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Big Brothers Big Sisters needs volunteers

August 14, 2006

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Agency: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County

Contact: 843-7359

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County is looking for volunteers who want to make a difference in the life of a child. Volunteers spend 30 minutes to four hours once a week with a child, depending on the program in which they are enrolled. This opportunity is available to individuals, couples and families. Volunteers need to be at least 16 years old, pass background checks, go through a screening interview and be willing to commit to the program for a minimum of one year. For more information, go to www.mentoringmagic.org or call 843-7359.

Immediate volunteer needs

¢ Headquarters Counseling Center needs volunteers to distribute fliers for its upcoming fall training program. Interested volunteers should call 841-2345 or e-mail hqvc@lawrence.ks.us to learn more. The center will start information meetings for its upcoming fall training program from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Community Mercantile, 901 Iowa. Prospective volunteers should attend the meeting to learn more about the training and responsibilities of a Headquarters counselor. For more information, call 841-2345 or e-mail hqvc@lawrence.ks.us.

¢ The Kids Voting Coalition seeks the assistance of community volunteers to offer students in kindergarten though 12th grade an authentic voting experience on 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 approximately two hours and may be scheduled at a convenient voting location. For more information, or to register, please contact the Roger Hill Volunteer Center at 865-5030 or e-mail info@rhvc.org.

¢ Visions for Tomorrow needs volunteers to assist with children's programming for the Visions for Tomorrow class. The children's group may include children with a variety of special needs, including ADD/ADHD, autism, Tourette's 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 at cpessoni@bertnash.org or 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 info@rhvc.org. Opportunities are also online at www.rhvc.org.

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