Archive for Monday, October 30, 2006

After-school teen program seeks volunteers

October 30, 2006

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Agency: Wednesdays at Liberty Hall

Contact: Mary Olive Thompson, maryolivethompson@sunflower.com

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. Volunteers must be available on a regular basis to assist with programs. For more information, contact Mary Olive Thompson at maryolive

thompson@sunflower.com.

Immediate volunteer needs

¢ Brandon Woods seeks organizations of 10 to 12 members to decorate trees for the holidays. Volunteer groups will work Nov. 19 to decorate the facility and trees for Brandon Woods residents. Organizations may contact Carol Kellogg at 838-8000 ext. 22105 or kelloggcarol@brandonwoods.com to volunteer.

¢ Operation WildLife provides care and refuge to displaced and injured animals. The organization seeks volunteers for the fall who can work daytime hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays. Orientation sessions will be Nov. 11 and Nov. 16. For more information contact Jamie Stoughton, volunteer coordinator, at (913) 908-4252 or owlvolunteer@yahoo.com.

¢ Lawrence Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers to assist with routes during Thanksgiving and the winter holidays when many regular route drivers are out of town. Volunteers deliver lunch to homebound community members who are elderly and/or disabled.

Substitute driver positions are available each day of the week. Route delivery takes approximately 45 minutes. For more information, call the Meals on Wheels office at 979-1440.

¢ Ballard Community Services and Penn House seek volunteers to assist with the My Sister's Closet program designed to help women in the community as they re-enter the workforce by providing suitable clothing for work and interviews. Volunteers are needed to sort and organize clothes for a couple of hours each week. Contact Julie Gary at 766-5646 or juliemt@ku.edu.

- 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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