Archive for Monday, September 25, 2006

Meals on Wheels seeks route drivers

September 25, 2006


Program: Lawrence Meals on Wheels

Contact: 979-1440

The Lawrence Meals on Wheels program is in need of volunteer drivers to assist with meal delivery for several recently established delivery routes.

Volunteers deliver lunch to homebound community members who are elderly and/or disabled.

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.

Immediate volunteer needs

¢ Independence Inc. seeks a volunteer to help with lawn mowing and yard work on behalf of a woman with disabilities who lives near 15th Street and Haskell Avenue. Volunteer must supply a lawn mower. For more information, contact Susan Mikesic at 841-0333, ext. 208.

¢ The Kids Voting coalition seeks the assistance of community volunteers to offer students in kindergarten though 12th grade an authentic voting experience Nov. 7 at the polls.

Individual volunteers, as well as civic or business groups, are needed to help at Kids Voting tables before and after school at polling sites throughout Douglas County, including rural voting locations. Shifts last approximately two hours and may be scheduled at a voting location convenient to the volunteer. For more information or to register, contact Roger Hill Volunteer Center at 865-5030 or e-mail

¢ Douglas County Court Appointed Special Advocates plans training classes for new volunteers. Training will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays Oct. 5-Nov. 2. Volunteers must be 21 years or older, submit to background checks and be able to commit to at least one year of service. They also must have an interest in children, good social and writing skills, and the ability to be objective.

For an application, contact the office or see Applications must be received by Wednesday. Call 832-5172 or e-mail

¢ Lawrence Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers to help a visually impaired couple move a water bed, remove and replace carpeting, and then put the water bed back into place. Interested volunteers may contact Gwen at 832-0777.

¢ Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteers to serve as advocates, a newly established volunteer position within the organization. Advocates are community volunteers who wish to support the Big Brothers Big Sisters program but are not necessarily able to make the long commitment that is required to become a child's mentor. This program is designed for community members who have a spare hour or two a month. Call 843-7359 for more information.

- 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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