Archive for Monday, November 13, 2006

Salvation Army needs holiday assistance

November 13, 2006


Agency: The Salvation Army

Contact: Susan Dalberg or Donnie Hornberger, 843-4188

The Salvation Army seeks volunteers to assist with a variety of programs this holiday season. Volunteers are needed to accept and process applications for holiday assistance programs, pack and distribute Thanksgiving boxes, sort and prepare gifts for the Toys for Tots holiday toy shop and ring bells at local businesses to raise funds for the Salvation Army.

Individuals as well as civic or business groups are needed to support these programs.

To volunteer, contact Susan Dalberg at 843-4188 ext. 105 or or Donnie Hornberger at 843-4188 ext. 102 or

Immediate volunteer needs

¢ Brandon Woods seeks organizations of 10-12 members to assist to decorate trees for the holidays.

Volunteer groups will work Sunday to decorate the facility and trees for the enjoyment of Brandon Woods residents.

Interested organizations should contact Carol Kellogg at 838-8000 ext. 22105 or to volunteer.

¢ Lawrence Arts Center needs volunteers for the Children's Holiday Shop, which will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 9.

Volunteers will work as "elves" to accompany the children into the shop and help them choose their gifts.

Volunteers also are needed to wrap gifts for the children after they have been purchased. Additional volunteers are needed to support the project by directing guests to the appropriate stations of the shop.

To volunteer, contact Noelle Uhler at the arts center, 843-2787 or lacdev@sunflower

¢ Lawrence Community Theatre will need volunteers for the upcoming "Seussical, the Musical" production, which opens Friday and runs through Dec. 10. The theater anticipates higher need for volunteers during the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Volunteers are needed to serve as house manager, ushers, refreshment bar staff and box office staff. Volunteers also may assist by delivering baked goods such as cookies or brownies prior to the show.

¢ The Wednesdays at Liberty Hall program seeks energetic volunteers to assist with programs serving junior high students from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays in downtown Lawrence.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions, including greeting students as they enter, assisting students with fun and educational projects or events, promoting events downtown, and planning and coordinating programs. This is an excellent position for creative, positive and enthusiastic adults and college students. Volunteers must be available on a regular basis to assist with programs.

For more information, contact Mary Olive Thompson at maryolivethompson@sunflower

¢ Operation WildLife provides care and refuge to displaced and injured animals. The organization has openings for volunteers who can work daytime hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays. The new volunteer orientation session will be Thursday .

For more information, contact Jamie Stoughton, volunteer coordinator, at (913) 908-4252 or

- 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


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