 or

¢ The Visions for Tomorrow class needs volunteers to assist with children's programming. The children's group may include children with a variety of special needs, including ADD/ADHD, autism, Tourette Syndrome and depressive, eating or anxiety disorders. Volunteers with interest or experience working with children with special needs and students in related areas of study are welcome. Volunteers must be willing to assist from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a series of eight Thursday sessions this fall. For more information, contact Charlotte Pessoni by e-mail at or by phone at 830-1778.

- For more volunteer opportunities, contact the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, a service of the United Way of Douglas County, 2518 Ridge Court, Room 200, at 865-5030 or Opportunities are also online at


prioress 11 years, 10 months ago

re: The Kids Voting Coalition

Good project; we've got to get people thinking early that voting is a necessity and not a luxury to be completed when one "has the time."

prioress 11 years, 10 months ago

A bit cynical, but you speak some truth in this matter. Most of the stuff the right wing wants to vote on is irrelevant to real governance. Kids are often shocked to discover how ugly politics can be. The country was founded in idealism and we need to get some of it back to save the union and our civil rights.

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