Archive for Monday, September 4, 2006

Volunteers needed to assist with class

September 4, 2006


Event: Visions for Tomorrow

Contact: Charlotte Pessoni, 830-177

The Visions for Tomorrow class needs volunteers to assist with children's programming. The children's group may include children with a variety of special needs, including ADD/ ADHD, autism, Tourette 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 by e-mail at or by phone at 830-1778.

Immediate volunteer needs

¢ Lawrence Memorial Hospital is looking for volunteers with good customer service skills. Volunteers must be willing to make a three- to six-month commitment for three to four hours each week to provide service to patients, visitors, fellow volunteers and staff members. Volunteers are needed in the surgery waiting room, oncology clinic, nursing unit, LMH South reception and other hospital departments. For more information, contact Allyson Leland, volunteer coordinator, at 840-3141 or

¢ Douglas County Senior Services' Coupons for Caring program seeks a group of three to five volunteers to work each Friday morning to attach coupons to products at Dillons, 3000 W. Sixth St. This program provides funding for the Lawrence Senior Center.

The center also is in need of volunteer drivers for the senior meals program. Volunteer drivers are needed each day of the week to deliver meals to eight to 10 seniors in approximately one hour. For more information about these programs, contact the center at 842-0543.

¢ Success by 6 Coalition of Douglas County seeks a volunteer to assist in registering volunteers for the upcoming Infant Mental Health Conference. The volunteer will register guests as they enter the conference for approximately one hour Friday. To register, contact Rich Minder at Success by 6 at 842-8719 or

¢ Roger Hill Volunteer Center seeks an AmeriCorps member for service during the 2006-2007 program year. The member will assist the center with ongoing programs including volunteer recruitment and outreach, youth volunteerism, disaster volunteer preparation and communitywide days of service. The program provides members with a living stipend of $10,900 for the program year, medical and dental benefits and a $4,725 education stipend upon completion of 1,700 hours of service. Contact the center at 865-5030 or for more information.

¢ Operation WildLife provides care and refuge to displaced and injured animals. The organization has openings in the fall for volunteers who can work daytime hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays. For more information, contact Jamie Stoughton, volunteer coordinator, at (913) 908-4252 or

- For more volunteer opportunities, contact 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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