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Archive for Monday, December 31, 2007

Volunteers sought for variety of tasks

December 31, 2007

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Agency: Meals on Wheels

Contact: 830-8844

Meals on Wheels is in need of drivers to deliver meals to elderly and home-bound community members.

Immediate volunteer needs

¢ The Social Service League is in need of donations of coats, blankets, boots and other winter weather clothing. Volunteers are also needed to help organize and sort donations.

To volunteer, please contact Jean Ann Pike at 843-5414 or stop by the League at 905 R.I.

¢ The Jubilee Cafe serves breakfast to in-need members of the community in a restaurant-style environment and seeks volunteers to prepare, serve and help with meal clean-up.

The program runs from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. each Tuesday and Friday morning at First Methodist Church at 946 Vt.

Please e-mail Bryan or Hilary at jubilee@ku.edu for more information.

¢ Lawrence Memorial Hospital needs volunteers for various positions.

LMH South is seeking a reception volunteer on Thursday afternoons. The main hospital is looking for customer service-oriented people who can give a three- to six-month commitment for three to four hours a week as an escort volunteer to transport patients, make deliveries and run errands. Volunteers are also needed Wednesdays in the second medical unit to stock supplies in kitchen and alcoves, wipe down wheelchairs and assist visitors and patients. For more information, please contact Allyson Leland at 840-3141 or allyson.leland@LMH.org.

For more volunteer opportunities, contact Tracie Massey or Rachael Perry at the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, a service of the United Way of Douglas County, at 865-5030 or volunteer@rhvc.org. Opportunities are also online at www.rhvc.org.

For more volunteer opportunities, contact Tracie Massey or Rachael Perry at the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, a service of the United Way of Douglas County, at 865-5030 or volunteer@rhvc.org. Opportunities are also online at www.rhvc.org.

Comments

Ragingbear 6 years, 8 months ago

Why is it that a visit to the hospital cost us $1200 for a splinter removal and they STILL need volunteer receptionist?

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Tandava 6 years, 8 months ago

Meals on Wheels is ALWAYS in sore need of volunteers, a situation almost entirely due to poor volunteer recruitment and other "policies" of the Director.

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Ragingbear 6 years, 8 months ago

I wasn't talking about Meals on Wheels. I was talking about LMH.

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Dixie Jones 6 years, 8 months ago

ragingbear if your paying to have a splinter taken out,,, im gonna give ya my address i will only charge ya 600.00 to take it out.....lol... and as for the meals on wheels if i didnt have a job i would vol for MOW they are the most wonderful org put on this earth my mother did not want to receive thoes meals .. you know she was NOT a senior..yeah at 75 .. anyway it was so nice to know she had a hot meal, someone to check see on her, such wonderful people. if you do not have a job or have days off you could vol please do so.

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Wilbur_Nether 6 years, 8 months ago

Ragingbear, Tandava wasn't responding to your post but was instead responding to another section of the article.

Further, Tandava is something of a one-note instrument on this topic, and seems to have some personal axe to grind. Check out Tandava's 7:10 a.m. post at http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2007/aug/09/meals_wheels_looking_fill_spots_left_lack_voluntee/#c398977 and 9:07 a.m. post at http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2007/mar/30/meals_wheels_drivers_needed_serve_record_number_cl/#c322501.

This one isn't about you; you just stumbled into Tandava's personal vendetta against Kim Cullis.

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Tandava 6 years, 8 months ago

Actually, I do not have a "personal vendetta" against the Meals on Wheels Director. Anyone working for a volunteer agency is great and should be applauded. I am critical of the job she is doing, however, because her policies of getting volunteers are in vast need of improvement. She takes on many unreliable drivers, or part-time drivers (such as KU students who leave town during holidays and breaks), which (a) is a downward spiral of difficulty, and (b) puts an undue burden on the good substitute drivers and regular drivers. In mentioning this, I am simply hoping that Kim will wake up and do a better job. Furthermore, new volunteers need to know what they will be getting into. After Kim came on board, MANY long-time regular drivers quit (because of the way she started doing things). My criticism is intended to be positive. This issue is not personal, although I can see how someone might think it was (which is why I decided to explain further).

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