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Medical Reserve Corps recruiting members

January 17, 2006

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Agency: The Douglas County Medical Reserve Corps

Contact: Jenny McKee 843-3060

The Douglas County Medical Reserve Corps seeks volunteers from all fields willing to help in a public health emergency situation. Volunteers serve during nonemergency times as educators on healthy living issues and activate in response to public health emergencies and community disasters. An orientation for new volunteers will be Thursday. Interested volunteers should contact Jenny McKee, MRC Planner, at 843-3060 or by e-mail at mrc@ ldchd.lawrence.ks.us.

Immediate needs

¢ Headquarters Counseling Center will begin holding informational meetings for its upcoming spring training session from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Community Mercantile, 901 Iowa. Prospective volunteers should attend the informational meeting to learn more about the training and responsibilities of a Headquarters counselor. For more information, contact Tami Clark, volunteer coordinator, at 841-9900 or by e-mail at hqvc@lawrence.ks.us.

¢ Ballard Community Center seeks a volunteer to assist with food pantry coordination and organization during February and March. He or she will work two hours weekly, at a time convenient for the volunteer and agency, to organize food donations for distribution to community members in need. The volunteer must be physically able to do the bending, carrying, and light lifting associated with the position. To volunteer or learn more about the position, contact Paul Hunt, human services director, at 842-0729 or by e-mail at paulbcc@ballardcenter.org

¢ The ICAN Friendly Visitors program seeks volunteers to donate freshly baked pies or loan quilts for display at the ninth annual Pie Sale and Quilt Show next month to benefit the program. If you are interested in displaying a quilt or donating a homemade pie, contact Barbara Katz Ndao at 749-2005 or by e-mail at interfaithcaringneighbors@yahoo.com.

- 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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