Archive for Monday, May 15, 2006

Medical clinic seeks experienced health volunteers

May 15, 2006

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J-W Staff Reports

Event: The Heartland Medical Clinic

Contact: Pat, 843-1758

The Heartland Medical Clinic, a family practice and urgent care facility for underinsured patients, is looking for experienced medical professionals who can volunteer a full or half-day each week. A positive attitude and patience working with students is a must. The clinic can use lab technicians, medical assistants, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, X-ray technicians or sonographers. Individuals with medical clerical skills are also needed. For more information about Heartland Medical Clinic, or to volunteer, please contact Pat at 841-7297 during the day, or 843-1758 evenings.

Immediate volunteer needs

¢ Douglas County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) seeks volunteers for an upcoming training class. CASA volunteers are trained to advocate for children who have been abused or neglected and are under protection of the juvenile court. They are appointed by the judge to meet regularly with the child, review records, and talk to everyone involved in the child's case. They monitor the situation so the child remains safe until a permanent resolution is reached and make recommendations to the judge to promote the child's best interests. Training for new volunteers will take place Tuesday evenings from June 15 to July 13. Prospective volunteers must be 21 years or older, have an interest in children, have good social skills, good writing skills, have the ability to be objective, submit to background checks and be able to commit to a minimum of one year of service. Interested volunteers should visit the CASA Web site, www.orgsites.com/ks/douglascountycasa, to download an application or contact the office for an application. To be considered for this training session, applications must be received by the office no later than June 7, 2006. Please call 785-832-5172 or email casa@douglas-county.com.

¢ Trinity In-Home Care seeks a volunteer to work with a Lawrence man who is legally blind. Commitment is from two to four hours per week, time and day are flexible. Duties include reading, meal preparation using the stove, sorting clothing, and providing transportation. Interested individuals may contact Kelly at 842-3159 or kelly@trinityinhomecare.com.

¢ The Lawrence Arts Center is now recruiting volunteers to assist with its summer youth art education classes. Opportunities to share art skills, including ceramics, painting, photography and more, occur weekday mornings and afternoons during the summer months. Artistic expertise is not required. For more information, contact Laura Rose at 843-2787.

¢ Lawrence Public Library is looking for volunteers ages 13 to 18 to work at the library this summer. Jobs include assisting with children's programming, cleaning books and other miscellaneous tasks. Interested teens should attend one of the meetings at the library at 7 p.m. Thursday or 1 p.m. Saturday. For more information contact Maria Butler at 843-3833, ext. 123, or mbutler@lawrence.lib.ks.us.

¢ Van Go Mobile Arts will host its annual What Floats Your Boat? fundraiser and seeks volunteers to assist with creation of invitations and to work on the day of the event. All volunteers are invited to an invitation coloring party from noon to 5 p.m. Friday. Please register in advance by calling 842-3797. On June 17th, the day of the fundraiser, volunteers are needed to help tear down tables and chairs beginning at 10 p.m. Volunteers will receive free tickets to the WFYB event including food, drinks, and dancing to the band $ellout. Interested volunteers must be 21 or over and can visit www.van-go.org for more info. Please call 842-3797 to volunteer at this event.

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